Sunday, 1 May 2022

April Rudolph Days Challenge Winner

Well, methinks 42 entries is pretty darn good! I am still visiting you all, and hope to finish up tonight. I am a wee bit later than usual doing the prize draw and writing up this post. Al had a shaky start this morning, so I stayed in with him. After lunch, we headed outside as he was feeng steadier. He retrieved two sets of chair cushion for the seats beside the hot tub and then proceded to clean the hot tub with plenty of little breaks to sit down and rest. This is an old photo but shows you where we were working...

I got the dead plants removed from all our large outdoor pots and cleaned up the ivy and other perennials that survived winter in the pots. I even got a bit of weeding done in the back garden. It is looking so much better out there!

I have used Random Org to choose the April Rudolph Days winner, which is #30 Glennis. Glennis, could you please contact me with your mailing address.

Monday, 25 April 2022

April Rudolph Days Challenge

Hello to all my fellow bloggers! It is time for the April Rudolph Days Challenge. You may submit one Christmas card or Christmas project of any kind from the 25th till midnight on the last day of the month. Don't forget to leave a comment on this post. I am looking forward to viewing all of your entries.

I must confess that I am little behind in posting out prizes. If you are awaiting a prize, they will be posted this week. As many of you know, I do not drive and Al has been at his limit for outings after his daily walking. Since I last posted, he actually had to cut back on the walking due to some exhaustion issues. Luckily, that now seems resolved since the heart specialist changed up his meds late last week. We have rarely been out this year, other than picking up neccessities. I used to get my daughter to mail the prizes for me, but she has so much on her plate with her mother-in-law's sad health issues, and father-in-law having his knee replaced. He is finally recovered enough that she can take me out again, so prizes will go out very soon...

I have managed to get a couple of card kits made up. They are Hunky Dory kits and are a few years old. I liked the vintage look of the images, but used them on my own hand cut card bases. The premade smaller mats have a sort of foiled distressed edge damask look, so I used my Hunky Dory, Essential Book of Festive Foiled card mats for the main backgrounds. They are very simple cards but are nice and sparkly with all that foiling! I used Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Creative Sheets for the rectangular mats and then doubled them on top of each other so the centre die cuts were popped up even further! I love those pop dots and pop sheets. They are so slim that two layers of foam will make it through the post office depth tester slot, even when combined with the thick cardstock used in the card design.

Sam from Wispers Cards Blog has made a lovely Christmas card for our inspiration. She has an adorable Penny Black image combined with some beautiful design papers. Loving those embossed gold paper accents! As always, the image is coloured up so nicely and those trailing lights have left me feeling very Christmassy! Hope you will follow the hyperlink above and visit Sam and leave her some praise...
Our prize this month is this Spellbinders Chill Bear die.

Friday, 1 April 2022

March Rudolph Days Challenge Winner

We had 44 entries! I think that is a good turn out for March and am quite happy with that. I have been around to visit everyone but the Instagram entries. As yet, I do not have an Instagram account, but will make one later today and visit you both after supper.

I used Random Org to draw our winner #35 Chris craft. Can you drop me an email Chris and let me know your mailing address?