Saturday, 25 January 2014

January Rudolph Day

Hello there

Gosh, is it really 25th January 2014 already?  Our first Rudolph Day of 2014?  How did we get here so quick?

Those of you who have been on my blog around this time of the month will know that I usually join in with my friend Sandra's Rudolph Day Challenge.  Why not join in?  It is a great way of building up the Christmas card stash without the mad panic at the end of the year, especially as Sandra now wants us to make two cards each month.

So without further ado here are mine......


And here they are individually.....

Isn't this die adorable?  It is a Memory Box die that I bought after Christmas with some Christmas money.  I cut it from a Snippet of MME paper that happened to be near the front of the basket.  The background I had embossed before Christmas and I just cut it down using a Spellbinders die.  A little bit of sparkly twine, some Stickles, doodling and a TH Chit Chat sticker and a card was born.

Same idea but on a patterned background and a plain cream wreath, all cut from Snippets.  This is actually Mr Hettie's favourite of today's batch.


I fell in love with this Memory Box holly die when I was at my friend's house in November and took the opportunity to cut myself a couple (I always carry a little plain card just in case).  I didn't use them because I forgot where I had put them safe.  (I had put them in the SU box that held these stamps!)  The ribbon was left on my desk from another project that I was experimenting with the other day, which was too wide for that but perfect for this one.  The cream labels were punched from scraps and stamped with Aged Mahogany DI and embossed, as were the Hero Arts greetings.  You can see that I used two different creams here.  The top card has an extra piece of more of the Basic Grey paper.  The bottom panels are from the DCWV pad.  And I added some Stickles to them both too.  Santa must have heard that I really liked this die as he arranged for me to have one too, so expect to see it feature a fair bit this year.

All four cards were corndered with a We R Memory Keepers Chomper.

Thats all from me today folks.  I have my quilting group now and then Robbie Burns Dinner tonight where I will be dancing the Flora MacDonald's Fancy as a solo!  Hope I don't cock mess it up!  Happy Burns Day to all my Scottish friends.

I am also linking this up with the Snippets Playground and CHCC. Don't forget you have until Friday to make some cards and join in with Rudolph Day!

TTFN

Hettie

22 comments:

SARN said...

Oh very impressive . . . four lovely Rudolph Day cards to feast my eyes on! Love the colours you've used Sam . . . and the holly die is just gorgeous.

Have fun quilting and dancing. I know you'll be a total star during your solo performance. ENJOY!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Kathyk said...

Cool collection. Batch making is definitely a gr8 way to ensure we all have enough cards come Christmas!

Kathyk

Di said...

Hi there Twinkle Toes! Hope this evening is a blast - do you eat the haggis or politely push it around the plate like me?

GREAT Christmas cards - each one is lovely for a different reason. And that holly die is gorgeous!

Hugs, Di xx (Have a dram for me tonight!)

Laura said...

What lovely rich colours
Good luck with the dance
Laura

Kathleen said...

Fabulous cards, love the colours and your layouts. The ribbon is lush.
I am with Mr Hettie, well on the choice of card that is.

Kath x

mamapez5 said...

I love the colours you have used and both dies are great. I can see that holly one will come in useful a lot. Kate x

butterfly said...

So you've done double duty then with four cards! And four absolute beauties... I just love the rich plum colours with the kraft and white, it's a stunning combination, and beautiful use of that amazing die. Hope all goes well with your solo, and that you get some haggis (and especially whisky) as a reward afterwards...
Alison x

Gail said...

Lovely creations - thanks for dropping them off at CHNC January challenge - enjoy your week Gail GDT

Sue said...

Fantastic cards and have a great night huggles Sue xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm sure you were the star of the show last night, Sam! You are certainly the star of the first Rudolph Day, showing off with FOUR beautiful Christmas cards to put me to shame with not one to enter yet! I love your designs and well done on the snippets use!!

Enjoy the weekend! Hugs, Darnell

Karen Petitt said...
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Karen Petitt said...

Gorgeous set of cards, love that holly die! The colours you used are stunning too. I hope your dancing went well and I doubt you would mess it up xx

Diane said...

Very pretty colors Hettie and design.

Hugs diane

Mary said...

Happy Rudolph Day! Your cards are lovely. Like them all, but # 3 best. I agree, Your Memory Box die is perfect!

Belinda Basson said...

I too have some stash in safe places...so safe, it will never be used as I can't find where I squirreled it! Love these cards and the idea of making one on the 25th of each month...

scrappymo! said...

Four fabulous cards!
My fave is number 3 but they are all lovely!

Really like the contrast of the patterns and colours there.

Well done you for completing that many card this month

scrappymo! said...

Me again...forgot to say that I hope the dance went well! Sounds like lots of fun.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What nifty cards. I like how you made two different cards with each of your dies. It's great to see the ideas flowing. Just the other day I ran across that same MB holly vine die. I had no idea I had but I was quite pleased by the discovery. Now to put it someplace more Christmas-y where it gets remembered.

Bonnie said...

Not 1, not 2, but 4 Christmas cards! Wow! Love the purples and think I need to work it into some Christmas cards! Have a great week!

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering this beautiful cards for my CHNC challenge extra for January - hope to see you again soon x

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering this beautiful cards for my CHNC challenge extra for January - hope to see you again soon x

Sandy said...

Wow! Very unique Christmas cards. I love Holly and you sue have used some beautiful die cuts. Four cards - goodness gracious, I better get busy!
Sandy