It's the 25th of May today so time to drop in on Sandra's blog to post a Christmas card for Rudolf day. I only returned from a very busy week in UK last night, but fortunately I had my card 'done and dusted' before I went.
For this card I cut a pair of fancy reindeer using a bought file for my silhouette cameo cutter, from their online store. I cut one in red printed paper and one in green. I also cut their matching mats reversing the colours. I was having a bit of trouble cutting their patterns perfectly, but I hid any minor faults with a little stickles glitter glue. I then cut a fancy oval label also with my cameo and mounted them on it. For the background I used a red and green striped paper from a magazine, and edged it with a gold star peel-off border. I added the oval topper and used a gold peel-off greeting under it. For the finishing touch I tied a bow with some red, green and gold Christmas ribbon and added a tiny gold reindeer charm. Will I get the rest of my usual set of six done? I'm not sure. My son arrives tomorrow for a week's stay, but I have a couple more reindeer cut and ready to use, so I may give it a go. Incidently I chose red and green for this card because I had intended to enter it in Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge before I left for UK, when she wanted traditional colours, but I didn't have time to post it. This week her challenge is to use blue, so I will have to try harder next time!!
And now for something completely different. This is for my blog-land friend Shoshi who also has a fondness for duck-billed platypus. We bought this little sweetie for our youngest son Ben, the Christmas just before his second birthday, and because he couldn't manage the word 'platypus' at the time, he called it Duckie, and Duckie it has been ever since (Ben is 25 now!). When Ben left home he kind of put Duckie into my care, so of course I brought him to Spain with me. Today he has been through the washing machine, had a long sun bathing session, and then been subjected to a rigorous hair brushing. Doesn't he scrub up well? Now he is back where he belongs, on the spare bed, ready for Ben's visit tomorrow. It's a good thing Ben doesn't follow this blog or he might kill me!!
Happy Rudolf day everyone. Pop over to Stamping for Pleasure and get inspired to start your Christmas card collection too.