Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Rudolph Day

It is time to play Christmas Card fun with my sweet and talented friend Sarn!  I am so glad she is doing this and fortunately I caught the last year she will be hosting this challenge.  It will help me have some Christmas Cards for 2014.  And yes Alison, you are on the list!!






If you would like to enter this fun Christmas card challenge, please go to
Rudolph Day!

Thanks for visiting today and surely spring will come soon to my friends throughout the United States and through out the world.  I enjoy your comments so much!
Sandy xx

Yuck - I just looked at the pictures of my cards -- I picked out a brown kraft paper to place the cards on when taking the pictures.  Yuck.  Really the card itself is white.  I will not make that mistake again!!!!

74 comments:

Lisa M said...

What motivation you have!! I'm in awe with the chevron pattern and those mini poinsettias you've added are GORGEOUS! It's like looking at the most wonderful and warm winter sweater on a card.
Also, when you tell Alison she's on your list..that's a good thing, right? ;)
I've been on some people's lists before and not once did I ever get a card. :D
hugs to you and thanks for the Spring wishes...
Lisa x

scrappymo! said...

These look wonderful. Love the sort of Nordic look they have!
Wonderful cards...off to finish up my Rudolph post too!

SARN said...

Hello to you Lovely Sandy . . . thank you so much for playing along with Rudolph Day again this month.

These sure are two beautiful cards and your die cutting is superb.

I adore that hanging snowflake . . . it's so delicate.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Sandra said...

Lovely Christmas cards, Sandy! You're starting early! Love the classic design! Stunning! Hugs, Sandra

Leigh Penner said...

These are both wonderful!

Leigh Penner said...

These are both wonderful!

Julie Ann Lee said...

I really admire you, Sandy! Well done for starting these so soon! You are like the sensible working ant storing for the winter, while grasshoppers like me keep putting off their Christmas cards until it's too late! Last yr I think I managed to make 5! These 2 are gorgeous as well! Julie Ann xxx

Laura said...

Love these, the zig zags are fabulous.

Stamps and Paper said...

Two wonderful cards Sandy and good for you making a start on your Christmas cards,,,,love both of your designs

Anne

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Sandy, lovely Christmas cards, love them both, love the traditional look of them. Good to get ahead of the game Sandy and not leave it until the Season is upon you, hugs Kate x

Linda Palmer said...

Beautiful cards Sandy. I love the die or papers you used with the little cut outs, so beautiful. These turned out great. I am having a really sad day, my Pastor's wife died this morning, she was only 55. Please say a little prayer for us. We are kinda in shock.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Well organized, too ;) ... Both cards are wonderful.

Danielle Champagne said...

Sandy! I love both of your cards, this cut design is so so lovely, the addition of little gems is perfect. Gorgeous. hang in there... yes spring is coming! Hugs.

Jan Frances said...

Lovely cards. I especially love the die cutting xx Jan

butterfly said...

How funny - I was quite enjoying the kraft borders (but then I'm a sucker for kraft card!)... Am so full of admiration for you getting these cards under your belt, and those fabulous chevrons make such a cool design feature. Brilliant snowflake die-cut, and the vines are really pretty with the poinsettias too - another couple of crackers!
Alison xx

Jean Straw said...

Your cards are beautiful, i love both of them.
Jean x

Christina C. said...

Hi Sandy! Love your Christmas cards....especially love the gorgeous star on the second card.
We broke the record....this is now the coldest winter on record!

Kathleen said...

Wow, I have just bought this zig zag knit die and what great ideas you have given me to use it.
Two stunning cards.

Kath x

Redanne said...

Well who is a clever girl then! More Christmas cards and what beautiful cards they are too. The chevrons are brilliant. Hugs, Anne xx

Kathyk said...

Lovely pair of Christmas cards

Kathyk

MaryH said...

OK...no fair not tellin' how you made these pretty cards! I'm really, really liking these chevron block strips. They make me think of cross stitch designs. Well done, YOU! Love the poinsettias on each one, and you have done an outstanding design job. And personally, even though you said the kraft was the background, it looks pretty good as a card base too! But I'm sure the white is much more dramatic. I bet you win at Rudolph's place. Not even sure I will make it this month....{sigh}. TFS & Hugs- stay warm.

Meggymay said...

Two beautiful cards an great designs.
Yvonne

cotnob said...

Two beautiful cards Sandy, I love your designs and the red and white colour combination.
Pauline
x

Sally H said...

Oh wow, Sandy! Those are GORGEOUS! I love them both!

Dorothy Donna Parker said...

The cards are beautiful! What fun it will be to have them ready for this coming Christmas. Keep well sweet Sandy. Hugs, Donna

ahlers5 said...

These are both really pretty. I especially love the contrast on the red and white one and the gold on the other. It's so nice to get them done early!

Netty said...

Two beautiful classic cards Sandy, great colour combo for Christmas, also love the fab chevrons. Hugs Annette x

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Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous card Sandy! Love those poinsettias and the sort of Scandinavian look of your card and such a good idea to get started now already

Nancy said...

Wow, Sandy! your cards are gorgeous!! :o)

Annie said...

I didn't even pay attention to the craft paper until you mentioned it. Your cards are both beauties. I especially like the 2nd one, but both are so pretty. This has to be the most useful challenge I've heard of.

Brenda Brown said...

The traditional red and white is very smart and elegant Sandy and I love the designs. Your Christmas box of cards is well under way, clever you xx

Inkypinkycraft said...

Wow youhave a wonderful box full of all your gorgeous cards! You are so good starting so early ...I am hopeless at that ! Gorgeous x hugs x

Reusing with Quilling said...

I loved the geometrical pattern on both the cards ! Looks beautiful !

Cat's sCrap said...

Wonderful cards and great work ! Congratulations !

Hugs from France.
Catherine.

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Sandy
I love both of these. . . . .is that pattern made with a punch or a die? Its fabulous.
Well done you getting ahead of the game with Christmas.
Best wishes.
Ang x

May said...

Hi Sandy...Love both cards...the chevron design is fabulous...I love Kraft card I thought they were mounted on it!! Hugs May x x x

cathylynn said...

Well Miss Sandy I had to click on the picture to investigate how on earth you created these beauties. I too thought they were embroidery. So beautiful yet so clever to create such elegant and gorgeous cards decorated to perfection. Looks like your recipe is top secret! LOL!
Hugs, Cathy

butlersabroad said...

Very pretty Sandy, love that trellised effect on both cards. Glad you finally got some snow, we've still got plenty to share if you'd like some more!

Hugs
Brenda

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Such elegant cards Sandy! You did so well

Dee's Craft Room said...

Oh wow, I do admire you for getting down to making some Christmas cards this early, I wish I had your determination.

These cards are gorgeous, great design and fab colours. Keep up the good work.

Dionne

Pam Sparks said...

Gorgeous Sandy! Love what you designed with these dies! Christmas cards are my favorite! Beautiful work!

Meihsia Liu said...

Such sweet Christmas cards! Sandy. The patterns on these cards are so beautiful. :)

Anne Temple said...

These are gorgeous! Is the zig-zag a stencil or maybe a die? Either way, I love it.

Candy said...

Oh Sandy,
They are both so beautiful.
Love them!
Big Hugs, Candy

Becky said...

wow, both of these are stunning.

Lau W said...

Oh wow lovely designs for these cards ! Love the zig-zag, fabulous ! You are ready for Christmas yeah !!
Big kisses my super Sandy !
xxx

Patricia St Martin said...

Sandy, You go girl!!! Love both of them. The chevron pattern is so pretty and love the snowflake and the poinsettia. You embellished them just right.
Hugs, Pat

Paper Profusion said...

Terrific cards Sandy! You are right on the money about starting early. I'm going to get my Christmas skates on too! Nicola x

cheryl Baker said...

oh sugar plum you never cease to amaze me with your creativity you always come up with some amazing designs,sweetie and these are just brilliant love massive hugs hun hugs Cherylx

Terry said...

Two wonderful Christmas cards, Sandy! Love the designs and special touches. Enjoy!

Kelly Neis said...

I love your pattern, looks like a fancy table cloth or a festive sweater. Either way it made a gorgeous card too. Elegant and classy with the poinsettias on it!
The second one is cute with the snowflake and gold accents. I do like this pattern is it a die cut or what? I love the pretty corners too. Both of these are beautiful and if Alison gets one, do I get the other?
Love Kelly

scrappymo! said...

Me again. Yes...same place...same time! It is fun, isn't it?

Bonnie said...

What beautiful backgrounds, Sandy! And I love all that red! My favorite for Christmas cards!

Myrna said...

Beautiful! Just beautiful Sandy! If I would only be that motived to work on Christmas cards! :-)

Mrs.B said...

Hi Sandy, two stunning cards, love the die cut folders, and a great colour combo that just can't be beat for Christmas. Well done you.
Have a great weekend.
Avril xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

These are really, really pretty, Sandy! Love those dies and how you have designed your cards to showcase them!! And congratulations on your Rudolph Win!! Hugs, Darnell

Craftychris said...

These are both stunning! I love the zig zags, are they done with a die? Just gorgeous xx

EnblogSail said...

What a beautiful effect the die has on your card! What die is that Sandy?
Caryl

Charlene said...

These are gorgeous Sandy! Love the zig zag, is that a die? Or did you punch all those holes individually :-) Hope all is well with you sweetie!

Daen'Ys said...

Congratulations Sandy, you're the winner with this beautiful card!!
Rosi x

Valerie-Jael said...

Such beautiful cards! I left a messgae for you on my blog today, as I know my mails do not get through. THANK YOU!! Your lovely present arrived yesterday, you are so kind, Sweetie! Love the stamp and magazine. Take care of yourself, Hugs, Valerie

coldwaters2 said...

Two beautifully designed cards Sandy I really love the clean and simple style the zig zags look fantastic superb Christmas makes.
hugs
lorraine x

Pat said...

Two beautiful cards Sandy, very elegant, lovely colours. Hope you are having a good weekend.

Pat xx

Karin said...

these look beautiful!
Groetjes Karin

Paper Tails said...

Both of your cards are stunning! Beautiful work.

Karen

stampingwithpeggie.blogspot.com said...

Gorgeous. Especially love the poinsettia one, of course I love poinsettias.

julieprice3 said...

Great idea to get ahead with your Christmas cards, nice work my friend, you will be very organized come December
Have a wonderful week Hugs Julie P

Maria said...

Sandy, I love the Nordic effect you did on these cards! That's so awesome and gives off such a cozy feeling. :) Hope all is well with you!

Lori said...

Beautiful! Love the Scandinavian look! How wonderful to have some Christmas cards all ready to go. Have you used your Envelope Punch Board yet?

Sylvia said...

Those Christmascards are beautiful Sandy!! The designs are awesome. It is great that you already start with your Christmas cards for 2014. I also finished one for this year LOL.
Hugs Sylvia

Janie Printz said...

I always love your cards Sandy but half the fun of popping over to your wonderful blog is your great sense of humor ... You just make me smile with the things you write. These Christmas cards are wonderful & how lovely it would be to get some made BEFORE Christmas when I have run out of time & have to go to the store to buy a few. That is such a shame for me. I have all these amazing supplies & didn't get one Christmas card done.
Maybe this will inspire me !!!
Hugs, Janie

Jules said...

Sorry Sandy

I am way behind with catching up with everyone!!!

Love your Christmas cards.

I am trying to make lots early this year and must admit it is quite a pleasure to make them .. .. not in a rush!!!

Hope you are having a good week.

Love Jules xx

MaryH said...

Whooers Girl! I just saw you won at Rudolph's! WTGo! I saw the name, clicked on it, hoping it'd be my buddy. Congratulations.
We got some howling wind tonight. Drove back from Greensboro this afternoon, and some good gusts along I-85. Sure happy to see our house come in view! Hope it's not bad over in the mtns. Hugs & Happy winning.

Shirley Ross said...

In love with your snowflake with bow die. I really like how you used the border die on both cards and those Poinsettias are gorgeous too!