Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Across the miles for Rudolph Day

Last month our friend Rudolph nearly caught me napping. This month I am on track, so I am writing this a day early as Wednesday is my busiest day, so not a good one for blog posting.
This has been a crazy month with a visit to UK that included a wonderful 70th birthday celebration for me, and a family funeral, as well as some retail therapy and a good few miles of travelling. I brought my sister back with me for a week or so, but yesterday we saw her safely on to her plane for home, so now I have to get back into routine and do some crafting. And what better way than to make a Christmas card for Rudolph Day.
When I am in UK I usually treat myself to a couple of craft magazines as it is way to expensive to subscribe to one out here. This visit I returned with not one or a couple, but five magazines, so for this card I decided to use all the free items that came with one of them.
The set included an embossing folder of the postbox in front of iron railings, so I embossed it on red card and cut around the post box. I used a permanent marker to colour the base black. There was a tiny die to cut out the letter slot, and another with a matching stamp to make the letters.  There was a stamp for the little girl and a separate one for her hat, which I coloured with copic markers and fussy cut. A variety of word stamps were provided for the front of the letter box and I chose the Happy Mail one. (There was also a little bird and a sprig of holly stamps and matching dies which I didn't use this time).
When I opened the magazine and started flipping through it I found a big pack of backing papers to go with these. I chose an A4 snowy scene and cut a piece from the end of it to go behind my scene, and glued it all to a plain white card. I rounded the post box a little and attached it with silicone glue to give it a little dimension. Then I just added some star-dust stickles on the lamp, the ground and randomly on some of the snowflakes, to add a bit of sparkle.
The 'Happy Christmas across the miles' was also from this set and seemed appropriate for my card. I was pleased with how this turned out and may manage to make a few more before I have to post them.
But for now I will link this up to the October Rudolph Day Challenge as soon as it appears.


Maxine D said...

What a gorgeous card Kate - love the wee scene you have created here.
Good to see you back again, and that you enjoyed the trip 'home', and that you treated yourself to some magazines :-)

Jean said...

I love the way your postbox turned out,you have made a lovely little scene with an appropriate sentiment. My card is made but I haven't loaded the photos yet.
Jean x

Liz said...

Beautiful card, Kate, I love the scene you've created. Enjoy your magazines! xx

meg said...

Wonderful scene and greeting the post box is fantastic

Jane Willis said...

I love this card - I got that magazine too - isn't the embossing folder great? You've done a super job with it here
Jane (Rudolph Days GDT)

Kathleen said...

Really lovely card, super image and a fabulous background.

Kath x

scrappymo! said...

I love the UK magazines...and it looks like you got a fabulous one here. The others most likely have wonderful treats as well!!!

Your card is really sweet. I like that little girl image and perfect with this post box. Rounding the post box would make it look so real...must look great IRL as well.

Happy belated birthday. Sounds like a wonderful trip tot he UK with lots of family time. You and Jean must have had a blast.

Thanks for taking part in the October Rudolph dAys Challenge.

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oooh that postbox is simply fabulous
Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph Days Challenge!
Rudolph Days Challenge DT
Dr Sonia

Daffodil Cards said...

That is why you are a serious card maker, because you thought of embossing onto red card, I thought of coloring white LOL so didn't buy the mag duh! after seeing how you have made this what a silly duffer I was. The card is Fabulous and I'm sure will take pride of place on anyone's mantelpiece.

Robyn Oliver said...

Sweet Christmas card Kate, cool embossing folder set - looks super

linda said...

This is such a sweet card! Wow, you found some adorable freebies and put them to good use! Thank you so much for sharing this lovely creation with us at the Rudolph Days Challenge!
Rudolph Days Challenge DT