Sunday, 26 March 2017

Rudolph Days

Time for the March Rudolph Days Challenge, which runs from the 25th until the last day of the month. I came across an unopened box of Christmas card last week, which I bought in the days before I started making all my Christmas cards.  I bought them for the children in my Reception class, when I was teaching full time, but must have forgotten them and bought another box to send that year.  So, that makes them at least six years old!  As they are fairly small cards, I thought they would make ideal toppers.  

I die cut them using a MB 'Stitched Square' die, which I layered up on and green die cut.  The strip across the middle was cut with a MB 'Stitched Country Border' die.  I chose this die to match the shape of the kings' crowns.  I finished off my card with three Card Candi and a gold Merry Christmas peeloff sentiment. 

I am joining in the following challenges:
Rudolph Days March Challenge
CHNC Challenge 326 ~ anything goes as long as it's Christmas.  Optional theme: inspired by a song or carol (We Three Kings)
CHNC challenge extra for March 2017

29 comments:

Kath said...

A lovely card Liz - perfect toppers!
Kath x

cotnob said...

A super Christmas card Liz, such a sweet image and lovely traditional colours.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Jenny L said...

Hi Liz,
Happy Rudolf days Liz.
Oh my I love this wonderful card.
That image is so very sweet, and gorgeous too.
Love your wonderful design it is perfect.
Super colours also.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

scrAPpamondo said...

It's so nice when we can recycle old stuff, isn't it? Gorgous card, fab use of this image, and the green stripe matches just perfect with the kids' crowns!

Kathleen said...

Super card, great idea using the cards as toppers, love the border die.

Kath x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A gorgeous card Liz, I love the stitched border too.

Sue xx

Greta said...

What a great way to use the old cards, Liz--came out so cute! I looked all over for Candi & finally found some years ago & there they sit unused! I love how they look on your card, so maybe I will finally use mine!

Pat said...

What a great idea to use these old bought cards as toppers for some new cards and love the red and green and the cute image looks great cut with the stitched die. x

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful!! What a sweet image!! It makes such a gorgeous card!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

scrappymo! said...

Your image is adorable and a great upcycle!
It looks fabulous on this lovely card. I really like the dies you chose...they do indeed mimic the look of the edge of a crown.


scrappymo! said...

Me again...forgot I have my official hat on...

Thanks for taking part in the March Rudolph Days Challenge.

Stamps and Paper said...

Really cute Christmas card Liz

Anne

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

What a super sweet image and it works beautifully on the red and green background, very festive and a perfect Christmas card for a little one. Happy crafting, Sandra x

Linby said...

Well done on using the Christmas cards, I think anything you cut out using those stitched dies instantly makes them look fab. Lovely design.

Carole said...

Great use Liz of those cards.....and their upcycling!

laurie said...

I love that strip in the middle..and such a cute image too!!!

Darnell said...

This is so super cute, Liz! What a great idea to upcycle your store-made cards into custom handmade cards!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

pam said...

Fabulous use of these toppers Liz.
Pam x

Robyn Oliver said...

A really lovely card Liz, love that you used old cards for toppers and the stitched dies and zigzag all complimentary

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love it - the crowns emulated by the zig-zaggy border - very clever. Great colors too. What a fun find!

MaryH said...

Well, this is a great bit of recycling! The motif looks splendid atop this pretty red card, with the extra details you've added to make it all your own. Isn't it great when you can 'shop your stash'? TFS & Hugs

Jean said...

What a cute image Liz, I love the card you made with it and the nice traditional Christmas colours.
Jean x

Janice said...

Great card Liz, I do love the traditional Christmas colours. Well done on using up some of your stash after all this time.....I really should too!
Janice x

Barb said...

The image really is sweet Liz. It does make a lovely topper. I really like the border die. Another I've not seen before. Well done using up some old stuff. Barbxx

Whisper said...

Aaaah what a sweetie and thanks for taking part in the March Rudolph Days Challenge, Luv Sam x

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 326 – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for March - I'd love to see it there too x

Brenda said...

OMGosh, that is to funny about having the cards for so long and forgetting about them. They make for a beautiful Christmas card! Love those cute kings cut out with the stitched squares, the border you used does indeed go so well with their crowns and I am loving it! Beautiful card Liz! Hugs, Brenda

Liz said...

Thanks, Hazel. Just linked it up. xx

Mrs A. said...

Those cards do make super toppers and you have made a lovely card using this one. Love it with the dark green. Hugs Mrs A.