Monday, 1 June 2020

Winner of the May Rudolph Days Challenge.

As always, I used Random Org to choose our winner. Without further delay, I am pleased to announce that  #  44 Pauline, (Cotnob)  is our winner.

Pauline, please drop me an email at and let me know which prize you would prefer.

Monday, 25 May 2020

May 2020 Rudolph Days Challenge

Hi there. 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.

I am sad to announce that I will have to suspend mailing of gifts until things are safer here in my area. Our province has relaxed things somewhat, but are still recommending if you fit the high risk group then follow the original rules. With so many people out and about, it is riskier to go to the post office to have the parcels stamped. I do have everything here at home, customs forms, stamps, scales etc, but the customs form has to be stamped by the post office. I will mail them all out once this has let up to a safe level.

Now, on to our designers...

First up is Linda S at Snails Space. Linda has made us this gorgeous card. I love the non traditional lavender colours and also this very sweet image. As usual, the colouring here is spot on! I hope you will drop Linda's'blog and leave her some love.

Next up is is Jenny at Cardsarus blog.
Jenny has made this pretty lavender pearlescent card for our inspiration. Again we see non traditional colours along the same colour tones. It is as if Linda and Jenny coordinated their selections today!
To read all about this pretty card, pop by Jenny's blog and leave her some love!

My card is made from a recycled image. I could not resist reusing this adorable image!
This is another snippets card. The background paper is BoBunny Mistletoe and is left over from a 12x12 Bo Bunny scrapbook kit. The lime green mat is a snippet of quite heavy glittered card, and the border strip just a snippet of plain red card.

I even managed to use up some odds and ends of embellishments. This was the last snippet of fine red striped twine and the snowflake was punched from a small kraft snippet.

The flowers stacked are a very old green Recollections poinsettia, (which I trimmed down in size), and the wee red one is a NBUS from Jolee's by You by EK Success.  I picked up this packet of flowers at a paper crafts garage sale. There is a liberal use of Wink of Stella clear, over the holly and berries.

The prizes this month are a choice of this Poppy Believe Fresh Script die
or this Charming Christmas, Precious Marieke embossing folder.

Sunday, 24 May 2020

Christmas Card Club - Humourous

Here is my Christams Card Club card for this fortnight. This club is a great way to get some cards made over the course of the year. You can check out the other ladies cards by clicking on the their names, situated on my right side bar.

This fortnights theme was chosen by Rachel at Fisher's Cards and Crafts.
This is a hard theme for me as I am not very funny! My husband is the humourous one in our family.
Luckily, I do have a couple of funny looking images so was able to fill the brief!

My card today features a very old (2008) Fluffles the Cat Christmas stamp. It is an old wooden stamp and it always amazes me how well rubber stamps hold up over the years.

My design is made up of snippets. The Christmas light background paper is a snippet of 12x12 scrapbook paper, leftover from a layout. It has long lost the identifying manufacturers edge.
The three green holly print fish tale banners are from another 12x12 snippet, again unknown.

I used a Wonky Stitched Rectangle die by Scrappin Cottage to cut out Fluffles. I then added a plain red mirri card mat. I  will add the die manufacturer later as I am not in my craft room at the moment. The image was coloured with pencil crayons and gamsol. Wink of Stella was added to the image quite liberally. A trio of green rhinestones finished off this card.