Traditional Christmas

Haven’t posted anything for over a week now. Despite last weekend being a Bank Holiday weekend, I didn’t get around to making any cards. We went to London to help our friends refurbishing their new flat, and this week has been very busy at work, but yesterday I finally sat down and made a card. I made this year’s first Christmas card already back in mid June, thinking  I was off to a really good and early start, but time’s flying; I can’t belive it’s September already! But this on the other hand, means it’s only four more weeks until we’re off to our vacation.

3,5 weeks holiday; I can’t wait!!! Aloha Hawaii – see you soon… 😆

But since it’ll be late October when we’re back, I definitely need to squeeze in some more Christmas cards in the coming weeks. I looked around for inspiration in blog land and this week’s letter over at the ABC Christmas blog is “R” for Rudolph. I only own three stamps with a reindeer, this one from Whiff of Joy being my favorite. I’ve already used it for one Christmas card this year; for that card I chose a pastel color scheme, so this time I decided to go with the traditional Christmas colors red and green. I followed the fab sketch from WOJ, and coated the Poinsettas with twinklets as per Bev Rochester’s  Tutorial on the WOJ Inspiration- & Tutorial blog. The optional extra for the ABC Christmas challenge is to use brads; which I rarely use, but on this card I managed nothing less than five!

WOJ #86

Challenges
Whiff of Joy
-#86 Sketch
ABC Christmas Blog
– R is for Rudolph
Sparkle Creations – #39 Sparkle & Shine
Crafts & Me – #12 Gems & Sparkle
Card Recipe
Stamp: Wee with Reindeer, Whiff of Joy, colored with Copics.
Wee’s clothing: G85, G82, G40 / R29, R24, R22, R20
Shoes: E59, E57, E55
Reindeer: C3, C2, C1 / T6, T3, C2, C1

Papers: “Mistletoe”, Making Memories & sheet from Kars X-mas Collection
Embellishments: Ribbon & Brads (Stash) Flowers & Crystal drops (WOC ) Spacer (The Hobby House)

Misc: Twinklets Diamond Dust, Tim Holtz Fired Brick Distress Ink, Red Chalk, Sakura Gel Pen, Nesties.

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