Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

April Rudolph Day.

I see my last post on here was for March Rudolph Day and here we are at 25th of April, ready to post another Christmas card. I don't know where the time goes!

This month I am going back to my preferred images for Christmas cards - Nativity scenes.  My first card uses an old pre-loved Woodware (Francoise collection) stamp that I bought from a friend at my sewing group.
It is very sweet, and only needed a little colouring done with my copic markers. I looked through my Christmas paper oddments and found two matching pieces in different colours. Between them I managed to cover the front of a plain, brown card. I inked the edges of my image to tie it in, and used a tiny strip of brown card to make a banner. The sentiment is embossed with Pirate gold powder.
Knowing that after a very good start to the year, I am now falling behind on my monthly target for cards for next Christmas, I made a second one using a mixture of a Heartfelt Creations stamp, overlaid with a Wild Rose Studio one that came free with a magazine last year.
Again it is coloured with copic markers, and cut with a stitched square die. Using the next size up die, I cut a mat from dark blue slightly glittered card, and then mounted it onto a square white card covered with an offcut of starry paper.
I have one more of each image coloured and ready to mount up. But first I will link these two up to Rudolph Day Challenge - April, at Scraps of Life by Scrappymo.


Kathleen said...

Two super cards and both images are really lovely.

Kath x

LesleyG said...

i dont know where it goes either! Cute nativity scenes, Happpy RD xxx

Jean said...

Lovely cute cards Kate, clever combination of stamps in the second one.
Jean x

scrappymo! said...

Two lovely cards, KAte. The first has that homey, folksy feel...loving the embossed sentiment with the gold.
The second is a beautiful combination of stamps. I love both these images and together on one card, they are wonderful!!!

Thanks for taking part in the April Rudolph Days Challenge.

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
Happy Rudolf Days.
Oh I love these wonderful card and everything you have done to create them.
Such super images and designs.
Beautiful colouring of them also.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Daffodil Cards said...

Both beautifully coloured and beautiful cards.

Whisper said...

Oooo I love traditional Navity cards and these are both gorgeous, thanks for joining us at April's Rudolph's Day Challenge, luv Sam x

Joan said...

Two lovely cards, love them both but the second one is my favourite, I've just realised I have that stamp and never used it, thanks for the inspiration