Saturday, August 25, 2018

August Rudolph Days

Wow! Time has flown by once again this month and  here we are to the August Rudolph Days Challenge. Anything goes as long as it is Christmas. And, I had won some digi files last year so I was determined I would make use of them for at least a few cards. I hope you like my endeavor using them. I got a new printer so I was all set up to make it happen.


The files are all from iralamija shop,  I used the Gingham No. 2 collage file and also the Christmas Carol file for this card. With a Tim Holtz Layering Stencil from Collection 19 I  added some holly in random colors to the gingham paper. The background paper was just printed on regular printer paper but the tags were printed on Gina K. Designs white layering weight card stock. I also used Gina K. Designs Cranberry Tart and Kraft card stock. The ribbon is some I recently acquired as I admired the colors of it so much for using on my Christmas cards. It is called Vintage Christmas and is from Reasonable Ribbon.  I finished the card by adding some ivory paper inside so that I can stamp or write a message.

Sorry I have not done much lately in the crafting department. The garden just keeps on producing and so therefore I keep on taking care of the food retrieved.  And, I managed to get a haircut in this week which in itself was a great accomplishment. I feel so light headed now. LOL And, I got good doctor reports as my leg and toe are both healed up and things were fine with my other medical and eye doctor appointments. Mammogram was normal too. So maybe with all of those behind me now I can get back to being more creative.

I need to bake this week too as hubby needs some one carb choice cup cakes again. That is the easiest way to make them so that a portion is just right for his diabetic diet.

Well, happy weekend to all. I thank you for your visits and for all the great comments you leave me. I read them all too.

God bless,
Verna

20 comments:

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,Love the design with the tag.xxx

Liz said...

Beautiful card, Verna. Love the traditional image on the tag. xx

MaryH said...

Well done on your digi use! Love how you've made the gingham paper your own with the stenciling, and the tag is beautiful. What really stole the eye for me was that wonderful gingham ribbon in the Christmas colors! That looks so vintage to me, and perfect with your pretty tag. TFS & good luck with the harvest preservation. That won't wait, crafting can! Hugs

Greta said...

Lovely image & neat background!

Carol L said...

Love the vintage tag on this great Christmas card! Glad you're all healed up and feeling better too :)

Shona Erlenborn said...

So pretty Verna! Love the vintage Santa and the gingham ribbon! Beautiful background paper too.

Brenda in IN said...

Great idea to add holly to the paper and it looks so pretty. I love the image and I really love that ribbon. I always like ribbon on cards but when sequins came along, ribbon took a backseat. Now I have tons of ribbon and sequins! Glad to hear you got a clean bill of health. Always makes me feel so good when I leave the Dr.'s office with that kind of news.

scrappymo! said...

You really personalized that digi paper with the addition of the stencilled holly. it looks so pretty. Your vintage looking tag is so lovely and looks good here.
The ribbon is great! i love ribbon. 'i have tons and often forget to use it. The lovely thing about a tag card is that you can use two ribbons. One for the tag top or even a couple of smaller ones...and another for the divide as you have done!

Thanks for taking part in the August Rudolph Days Challenge.

Inkyfingers said...

What a lovely festive card Verna! I love the vintage look and how well the cranberry card goes with the kraft base card. I can see why you loved that ribbon - perfect for holiday cards.
I'm pleased to hear that your medical appointments went well and are now behind you.
Take care.
Hugs
Carol x

Joyce Erb said...

Love the santa image,such a cute tag.

Jenny L said...

Hi Vera,
Happy Rudolf Days.
what a very super card and your design is wonderfully created.
Love that image it's very vintage looking.
thank you for joining the Rudolf challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

Barbara said...

Glad that you have a great report on your health and made a Christmas card too. This is great and it looks like it was a lot of work.

Diane said...

Beautifully created and of course with all the extra details you have added just make it all perfect!! Glad to hear all is well, I know it seems like I am falling apart each and every day more, I love being retired but they can take the 'old' out of it LOL!

hellerlittle said...

Love that Santa image looks great on your card
LG hellerlittle

Leslie Miller said...

Oooh, a new printer! At the rate mine uses ink I don't even think about printing colored papers, but I love it for digis. This is beautiful, Verna! Love the vintage image and the pretty paper you created. Lovely colors. Must use some of my Christmas ribbon this year! Sounds like you've been busy and accomplishing lots. And good news on the medical front! Seems I'm in one of those busy phases, too. I pop into my room little bits at a time and color or work on a card design, but when it comes to photographing and posting I don't get to it.

Kathleen said...

A really super card, great image, lovely papers and really like the use of the tag with the lovely image.

Kath x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a beautiful card.

Sue x

Whisper said...

Simply gorgeous and thanks for joining us at Augusts Rudolph Days Challenge, luv Sam x

Linby said...

Your holly looks right at home on the gingham paper, I thought it was part of the design. Love the ribbon, all comes together for a fab traditional card.
Like the sound of the one carb cup cakes too - lucky hubby.

Lisa said...

So happy you are doing well! Love how you used these digital images and especially how you stamped over the gingham! Very cool!

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