Saturday, 25 May 2013

Rudolph Day Card for May

Evening Everyone,

I hope you have all been enjoying the same glorious sunshine as we have been here ... it's been an absolutely fabulous all day :)

We took a trip over to Dunelm Mill over in Kilmarnock, in search of fabric to make some cushion covers - an easy project to begin with on my new sewing machine. Returning, we hit traffic queues - everybody seem to heading to Dobbies, the massive garden centre near our house ... the sun comes out and it's time to garden :)

I did take a bit of time out from sewing to make this month's Rudolph Day card.
And just for a change it's an easel card. The base is a 4.5" square card with another 4.5" square of card for the topper. The stamping includes the same Christmas pudding as yesterday's card but instead of stamping and then colouring, it has been coloured with Memento Markers before stamping. For the the stamping that frames the topper, I found a 'candle' stamp that had lots of greenery around it, inked it up, avoiding the 'candle', and stamped around the edge. The greeting is from the same stamp set. It's finished off with Xmas Red Stickles on the 'berries'.
For the patterned paper, I stealed myself and used another sheet of my precious Christmas Emporium from Graphic 45 ... I'll be desolate when it's all gone :( It's layered on to some shiny green mirri card ... I have to confess that I'm not at all keen on mirri card but, as I know a lot of folk love it, I feel I have to include it in some of my cards, just occasionally. The stopper is simply another layer of mirri and patterned paper embellished with paper poinsettias and a domed brad.

Materials:

  • white 4.5" square card for base 
  • scraps of smooth white card for easel and topper 
  • green mirri card for matting and layering 
  • stamps from Christmas set from Let's Get Crafting, Issue 26 
  • Memento Markers - Bamboo Leaves, Lady Bug, Cantaloupe and Rich Cocoa 
  • Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium patterned paper 
  • embellishments - Stickles, Xmas Red; Wild Orchid Crafts small Poinsettias; brad - Docrafts, Papermania, A Silent Night

Sarn, over at Stamping For Pleasure, hosts a Rudolph Day challenge every month so this is one for her. If you haven't joined in yet but would like to give it a whirl - you have until the last day of the month to make a start on your Christmas cards. If you start now and join in with one card each month, you will have, at the very least, 7 cards before the big day :)

My plan for the rest of the evening is to get back to playing with testing out the sewing machine. There's a Lewis on too so it will be 'whodunnit while you sew' tonight :))

Another episode of Springwatch at Casa Worthington - I've just seen one of our starling fledgings take a dip in our birdbath, he must be feeling the heat too. He  clearly loved the experience but then found that he couldn't fly far at all with wet feathers and just made it to the deck railing in time. I'm going to miss them all when they've gone.

Okay, I'm off. Hope your weekend is going well thus far and that tomorrow will be another lovely day.

Happy crafting,

10 comments:

Kathleen said...

This is a stunning card, I just love it, the image and the sentiment look so delicate but very effective. Fab papers too.
Mirri card is a pain, effective but soon gets messed up, well it does with me anyway.

Kath x

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Elizabeth, the papers are beautiful :) Cathy x

scrappymo! said...

This is a really beautiful card Elizabeth! I love the idea of stamping around the edge...it is so effective!
That paper is gorgeous...I can see why you love it so much.
Off to check out your other posts...
I am trying to catch up on everyone now that we are finished up in the garden for a bit.
Just got home from the RV up at the lake and DH has unloaded a truckfull of new blast rock he collected up there...thank goodness that is a project he doesn't involve me in...while he finishes up on his rock edges, I can get some cards made...Goodness me!

Jackie said...

Yes thank you Elizabeth, we have the sun and warmth after a horrific, squally day on Friday. Alas it is set to come back tomorrow so let's enjoy what we've got while we can!
A beautiful card, I love the holly paper :o)
Jackie xx

May said...

Gorgeous card Elizabeth... Love the design & Beautiful papers...Have a happy Sunday.. Hugs May x x x

Marie-Louise said...

Gorgeous card Elizabeth. The paper is beautiful and marvellous little stamp.

Sandra H said...

Oh my best card layout Elizabeth your card is gorgeous....hope your enjoying this weekend and that your having lovely weather too! x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Hi Elizabeth . . . I'm playing catch-up as I wasn't on the computer much over the long weekend!

Love this pretty easel card with it's traditional colours.

Thanks for joining in.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Mrs A. said...

A gorgeous card and the mirror card does it justice. Hugs Mrs a.

Jean Straw said...

I love your pudding stamp and gorgeous holly backing paper.
Thank you for your comment on my blog.
Jean x