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7/25/2016

A Rudy Day Stocking

Good morning - and Happy Monday. July 2016 Rudy Day Challenge is open today until the month's end. What is Rudolph Day (or as I call it - Rudy Day) you may ask? It's a fun challenge, wherein the only rule is to make a Christmas themed card. Easy peasy...our sweet hostess is Maureen of Scraps of Life by Scrappymoi. Mo always has some nifty prizes, but the best thing is seeing all the fab Christmas cards made by the guest designers and people who join in...a very friendly group - to be sure! So c'mon.

The card today was made from a Papercut kit bought who knows how many years ago, at a stamp show. Found it when rooting around for something else - which I never found. The kit had all the supplies EXCEPT the stamp.

 
 
- Impression Obsession Stocking (K10006) which had a sentiment as part of the stamp set. I chose to leave off a front sentiment. Also colored the image according to the sample shown on the kit packaging, and it did NOT photo well at all. Actually the sample colors are rather pretty,but the picture doesn't show that. (Photography challenged operator is at fault). Colored on Copic Xpress white paper; the kit had cream paper, but decided not to use that. Image die cut with an MFT Xstitch die sized to fit the green mat.
 
- Forest Green, Gold mats included in kit-- cut out the center portions with a rectangle die, to be used for another project.
 
- Card base is a deep burgundy, and the insert liner is cream colored. A Christmas verse will be stamped inside. There just didn't seem to be a good place for a front sentiment and surely, everyone will know it's a Christmas stocking- LOL!
 
If you can, join the fun over at July's Rudolph Days and be inspired to add yet another card to your Christmas stash. Not many months remain to get a jump on this holiday, but ...hard to believe how fast 2016 is whizzing past, isn't it????
 
The kitchen tile is in progress today, and the 2 bathroom floors have been grouted. Progress is being made! Gosh, what will I have to 'talk about' once this mess is finished?
 
Thanks for joining me today, and Big Sunny Hugs!
 
 
 
 
 
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45 comments:

scrappymo! said...

OhMary, this is such a pretty card. I love the loopy branch the pretty stocking is dangling from. Your colouring looks great too. This card has an arty feel...I think it is the whimsya of the image!

Thanks for joining me for the July Rudolph Days.

Jane Willis said...

That's a really fun stamp and I love the way you've coloured it.
Jane

Sue said...

Hi Mary, That's a fab card.

Glad progress is being made on your kitchen and bathroom.

Hope you've had a good start to the week. Sue

dutchess said...

Fabulous stamp Mary and your colouring makes it even more fabulous.....busy making my card...trying out a vintage style.....xxxx

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous, Mary!! I love the beautiful image!! It's so whimsical and fabulous!! The colors are gorgeous!! Love, love this my friend!! I hope all goes well with the kitchen tiling today!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

cuilliesocks said...

What a lovely card Mary, gorgeous festive colours and such a fab image.
Just trying to catch up here now that we are back home. Had a fab time at the Jazz Festival, Kate x

Brenda in IN said...

What a fun stamp this is and I love the colors you chose to color it with. The stitched border is just right with this card. Wow, they are moving along with your bathrooms and kitchen. Can't wait to see the pictures when it's all done. It will be so worth it.

Heidi Stamps said...

Very fun card, what a great image! Love all the layers, too!

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Such a lovely card card Mary and you've coloured it so beautifully. Sandra X

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
I have 2 hats on for this comment as your card it one of mycomment cards.
I love every single bit of this gorgeous card.
That stamped image is wonderfully coloured as usual, and your colour choices for the mats is fab.
I think this stamp is one of the best Christmas ones I have ever seen.
Thank you for joining the Rudolf Chllenge.
Love and biggest hugs from my house to yours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A gorgeous card, I love the stocking and the colours of the card you've used. What a lucky find.

Sue xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Another lovely festive Christmas card, love this stamp and your colouring of it.
Lorraine

Pat said...

This is gorgeous Mary and so beautifully coloured and love the colours of the matting and layering and the stamp is a good size and suits the cross stitch die you have used to cut the rectangle. Altogether a fabulous card and I think it works well on its own without a sentiment. I am only supposed to comment on the even number entries as a DT member but will thank you anyway for joining in the July Rudolph Days Challenge. x

Valerija said...

This is really pretty card. Love the stamp you found :)
Valerija xx

Christine Harrop said...

Another great Christmas card Mary. That stocking with it's curled up toe is lovely, and great colours too. Hugs Christine xx

Kathleen said...

Fabulous card Mary, really love the image and the design of the card, great colours too.

Kath x

Marilyn said...

Beautiful card!!

Liz said...

Super card, Mary. What a fabulous stamp and the image is beautifully coloured. xx

Donna Ellis said...

What a fun challenge, Mary! I have popped on over and am following via Bloglovin'. Your card is AMAZING. Mary, I have looked all over and determined, at this time, that stamp is a bit pricy for me, but I plan to add it to my stash. REALLY PRETTY - but I think it is your coloring and shading that has hooked me! It's a delightfully festive piece, and just looks FUN!

You must be thrilled for the tiling to be nearly complete. I bet your home looks WAY different with the different tiles. Sorry it has taken so long, but glad you see light at the end of the tunnel, sweet friend. Please take care of yourself, and know I am thinking of you fondly. love, de

pam said...

Love the colouring on this gorgeous image Mary, really pops of the page..
Pam x

scrAPpamondo said...

I'm so happy for the progress of the repairs in yur home! The end is coming...
Your card has a very festive look! The Christmas stocking is so fun and love the colours!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

What a super fun image Mary! I LOVE it and your colouring is fantastic! The mats match so perfectly! So glad to hear they are getting there with your tiling, it has been a long and tiresome time for you my friend! Have a great evening! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Hello Mary,
You did a very beautiful Christmas card! I love her discreet glow and beautiful coloring. It's really excellent work. I also love all the colored layers that you used. This card amazed me! hugs,
BozenA

Carol L said...

Great coloring on this whimsical little Christmas stocking! I love the colored mats, along with all those baubles stars and swirls. Festive looking card with that fun cross stitch too!

Greta said...

Hi Mary, Hope you get a cool down soon! What a gorgeous image & best to put the sentiment inside, I think! I finally remembered to cut out the center of a mat of my PTI cardstock since all I have is the sampler--2 sheets of each color.

Leanne said...

Oh wow! This is such a pretty design, with delicate details. You've colored & layered it beautifully. I'm sure the pic does not do justice to your beautiful card. Mary, I will reply to you re a query you asked. Let me know if you receive the reply.

Shelly Schmidt said...

The image is interesting and I love the way you colored it! I think the die cut you used is very pretty, and loving the backing colors too. I love stopping by to see your elegant style of cards! I bet you are thrilled as each step of your construction process gets closer to having it all done!

Gerrina said...

The stamps look so light and I love all the white space that let them really pop! Beautiful! Enjoy your day!

Kath said...

A fabulous card - love the stocking and the rich Christmas colours you've used.
Kath x

Maxine D said...

What a lovely card Mary - love that stocking stamp and you have coloured it beautifully, and the mounting really sets it off.
Blessings
Maxine

Daffodil Cards said...

A beautiful card, which certainly confirms the Christmas sentiment without one, if that makes sense. Lovely colours and design. Love you cut the centre of your mats.

Know what you mean about 2016, Oh! my goodness.

Glad to hear about the tiling and I'm sure there will be lots to "talk" about after it's finished :)
Faith
x

Bonnie said...

What a pretty design and stocking, Mary! Great job of coloring all those tiny spaces! Wow! Glad they are progressing with your tile! Hope they finish soon.

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous sChristmas stocking stamp and coloured beautifully -looks rather magicalI can relate to the colour problem -you take a pic and post it and suddenly the ribbon that matches perfectly looks a completely different colour???
Carol x

KandA said...

Wonderful card Mary. Love that fabulous stocking and it looks great without a sentiment xx

Redanne said...

I just adore that stocking stamp, it is fabulous. Your card has a wonderful whimsical quality too it - I love it so much! I hope all the work to your property gets finished soon so that you can get back to normal! Hugs, Anne xx

Loll said...

Beautiful colouring on this amazing image Mary. Congrats on the progress of the reno ... won't it be nice to be done??!! Not long now! xx

Nancy Stislow said...

OH my gosh I LOVE this! What a fabulous image and love the detailed coloring you did! Mary, this is awesome!

Pia S said...

Your old stamp has a design which is quite a la mode now, with a kind of doodled look. I think it's fun and love the traditional colors!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Wow - what a beauty this is. Love this Christmas stocking image and you've really colored it beautifully. I envy you getting all these Christmas cards under your belt now.

Linby said...

A great stamp and you coloured it beautifully too.

Stampsnob. said...

Great image and so well colored. Mary you do know that your comments come (no reply) not sure if you want it that way
Thanks for letting me know mine is email active ........Lis

Princess Judy Palmer said...

So Wonderfully Whimsical! I love it!

Sue - said...

Super card Mary. I love that quirky stocking!

Megan J said...

Hi Mary, a beautiful card in traditional colours... have a great week... Megan

Olga Fink said...

Such a beautiful image and your coloring is gorgeous!
Xoxo Olga