Sunday, 25 October 2015

Rudolf Day for October

I can't believe it is time  for another Rudolf day already, and there will be only one more before the big day itself! Since Justin and Gordon asked me to join the Be Creative design team I have been having lots of fun playing with the Be Creative Winterland paper pad. This weekend, I have been using up some of the snippets left over from other cards and teaming them up with some snowmen I coloured whilst enjoying a short break in Wales with Steve last week.
For my first card I used a Pink Gem stamp that I have had for many years. I coloured it using Be Creative Alcohol based markers, warm grey 2 and 4, mint blue 143 and Frost blue 182. I added Be Creative diamond glitter glue to the snowman, then used the glue wand and fine iridescent glitter to add some sparkle to the snowflake . I accented the nose, eyes and buttons with glossy accents. Finally I used the glue wand to add some Inkylicious crystal snow by the base of the snowman (Shhh! This is wonderful for covering up smudges on snow scenes!!!) The holographic stick on border is also from Be Creative.
My second card features another snowman - this time a Dinkie stamp from Little Claire. The paper pad and the pens used are the same. The border this time is a self adhesive lace one that comes on a roll from Be Creative. The sentiment is a Frantic stampers die. The glitter glue is not as obvious on this one but it is the same as the previous card.
Do pop over to Scrappy Mo's and have a look at hers and Linby's cards for this month. They are both absolutely gorgeous! Rudolf day Challenge comes highly recommended from me as it gets me well organised and  prepared before December arrives! I am also taking this into Miss Di's snippet playground, where there might be an apple bobbing contest going on...that is if Parsnip hasn't used them all for making scrumpy!
I will leave you with a few photos from our holiday. The Autumn colours were absolutely gorgeous!
This is Llanymynech Nature reserve which is part in Wales and part in England,
Pystill Rhaeadr Waterfall,
and the bench with the best view in the world! Also at Llanymynech.
And finally, here I am being a bit daft at the top of Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall, trying to ignore the fact that there is a very big drop behind me!
Thanks for looking!


craftimamma said...

Love the cards you made with the cute snowmen. Nice to see how you used them. I really should take a leaf out of your book and join in this Rudolph Day group! I think I have 3 cards in the kitty so get cracking!

Always love to see photos of your travels and I think you did very well braving that drop for the the last pic! Fabulous view behind you though! I would have admired it from well back ;-)

Lesley Xx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Both such cute Christmas cards Sally and the new papers work so well with the images. beautifully co-ordinated. You look like you had a good break and as I remember only too well, the next half term in a Primary school is the most tiring of all so I hope that your batteries are fully re-charged! Thank you for the kind comments that you've left on my blog and yes, it would be lovely to meet up at a future Stamp Magic show. :)

scrappymo! said...

Two great cards. Those design papers are wonderful...I am such a fan of woodgrain papers!

Your snowmen are so cute and love that icy snow too.

Great photos of your Autumn journey. I hope to see Wales the next time we go to Britain. Wales and Scotland are on the list of getaways!

Thanks for taking part in the October Rudolph Days Challenge.

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous Christmas cards, Sally, I especially like the second one, the papers are so beautiful. Super Holiday photos too.

Love and hugs

SARN said...

Fantastic photos - beautiful scenery. Wales is so picturesque.

Love BOTH your snowman cards with the fab background papers and a touch of glitter. GREAT Frantic Stamper sentiment die.

Happy Rudolph Day!
Hugs, Sarn xxx

Barb said...

They are two lovely cards and what happy snowmen. Your holiday photos are great. Barbxx

Jean said...

I love both of your cute snowmen,and the lovely die cut greeting on the second card.
Lovely photos from you holiday too.
Jean x

Elizabeth said...

Two lovely cards, Sally. The snowmen are super cute. Love the photos from your holiday. Whoever thought of putting a bench in that spot deserves an accolade - what a view! Elizabeth xx

LesleyG said...

Lovely photos, I love wales, have family near pwhelli. Super snowmen....smudge hiding? Surely not! Xxx

Jackie said...

Wonderful cards Sally, and even more wonderful photographs, love the waterfall one.
Looking forward to seeing you on Friday :o)
Jackie xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh dear Sal just pooped over for a quick peek and you've made me realise how much I have lost track this month.

Had totally forgtten Rudlph day.. Must get my skates on before end of month making other ones at mo.... :D
Love your card, just beautiful well done!!! Nice word die too, as well as photos ... and well your scenery is just beautiful have been over there in Autumn so remember those colours.

Hey just had an idea for some upcycling.. Mm can feel card or two coming on.. Yay.. Now just gotta do it eh?
Shaz in Oz.x

Di said...

Two fabby Christmas cards Sally! Gotta love those cheeky snowmen and the flitter is perfick. I'm into wood effect papers right now too - currently just stroking them rather than putting them to use though.

Love your photos from your break away, Braver than me going near that waterfall!

And judging from the hiccups coming from Parsnip - I think he found the scrumpy hoard!


Di xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sally,
what wonderful card, and super Rudolf, and snippets makes.
That snowman is so cute, and they are both such great designs too.
Naughty , naughty, if Miss Di or Parsnip catches us behind the bike sheds we are for the naughty step or detention or maybe even the dunce cap or maybe you are too young to remember those as they were outlawed in later years.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Kathleen said...

Two really great snowman cards,
Love the photo's.

Kath x

Linby said...

Two great cards Sally. I got to play with those papers at the make and take - they are lovely aren't they.
Very brave of you posing so near that drop!
Thanks for joining in with Rudolph Day this month.
Lynn x

Mrs A. said...

Two great snowmen but I love the hat on the first one the best. it's generally on photo shoots like that The Doc says back a bit!!!!
Hugs Mrs A.

sally said...

Love the card & the autumn shots are very pretty too :-)


Valerie Nolan said...

Two cute snowmen Sally and beautifully coloured! Great photos too.
Val x

Carol said...

Two super cards for Rudolph Day Sally, that snowman is so cute. Great photos too. Carol x

Faith A said...

Both such cute and beautiful combo and glittery cards, love them.

You've taken some beautiful photos of the Welsh countryside, you are VERY brave to be so near to the waterfall LOL. Hope you enjoyed yourselves.

Helen J said...

Great cards, and I love the photos although you're braver than me, I would have admired the waterfall from afar!

Jan Frances said...

Lovely cute sparkly snowmen and fab photos too xxx Jan xxx

MaryH said...

This little Snowy is darling on both of these cards. LOVE that iciness on your ground snow too. Liked the texture created by the background on #1 with the vintage barn boards behind Snowy, and loved the touch of lace in #2. Each is so pretty. Also thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful pictures of Wales. (can't even begin to think how to pronounce the name..but oh -- so lovely to see these places). TFS