Wednesday, 25 November 2015

NBUS Christmas Stamp....Yippee!! and Rudolph Day


It is Santa's Head Elf here sharing with you a NBUS Christmas Stamp on this auspicious day.  Why auspicious?  Because it is the last Rudolph Day before the Big One!!!!  

So to kick this Rudolph Day off here is my first card....
Isn't that stamp just gorgeous!! My lovely friend from over the water sent it to me.  You know who you are.  MWAH!!  It is by Stampenduous and is called Fireside Ivy.  I actually got the inspiration to Viv and I hope I have done her card justice!

So what I did was to stamp it on a background card with Versamark and embossed it with white WOW embossing powder.  I did the same again on some vellum.  Then I took my oval die and cut out the middle of the vellum piece before placing it over the top of the background card and securing it with brads.  I then mounted the whole thing onto the card, added some faux stitching with my Sharpies white chalk pen and added some ribbon with a little stamped tag (Hero Arts stamp).

Now what do you suppose I did with the vellum centres that were cut out?  Yep, like a good little Santa Elf I cut some more ovals from plain card and tied them together to make tags for my parcels.  How is that for recycling my Snippets?

Right that is all from me.  I must get busy as the Chief Elf (i.e. the chap in the red suit) keeps going on about deadlines etc.  He is a bit tetchy right now!!

Off to share this with my buddy Mo and of course my other buddy Parsnip down at the Snippets Playground.  

Thanks for calling by.  Will pop over later once I have done my dance class.



Sue - said...

Lovely card - reminds me of Wedgewood pottery!

Kathleen said...

Well you may have been AWOL for a while but you have certainly made up for it with these fabulous creation, the image is certainly great and love the different shades of blue and white and shapes and layout and on and on and on, Guess what..... I like them!
In your capacity as an Elf please make sure that my presents are wrapped nicely and delivered on time.

Kath xxx

Carol L said...

How beautiful! I just love the royal blue color and the embossed vellum panels! You did a great job, now just keep dancing!!!!

Jenny L said...

Hi Sam,
what beautiful Rudolf creations.
That stamped image is so perfectly stamped, and the colour and design are ace.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

SARN said...

Ooh, fabulous blue festive makes and BRILLIANT use of the snippets too. No wonder you're held Elf!


Hugs, Sarn xxx

Barb said...

Fantastic use of your lovely present stamp. Hettie the stamp is a beauty and I love what you've done with it. Very beautiful work. Barbxx

Di said...

Hi Sam - great to see you in the Playground! LOVE this card and the stamp certainly is a beauty - love the blue and white, perfect!


Di xx

Di said...

Forgot to say, thanks for the info. about the Pogo Sam! I have a small Cannon photo printer for my camera not portable enough for hols though!) but had never come across this - how clever :)


Di xx

Sharon said...

Beautiful in blue... xxx

Carol said...

Gorgeous Rudolph Day card Hettie, what a lovely stamp and a great way to use it. Carol x

Mrs A. said...

Your getting very good at recycling your snippets so just for that I'm going to let you be Joseph in the Nativity. There was fierce competition and much cutting off of plaits you know to land this part so off you go and iron your tea towel and dun you be late for rehersals. hugs Mrs A.
BTW. Mrs A and Miss Di can be Walk on parts in the stable as erm chookins!!
They will be sure fire naturals. Dun u worry bout the missing feathers neithers i have a plan.

Jean said...

Lovely card,and lovely stamp. Looks beautiful in the blue and white.
Jean x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Beautiful embossing, Hettie, and very clever use of the cut outs.

Love and hugs

LesleyG said...

I have fireside envy! Lovely cards and tags have inspired some more ideas.....Tfs xxx

scrappymo! said...

Two wonderful cards, Sam...and some sweet tags too. I like them both but really love the finishing touch from that bit of plaid ribbon on the second!
Great colours in that plaid...

Your stamp is fab and looks great with the WOW of the topper portion.

Thanks for taking part in the November Rudolph Days Challenge. Good luck in the prize draws

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

These are gorgeous, they look wonderful stamped and embossed in white.

Sue xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

These are gorgeous, they look wonderful stamped and embossed in white.

Sue xx

mamapez5 said...

Wow. That is such a lovely stamp. The card you have made with it is really different from the usual. Well done on using the cut out too! Kate x

MaryH said...

I have this stamp, and boy, howdy, did you do a wonderful card with the white emboss on blue! Looks much more beautiful done this way, than with all the coloring. I just love it! Good idea, and will be CASE-ing your brilliance! It is a very pretty & homey stamp I think..just right for the holidays. TFS & H ugs

butterfly said...

I love the white embossing - the cards look fabulous. And such a cute idea to make the co-ordinating tags... fab post.
Alison xx

Team Clark said...

Beautiful card design, love that white embossing!