Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Rudolph day September 2018

Well I am back with some slightly 'lazy' cards. My mojo went to sleep during the long hot summer, and it has not woken up fully yet! But I really wanted a card for this challenge and I need a couple of good runs of cards to complete my stash, so when I spotted this year's Hunkydory Christmas packs, I decided to buy them. I tend to steer clear of Hunkydory because so many of their kits are just too big and heavy for me. I don't make very big cards,and weight has to be a consideration as most will be posted internationally. However I could see that these packs had some smaller images and many of them looked like ones I would use, and I was not disappointed. I bought a pack of toppers and papers, and also two blocks of small images which mostly have six of each image in them. Some could be used as a simple topper with nothing added, if that is what you wanted. 

I had decided not to spend much time looking at their worked examples and ideas. Instead I cut sets up, rearranged them, paired them differently, made them up and them embellished them. I chose several images and divided them into either what I call 'Christian' images or 'secular' images. I tend to lean towards ones that depict the Nativity, the real story of Christmas, but I am happy to use the others as well, and I always add a small Bible text inside them anyway. So here are one of each that I made into cards.

I then went on to make a further nine cards so far, with many more planned for the next couple of weeks if I can get myself into action.
For some of my cards I found a stamped and embossed sentiment was all that was needed, or a little added glitter glue etc. For others I made mats and frames either with metal dies, or in my silhouette cameo, and added stamped sentiments and other little bits and pieces from my stash. Each one is a little bit different from the next, and I am looking forward to getting some more done now. Here are the ones I have made so far. (Please excuse the photo. I realised how very messy my table was behind this group, so I cut them out and added them to a plain backing, but I didn't have time to tidy it up much).

That said, it is time to link up with Rudolph Day September Challenge over on Scraps of Life by Scrappy Mo.