Sunday, 1 September 2019

August Rudolph Days Challenge Winner


I am delighted to see we had 56 entries this month. It is getting closer and closer to Christmas Day, and I for one, am certainly glad to have a good supply of finished Christmas cards! By the looks of our entry numbers, many of you feel the same.


Once again , I have used Random Org to choose our winner, # 5, Kate P.
Luckily, Kate P left a comment as per the rules. Her comment is under Mamapez5., so I am glad to declare KateP our winner..

Kate, could you send me your mailing address and let me know which prize you would like.

And now, I have to bring up a topic that is hard to write about...
Although we had 56 entries, we only had 49 comments and some of those were from people who  did not submit an entry. As this happens every month, I just want to gently remind you all, that the rules state you must leave a comment. I fund the gifts myself, and they are purchased in brick and mortar stores in my community. I spend a lot of time finding them and feel that it is is a reasonable request of your time to leave a comment.

We all forget once in a while, but there are those who never leave a comment. I would not wish to draw a name for the prize and then have to redraw because there is no comment. It would make my heart very sad.

I like the fact that we have small numbers here. In my opinion, we are like a little family of Christmas crafters. I love reading your blog posts and enjoy your work and commitment to Christmas card making and any Christmas projects you do.  The love and support you all have given me over the past year when I struggled with my knee, was so touching. We get to know each other by visiting, and the reward is fantastic!

If you get in the habit of leaving a comment, you will get so many comments in return from this lovely family of ours! If you have a browser problem that prevents you from leaving a comment, just drop me a comment on a quick email and then you will qualify for the prize draw.


Sunday, 25 August 2019

August Rudolph Days Challenge

Once again, it is time for the Rudolph Days Challenge. Here are the rules for your perusal...

1. The Rudolph Days Challenge will start each month (January to November) on the 25th, and will close at midnight PST, on the last day of that month.
2. The theme is always Anything Goes, as long as it is Christmas.
3. One entry per person and you just need to enter one Christmas card or Christmas project.
4. You may combine your entry with other challenges (maximum of 10 in total).
5. Your card (or Christmas project) should not have been previously posted to your blog. It should be posted to your blog during the current months Rudolph Days Challenge, (between the 25th and last day of the current month)
6. Please link back to or at least mention, the Rudolph Days Challenge.
7. Please leave a comment on the challenge post.
8. The winner will be selected by random draw and announced on the first day of the following month. Prizes will be mailed anywhere in the world.

9. A special draw will be held at the end of the year, in December,  for all those who submitted a card or project every month that year, January to November.

Our design team ladies have been busy creating lots of inspiration for you!

First up is Linda at Snails Space blog.
Linda has created a sweet set of tiny cards that are housed in a beautiful handmade box. I think these are an amazing idea and would make a great hostess gift! They could even be used as Christmas present thank you cards. 

This is the holder for the mini cards...

And here are the adorable mini cards...


I hope you will drop by Linda's blog https://snailzpace.com/  and leave some love...


Next up is Sam at Whisper's Cards blog.
Sam has made this traditional Santa card. You can see he has flown in on his sleigh and methinks he is taking a wee nap and having a cuddle with the kitty before he starts off again. He is one busy Santa after all!



Sam has also made us this very pretty non traditional coloured card. I think this is such an adorable image and the non traditional colours look so great. Please pop on over to Sam's Blog and leave her some love!



My card is an oldie but I hope it is a goody. The image is Stampin Up but I am not sure of the name, it might be Flaky Friends.  I bought it at my local paper craft garage sale where there is a lady who sells 10 stamped images for a dollar. I just liked this image and remembered I had a wacky snowman envelope at home so I grabbed a set.

I used a card design I learned when I first started making cards. The snowmen were a little Wacky looking, so I decided to make the card look a bit that way too. I coloured the image with copics and used snippets to make my card. I cut the image with a mini scalloped Tutti Designs die from a snippet of green holly DP and then cut the black mat with the same die, one size larger. The background is another snippet, leftovers from a 12x12 Christmas album.

And here is the back of the envelope...I bought it at the thrift shop in a large bag of Christmas envelopes!


Snowflake is Martha Stewart and the Noel sentiment is Taylored Expressions Punchables.  Because the card was a bit weighty up front, I covered the back of the card with another snippet of the holly DP.

I am enclosing a photo of the envelope too as it is so adorable!

Prizes are a choice of this Kaisercraft Silver Bells stamp


 or this Creative Expressions Silent Night die


Thursday, 1 August 2019

July Rudolph Days Challenge Winner

This month we had 55 entries. in the Rudolph days Challenge.  That is great number and I am so pleased. I always enjoy looking at every entry and visiting your blogs. Our designers work hard to inspire you and it is nice to see so many participated.

This month we had several entries that did not leave a comment on this blog post. I just want to remind you that our rules ask you to do so. I would not want to have to pass you buy for the prize if your entry was drawn. It just takes a moment to comment here...

Well, it is nearly 9am here on the west coast of Canada, so it is time to announce our winner.  I am too old now to stay up till midnighte and make the draw.  lol

As always, I used Random Org to choose our winner.  Our July winner is #45 Janis in ID



 Janis,  Could you please send me an email to maureenkane@telus.net and let me know which prize you prefer.