Thursday 31 March 2016

March Rudolph Days Challenge

Hi there everybody.  Well, here we are again and another Rudolph Days Challenge has come and nearly gone and I will make it by the skin of my teeth again.  This challenge runs from the 25th to the end of each month and is run by Mo over at Scraps of Life by Scrappymo and is always 'anything goes'.  Sorry the photo isn't the best as I had to do it with the aid of a lamp and it looks a slightly odd colour.

I have used a stamp which I won before Christmas and is a PB Hedgie stamp called Santa's Hat, using a snippet of white card and coloured with my Spectrum Noir pencils and blended with the paper stumps and Sansodor.  I then fussy cut it and mounted it on to a die cut stitched oval mat the centre of which I embossed with the second size stitched oval die for a little extra interest.  I used some Pearl Cosmic Shimmer liquid pearls on the hat, and as it wasn't that white whilst it was wet I used some WOW White Embossing Powder and heated it from the back.  I was very careful to keep the heat gun moving as I wasn't sure how using heat would make it react and I didn't want to do any damage to it,  but it did give it more texture and definitely whitened it a bit.

Instead of a square background I decided to make two triangles each backed with a snippet of red card and before mounting embossed the white pieces with a Crafters Companion embossing folder called Snow Flurry.  I then mounted these on to the base card and added the stitched oval on top.

I finished by adding a Memory Box Snowflake Corner and a sentiment die both from more snippets of red card backed with Stick It adhesive.

Thank you for dropping by today.

Pat x

I would also like to enter the following challenge:

Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Week 222.  Where we use up our leftover snippets of card, paper etc.
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.


Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card!! Such a cute image, so beautifully colored! Love the snowflake die cut. Thank you for sharing with us at the Rudolph days challenge.
Moxie Craftie
Rudolph Days Challenge GDT

scrappymo! said...

The card design here is beautiful. I really like it. The image is adorable of course! I always love PB images!

Thanks for taking part in the March Rudolph Days Challenge.

Kathyk said...

This is adorable, thank you for entering this months Rudolph Day challenge

GDTM - Rudolph Day challenge

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This is a gorgeous Christmas card Pat and you've coloured the image beautifully :) x

Di said...

Hi Pat! What a beautifully designed card - I love it! So fresh and clean - and it's great to see you using your Snippets Playground prize of course! :)


Di xx

Viv said...

Love this hedgie and a great Christmas card Pat!x

chrissy xx said...

The sweetest of images!
I LOve your colours and pretty design.

Jean said...

Great card design Pat, I like the effect of the red matting layers,and of course the little hedgie is adorable.
Jean x

Teresa Kline said...

hello Pat! this is darlin, luv the embossing! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp Wednesday challenge!

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MaryH said...

Always love Hedgie, and he's darling in his big red Santa hat. I absolutely love the way you've designed this card with the double triangles and frames. Very striking, and I hope I can remember it! Looks fantastic over the white embossing too. TFS & Hugs.

TaeEun said...

The Hedgie is so cute, Pat! Love the effect you achieved with liquid pearls and white EP! I truely appreciate the lovely comments you leave on my blog :)!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful Christmas card Pat, the embossing and die cuts are a wonderful compliment to the sweet image (great colouring). I have that same MB corner die, I love it :) I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday, Shirleyxx

sally said...

A familiar MB corner....looks very good on your cute card :-)


Petra Swart said...

Oh, I love your adorable little hedgehog with his festive sparkly hat, Pat!!!! The dry embossing is wonderful and I really like the lo of your card - such a great idea to have the triangles!!! Love that corner with the red die cut, too!!! Such a great Christmas card!!!!

Bonnie said...

What a sweet image and I love his hat! Great layout too!

Sarn said...

Aww . . .this is so sweet Pat. Love it xxx

Liz said...

I love the design of this beautiful card and the image is SO cute! xx

Inkypinkydelights said...

What a lovely Blog and great card! I am so pleased I have found you. Judy x