Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Rudolph Day - August - What Already??

Hello there fellow Bloggers
 
Now how on earth did we get to August Rudolph Day so quickly??
 
Only three more until the Big One!!!!  Aaaaaaarrrrrgggghhhhh!  Better get a jimmy on!!!  Not enough cards made yet.
 
So here are this month's offerings....
 
 
I got out my Artistic Stamper stamps and stamped a background with the pinecone using with Potting Soil Archival ink then smooshing the background with Gathered Twigs DI.  I then took more white cardstock and stamped the cottage image and the sentiment with the same Archival Ink and smooshed the outer edge with DI. 
 
 
Then I went on a good rummage in my plain Snippets Box to layer the stamped pieces.  Don't look too close as there are actually two shades of green, but I added a little Forest Moss DI to try and even them out!! The background piece is a VOS piece of K&Co.  Final  flourish is a little wooden snowflake.
 
Off to link this with my Buddy Mo's Rudolph Day and also my buddies at the Snippets Playground.  Have fun and don't forget to let me know you have been!!
 
Hettie
 
 
 

23 comments:

sally said...

I can feel the chill of all that wintry snow!

Sally

Kathleen said...

Really lovely card Hettie, great stamping and lovely layout and image, can't spot any sparkle though.
Oh and by the way, I have have been.

Kath x

Carol said...

A gorgeous wintry scene, great design. Carol x

scrappymo! said...

Looks wonderful! I really liked the second photo...so glad you included that shot as it really shows off the pretty purple background paper.

Your inventive use of the pinecone made for another great background as well.

Sorry I have been a bit absent from visiting. Will have a long catchup soon! Thanks for taking part in my August Rudolph DAys Challenge.

mamapez5 said...

A lovely image, beautifully mounted. I like the sepia tones for the stamped image and background. Kate x

Jean said...

Wow Hettie, I love this beautiful vintage style card. The image is lovely and so is the pine cone layer you made.
Jean x

Jane Willis said...

That's lovely - the stamped verse really completes it beautifully
Jane

Jane Willis said...

That's lovely - the stamped verse really completes it beautifully
Jane

SARN said...

Tis lovely mate. But why isn't Blogger telling me you've updated your blog with a new post? Grrr.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Di said...

Great card Sam - gosh it's such a perfect card for Christmas. Wonderful colours you've used there. Clever sausage!

Ha! I think blogger IS mucking around, I published my LIM card at midnight and it's just popped up again on my dashboard - mid afternoon. Yes, I follow myself (anonymously) to look for just times like these!

Hugs

Di xx

Barb said...

What a pretty Christmas scene on your card. I like the pine cone background too. The colour looks great. Barbxx

Kathyk said...

Deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelightful make! Happy (belated) Rudolph Day - only three more to go!

Kathyk

Jenny L said...

Hi Sam,
this is a gorgeous card.
I love everything you have done with this gem of creation.
Wonderful stamped images, and great colour combos too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Kathleen said...

Well it hasn't altered much since last night, but just noticed the fact that you smooshed the edges with DI, not sure that Miss would have been too keen on being smooched, you'll probably get stood in the naughty corner for that one.

Kath x

LesleyG said...

Gorgeous scene Hettie, love the pine cone background, inkspired! Xxx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wonderful card there, Sam, I really love all the details ..
Wish we could see it as well as in real life as it hard to capure it sometimes.
And shock, horror I have actually joined over to Mo's,, had made two cards but the realised after linking (when thought should read the rules) you are only allowed one entry. Talk about dumb.. Out of practise. Asked Mo to delete one entry.
Hugs Shaz in Oz.x.

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

MaryH said...

Very pretty Hettie. Love this cozy but cold cabin scene. Your color choices were spot on to create such a vintage feel to this delightful image. Love the darks of the matting colors and that wonderful pinecone background. I had not thought of the 3 month countdown! TFS & Hugs. Happy wkend.

Barb said...

Congratulations on being one of Di's picks with your beautiful card. Barbxx

Mrs A. said...

This is such a lovely vintage style of card. The colours are just right. 3 months left you say! Can't stop have loads of cards to make!!!! hugs mrs A.

Mrs A. said...

This is such a lovely vintage style of card. The colours are just right. 3 months left you say! Can't stop have loads of cards to make!!!! hugs mrs A.

Mrs A. said...

This is such a lovely vintage style of card. The colours are just right. 3 months left you say! Can't stop have loads of cards to make!!!! hugs mrs A.

butterfly said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely. One of my favourite AO Christmas stamps - and it looks so beautiful in the neutral tones. This is very much up my street!
Alison xx

Bonnie said...

Love this cozy cabin and the pine cone background is so perfect!