Wednesday, 30 September 2015

September Rudolph Days Challenge

This is a really quick post from me as I am not too well at the moment which is why I haven't been around much in Blogland lately - sorry!  Its two cards, very similar - different colours and sentiment.

The beautiful stamp is no. CI-369 by Crafty Individuals.  I have used it very simply by stamping and embossing on backgrounds I have in my offcuts box.  Both backgrounds are pieces I have made myself but are left over from other projects - I never throw anything away!  The sentiments are cut from black card using Spellbinders Holiday Sentiments then I went over them with two coats of clear Wink of Stella. I chose the sentiments I did as they were Christmas sentiments and girls names.  I have added gems, Frosted Lace Stickles (as its quite vintage looking), and Red Sharpie for the gorgeous lady's lipstick.  I edged both of the main images with a black Promarker.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

ScrappyMo's Rudolph Days Challenge - Anything Goes as long as its Christmas
Crafty Individuals - Anything Goes
Pixies Snippets Playground - Must use snippets - Mine are the little pieces of black card for the die cut sentiments and the leftover bits of backgrounds for the main images.
That's Crafty Challenge - Girls will be Girls

These are all awesome challenge blogs - well worth a visit!

Thank you so much for visiting me, I really appreciate it!  I am sorry I haven't been around to visit, comment or post recently.  Will try and catch up as I feel better.

Take care. Christine xxx


scrappymo! said...

These are both so beautiful Those backgrounds are superb! Good thing you saved them. I don't throw anything away either. It always seems to eventually come in handy! lol

Thanks for taking part in the September Rudolph days Challenge.

Jacee said...

So lovely Chris!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Carole said...

Hi Chris! Thank you for stopping by my blog and your lovely comment. I can return the favour......your cards are amazing! Love the blue toned one as I am always drawn to those colours. Hope you are feeling brighter soon's no fun not feeling on top of the world is it!x

chrissie said...

Hope you soon feel a lot better Christine

The cards are very beautiful

Love Chrissie xx

Alison C said...

Thank you for letting me know about the very sad passing of Sarah, from Inky Doodles. I hadn't realised. She will be missed, she was such an inspration and seemed such a lovely person.

Thanks for sharing your pretty cards and I hope you feel more like it soon.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Awesome cards for Rudolph Day! Love the backgrounds! Don't you just love it when you find something in your stash you've already made and it's perfect for what you're working on?! Wonderful!

Anonymous said...

A striking effect of the Crafty Individuals stamp against the beautiful colours of the background.
Christine, Thank You for joining the Crafty Individuals challenge.

Jean Hardy said...

Great cards Chris and your backgrounds are lovely. Thanks for joining in the CI Challenge this month. Jean x

LesleyG said...

Lovely cards on your inky backgrounds, clever use of girls names apt for Xmas ! Hope you feel better real soon xxx

SARN said...

Hi Chris . . . sorry to learn you are unwell at the moment. Sending get well hugs your way.

Love these two embossed and inked festive makes.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Di said...

Wonderful backgrounds Chris and such lovely end results too. Hope you feel better soon - great to see you in the Playground again.


Di xx

Sandy said...

Wonderful cards and I do love the stamp you used!
Sandy xx

Sandy said...

Of course I completely skipped over your first comment because I was so busy looking at your cards. Do get well ----
sandy xx

Florence said...

Two beauties Chris. It's great to see the two variations in color. Love them both. Hope you are feeling better soon.
Thank you for playing along with the Crafty Individuals Challenge.
Flo x

Anita in France said...

Fabulous backgrounds, Chris ... such gorgeous blended colour! Hope you're feeling much better! Hugs, Anita :)

Greta said...

Lovely colors & beautiful cards! Hope you're feeling better by now--thank you for the sweet comment!

alexandra s.m. said...

I love them both and hope you are well Chris!

Liz McGuire, said...

These are beautiful, hope you are on the mend soon, Liz x

Jackie said...

Two lovely cards, Chris (the first is my favourite!) and up-cycled too.
Sorry to hear you're not well. Hope you feel better very soon. Jx

Mrs A. said...

Your a girl after my own heart.! Can never throw any crafty item out hover small it might be. Love the vintage look you have achieved . I like Crafty Individuals stamps. . Hope you feel better soon. Hugs Mrs A.

Neet said...

Lovely cards Chris but I am a bit worried now that you have not posted since the end of September. Hope you are feeling better than you were.
Hugs, Neet xx