Friday, 26 September 2014

Two Cards for Rudolph Day

Evening Everyone,

No posts for days and then two in one day ... I'm nothing if not unpredictable :) It's Rudolph Day and I couldn't miss that, now could I?
Two festive cards made in record time. I tipped out the contents of the card scraps drawer and selected a good sized piece of dark brown for the star covered card and some card that was an experiment in sponging ink and stamping for the one with the penguin on it. I've been looking for an excuse to break open the pack of Sizzix Hero Arts Christmas Words and Dots embossing folders recently won in the draw over at Pixie's Snippets Playground ... this was it :)
I made the base of this card with a printed cardstock from Kanban, Kraft Stars. The white embossed panel has been inked with metallic ink, Docrafts Ink It Up Gold, before fixing it to the dark brown card. The embellishments are gold edged satin ribbon and gold glittery stars, Studio Calico stickers.
For this card I've used an A6 white card base, topped it with the white Christmas Dots embossed card matted on to a piece of the inked and stamped experiment. The penguin is recycled, fussy cut from the front of a card received last Christmas. Some white glitter glue has provided a bit of bling on each of the embossed dots. The greeting is computer generated.

I'm entering both cards in to the following challenges:

Stamping For Pleasure's Rudolph Day - September 2014 ... two cards as requested, Sarn :)
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 143 ... the snippets are the brown and the the inked and stamped experiment used for matting
CHNC Challenge 195: 20 minutes or less ... both cards were made in less than 20 minutes once I'd got all the materials together
and not forgetting:

I don't want to start a panic but did you know there is only 91 days to Christmas? That's just 13 weeks altogether ... in fact, only 2 more Rudolph Days. Time, for those who haven't already done so, to think seriously about making Christmas cards. I certainly have a bit of catching up to do to avoid a last minute rush!  

Take care and thanks for popping in.

Happy Crafting,


Jackie said...

Two lovely cards Elizabeth, isn't it amazing what we can find in our scrap boxes :o)
Jackie xx

Di said...

Oh these are super Elizabeth! Who would fail to adore the penguin! And I love that your used the embossing folders - great idea to add glitter to the snowflakes on the penguin backing - and the words card is wonderful too!

Hugs, Di xx

Sarn said...

TWO terrific festive cards here Elizabeth. Well done for using up some snippets and doing a bit or recycling too. Champion.

Thanks for joining in with Rudolph Day.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Jean said...

Two super Rudolph Day cards Elizabeth. I think the first one is my favourite, I love the starry card and the embossing looks great.
Jean x

Sue - said...

Two super cards! I'm one of the ones doing some catching up!

Sandra H said...

Both cards are gorgeous Elizabeth x

Kathleen said...

Two fabulous cards the colours of the first card are such a lovely change for a Christmas card.
Love the multi coloured backing on the second card and a great re-cycled image.
Thank goodness I am not panicing, I have just about finished all my cards but do need to have a quick check this weekend.

Kath x

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

Darnell said...

Well, and there I was smiling and delighted by your post and your terrific Christmas cards, Elizabeth, and then you should have seen my shoulders slump when I got to the math bit regarding, you know. It's the 13 weeks that stabbed me in neck, knowing as I do how those Fridays whoosh past one straight after tother!! Have a great day making hay!! Hugs, Darnell

Sally H said...

Absolutely gorgeous Rudolf day cards, Elizabeth! I love them both

Linby said...

Two great cards, love the word embossing die, might need that! great recycling too.
I see you are on the countdown to Christmas!

Twinks Stamping said...

Two lovely embossed cards with the added cute penguin! xx Jan xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Gee thanks for the panic you brought on by your countdown to Christmas. EEK!

Your cards are great. I really love the fussy cut recycled penguin. He's a definite winner.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Just lovely Elizabeth too! Shaz.x