Sunday, 20 January 2019

January Rudolph Days Challenge cancelled due to my knee replacement surgery

It with a heavy heart that I am announcing that the January Rudolph Days Challenge is cancelled this year.

The Rudolph Days Challenge will resume February 25th, 2019.

I am having a total knee replacement tomorrow morning and I am fretting about how to resolve problems that often pop up during the challenge dates. Things like duplicate entries that need removed from Mr., Linky etc.

The challenge will return February 25, 2019.

So sorry for the inconvenience and late notice. I just made this decision this morning after talking with a friend who recently had the same surgery She reminded me that my job is to recover, and that should be the only thing I put my energies too for the first month.   

See you all in February!

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Rudolph Days Extra Challenge Winner

We had 20 participants who entered faithfully throughout 2018. I want to thank you all for creating and entering your cards here.

It is so much fun each month to view all the cards and get inspired by the creativity I see.


I use random Org to chose our winner and the lucky person is #11 Kath.



 Kath, please drop me an email at  maureenkane@telus.net and let me know which prize you would like.  I will need your mailing address as well.

Happy New Year everyone!

Sunday, 9 December 2018

Christmas Card Club - Cute

Sylvie at Gibmiss blog chose Cute as the theme for our Christmas Card Club. If you would like to see the other ladies creations, I have hyperlinks up on my right sideboard. If you would like to join our fortnightly Christmas Card Club, just drop me an email.

Several years ago, a girl friend let me stamp off this cute image.   I had never coloured it as my  stamping skills were very poor that day and parts of the image did not stamp clearly. But I am on a mission to use up my VOS items (Very Old Stash) and so  I carefully filled in the missing parts of the image with a micro fine black pen. The furry trim on the hats is not quite right as I made a boo boo and made the lines too thick.  I drew in a lot more lines in varying thickness to try to hide that mistake! I am not sure of the manufacturer. I think it is a Stampin' Up image but not positive. If you recognize it, please let me know the name.


I coloured this image up with copic pens and die cut with a Spellbinders label die. A snippet of silver mirri card gives it a a bit of shimmer and since I liked the look of that, I then added a very small snippet of silver ribbon as a border round the Echo Park Dots and Stripes DP.

I do not know the name of the kraft word background. It is a snippet of a 12x12 scrapbook page. Before I started making  cards, I was a scrapbooker. I did not mark manufacturer or name on my snippets as I had no need to at that time. Now that I make cards, too, I sure wish I had developed that habit years earlier!

The hessian ribbon is from Michael's. It is another snippet and has the luxury of being self adhesived. What a treat.

Hope you like my take on a cute Christmas Card. It was fun to make and I thank Sylvie for the inspiration.