Sunday 30 September 2018

Rudolph Days September Challenge

Hi there everyone.  Another month has whooshed by and so once again it is time for the Rudolph Days Challenge over at Scraps of Life by Scrappymo, run by lovely Mo, and believe it or not there are now only two more challenges before Christmas, so time to motor on with those seasonal cards.  The challenge runs from the 25th to the end of each month, and as it is the last day of the month today I have made this very quick card using an upcycled topper.  Our son has been visiting from Australia and we had a great time in Cornwall this last week with beautiful weather, warm sun every day, definitely good for the time of year.  Sadly we have now said goodbye as he has gone to visit friends prior to returning to Sydney tomorrow, and thank goodness for Skype, how did we manage before.

I used a couple of foliage stamps and a sentiment from a Chocolate Baroque set called Robin the Spruce and made this wreath of foliage around the topper using two of the stamps, and also added a sentiment from the set.  I put the 6" square white card into my Misti and laid the pinecone foliage stamp across the corner  and stamped using Versamark ink, and by twisting the card a quarter turn each time placed the corners.  Then I used the smaller berries stamp and put that in between and did the same thing to get that circular shape.  I finished by heat embossing with the WOW Metallic Gold Embossing Powder.

To finish I then placed the sentiment and again embossed with the Gold EP.  I do think my sentiment could have been a little straighter though.  I decided to give the topper more dimension by adding a piece of white foam behind to raise it up a bit.

Thank you for visiting here today and I will be back again tomorrow.  

I am also entering the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - No. 405 Anything Goes.
Addicted to Stamps Challenge - No. 166 Christmas Comes Early.
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.


Liz said...

Beautiful Christmas card, Pat. The pine leaves and cones make a super frame for your lovely robin image. xx

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful and elegant Christmas card - I love everything about it! Thank you so much for playing along with the Rudolph Days Challenge!
Rudolph Days Challenge DT

Christine Alexander said...

beautiful frame for your card topper, I just bought that Chocolate Baroque stamps set and love your frame, thanks for the inspiration :)

MaryH said...

What a lovely way to frame the beautiful robin topper. The gold foliage forming the wreath is a perfect frame for this pretty bird. Your English robins are so much more colorful than the American ones. TFS 7 Hugs

scrappymo! said...

This is really pretty, Pat. I am honoured that you even had time to make a card, what with your son visiting. Glad to hear you had a fabulous time with him and yes, you are right...thankgoodness for Skype!

Your card is lovely. The robin is center stage is his pretty stamped frame!

Thanks for taking part in the September Rudolph Days Challenge.

Viv said...

Great piece of upcycling Pat! Love the way you've framed the little robin. x

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Pat, beautiful card, I love the robin image, so traditional and your stamping around it is fabulous. Skype is marvellous it makes the world seem smaller. You probably speak to your son more often than I do mine and he lives more or less over the road, glad you had such a lovely time with him, Kate x

Mac Mable said...

Such a pretty topper and so beautifully framed by that wonderful wreath and love how you did it x. Great to have your son visit and yey to technology x.

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful wreath surrounding this upcycled robin! I'm glad you had this time with your son!

Karen Dunbrook said...

how lovely Pat, love the frame as a wreath.
xx karen

Loll said...

Beautiful upcycled card Pat. The framing you've added is just perfect to show off the lovely image. So nice you had a lovely time in Cornwall visiting with your son. A special time for all of you. xx

coldwaters2 said...

This is quite simply a beautiful festive creation Pat I love the image of the Robin the stamped foliage is perfect thank you for joining our challenge at ADDICTED TO STAMPS I hope you will join us again
lorraine x

cass said...

Beautiful Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at the CHNC Christmas Weekly this week for our "Anything Goes, optional: Something beginning with S" Challenge.

ankitag612 said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the wreath around the robin! Very elegant. Thank you so much for joining us on Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. xx Ankita

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

I’m so pleased to hear that you’ve had a good holiday with your Son Pat and that the weather was kind to you. A very good friend of mine has two Sons that have both moved out to Australia and she always says that Skype is a life saver and they keep in touch two or three times a week, which she says help her greatly. I’m digressing now, so back onto your’s a lovely traditional image and I like you’ve just used one colour on the festive wreath x