Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Penguins Celebrating Christmas - A Rudolph Day Card

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are all well and, for those of you in the UK, I hope you are escaping the worst of the floods. We've just been watching horrified while the TV news coverage has been on.

The weather is miserable enough here but nothing like as bad as you folks are having to endure.

On a more cheerful note, it's Rudolph Day over at Sandra's - you'll find her over on Stamping For Pleasure - so here is my card this month.

 Not much to this one, although I did decorate the base card using the bubble-wrap technique, i.e. rubbed the bubble-wrap over a VersaMark ink pad, random stamped the card with this and then brushed the inky dots with silver mica powder. Shame I covered most of it up with the topper but you can see a smidgen of it in the photo.

Materials used:
turquoise cardstock trimmed to create a 4"x4" tent-shaped card;
a piece of bubble-wrap, VersaMark and Craftynotions silver mica powder;
matting and layering consists of snippets of black cardstock and silver mirri card;
topper from LOTV's Cute Squares, Christmas Animals - Decorations;
Embellishments: iridescent glitter; 10" length of black/white stitched ribbon and a tiny piece of white embroidery silk.

This was a super quick make with the bonus of using up lots of snippets . However, it still hasn't emptied the snippet drawer ... there's still plenty there to work with :)

It's bedlinen-changing day at Casa Worthington ... the Boss has made her escape, she just hates the disruption!

The high winds that have been blowing through Ayr have caused quite a bit of damage to the climbers, the sweet peas are looking past their best - it's all looking like winter has arrived :(

Off to have another restorative cuppa.

Happy Crafting,


scrappymo! said...

Very pretty...I love the way you did the ribbon tied with the floss at the end...so nice!

Sarn said...

LOVE this LOTV image . . .I have the stamp version of it. Cute card Elizabeth. Thanks for sharing your background technique I can just a bit peeping out.

Thanks for joining in with my challenge.

Good luck in the draw.

Sarn xxx

MaryH said...

Such a cheerful card with these little cuties. Love the sparkly bit too. These little fellas are just so perky they made me smile
:-) :-) Great card & TFS

Bernie said...

Oh Elizabeth this is just lovely! Love all the sparkle on that sweet image.

Sandra H said...

Hi Elizabeth, This is lovely never heard of the bubble wrap technique sound brilliant though! the silver outline gives the impression its a frame and works really well with the topper another gorgeous creation and great for the challenge take care xx

coops said...

so gorgeous eliabeth.i love the adorable penguins and fab sparkle :D

xx coops xx

Kathleen said...

Well not heard of that technique before, very different.
Love the image and all the lovely sparkle.

Kath x

kokoclowie said...

Gorgeous!Missed UKPC Rudolph Day, will have to have a belated one ;-)
Karen xxx

Hettie said...

What a super dooper card you have made here Elizabeth. That igloo and the penguins are adorable. Love the idea of bubblewrap and pearl powder you have used. May I borrow it?
Thanks for your visit and glad you approve of what I have done with the stamp you kindly donated. Thank you! Hope you are keeping warm up there. Just been watching Annie Lennox go back to Braemar on Who do you think you are! Brrr!

Brenda said...

What a beautiful card! I love the cute little penquins and their cute little Christmas tree on their igloo, just too cute! Love the sparkles too, makes me feel the icy cold!