Wednesday, March 25, 2015

March Rudolph Days

Check the calendar. It's already March 25; another month almost gone and another Rudolph Days challenge here.

I got this cute little stamp called Little Carolers by The Artful Stamper at the company's booth at the Stamp show at the end of January.  This is the first time I've used it, so this qualifies for Darnell's "never-before-used schtuff" challenge, also referred to as NBUS. The sketch is the current one at Sketch Saturday.

The image is colored with pencils, and the edges of the top panel are specked with distress ink. The brown strip is embossed with the Cuttlebug folder that shows a musical score, then sanded down to reveal the white core. I got the cute little musical notes die at the same stamp show I got the carolers.

I'm entering these challenges:
Sketch Saturday: Sketch 353
Rudolph Days March -- Christmas card
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #221--Christmas  singing
NBUS#4 -- Stamp never used before
Crafty Sentiments -- Inspired by a song (Deck the Halls)


  1. Congrats for getting your Carollers stamp ink and printed up. You have made such a lovely card. It must feel good to use some NBUS...

  2. Super cute image and a great layout, fab card.

    Kath x

  3. Great Christmas card!! LOVE the music paper and the embossed strip! My Christmas card mojo has been seriously missing these past few months :o( but I need to get back to it. thanks for the wonderful inspiration and for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week.

  4. What a jolly and pretty card! Xxx

  5. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

  6. I love your take on the sketch, Sandy, and great job coloring. Those sweet carolers are grounded by the bit of sprinkles which really ties in with the musical bg!! I love the cut-out music that they are belting out for all their worth!! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #4!! Hugs, Darnell

  7. Very cute and very traditional, lovely xxx

  8. What a super card.Love the texture and how you've kept the music theme going throughout.Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x GDT

  9. I like the speckles. They really add a touch of a vintage feel to this, like you would get from an old caroling book that you only break out at Christmastime.

  10. Hello !!
    Beautiful project ... thanks for playing on crafty sentiments
    DT Mel


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