Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Rudolph Day - September 2013

It's Rudolph day over at Stamping For Pleasure and here's the card I made for the event.
Pink and gold ... not, I think, a colour combination you would associate with Christmas, but I've been challenging myself to try non-traditional colours this year ... there's been brown and red, brown and white, yellow and red, and even purple and green so why not pink and gold. Besides, I'm still working my way through the snippet pile and that's where I found all the materials for this card :)

Materials used:

  • pink square shaped card for base - The Works
  • pink check paper - source long forgotten :(
  • pink textured card - Papermania
  • gold satin finish card for topper, embossed with Sizzix Winter Botanicals
  • gold ribbon - Anna Griffin
  • punches - Stampin' Up ovals and X-cut scalloped edge
  • stamp - from Stampendous Holiday Messages and Archival Jet Black ink pad
  • pink gems - Anita's

As well as submitting this card to Sarn's challenge, I'm off over to Di's, that is Pixies Crafty Snippets Playground, to join in with all the other snippeteers again this week.

It's also for Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for September, where, as ever, anything goes as long as it's Christmas.

Right, it's back to tying up bundles of books ready for transporting to the new house. That clever little pixie Di passed on this tip after I'd mentioned in a previous post that I'd learnt, the hard way, not to put too many books in a box ... they are too heavy and quite likely to burst through the bottom of the box landing, of course, on my toes :(  So a big thank you and hugs for that, Di, it's much appreciated ... another of those why didn't I think of that ideas :))

Take care all and happy crafting,


  1. Very pretty card Elizabeth. Love that embossing folder! It is so pretty.

    Good luck with the is a big job but it sure will be fun to unpack everything in your new home! I read Di's tied up books hint and thought "brilliant". I will remember it when we downsize to something more manageable too!

  2. Lovely card Elizabeth. I'm afraid maybe we will have to downsize too as we don't have any bedrooms downstairs. Not quite at that stage yet. Hugs Rita xxx

  3. Ah,Elizabeth-There you are,I have found you now!
    I have added a link on my post now-and thank you again for coming to join me.
    This is a lovely card-I like the combination of the gingham pink and gold together-it looks fsbulous-and the embossing folder is lovely :)
    Look forward to seeing more of your lovely creations now as I am following you too!
    Have a lovely evening,Nessa xxx

  4. Certainly a very diffrent colour combination, but looks as though it has worked well. Love the embossing and the ribbon looks lush.

    Kath x

  5. Hi Elizabeth I love your fabulous embossing folder and the gem stones make a perfect embellishment.
    Thank you for visiting my blog.
    Jean x

  6. I hadn't realised you were on the move! I hope all goes well with the packing etc etc. I hadn't realised I wasn't a follower of your blog but I am now! Better late than never......
    Hugs, LLJ 33 xx

  7. I'd never have thought of pink and gold for a Christmas card Elizabeth but it works brilliantly! Good luck with the packing - that's the job of my nightmares! (But at least your toes will remain intact thanks to Di's handy tip!) Vicky x

  8. Very attractive card, Elizabeth - love the embossing. Another lovely one for my CHNC challenge extra for September - I saw your comment about probably being the last one for this month, but I live in hope of seeing more - you still have a few days left! lol! x

  9. A lovely colour combination! And a super Christmas card too Elizabeth.

    Am so glad the book packaging is going well :)

    Hugs, Di xx

  10. Love this colour combo Elizabeth, very pretty xmas card :) Cathy x

  11. What a pretty card, gingham works for me every time :o)
    Jackie xx

  12. Well I think it's a GREAT colour combo, and I'm pretty sure I'll know a mutual friend of ours who'll like it too!

    Lovely embossing and great layout.

    Thanks for joining in.

    Sarn xxx

  13. so gorgeous elizabeth.i love the embossed image :D

    xx coops xx

  14. Unusual combination of colours, but it works! Thanks for sharing. Karen x


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