Sunday, 27 September 2015

September Rudolph Day

It's hard to believe this is the ninth Rudolph Day of the year!  My card uses a lovely cross stitch from one of my upcycled Christmas cards a friend sent me last year.  I'm also entering this card into the current challenge at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown which is 'Real Stitching' and I'm popping across to the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop with my snippets.


Card blank: 5" x 5" dark red hammer
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Large and Classic Scalloped Circles Large
Punch: Woodware squared corner
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Other: Upcycled cross stitch Christmas card
Snippets: Dark red hammer card, gold swirl paper

I trimmed a piece of gold swirl paper slightly smaller than the card blank, punched the corners and attached it to the card.  I made a frame with the circle and scalloped circle dies and attached this to the cross stitched candle.   I then attached the topper to the card with foam tape - simple!

Kath x

35 comments:

  1. This is gorgous Kath. Love the way you've framed that super cross-stitched candle xx

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  2. Wonderful! Your candle is beautifully stitched and I love the frame and elegant papers. Beautiful!

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  3. Lovely card! I've not done any cross stitch for years, and hadn't realised how well it works with papercrafting
    Jane

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  4. Came here from Rudolph Day challenge :)
    Lovely cas creation. Very fit for the occasion.

    Hugs,
    Eemeli

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  5. Hi Kath,
    what a super Rudolf card.
    I love your fab embroidery design of this.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  6. a beautiful Christmas card Kath! it's years since I did any cross stitching, but I still have a box of stuff so maybe I should find a needle!
    hugs, annie x

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  7. Fab make.....shows off the cross stitching perfectly x

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  8. Lovely card Kath.

    Hope you've had a nice weekend. Sue

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  9. This looks wonderful! The hand stitched candle is so sweet. I like the way you have framed it and also the punched corners on that pretty DP.

    Thanks for taking part in the September Rudolph Days Challenge.

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  10. Lovely card Kath, that gold swirly paper sets off the glowing candle xxx

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  11. Lovely card Kath, fabulous up-cycled image and a great backing paper.

    Kath x

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  12. Lovely CAS card Kath, the cross stiching is fab. Have a lovely evening xx Jan xx

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  13. Nice cross stitched image, I used to do a lot but eyes play up too much these days!

    Sally

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  14. C'est charmant Kath, j'aime comment tu as interprété ce sujet, tout en finesse, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52cct, biz

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  15. So pretty! Such a lovely piece of cross stitching, beautifully complemented by your frame and patterned paper. Thanks for joining us at 52CCT, April x

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  16. Kath, the xstitch candle is so very pretty used as you've done it on this lovely card. So delicate, and yet the colors just shine out. The embossing around the felt circle looked like stitching until I enlarged to see it was embossed. This is one of the best cards I think you have shared, and a perfect Rudolph Day entry! TFS & Hugs.

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  17. WOW what an amazing creation...such fabulous stitching
    Your creations are gorgeous .So glad I dropped in via the Rudolph Challenge
    Would love to have you drop in for a visit
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  18. Wonderful upcycling Kath! Love the cross stitch, and those punched corners are a lovely finishing touch!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  19. Love that cross stitch candle! What a pretty addition to this card!

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  20. This is lovely. You have showcased the cross stitching beautifully.Thanks for joining us at 52CCT this week, hugs, Gill

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  21. Beautiful card!!! Would you like to join us in our "Quirky Sewn with love" Challenge at Quirky Crafts?
    http://quirkycrafts.blogspot.com/2015/09/challenge-20-quirky-sewn-with-love.html#comment-form
    Monica.-DT

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  22. You have made a beautiful card with the lovely cross stitched candle. the gold swirl paper is a perfect background and looks lovely with the red card.
    Jean x

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  23. love the cross-stitched panel - thanks for sharing your project at the 52CCT

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  24. Oh that's so neat. LOVE IT xxx

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  25. A fabulous card Kath, your upcycled cross stitch looks lovely framed in the red die cut.
    Pauline
    x

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  26. Ah Kath, another great card. Wonderful up cycling indeedy. Love the DP and layout too. Shaz in Ozx.

    http://shop.deedeesdigis.com/store/c154/Faith_%26_Scripture.html

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  27. A lovely card and a clever idea to upcycle the embroidery. I never want to throw things like that away - I need to think differently about how to use things. I love the background paper.

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  28. Your card looks so pretty Kath. The cross stitch candle looks so pretty framed. Barbxx

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  29. Cute card Kath, reminds me I have loads of little cross stitch designs which would be perfect for cards : )

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  30. I do like the pretty cross-stitched candle. Very festive. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

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  31. This is so pretty! A wonderful Christmas card! xxx

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  32. Might be simples! but how pretty it looks. Love how you have presented the cross stitch. Perfecto! hugs Mrs A.

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  33. Gorgeous card Kath. I remember when I first got married making some 50 or so x-stitched cards like this....not now though!!
    Hugs
    xx

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  34. Your stitching is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at 52 CCT
    Julie t

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