Saturday, 25 October 2014

Simply Christmas for the penultimate Rudolf day and lots of Autumn!

Here are my two cards for Rudolf day this month. I used two stamps from Inkylicious. The tree scene (treescape 1) is a new stamp (Isn't it fab?) and 'walking in a winter wonderland' can be found on the website.
 This first one was stamped in memento Teal Zeal and then masked whilst I dusted the sky in the same ink. Then I dotted lots of quicky glue pen and glitter across the foreground.
The second one was done in exactly the same way but with Danube blue memento ink. Might try a purple version next!
I am entering them in Sarn's Rudolf Day challenge and Allsorts, where the theme is 'Just Christmas'.
Before Christmas takes over completely, I wanted to show you some photos from a lovely walk I took with Lynne when I went to stay for a few days. We visited Eskrigg Nature reserve near Lockerbie. The sun came out and we enjoyed the colours and the wildlife...
 red squirrels,
 glorious beech trees
 a king boletus mushroom,
 more beech trees,
 tiny toadstools (Possibly changeable agarics)
 a nuthatch
and more beech leaves!
Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoyed the autumn colours as much as we did!

27 comments:

Lynne K said...

Gorgeous photos, Sally, and the cards are even more stunning in real life! x

Elaine said...

What lovely card designs, great monochrome palette. Love the red squirrel, we are lucky enough to have them too down where we are. Elaine x

Kathleen said...

Two fabulous cards, love those stamps and a lovely shade of blue.
Gorgeous photo's and how lovely to see a red squirrel.

Kath x

mamapez5 said...

These cards are just beautiful. You have done a great job with them. I also love the nature photography. You were in a beautiful place! Kate x

Debbie said...

Hi Sally...stunning cards. Love the gorgeous images and your photographs are beautiful...Debbie xx

brenda said...

I did say I bet you saw some lovely scenery Sal and these pictures confirm, beautiful.

And love you cards, right up my street. Thanks for joining in at Allsorts.

B x

scrappymo! said...

Your pretty scenes are lovely on these Christmas cards, Sally...but your fabulous photos steal the show!!!

How lovely to see the red squirrels. We never get to see them here...the American grey and black squirrels abound here instead. I did have the pleasure of seeing your red squirrels on my last trip to England. What a treat that was!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two stunning cards Sally, Simple but beautiful. I love the photos, especially the squirrel and the nuthatch.

Sue xx

Faith A said...

More STUNNING work Sally, I love the effect of those cards, it would be a joy for anyone to receive them.

FABULOUS photos and the fact you know what the bird is! LOL Lovely Autumn colours, the beech certainly knows how to be a beauty at this time of year.

Jean Straw said...

I love the beautiful serene winter treescapes you created in your lovely cards.
Thank you for sharing your gorgeous autumn photos, the colours are amazing especially the beech trees.
Jean x

Mrs A. said...

Stunning cards. In like both of those blue colours. I really should be more adventurous instead of just using black all the time. Hugs Mrs A.

SARN said...

Absolutely stunning autumnal photo's Sally.

Your 2 festive cars are also stunning. Fantastic colours and blending and a gorgeous scene.

Thanks for joining in with Rudolph Day.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

SARN said...

I meant carDs! xxx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Thank you for sharing the autumn wilderness walk photos with us! We don't get that kind of nature here. Just sun, more sun, and some pale green stuff with lots of prickles.

Love the two Rudolph cards with their peaceful scene. Do try a version in purple. I'll bet it would be lovely!

maria's knutselplezier said...

Your cards are amazing Sally, just wonderfull, I really , really love them, and your Automn photo's Woow, I wished I had a walk with you!!!

Greetings
Maria

Carol L said...

Beautiful scenes on your cards, and your autumn photography was such a joy! All except for the red squirrel! They're very aggressive in our area, and nearly ran over my feet on two occasions while sitting on our front porch! Eek!

sally said...

From one Sally to another, thanks for visiting. I love your cards & those nature shots are fab, as soon as I saw the red squirrel I thought to myself this must be Scotland - I'm lucky enough to sometimes have them play in the garden & last week we had a young deer take an amble through as well, looked a bit lost so I suspect he'd strayed from his/her mum.

Sally

Viv's Visuals said...

Awesome photos Sally - gorgeous cards too. x

Sarah said...

Beautiful photos Sally and I love your festive cards. Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts for our Christmas challenge this week x

Helen J said...

Lovely cards but - sorry! - the red squirrel steals the show!!!!

Hettie said...

Lovely cards there Sally. That stamp is just fabulous and can be changed just by inking with another colour.
As for your autumnal pictures, they are gorgeous. It has been a while since I saw red squirrels up at the nature reserve near Tomintoul.
Hugs
xx

MaryH said...

2 very lovely Rudolph scenes. Love the comparison of the Teal & the Danube..as I was trying to decide which I liked best. I couldn't! Love the clean look you've achieved with the pretty icy scene using this as a central border focus against the crisp clean white of the background card. Also very much enjoyed your gorgeous photos. Wish I had some of your photo skills! TFS & Hugs

Barbara said...

Absolutely beautiful cards....(I love Inkylicious stamps)....loving your wildlife photos too, they're fab xx

Carola Bartz said...

The tree scene stamp is wonderful!!! I love it - and you worked your magic again. Beautiful cards!
Your autumn photos are lovely - isn't this a wonderful season? Your squirrel is cute - we don't have red squirrels here, only grey ones.

Jan Frances said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely photos and your two really pretty clean cards. xxx Jan xx

Karen Petitt said...

Beautiful photographs Sally and more beautiful Crimbo cards - got to get my finger out and try to get some more made soon Karen x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh Sal you're so like me can't help clicking at beauties on your walks Gods creation is such a blessing no matter where you live - great photos.

I love the two cards too just beautiful indeed!! Off to peek around your blog on mobile so will just look :)
Shaz in Oz.x