Sunday, 31 January 2016

First Rudolph Day of 2016

Hello there My Friends

Gosh where did January go then? I don't know about you but I have been pretty busy this month with one thing or another and to be quite honest, I am hoping that February and the rest of 2016 will be a bit kinder to me.

So here we are at the end of January and I have two cards to share with you for the Rudolph Day over at my friend Mo's blog.

Here is the first one...

I stamped some Snippets of red card with the bauble stamps and die cut them with my Spellbinders dies.  More Snippets for the Memory Box ribbon and Penny Black sentiment, a little ribbon onto the background MME paper and a card was born.

And just for good measure, I made another card....

Again I used some Snippets including the glitter paper border down the side and the vellum.  The lady was cut a long time ago when I was with my friend, and I will try and use the rest of them.  It needed a little dolling up when I finished, so added some glossy accents and sprinkled MS glitter over.  The vellum was left over from another card which I stamped the Stampenduous border stamp and embossed gold powder.  No idea where the background music paper came from, I found it in my Snippets drawer when I was clearing it out. 

Running off to my friend Mo's Rudolph Day and the Snippets Playground with my cards.  See you on the swings with Parsnip.  I need a cwtch with my fluffy friend!!


Barb said...

They are both lovely cards Hettie. Isn't it good to use stuff up and you end up with two more super Christmas cards. Barbxx

Anonymous said...

Ooooooh, both creations are so gorgeously elegant especially the second card with the lady. Absolute beauties!

Carol L said...

Two pretty cards from you today, and I'm especially fond of that gorgeous bauble! I love the "rejoice" sentiment with the glittered lady too - something I don't see too often on Christmas cards!

Diane said...

Both are just gorgeous Hettie, love the glittery shine.
Hugs Diane

Jane Willis said...

Two gorgeous cards, I particularly like the bold Scandi look of the first one. Thanks for joining in with Rudolph Day this month
Jane DT

scrappymo! said...

My goodness, Sam! They are both so gorgeous.
I love the stamped baubles they are so elegant. This card is stunningly elegant! The second card is wonderful too. I have that dieand have never used it. When I do, I am going to use black glitter paper too. It looks fab!

Thanks for taking part in the January Rudolph Days Challenge.

Helen said...

January has been a dreadful month in total I reckon! Hope you are recovering from your own ordeal. Love the cards, they are both fabulous.

SARN said...

Two beautiful cards here my friend. I CERTAINLY hope the rest of 2016 is kinder to you.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Di said...

LOVE these Sam! You certainly captured a beautiful vintage feel. And as Sarn says, here's to a better year ahead!


Di xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

These are great cards with a nice old fashioned feel to them!

Jenny L said...

Hi Sam,
oh these are gorgeous.
Great and super designed as always.
I do hope you are feeling a little better now, and the bruises are beginning to fade.
Love and bug hugs from my house to yours.
Sorry that should have read big hugs not bug hugs. LOL.
You don't want bug hugs.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Bonnie said...

Such beautiful ornaments, Sam! Love the embossing on the red! And the glittery caroler is awesome! Great job doing 2 Christmas cards!

butterfly said...

Love the embossing on the layered bauble, and the carol singer is just delightful. So lovely to meet you at the weekend!
Alison xx

Kathleen said...

Well I certainly missed this post yesterday, love the first card, great bauble and fabulous embossing and lovely papers.
Now have you had one glass of wine too many or have I? can't really work out what the image is on the second card, the backing is gorgeous and so is the ribbon but the image looks like a burnt Christmas pud.
Tell the truth and shame the Devil has always been my downfall.

Kath x

Team Clark said...

Wow oh wow, these are stunning cards, just my style!!! Hugs, Autumn

Mrs A. said...

Playing catch up here. These are both luverly. I nearly did a bauble design and then changed my mind at the last minute. Hope your yr just gets better and better. I might just come along for the ride too. hugs Mrs A.