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Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

First Rudolph Day for 2015

As some of you already know the 25th of each month is designated Rudolph Day for the purposes of the Rudolph Day challenge which this year is being hosted by Scrappymo of Scraps Of Life By Scrappymo,  after taking over from Sarn who stepped down at the end of last year. The idea of this challenge is to get a head start on making christmas cards by making at least one each month. Of course you can make more if you wish but you only need one to enter. The challenge opens on 25th and remains open until the end of the month. There are a friendly bunch of cardmakers who take part every month so why not pop over to Scappymo's and join in.
So onto my card which I had intended to make at the weekend ready for Sunday 25th, but it just didn't happen so here I am a few days late. This is an unusual card for me as it has no stamping on it. I bought this Dovecraft paper pack before last christmas but didn't get round to using it. It is also different colour wise for me as well but I really liked it. The folded card is A6 size and I cut the christmas words paper to fit the front leaving just a narrow border. I then cut a panel of the green fir cone paper and matted it onto some plain brown from the same pack. After sticking these together I wrapped some matching ribbon around and secured at the back before sticking the whole panel to the card front. I think it was a Britania die that I used to cut the fir branch and cones at the top. I felt it needed a little brightening up so added a tiny red bow made from the ribbon cut from the shoulders of a jumper and then I also tied another piece through the holes in a button from a set coordinating with the papers and glued to over the ribbon greeting.
Thank you for visiting here today and for your lovely comments which are really appreciated.


  1. What a beautiful card, Jean! I love the colours - very natural. Those ribbons to keep things on hangers come in so useful don't they? that is what I used for my third card, through the die cut x

  2. Jean, this is an awesome combination of colors & patterns. Love the way you've done the layout, and that button grabs the eye with the tiny red bow. The pinecone sprig is a lovely decoration to an already beautiful card. Good for you at using up your paper stash and not having to drag out a stamp! Thanks for joining in 2015's #1 Rudolph Day. Hugs.

  3. That is not your usual style at all but I really like it. Everything works together so well. Kate xx

  4. Congrats on your first Christmas card this year! I love those white pine branches as well as the die-cut green ones! The touch of red is all this great card needed to finish it off beautifully!

  5. Hi Jean,
    what a really fab Rudolf card.
    Love your fab designing, and that paper is lovely.
    Your button looks like it's got a pine cone on it too.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  6. This is a beautiful RD card Jean and I like the different colours which make a refreshing change. I love the pine cones as they are a favourite of mine, as you have seen. x

  7. Great Rudolph Days card, Pat. I think the pop of red from the bows is perfect on this one. It has a hearty masculine feel and the red addition just looks so great!

    Thank you for taking part in my first Rudolph Days challenge of 2015.

  8. Lovely card Jean, love the button
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  9. Beautiful card jean, love the papers and super additions.
    Yvonne xx

  10. You gotta love a card with no stamping that looks as lovely as this! Well done, Jean! And I think your addition of the little bows is perfect!! (Good job recycling from the jumper, too!) Hugs, Darnell

  11. Beautiful Rudolph Day card! Love your papers! Great colour combo and I love the die cuts!

  12. It is a lovley color combination. Very nice card, TFS!

  13. Terrific use of your papers Jean - great colourscheme too.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  14. I love the papers and colours you've chosen for this card - all the elements work so well together.

    Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog and being my latest follower.

    Kath x