Monday, 25 September 2017

Welcome to Monday, it's also RUDOLPH DAY!

Morning readers,

Hope you all enjoyed a tremendous weekend and are refreshed and ready to ... make Christmas cards, since it's Rudolph Day today. Here's mine for the challenge of "BAUBLES", set by a friend on a private blog I belong to.

My card, I like the idea of a singing ornament!
And a closer view of the image to show colouring and sparkle!
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope

Materials used:
  • 12.7cm square white, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to 11.5cm square
  • One piece of DCWV linen texture red card, cut to 12.2cm square
  • StampaBarbara (Caroling ornament 020306 - had for like EVER!)  snowman image and Penny Black sentiment (from the giving and receiving set) stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Inkadinkado sentiment (everywhere but the card front) stamped using Versafine satin red ink
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils used to add colour to the snowman bauble
  • Mod Podge gloss painted over the snowman and then, whilst wet, glamour dust liberally sprinkled, left for 30 minutes and then the excess shaken off, gives a lovely twinkle to a Christmas card. Felt good to use the glamour dust - seems to have been an age since I did and yet I do so love the effect

I'll be entering this for the following challenges:-
  1. Scraps of Life - September 25th challenge - ANYTHING (Christmas) GOES
  2. Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - challenge No. 352 - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES
  3. Penny Black - September challenge - GET READY FOR CHRISTMAS
  4. Hiding In My Craft Room - challenge No. 319 - ANY HOLIDAY

And now ... an ATC which uses stash I've had  as NBUS ...... since February of 2010!!! AT LAST!

Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippets of card in neon pink and white
  • Inkadinkado image (NBUS .....from 60-30099 Valentine/spring assortment mini set - in my stash since FEB 2010!!!) stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils used to colour  image and background
  • Woodware sentiment (FRS352 Fantasy Land set) stamped on to a snippet of white card using Memento tuxedo black and then "pounced" with Hero Arts neon pink ink
  • Masking a strip for the sentiment to be attached I sprayed Crafters Companion spray and shine over the ATC and, whilst wet, applied a liberal coating of glamour dust ... left it for a while, shook off the excess back in to the pot and then attached the sentiment before applying a sealant coat of spray and shine over the top ..... to stop any loose glitter floating about the place!

I'll be entering this for the following challenges:-
  1. DJKardKreations - NBUS challenge No. 12 - NEVER BEFORE USED STASH
  2. The Corrosive Challenge - September challenge - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Sweet Stamper - 23rd September challenge - Team Abi - CUTE AND CUDDLY ... go on, tell me a unicorn like this wouldn't be cute and cuddly!!!
Yesterday, I discovered that I won over at Pixie's Crafty Workshop this week, thanks so much Di



Lillianb said...

Great card and Atc Kathy,


SARN said...

Cor - I've never seen a singing bauble before. You are amazing! Great RD card.

Cute unicorn ATC too. Congrats on using some old NBUS!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Kathy,
Happy Rudolf Days.
Your card is so very wonderful, and I love your snowman singing stamped bauble.
The glitter on it looks so very lovely.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. GD

Jenny L said...

Hi Kathy,
sorry I was so in awe at your cards that I forgot to say.
Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. GD

scrappymo! said...

Too funny. This is a wonderful card. Your image is so fun.
Thanks for reminding me to link up at Darnells.That was why I used so many NBUS.

Thanks for taking part in the Sept Rudolph Days Challenge.

PS I loved to see the tip about protecting the glitter with that finishing spray. I am going to try it on a pair of kids ice skates that I am glittering in red glitter over the white leather. I will also change out the laces to fairly wide black chiffon ribbon. They will drape over a sled on my front porch over the Christmas Season. I will be glad to have that glitter protected.

Debs M said...

great makes and fab use of glamour dust! Well done on your win too x

Kathleen said...

Fabulous CAS card, super image and love the way you have placed the sentiment.
Super ACT too.

Kath x

Pat said...

Congratulations on your win over at Pixie's Playground Kathy and love your singing snowman bauble with the gorgeous glittery finish, and then the really cute unicorn and the perfect sentiment as the coating of spray and shine with the glamour dust trapped within looks great. x

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 352 – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for September - I'd love to see it there too x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love your sparkly snowman, such a great card.

Sue xx

Cara said...

Oh I do love your snowman ornament! He's fabulous. I think glamour dust is one of my most used items! Your ATC is so fun too, that woodware sentiment set is perfect x

Karen D. said...

super cute cards Kathy...the little snowman is so unique and I love all the details you added to make it such a fun holiday card.
xx Karen

Darnell said...

These are both so darling, Kathy! I love that sweet singing snowman and must try that trick with the Glamour Dust, which I bought last year (the year before??) and then forgot about! And your ATC is a hoot! I've heard, "slap my butt and call me a biscuit," but I've never heard yours and I love it!! Thank you so much for playing in NBUS Challenge #12 and congrats on the win at Pixie's! Hugs, Darnell

Miranda said...

Love your singing Snowman! Thanks for playing along at Hiding In My Craft Room! Miranda DT

LesleyG said...

Happy RD Kathy, love your sparkly singing snowman bauble! Xxx

Ellibelle said...

Two beautiful creations Kathy. Especially loving that snowman ornament stamp. The sparkles look amazing!
Thank you so much for sharing with us this month at Penny Black and More!

Sue - said...

Great fun image Kathy.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your cards are so cute.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

What an adorable card! Thank you for sharing your talent with us in the Sweet Stampin' Cute and Cuddly Challenge!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Aww, that is brilliant and your unicorn is adorable! Perfect for our 'Cute & Cuddly' challenge at Sweet Stampin' this week. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sweet Stampin'. A really brilliant entry. Come back and play again soon. Hugs, Wends xoxo Sweet Stampin' DT

Lidia R. said...

Lovely project! Congrats!
Thank you for playing with us at The Corrosive Challenge Blog !!!
Hope to see you again in the next challenge.
Lidia DT