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1/25/2015

Rudolph Day #1 - January 2015

Hello and welcome to the first 2015 Rudolph Day post. As you know, our former hostess Sarn, of Stamping for Pleasure turned over the Hostess duties to our lovely Scrappymoi  of Scraps of Life by Scrappymoi.  So it will be exciting to see how things change up. One thing I know that has changed is that we submit only one card now, where during 2014, we submitted 2 cards. I know that certainly helped me to have a nice stash of Christmas cards ready when the time came (ok, except for inserts, which I was doing at the last minute!). My membership in the Christmas Card Club helped a lot as well.

Anyhoo...here's my card for our first Rudolph Day Challenge...hope you'll like it.


 - Artful cling stamp, Holly Angel - CM 729P, colored with copics, die cut with a S/Binder label die.

- Prima doily die (one of the purple looking plastic dies) - split the motif to make it work as a mat. This was the first use with these colored Prima dies, and it feels like it's plastic, but probably not. Just a different weight of metal. Used several passes through the B/Shot and it cut pretty well.

- papers are from a 6x6 pack, that wasn't terribly Christmas, but I liked the colors with Holly. However, little Holly does look a bit washed out now that I see the photo. May go back and darken her eyes and robe. I was ok with her hair..I like my angels to be 'golden'! (My DD is a blonde, sort of - with a little help these days!!!)

- sentiment stamped with a Fluid Chalk blue after having the shape die cut. Added 2 little pearls.

I do hope you'll join in the very first Rudolph Day Challenge for 2015. We have a brand new hostess, Miss Scrappymoi (Maureen) of Scraps of Life by Scrappymoi. This is going to be a scheduled post to go live 1-25-2015 12:01 AM (EST). I'll try to edit this post to provide a different link - as I'm waiting for Maureen to advise if there is another link for the challenge. Our wonderful hostess of previous years, Miss Sarn of Stamping for Pleasure did such a fantastic job of gathering all us Rudy folks each month, and I'm sure Maureen is going to keep the fun going.

Big Hugs, have a terrific Sunday. Come again soon.

40 comments:

scrappymo! said...

Thanks a million for your dedication and help!
Your card is gorgeous and a great job on the challenge write up!
Crafty hugs
Maureen

Di said...

AW Mary, I do love your little angel. A perfect Christmas card!

Hugs

Di xx

Sue said...

Cute little angel and fab card.

Hope you have a lovely day. Sue

LesleyG said...

I love your little Holly, I think it looks lovely as it is! xxx

Pippa said...

Great card yet again Mary. I may just be organised enough to join in this month! x

aussie aNNie said...

Love your creation Mary, sweet image , it’s gorgeous and the beauties added....thanks for always popping into my blog...♥ aNNie



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Rainey's Craft Room said...

A gorgeous image and that lovely die behind it really sets it off beautifully.
Lorraine

Pat said...

I love this cute holly angel Mary and such a pretty blue robe and the doily die is a beauty. x

Kath said...

A lovely card Mary - I like the doily die that you've used as a mat.
Kath x

Shona Erlenborn said...

I think the coloring is gorgeous Mary. The hair is especially pretty! Such a cute little image and the die cut doily is the perfect backdrop.

Carol said...

So cute Mary, love this. Must get my finger out and join in. Carol x

Faith A said...

Aw! what a beautiful angel, I like them golden too! I really like the look of this card and your background paper, so well put together Mary.

Have a good weekend. x

Gail said...

This is wonderful, I've yet to make a Christmas card this year!
That will be changing!
I'm loving your Valentine's cards, have a few more to make myself!
Congratulations to the winners, and to you on your 300 followers!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful Rudolph Day card, Mary! Love the image and die cuts! I need to make a card this week so I can play along!

jimlynn said...

Precious and pretty card Mary! Love her blond hair! And big congrats on being the guest designer too. I'm really going to try to play along this month!
Lynn

Petra Swart said...

Your little angel is so sweet, Mary and he fits so nicely inside the label die - love the sponging around the edges!! Love the idea to have the doily die as a mat and the music bg paper is beautiful!!! Lovely card, Mary!!!
Hugz

Brenda said...

Oh Yay! I want to come play in the Rudolph challenge!! lol Maybe it will help me with my Christmas cards and having them done! I love your card Momma Mary, that angel is so sweet!! Love that die cut that you used for a mat and your papers are perfect. You have your little angel colored up so cute too! Hugs, Brenda

Patricia said...

Hello Mary,
That's a super card, love the Angel and your great design.

Patricia x

Velvet said...

This is so gorgeous!! The angel is beautiful!! I love how you've colored her!! Fabulous design and details!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Sue said...

Such a cute angel Mary it's really gorgeous..fab card..huggles Sue xx

Sheila H said...

Your little angel is so sweet. I absolutely love the doily die. Your coloring is marvelous, as always.

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Mary, what a lovely little Angel and so beautifully coloured, fab design.
Cute Valentine card too, super design, hugs Kate x

Sally H said...

A gorgeous card, Mary and well done on GDT. I am so happy that Maureen is carrying on the Rudolf day challenge - I've never been so organised!

pam said...

Fabulous Christmas card Mary.
pam

Maxine D said...

What a sweetie, and beautifully coloured Mary. Love the way you have used the die cut for a mat too!
Blessings
Maxine

Bonnie said...

This is an adorable angel, Mary! Good for you helping Maureen out by being a Guest Designer!

Kim Heggins said...

Mary...this is just so sweet and stinkin' adorable too. I love your little cutie pie and your coloring, just perfect. Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

JD/ Jill said...

Cute angel card!

Carol L said...

What a cute little angel, and I love the doilies in the background too! Very sweet card!

SARN said...

This is such a sweet Christmas Card for Rudolph Day Mary. Love the background die cuts too.

Congrats on your DT spot with Mo.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

mamapez5 said...

Blogger isn´t playing very nicely again, but I got here in the end. I think your Holly angel is very sweet, but I must admit I would have done darker eyes. I haven´t come across the ´plastic´type dies before, but this is a very nice design, and has worked well behind your image. Kate xx

Jacee said...

What a little sweetie that angel is Mary, a really lovely sweet card, love it!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Darnell J Knauss said...

As always, your card is a delight, Mary! I've just come from Maureen's blog and see that you are helping out! Congratulations on being GD and thank you for stepping up to help! She is amazing to take this on in the middle of a move! Hugs, Darnell

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a sweet little angel card. I was wondering what shape that pointy shaped mat in the background was and now I see that if is two of something. It makes for an interesting mat. Fun card!

Elizabeth said...

Hi Mary, super card. The expression on the wee angel's face is wonderful. Clever idea to split the doily to make it fit too. Elizabeth xx

Pia S said...

It's such a sweet angel image and a beautiful card! Clever use of the doily cut, a really nice detail.

nwilliams6 said...

Cute image and great colors. Love the die too. I need some motivation to get some Christmas cards for 2015 started - I am already behind on my New Year's resolution. Hugz

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Mary, such a sweet image.
Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a lovely comment.
Pauline
x

Jan Frances said...

Really cute card Mary, the colouring is lovely xx

Margaret said...

Sweet card and cute little angel. Just catching up on all I have missed as I have not been at all well. More tests next week but feeling a bit stronger today.
Hugs
Margaret M