Tuesday, 31 May 2016

May Rudolph Day's Challenge

Yay!  More Christmas cards done!  I made a couple of these but I think I will do more in different colour ways as its a pretty quick and simple design - good for batch making!

The sentiment is by Visible Image and I love, love, love it!  I just had to add the cute little fairy from Cardio clear set Secret Garden.   They are both stamped in black Versafine.  The little fairy is hovering slightly above the 'S' but on the other card I made, I got the placement spot on but I blogged this one as I like the colours better.  The wreath is stamped using Cardio Whimsical Christmas set of stamps and various pigment inks.  I drew a circle, in pencil, around the sentiment using a coffee tin - this was my guide for the stamping.  I stamped several times with each inking to give different shades and dimension. When dry, I erased the pencil circle and added some golden rod Stickles for a touch of sparkle.

I have a few sets of these little stamp sets and should use them more - they are so easy to use and very versatile.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Scrappymo's Scraps of Life - Rudolph's Days challenge - Anything Goes as long as its Christmas
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes

Both these are cool blogs - worth a visit, definitely!

Thank you so much for visiting me, I really appreciate it! Take care. Christine


Barb said...

Your card is really pretty Chris. our wreath looks beautiful and the sentiment is a lovely one. The little fairy fits so well with the sentiment. What a really good idea. Barbxx

scrappymo! said...

This is so pretty! I love the wreath you made and the coffee tin as a marker was a great idea!

Your fairy is so sweet...a perfect finishing touch.

Thanks for taking part in the May Rudolph Days Challenge.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a beautiful wreath and I love the way the fairy is sitting on the end of the sentiment too.

Sue xx

Redanne said...

It really is a great sentiment and I love the stamping around it and the little fairy is perfectly placed! Hugs, Anne xx

chrissie said...

A beautiful card and great to have some ready.

Love Chrissie xx

Eret said...

Stunning work! Love your stamping around this pretty sentiment. Really beautiful Christmas card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensation.
Eret x

Kathyk said...

Super festive make and thank you for entering the May Rudolph Day challenge

GDTM-Rudolph Day

Di said...

LOVE this card Chris! Wonderful stamping and how you placed the little fairy on that gorgeous sentiment is genius!


Di xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Such a pretty frilly happy Christmas card. I like the wee fairy as an add-on, it matches that fun greeting.

Sandy said...

Beautiful and I do believe in magic!!
Sandy xx

Berina RGA said...

Such a beautiful card!! Love the beautiful wreath!! Thank you for sharing with us at the Rudolph days challenge.
Moxie Craftie
Rudolph Days Challenge GDT

Marina said...

Wonderful stamping -so pretty.

Anita in France said...

What a wonderful wreath, Chris ... you've created such a fabulous sense of dimension with the stamping! Lovely sentiment ... so fun with that little fairy at the end! Hugs, Anita :)

Sue said...

Such a pretty card Chris I love those cardio stamps I have two sets and I haven't had a go with them yet. Yours is so good! huggles Sue xx

SARN said...

Absolute stunner of a card Chris. So pretty and the lovely sentiment stands out so well.
Thank you for the sympathy over my shoulder. Hope you're keeping well.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

you do make great wreath cards Chris ... very clever stamping, totally impressive! Layering at its vest when comes to a stamped image.
Any mist say I love the die cut material flowers below .. wodnerful work!
Thanks so much for the inspiration.
Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, my, Chris, you do amaze and impress me! This is a positively beautiful Christmas card, but to me it took a lot of time, patience, precision, and talent and every one of those things is clear from how your finished card shines! And that sweet fairy element was a genius touch!! Hugs, Darnell

Sandee Setliff said...

Your card is beautiful!

alexandra s.m. said...

Gorgeous card Christine!
so delicate and perfect in every way!

Jo said...

Chris, that's so, so gorgeous! Love the colours, the sentiment, the wreath & the little fairy makes it even more magical.
hugs Jo x

Jackie said...

Such a beautiful and delicate card, Chris. I bet it took a while, placing all those individual stamps, but definitely worth it for the finished effect. Jx