Wednesday, 25 March 2020

March Rudolph Days And Pixies Snippets Playground

While clearing up after my play yesterday I was trying to think what to make for the Rudolph Days challenge this month when I found some play pieces that I had made some time ago. They were sitting on the worktop forgotton along with the die cuts of the two Merry Christmas's. They not only solved what I was going to do for the Rudolph Days Challenge but also allow me to playalong with the Pixies Snippets Playground Challenge too, as they were made using scraps.

My first card was made using the debossed side of an embossing folder and then using Cosmic Shimmer Opel polish in Blue and Silver across the top. I mounted it onto an A5 card base and added the Merry Christmas die cut.

My second card was made using a piece of left over acetate packaging which I added some green  Alcohol ink to the reverse side and then some glitter. I then stuck some crumpled up tissue paper to the reverse. I was never happy with the finished result and didn't use it. Some time later I looked at it again and added some green paint to the back  and got something that I was happier with. I'm quite please with the result that I've managed to get with this card. Again I added to an A5 card base with some mirri card and finaly the die cut Merry Christmas.

I'm sure that many of you have extra time on you hands with self isolation at the moment, make a Christmas card and come and join the fun at the Rudolph Days Challenge. Maureen has got a great prize for the winner who is picked at random. If not a Christmas card then rummage around your scraps and make a card, you can than join in the fun over at Pixies Snippets Playground Di always has a great prize for whoever is picked at random. You'll find the rebels behind the bike shed.

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

Keep safe and well


Jane Willis said...

Love both cards - layering up the letters on the die cut really makes the sentiment stand out

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
2 quite gorgeous cards and their designs are brilliantly created.
Love them both and all the lovely work gone into creating them.
Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

Aquarius said...

You've done a great job of using up these oddments and if you'd not said, I'm sure no one would guess.

cotnob said...

Two super cards Sue, fabulous backgrounds and lovely die cut sentiments.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Mia said...

Both your cards are gorgeous, Sue. I love the stunning backgrounds. Hugs, my dear friend and please stay safe.
And: Your blue card is perfect for Craftlandia Challenge 2, if you want to join me (see on my blog).

Kathleen said...

Two stunners Sue, love the die and both super backgrounds.

Kath x

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous cards and lovely designs.x

scrappymo! said...

Two wonderful cards, Sue! I think the way you did the sentiment and the embellishments around them looks fab. Really makes them pop.

Have not tried that opal polish stuff yet, but did pick up a jar of it and planned to give it a try soon!

Thanks for taking part in the March Rudolph Days Challenge.

Sally H said...

beautiful christmas cards, Sue! Happy Rudolf days xxxx

linda said...

Ooh, two beautiful holiday cards! I LOVE the deposed snowflakes with the blue and i love the green on the second card. The Miri sentiments are fabulous too, already embellished with lovely details. Thank you so much for playing along with the Rudolph Days Challenge.
Linda, DT
Rudolph Days Challenge

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful Christmas designs. Gorgeous colors too.

Di said...

Gorgeous cards Sue - and such beautiful backgrounds too!


Di xx

Janice said...

Gorgeous Christmas cards Sue.
Janice x