Sunday 26 June 2016

Rudolph Days Challenge for June

Hi all.  I can't believe we are half way through the year already and although I haven't made many Christmas cards yet each one is one more than I would have made without this fun Rudolph Days Challenge.  It is run by Mo at  Scraps of Life by Scrappymo, and is always anything goes and runs from the 25th to the end of each month.

I have had this Snowman Trio stamp from Serendipity since the back end of last year but never got round to using it so this is the first outing for this one.   I coloured the snowmen using my Spectrum Noir pencils on to a piece of white card about 5" square and the stars were coloured with a gold gel pen.

I got out a new Marianne Design Embossing Folder called Snow Flakes and ran the piece through the folder, but have to admit made a bit of a silly mistake and put it in the wrong way round so the snow goes inwards instead of outwards, but was short of time and so I decided to go with it as it still looks OK I think.  I bought this to replace a Simon Says Snowfall Stencil which I seem to have lost.  I do hate to misplace anything and I have hunted high and low but cannot find it, so rather than have the expensive delivery cost from the US I found this, but am hoping that it will eventually reappear as I really do prefer the look of that one ....darn it!

I mounted this on to a piece of gold mirri card and also die cut a sentiment from a left over piece of the mirri which I had backed with the Stick It adhesive, and after assembling stuck it in place as you can see.

A fairly simple card but these cute snowmen will definitely be coming out to play again before too long.

Thanks for visiting my blog today.

Pat  x


Kath said...

A fabulous card - I love the snowman trio and wouldn't have noticed the snowflakes if you hadn't mentioned them! Thank you for joining us at the Rudolph Day challenge and good luck!
Kath x

scrappymo! said...

This is so sweet! Lovin those snowmen and I like your embossed snow!

Thanks for taking part in the June Rudolph Days Challenge.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful Christmas card, the embossed background is perfect for the snowmen. I usually get started on Christmas by now, I'm going to fall behind this year... Cheers xx

Liz said...

Great card, Pat, with a really cute image. Love the embossing. I keep zooming in and out on the photos and the embossing still looks like it's coming out and not going in.......and they say the camera never lies! LOL! xx

Liz said...

.....I forgot to say that I'm visiting with my Rudolph Days DT member's hat on. Thanks for joining in the challenge this month. Good Luck!

Mrs A. said...

Must admit I like your embossing this way round on your card. I think you would loose done of the snow men's definition the other way. Hugs Mrs A.

MaryH said...

Actually the debossed side of the EF looks Great! Sometimes accidents have a happy ending, and this one sure did. (same thing happened to me recently..and I liked the debossed side better). These are adorable little snowies and your pencil coloring is so pretty. The mirror mats look very nice with the snowie colors, and that sentiment is so perfect, at first thought it was a sticker. Sometimes that mirror is hard to cut with the skinny letters. Beautiful card. TFS & Hugs

LesleyG said...

Love your cute snowmen, and the backtofront snow looks great! Xxx

Janice said...

Fabulous card Pat, with a very cute image. I too love e embossing.....or de-bossing!
Janice x

Valerija said...

So pretty and elegant card. Love the snowmen trio.
Thank you for joining us at Rudolph Days Challnege. Good Luck.
Valerija - DT member.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love snowmen on Christmas cards Pat and these snowmen are gorgeous.

Sue xx

Petra Swart said...

Your snow looks just fine the 'wrong way round', Pat!!! And your little snowmen are so adorable!!! What a sweet Christmas card!!!!
Have a great day!!!

Jenny L said...

Hi Pat,
what a very lovely design Rudolf card.
I love the background debossed design, and those snowmen are very cute.
Lots of crafty love Jenny L.

Viv said...

I wouldn't have noticed if you hadn't said!
Cute snowmen and a great card Pat. x

BożenA said...

Great card and even this small mistake will not change that.

Kathleen said...

I am always losing things, thought it was just me.
Fabulous card, great image and a lovely wrong way round EF, lol.
When I make mistakes one way or another I make sure I send them to people with bad eyesight.

Kath x

Joan said...

Love the cute snowmen and your snowy background