Tuesday, 1 June 2021

May Rudolph Days Challenge Winner

Sorry that I am so late posting the winner this month. I usually stay up till midnight and do the draw at that time. But, sometimes I just can not stay awake that long! Yesyterday was my tests and appointment with a breast surgeon regarding the painfulo lumpy areas in my breeast. It has grown in the past couple of weeks so I was really nervous. My mamagram and ultrasound showed no cancer found! It was cysts as I had originally suspected. So, it is another round of antibiotics and no caffine or aspertame of any sort for 3-4 months. No coffee, tea, pop, or chocolate! A small price to pay for such good news. But after well over 3 hours at the hospital, I went to bed at 10 pm...midnight was too far away!!!

We had 44 fabulous entries. I have visited everyone and really enjoyed your cards. I think there was only one person where I could not see a way to leave a comment. I am sorry about that...not quite sure why it did not let me. As always, I have used random org to choose our winner. The lucky number is #4, Sandra.
Sandra, could you drop me an email to maureenkane@telus.net and let me know your mailing address.

Tuesday, 25 May 2021

May Rudolph Days Challenge

It is time for the Rudolph Days Challenge and I am looking forward to seeing all your lovely cards and Christmas projects! Don't forget to leave a comment on this post, as it comes in handy to use that to contact you if there is a problem with your Mr Linky entry. We do try to visit every entry, but sometimes we are not able to leave a comment. Some blogs seem to not allow comments for some reason.

Our designers and I have been busy creating some inspiration for you. First up is Jenny L at Cardsarus blog. Jenny has made us two beautiful snowflake cards! The first has a a white snowflake backed with a stunning blue colour. The blue is also used for the background mat and the stamped sentiment colour. The snowflake is a lovely large one and really catches the eye!

Her second card is another version of the first but this time the blue takes center stage as both the snowflakes main colour, as well as the main colour of the accent pieces. Jenny's cards are always pretty on the inside too...if you pop over to her blog you will sxee what I mean. I hope you will leave her a comment while you are there.

Next up is Linda at Snail's Space blog. Linda has also made us two cards. These are such adorable cards with the cutest wee critters. While her darling reindeer take center stage, Linda has chosen snowflakes for her secondary theme. She and Jenny must have had snowflakes on their minds! I love the design papers that Linda has chosen and think these cards are so adorable. The sentiment looks like an Elizabeth die that I own as well. I love these slim Elizabeth dies as they are handy to tuck in when I forget to plan a space for a sentiment! I can not wait to check on Linda's blog to read how she created these cute wee critters. I hope you will pop over there too and leave her some nice comments.

My card is an image that I stamped quite some time ago. Better to have it on a card rather than lying about in a container of sorts! The design papers were snippets from my Christmas snippets file. That was the last snippet of the greenish piece. It always feels so good to use the last snippet of anything! I think I have one other full sheet left though, so you may still see this design paper on another card some time.

Since the image was stamped onto kraft card, I was a bit stumped as to how I would create snow. I finally decided to use Stardust stickles painted on with a fine tipped artist brush. That brush allowed me to get the stickles right up to the edges of the image! I think the frame die is Tutti Designs, and I coated it with the same stickles to give that Christmas snowy, icy feeling.

Our prize this month is this Memory Box Snowman Circle Collage die.

Saturday, 1 May 2021

April Rudolph Days Challenge Winner

We had 55 entries this month. I think that is a great number. As always, there are sure some wonderful cards entered here. I am constantly amazed by the talents we share here.

I used Random Org to choose our winner, #49 Cebilica.
Cebilica, could you send your address to maureenkane@telus.net Thank you everyone for another great month...I wish you all could win!