Wednesday 25 November 2020

Last Rudolph Days Of 2020

Well it's been a funny year, but one thing that did remain the same was the Rudolph Days Challenge and today it's time for the last one of the year. Just one month to go before Christmas Day and although they have announced that families will be able to get together this year after all I wonder how many be planning a very different Christmas than normal. Anyway onto the challenge this month, Maureen as a choice of two wonderful prizes over on the blog. The winner is chosen at random so you have nothing to lose by entering a card into the challenge. It's not my turn to be on the design team this month so I can enter a card into the challenge too. My entry this month is a beautiful cover- a card stamp (like my previous card) from Chocolate Baroque, only this time it's the wonderful holly stamp I've used. Stamped and embossed using gold embossing powder and then coloured using Spectrum Noir pens from Crafters Companion and a sentiment stamped and embossed onto vellum. I'm hoping that I am somewhere near the end of my card making for this year but I still have some presents that I'm in the middle of making to get finished in time.


I'm also entering this card into the Stamping Sensation Challenge this month which is Christmas Flowers, wreath or Garland. Holly is very often found in the wreaths or Garlands even if it's not a flower, so hoping that this is acceptable.

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


Saturday 7 November 2020

Create A Card

This month the challenge over on the We Love Chocolate Baroque blog is Christmas. Now you don't need to use Chocolate Baroque stamps for the challenge but as I own rather a lot of Chocolate Baroque stamps it would have been rude not to have used one for this challenge. I knew that in my stash I had this beautiful big bold background stamp (in fact I have several different one's) but this is one of my favourites. First I stamped and embossed with gold embossing powder before colouring with my Spectrum Noir pens before mounting onto some matching card stock then onto a 7x7 card blank. The sentiment was stamped and embossed onto vellum and I wrapped it around one of the layers so it was not stuck down on the front. I was colouring this in as my husband went and collected our 5 year old grandson from school. Colouring with expensive alcohol pens is not the thing to be doing with 5 year olds around, so I'm not quite sure what I was thinking while sitting there enjoying myself. As soon as he came through the door it was Nanny can I do colouring with those nice pens please. I managed to find some promarkers I didn't mind him using and we had a very quiet little boy for the next 2 hours as he coloured in the others that I had stamped and embossed ready for more cards. He took his lovely coloured pictures home to show his mummy.

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