Friday, 1 October 2021

September Rudolph Days Winner

We had 48 fabulous entries. Thanks to all of you for taking part and making Rudolph Days so special. We are a small group of posters but we are mighty! The beauty of staying smaller has given us the bonus of getting to know each other over time. If you stop by and visit the other posters here, they stop by and visit you! We create virtual friendships with crafters all over the world.

Sadly, we have lost one of our regular posters. Kath Schoefield at Plain & Simple blog took part in the Rudolph Days Challenge for many years. In late summer, Kath passed away and is sorely missed. Many of you may have seen her on the design teams for Chocolate Baroque, Allsorts, and the former Penny Black Challenge.

I did not know her well, but sometime we emailed back and forth as she was from Yorkshire and we still have family there. She was sometimes even right in their town, renting a place by the sea for her holidays. We would chat about our families and her beloved Yorkshire.

She often made huge lots of multiple cards for her grandsons to give out at school! Those were fun posts to read. She did beautiful paper piecing, and so in honour of Kath, I would like to give out a second prize at the October Rudolph Days Challenge. Anyone who makes a paper pieced Christmas card for their Rudolph Days entry, will be eligible for this second prize drawing.

We can honour Kath, and her love of paper piecing, as well as her creativity. I hope you will all join in.

I used Random Org to choose the winner. Our winner this month is # 6, Di, from Pixies Crafty Workshop. Di, please drop me an email to and let me know if the address I have for you is still current.

Saturday, 25 September 2021

September Rudolph Days

Once again, it is time for the Rudolph Days Challenge. We welcome any one Christmas card, or Christmas project. Challenge runs until midnight on the last day of the month. One entry per blogger/poster. Please don't forget to leave a comment on this post.

Our design team has been busy creating beautiful cards to inspire you. First up is Jenny at Cardsarus blog. Jenny has two cards with lovely foiled/mirri backgrounds...or perhaps they are frames! I think they are so beautiful. Great traditional Christmas colours too. I am looking forward to popping over to her blog now, to see whether they are backgrounds or frames...Hope you will pop over to Jenny's blog too and leave some praise.

Next up is Linda at SnailsSpace blog. Linda has made this beautiful pointsettia card. I think she has used a stencil. I like the despth of shaded colour she has achieved. This is another card that I need to pop over to her blog to read the details on how it was created. I hope you will join me and leave some praise.

Sue at Sues Crafty Corner blog has been making some very lovely cards! They look beautifully shaded and coloured so nicely. I will be popping over to Sue's to read all about them and see them in more detail. Hope you join me and leave her some praise.

Our prize this month is this Nellie Snellden Forrest Deer and Squirrel die.

Wednesday, 25 August 2021

August Rudolph Days Challenge

Sadly, I need to cancel the Rudolph Challenge this month.

We are all quite ill here with cough, sniffles, headache and extreme tiredness. Everyone in my family has either had it or has it now. First my daughter, son-in-law, and the grandkids, then Al and now me. Sadly, I just have not had the energy to get the post typed.

It has not helped at all that I had a fall onto my elbow and I am not able to get to the doctor and get an xray untill 10 days after the symptoms have passed. Although I can bend it slightly, I can not straighten it fully nor rest it to get some sleep, without a nest of pillows around it. I suspect I have cracked it.

Sorry to disappoint you all. I am off back to bed!

Crafty hugs