Saturday, August 25, 2012

Happy Rudolph Day

Thank you all for your concern and good wishes for Jim. He is doing very well. The bed rail is installed so we shouldn’t have any more late night dramas. I did it but I think it's time I admit I've gotten to old for doing such things as installing bed rails. 

Although there are now two forest fires near by they are both under control and there isn’t as much smoke to deal with.  The weather here has been made to order gorgeous.  Which has been most welcomed by our fabulous firefighters.   Comfortable sunny days with a bit of a fall nip in the morning air. Yikes I’ve miss summer completely!

For my card I used the Father Christmas stamp from Cloud 9 Xmas stamp set which I won way back in the May Rudolph Day Challenge. The set was donated by our lovely Brenda of Butlers Abroad
I must admit I made this card the day I received the set back in June but my world went pear shaped and I never posted it. It is a collection of this, that and the next thing that was already on my desk. The lace and ribbon were headed for the trash, the SB Floral Flourish, the red SB Labels Four and the background had all been rejected from other projects. I’ve stamped the background and image with StazOn then distressed everything including the lace with Tea Dye DI. 
Why not make something festive and join Sandra for her fun Rudolph Day Challenge.  There is a fun stamp to be won this month.   

And from the just for fun department: I’ve made a dozen of these fun buttons for the Craft Fairs. I found the buttons in a clearance bin. I printed the sentiment, stamped and colored the little hats, hand cut the circles to size and put it all together in a flash.  Sorry about the glare, there was just no getting round it. 

Be well my friends. I wish you all the lovely weather we are enjoying here.



  1. Great news Bernie regarding the bed rail lot safer now not only for Jim but an easier mind for yourself, Your card is great and great for the challenge just purfect xx

  2. Marvellous card. Love the background paper and the great stamp. Brilliant little badges.

  3. Well done on the bed rail, and good to know Jim is recovering along with you :)

    Brilliant Rudolph Day card and those buttons are super - they sum up the spirit of Christmas when shopping just perfectly!

    Di xx

  4. This is just a super card! I hope you win the Rudolph stamp prize. YOu did so great with the snippets. Love that Santa stamp too. Recognize the check paper on the tree card...I have some too. It's used wisely me some inspiration & why I've been saving it! (Mine is gift paper!) Enjoying seeing your cards once more. Great idea on the buttons for your craft fair. Lots of luck...hope you sell a WHOLE BUNCH of stuff!!! :-) Hugs to you & Jim. I'm impressed that you could do the bed rails too. I wouldn't have a clue!!

  5. You are on the ball now! I've been popping in and checking things out, but haven't taken the time to comment. Your card is gorgeous and I absolutely love those buttons!!!

  6. A really lovely card with a great stamp! Beautiful colours. Love the buttons!

  7. Those are some fun buttons...gave me a smile. I love your Santa card. Before we know it, Christmas will be upon us.

  8. Hee hee . . . love the sentiment on the badges.

    Also love your very vintage Rudolph Day Card Bernie. You have plugged my challenge on your blog, but I couldn't see your entry in Mr Linky, so I hope it's okay that I'm just about to add it.

    Glad all is going the right way with Jim.

    Sarn xxx

  9. Your disposition is an inspiration! And what a hard worker you are! Those buttons rock! You made it sound like zip, zip, done, but that was a lot of work putting those together.

    And great job, too, with the beautiful Christmas card made of bits and pieces from broken homes!!

  10. Such good news that Jim is doing well and congrats on getting that bed rail up and in place ... isn't it amazing how the number of things we are no longer young enough to do keeps totting up :)

    Your card is lovely and wouldn't it have been a shame if those scraps of ribbon had made it to the trash - they look perfect decorating the stocking.

    Love the buttons - they should go well at the craft fair. Photographing shiny items is a problem for me to - the glare can be such a pain.

    Take care, Elizabeth xx

  11. First those buttons are going to go like hotcakes! They are way too too cute! So true isn't it!

    Your card is a vintage love! I adore all Vintage Santa images! I love the music background!


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