Sunday 13 November 2011

Christmas Alphabet - R for Rupert

Afternoon Folks

A quick post for now as I'm up to my ears in muck and bullets today ... well, okay, I exaggerate - but I do have rather a lot to do. I've three pairs of jeans/trousers to shorten - for a good reason too - I've lost so much weight they have dropped and our now too long :) Anyway, down to the business of this post - the next card in the Alphabet series.

This card has been made with a very big kid in mind. We, my brothers and sisters, are of the generation that grew up post-WWII and Rupert Bear was one of the annuals we all looked forward to receiving at Christmas. This particular topper is one of the few Christmas scenes, dated 1949, to feature on a cover - I was two and my younger brother was only one that year, aah :) Most of the materials came from a kit and, although it's not clear from the photograph, the topper is decoupaged and glittered up. The flower in the top right corner is made from the 'petals' from the yellow die-cut piece, which is a quarter cut from a die-cut from Crate Paper.

The base is Kraft card and the inside is decorated with the cartoon characters, including Rupert Bear.

The topper on the back is of the back cover of the same 1949 annual.

Materials list:
  • Cardstock: Docrafts Papermania 8x8 Kraft card blank
  • Paper & Toppers: The Wonderful World of Rupert from Create & Craft; Crate Paper Lillian Collection, Delight
  • Stamp: Papercraft Essentials free Polkadoodles stamp set; VersaMark; Stampendous Midnight Black EP
  • Sundries: Tim Holtz Black Soot ink pad, iridescent glitter, buttons, baker's twine & card candy from stash
 Right, I'm off to make friends with my sewing machine. Hope to be back later with another card in the series.

Hope you are all having a great weekend and happy crafting,


Di said...

Great card Elizabeth - memories! Ahem, and you've reminded me that I have a couple of pairs of chinos to shorten for Len. Not one of my fave jobs but a relief when they're done! Good luck :)) Di xx

Marie-Louise said...

Marvellous card Elizabeth - had forgotten about Rupert the Bear. Wish you would post your diet secrets as I have outgrown my clothes.

nessy said...

for many people rupert has great childhood memories ~gorgeous card inside and out!!
vanessa xx

coops said...

so beautiful elizabeth.i love the fabulous image and vintage colours ;D

xx coops xx