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This is intended to be mainly about my crafting stories, as a personal record of what I do. However, I interpret crafting quite widely, not just paper crafting but other things too. I have a butterfly mind and like to change from one thing to another depending on what I feel like on a given day - knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, cards, baking and several others.

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Rudolph Day

This is my first offering this month for the Rudolph Challenge.  It is one of my Dufex die cuts, that have been around for several years.  In fact, I bought two sets of each, so I still have one set left to drool over.  The card is one of my huge pile (getting less now) of the ready folded cards, which were a BOGOFF offer when I first started card making.  The Dufex is easy to shape to give it some dimension, and I always use Pinflair Glue which makes it even easier to shape your decoupage.

I will be back tomorrow with another of the cards I put together this week.  Mind you, with the proposed increases in postage rates, we may never send any Christmas cards again.  They wonder why we are not sending letters and other correspondence as much these days.  Have they never thought that it might be their brilliance at overcharging for a poor service, losing our mail and cutting down collections and deliveries?   Sorry about my soapbox moment, folks - not much Christmas spirit there.  See you tomorrow with another offering.


Princess Judy Palmer said...

Beautiful card! I've made some of these with the pre-printed designs and gotten snark that they weren't "handmade." Well, foo, right off the Christmas list they went. Postage is quite ridiculous indeed. It would be easier to swallow if the service was excellent and things arrived intact, but that doesn't happen.

Karen said...

A gorgeous card Maggie, I also like Dufex products as I love how they catch the light. A really beautiful Christmas card, Luv Karen xxx

BumbleVee said...

Just saw my first robin yesterday after the winter ....I know they come home here in Calgary on or about March 15 ..(like , one or two days only on either side of it ..truly) but, I haven't been outside for ages it seems..... and I just happened to see and hear him when I opened a window to take a photo.

Elizabeth said...

Lovely card, Maggie. Love the robin and the holly is fab too. Got to agree with you concerning Royal Mail and the rising cost of postage. Don't really understand it myself and don't accept the reasoning behind the rise. It strikes me that to blame the increasing use of email/Skype/Facebook/mobile texts, etc., as means of communication is completely spurious! Apparently we are all buying more online and from catalogues, and, of course, when we do we pay P&P. Some organisation is getting paid to deliver our stuff - could it be Royal Mail. So it follows that this is providing more work for the postal service, not less. Oh, and don't get me started on the abysmal service provided by this daylight robber!?!?! Two packages have gone missing to date with no hope of them ever turning up. Now it's my turn to get off my soapbox :( Off to read your WOYWW post now. Elizabeth x

Linda said...

I think this is a lovely Christmas card Maggie. I must say I agree with everything you have said about the postal charges!!!

Linda xxx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

oh this is gorgeous. I LOVE robins.

Thanks for joining in Maggie . . . I will sort out the link for you as it has not appeared.

Good luck in the prize draw.

Hugs, Sarn xxx