Sunday, 16 February 2014

Rudolph the red nosed reindeer ......

Morning ..... (it is still morning I think ..... just!)

Happy Sunday ....
No I haven't gone mad and started singing Christmas carols in the middle of February ...... I have however been making Christmas cards again ..... well one more to be exact (that'll be number 6 though in the ever growing collection!)

It's for the Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge, and this week the theme is ........

USE AN ANIMAL on your Christmas cards

Hmmm ...... festive furrry or feathered friends ...... there's so many to choose from.  In the end there could be only one for me ............ RUDOLPH!

Just look at those eyes ......... how cute is he!!  It's a stamp by Hampton Art (Rudolph  4611) and I think he's still available if there's anyone out there who, like me, just has to have him in their collection.  

He's been stamped onto white cardstock using Onyx Black Versafine ink, then coloured in using Copic Markers .....

His nose of course, had to have the glitter treatment ........ well he does have 'a very shiny nose' and I also added a touch of fine crystal glitter onto his coat ..... trust me it is there, I didn't do a very good job of picking it up on camera ......

The background card has been stamped with some snowflakes to add a bit more interest, and then I added some co-ordinating red ribbon tied with a couple of jingle bells on some baker's twine .....

Following on with the same reindeer theme, the inside of the card has been decorated too ....

I used the snowflakes again, added the small Santa which is from Clarity, and the words are a Penny Black stamp (3901E all)

I love how he's turned out ......... I might just have to make a few more!   I hope you like him too.

It's been a busy few weeks in the old craft room, I'm hoping things are going to ease off a little ..... for a while at least! I want some 'Crafting for ME' time.
There's been quite a bit of talk in blogland recently of the Online Card Class .... Stenciled.  I've seen quite a bit of the homework from blog friends that have signed up and done this class and it looks like fun.  So ....... I know I'm a bit late and I missed working along with the 4 day class live, but you can sign up anytime and get access to all the tutorials and videos etc., and seeing as I have a box full of stencils that I don't seem to use that often,  I've taken the plunge and signed up, I'm going to give it a go ...... yes I'm going back to school!!  I'll let you know how I get on.

It's a beautiful day here on the Isle of Man ....... haven't said that in a while.  After a bit of a lazy start it might be nice to get out and about and enjoy the sunshine (while it lasts!)

Thanks for popping by today, enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

Cherrio until next time ......



  1. Morning Linda! Glad to see you haven't weep blown away this week. Great idea to get a head start on Christmas, I wish I could motivate myself to do the same! X

  2. Hi Linda, such a lovely image - and Rudolph's nose does look bright.
    Hadn't heard about the stencil class so look forward to seeing your 'homework'
    Have a great day.
    Avril xx

  3. Good Morning, Linda! I just love your sweet reindeer card! He's colored so perfectly and I love the saying that is on the stamp! The added glitter, twine & jingle bell really pack a punch on this fabulous card! Love the inside just as much! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

  4. Wow Linda what gorgeous colors and love the nose.

    Hugs diane

  5. Oh my goodness, he is as cute as can be! LOVE that red nose and his cute little bells! Thanks for playing with the Merry Monday challenge this week!

  6. What a wonderful Rudolph, Linda! I love his shiny nose! And those jingle bells...and Santa and his sleigh on the inside! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

  7. Such a great card, Linda! I love Rudolph! The detail is amazing and you did a great job of adding color to him!

  8. This is gorgeous,love the image and fab

  9. Hi Linda, your card is so cute, I love that image of Rudolph and I love his gorgeous sparkly nose.

    I did the Stenciled class when it was live and it was excellent, I am sure you will enjoy it too. Shari and Jennifer are brilliant.

    Hugs, Anne x

  10. Darling card, Linda! Congrats on the HM!

  11. EEEP! I ADORE your Rudolph, Linda! Holy cow, that is one sensational image - just look at those eyes!! But your treatment of him just makes him even more dazzling with that bright red glimmering and glittery nose!! This is such a winner in my book!! Hugs, Darnell

  12. Well, looks who is back already!! Congratulations on the HM honor from MM, Linda! I'm not surprised that someone there agreed with me!! Hugs, Darnell


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