Thursday, 25 April 2013

A Winter Scene for Rudolph Day & CHNC

Evening Folks

So between bouts of housework, tea drinking and eating, I did find time to make this quick and easy Christmas card to mark Rudolph Day and for this week's CHNC challenge.

I used a Christmas Canvas kit from Just Inklined for the topper (a challenge win from last year). The kit includes the white card base and envelope with two decoupage images on a page. The topper was easy to put together - I've added some iridescent glitter which is not too easy to see in the photos. You can just about see a glint here and there in this shot here.

The backing paper is one of the few remaining sheets from the Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium collection that I have been hoarding for long enough. The lattice band was made with Docrafts Papermania textured card in green, punched with Lattice Chain edger punch from EK Success. The Wild Orchid Crafts mini poinsettia and red satin bow are from stash.

I'm submitting the card to the following challenges:

Sarn's Rudolph Day April 2013 challenge over on Stamping for Pleasure

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 121 - red and green must be seen - and Hazel's extra challenge where each month the challenge is always 'anything goes' - CHNC Challenge Extra For April

Not a lot of snippets used on this card except, that is, for the green lattice band but that's enough to give me the excuse to pop over to Di's challenge - Pixies Crafty Snippets Playground - Week 69 - giving me the opportunity to see what's been happening in the playground while I've been gone :))

I astound myself sometimes - two cards made in one day! There's a few in the pipeline, already completed but for some reason or another not posted yet. I'll be scheduling them because I want to concentrate on scrapping over the weekend. Oh, and then there's the stamp cataloguing which has been sadly neglected of late ... must find an hour or two for that. It's all go in this department, as the EM is often heard to say :))

I hope you've all had a good day and enjoying your evening.

Happy Crafting,


Jean said...

I love the pretty snowy scene on your card Elizabeth and the lovely backing paper.
Jean x

kokoclowie said...

The backing paper really sets it off a treat! I think I may have that greeting stamp, bought it in Jan sale, cant wait to try it out now! I had to work today so no Rudolphing for me - maybe next month ;)
Karen xxx

Hazel said...

Very attractive, classy card, Elizbaeth - thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges - hope to see you again soon. x

Alison Scott said...

Great card, Elizabeth. You really have come back with a bang! ;-)

Marie-Louise said...

Marvellous card Elizabeth. Love the snow scene and the wonderful paper.

Carol L said...

This is so lovely with the glittery snow! Some lucky recipient will be very pleased to find this card in their mailbox during the holiday season!

Jackie said...

Beautiful card, it's time I got back to making Christmas cards! :o)
Jackie xx

Jules said...

Hi Elizabeth

Looks like you were well organised for Rudolph Day this month!!

I still need to pull my finger out in the Christmas card department!!

Hope you have a good day.

Love Jules xx

Juls said...

Fab Card!! Hugs Juls xxx

Sarn said...

Morning Elizabeth . . . WOW . . .what a gorgeous Rudolph Day card. Very pretty scene. Thanks for joining in again.

Sarn xxx

Di said...

Lovely card Elizabeth - and a snippet used is one less in the box, file or drawer! Stamp cataloguing is lagging here too - good job we aren't both running a marathon with all our little breaks and stops :)

Hugs, Di xx

Bonnie said...

What a lovely Winter scene, Elizabeth! And the glitter makes it very festive!

coops said...

so gorgeous elizabeth.the traditional winter scene is stunning :D

x coops xx

scrappymo! said...

I can see the iridescent glimmer and it looks so pretty. That church scene is lovely, your card looks great!

I had a chuckle about your reference to hoarding the Graphic 45 papers...I fell like that too at times!

Kathleen said...

Great scene and a fabulous Christmas card

Kath x

MaryH said...

What a peaceful Christmas village on this one. Love all the added touches you included, and it certainly did meet a lot of the challenges criteria. Good luck on the organizational front. TFS such a beautiful card. Hugs