Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Rudolph Day & Snippet's Playground!

Hello my crafty friends,  I hope your day is going great! More snow for today but it should only be a dusting to 2" and it is supposed to come this afternoon. Ok, that I can live with even though I don't want it, I will live with it. It's not like I have a choice, right?! lol

A long while back I entered a challenge one time. I wanted to enter more, but always forgot about it or was to lazy. It's called The Rudolph Challenge and if you haven't already guess it, they have a Christmas card challenge on the 25th of every month. Yea, I could definitely use a jump start on some Christmas cards!! So even though I don't make new year resolutions, I did challenge myself to play along each month with this challenge. Well I had from the 28 to the end of the month to get a card in. The end of the month is coming up fast, so I got on it before I already blew the first month!  For my cards, oh yes, you heard that right, I made 2-yes I'm so proud of myself. lol I'm gonna try to do at least two cards and more if I can. Both cards are the same design but with something different on it. I used My Creative Time dies and stamps to make this simple but pretty card. I tell you the pictures don't do them justice, they look much better in real life. Oh and wait, I can also enter the Snippet's Playground challenge because I used some snippets of Christmas papers. Yay!! Here are my two cards. I popped my layer up on white card base and used holographic paper for the deer. My layer is stitched even though I'm not sure you can see it. I waited to late in the day to get good pictures, sorry about that! My bracket, which I used snippets to cute, is stitched too, love stitched dies! Then there is the file tab that has my sentiment embossed in SU gold embossing powder. Over all I'm pretty happy with the way these turned out. 

As always thank you for taking time out of your busy day to visit me. It means the world to me and I love sitting with you a spell! Crafty hugs, Brenda





28 comments:

Veerle said...

Very elegant cards Brenda, nice.
It's almost bedtime overhere. Well actually it IS but since hubby works at night it's always difficult for me to hit the sheets. LOL LOL I always stay up very late. And it's darn cold outside. We are expecting more snow this weekend too. Take care my friend and keep warm ;-)
HUgs, Veerle xxxx

Hettie said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda. Well done for getting off the floor onto the ladder to Christmas! Me too!
Hugs
xx

Carol L said...

This pair of cards is just wonderful! I love the glistening deer done with that specialty paper, and I love how it catches the light in different ways! Love the tab sentiment on the first and the scalloped border on the bottoms! Well done on both! Stay warm!!!

Brenda in IN said...

Brenda, thses are so pretty. Now you made me need holographic paper! The deer are beautiful. It is nice to get ahead of Christmas cards early. We have only had 2.4 inches of snow this month compared to last year in January when we had 27 inches. That's just fine with me although they are predicting a few inches Sunday. I'll be in watching the Super Bowl and not out in it.

jimlynn said...

Yikes! I was working on my Rudolph challenge this afternoon and haven't finished it yet! Guess I'd better get hopping on that one in a hurry!
Love both of these! The deer is so pretty in that paper and love the designs!
Great cards and a good head start for Christmas!
Lynn

scrappymo! said...

Two lovely cards, Brenda! I will love to see you joining in each month. I have some great MB dies and some Xmas stamps as well for the prizes. Good luck!

Thank you for taking part in my first Rudolph Days challenge of 2015.

Bonnie said...

Good for you getting started on those Christmas cards, Brenda! Love this graceful deer and how the different paper and placement of the sentiment makes 2 entirely different cards!

Vickie said...

very pretty card

Sue said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda they are really elegant...we have snow right now it did clear up but it started again tonight I was hoping to stay indoors but Paul has a hospital appointment so brrrrrr lol huggles Sue xx

Lisa said...

These are both absolutely gorgeous, Brenda!! I love the holographic papers - stunning!! The deer are so beautiful!! Love, love these my friend!! How awesome to get a head start on your Christmas cards!! Have a great evening :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Kath said...

Two fabulous CAS Christmas cards - I love the use of holographic paper for the deer.

Thank you for joining the fun at the January Rudolph Day Challenge.

Kath x
Guest Designer

Joann6274 said...

Both cards are so beautiful my friend! I really really love that holographic paper that you used for the deer. It really gives off those multitude of colors and shine. Love it!
Hugs,
Jo
xox

Di said...

Love both of these Brenda - and as everyone says, the holographic paper is just gorgeous!

Hugs

Di xx

Stephanie said...

Well aren't you the smart one. Already doing Christmas cards! These are really cute I love the deer. Great beginning. Love your dedication.

Marilyn said...

Gorgeous cards!!

Tina Campbell said...

Super cute cards love the deer! It feels pretty darn good to have some Christmas cards done up :) A cold 1degree here and they are calling for snow later this afternoon here :) Have a good one and stay warm :) Hugs my friend :)

Karla Yungwirth said...

That holographic paper looks fabulous for the deer! Amazing cards!

Leslie Germain said...

Brenda, so pretty and what a neat challenge. We all know Christmas comes fast enough...yikes!! That reindeer is so pretty!! Thank you for all you kind comments lately on my blog. I always love hearing what you have to say!! SO glad we met in the bloggy world!!! xoxo

Jean said...

Super Rudolph day cards, I love the sparkly holographic deer and colourful papers.
Jean x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, la, la, Brenda, that holly graphic paper makes your deers all bedazzled as they jump across the cards!! These two (yes, TWO) cards are sensational!! You are one card ahead of me!! Hugs, Auntie

Irish Cherokee said...

Great cards. The holographic paper really adds the pizazz. Nicely done. Jim

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

They are both lovely cards Brenda! I like the way you have used the patterned papers and that gold embossing is totally awesome! Hazel xx

MaryH said...

Am I ever proud of you for getting not 1, but TWO cards entered - and at 2 challenges. WTG! The leaping deer is so graceful and done in the gold holograph paper...WOW! Liked the way you've done the stitchy dies, and the curved bottom with those pretty papers. Good start on 2015's cards! TFS & joining with 2015's #1 Rudy Day. Hugs.

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

Brenda this is beautiful !!!! I love the colors and design. Your reindeer came out beautifully !!! Great card my friend !!
Huge Hug,
Mayra

Anita in France said...

Wow, those holographic reindeer are stunning, Brenda ... love how you showcased them and made them the stars of the show! Hugs, Anita :)

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

The cards are so elegant, love the sparkling reindeers and the scalloped borders, they do fit so well together.

Have a wonderful day.

Warm hugs
Maarit

Sheila H said...

Great cards - love the elegance!

cm said...

Elegant and classy: first words to pop into my mind when I saw these dazzling delights! The holographic paper is perfect for the flying deer (love those), and the patterned paper brackets (I have these, but have yet to use them! Yeesh!) are the perfect special touch! So glad to see you sharing your lovely creations in challenges; all that talent and sweetness you have need as wide an audience as possible! Loving these 'almost' twin cards immensely!
Hugs~c