Thursday 25 February 2021

February Rudolph Days Challenge

Where has this year gone to already? I can't believe that we are nearly at the end of February but as we are it's time for this month's Rudolph Days Challenge. For those of you who haven't heard of this challenge before it's run by a lovely lady called Maureen who lives in Canada and runs from 25th of the month until the end. You can enter 1 card with any Christmas theme per month and the winner is pick at random at the end of the month. Maureen normally has a choice of 2 prizes for you to pick from should you be lucky enough to win. For my card this month I have used a stamp by Creative Expressions, there were 6 stamps in this set and they are all long and thin. I started with an A4 piece of card and sprayed it with Distress Oxide in greens. When dry I cut the card into three and stamped on each piece using versafine ink, then embossed using fine gold embossing powder. I then mounted them onto some gold card and then an A5 card blank. I'm not sure if I'm going to add a sentiment yet of just let the baubles speak for themselves. These are my first three cards into my box for this year. As many of you already know I usually make my Mum's Christmas cards for her, but as she has recently passed away the pressure has eased this year and I'll not have to produce so many.

Three for my box

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Monday 22 February 2021

A Big Mistake

The other day I showed you an Anniversary card made for our Nephew and his wife on the occasion of their Anniversary. I also made one for Father-in-law to give to his Grandson. However if you read what I've put on the sentiment (FIL is blind so didn't see my big mistake) you'll understand why I had a phone call from an amused Sister-in-law pointing out my mistake. As I was making this card for our Nephew I was reminded that it was also my Daughter's Wedding Anniversary coming up on the 1st March, so I made her card from FIL at the same time. Yes you've guessed it I made the same mistake on that card too. So my job today is to see if I can alter the sentiment without having to remake the card. Hopefully my mind is getting back to normal and I won't be making any more stupid mistakes on any future cards. Papers and Dies for this card were from Tattered Lace Keep It Natural.

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Sunday 21 February 2021

Add A Number

I'm trying desperatly to get back to some sort of normality after the passing of my Mum. At the moment my mojo has been on holiday and is just getting back. So I looked about at what challenges there are at the moment and saw the Allsorts Challenge wanted A Number Added to their submissions this week. It reminded me that I had a card from the beginning of the year that I had not posted on here yet. It was made for our Great Nephew who turned 21 in January using the lion stamps from Pink Ink designs. I know that he spent the day quietly as he had Covid at the time. He's recovered now though and is back at work.

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Thursday 11 February 2021

It's Been A While ....

It's been a while since I last post and I would like to thank you all for your kind words of sympathy you left for me. Tomorrow 12th February is Mum's funeral, something I'm not looking forward to. It's also my Nephew's wedding Anniversary so the card that I have made here is on its way to them. I'm safe posting it on here as neither him nor his wife blog. I used My Craft Studios Floriography to make this card. It's from the Elements sheet section, which means that I only had to print off the one page and everything for the card was on the one sheet, I just added some red and silver mirri card. I hope they enjoy their day.

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