Friday, 30 October 2015

October Rudolph Days Challenge

Firstly I would just like to say Hello and Sorry!  I have been absent from Blogland for ages!  I have been staying with my daughter a lot this last month due to the birth of my second Granddaughter, Millie, in September, and in between times I have not been well.  I have been home since Tuesday but have spent most of the time in bed recovering.  Its worth it though, here is little Millie and Millie and Freya. Freya was two on Sunday and loves her little sister!

I am a very proud Grandma - and had to share!

Now on to my cards!  They are basically the same - just different colourways.  The fab Christmas Tree image was free with a magazine that I won from the the very generous Liz McGuire from Buttons For Brains.  Liz also popped some other fab crafty goodies in the package including the gorgeous ribbon I used - thank you so much Liz!

I embossed the images and sentiments using Versamark ink and white detail embossing powder on Kraft card.  The sentiment is by HobbyArt.  I also edged the pieces with Versamark and the white powder.  I then added pearls to the red one and gems to the green one then popped them onto matching Kraft card blanks.  I think I will make a batch of these as I love the stamp and the white on the Kraft card.  On the next ones I think I will try adding Stickles glitter glue instead of gems or pearls.

I would like to enter this into the October Rudolph Days Challenge which is anything goes as long as its Christmas!

Thank you so much for visiting - I am so sorry I haven't been to your blogs much again lately!  Hopefully I will manage to stay around in Blogland a bit more for a while - I miss visiting you all!  Take care and have a lovely weekend. Christine xxx


Mrs A. said...

Congratulations on your new Granddaughter. What pretty names they both have.
Hope your on the mend now. These are fab cards. I like how you have done the edging. I tend not use kraft card much in cards but seeing yourse i should really make the effort to do so. I'm running late as well for the Rudolph challenge. just finished my card so am popping along. See you over there. Hugs Mrs A.

scrappymo! said...

Hope you had lots of fun with your grandbabies!

Sorry to hear you have not been well. I know how draining that can be. Here is hoping that you feel better soon!

Thanks for taking part in the October Rudolph Days Challenge.

Jacqui Chimes said...

Lovely cards and beautiful girls

Jane Willis said...

Congratulations on the birth of your granddaughter, she and her big sister are gorgeous. And so are your cards - don't the two colourways look very different? One warm and traditional, the other fresh and quite funky, yet both wonderfully festive

chrissie said...

Sorry to hear that you aren't feeling well and I hope you soon pick up again.

Beautiful photographs of your grand daughters and thank you for sharing them.

Love the card and hope to see more soon from you

Love Chrissie xx

Linby said...

Love the different look of these two cards.
Your grandchildren look so cute.
Thanks for joining in with Rudolph Day.
Lynn x

MaryH said...

Congratulations on your new little angel, and what sweeties both these little ones are! A lovely pair of jeweled trees, and they look so pretty on the kraft backgrounds. TFS

Jacee said...

Hi Chrissie, love your cards, great design, and your pics are so sweet, what a gorgeous baby!
Hugs Jacee
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Sandy said...

Hey Chris - your grand babies stole the show!
Sandy xx

Redanne said...

Huge congratulations, your new Granddaughter is just gorgeous! So sorry that you have not been well though, I hope you feel well again soon. Your cards are both beautiful too! Hugs, Anne xx

Kathleen said...

Oh I do love that tree, not seen it before and also love what you have done with it, two fabulous cards.
Lovely Grand-Daughters.

Kath x

Julia said...

Sorry to hear you have been unwell and good to see you back with your craft projects. The white on Kraft card looks really good, they are lovely trees. Congratulations on becoming a granny to Millie, the pictures of your grandchildren are lovely.
Julia X

LesleyG said...

Love your pretty trees, love kraft card myself, and this'll be a fab design for your batch of cards. What gorgeous grandchildren and congratulations. Sorry you not been well, hope you feel better real soon xxx

Jackie said...

Sorry to hear you haven't been well, Chris - hope you are fully recovered soon.
What delightful pictures of your granddaughters - they look lovely .... and your cards are beautiful! Jx

Lynne said...

Congratulations on the birth of your grand-daughter. Beautiful photographs.
The white embossed trees are so beautiful. A lovely elegance to the cards.

Anita in France said...

Congratulations on the arrival of Millie, Chris ... she's adorable ... as is Freya ... you're right to be so proud! Your cards are gorgeous ... the white on kraft is fabulous! Hope you're feeling better soon! Hugs, Anita :)

alexandra s.m. said...

She is so precious Christine!
CONGRATS! I can only imagine how proud you must feel!!
Lovely cards! The combo kraft paper and white ink is one of my all time favorites ;)
Thank You~

Darnell said...

I'm so sorry to hear that you have been ill and in bed, Chris. I would have sent a card. If there ever was a good excuse for being absent from Blogland, being a brand-new grandma is the best reason of all!! Especially if you're fortunate enough to already have a gorgeous tow-headed little 2-year-old Freya! She and Millie are both living dolls!

I love your cards, too! Showing them in two different color options is fantastic!! Take care, my friend! Hugs, Darnell

Liz McGuire, said...

Awww, they are adorable. No wonder you want to spend time with them. Hope you feel better soon, Liz x

Sarn said...

Hope you're now feeling better Chris.

Loving your Rudolph Day tree cards.

Cute pictures of the littluns.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Well, as lovely as those cards are they can't hold a candle to those sweet little girls.

Neet said...

So sorry to hear you have not been well Chris, hope you are soon feeling much stronger and able to get on with things. Nevertheless you have made some lovely Christmas cards - what a gorgeous stamp and what a lovely way you have used it. I never think about Kraft card but should these are lovely
Talking of "lovely" what a gorgeous new baby you have, and what an adorable big sister too. You have every right to be proud
Sending love
Neet xx

Karen Dunbrook said...

Big congrats...such an exciting time.
Love your card done on the kraft. I never think to pull mine out but it looks so pretty.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ahhh wonderful, indeedy there Chris sorry your haven't been well but every so glad for your family - what little treasure, huge congrats all around..
... great cards too :D
Thanks so much for popping over. Just catching up!
Shaz in Oz.x

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