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Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Sunday, 25 October 2015

October Rudolph Day

I can't believe it is time for the Rudolph Day challenge again already, and even more scary is the fact that there is only one more RD before the big day itself. Scary because I am still woefully behind with my Christmas cards and next month is one of my busiest for family birthdays. However as my husband was out today playing in a game of bowls I was able to get two cards made. This first one is made with two stamps from a Chocolate Baroque set called Snowy scenes. I like this set because the images are smaller than many of theirs and are suitable for making A6 size cards. The base card for this is a dark blue A6 tent fold.  I stamped the owls first onto white card and then the cottage, extending the landscape lines out into the owls. I then masked all the stamping and used a template to create the moon with Squeezed Lemonade DI and a blending tool. Then with the masks still in place and masking the moon as well, I coloured the sky with a blending brush and DI Stormy Sky and Chipped Sapphire. I coloured the rest of the image with a mixture of Promarkers and Distress Markers, and then trimmed it to size, and stamped the sentiment with the Chipped Sapphire ink, which is another Chocolate Baroque stamp. I mounted this onto some silver glitter card and fixed it to the base card. I added some Stickles glitter to the snowy scene and punched out two snowflakes from the glitter card with an X cut punch and added them to the top corner.  
For my second card I used another stamp from the same set and stamped it with black Memento ink onto white card. I coloured it with Promarkers, and Sakura sparkle pens for the tree lights.  I mounted this one onto gold mirri card before sticking it to the red A6 card, folded portrait style.The sentiment is from Hero Arts stamped with Versamark and embossed with WOW gold embossing powder. I stamped a small sprig of holly in  opposite corners with black ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. I added colour to these with  Stickles  glitter, and I added some glitter to the main image as well.

So now I am off to link these up at Scraps of Life by Scappymo for the Rudolph Day Challenge.

Thank you for visiting here today and for your comments which are really appreciated.


  1. Two super cards, Jean. I like both snowy scenes. The owls with their stockings hung out for Santa are just delightful :) Elizabeth xx

  2. Both cards are delightful scenes. Just love those wise owls putting thier stocking up for Santa to drop a present into as he flies overhead in his sleigh. Hugs Mrs A.

  3. Two lovely cards, Jean. I especially love the scene you've created on the top one - those owls are just adorable! xx

  4. Two gorgeous cards, Jean! I love them both! Lovely scenes and colours x

  5. I love both these cards Jean and the first is such a pretty background scene with the two cute owls which finish it perfectly and love the glittery snowflakes. The second has that gorgeous rich red and the gold which are lovely together and the holly with the stickles is very pretty in the corners. x

  6. What a pretty pair of cards! I love the moon and how you colored the sky on the first - it's just beautiful! The gold trim and holly sprigs on the 2nd spell Christmas in a traditional, colorful way! Nice job on both!

  7. Two lovely cards. They are both pretty but the irst with those cute owls captured my heart. Owls are all the rage over here at the moment!

    Thanks for taking part in the October Rudolph DAys Challenge.

  8. Lovely scenes with cute additions xxx

  9. Two lovely cards Jean, but I do love those owls with their little stockings hanging below. Well done on sorting the photo problem out. Hugs. Kate x

  10. Hi Jean,
    2 wonderful makes.
    That scene on the first is superbly created, as is the second one. is also great too.
    I love your owls on the first as well as the those stockings hanging from the tree branches.
    Your moon is excellent.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  11. Two beautiful Christmas cards Jean. I am just thinking to start making my cards, maybe I should join this challenge next year.
    Yvonne xx

  12. You may be behind, but at least that's another 2 made in preparation. They are both lovely Jean.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  13. Two beautiful cards Jean. Who would have thought they were stamps from the same set. The first looks such fun with the owls' Christmas stockings hanging from the branches. Barbxx

  14. Two smashers Jean, what lovely designs, great job, love 'um both!
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  15. Two really lovely card Jean and great images and colours.

    Kath x

  16. Wonderful designs i love this stamp set so versatile your cards are gorgeous love them Love and hugs Carole x

  17. oh wow-some serious inkiness here! Two wonderful scenes.
    Thanks for joining in with Rudolph Day.
    Lynn x

  18. That's wonderful coloring on both of these cards. Loving your winter scene with the house & owl, and fantastic work on that dark evening sky. Also loved #2, and fascinated by how you got the falling snow look. It appears to be paste through a stencil, but perhaps it's part of the stamp design. It's just beautiful, as both of them are. You're 2 ahead on your Christmas stash well done. You must send DH out to play more often!!! LOL. TFS & Hugs.

  19. Two gorgeous cards, I adore the first one with the cute owls and the beautiful sky.

    Love and hugs

  20. Two great cards but the one with owls has to be my favourite! Gorgeous xx Jan xxxx

  21. Two beautiful Christmas cards Jean, I love the wintry scene and cute owls on your first card, and
    the amazing night sky on your second.

    Thank you for your visit and comment.