Thursday, 25 August 2016

Rudolph Days

Wow the months are certainly whizzing by, I can't believe that we are almost at the end of August already. My cards below are made for the Rudolph Days challenge using some Lili Of The Valley stamps. These were a gift from a friend who had visited a Car Boot sale, saw these and bought them for me. There are about 20 stamps in all, many never used. About half of the stamps are Christmas stamps, so they were the perfect choice to use this month.

I've used small square card bases for the cards and backing papers from  Crafters Companion snowman CD for the top 3 cards. The stamped images were coloured with pencils.

 I used a spellbinders die to cut the images, then drew around the same die and cut out by hand for the matting. All of the sentiments are made using Lili Of The Valley stamps from my stash and these are also mounted on a spellbinders shape.

For this bottom card I used a sheet of paper from a Bebunni  paper pad also by Crafters Companion. I also cut this image out using a Nellie Snellen die. The small poinsettia flowers are made using a Marianne die set.

As I made 2 cards using each image I have another 8 cards to add to my stash.

Thanks for taking the time to look and your kind comments which are always appreciated.



  1. You have been busy Sue - very cute cards, soft colours

  2. Fabulous cards! What a great find your friend had!

  3. Well done to you Sue for making so many beautiful cards. The images are so sweet and they work beautifully with the background papers. I especially like your pink card with the two Angels on, it's gorgeous. Sandra :) X

  4. A fabulous collection of Christmas cards Sue, such pretty images and papers.

  5. Lovely set of cards with great images and lovely papers.

    Kath x

  6. Sue, this is an adorable set of cards! I just love the images. Just such cute little characters. Very special Christmas cards! Thanks for playing along with the Rudolph Days challenge!

  7. Wow! Just love these cards! So adorable design!!!
    Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph days challenge this month! xx

  8. Wow! You are one lucky girl to obtain those lovely LOTV stamps at a car boot sale! And a good thing that your friend was thinking of you...

    I am loving all these pretty cards. You did a wonderful job on the colouring and I love your tip about tracing round the image for the background image mat!
    Thanks for taking part in the Aug Rudolph Days Challenge.

  9. LOVE these Sue, love the stampS as well.Beautiful colours and lovely creations.
    Have a lovely weekend...
    ♥ {aNNie}

  10. What fun and beautiful creations...especially love the little angels
    Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph days Challenge!
    Rudolph Days Challenge DT
    Dr Sonia

  11. oh, wow, these are all just so adorable! i love the pretty backgrounds and how nicely the gold frames pop the images. thank you so much for playing along with us at the rudolph days challenge!
    DT member

  12. Hi Sue, looks like you are making more progress with Christmas cards with this beautiful group. the images are adorable with a lovely lay-out. Yes time is flying by, but I will be happy to have Fall arrive, this has been the hottest summer on record...whew! Take care, Shirleyxx

  13. What a cute set of adorable cards! I love those sweet images and especially the mirror card accents on each one - making them festive and so pretty!

  14. I love these cute LOTV images and your cards are lovely.
    Jean x

  15. Lovely set of cards, such cute little angels.

  16. A set of sweet cards and a lucky find from a boot sale. What a kind friend.

  17. So many gorgeous cards for Rudolph Day! Each one is so precious - love the stamps you used!

  18. So many beautiful cards in one place :-)! Your cards are delicate and subtle. Very beautiful. I also love stamps LOTV.

  19. Such a bunch of perfect, stunning christmascards, all of them look perfect and so beautifull, well done, -4 to go!!!

    Have fun!!

  20. You have been busy and with such wonderful results.

  21. Lovely collection of cards, the pencil colouring gives a beautifully delicate look xxx


Thank you for taking the time to look, and your kind comments which are always appreciated.