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Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Friday, 26 January 2018

First Rudolph Day for 2018

Hello there, My poor blog has been sadly neglected lately and I see my last post was for the final Rudolph Day Challenge of last year. I have just been taking a break from blogging and spending so much time at the computer. However I decided that the first Rudolph challenge this year would be a good opportunity to start again. This is such a fun and friendly challenge to take part in and gives you a chance to make a head start on this years Christmas cards. It runs from the 25th till the last day of each month, and you just need to make one Christmas themed project to enter.
 Having sorted out all the cards we were sent at Christmas I had quite a pile that I thought I could recycle, so I decided to do it straight away before they got pushed aside and forgotten. So I have picked out a few that I liked best to enter the challenge.

I have chosen three
robin cards to start with, I
always like the robins.
This one is quite simple, I
cut the image and a gold
mirri card mat with Lil'Inkers stitched square dies. I found a snippet of grey paper to tone with the background colour to stamp the greeting on and die cut it with another gold mat to match. The 15cm square base card is covered with some patterned paper from a 6" Dovecraft pad called Time to Sparkle, before adding the robin and greeting.

The next two were made in a similar
way using Spellbinder dies. I think
theses were slightly smaller 13cm
base cards. The patterned papers
came from my stash, and the mats
are cut from dark green glossy card
from Imagination Crafts. The die cut greeting is done with Bittania dies.
I made seventeen cards altogether and I will add another photo that I took of some of them. I have saved a few more that I thought turned out best to show you another time.

In the meantime I am happy to have actually done something with them and made a good start this years Christmas card collection. Lets hope I can keep it up now and not have to panic in December like I usually do.

Now I am off to link this up at Rudolph Day Challenge at Scraps of Life by Scrappymo

I am glad to have got back to posting something here again as well, and thank you for taking a look. I enjoy reading your comments too and appreciate them all.