Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Only 6 months to go...Rudolph Day June

Hello There

Yep!  You read it right.  Only 6 months, 26 weeks, or 182 days or 5 pay days until the day when we will hopefully have been visited by the man in the Red Suit!!

So in preparation for this I join in every month with my Mate's Rudolph Day Challenge.  

Last night I had a rummage through my Christmas basket and came across my last piece of paper which measured about 7.5" square and wanted to practice a bit of thiftiness and get as many cards as I could without cutting the paper into small pieces.  So I cut it on the lines in the pattern on the paper horizontally, and trimmed to fit on a 7x5 card and chomped the corners with MS snowflake punch.  Now what next?  I found a strip of pale turquoise cardstock left over from a layout which matched as well as some white strips of TH "lace".  An idea was born.  On my desk, left over from a recent project was some dark turquoise card.  I cut three pieces of the pale turquoise to fit below the PP, I cut some more "lace" from Snippets of white, pale turquoise and dark turquoise card. I remembered I had some fine silver thread so threaded some through the top layer of lace.

Next I put it all together, having first cut some small squares of turquoise and placed behind the top corners.  I cut some snowflakes using Spellbinders dies and punched some tiny snowflakes which I adhered and then added Stickles in there.

Now to prove I made more than one..

I have two of something else I can share with you today too.  Two newbies to the Snippets Playground who were bought for me by Mr Hettie for my birthday...
Meet Hinge and Bracket.  Some of my older readers will know who they are.  Younger ones please feel free to Google them!
That's enough posing for you, time to find some food!

Right, off to call by at the Snippets Playground to check on my new Girlies and take my cards as they are made entirely from Snippets with only a few small bits left over.  Don't worry, I will use them too.  

Why not make a few Christmas cards and join in to the Rudolph Day challenge?  You have until the end of the month and there is a prize to be drawn.

Thanks for calling by.

Hettie

14 comments:

SARN said...

Absolutely PERFECT Rudolph Day cards and you used up lots of snippets too. Well done you!

Love the pretty die cut lacy borders and that paper is LUSH!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

SARN said...

Love the look of Hinge & Bracket. xxx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wonderful cards Hettie... love them and the story of how they came to be .... love also the new chooks.. but to be honest the names mean nothing and pretty sure that's not age related :) lovely birds no matter what you call them. Good of Mr Hettie! Shaz in Oz x

Di said...

Oh wow and double wow Sam - what fabby Christmas cards. LOVE them a LOT!! Beautiful the way you created a scene (don't be doing that on Friday though!) plus the turquoise colours are just divine! I never say definitely in advance but these are on my weekly Playground Picks 'first cut' list!!

Hugs, Di xx

Irene said...

Wow and double Wow Sam, your cards are fabulous, love them especially the colours.

Hinge and Bracket are adorable
luv
irene
xxxx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Awww!!! New puckens! So nice to meet the new ladies. I love your thrifty cards, you can feel the chill of the snow drifts coming off them.... or maybe that's just the air conditioner. Six more months, eh? EEK!

Kathleen said...

Gosh, hope these aren't the real Hinge and Bracket re-incarnated, well I hope they are still alive.
Fabulous papers, super colours and three brilliant cards.

Kath x

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

They are so beautiful but please, no more reminders as to it being 6 months until Christmas or I will freefall into panic mode!
Wishes
Lynne

mamapez5 said...

Beautiful cards, I love all the layers of lace. Beautiful girls too. There's a gorgeous sheen on the back of Bracket. Have fun with them. Kate x

MaryH said...

Beautiful cards! A wonderfully creative way to stretch your precious dp, and it turned out to be such a stunning design. Love the sweet deer perched on this pretty paper, and that delicious lace trimming. Such a pretty, pretty card. Enjoyed seeing Hinge & Bracket too. They look very settled in their new home, and were certainly gracious to pose for us here. TFS & Hugs

Gay Peplow said...

Woah! well done Sam lots of lovely Christmas cards :D Belated happy birthday to you and welcome Hinge and Bracket, sadly I do know who they were :D xx

Kate said...

Two lovely beauties. Your card is so pretty. I love the unusual color palette!

butterfly said...

Those cards are so lovely - gorgeous colours and the lacy strips work brilliantly to create a border for the landscape scene. Love these! Great pics of the chooks too!
Alison xx

scrappymo! said...

Hinge and Bracket have modeling careers ahead!!! They are gorgeous!

Your cards are fab...sorry i am so late visiting. The kiddies are with us at the lake and time is precious...have not been visiting as much as usual!