Tuesday 12 October 2021

Rue x Two

 Good afternoon, it's not 4.30pm yet and the light is going already- that tells me it won't be long before the clocks go back and it's dark by this time- which means Christmas isn't too far away. I'm woefully behind on my Christmas cards this year, haven't had much inclination to make anything apart from DT committments so I'm trying to shake myself out of it and get cracking on the Christmas stuff. I made a fairly quick card using two Lavinia stamps and distress ink. I die cut a circle from a square of copy paper , used the square to mask my white cardstock panel and inked up through the hole in the middle, removed the paper frame and stamped Rue using black Versafine Clair ink. I then covered the inky circle with my circle of copy paper and stamped around the edge with the little star stampin various shades of blue and silver. I made sure thiink was all dry (been caught out before!) then stamped and heat embossed the white stars. I used a white gel pen to add highlights to the fairy and vine and stamped the 'joy' sentiment. The second card is one of a batch I made last year and never got around to sharing- same stamps, a die cut branch and a little bling.

I survived the weekend with my granddaughters, they were both really good even though little Charlotte was a bit under the weather. We had a lovely walk to the park, read books, played games (lots of!) and had some lovely cuddles snuggled up on the sofa watching Peppa Pig (oh yay!...4 granddaughters on - I know every word of every episode we watched!)
Shame the cat wasn't as well behaved - 2 traumatised little girls saw it eat a mouse out on the front lawn. I explained that it was nature and that's what cats do sometimes, but as Charlotte said 'Nanny, the mousie doesn't like it!' I'm sure she was right!! At least the mouse was dead by the time they noticed the cat had it. 
Give me a dog any day!

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meg said...

Sounds as though you had a fun weekend with your granddaughters Chris(apart from the incident with the mouse),Two beautifully stamped cards,love the composition and colours of both.

brenda said...

Had a chuckle at the Cat incidence, remember something similar with a sparrow hawk taking our a pigeon across the paddock, my Nature explanation didn't cut it.

Two lovely cards, like how you used the worker stamp around the circle on the blue one, very effective.

B x

pinky said...

Sounds like quite an adventurous weekend Chris lol and a lesson from Mother Nature! I absolutely love your two cards, so delicately Christmassy!!

Chrissy said...

So beautiful Chris, I love the fairy hanging from the vines and gorgeous blue background and love the slimline with the die cut branches, two beautiful cards..


coldwaters2 said...

Hi Chris wow this is one very beautiful creation that background you created for the stamp is awesome then the stamp itself is truly wonderful this is very magical I love it so much. I couldn't help but laugh at your little Granddaughters remark about the mouse they come out with such sweet innocent remarks that are priceless, glad you survived it sounds like you had a super time.
lorraine x

Aunty Sue said...

h wow Chris they are both stunning but have to say the blue is my fave. I am with you this year struggling with inspiration and time to make my Christmas but must make a start

aussie aNNie said...

Two gorgeous cards Chris, I am about to hopefully make some today and the gel plate....funny reading about Marvin on my blog and the roses, Bella loves the roses in head and about to open up. We had to tie ours back...funny aren't they..xx

Liz said...

Two fabulous cards Chris, I especially love the first one - absolutely stunning! I’m behind with my Christmas cards too, so I need knuckle down and get back on track making them. Sounds like a lovely weekend with your granddaughters, except for the little incident with the mouse! xx.

Janette said...

Beautiful card Chris, well both are but my favourite is the blue, it really pops.
Glad you enjoyed the weekend, bet you were abit weary by home time :)) I agree about cats, as much as I love Mia's cat Luna I would choose a dog any day, at least you know where they are. As for Christmas cards, well you know my year has been abit 'off' to say the least but I am trying.xx

chrissy xx said...

LOving both your cards Chris. FABulous colours and design. I've bought a few Lavinia stamps of late, they are so pretty.
Oh My! I remember Peppa Pig so well. Freya was here with me at the weekend, we watched Sweeney Tod! How time changes everything lol.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Gorgeous makes, Chris. The colors are magical. A lovely unique idea for a Christmas card. Glad you had a fun time with the grands - well, except for the mouse episode!

Toni said...

Both of these are wonderful! Makes me want to pull out my Lavinia

Bernadet said...

Wowww Chris, the background you created is amazing!
Magical colors, great stamp.

Pat said...

Two beautiful cards Chris, love both designs. Sounds like you had a real fun weekend with the girls apart from the cat and mouse episode.

Pat xx

Janis Lewis said...

Beautiful cards. Thank you so much for sharing at Let’s Craft & Create.
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Darlene said...

WOW ... both are just beautiful!!! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at Merry Little Christmas!
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

P.S. This also fits the brand new PEACE ON EARTH CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE. I hope you'll come check it out!

Sue said...

Gorgeous cards Chris and so glad you had a great time with your Granddaughter's ..we had a sparrow hawk in our garden yesterday trying to swoop on the bird's on the feeders but luckily they all got away! hugs Sue x

Jackie C said...

So happy to see your entry at My Time To Craft Christmas.
We love to see everyone’s work.
Good luck, do come back again!
Hugs, Jackie DT member x

Ilonka said...

Youre card is so beautiful, thanks for sharing it with us at The Fairy And The Unicorn Challenge Blog.
Hugs Ilonka DT

Ina G said...

Both cards are just gorgeous. Love the fairy image. I so love the magic of the blue card with sparkly frame. Thanks for sharing with ust at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge.

cass said...

Two beautiful cards. Thank you for joining us at The Fairy and the Unicorn Fantasy Challenge.