Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Rudolph Days

Hello my crafty friends! I know I've been MIA for a while now. I have made a few cards but haven't photographed them yet to post them. Of course it is summer and I love being outside and not inside as well too. And this week I am elderly sitting with an 88 year old lady. But while she was at day care, I made a card for Rudolph Days. On the 25th of each month Maureen hosts Rudolph Days (goes until the end of the month) so you can get your stash built up in time for Christmas. My card didn't turn out as I envisioned it would, nothing new there! I should have die cut 3 little hats and turned my card base the other way. Oh well, it is what it is.  But I'm posting it anyway. lol I'm not at home, so might not know the names of the products I used, but will edit when I am at home then. Ok here is my simple card that I'm linking up at Rudolph Days.  Pat inspired my card with her kraft and red color combo on her card. I love kraft cardstock and I love, love gingham, so I used them both on my card. And since I used snippets on my card with the gingham, gold glitter paper and kraft cardstock I'm entering this in Pixie's Snippet Playground. Been a while since I'm been over to the swings on the playground and I've missed playing along some. 

As always thanks for coming by and visiting for a spell, it sure has been hot, but that is where the pool comes in handy for cooling off. Hope you can join me for a dip! Your comments always bring lots of sunshine and happiness to my day, although you are going to have a hard time finding something good to say about this one! lol 




Crafty hugs,





Card Recipe:
Gina Marie Scalloped dies
My Creative Time stamps and dies for the label and the sentiment
Can't remember where the little hat came from so will edit when I get home
sequins from my stash
all papers but card base are snippets

24 comments:

Maxine D said...

What a fun card Brenda - love the glitter on 'believe' and the fun hat.
Blessings
Maxine

Marilyn said...

I think your card came out good!! Love the Kraft and gingham. Sometimes I feel like you with my cards not liking the way they come out, but we are our worst critic. Have a great day

I Card Everyone said...

What better combination could there be, Brenda? OH I love kraft and gingham, too, and believe with all my heart!
I'd do a Nestea Plunge if I were there by your pool!!! Stay cool!
xx

Bonnie said...

I love the gingham, scallops and sparkly Santa hat, Brenda! You are much to hard on yourself. This is fun and fantastic!

Barbara Lemmo said...

You're too funny Brenda. It's a really cute card. But we card makers are hard on ourselves! Love the hat!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

You really are far too hard on yourself Brenda sweet friend! This card is lovely! I LOVE that sweet little Santa hat, the reverse scalloped frame draws the eye into the focal piece and the gingham and sentiment are just perfect! It may not be what you envisioned yourself, but those of us, with no preconceived ideas, LOVE it! Have a lovely day my friend! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Di said...

Love this card Brenda - and one hat is perfect!! Love the sparkle too.

It's really great to see you in the Snippets Playground - Parsnip is doing a Happy Dance here :)

Hugs

Di xx

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous card this is, Brenda!! I love the kraft and the gingham!! The sparkly hat is fabulous!! And the sparkly believe is just perfect!! Beautiful Christmas card!! Enjoy the summer and outdoors my friend!! It's been too hot to be outside here the last week or so but the humidity is supposed to break. Happy Thursday!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
http://www.indymermaid.blogspot.com

Pat said...

I love the gingham and the glittery santa's hat sits on top so prettily brenda, and the die cut framing the whole thing works perfectly. Thank you for joining us for the July Rudolph Days Challenge. x

jimlynn said...

As cute and pretty as can be! Love all the shimmer and shine. Looks like a perfect card for the holidays!
Lynn

Carol L said...

What's not to love about this cute card? It's beautifully designed and I love the gingham with kraft! The die cut for the little santa hat looks perfect, as do the dual sentiment panels! I love all the stitching and the scalloped frame which give this a real homespun look and feel! The glittered word "believe" adds the perfect amount of sparkle to make this one shine! Well done!

scrappymo! said...

This looks great! The wee hat is so pretty and i love the kraft and gigham combo for your card.

Thanks for taking part in the July Rudolph Days Challenge.

scrappymo! said...

Me again...forogt to say that I really like the way you made the sentiment with the gold believe and then the font sentiment below.

Stephanie said...

Well, Brenda,... I love it! I like kraft too, looks good with everything. Great choice of cutouts and the gingham looks fabulous. Of course, the glitter makes me happy! Cute little hat. Pretty card.

KandA said...

It's a super Rudolph Days card Brenda. Fabulous craft and gingham combo and I love the sparkle xx

Marlena M. said...

Ahhh, gingham goodness and love the sparkly believe!!! My pool has been my summer project~can't seem to get the chemical balance right yet and there's a frog that is WAYYYY too at home in it. He's spoiled. :) What a blessing you are to your mature friend~I'm sure you are a delight to hang with this summer, Brenda!

MaryH said...

Love the gingham and kraft...looks so pretty & fresh. Like the way the center stitch shape is done too. The little red glittered hat, might be a Memory Box. The GM scallop frame is perfect as is the way you've layered the sentiment. Glad you were able to finish this pretty card in time for Rudy Day. Great snippets card too. TFS & Hugs. MM

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A super card, Sparkle and Christmas what's not to like.

Sue xx

cm said...

My sweet friend: oh, how I adore your sweet kraft-and-gingham card, sporting that lovely sentiment and adorable Santa hat! Incredibly pretty! What a marvelous way to transform snippets into a work of art! What a gem you are for 'elderly sitting'; she's so blessed to have you caring for her. Guaranteed your brighten her days and bring her joy...as you do for me! Thank you for your visits and always sweet, encouraging, genuine comments! I've been MIA in commenting, so a zillion apologies! A flurry of DT or GD obligations, mixed in with bike races. This weekend: three races, all of which involve us driving to the 'big city' about an hour's drive away. The first race wrapped up today: I spent the day in a car following a group of riders for 80 miles. Thankfully, a rather 'uneventful' race...precisely the kind I like! Tomorrow, a steep hill climb race, starting at 6pm which means we'll be home late and then turn around early Monday morning, for criterium races beginning at 8am and running most of the day. Good thing I love my bike race officiating gig *grin* The thunderstorms are getting frustrating, though...one's happening right now! Yikes!
Hugs~c

Sharon said...

I so love your card Brenda!!! The gingham is wonderful!! Loving that Santa hat in all it's sparkling glory!! And the sentiment is just wonderful. Love that you added sequins to this wonderful creation!!! :)

Megan J said...

Hi Brenda, a great card love that it looks like curtains inside a window frame.... have a great summer... Megan

Veerle said...

Such a fun card brenda.
Hugs Veerle x

Inkyfingers said...

Oh I love this fun and festive card Brenda! The gingham is so fresh and pretty with the kraft backing. Gorgeous.

Anita in France said...

Fun and so cute, Brenda ... love how you've framed that sweet, shimmery hat ... it's brilliant with the shiny sentiment! I also have been MIA in blogland ... and am busy catching up with everyone ... a dip in your pool in between times would be lovely!! Hugs, Anita :)