Tuesday, 25 November 2014

The last Rudolf day for 2014!

As it is the last Rudolf day for 2014 and the last with the Lovely Sarn at the helm I thought I'd better pull out the stops and go for more than 2 Christmas cards this month. It also makes up for the fact that I missed doing Rudolf day in July. I am quite pleased that I have managed 10 out of 11 and made at least 2 cards for each - never been this well prepared before! I will definitely join in next year with Scrappymo in charge!
My first card is a scene using inkylicious stamps.  the sky and shading was created using my ink dusters, and a combination of ink (Adirondack peach bellini, memento grape jelly and impress lemon yellow).A few dots of various stickles finished it off.
My second card also uses inkylicious stamps (twiggy branch and winter bough) and is very much a case of one that Deby had on her stand at Doncaster. I dusted a few pale colours over the background and then stamped in a circle with memento tuxedo black. I filled in all the berries on the winter bough with liquid pearls, fluffy puffy stuff and stickles. Remember to heat your fluffy puffy stuff before the 'berries' are applied.
Here is another very old digi snowman that I think was a freebie from Cuddly Buddly, coloured with promarkers.
This next one is a Chloe's stamp (starry wreath) with a pine branch from inkylicious in the corners and matted and layered onto Holly paper from a Joanna Sheen CD (Victorian Christmas, I think!)
Finally here are two more that I have done very similar ones before -  This first has a Christmas bird image from Nice Crane
 And the second was made with inkylicious stamps and a sentiment from Chocolate baroque.
Before I sign off I want to say Thank you once again to Sarn for getting me organised and for hosting the challenge. Promise me you won't be a stranger next year! Do pop over to Sarn's blog and take a look at her wonderful cards.

24 comments:

  1. Wow ! What a great batch of cards Sally. I especially like the first two, I love your use of Stickles in the first one.
    Jean x

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  2. You have been very busy Sally, lovely cards - the wreath you have created is stunning x Susan x

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  3. Wow Sally, you have been busy! They're all great but particularly I love the cheeky snowman.

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  4. Oh my goodness what a fabulous collection of stunning creations, they are all fabulous.

    Kath x

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  5. Great bunch of cards and the wreath is stunning.

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  6. Wow Sally your cards are wonderful, I really love them all, you will have a lot of happy friends during the Christmas days!!!

    Greetings
    >maria

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  7. Fab cards though I'd have to say that the 2 wreaths & the chocolate baroque pine are my own favourites :-)

    Sally

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  8. Busy Bee you Sal, great collection of Crimbo cards.

    B x

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  9. Wow what a stunning collection of cards Sally. I love the top one especially, in fact I love them all. Think I must try and join this challenge next year.

    Sue xx

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  10. WOW - Sally you have made so many beautiful festive cards here. Thanks for entering them into Rudolph Day. My fave is that stunning puffy/liquid pearly wreath . . . or is it? I really love the top one too!!!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  11. what a wonderful collection of cards, you have been busy - must be the time of year!
    The first one is my fav, I'm going to try those colours too! love the wreath.
    Lynn x

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  12. Oh my, you have been busy, these are stunning xxx

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  13. I love all these cards Sally, but my favourites are this first one with this beautiful scene, the second with this pretty wreath, and the last the pine cones and foliage with lots of lovely liquid pearls. Thank you for your lovely comment on my RD card. x

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  14. Well you did pull out all the stops for our dear Sarn! Awesome cards! I especially love the wreath - fabulous texture!

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  15. What a beautiful plethora of cards there. I love the first one and the wreaths. Beautiful.
    Hugs
    xx

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  16. Wow, Sally, I couldn't begin to pick a favorite from all these beautiful Christmas cards!

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  17. WOW! What a wealth of cards...you pulled out all the stops on this post. (I'll fess up I'm in love with the Nice Crane bird image, and will be checking to see if it's in any of the sets I have from there!You've showcased it so beautifully). Loved the snowy scene on #1 and the colors you combined to create such a twilight sky for the woodland creatures. Each card just kept getting prettier & prettier. WTGo. TFS & Hugs.

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  18. A true treasure trove of cards!!!

    They are all so beautiful...but my favourites are the second one...I am drooling over that wonderful stamp...and the last...drooling over that technique!


    Hope you will drop by my blog in 2015. The Scrappymo version of Rudolph Days will be held from the 25th till the end of each month!

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  19. Wow Sally, what a fabulous batch of cards! I love your ink duster scenes & those Inkylicious stamps work beautifully
    Debs x

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  20. A fabulous set. I´m with my sister Jean in saying that the first two are my favourites. I love the sun set behind the deer. The wreath is very effective too. He´s a jolly snowman and has made another lovely card. You have used a lot of stamps very imaginatively. I like them all and they ar a grat addition to your collection this year. Apologies for my late visit. This seems to be the only time I have a proper internet connection at the moment! Kate x

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  21. Your cards are always so beautiful! You sure have been very busy. I love the winter scene with the deer and the wreath in the card below it looks absolutely stunning. Your creativity is amazing!

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  22. Thank you, thank you, thank you for all these marvelous Christmas card inspirations, Sally! Wow! Excellent works of art!! Hugs, Darnell

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  23. Wow, wow, wow! What a great set of cards you made. That first one is a real stunner with its serenity and stillness. That wreath is fabulous with all the scrumptious texture. You snowman is beautifully colored but I would not have pegged that as a card you made at all. They are all great and fabulous and very inspiring. I want to go home and finish off my holiday cards now! I'm sure the boss won't mind.

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  24. Wow, what a fabulous array of cards Sally! Think my fave has to be the twiggy wreath, I love it. I was very taken with that card on inkylicious stand at Harrogate but haven't attempted to replicate it . Also love that Chloe wreath too, lovely cards.

    Joan

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