Saturday, April 25, 2020

April Rudolph Days

Hi everyone.  Today's card is for the April Rudolph Days Challenge.  This challenge runs every month from the 25th to end of month.  I do love making Christmas cards! :)

Today's card also uses a NBUS stamp set from Poppy Power called "Cozy Cupfuls".  I just bought this recently and had to play with it right away.  Sweet images.  I stamped in permanent black ink and watercoloured with distress inks and dye inks.

I framed it with an antique frame fro Penny Black onto an olive green card base.  Sentiment is stamped in black to match image.

I'm heading over to join the new NBUS Challenge #13 since this is a new-to-me stamp. :)

Close-up ...
I hope you'll come play along and build (or start) your stash of Christmas cards.

These are difficult times.  I hope you are all well and have avoided getting this horrific virus.  Hubby and I (and Jessie) are home full-time.  We miss our family and friends.  Stay safe everyone!






Stamps:  Cozy Cupfuls (Poppy Power)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Old Olive card stock (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Black (Versafine); Dye Inks:  Real Red, Old Olive (Stampin' Up!); Distress Inks:  Brushed Corduroy, Aged Mahogany, Pumice Stone (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  paint brushes, Antique Frames die (Penny Black)

Challenges:
April Rudolph Days - Anything Goes Christmas
NBUS Challenge #13


24 comments:

Darnell said...

This is really sweet and heartwarming, Lolly! I can see why you wanted that image. You colored it beautifully and I love that you framed it onto an olive green card base. Years ago SU had the prettiest olive green paper and I bought reams of it in case they did away with it like they like to do. You inspire me to think colored card base more often! Thank you for sharing at NBUS. I'm glad you guys are all tucked in and staying safe!! Love, Dolly

scrappymo! said...

This teacup Christmas tree image is so sweet. I collect various sizes of trees as 'i like to do a forest on my fireplace mantel. I place them all in varying sizes of silver plated jugs and sugar bowls for their tree bases. Think I just might try a teacup one next Christmas!

Love you pretty card, Loll and thanks for taking part in the Rudolph Days Challenge.

Diane said...

What a lovely framing and holiday image Loll.

Hugs Diane

Mac Mable said...

What a pretty stamped image and what a beautiful card Loll. Loving the green cardstock and heartfelt sentiment too x

Pat said...

A really beautiful image Loll and love the colours you have used and the frame with that pretty edge and the olive green background both finish it beautifully. x

TK said...

It's a beauty, and no wonder you had to have this adorable image... beautiful coloring! So glad to hear all of you are well!

nancy littrell said...

I love your traditional Christmas tree with a twist...never seen a tree in a tea cup, but it sure works and love your watercoloring. Your Old Olive CS really makes your pretty image pop:-) TFS my friend. Stay safe and creative. Love and Hugs..Nancy

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Your card has a wonderful traditional feel to it. Either the tea cup must be very large or the tree very small, I love it either way. Thank you for joining in Rudolph Days Challenge this month.

Sue DT xx

Bonnie said...

So pretty, Loll! The Power Poppy stamps are so pretty and color up so well! A beautiful Christmas card, my friend!

Leslie Miller said...

I love this pretty little set! Beautiful coloring and I especially like how you minimized the variety of colors used. It's fabulous on the green card base, too.

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Loll love colour combo with the magenta and green and that stamp is so sweet.

Sandy said...

Christmas in a Tea Cup - how very British of you!!
Sandy xx

Susan said...

Love that Christmas tree in a Christmas tea cup - wonderful colours and colouring. Great framing with the deckle dies.

Anita in France said...

Such a pretty image, Loll ... and lovely colouring ... the olive base and white deckle framing really makes it pop! Hugs, Anita :)

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh Loll, this is exquisite - love your colouring and that lovely green background. The frame is gorgeous.
I am staying safe at home, and walking on fine days - and the cat and I are still on talking terms - just. The family are very supportive and are doing any shopping etc for me.
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

I Card Everyone said...

Oh wouldn't this be the easiest Christmas tree in the world to clean up after? Besides being absolutely adorable! Such a sweet Christmas card, Loll!
=]

Marcia Hill said...

Beautiful card Loll and I love the image of the tree in a tea cup...so sweet and I just may have to check that out! (Hope this stay at home gets lifted soon as I'm doing way too much online shopping!!) Your coloring is beautiful and I'm loving the framing too...lovely, lovely card my friend! Hugs. :0)

Daffodil Cards said...

A Beautiful card and the sentiment seems to suit just now.
Keep safe and well.
Faith x

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful watercoloring on this charming image, Loll! I love your frame and that you chose olive green for your card base...so festive and lovely! xx

Trina P. said...

So pretty and beautifully watercoloured. Love the colours and antique frame framing. I have a nch of NBUS Power Poppy stamps I should go check. 😉

Whisper said...

Oooo what a stunner and am loving the rich colours you have used too, thanks for joining us at Aprils Rudolph Days Challenge,

Luv Sam x

Jenny L said...

Hi Loll,
Happy Rudolf Days.
This is a very lovely stamped image no wonder you couldn't wait to use it.
Beautifully coloured in too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is such a pretty Christmas tree image, Loll! I've never bought a big real Christmas tree, but I could display this kind of mini-tree at home. :-)
Your coloring is beautiful, as always, and your choice of the color-matching green for the card base is a wonderful touch!
Hideko xx

BożenA said...

Your greenery enlivens this Christmas scene very much. I love the combination of strong red and juicy green.
Hugs,
BożenA