Monday, 27 March 2017

Rudolph Day Elf

Happy Monday Everybody!

Well I never thought I'd be saying I'm "Crafted out" but I actually am.

I went to clubs last Monday and Wednesday and to two different workshops on Friday and Saturday then this morning to another club and I couldn't really think properly!

As I've been out and about so much I'm well behind with my visits but will get round to you over the next few days - I promise!

My card today was made using the super cute set of  Avery Elle stamps that I was delighted to win in last month's Rudolph Day Challenge.

I cut my card with the Presscut stepper die and used Cardwork Card papers and candi  from the Cheery Christmas set. A little fussy cutting - oops! I added a bit of sparkle pen to the elf's hat and the candi holly berry then found I'd got a huge smudge of red ink on the top of his scroll.  It actually turned out to be a good thing as I stamped again, cut out the top of the scroll and decoupaged over the smudge using 3D glue gel and was pleased with the result.

I'm entering my card into the  March Rudolph Day Challenge which runs every month from 25th until the end of the month.  Maureen very generously offers a prize each month to the lucky winner.
Also Christmas With the Cuties #4 - Red and Green

50 comments:

Tina Z. said...

super cute, I love the colours!

April Cheetham said...

Wow Barb! That sounds like a lot of crafting. I hope you had a wonderful time. I love your card - the elf is so cute and so is the bunting :-) April xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Really cute stepper card Barb

Anne

Aquarius said...

This is such a sweet little elf - hope you recover from all your crafty workshops which I know can be tiring

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Such a cute little fella Barb! Love the design! Have a great week! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely card. Love the papers too.

Carol L said...

Love the plaid with this cute elf, and the pinked edges give it that homespun look! Adorable card with that tiny banner!

JennyH said...

I love this card Barb, a great result from having to cover up your smudge : )

Veerle said...

Beautiful card with a cute image Barb. xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Ooohhhh.... I'm just in love with this card!! Pinned! https://it.pinterest.com/pin/534802524487930595/
The decoupaged scroll looks just wonderful! The smudge has been definitely a lucky thing! :D
Love all the details and the whole design, it's a so clever and wonderful card!

KandA said...

Super card Barb, the image is so cute and the decoupaged scroll looks perfect xx

Lucy Woods said...

What a fab Christmas card! This just sings Christmas! Love the whole design!
Lucy x

Glennis said...

Love your card Barb, so colourful, and such a cute image

PJ said...

Aww.. Barb, this card is super adorable. I love that little elf. Congrats on winning a stamp set. Sorry to hear you're crafted out. I sometimes get crafting but forget to keep blogging. then I have a whole stack of cards I want to share. Your cards are always spectacular.

Jenny L said...

Hi Barb,
oh my word I do love this wonderful card.
Your work is excellent and your design looks so very super.
That sure is some cute elf.
You have coloured him perfectly too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Barb, such a cute image and great design - you could enter it into our challenge at Christmas with the Cuties - Red and Green.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Robyn Oliver said...

Fabulous little elf card Barb, love these stepped cards and all your added embellishments work wonderfully

Craftychris said...

This is such a cute and gorgeous Christmas card! I haven't made my March Rudolph Day card yet, I must get a move on! xxx

scrappymo! said...

Wonderful card, Barb. So pleased to see you were able to use the stamp set so soon! This is a great card...great design...and great fold!

Thanks for taking part in the March Rudolph Days Challenge.

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant and adorable. The cute image is just that, cute.xx ♥[aNNie]

Valerija said...

Gorgeous card. Love the image and the colours.
Valerija xx

Maxine D said...

How gorgeous Barb - that is one cute image!! Congratulations on your win :-)
Blessings
Maxine

SARN said...

That's a wonderful Rudolph Day card Barb. Love the shape and the traditional colours. Cute elf too!
Hugs, Sarn xxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Beautiful papers and a fabulous image Barb. I especially love the banner with the vintage images on each flag.
Lorraine

meg said...

love everything about your card Barb, great image lovely papers and a fantastic banner to finish

Sylviahobbycards said...

Beautiful steppercard,Barb.Love the cute image and the traditional colours.

Gr,Sylvia x

Jean said...

A great card, I love the cute elf and lovely tartan paper.
Jean x

karenlotty said...

A lovely card, Such a great image and I love that tartan paper.
PS I loved your previous post especially the Sympathy card

Kathleen said...

What a fabulous card, and a great idea to do a stepper card for Christmas, never enters my head but will have to alter that. Great image, love the papers and the design.
I suppose sometimes you can overload on crafting, I think I have just lately as I seem to have lost the plot this week.

Kath x

Joan said...

Lucky you to get to all the clubs and classes, nothing round where I live! Lovely cardvwith such a cute image and lovely colours

Janice said...

Love your stepper card Barb. Cheeky image and lovely papers. Sounds like you have had a busy few days crafting, everyone's dream!
Janice x

Linby said...

Love your elf - those stamps you won are so cute and you've used them to great effect. How lovely to have all those craft classes - you have been busy.

Mrs A. said...

Well I had every good intention of making my card today for Rudolph day but got side tracked into painting a little girl instead and she is definitely not in Christmas colours. I love your Elf and your fab stepper card. I haven't made one of those for ages. Now I've gone and gotten side tracked again. It's no wonder I never get anything done! Hugs Mrs A. ps. I did cut the lawn.

Darnell said...

Your card is so darling, Barb! I am intrigued by all the sweet details! I had to chuckle at you being "crafted out!" I thought you were joking until I read what you've been up to - I'd be crafted out, too, after all that!! Hugs, Darnell

Karen D. said...

super cute card Barb...love the papers you used and that little elf image is adorable.
xx Karen

Donna said...

This is so very adorable, could not be any cuter! Wow you have been having a wonderful time crafting, I can see why you need a bit of a break. Take care, Donna

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Very cute card-this elf is quite handsome. Neat idea to make a step card. I like the papers you used and embellishments. It all works together so well. I'm not having luck making Christmas cards this year. I made some every week last year and laughed with glee at the end of the year. I suspect I'll be weeping this year.

MaryH said...

Oh you have been having such craft fun! Bet you learned lots of new nifty techniques, which I will look forward to seeing here. Congrats on winning this adorable set. Well used on this darling Rudy Day card, and I love the stepper layout. Traditional colors for the season always make me happy, and your card is just lovely! TFS & Hugs.

Marjeta said...

Beautiful card. This is realy cute image and your design is perfect.

Marjeta

Whisper said...

Aaaah what a cutie of a stepper card, am loving the layout and adorable image, thanks for taking part in the March Rudolph Days Challenge, Luv Sam x

MiamiKel said...

Wow that is a lot of clubs and card making! I wish I could do something like that! Your card are always so fresh and beautiful - this one is no exception. Perfect! And who doesn't love an elf and Christmas!

Cobnut Crafter said...

Congratulations on your win! Great use of the elf and love the bold colours of this card. Really nice colour co-ordination. Anne x

lilian said...

Great card Barb and love the colours

Lilian

Angela Radford said...

That is such a cute card, love it to bits. Have a lovely weekend, Angela xXx

Greta said...

Very cute--love the red, plaid paper! Boy--that's a lot of crafting events--I'd just like a couple--haha!

Judy Corner said...

Oh Barb I love this! Judy x

Lisa Andersson said...

Sounds like you've had some busy but fun days. Really gorgeous Christmas card with lovely details, especially like the banner and the really nice layout.
Hugs, Lisa

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Lovely card, thanks for sharing with us @ Christmas with the Cuties. Sue x

LesleyG said...

a cracking card you made with your prize, that decoupaged element makes it pop xxx

Donna said...

Now that IS a cute image. Beautifully made as always. x