Happy Rudolph Day to y'all! I do hope you have a great weekend in store. The weather outside Hettie Towers looks set to be a lovely Autumn Day.
As you my lovely followers will know, the 25th of every month is known as Rudolph Day on which I share two or more Christmas Cards with you and join in with my Buddy Sandra's challenge. Yes, you may have noticed that I have said the full C word...CHRISTMAS!! As far as creating things is concerned I now think it is ok to use the Christmas word. As for shops and things I still think it is a little too early to have started in August and that maybe mid November is ample soon enough.
OK! I have stepped down from my soap box now. Here are some cards on which I have used some new toys NBUS which I bought on my recent trip over the Pond...
I just fell in love with the Penny Black die, though I must say that if you are using anything less than cardstock it is a little trying to get it to cut. This mirri card works like a dream though. I took a cream card, stamped it with Archival ink with a TH text stamp. Then attached the PB die cut. Out of two Snippets I cut the red X Cut shape and also a cream. The MC is another new TH stamp which I rather like, again stamped with Archival and embossed with clear embossing powder.
I had a little rummage in the Christmas basket and found the very last K&Co rosette (had them so long I know I won't find again, though it doesn't stop me looking), the ribbon was in the Ribbon Snippets basket and the pine leaves were from the Tin of Shame.
This time I stamped the background with some versamark using a snowflake stamp from the same new TH set and embossed with some sparkling snow WOW embossing powder. I then stamped the pine needles with Pine Needles DI and touched it up with my Wink of Stella pen. Now I didn't know that you could get coloured Wink pens. I have only ever seen them clear. So when in Absolutely Everything I gayly picked up a pen not realising until we were back at our accomodation that it was green. However, now that I have tried it I LOVE IT. See! You can really have "happy accidents". I adhered a small piece of the PB die cut to one side and found some more ribbon to go down the centre. Then I stamped another of the TH set with Archival and embossed with clear embossing powder.
Last one for today...
This was the third attempt at cutting a thinner card using the PD die. It was not very nice trying to cut it. I used a red card and stamped it with my favourite TH swirl stamp and embossed with gold. I then took a piece of cream cardstock cut to the same size as the PB die cut and stamped with the TH text stamp. I adhered the die cut over the top and stickled each interlocking section. I cut out a TH Poinsettie with cream card and stamped with the text stamp. On another piece of cream card I stamped the Merry Christmas and die cut with my X Cut die as well as a piece of vellum which I tucked behind. With a piece of ribbon laid across the bottom I then layered the poinsettie and stickled the centre.
Hey presto three cards made in one afternoon, all of which I am pleased with and I hope you like them too! Just sorry about the photographs having sunshine and shade. It is getting harder to take photos in the morning now being so dark.
Right, off to take this over to Sandra and the Snippets Playground, before the gates are shut. Why not join in and make a minimum of two Christmas cards by the end of the month and you may win a prize. I am also entering these into the CHNC as they are a little bit Christmas themed!
If you are ever anywhere near Topsfield, do go along to Absolutely Everything. The shop is amazing. I walked around it three times before I could put anything in the basket as I just did not know where to start and the staff are lovely. They haven't asked me to promote them, this is just me telling ya! It is no wonder it is my Buddy Kim's favourite shop.
Thanks for calling by. Have a great weekend.