Thursday, 26 May 2016

Rudolph Day - May 2016

Happy Rudolph Day Everybody
and I'm sorry to be a day late.

On 25th  of each month Mo invites us to join in at her Scraps For Life blog for the Rudolph Day Challenge which lasts until the end of the month.  It's a good way to keep making Christmas cards throughout the year.  Mo very kindly always offers a lovely prize to the winner.

For this one I used a Kanban stamp which I bought from QVC some years ago.  It's not from a Christmas set but I thought if she was wearing a red dress and had some holly in her hair she'd work for the festive season.

She was stamped onto some cream card and coloured with Promarkers.  I did shade her body and arms a little bit but this doesn't show too well in the photo.

 I coloured round the edge of the card with some red distress ink and matted onto black card.

Oh! I also added lots of glitter.  Well you have to add glitter for Christmas, don't you.

39 comments:

  1. Love the way you've thought outside the box here Barb. Terrific stamp too.
    Thanks for your good wishes,
    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  2. She is fab Barb, love the holly in her hair and the inking.

    Hugs Erika. x

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  3. Well this is rather special isn't it, love the seasonal colouring and the image, thanks so much for entering it over at the Rudolph Day challenge this month

    Kathyk
    GDTM-Rudolph Day

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  4. OH to carry off a dress like that Barb, it's a super card for Christmas and a little bit different.

    B x

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  5. Absolutely fabulous Barb, and why shouldn't she be for Christmas, I love the image and her red dress, the holly in her hair is a brilliant idea, love it all, Kate x

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  6. What a glamorous lady Barb! and very clever of you to send her off the Christmas Ball with a red dress and holly in her hair! That's what I call value for money with a stamp.Brilliant!

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  7. Hi Barb,
    Happy Rudolf days to you.
    what a brilliant card, and such a very lovely stamped image.
    Great colouring of that wonderful stamp lso.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  8. I think is works absolutely perfectly Barb. It's such a gorgeous image and a wonderful alternative to a traditional Christmas card. Your colouring is exquisite and I love the subtle colour that you've used around the edge of the card too, I love it! Crafty hugs, Sandra X

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  9. Hi Barb....What a lovely card....love the way you put holly in her hair....great christmas make....Joolsx

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  10. What a fun idea to turn this image into a Christmas card! She's beautiful!

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  11. Lovely image and it makes a wonderful stand out Christmas card. I'll be on the lookout for a dress like that now! She looks fabulous.

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  12. Very sexy vintage image and design Barb.

    Hugs Diane

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  13. Gosh that's a spectacular card, so very feminine and of course I'd use the glitter too. Beautiful as always.

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  14. Love the makeover you've given this stamp, turning it into a Christmas one. The addition of the holly was a great idea.

    Sue xx

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  15. What a stunning card Barb, great image and fabulous colouring.

    Kath x

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  16. Adorable and so elegant with it's vintage look!

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  17. Ooh La La Barb! What a beautiful image and you have coloured her to perfection! The holly hair decoration was inspired! LOVE it! Have a lovely evening! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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    1. I see you recognise the stamp! xx

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  18. Love the image, very elegant and I love how you´ve turned it into a Christmas card.
    Hugs, Lisa

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  19. Classy and elegant...loving this stamp and just wish I could get them over here as have admired them for ages....gorgeous.xxx  {aNNie}

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  20. Wonderful idea to use this image. My husband has some single friends who would enjoy this card. In fact, she may just be on their Xmas list...lol

    Great card here, and thanks for taking part in the May Rudolph Days Challenge.

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  21. You turned her into a Christmas Beauty Barb she's lovely great idea adding the holly

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  22. Love this unusual and classy Christmas card. I seem to have missed a couple of your posts too but we seem to have caught up again. Hope you don't have too many problems with Windows 10 especially if you were 'hijacked' into it.

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  23. Very clever to utilise this image for Christmas - it looks fab.

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  24. Great idea, for a non Christmas image, to become a Christmas card.

    Thank you for the kind comment on my journal page.

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  25. Clever way to use this stamp for Rudy day. The red & holly hair ornament definitely turn it into a festive Christmas card. Also very pretty - great coloring. TFS & happy wkend.

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  26. So creative & beautiful, Barb! I love using non-holiday stamps for holiday cards, although I always feel a little guilty since I have so many Christmas stamps--haha!

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  27. Wow! Such a fabulous image Barb, you've made her into a wonderful Christmas card.
    Pauline
    x

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  28. Nice card!! Beautiful coloring! Thank you for sharing with us at the Rudolph days challenge.
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie
    Rudolph Days Challenge GDT

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  29. What a super way of making a lovely image Christmassy, well done Barb!
    Janice x

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  30. Hi Barb, nice card but it always worries me seeing Christmas cards because I know I should make some during the year instead of two weeks before Christmas Lol! Thanks for the visit to mine and have a great weekend,
    Angela x

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  31. Great take on a Christmas card Barb, love the sassy lady

    Joan

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  32. Such a clever idea to make her Christmassy, you have made a classy card here Barb xxx

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  33. Great idea to use a non-Christmassy image in such a Christmassy way! Thanks for joining in with May's Rudolph Day
    Jane DT

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  34. Oh la la, Santa will be happy this year!

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  35. Great way to repurpose a stamp and yes, glitter is obligatory! Cara x

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  36. I really like how you turned a non-holiday stamp into a Christmas card! She's dressed to thrill for the holiday party.

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  37. Lovely to see an image that works so well as a Christmas card - even if not made for that purpose. I love how you think 'outside the box', Barb. x

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