Friday 22 May 2015

Rudoph's Helpers!

Hello again! I am back with a little oddity card to share with you - oddity because it's made from odds and ends.  The base is a narrow strip left over when cutting a square card out of an A4 sheet of cardstock, and seems too big of a left over to add to my bit box for die cutting so I turn them into small cards that will fit in a 5" square envie.  The topper on the front is one of my older Penny Johnson stamps for Stampavie and I just coloured with my Copics and added Stickles and glaze.  I had a lot of problems with the red on that nose though .. .. red Copics are tricky and bleed easy.  Anyway, from a distance it doesn't look so bad, and with the warm grey shades I used for Rudolph it just adds to the shadow .. .. right?

I covered the base card with a scrap of Marianne Design paper, and an oddment of die cut chicken wire, then added the bow and more die cut bits and pieces embellishing with more Stickles.  I'm quite pleased how this little card turned out considering it's made from oddments of scrap.

The Marianne Design dies I used were chicken wire - DF3404, mini poinsettia - LR0142, bells and holly leaves from COL1363.

The Incy Wincy blog challenge theme is for wild animals - I have Rudolph the reindeer plus his wild robin helpers.  And the Crafty Ribbons challenge is for animals plus ribbon - so I can enter with them too.

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge just want you to use some of your favourite things, mine are colouring with my Copics, and of course my Marianne Design die cuts, especially the flowers I use to embellish nearly all my projects!  And, I won the last challenge and have received a lovely package of Kanban goodies already - thank you!

And a big thank you to Eve for giving me the link to Pixie's blog and the Snippits Challenge, I shall be joining in and adding Pixie's blog to my blogs I'm following list.

I'm scheduling this post so fingers crossed it pops up tomorrow morning whilst I'm busy - I'll come along later in the day to do the linking up. Thank you for stopping by to take a peek, and if you leave me a comment I'll come visit you too.


  1. It may be made up of odds and ends but, as usual, it's fabulous xx

  2. Hi Annie
    ooow I love your gorgeous Rudolph card - very sweet.
    As you used snippets for your card you could enter Pixies Crafty Workshop - here is the link -
    It's a lovely friendly lot of playmates who will make you feel very welcome - some fab prizes too ;-)

  3. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 229 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for May - I'd love to see it there too. x

  4. Hi Annie! A huge welcome to the Snippets Playground. I'm so delighted to have you come and play with us - for a start this card is just stunning! Then, I scrolled back through a lot of your previous makes and your work is just fantastic. How come it took me so long to find out about you? Am now following you and still stunned by your beautiful colouring. No wonder you've been on so many DTs! Clever lady!


    Di xx

  5. This is so lovely. Your colouring is spot on.

    I do a Christmas Card Challenge...the prize this month is a Memory box Die. Love to see you there...Just have to make another Christmas card or

  6. Such a cute project. I love love love the colours that you have used here. Well done you. Good luck xx Traci DT at Incy Wincy Designs xx


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