Friday, January 26, 2018

It's Time for Rudolph Days!

Hello my crafty friends and since it is past the 25th that means it is time for Rudolph Day! I love Rudolph Day even though I don't always get to participate each month. My goal is to do just that, but I tend to fall short. Maybe this will be my year....we shall see. Anyway it starts on the 25th of each month and all you have to do is make a Christmas card to play along. There might be a few rules, but just go over and read for yourself. It's a great way to keep adding to that stash of Christmas cards all year long. If I'm not mistaken there are lots of Christmas challenges all year long. I have problems just keeping up with one, so that is what I will stick with. lol 

So my card is a complete CAS from Bev over at Happy Dance blog. (Please check our Bev's blog, you won't be disappointed) I saw her card a few years back and fell in love with it but didn't have that stamp set. Wanted to buy it but never did that either. You can see her card here.  It's the last card before the comments. So I had this digital kit from Nitwit Collections and I knew how I wanted to use this certain image to recreate Bev's card. Bev's card is a CAS card where as mine isn't, but other than that it is a complete copy. sigh Be nice if I came up with my own ideas wouldn't it?!! Anyway I hope you still enjoy this card, I think it came out so cute and I made 6 of them. Might even make some more cause I think it is so dang cute! lol Thanks for the inspiration Bev!!! I used my Cricut and the digital files to print and cut the Santa face, the plaid paper and the sentiment. Easy peasy!

As always I appreciate your stopping by and visiting with me a spell. You always bring much needed sunshine into my life! I am still working on getting by to your blogs as well, so please be patient with me. I know I tend to disappear at times but my life seems to be going in different directions as of now. But I will be around from time to time.

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:
Nitwit Digital Collection: Dec. Memoirs


Liz said...

What a great card, Brenda, I love your jolly Santa and the plaid paper makes a lovely background. xx

LesleyG said...

What a jolly Santa! Happy RD! Xxx

kiwimeskreations said...

What a fun and fabulous card Brenda, and beauifully made.
Hugs and blessings

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Glad you posted this, Brenda..
I’d forgotten what date it was!!! And I’d been saving a set of cards for Rudolph day how dumb!!
I don’t do santa’s and generally don’t like them..I’ll be honest.. cute card, thiguth sis.. and do love gingham think I have that paper neglected!
Hugs and prayers, Shaz.x

Marilyn said...

Adorable card!! Love the Santa image!

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW Brenda your Santa is simply stunning....I love Santa Claus and yours is simply fabulous
Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph Days Challenge!
Rudolph Days Challenge DT
Dr Sonia

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Apart from there being a Santa and the sentiment, I think this card is YOURS, we all pinch a couple of ideas to make our own as you have. I love the paper, the black surround and the "stamp" cut you used. Santa looks 3D. In fact I may pinch that idea myself LOL. I LOVE your card Brenda.

Kristie Goulet said...

Hmm, gonna have to check out Rudolph Day! I need to get working on my Christmas cards for next year. I usually already have a good stash for next year, but not so much right now. Your card is just adorable!

jimlynn said...

Brenda, this is sensational!!! I love that Santa face and the sentiment is darling. A wonderful wonderful card!!! I'll have to check out Bev's blog too now. Great card!

I Card Everyone said...

Brenda, I don't have a clue when it comes to digital stamps - does this guy come colored? or did you color him? Either way, I want a dozen to go, please! The cutest Santa I've ever laid eyes on!
LOve your plaid, and that postage stamp die cut ... every jingling thing about this Christmas card... go YOU!!! Bev, was a perfect catalyst!

Lisa said...

This is so sweet!! That Santa is absolutely adorable!! Love this, my friend!! It's beautiful!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

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Bonnie said...

I LOVE this, Brenda! What a fun Christmas card with a beautiful Santa and fun sentiment!

Carol L said...

Now that's a fun card!! LOL Love love love that sentiment with the cute image and the postage stamp die looks great along with that cool plaid dsp! Totally fun Christmas card :) Do have a good week ahead wherever your travels take you :)

Linby said...

That IS a cute card! Love the postage stamp edge to the image - thanks for the inspiration as I have a die like that which never gets used.

Jenny L said...

Hi Brenda,
Happy Rudolf Days.
what a very super card and that stamped image is so lovely.
No wonder you wanted it.
Beautiful work and gorgeous paper too.
Lots of love and bug crafty hugs from my house to yours. Jenny L.

Anita in France said...

Cute and so fun, Brenda ... your little Santa is adorable! Hugs, Anita :)

scrappymo! said...

This is so lovely, Brenda.
The Santa is really fun and cute and the sentiment suits him so much!

Loving that plaid background. I am really noticing plaids this year as I picked my wrapping paper up already for next year and it is a red plaid. Now I have plaid on my mind!

Thanks for taking part in the January Rudolph Days Challenge.

MaryH said...

I'm in the CASE category too, but this is delightful the way you've done your card! That postal Santa just made me grin at his cheery smile. The gingham/plaid paper looks so good with the image and that is the cutest sentiment! Somebody is gonna be so happy to open the envie and see this one! Glad you were able to play in Rudy Day. TFS & Hugs. Have a great week.

Loll said...

Adorable card Brenda. Love that sweet Santa ... perfect with the postal stamp shape. Love it over the plaid background. What a fun sentiment! :) xx

Anonymous said...

aw, that santa is so sweet, brenda! and i love the plaid paper; it's very festive. you're off to a great start with 6 of these beauties! so glad you could join us and hope to see you again next month. thank you so much for playing along with the rudolph days challenge.
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Marlena M. said...

Fantastic CAS~love that sentiment! Love the plaid too~

Sue said...

Such a lovely card and I love that plaid paper..take care huggles Sue xx

Darnell said...

Bev will be so thrilled and becited that you CASEd her and made this adorable Santa card, Brenda! It is BEYOND cute!! I don't know why people apologize when they CAS someone else's card ~ I always consider it a huge compliment! Hope to see you again soon! Hugs, Auntie

Happy Dance said...

Miss Girl. You've taken my little card, and turned it into one that is allllll yours!! Thank you for the lovely shout-out, and all your kind words. I absolutely adore your card! It's a wonderful CASE!! That santa is darling, all chubby and jolly and curvy! And that plaid's the perfect compliment to that 'jolly old elf." I love this card, m'dear!! You go girl!!! xoxoxo Bev

Jules said...

Hi Brenda

A really cute and lovely card! Love it!

Nice to see you in blogland.

So hard to fit everything into 24 hours isn't it.

Hope you are keeping well.

Love Jules xx

Sue - said...

A great card and such a jolly Saints!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Adorable Santa Brenda! And I LOVE that sentiment! :) Thank you for sticking with me during my haitus! You are so kind! Have a wonderful day my friend! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
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