Friday, 1 June 2018

May Rudolph Days Challenge Winner

Many of you will have noticed that this post to announce the winner is much later than ever before. I used to stay up till midnight just so I could use random org to chose the winner and then write the winners post.

But I get up at 5:40 am to go down to my daughters house and take the grandkids to school. I just can not stay up that late anymore. So from now on I will post the winner at some point on the first day of the new month. I will try to have this done by noon...or noonish!

We had 57 entries this month. I have got round to some of you,  and over then next few days I will finish visiting the rest. I know some of you are aware that I am troubled with health problems due to my arthritis.  This is slowing me down greatly, with both crafting itself, and with visiting. So, keeping this in mind, I will get round to visit eventually, just not as quickly as I used to!

Random Org chose #5...Sue T.  Send me an email Sue to let me know which prize you would like.

Friday, 25 May 2018

May Rudolph Days Challenge

Once again it is time for the Rudolph Days Challenge. Here is a recap of 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 talented designers have been so busy creating beautiful inspiration for you all.

Dr Sonia has made a delightful set of Christmas tags. Now, we all know that one can never have enough Christmas tags! I am loving the traditional Christmas colours and the fact that the images have a special story. Pop over to Dr Sonia's blog to hear all about it.

Next up is Linda at Snail's Space Blog.  Linda has gone with a beautiful fold and non traditional colours for her card,  this month. Her  snowperson is sporting a lovely winter scarf in a pretty pink colour and that has set the tone for her card decor...pop on over to Linda's blog to read all about it...

I will post my Christmas card before the end of the month, to help inspire you. But for now, I will leave you with Linda and Dr Sonia's beautiful works.

The prizes this month are a choice of this Taylored Expressions Stamp Iconic Christmas Wishes

or this Tim Holtz die

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Christmas Card Club - Sentiment is the Focus

Carol at CM Designs chose our theme of Sentiment as the Focus for this fortnight's Christmas Card Club. I was happy with this theme as sentiment focused cards are always such fun to make!

Still saving my hands from extra work, so I chose to use a VOS Bo Bunny, Twas The Night Before Christmas  sticker.

This is such a quick and easy card. I used a Spellbinders fancy die to mat the sticker with a snippet of green card. I used a couple more snippets of red and of white card to cut additional layers of this die and I am happy with the outcome. I did copy and print  the sticker so that I could fussy cut the tree and presents. I popped them forward over the tree on the sticker for a bit or dimension.

I used a 5x7 card base and covered it with some navy snowflake DP from that same Bo Bunny line. I used the same DP for the inside and then used the Spellbinder die again, to cut a mat for the nbus sentiment.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

1. Christmas Card Club -Sentiment Focused
2. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets