Saturday, 25 October 2014

Rudolph Day

I go missing for ages then am back 2 days in a row!!
I'm feeling very pleased with myself as besides the commissions, I am actually making a few cards for my own stash for Christmas - nothing too fancy, mostly CAS and I know that I will still not have anywhere near enough by 1st December - but at least I am trying my best!!!
Rudolph Day is here again and this is my first entry this year (challenge has been running for months and this is the next to last- typical of me-  LOL) -



This 'Christmas Lights' stamp by Penny Black is a 'never before used'/ - don't know why - just found it whilst looking for something else - 
OK truthfully I had FORGOTTEN I OWNED IT
so in order to make up for it's years of neglect I made 3 cards with it! (only showing 2 here - saving the other for another day!)
Just plain white card, embossed one in silver the other in pink ( another 'never before used' embossing powder!), matted them onto same coloured card before putting them on base card, then added a few sparklies of the same colour.
Quick, easy and I quite like them! Got lots of different coloured embossing powders crying out to be opened too so likely will have worn out said previously forgotten stamp by the time I've finished my cards.....

Challenges -
PB & More - Christmas
Anything Goes w/a twist- Twist is PINK 
Allsorts - Christmas
Completely Christmas - Anything Goes - twist -add a sentiment
Oldie but Goodie - Christmas (stamp)

Not too many hectic days (she says) - Club Presentation tonight, TWO AGM's tomorrow (County and Club) then completely nothing in the diary for a whole week! So once all the minutes are done from the two meetings I intend to shut myself away and chuck ink all over the place!! x

31 comments:

Sally Dodger said...

Really lovely clean and simple cards. I love your stamps, and not a speck of stray embossing powder in sight. The gems and glitter add a nice shimmer to the design. Hope you have a good weekend. Sally D.x.

brenda said...

You are not the only one who has forgotten stamps Viv, it usually takes a post on someones blog to jog my memory.

Both are very elegant, maybe the silver slightly edges it for me.

I really hope Brendan leaves Mr Attitude on the bench today.

B x

brenda said...

And the I totally forgot to thank you for joining in at Allsorts this week. Would also fit in over at penny Black and More, loads of prizes over there.

B x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Viv! I love both of them, but I have to admit, silver sure is elegant! hugs :)

SARN said...

Woot woot . . . here she is . . . come to join in the fun of RUDOLPH DAY. Hi Viv . . . thanks for playing along.

Absolutely LOVING these CAS heat embossed and blinged up cards. Got my address printed out ready have you?

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Carole said...

Two super cards Viv ....the silver one rocks my boat..beautiful!

Sue said...

These are gorgeous Viv, such a beautiful image and I love the sparkle.
Sue xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Two beauties Viv and love the stamp, bet it would look gorgeous in gold too! Susan x

Di said...

Better late than never Viv! LOVE your cards and that glorious stamp :)

Hugs

Di xx

Marie B. said...

That is a beautiful stamp, and I love your cards! :)

Abi said...

These are beautiful Viv, can't believe you'd forgotten you owned it! At least you are redeeming yourself now. Looking forward to the results of your ink chucking ;-) xx

Sarah said...

What a great pair of cards, it amazes me how colours make such an enormous difference!! Thanks for dusting off your stamp and sharing them with us at OBAG!! Sarah

Kathleen said...

Two stunning, classy cards, love them both.

Kath x

Wendy said...

These are beautiful Viv, love the stamp.
Wendy xx

mamapez5 said...

What a lovely PB image and a great pair of cards. The silver one works best for me, but I like them both. Kate x

Jackie said...

What an excellent, classy pair of cards, love it in both colours :o)
Jackie xx

scrappymo! said...

Had a good chuckle over just finding this great PB stamp...and that you had forgotten that you owned it. Sounds just like me! What fun it is to refind these treasures though.

Two wonderful CAS cards. I like both colours in this design.

Hope to see you in 2015...I am hosting Rudolph Days on my blog starting in Jan and would love to see you there!

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for entering our Completely Christmas challenge 35 with your lovely crafting - we hope we'll see you again soon, Hazel, DT - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for October - I'd love to see it there too. x

Jacee said...

Lovely design Viv, very effective, love'um!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Mrs A. said...

That's a rather classy looking stamp. I really like the silver card. hugs Mrs A.

Sally H said...

Gorgeous Christmas cards, Viv! Very elegant

Irish Cherokee said...

Love both of the cards Viv. Excellent CAS cards. - Jim

debby4000 said...

Beautiful Christmas cards.
luv
Debby

debby4000 said...

Beautiful Christmas cards.
luv
Debby

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Hi and really great hun love it and ty for joining us at Anything Goes with a Twist hugs Judith x

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Gorgeous stamp and both so lovely cards.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts and Penny Black and more;-))m

coops said...

both so gorgeous viv.i love the beautiful stamp and stunning elegant design :D

xx coops xx

Jan Frances said...

Absolutely love the stamp you have used. Wish I had one like that that I had "forgotten" !!! Really lovely cards xxx

Tracy said...

Fabulous creation. Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge. Good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

susiestacey said...

Lovely cards and a beautiful stamp.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Christmas' challenge and good luck x Susan x

Whisper said...

Simply stunning and thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month, Luv Sam x