Sunday, 5 August 2018

Two Challenges Covered

My card today should cover two challenges one of which is the Rudolph Days which is running a little later than normal and of course the Pixie's Crafty Workshop Snippets fortnightly challenge.

The blog has been a bit neglected for a few days, partly due to the fact that while we had a short spell of slightly cooler weather I tried to catch up with some of the domestic tasks which had gone by the board when it was so very hot.  Now of course we have a return of the hot and humid conditions which isn't really good for so many people and of course plays havoc with gardens, crops in the fields and the wildlife.

Anyway back to the reason for this post which is to show the card which I made initially for the Snippets challenge and then realised that I was still in time to pop along to the Rudolph Days as well.  I started by embossing a piece of white card having first applied some ink to the actual embossing folder using a brayer.  I then found some snippets of kraft card to cut the two deer; some green for the grass; had a rummage around in the little containers littering my desk and found some spare leaves, berries and a stray flower before assembling everything together.  A seasonal greeting was added popped onto an odd red circle which I  also 'found'.  It is amazing just how many 'left overs' there are sitting around just waiting to be used.

If you follow the links above to visit the two blogs you will find plenty of Christmas inspiration and the chance of a prize on Rudolph Days and I defy anyone not to raise a smile when they see the super amusing card which Di has made for us this time using some of her snippets and the stamp set which is the prize on offer - she certainly sources some really inspiring and unusual items for us.

Background - embossing folder by Sizzix for Stampin' Up
Deer - Sizzix dies
Grass - Die-namics
Leaves etc - oddments which were littering my desk!
Sentiment - freebie from Netty's Cards resized and printed


  1. Love Christmas card Val and as you say it’s amazing what we can do with left overs


  2. Wow I love this gorgeous card Val. The deer are wonderful and the embossing folder one of my favourites.

    Sue xx

  3. I borrowed this embossing folder from a friend when it first came out and liked it so much I had to buy one for myself. Now it sits in the package, untouched since I bought it! DUH!! After seeing your pretty card I need to get it out and have a play with it again! Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. What a fabulous card Val!It's just such a perfect Christmas scene. Love it!

    Thank you for the sweet words - my mission in life is to find unusual things as Playground prizes! Oh, and stagger around in the humid and unrelenting heat here mopping our downstairs tiled floors and then collapsing totally dripping wet! Add to that some ironing and you know I really do need help! Big time! Time to lay down I think. Sigh.

    Di xx

  5. Super use of those snippets . The card has pulled together nicely. Thanks for the Rudolph reminder. Can't remember if I linked my card up or not . Must go and check. Hugs Mrs A.

  6. This is such a lovely scene. I love you you speckled the deer hides and the peaceful feeling you have obtained with your scene.

    Thanks for taking part in the July Rudolph Days Cballenge.

  7. Lovely card. I love the winter scene. xx