Thursday, 29 November 2018

November Rudolph Days Challenge

Hi there.  Here we are round to the last Rudolph Days Challenge of the year...where did that year go?  It is run by the lovely Mo over at Scraps of Life by Scrappymo, and is open from the 25th to the end of each month, and will start again in the new year.

I decided to make a couple of cards to show this time as they are simple quick makes and I need to get more cards made .  These are both upcycled from last year's cards.  The penquins I thought were cute and I have just added a silver mat and an embossed and inked background.  The embossing folder is called Entwined Holly by Crafter's Companion which I bought recently and inked with Salty Ocean Oxide Ink on to a piece of white card.  I used a blending tool and lightly rubbed it over the embossed service.  It isn't too bad but some little bits did inevitably get on the background

The second card is a simple nativity scene which I die cut using a stitched square die, and which I have backed with gold card, and I have added a sentiment banner, again something I had saved.

I would just like to say a big thank you to Mo for all her hard work during the year in keeping the challenge going, and also to her lovely Design Team for all their great inspiration.

Thank you for joining me here today and I'll see you again soon.

I am also entering the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - No. 413 Anything Christmas Goes (optional twist - make your own background) - my penguin card has an embossed and inked background.
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - Embossing heat or dry (my penguin card has dry embossing).
Watercooler Wednesday - No. 198 Gail's "All About Holidays" Challenge.
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.


  1. What beautiful cards Pat, super job of upcycling, the embossing folder on the penguin card is lovely and that icy blue colour just suits the topper.
    Gold and black for your Nativity scene is beautiful, great work,Kate x

  2. Great cards, Pat! I especially love that wonderful penguin creation. The colours are wonderful and I love the sponged background embossing. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  3. WOW! Your cards are both BEAUTIFUL!! Good luck at the challenges!

  4. You did a sensational job of upcycling last year's cards to make these two beautiful designs, Pat! You are helping the environment and bringing smiles to the recipients!! Happy Holiday Hugs! Darnell

  5. I love those penguins, wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges!

  6. Two lovely cards Pat and great upcycling....


  7. WOW! These are both fab but both in different ways, number one is so cute and number two is so classic and elegant - great way to personalise your upcycling

    Happy Friday


  8. Great up-cycling and what beautiful and classy cards. Inevitable to get some ink on the first car but this makes it so unique, so special and so very hand crafted, which I love x. Thank you so much for finding time to stop by my blog and leave such kind and generous comments Pat. Time is so precious and whizzes by and I so do appreciate it x.

  9. these are both lovely christmas cards, pat! the penguins are adorable and the second one is very elegant in gold. thank you for the kind words and for playing along with the Rudolph Days Challenge! it's always fun to visit those joining in to see such a variety of styles and colours.
    DT rudolph days challenge

  10. Wonderful up-cycling Pat and your cards are so very elegant! Go to love those penguins... Who could part with them!

  11. What a lovely pair of cards Pat and how great to upcycle cards from last year. Those penguins are so sweet!
    Carol x

  12. Is there anything cuter tha peguins? They just make me smile. Love the embossed background. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

  13. I'm sad to say that I'm well behind with my Rudolph challenges and I haven't managed to join in for the last couple of months. These cards are lovely Pat, and although they are upcycled, I like how you've still made them your own. It's such a waste to throw pretty cards away, so well done you for making good use of them x

  14. Brilliant upcycling, Pat. I especially love the embossing folder you've used on the first card, I haven't seen that one before. I must try and recycle old Christmas cards more. I've a pile saved from the last couple of years. xx

  15. Yay! I'm back to show you my big smile, Pat! Can you see it?! I'm delighted to be the happy recipient of the darling penguin card! Thank you and Happy New Year!! Hugs, Darnell

  16. Two great cards, Pat. The upcycled one isreally pretty andI love that inking of the EF.

    The second card is so true to the realreason for Christmas! Love it...
    orry I am so late getting round to hands are flared up again.

    Thanks for taking part in the November Rudolph Days Challenge.


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