Saturday, 29 June 2013

Rudolph Day June 2013

Hello Peeps

You did not really think I would pass June's Rudolph Day now did you?  Of course not.  Just because I have been a little under the weather, I would not miss my Buddy Sandra's Challenge for the world.  

As I have been feeling a little better over the last two days, I have taken the chance to have a little play with a new Sweet Poppy Stencil I was lucky enough to receive for my recent Birthday from my Buddy Mandy, another stencil which I have had for ages and one that was until this week, still in it's packet. So prepare to be dazzled....

This first card has been made using the Sweet Poppy stencil, pearl paste and Martha Stewart glitter in white.  I simply layered it on to some silver card added some snow balls, popped a SU punched label which had been stamped with Hero Arts stamp and some Spellbinders snowflakes, which I bought courtesy of another birthday gift of vouchers for our local craft shop.  I have been fancying this die set for ages.  I needed a decent snowflake die/punch and so this was perfick for me.

This card is made using an old Country Stencils stencil which until now I have only used with an embossing tool (do you remember that technique?).  The embossing paste has opened up a whole new way of using this stencil and I am loving it.  Again, I used MS glitter in pewter,  and layered using Snippets and punching the opposite corners with a MS punch.  Some brads and another SU punch and hey presto another card.

Now the final one I am showing you today is made using a Dreamweaver stencil I bought in a sale absolutely ages ago, and until now has been sitting in my drawer unused.  Again I used MS glitter in gold, some Stickles in the centre, layered onto a Snippet of velum which was the perfick size, the Merry Christmas was part of a set that had been loitering in a box for ever and a little bit of ribbon tied around to tie the green in. 

I just wish I could capture the shimmer of the glitter on these cards for you to see.  The June sunshine doesn't quite capture it unfortunately.

I have some more pieces which I made using the stencils, but unfortunately I have not yet made them into cards, but will do so very shortly and of course, I will share with you.

Thanks for calling by.  The sun is out today so I shall be over at the Playground if anyone wants to play on the swings with me?  Also, I just want to say thanks to you all for your well wishes.  This chesty infection really was a nasty one but I am getting much better now.




Borqna said...

Good luck!

Di said...

Gorgeous cards Sam - so pleased you're feeling a lot better now!

Hugs, Di xx

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

I am glad you are starting to feel a bit better, long may it continue.
A lovely collection of cards and I can just imagine the sparkle when they catch the light. So pretty.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Way to go Sam . . . THREE lovely festive makes here. They are all lovely and I just bet they are really schparkly IRL.

Thanks for joining in with my little challenge even though you're not feeling well.

Sarn xxx

Kate said...

Very pretty cards, Sam. Love how you are getting a head startbon Christmas cards. Such a smart thing to do. Happy weekend.

scrappymo! said...

Three! You were so productive! The paste makes good use of those older have given me some ideas now...) Thank goodness I am a packrat and still have my old metal ones!

butterfly said...

Lovely shimmery cards (even though I still can't get my head round Christmas in June!!)... those snowflake dies are great - I can see you'll get so much use out of them for Christmas crafting. Glad to hear you're at least on the way to full health - keep looking after yourself.
Alison x

Mrs A. said...

3 great cards you've got there. Specially like the middle one with the cut out corners. Hope your feeling better soon. Hugs Mrs a.

The Caked Crusader said...

I will never tire of seeing Christmas things in the summer -I love it!