Sunday 25 February 2024

New Rudolph Days Challenge blog reminder

Don't forget. The Rudolph Days Challenge can now be found here.

I want to once again thank Helen for taking over the challenge and hope you will pop over there and congratulate her too. Of course if you entered a Christmas card or Christmas project while you were over there, that would be welcomed too! I will post again later with my entry.

Sunday 18 February 2024

Great News! Rudolph Days Challenge will continue on.

Well...COVID hit both Al and I right after my last post. I have not been round to visit anyone yet and I am just today able to finally sit and type this post. We both test negative now, but still feel exhausted, with a hacking cough and we both can not take a deep breath of air. We got the new covid drug right after our positive test and I think it did help.

I have some fabulous news! Helen Nile has offered to take over the Rudolph Days Challenge. She has set up a new blog for the Rudolph Days Challenge. It is live now and the first challenge will be Feb 25, 2024. You can find it at ( I hope you will play along and enter a card each month as you used to do with me. I will be playing along as much as I can, as I do love how this challenge helps get the Christmas cards done! I had computer trouble today and had to have geek squad reset my computer. My hyperlink option does not seem to be working now...ugggh. I will get it corrected and hopefully have the hyperlink up here on Feb 25 so you can just follow it over to Helen's new site.

I will do the draw for the January winner tomorrow as I am off back to bed...

Thursday 25 January 2024

Jan 2024 Rudolph Days Challenge

It is with a heavy heart that I write this post. Sadly, this will be the last Rudolph Days Challenge post from this blog. Many of you know that Al and I have not had the best of health these last couple of years. You know that we also want to downsize to a rancher in a gated community, as Al struggles with with the stairs now. My mobility issues have made the stairs a bit dangerous for me as well, so we have been looking at various complexes for the right floor plan and site amenities, for about a year.

We have found 4 complexes that we like with a pool and hot tub to help keep us mobile, as well as a meeting/craft room for me! So, we are listing our house on Feb 1st. Hopefully, we manage to find one for sale as so far we have missed out on 2, and have turned several down that had terrible locations (busy road etc). Our daughter has a basement suite at ground level (no stairs), and they wish to not rent it out anymore. They will just use it themselves for their own family, and would let us stay there while we look if we do not find something in time.
With all the work ahead re searching listings, viewings at our place, packing, and unpacking, etc. I have decided to close the challenge. If anyone would like to take it over, email me at This week I will be checking over each month making sure that all prizes for 2023 have been mailed out. Email me at if I have missed you. Sorry if you are one that I missed, but that is another reason I need to step down. Getting out to mail prizes is a bigger chore with poor mobility!

I have done up 2 cards for your inspiration this month. I have had the designers retire in December, so as to allow them this last chance to participate and try for a prize as well. My first card is a tentfold 6x6 inch square, featuring die cuts. It was a simple card to make and is great one for low depth when trying to keep postage to the minimum. The red bow is layered up a bit for a wee bit of depth.
My second card features some cheeky little reindeer. I think they are trying to kick up their heels! I had fun stamping and colouring this image. I then used snippets to complete the matting and set it onto to a pale blue background with silver embossed snowflakes. Amazing how my computer has made it look like a pale green background! The sentiment is many years old and I picked up a sheet of them at the time. Lots left to use up now!
Our prize will be this Karen Burniston Merry Christmas die and this Memory Box poinsettia die.