Tuesday 25 August 2015

Rudolf days for August

I can't believe the end of August is approaching already! Five weeks of summer holiday has flown by and I am getting everything ready to start back at work next week. As usual, I am finding lots to do that aren't school related - Procraftinating is an excellent word for it!
As it is the 25th August it is Rudolf Day, and the perfect time to get distracted by Christmas cards! I was away for July Rudolf day and had intended sharing 4 card with you today, to make up for it. Unfortunately, one of my creations became bin fodder, So here are 3 cards
First is a card made with dylusions, a poinsettia stencil and some silkies from Imagination crafts, and a sentiment from Inkylicious.
 I heat embossed the sentiment using kaleidoscope embossing powder. You can see a bit of the sheen and sparkle on the photo below.
I added a bit of extra sparkle using a clear stardust gelly roll pen.
There was some of the silkies paint left over, so I used it up on a scrap of white card and added a touch of sparkle medium to made my next card.
 I added a Craftwork Cards sentiment and some gold liquid pearls.
 If you add the sparkle medium on a baby wipe in circular movements through the stencil, it just goes round the edges and gives quite a subtle effect.

 Finally I made a very traditional card using some new papers from Dovecraft, some added snippets and a very old stamp from Stamporium (No longer available) I coloured the image with Promarkers and added quite a lot of  stickles. here is a glimpse of the sparkle.
The circle and the border were two different snippets of red card that weren't quite the same colour, but I used a promarker to try and make it more uniform.
I am of course entering Scrappy Mo's Rudolf Day challenge, but I am also entering the second and third into Di's snippet playground.
Thanks for looking!


sally said...

What a wonderful candle card!


Kathleen said...

Gorgeous cards, love the glittery Merry Christmas sentiment and all the glitter on the second card.
Really lovely image and papers on your third card.

Kath x

Helen said...

Great cards - always intend to start mine in September, until it gets to September and then I say, October will do... maybe next year I'll follow Rudolph Day and get ahead..

Carol said...

Three gorgeous cards for Rudolph day Sally, love all the sparkle. Carol x

Jean said...

I love all your cards Sally. Lovely shimmery embossing on the first one. Thanks for tip about using the glitter gel on the second, I love the effect. I like the papers you used on the last one and the candle image and the lovely sparkle.
Jean x

Jackie said...

Excellent selection of cards :o)
Jackie xx

Sarn said...

Love all the schparkle on each card. Both GREAT festive makes too.

Good luck with your back to school preparations, but carry on procraftinating!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Beautiful cards Sally, I love the embossing with the kaleidoscope powder the effect is gorgeous.

Sue xx

Jane Willis said...

What gorgeous cards, I love them all but especially the first. And well done on managing to capture the effect of the kaleidoscope powder in a photo!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Perfect Christmassy cards with lots of sparkle, all are beautiful.

Di said...

Beautiful cards Sally - and so lovely to see you back in the Playground! I LOVE your new word - Procraftinating :)

I can't pick a fave card, love them all!


Di xx

Helen said...

A beautiful selection of cards - love all the sparkle!
Thanks for joining in the Rudolph Day fun!
Helen x
(Guest Designer)

PS - totally love 'procraftinating'...something I'm liable to do too!

Darnell said...

I don't know if my heart could have stood FOUR such magnificent cards, Sally! These cards are sparkly delights!! Hugs, Darnell

Carol L said...

These cards are divine! I love all the sparkle, and especially the background on the blue card! They're both amazing!

MaryH said...

AWESOME! All of them. Will confess that the blue sparkly poinsettia one ?might be? my favorite, just because I like poinsettias. They spell Christmas to me. Great work with the stenciling and the gold embossing. Thanks for the tip about the babywipe too. I might have to borrow your procraftinating as one of the words in my blog dictionary! That's a terrific terminology and applies to me so much! I knew exactly what you meant. Well done on all the skill and details on each of these cards...that sparkle is just phenomenal on each one. TFS & Hugs (I will link to your post when I put the new word in the dictionary! If I know who coined the term, I try to credit it LOL).

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ahhh doesn't it feel good to be that far ahead in Chritsmas cards list, mind you I've still a long way to go.
I love the fact with the glittery stencils image on the second, and well done on that beautiful old stamp in the third it really is lovely. However the rich shades of the first is truly beautiful too,... Too hard to pick :)
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

scrappymo! said...

Three wonderful cards. I love them all of course but I think the last one is my personal fave. I like the stamp and the lovely sparkly stickles you used to glimmer it up.

Thanks for taking part in my August Rudolph Days Challenge. Sorry I am so late getting round to visit. We are finally cleaned up after the storm!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

So much sparkle on all your cards! I love the subtle sparkle of your middle card. It is very elegant. My mouth fell open at "gold liquid pearls" how did I not know that existed? I'm sure I "need" it!