Friday, 25 September 2015

Rudolph Day - September 2015

I have two new dies both are from Poppy Stamps
Snowy Merry Christmas
Snowflake Ribbon

I knew I wanted to use these two dies together and this was my first idea. 

Well that was a great mistake  but thought I would show and tell.
I had to find a pretty flat EF as the shimmer paper would not be thick enough not to show the bumps from the EF.
I did not manage to get the ribbon die the reach the end of the white and as you can see not a level ending
On this card I went for a more simple layout and I do prefer this one apart from the fact the white glitter paper does not show up as much as the silver glitter on the first card and the photo is not as good.

I did have a 3rd idea but that is in the bin.

Oh and for the very first time I have used the StickIt backing adhesive for the dies, it did make them more sturdy.

There are snippets used on this card, mostly from the shimmer paper and the white glitter paper so off to the Snippets Playground.

Happy Rudolph Day everyone and pop over to Mo's to join in the challenge

Kath x


Di said...

Ha! until you said I wouldn't have spotted that the wavy bit was short on the first card! They're both great - glad you likey the Stick-It paper! :)


Di xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Kath,
what fab Rudolf cards.
I too would not have noticed if you hadn't pointed it out.
Wonderful designs, and gorgeous shimmer paper.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Jane Willis said...

I didn't notice the wavy bit being short, either, until you mentioned it - we're all our own worst critics! Both cards are gorgeous and that snowflake ribbon die is lovely

SARN said...

Well I love BOTH of these pretty, glitzy and festive cards. You've pointed out the teensy problems on the first card, but I bet no-one would've noticed if you'd kept schtum! Lovely dies.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

scrappymo! said...

This is so shimmery and beautiful. Those dies are fab and the glittery paper makes them pop!

|I have managed to update the Rudolph Days post with some photos and the details of how to enter the second prize draw.

Thanks for taking part in the September Rudolph Days Challenge. Good luck in the two prize draws!

Jan Frances said...

Two lovely sparkly cards. I do like the snowflake ribbon xxx Jan xxx

Hettie said...

These are lovely Honey. Very schparky.
I like that Stickit sticky stuff but I keep forgetting to use it! Doh!! And you know I am not blond!! Maybe!

Sandy said...

I like the second one a little better for its simplicity, but both are very festive.

mamapez5 said...

I wouldn't have noticed the short ribbon if you hadn't mentioned it either. Both cards are lovely. The jury is still out on the stick-it paper. I haven't been very impressed so far, but I can see it would be useful on those intricate snowflakes. Kate x

Chris said...

Yay! I've got this snowflake die too! Fab cards Kath, great design on the first one, shame that die cut wasn't a tad longer (wouldn't have noticed if you hadn't pointed it out...) but you really nailed it with the second card, equally fab design and it looks perfect!

sally said...

Always love the cool colour palette cards & these are lovely!


KT Fit Kitty said...

Your cards are gorgeous! I love the sparkle and those awesome die cuts!

Kath said...

Great cards - the second one is my favourite - fabulous CAS card.
Kath x

Carol L said...

Both cards are shimmery beauties! I LOVE the colors too - not traditional Christmas colors, but gorgeous anyway!

Sally H said...

They are both wonderful, Kath! I love the colours and the design too. I had to look really hard to spot the die cuts weren't the same length, so stop being so hard on yourself x

Annie said...

love the sparkle! beautiful elegant Christmas cards.
hugs, annie x

valerija said...

Came here from Rudolph Day challenge, I love the sparkle.

MaryH said...

Kath, what an awesome swirl die. I LOVE it. And you used it expertly on this wonderful CAS card to show it to perfection. Each color of the glitter paper is pretty, but the silver does show better in your photo. However, #2 does have a nice gleam in the photo, so expect it's just as lovely as #1 IRL. Great Rudy entry. TFS & Hugs

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah Kath, great cards.. Lovely work with dies etc. and love the card above it too,
Shaz in Oz,X

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Joan said...

Love that ribbon die and it's a lovely card

Linby said...

Wouldn't have spotted anything amiss until you pointed it out! Love that die and you've made great cards with it. Love the snowy top on the Merry.

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Two beautiful card. They are so beautifully cold, both color and form give you a sense of frosty breath festive atmosphere. The perfect card and I love this die.

Barb said...

Well I think both cards look very pretty and really wouldn't have known if you'd not told us. The dies are lovely. Barbxx

Bonnie said...

I love how you've used this snowflake die in different ways! I have this die and appreciate the inspiration!

April said...

These are so pretty and sparkly!

Liz said...

Two great cards. I love the snowflakes, so delicate. xx

Talitha Wright said...

Lovely, lovely cards! Love the snowflake.

Sue - said...

I think you're being over critical Kath. Both cards are lovely and I would never have noticed that one ribbon finished a bit short if you hadn't pointed it out.

LesleyG said...

I didn't notice either, but wasn't sure it was quite right, so glad you had another go. Both fab but second is more awesome xxx