Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Scrapbook Tuesday - T is for Christmas, and Rudolph Day!

Hello There

What a busy day it is today.  It is Tuesday, so time to join in with a cuppa T with my friend Elizabeth and Bleubeard.  It is also the day when I share a scrapbooking project with you.  AND it is the 25th of the month so thereby Rudolph Day!!

So I would get yourself a cuppa T right now as this is a picture heavy post today.

So to start, here is my scrapbooking project with a cuppa.  As it is Rudolph Day I chose a Christmassey type mug.  Not in your face Christmas, but it is a snowy scene nonetheless.  The cup is of Krtek (aka Little Mole) and was bought in Prague several years ago.  It contains some Twinings Camomile and Spiced Apple tea.  See I am trying to stay on the Christmas theme!  The project is my Christmas Album which I actually finished at the end of January!!  (Hurrah Hurrah) but have not been able to share with you until now....

Album was made by moi from chipboard, cut down, painted and then covered with pretty papers.  I added a die cut of Memory Box flourish, a Tonic flourish, ribbon, TH deer, Papermania owl, wooden Angel and MME Merry Christmas banner.  Once the pages were made I bound them all on my BIA and then decorage.

And now for the edge of the album...


Inside first page.....
Then it opened out like this....

And then this.....

I didn't do them all the same though.  Some I folded and cut and manipulated like so.....

If you are thinking the papers are familiar, I did not buy any new papers for this year's album, choosing instead to use papers that I already had in my collection.  Will someone please polish my halo for me?  There are MME, Basic Grey, DCWV, as well as trimmings from all over the place.  I did use a lot of TH Chit Chat stickers too as they are nice and small.  Please feel free to click on the pictures if you wish to have a closer look too. 
I had to include these picture.  Our Tree, Our Girls, Me wearing a silly had and my mad friend Sian, who after a long time not seeing, we got together again through a mutual friend and Facebook and now see each other on a regular basis!  


New items used on this album are some of the wooden elements, stars, gingerbread men and MC as well as the owl on the cover!  Other than that all the bits are old.


Some more pics. I like to keep the stamps from foreign climes and also this year's current Christmas stamps.  

And finally, our good friends Mandy and Andy usually meet up over Christmas to exchange presents, either at their house or ours.  This year we met at the pictures as we all wanted to see Disney's Frozen and then we came back to ours for tea.  Happy thoughts!  If you are going to the Crop I shall take it there so you can have a closer look.  Unfortunately I cannot credit anyone for the design as I saw something on Youtube and did not make a note of the person who had a similar one.  I say "similar" as I modified mine greatly. 


And now for the Rudolph Day.  My Mate Sandra runs a Rudolph Day challenge for which we are to make two Christmas cards.  Here are mine......

I used another image from the Tin of Shame for the chicken card.  For the poinsettia card I used some new vellum I have bought (mine ran out so valid purchase) and it is beautiful.  I coloured the back of the petals and leaves with Copics.  The ribbon was bought for me by Mandy (above) when they were in US and has been unused until now.  The card is pre-embossed and must be about 5 years old.  I bought them with Angela who passed away nearly 4 years ago!  Not used until now!

Both the Album and the cards contain Snippets so I am skipping down to the Snippets Playground too.  I am sneaking a visit to Hazel's Christmas challenge too! 


Phew!  Thanks for sticking me so long.  Sorry it is a bit of a long post today.  Bet your cup is ready for a refill now!

Thanks for popping by.  

Hettie

30 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Well Hettie, I'm truly impressed with that Christmas album. I'm also impressed that you used what lovely paper you already had on hand. It feels good to lighten the load, doesn't it? And I love the diversity of the pages, too. What a clever way to share your Christmas, and be able to bind it properly, too.

As for the cards, both are adorable in their own way. First your hens are too funny, and second, that vellum is strangely gorgeous.

Thanks for sharing these during T(ea) today. BTW, Bleubeard says hi to Tracey, too.

~*~Patty S said...

Fun to see the super Christmas memories you captured so sweetly for all time in what you created!

Your cards are really lovely too...
thanks for sharing
and
Happy T Day to you Hettie
oxo

Dianne said...

I ADORE your album and cards! I have promised a small Christmas album to someone and here it is the end of Feb. and I've only started one page! You've given me some inspiration...happy T day!

SARN said...

Your album is MARVELLOUS Dahlink! So much detail. A little work of art.

Love the 2 Rudolph Day cards - they are both so different to each other! But both are pretty CAS too.

Thanks for joining in.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

scrappymo! said...

Oh my goodness...this post is su full of beauty!
Your album is amazing...So many gorgeous details...the saved stamp page is cool and also the envelope page were fabulous surprises.
Your R day cards are wonderful...those chickens always make me laugh as they are so darned cute but the poinsettia card steal the show. It is gorgeous!
I want to try one of these...the colouring behind the vellum gives such a lobvely soft look!

Divers and Sundry said...

i had never before heard of rudolph day, but it's a fun way of keeping the christmas spirit alive throughout the year. sweet!

Halle said...

Your album is wonderful!!! I really need to put photos into one of my Christmas paper bag books...esp since they haven't sold in my etsy shop. ;)
Happy Tuesday!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Your album and cards are just stunning! So many details and nice touches make the album a special keepsake! Happy T Day!

Linda said...

so much creativity here-wow! Your album is gorgeous and I can imagine the loving time you put into it. Great cards too-love the vellum flower. Happy T day!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

So much happening today. I think you were right to tell us to get a cuppa tea. The Christmas album is fabulous! So many fun things to look at on every page beside the pictures. That must have been a blast to put together. Your two Rudolph cards are fun too. The singing chickens make me laugh and I really like your delicate vellum poinsettia.

dawn said...

I'm happy to see this today. For some reason all morning I keep thinking of it being the 25th and Christmas, that makes this post extra special.
WOW, I LOVE the album, how cute and perfect for the holiday. WAY TO GO ON USING WHAT YOU HAVE!! That is so awesome. The cup was cute too.
Thanks so much for this delightful post! Happy T DAY!

Krisha said...

Happy T-day Hetti, and thanks for stopping by earlier.
Wow! that is a wonderfully made album, such pretty papers and embellishments!

You cards are stunning too, you have been busy. I've been trying to make at least one Christmas card a week, and now last week I fell behind....so two for this week (I hope)

Darnell J Knauss said...

I had to stop here, too, to tell you how much I loved your mini-album, Sam, and both of your beautiful cards!! I love the humor of the first, of course, and am swooning over the beauty of that vellum poinsettia!! Hugs, Darnell

Nancy said...

I'm a book making lover, so found your little Awesome! And, the cards are gorgeous :)
'Christmas' tea is wonderful--I hope to join in next week with the tea group :)

Kathleen said...

The Christmas album is totally stunning, you are so brilliant at these.
Love both your cards, the first is my fav,only because it made me smile and I can not work with vellum so I am envious!

Kath x

butterfly said...

Awwww look - hello Krtek!!

Fabulous little album - so many delightful Christmassy details - I love those little gingerbread men and lovely patterned paper envelope. Great work on using up the snippets too...
Alison xx

Denise Price said...

I'm very impressed that you've finished your Christmas album. I'm still working on mine. Your cards are both cute, but I'm especially impressed by the poinsettia card, because it just looks so magical. Happy T Day!

Kate said...

Fun album. I love your frosted pointsettia on that card. I must say you have inspired me to join in your Rudolph days. I am loving this idea of working ahead. Your work is beautiful as always.

MaryH said...

Oh my goodness. What a delight of loveliness with your album. It's beautiful and what memories you'll recall each time you enjoy it all over again. Love it and all the tiny details you've encased between the covers! Loved both of the R cards too, but that vellum poinsettia stole my heart, and especially that unexpected splash of tartan center! What a designer touch that added! TFS such a very enjoyable post tonight. Hugs

Di said...

Wow Sam - the album is totally fabulous! I'll be sure to see it at the Crop!

LOVE your RD cards, those vellum poinsettias are absolutely gorgeous!

Hugs, Di xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Hettie,
this is some stunning project. I love this super creation, and all the hard work involved in this gem of a creation.
Beautiful Christmas cards for the Rudolf day too. That vellum poinsettia
is amazing.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Hazel said...

What a delightful lot of inspirational crafting - thanks for sharing. Thanks for entering my CHNC challenge 165 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for February - I'd love to see it there too. x

Hazel said...

Thanks for adding for my CHNC challenge extra for February x

Irene said...

Hello Sam, your Christmas album is amazing, lots of hard work but well worth the effort, what memories it holds.

Your Rudolph cards are brilliant - the singing chickens are so funny and your vellum poinsetta is beautiful.
luv
irene
xxxx

Laura said...

Ooh, I came for the cards but got totally distracted by the album. Awesome work!

Jan Frances said...

Your work is stunning. The album is gorgeous as are your cards too! Jan x

mamapez5 said...

Well you have inspired me today! The album is great. A lot of work there. The chickens are fun. I love that range of stamps. But the poinsettia is beautiful. I love the ribbon, but the flower is gorgeous. I have loads of parchment as I started pergamano classes last year, but neither my hands or eyes were really up to it. I had not thought of using it in this way but I shall definitely give it a go now. (I think vellum and parchment are much the same thing?) I was interested to see you coloured it with copics. We were told they wouldn't work so I haven't tried it. Thanks for the inspiration. Kate x

Kim said...

I do so love your albums! But, that Poinsettia card is beautiful!!! I still haven't use those PB stamps...This year they will be front and center!

Rita said...

I had my cup of coffee with me. ;) Cute little album.
Happy belated T-Day! :)

voodoo vixen said...

Lovely Christmas mini book and well done on using your older papers instead of buying more, lovely cards as weel, I am always impressed if people can sit and make Christmas cards through the year.