Monday, 25 June 2018

Monday AND Rudolph Day? Woo Hoo!

Morning readers,

Hope you all had a great weekend and were able to make the most of the gorgeous weather (here's hoping you also HAD gorgeous weather, like I did). Hubby was out all day Saturday (even got up and out by 07:30!!!) which left me free to do "schtuff" ...... since I was also up so early (the quieter he tried to be .....) I had four wash loads on the line by lunchtime and they were all dry early afternoon - yee haa, gotta love an empty linen basket. Feeling smugly self righteous I was able to avail  myself of the sunshine and finish my book.

Also made time for a little crafting, since it's RUDOLPH DAY today I thought I should go with a Christmas card - after all, it will be here before we know it and I DON'T want to get caught out by not having enough cards made! I don't usually use coloured card blanks, preferring white these days, but I had bought some for a card commission that didn't materialise. Don't feel sad for the lost commission or even the materials I bought for it ... after all, it was cream card blanks and card stock and also navy and grey cardstock - all fairly staple supplies and you can see all bar the grey cardstock deployed below ....

My card
The front and back of my card along with the front of my envelope
The light shows up my make like it's white but it's cream - the top photo is way closer in colour to real life!
 Materials used:
  • Cream A2/C6, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of 300gsm cream card cut to fit
  • One piece of 300gsm navy card, cut to mat
  • I had three Merry Christmas rub ons left in a pack so used them on the front and inside of my card along with the front of my envelope
  • MFT "swipe" and Bo Bunny stars stamped  using blue ink
  • Stardust stickles applied to the swipe and stars to "Christmas it up" a bit!
My Favorite Things DC-52 "Abstract Art", Bo Bunny 10105429 "To the point"
Making Memories 23360 Merry Christmas rub ons
Memento Paris dusk ink
I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Happy Little Stampers - June Christmas challenge - ANYTHING GOES + optional twist of JOY
  2. Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - challenge No. 391 - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES + optional twist of WASHI TAPE
  3. CASE this Sketch - challenge No. 277 - SKETCH .. see below
  4. Simply Less Is More - challenge No. 374 - BITS BOX - I had a pack of rub ons in my bits box for YEARS! - 2nd entry
  5. Scraps of Life - June's Rudolph Day - ANYTHING (Christmas) GOES


It was such a nice afternoon yesterday that we took a drive and ended up driving through here - anyone know where we were? Sorry about any reflections, they were all taken from the car


Lillianb said...

Great card Mate, and lovely pictures as you know I know where it is but will see if anyone else knows,


Sarn said...

Fabulously CAS Christmas card there mate.

Hmm, your pictures remind me of the Cotswolds, but that's quite a distance from you . . . so, no, I don't know where you visited. Looks lovely wherever it is!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Leigh Penner said...

Fabulous take on the sketch!

Kathyk said...

It's Castle Coombe


MaryH said...

Loved both colorways of these beautiful CAS cards. It's amazing how someone can take the simple graphic stamps and turn them into such stunners with some imagination (which is hard for ME to do!) It's great you had the supplies to hand, and knew just how to use them so wonderfully. I love both the cream and gray colorways. Enjoyed seeing the pictures of your drive through the countryside and that quaint village. Always love to see when the UK folks share pictures of the places visited. The roadways always seem so narrow (and they did to us when we were driving the lanes in Cornwall last June. Spoiled Americans, we are!) TFS & Hugs (ps - glad you are having some lovely weather too)

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A beautiful CAS card.

Sue xx

Pat said...

A beautiful card Kathy and a great combination of cream and navy, and love the little stars too. Wonderful photos of Castle Coombe too, so pretty. x

Kathleen said...

Super CAS card, great font and like the use of teh glitter.

Kath x

Linby said...

Great card and those MFT stamps look very useful.
I've only been there once many years ago, but your picks remind me of Castle Coombe.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful CAS designs and so gorgeous on both colors of card stock.

scrappymo! said...

Your card has a lovely fresh and modern feel. The blue and silvery white shimmery stamps on the cream card is quite striking! Great cards here.

Thanks for taking part in the June Rudolph Days Challenge.

LesleyG said...

great take on the sketch, and good you used up some stash. happy RD xxx

Bobby said...

This is an elegant CAS card, Kathy. Thanks for sharing it with us at Happy Little Stampers Christmas.

Whisper said...

Oooo what a fabby CAS card and thanks for joining us at June's Rudolph Days Challenge, Luv Sam x

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 391 - hope to see you again soon x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Great work Cathy, well always nice to cross off some cards for Christmas and surplus swatch too!
Hugs Shaz in Oz.x

BożenA said...

Excellent Christmas card. I love the deep blue color, it looks beautiful on a white card base.
Thank you for joining our challenge in HLS Xmas.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Simple CAS brilliance and can't believe you've gone Christmas with this challenge but it still counts and actually thinking about it I wouldn't mind just a teeny blast of icy cold just for an hour or so!!! Thanks for playing around in your bits box to join us at Less is More x

Izzy Scrap said...

A brillant CAS Christmas card, Kathy ! And you're right, it's never too soon to make Christmas card ! Also a fabulous way to use these rub ons right ? Thanks so much for sharing and for playing (a 2nd time) along at Less is More.

Neets B said...

I love this Christmas make, Kathy. I will, I will, I will make mine earlier this year! lol Love the swipe and how you've Christmas'd it up!
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More Anita x