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Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Last Rudolph Day For This Year.

Today, being the 25th is Rudolph Day once again, in fact as it also November it it the last Rudolph Day Challenge for this year. I can't believe a whole year has whizzed by since Mo, of Scraps of Life by Scrappymo, took over the hosting of this fun challenge. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank her for continuing to promote the friendly atmosphere between the participants each month and for the generous prizes.
So onto my card for this month, the stamp was free with a craft magazine recently. I stamped it with black Memento ink onto a snippet of white card, and coloured it with Promakers and Derwent Coloursoft pencils. I drew around the outside of a Spellbinder plain circle die and cut it out by hand.  This was because the die was just a tad too small for the stamped image and the next size up was bigger than I wanted. I  used a Spellbinder scalloped circle die to cut a mat from some red card and stuck the two together. I cut  and folded an  A5 size base card from matching red card, and trimmed a snippet of white card to fit the front leaving a narrow border. I ran this piece through my Cuttlebug with a NBUS Christmas words embossing folder. I am sorry but although the ef is new and only recently bought I didn't keep the packaging and I can't remember what make it is. The holly is part of a Cheery Lynne die, cut from a snippet of green card. with three red gems added for the berries.

I am entering this at Rudolph Day Challenge - Make a Christmas Card
and at Pixies snippet Playground - Use Snippets.

Thank you for taking time to visit here today and for your comments, I appreciate them all.
Jean

27 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card, Jean. The beautifully coloured image looks lovely matted on red against the white background. xx

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  2. Every element you chose to put this together says "happy!" I love the embossed background, the pretty medallion focal image and especially that holly sprig with the gemstones! Very pretty!

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  3. Hi Kath,
    what a brilliant Rudolf card, and I love that super little Robin.
    Great designing as always, and perfect colouring in of it too.
    Wonderful embossing as well.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  4. Hi Jean oooooooooooooooSorry slip of the keys as I have just visited Kath .

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  5. Wonderful chirpy looking robin card. Great colouring and embossing.

    HAPPY RUDOLPH DAY.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  6. A lovely little robin card Jean. He looks lovely with the Christmas embossing folder behind. You did really well cutting out that circle ... Barbxx

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  7. Such a pretty card Jean and I love your Christmas word embossing in the background and the robin and wreath look great mounted on the red scalloped circle. Beautiful holly and gems for berries too. x

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  8. Love robins, beautiful card! X

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  9. A super robin image on your beautiful card Jean.
    Yvonne xx

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  10. Gorgeous card Jean, great image, EF and wonderful colouring.

    Kath x

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  11. ah Jeaa, a lovely post and great card .. well done on adapting the die to fit your image ..and love the butterfly card below too.
    Thanks so much for popping over.
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

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  12. A very cute little Robin!

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  13. Beautiful card Jean - LOVE the robin, they always make me smile. And the EF is a stunner - fancy you not keeping the packaging or at least writing the name of the folder on it with a permanent marker. Are you in collusion with my Len to stop me from running off and buying stuff for the playground - and me of course!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  14. Squeal!!! Oh I am soooo bad Jean! I Googled and then pulled up images of embossing folders with Christmas words on and found it!! It's a new Sheena Douglass one called 'Christmas Greetings'!! Ain't no secrets when Miss Marple is about :)

    Have you seen Sheena's 'Frosty Ice Border' EF? It's also fabulous - I have it and one will be a prize in the Playground shortly. Am planning a bumper celebration over Christmas/New Year as it's also four years since I took the Playground over.

    Excuse me, must dash, I have a folder (make that two) to order!!

    More hugs

    Di xx

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  15. Good grief, it's also 5" x 7"!! What a great size for larger cards, or to trim down as you did :)

    Di xx

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    1. I'm glad you found it Di, I did wonder if it was a Sheena Douglas one because I bought it at the NEC show recently and I also got a couple of her stencils. I did buy quite a bit of stuff!! and when I came to sort it all out I couldn't remember who I had bought from.
      Jean x

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  16. This is gorgeous Jean. I love the lickle Robin. I have a few cheeky ones who stare at me through the window to put more food out...which of course I oblige!!
    Hugs
    xx

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  17. Now when you say "cut it out by hand," Jean, what do you mean by that? Haha, remember those days when that's ALL we did?! This card is divine!! That e/f is especially awesome!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

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  18. This is such a sweet card. Love that wee bird and the new EF is perfect with this.
    Thanks for taking part in the November Rudolph Days Challenge and good luck in the prize draws.

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  19. Lovely robin card and true dedication cutting a circle by hand! Xxx

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  20. Such a beautiful robin on the gorgeous card.

    Sue xx

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  21. What a lovely fat little robin, and I like the delicate wreath surrounding him. An other lovely card for the collection. Kate x

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  22. Love this little cheeky fella perched within his holly wreath. What a pretty image, and so well colored. A perfect focal point for the crisp white of the background embossing and the bright holly sprig. Love this design very much. TFS & Hugs

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  23. Love this traditional card the stamp is fab and I love your embossing folder a classy card Love and hugs Carole x

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  24. Oh this is just beautiful!! Love the design! I have this stamp to and yet to use it but it's so cute
    Lucy x

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