Tuesday, 28 July 2020

July Rudolph Days

Wow I can't believe that it's time for the Rudolph Days Challenge again. The time is certainly rushing by even though we've been in lockdown. I'm a little late joining in this month, but with the rules on social distancing relaxing a little, this weekend I had a couple of my Crafting friends around for a bit of a catch up and craft. We sat a distance around a large table. It was so good to see them again after so long. Anyway onto my cards. I found some backgrounds sitting on my worktop the other day and used these to make my cards this month. Two were blended inks, Prisma by Hunkydory and the other three were Spectrum Noir sparkle pens that were blended on the paper with a wet brush. I over stamp onto these using  this gorgeous stag by Studio Light. As there is a verse of "Chestnuts Roasting" running through the middle of the stag I decided not to add a sentiment at this stage, who knows I might at a later date. As normal Maureen has a fantastic prize for the person who is picked at random at the end of the month, I do hope that you can join in the fun.

Hope you are all keeping well.

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

Sue xx


Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

All gorgeous cards Sue and I have to say that you make the most beautiful backgrounds. I'm pleased that you were able to catch up with your friends. It really has been such a strange year with one thing and another hasn't it. Take care and I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful cards xx

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning cards Sue, backgrounds are gorgeous. xx

Aquarius said...

That stamp is wonderful and looks good on all of the beautiful backgrounds

Viv said...

Fabulous cards Sue - might have to buy yet another stamp! Love your backgrounds too and I think they are perfect without a sentiment! Nice that you were able to have a crafty catch up. I don't have anyone near me so am denied that pleasure! x
PS Any stamps for sale???! x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
Happy Rudolf Days.
Love your new blog face it's very lovely.
What fantastic cards you have created with those gorgeous inkied backgrounds.
Love your different colours and the wonderful designs.
thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

scrappymo! said...

Hi there, Sue.

Your stag cards look wonderful. I have not cracked my stag open yet but will now, for sure.
The backgrounds are always. My fave is the first that sky!

Glad to hear that you were able to meet up with some friends to craft. So far, we are meeting the kids and grandkids and Al's sister and her husband in our back garden. We hope to expand that to a couple that we used to go out for supper with each month. Bubbles here have expanded to up to 10 but meet with 5 or under at a time, socially distanced still for us...

Had a lovely day out on the boat the other day and saw the kids camping at a private gated beach. There is room for 8 trailers and 7 tents but They shared the cost with only 4 other couples in trailers. They always camp together and there are only two other kids in the group...luckily Clare's age. We stayed for a couple of hours and even the kids were socially distancing. They used a long pole to mark off 6 feet when they tied the various rafts, etc together. Then they swam out one by one and floated clwe to shore in a tied up group! So cute!!!

Take care, Sue and Thanks for taking part in the July Rudolph Days Challenge.

Karen Howard said...

I really like the reindeer image and love how you created the back grounds.

Chris said...

A stunning set of cards! Fabulous stamp and wonderful inky backgrounds- these really stand out from the crowd!
Thanks for your lovely comment.

brenda said...

A quick peek and hello after a bit of an enforced break, pretty card as always.

B x

cotnob said...

A fabulous collection of cards Lorraine, you have created beautiful backgrounds for your super stamp.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Carol L said...

These cards are just gorgeous with those fantastic background colors! I love the very first swirled color version, but all are just beautiful!

Crafting Queen said...

These are wonderful cards, love the backgrounds.

Mrs A. said...

Oh dear totally missed making a card in time. Days and weeks are just merging into one long length of time. Just about remembering which day is which for putting the bins out. These are all super backgrounds for that lovely reindeer stamp. Hugs Mrs A.

Jules said...

Hi Sue

I love each and every one of these beautiful cards .. .. fabulous backgrounds for an amazing image.

Hope you are having a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Megan J said...

Hi Sue, a stunning set of cards, love the multi coloured backgrounds you created, reminds me of the Northern Lights we hear so much about, Glad to hear things are settling down where you are, we are still choosing to stay close to home and avoid more densely populated areas, while there are outbreaks occurring.. Have a wonderful weekend.. Megan

rachel said...

Gorgeous stamp Sue - this is a beauty! Great batch making too - well done you! Hugs rachel x