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3/29/2018

March 2018 Rudolph Day

Good afternoon, and welcome to March 2018 Rudolph Day (which I nearly forgot about!) While returning some visits on Tuesday night (the 27th), I saw some Rudy Day entries, and suddenly realized the significance of the date. If you don't know about the Rudolph Day Challenge, look here.
This is an easy challenge to play in, as all one must do, is have a card with something Christmas as the theme, and the challenge opens the 25th of each month, and ends on the last day of that month. It's a terrific way to build up your Christmas card stash all during the year.  Here's my entry for March's Rudy Day. Hope you like it.

 
- Dee's Distinctively Birch Tree Frame (IME-266) - Enhanced with Warm Gray copics to look like birch trees we see in New England. Covered with WOW Embossing, then sprinkled WOW clear EP glitter over it. This EP is translucent, allowing what is underneath to show, and this created an icy, brrr feel to the oval cutout.
 
- IO Die 333-H (birds, cut from white snippet, colored with copics, WoS)


- background sky created with DOX Broken China, Wilted Violet, Peacock Feathers, and Memento Sky Blue. Used a white gel pen for snow.

- Gina Marie Designs Double Pierced Oval was dry embossed around the Birch Tree frame.

- Memory Box Be Merry Flourish, 2 layers of snippets. Used Brutus Monroe Ultra Fine Sterling EP to emboss the sentiment. I had first colored this with a red copic and it didn't look right, so decided to use the Sterling instead. Liked this better.

Entering in March 2018 Rudolph Day
Snippets Playground Challenge 322 (must use snippets or scraps!)

Both challenges still are open! C'mon and join in.

Thanks for visiting, and come again when you have time! (hopefully my comment notification problem has corrected itself...!) Hugs & Blessings.




45 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous Mary. It really does look like a snowy scene with the embossing. Your cardinals are precious!

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  2. What a lovely birch tree die Mary! A terrific card.

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  3. A super card Mary, lovely birch trees and birds.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  4. Beautiful Christmas card Mary. I love your inked background behined the birch trees. The little red birds are a great pop of color. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your sweet comment. Blessings and Happy Easter to you.

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  5. Beautiful Christmas card Mary, love the fabulous scene, those birds are gorgeous.
    Pam x

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  6. OMG what a stunning way to use up your snippets, Luv Sam x

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  7. It’s an eyecatching design, love the colors and the scene is so cleverly designed. I’m so behind on my Christmas cards, usually I’m not. Sorry I’ve missed a few posts lately, just got home from a holiday in the sun with my mum and before that I was preoccupied with preparing for the trip. I’m hoping I brought mojo back with me, it’s been lost for a little while.

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  8. What a lovely card Mary, that oval birch tree frame die is amazing and I love that you have adorned it with cardinals, a brilliant card xx

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  9. Really super card Mary, love the design and the super dies.

    Kath x

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  10. I love this fabulous card, Mary. The design is super, your little cardinals are so cute and the background is beautiful. xx

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  11. Gorgeous card and those little Cardinals finish it off perfectly in red x

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  12. This is so very pretty with all those little red cardinals! I've never seen the birches in an oval before, but it looks fantastic here! With a beautiful background like you made, how could someone NOT be happy when they look at this card! Beautiful!

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  13. wow Mary this is one of the loviest cards i have ever seen,well done my friend its gorgeous xx

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  14. What a beautiful winter scene, Mary. Your sky is fabulous. I love the birch die and how the red birds pop. Your falling snow is a wonderful finishing touch.

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  15. What a great background with the hint of purple there Mary, and a delightful die cut to add to it. A fabulous card
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  16. Gorgeous birch tree die and love the bright blue background with the beautiful red birds.

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  17. Love the way your birch trees look real. I am going to try this as I have a similar die.

    I like the tree scene set into the oval die and the embossed edge is a bonis!

    Lots of wonderful dies here and great you were able to use some snippets too!

    Thanks for taking part in the March Rudolph Days Challenge.

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  18. Hi Mary,
    Happy Rudolf Days.
    Oh I love this wonderful card and your design is ace.
    Superb inking technique of the background sky.
    Love the tree dies and the brid dies they look amazing.
    Happy Easter to you and your family.
    Love and big crafty hugs from my house to yours. Jenny L.

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  19. Wow wow wow!!!! Such amazing card!!! I can see how much you love these trees, Mary!! :D Your card is just delightful, for me it's one of the most favourite from all your lovely works!! You have created a fabulous scenery in the oval window, any little detail is so beautiful!
    Pinned immediately!
    https://it.pinterest.com/pin/534802524496247128/
    Hugs

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  20. A wonderful scene with the birch trees and csrdinals, and such a pretty starry sky behind them Mary and love the dry embossed stitched oval round the trees, and the double layer silver embossed sentiment stands out beautifully. I hope you have a lovely Easter. x

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  21. Hi Mary, Lovely card.

    Hope you are having a nice day. Sue

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  22. Oh wow, Mary! That is a totally gorgeous card! I love it! Happy Rudolf days xxx

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  23. This is such a pretty card. I love the birch trees and the cardinals and how you framed the design with the oval die cut.

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  24. Beautiful card!! Love those red cardinals!
    Have a great day!
    Marilyn❤

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  25. Mary, this is gorgeous! Love those birds and the trees. Very wintry and beautiful. Hope you have a wonderful weekend and Happy Easter!

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  26. Cardinals and birch trees are two things I love, Mary! This is such a pretty Christmas card!

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  27. Oooh so pretty with that gorgeous background and the lovely birds flying all over...love this type of cards and ahem I do love everything you make!!!
    Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph Days Challenge!
    Rudolph Days Challenge DT
    Dr Sonia

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  28. Gorgeous scene for winter. Your trees and sky are so well done. The trees look so real and the gel pen made authentic looking snow, Mary. Enjoy your Easter dinner out. How nice not to have to cook for a lot of people this time.

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  29. I love your birch tree die, and the pretty sky colours. A really lovely card with the cute little red cardinals fluttering around.
    Jean x

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  30. Love the sparkly Birch trees and little red cardinals
    Carol x

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  31. What a beautiful design, Mary. Love how you shaded the birch trees. The font of that sentiment is just gorgeous and love the rich silver embossing. Fantastic Christmas card.

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  32. Fabulous card Mary, I love the wood scene and the little birds, great winter colours too, Kate x

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  33. OH! Mary I would know it's card from you without opening it, I LOVE it, it's beautiful.
    Faith
    x
    Have a good Easter.

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  34. This is such an elegant card, Mary! Beautiful!

    Happy Easter!

    love Mags B x

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  35. Gorgeous card Mary, I love the winter scene you made with the dies and your sky background is wonderful xx

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  36. Your card is so pretty Mary! I love the background sky and the dimension. The oval die cut frames your scene perfectly!
    Hugs,
    Pam

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  37. What a lovely card Mary - with your favourite birds as well. And how wonderful to see you in the Snippets Playground with us - Parsnip is quite overcome :)

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  38. Gorgeous card Mary with your signature Cardinals. It is raining here as it has done for the past week but it hasn't stopped the birds doing their evening song . Hope you keeping warm and dry. Hugs Mrs A.

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  39. Such a fabulous scene you've created. Love the way you have done the birch tress and that die is fabulous. Your background sky is so pretty and the pop of red on the cardinals is stunning. One special card x Happy Easter x

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  40. Beautiful card Mary. Love the colours of your winter sky. And of course, great to see your beloved cardinals enjoying some time on the birch trees. xx

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  41. I love the birch tree die & all the pretty cardinals--lovely card, Mary!

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  42. Lovely card Mary, those red cardinals really stand out well.

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  43. Hi Mary, love the colour contrasts and design of this card, using dies I don’t have and no I don’t need also!!! 😉
    It’s a shame isn’t it when cards don’t photograph as they are ie non glittery look to your card, but certainly is pretty none the less!
    Thanks for sharing and for popping over too!
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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  44. How beautiful and such lovely colors, Mary! Wonderful card! Hugs, de

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  45. What a beautiful card this is Mary and I love the colour combination. Barbxx

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