Saturday, January 30, 2021

Rudolph Challenge

Hello my crafty friends, hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Snow for us tomorrow into Tuesday. We will see how much we get. Good new, Bret tested negative as did all the other guys that had to leave work and come home. Bret said that they made more leave and get tested. So that is good news and a load off my mind! He got his test results back on Thursday night, about 11 pm. I was already asleep, he came to the door to wake me and give me the good news. I was so happy. So thank you for your prayers, they were much appreciated!!!

I wanted to get started on some Christmas cards and since we are at the end of January already, thought I'd better get moving on a few. So will be sliding in over at the Rudy Challenge.  Here is one that was simple to do as it didn't require much. This little snowman I've seen everyone have and I had to have him as well as I think he is just adorable. So he is a NBUS as is the vertical sentiment I used. I used distress ink oxides to color him with. I'm not  great at  watercoloring, but was happy with him for the most part. I think next time I will use regular distress inks to watercolor with though. Edited to add: Joining in over at the NBUS Challenge.

Trying to capture the wink/shimmer-didn't work out so well

Very simple card, but cute I thought. I have a few more stamped so I can watercolor or just color. I know it looks like my layers are layered terribly, but they aren't in real life. I think it is because I took the photos laying down instead of standing up. Me bad. And that is it! 

As always, I thank you for taking time out of your busy day to visit with me over here. It is calm before the storm, so just enjoying the bright sunshine and lower winds. I will be by to visit you too soon and thank you for your comments. I know it takes lots of time to comment and I appreciate it when you do. It always brings a brightness and joy to my day!

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

Penny Black for the cutie snowman  NBUS
Maymay Made It for the vertical sentiment "Up Lifting" NBUS
Distress Oxides: Fire Brick, Salty Ocean, Iced Spruce and Worn Lipstick
A white chalk marker from Dollar Tree for the polka dots 
SU Sizzix Embossing folder


Marilyn said...

Adorable card! I think you did a great job on coloring and I love that color. Love the embossed snowflake background. Glad to hear the good news about your son and his co workers
Have a great day!

Carol L said...

Oh gosh, that really is a cute snowman and I love the soft coloring you did on him - it looks perfect! The embossed background is perfect too and I like that vertical sentiment too! I guess we'll be watching the snow fall at some point later today - hopefully it will fizzle out like so many other predicted storms so far this year. Stay warm! Hugs!

I Card Everyone said...

I adore that snowman - and he's still on my own wish list! LOve the color you've chosen for his hat and scarf, Brenda! Were the polka dots your idea? or part of the stamp?
Now I'm going to have to go take a look at that set again... dear me, think I'll be able to resist him one more time?

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

OH! Brenda this is just wonderful, I love your embossing and the cute snowman. I like the sentiment vertical too.
It was so good to hear Bret is negative and so are his work mates, yes a weight off your mind.
Keep safe and warm. We had snow this morning it looked lovely falling, thankfully it didn't stick.
Faith x

Nstiz said...

He is too cute, Brenda and love the embossed background with him. I had this stamp at one time but no idea where it is now. You did a great job coloring him too!

Brenda in IN said...

Oh Brenda, that is such good news about Bret. It is a scary time in our world right now and the mutations are still causing trouble. I'm getting my first vaccine on the 19th of Feb. but will still be staying in. I've always loved this snowman and he is adorable in his soft pink polka dot hat and scarf. Great background too.

Tina Campbell said...

Super cute card you created he's adorable and that is one of my favorite embossing folders to use for cards too :)
Praise God for good news about Bret that is wonderful that the test came back negative :)

Darnell said...

He is everyone's favorite little snowman image and he looks amazing with that e/f, Brenda! Your coloring and matting are great and I love the vertical sediment! Don't forget to come over and link him up at the NBUS challenge, please. It's still open until tonight. I'm so happy to hear the good news that Bret tested negative! I pray you are able to get your vaccines soon. Take care and keep safe! Hugs, Auntie Darnell

Bonnie said...

I love Snowy are shimmery and dressed in a warm scarf and hat! He fits perfectly with the embossed snowflakes! A great way to start your 2021 Christmas cards, Brenda! So glad Bret tested negative!

scrappymo! said...

Your Snowy card is adorable. I love this stamp too. Something about it is so calming and pleasing to the eye.

Glad to hear the good news that your son tested negative. These are such scary, worrying times.

Thanks for taking part in the first Rudolph Days Challenge this year!

Anonymous said...

Happy Rudy Day, Brenda! Don't you dare criticize your watercoloring, Snowy looks fabulous and I like the colours and embossing. I always photograph my cards flat on a table so it looks fine to me. :) good news about Bret. stay safe. Thank you so much for playing along with the first 2021 Rudolph Days Challenge.
Linda, DT

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Mm, I quite agree Brenda they say a photo never lies but I kniw fir a fact at times they do eg colours look like dint match when in reality they do!
Great news re Brett and the boys, God hears our prayer, He faileth not!
It’s a very cute snowman. I don’t di snowman as we have them in July so it doesn’t work for us. That being said I’ve once or twice used them because they are cute!
Thanks for Sharing, God bless and keep you safe, and all those you love, hugs Shaz in Oz.x

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Mac Mable said...

That is great news about Bret x.
What an adorable card with the cute Mr snowman and love the texture from the background x. Hope the weather hasn't got too bad for you? x.

Jules said...

Hi Brenda

Fantastic news about Bret .. .. .. that must have been one very big worry off both of your minds.

Well done on getting started on your Christmas makes .. .. one of my favourite snowmen! Love the embossed background very much.

Talking of snow .. .. .. how are you doing with yours? Have you been getting more or is it starting to thaw a little now?

Take care and no slipping in it!

Love Jules xx

Irish Cherokee said...

Always happy to hear the covid test were negative. YAY! You did a great job of water coloring the little guy. Impressive snow flakes as well. Love the card.

A foot of snow here. Getting too old for the shoveling part. LOL.

Sending Love, Hugs and Blessings your way.

kiwimeskreations said...

What a gorgeous image and so beautifully used on this fabulous background Brenda - and great news that your son had a negative result!! Skeery times!
Stay safe