Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Saturday, May 25, 2013

A Rudolph Day Quick Make

Well I  have been AWOL for a long time haven't I? I see my previous post was for Rudolph day in April and here we are at 25th May so it's time to post again. I have had a very busy month with a visitor who came to house/animal sit while we were away, then our holiday, another visitor on the day we got back, the long trip to Alicante for the first visitor to go home, and then on Thursday my grandson flew back, and we are now back to 'normal', whatever that is. Of course I still have the 1,415 photos I took on holiday to sort out, as well as the ones taken with our visitors, three weeks of Project Life to catch up on, some ATCs to make by next Wednesday, and I suppose a bit of housework wouldn't come amiss, but I guess that is fairly normal for me.
However I did manage to make a quick Christmas card last night for Rudolph Day, and here it is. 
The framed bell was cut on my silhouette cameo using an Anna Mironova design file from UK Scrappers, and the corners are a Marianne die. Both are cut from Bronze mirriboard. (I had just loaded a new blade in my silhouette so, for once, it did an excellent cut first time round). They are mounted onto a BP from a 6"x 6" paper pad by Dovecraft - goodness knows how many years I have had that for -  and I cut out the centre to show the die cut better. As the paper is greener than it looks on the photo, I used a pale green base card. A tiny bronze peel-off greeting was all it needed to finish it off.
Now I shall hop over to see Sandra at Stamping for Pleasure, to link this up. Why not follow me and see what it is all about.


MaxineD said...

Fabulous card Kate. Sounds as though you are a very busy retiree!! House work, what's that?? ;-)

Jean Straw said...

I like the bell cut-out Kate , specially in that lovely bronze mirricard.
Jean x

Kathleen said...

Fabylous card, love the bronze mirri and the bell die is great.

Kath x

Vicky Hayes said...

I love the bronze Kate and your die cuts look very intricate. It sounds as if you've been very busy enjoying life and you're quite right about making the most of every bit of sunshine- hubby and I have been up to see the bluebell woods today and what an amazing display they're putting on! Vicky x

Elizabeth said...

Hi Kate, that's a ton of photos to sort out - you could be some time :) Lovely card, the corners are terrific. Elizabeth xx

Saskia said...

Very pretty card, love the bronze elements.

veronica said...

won't hold my breath for the next post - it'll take you ages to
sort out all those photos! Bells look great in that mirri card, bronze always seems classier than gold somehow

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Hi Kate . . . I'm playing catch up! This is a lovely festive card and the bronze glitzy bits are wonderful.

You have been a busy bunny haven't you?

Thanks for joining in again.

Sarn xxx