Sunday, January 26, 2014

Rudolph Day

A very talented friend in the United Kingdom hosts a Christmas card challenge.  This is the last year for her delightful Rudolph Day and I am going to participate.  I have enjoyed Sarn's blog for several years now.  She has wonderful clean and simple cards, a gorgeous art journal and amazing Sarntangles.  And when I say amazing I mean amazing!  So without more yappydeyap  -


I am so excited because Christmas of 2014 I will have at least 22 Christmas cards.  Thanks Sarn!

Thank you to new and old followers and may 2014 be a healthy and happy one for us all!
Sandy

71 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

They are gorgeous Sandy, very stylish, love the warm red. Good idea to spread the cards over the year, too! Hope you are well, take care of yourself, hugs, Valerie

Inkypinkycraft said...

great cards and what a great idea! how organised too! sorry for the lack of comments life has been a bit hectic so playing catch up! hugs trace x

Kathyk said...

These are fab.

I have plans to join in the 2014 R.D. too and look forward to a MINIMUM of 22 cards in my cardbox come November too!

Kathyk

Danielle Champagne said...

wow wow wow. Love love the clean and simple style, so elegant Sandy. As I love red and white combo, this is totally in my line. on to visit Sam, that I will discover thanks to you! hugs.

Annie said...

Boy are you going to be one happy Christmas card girl when December arrives! What a beautiful start you have to your card collection! Stunning cards!

ahlers5 said...

Just gorgeous! I love the simplicity of them both. They have such a nice clean, crisp look. I need to get started on my Christmas cards soon so I have enough.

Judy Corner said...

Fabulous! And so striking! Judy x

Linda Palmer said...

They are both beautiful cards Sandy. I love whatever you do, it is always fantastic or beautiful. I'm home all day for a change. I'll be going back to the hospital daily starting tomorrow but Glenn is better and I took a day off.
Hugs,
Linda

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Sandy
Wish I could be so ahead of the game with Christmas. Must do something about it this year.
Love both cards. Understated elegance so just up my street!
Best wishes to you for 2014 too and no more psychopathic roosters!
Ang x

sam21ski said...

Oooh fabulous, these look very elegant and expensive, lovely makes

Sam xxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

these are fabulous Sandy.

gr karin

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Sandy, hope you are well, gorgeous cards, and great that you are getting ahead for Christmas, hugs Kate x

cheryl Baker said...

Oh hunny brilliant or what gosh good for you getting ahead of the game beautiful work my friend hugs cheryl xx

SARN said...

Oh Gosh Sandy . . . I'm blushing now! Thank you for your kind words my friend.

Thanks also for entering Rudolph Day with these 2 fabulously dimensional and CAS Christmas cards. They are both GORGEOUS.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

butterfly said...

Love these contrasting cards, Sandy - snowflake on red and poinsettia on white - so clever and so effective! So 22 people get cards next year, eh? Better start making the cut...
Alison xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

I love your 2014 Christmas cards, Sandy. Isn't that Sarn a clever one with her doubles challenge this year! We will all be thanking her.

I think I have stopped in before, but I just had to come and follow you after talking with Anne and then seeing your comment on her blog about just doing it - but don't fall!! I love it; love your attitude, especially after I learned of your falls. Heavens! You are an inspiration.

And I REALLLLLY love your profile description about being "mostly happily married!" True that, isn't it?!!

I hope you can come by my blog, too. Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

Kathleen said...

Really fabulous cards love the snowflake and the lovely flower on the second.

Kath x

Redanne said...

Hello dear Sandy! Your cards are just simply gorgeous.... totally stunning in fact and how clever are you, you will have loads by Christmas whilst the rest of us are slaving away.... Thanks so much for your inspiration.

I won't forget - just do it, but don't fall! Big hugs, Anne xx

Christina C. said...

Your cards are spectacular, Sandy!
I'm planning on starting mine soon! If I don't start now, I'll never get done!

Maria said...

Love all the red and white! Gorgeous Christmas cards...well done!

MaryH said...

Gorgeous...both of 'em. I have 2 in the works, hoping I can find time to get them finished prior to closing the doors. Didn't know this was to be the last year...so really gotta try to participate. I love the clean style of each of these and yep, you'll have 22 ready in Dec. We could probably find a couple more challenges, if one had time to participate! (and comment! I'm bee-HIND uhgin!). Hope you enjoyed some brisk sunshine today. TFS & Hugs

Brenda Brown said...

Love the simplicity and fabulous images. You will be well ahead of everyone come December xx

Shelby said...

Beautiful work and love love love the clean lines!

Shelby

Annmaree of Oz said...

Great clean and simple Christmas Cards, I love the Poinsettia especially!

Reusing with Quilling said...

Lovely CAS cards !

Cat's sCrap said...

Magnificent snowflake et wonderful flowers. Simple and clean cards as I like ! Congratulations !

Hugs from France.
Catherine.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Sandy very elegant and stylish. Good idea to get ahead of your Christmas cards I am always a very much last minute kind of gal! Susan xx

May said...

Fabulous cards Sandy... Love the Red... talking of Red... Love the new background on your blog....I feel a song coming on (Lady in Red)I'm singing away...oops the cat's left the room (lol) Have a happy week... Hugs May x x x

Karin said...

gorgeous cards especially the snowflake on! Groetjes Karin

Lau W said...

Hello sweet Sandy !
it is never too early to make Christmas cards, you will be ready for this beautiful day ! :-)
Love your cards, as always ! They're elegant, soft, sweet !
Have a nice day Sandy, my super friend !
xxx

cathylynn said...

You've created two beauties! Love the clean and simple look. Thanks for the inspiration to maybe start some Christmas cards. Great job Sandy!
Hugs, Cathy

stampingwithpeggie.blogspot.com said...

Simple but beautiful. Congrats on having a headstart on Christmas 2014!

Netty said...

Hi Sandy, I love the CAS cards, wow girl you really are ahead of the game. Forgot to say I love the red and white, brill. Hugs Annette x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a pair of lovely cards, so crisp and elegant.

Becky said...

These are gorgeous!

cotnob said...

Two gorgeous cards Sandy, I love the red and white combination and fabulous CAS designs.
Pauline
x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Both cards are wonderful. Love the color combination.

EnblogSail said...

Very clean cut. Simple but impactful. TFS
Caryl

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Hello sandy, its been while since I visited your blog. Viewed all your previous posts, and they are lovely.You made such a unique cards and projects for Christmas...and still making them :) Love your energy and determination to make Tim's Tag this year, I must say, January tag is awesome! And Kraft Glassine paper flowers are best!
Thanks for your visits and crisp comments on my blog.you are wonderful person, Sandy!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Both are beautiful & elegant designs, the colour combo is fabulous. Congrats on getting some of the 2014 cards finished :) Take good care, Shirleyx

~Tammy~ said...

Sure is stunning and one of your lucky recipients will treasure the thought of your handmade original Christmas card! I have 1 card made towards Christmas 2014 and that is it! I need more free crafty time!

Hope you are staying warm!

Charlene said...

I am still coveting my awesome pointsettis tag from you last year, It goes out at Christmas with the decorations and spruces up this little house of mine!!

scrappymo! said...

Ooooo la la...Crisp and clean and elegant!

Borqna said...

Fabulous cards Sandy!
Good luck!

Stamping With Bibiana said...

very nice and you change the color of your blog!!
bibiana

Sally H said...

Very elegant and classy, Sandy! Love them both!

Buttons said...

These are so elegant and effective Sandy. Love them. Jenny x

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful cards Sandy, love the festive red and a fab idea of spreading them out over the year! You are well ahead of the game!!

Kezzy said...

Hi Sandy, wow such gorgeous cards, I really should start early for my Christmas cards as I always leave it too late. Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. Please try any of the techniques and step by steps you see on my blog, I do them so others can have a go and explore different techniques they haven't tried. I have been poorly so haven't done many so far this year, but if you browse through last year posts you will see lots and lots of techniques for you to try :-) Kezzy xxx

Linby said...

Two very classy cards.
Thanks for your lovely comment on my cards.
Linbyx

Sandra said...

Ohh Sandy! Love these elegant Christmas cards! So really pretty! What a great way to start early! Hugs, Sandra

KT Fit Kitty said...

Two lovely CAS cards - very dramatic - love them both!

Bonnie said...

That pretty snowflake shows up beautifully against the red! And that's a gorgeous poinsettia! Good for you getting started on those Christmas cards!

Kelly Neis said...

I LOVE red and white, clean and classy!! The snowflake and poinsettia look fabulous against the opposite background, then layered. Wonderful idea for Christmas cards that you can mail. These are so gorgeous, love the color contrast. Way to go, get ahead now don't put them where you cannot find them in 11 months! lol
Love ya sweet lady,
Kelly

Carol L said...

I love the simplicity of both cards! No sentiments are necessary because you've chosen wonderful images to state your intentions! Beautiful!

Pat said...

Such a gorgeous elegant card Sandy, love the images and the card design.

Pat xx

Pam Sparks said...

I just finished a Christmas card today too Sandy!!! Woohoo! I LOVE red and white and your cards are BEAUTIFUL!!! Isn't it wonderful that we can be creative in all these different styles?! Love it! TFS!

Donelda said...

Hey Sandy, saw your comment on your blog (so sweet). Nice to 'hear' from you.

Micki said...

oohhh gorgeous cards. I love the CAS style and in this case it really highlights the gorgeous flower and flake. :-)

Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog. Wanted to stop by and tell you "YES YOU CAN" if I can, anyone can! :-)

Mrs.B said...

HI Sandy, Love these cards, so stunning in their contrasting colours, and a great idea to make an early start.
By the way, I love the new blog design.
Avril xx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

So delicate Sandy...a real Christmasfeel!

Patricia St Martin said...

Sandy, Your cards turned out stunning and it is great to have cards already for this Christmas. It is nice that they are CAS, I find CAS hard to make. You have a fantastic New Year.
Hugs, Pat

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Sandy you are doing so well with your Christmas cards, this one is absolutely gorgeous love the clean and simple style, hope you are well.
hugs
lorraine x

Marilyn said...

Gorgeous! There is nothing more stylish and striking than red/white and it is a combination I love. I cant' choose one because I like different things about eachof them. I'm going to have to check out that blog too.

Sue said...

These are gorgeous Sandy, I love the traditional Christmas colours. Well done for making a start on Christmas, something I keep saying I'll do lol xx

Lori said...

Both cards are beautiful - the red and white combo is just so striking!

Shannon White said...

Wow! These are simply Beautiful and Elegant Christmas cards Sandy!! Love them both! Congrats on already having 22 Christmas cards for 2014!! I am sooo Jealous! lol ;-) I didn't make nearly as many cards for Christmas last year so pretty much ended up depleting my entire stash of handmade Christmas cards, minus 1 or 2.. lol So it feels like I will be starting again from scratch this year, lol wish me luck! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

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scrappymo! said...

Wow...these are a corker of a card...both of them, that is!
Stunning contrast of the red and white!

Hettie said...

Oooo la lah! Love these Sandy. That red with white snowflake is a stunner!
Thanks for visiting.
Hugs
xx

Neesie said...

Ahh ha...I made it. I've had difficulty getting in to leave a comment but I'm not sure why.
Anyway it's all sorted now by the look of it.
Now that's what I call being an early bird Sandy. Maybe I should follow your example and that way I might actually get ahead of the game.
Gorgeous cards...just beautifully crafted.
Enjoy your week ;D
xoxo