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3/29/2014

Rudolph Day Christmas Challenge

Good evening after another rainy day where the sun played tag with rain drops. Finally managed to finish up 2 cards to submit to the March Rudolph Day Challenge here. One needs must have 2 or more festive cards to submit and it's taken me a while to get mine finished. I missed last month, so really wanted to try to participate this month. Here's my entries:


- circular card made with a Grand S/B Circle nestie & a S/B Celtic die.

- blue snowflake background & red glitter paper are snippets, as is the sentiment tag.


- image salvaged from an old Christmas card from years ago, die cut with S/B oval, further embossed in the center with a smaller oval.

- red velvet mat (a snippet) cut with the smallest Grand S/B Oval.

- Darice EF for the background was brayered with Memento Summer Sky before embossing, and

- Memory Box die for twig at the top. Red rhinestones stand in for the bittersweet berries.

- Elizabeth Craft sentiment cut from the red velvet.

That's it...any questions about how-to, images, supplies used, please do ask. I'll be happy to answer.

Off to submit to Rudolph Day Challenge. Won't you play along and get 2 Christmas cards finished?As of Saturday evening, there are 2 more days before the linky widget expires.

Since I have a lot of snippety bits on each card, I think I'll swoop in for a visit with Little Parsnip over at the Snippets Playground, Week 118. Some lovely Penny Black Stickers are up for prizes.

Happy Saturday evening, and thanks for your visit, as always. Hugs

38 comments:

Benzi said...

Your circle card is just too, too cute. I love that teddy bear with the pretty scarf. Pretty snowflakes falling, too.
Wow! What a gorgeous card you recycled. The rhinestones for berries looks great and I love your Memory Box twig at the top.

The skies didn't start clearing here until about 5:30 this afternoon. What a bummer! But, I got a card made. So, I guess that worked out fairly well.

Lisa said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous, Mary!! The bear on the first card is so sweet!! Love the face!! And what a beautiful Christmas scene on the second one!! How creative to save an old card to use!! Love them both!! Have a great weekend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Sheila H said...

Wonderful Christmas cards, Mary. The first is so cute - love the colors scheme and your coloring. The second is exquisite. All your snippet details are so vibrant. The texture and dimension are outstanding.

Shona Erlenborn said...

That little Christmas bear is adorable!!!! Love the way you colored him and the use of all your snippets - great job. Great use of the old Christmas card too. I like the white embossed background on this one. It is still raining here now, we're huddled up in front of a nice fire tonight, as we got soaked at the two soccer games we sat through today - planning on getting some stamping done tomorrow!

Rita said...

Good Morning Mary. Two beautiful cards. Hugs Rita xxx

Gail said...

They're both great! Glad to see someone else recycles Christmas cards!

scrappymo! said...

Two great card Mary. Your little teddy bear is a cutie. Love the colouring and the circular card.
The second card is an example of great up cycling my friend!

Patricia said...

Brilliant cards, BUT with the weather as it is I thought I had gone to sleep ....... slept far too long and woke up in December.
We still have snow on the hills which does not help.
Anyway your cards are beautiful
Have a great day

Patricia xx

mamapez5 said...

Two great cards for your collection. I love the little rhinestone twig that compliments the main image so well. Kate x

Pippa Price said...

Two great cards Mary, the round one is very unusual.

Redanne said...

Both cards are beautiful Mary, I love the little bear and the shape of that card and the second card is very elegant, I think that red velvet mat makes the picture pop just nicely. Beautiful work, as ever! Hugs, Anne xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are both gorgeous Mary, I love them!!
Kevin xx

susiestacey said...

Lovely cards today Mary, love the little twig die with berries it just sets the image off beautifully x Susan x

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
I do love these fab Rudolf Day cards.
What a very fab bear too, he is soooooooooooooo! gorgeously cute, and your other card is very lovely too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Marilyn said...

WOW!! Both cards are so beautiful Love the rhinestones on the twig

Brenda said...

Your are knocking out cards left and right Momma Mary! I love these two cards! The little bear on the circular card is adorable. I love circle cards. I love too how you have reused a store bought card and made it into a homemade card that is just beautiful. I'm glad that you got to participate in the Rudolph Challenge this month. Hugs!

Carol L said...

What a wonderful pair of Christmas cards you've created! The teddy is adorbs and I love the beautiful and unique shape of the card. The recycled card is just stunning! What a great image and you framed it to bring out the full potential! The little spring of stems and gems just pulls it all together so beautifully! Well done!

SARN said...

Two super Christmas cards here Mary. So different from each other. Love the shaped card with the cute bear in the first one and the snowy photo in the other. Top marks!
Thanks for joining in with Rudolph Day.
Hugs, Sarn xxx

Hazel said...

Good afternoon Mary, two gorgeous cards love them both. Hazel xx

Sandy said...

Wonderful Christmas cards Sugar - that little bear is so cute.
Bright sunny day today - the winds almost blew us off the mountain last night!
Sandy xx

Donna Ellis said...

how pretty these are, Mary! both so unique and colorful, and sweeeeet! hugs, de

jimlynn said...

Great idea for recycling on that second card - and am thinking I need to CASE that one for sure as I have a ton of old Christmas cards! Love the design on this. The first one - cute as can be and I do love the circle card.
Lynn

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Great to be working on Christmas cards, these are beautiful, love the red & blue together. Have a wonderful week, Shirleyx

Irish Cherokee said...

I never tire of visiting you and seeing your creations. I could snuggle up with that teddy bear any ol' time. The second card is a bright bit of hope for the weather around this country. That little line of red under the bouquet looks like a smile.

Sally H said...

Two real beauties, Mary! I love them both!

crafty-stamper said...

Both beautiful card love the images,dies and great recycling
Carol x

Kathleen said...

Love the shades of red on both of these cards, both lovely creations.

Kath x

Pat said...

Two more beautiful Christmas cards Mary and love the way you have recycled the central images and the various dies you have used to accompany them work perfectly. x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah, two wonderfully clever cards Mary! well done you!! better than I am sadly behind on my Christmas cards.. hopefully will have a making binge soon :D.. Shaz in oz.x

Darnell J Knauss said...

You are doing great with your Christmas card stash, Mary! The newer post and this one make three fantastic cards! I love how you upcycled your pretty image from an old CC and your wonderful use of snippets!! Hugs, Darnell

Di said...

Two fabulous cards Mary - isn't it good to upcycle :) Love the berries on the second one, a lovely finishing touch!

Sorry I'm a bit late commenting - didn't expect such a rush of little feet into the Playground yesterday!

Hugs

Di
xx

Joni nina Andaya said...

BEAUTIFUL holiday cards Mary!!! What wonderful ideas :)

Irene said...

Two beautiful cards Mary, the first one is so adorable and cuddly, and Wow what a stunning image for your second. I love the little flower spray peeking out.
luv
irene
xxxx

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

Beautiful holiday cards !!! Lovely designs for each , and great colors !!! Always love seeing what beautiful cards you create !! Hope you have a wonderful day !!

Hugs,
Mayra
Mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Mary. Your teddy bear card is so adorable!! Makes me smile just looking at it! :)

Great job on recycling an old card into a new design ... so pretty with the frames and rhinestones. Loll xx

Sarah said...

That bear is super cute. And what a great way to reuse an old Christmas card. A great pair of cards.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Whoowhee! Look at all that bling and sparkle on these two cards. That sparkle red really works well with the blues and browns of your card. All the jewels on the second card sure make it fancy. What a nice way to fancy up an old card.

Petra Swart said...

Your teddy bear is super cute, Mary!! He fits perfectly onto your circular card and I love the colours!!
Great on recycling, Mary!! Your card is beautiful - love the red rhinestones!!
Two great cards!!!