And a smashing Saturday to you all. Weatherwise, it's not too bad here - it's been raining so it's damp underfoot, there's a slight breeze but it's warm-ish, for the time of the year, and really quite pleasant.
It's a day late but I have a couple of cards to submit to Sarn's Rudolph Day October Challenge over at Stamping For Pleasure ... hopefully she will forgive my tardiness this month, it's due to circumstances outwith my control :)
Both cards feature papers from a very old Docrafts A5 paper pack, Penelope & Percy - possibly two years old! I'll start by apologising for the quality of the photos. Again! I'm still struggling without a decent lamp.
To make the card, all that's needed is a white card base, two sheets of the patterned paper from the pack, one featuring Percy, the other a coordinating check. I've cut the image of Percy and matted it on to a piece of smooth black card to create the topper then trimmed the rest to make the base layer.
The greeting (from a Molly Blooms Christmas stamp set) was stamped with VersaMark onto a scrap of black card and then heat embossed with Papermania's Seafoam White fine powder.
The decorations are Anita's bright red gems for the holly berries and light green gems in each corner.
Inside and back are decorated with strips of the check and a holly stamp from the Molly Blooms set, coloured with Memento Dual Markers - Bamboo Leaves & Lady Bug.
What was left of the first sheet of paper was trimmed to a square shape, then paper lace (Siesta Lace Border), snowflake pattern, was attached down the left side, before adhering it to a square black card base.
The greeting is an old stamp (Docrafts) that has been chopped up to form two separate words so that when stamping (with Archival Jet Black ink) I could fit the two words between the two puffin images on the paper.
For the finishing touch I've added glitter to the topper and also to the tops of the letters of the greeting ... this looks much more sparkly in real life ... and added tiny blue Anita's gems, mainly to the centre of each snowflake in the lace border, but also to the top left of topper and bottom right of card front.
The inside is decorated with strips of the second sheet of glittered paper and leftover scraps of the first sheet were trimmed down and added inside and back.
That's my Rudolph Day cards this month ... quick and simple cards that will be suitable for two of the mini people in the family.
The clocks go back tomorrow, so officially we are into winter and the clock on my mobile phone will, at last, be at the correct time until the clocks go forward in spring ... I forgot to change it when I should have and, by the time I realised this, we were well through summer!
I was up with the lark this morning ... an early morning wake-up call from Bonnie left me bright-eyed and bushy-tailed ... so I'm off for an early lunch now.
I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend wherever you are in the world :)
Take care and happy crafting,