Tuesday, 25 June 2019

June Rudolph Days Challenge

Once again, it is time for the Rudolph Days Challenge. Here are 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.

First up is Linda at Snail's Space blog

Linda has coloured up the sweetest snowman holding an even sweeter bird! I love her careful colouring and the intricate fussy cutting she has put into this pretty card. The background is so soft and pretty too!


We have the additional treat of a second version in non traditional colours. It is so hard to pick a favourite!



Next up is Sam at Whispers Cards Blog
Sam has made this adorable Penny Black Hedgie image into such a beautiful card. The choice of gold for the jingle bells and the background mats is perfect here. That huge snowflake on the design paper sets off the hedgies so nicely!


Next up, Sam has made us a second card.
This one is a teddy bear treat, with lots of red and green colour bursts. I love this particular shade of green!  Perfect for the sentiment and that beautiful Christmas Tree border.


I hope you will pop over to Sam and to Linda's blogs and leave them a bit of love. They work so hard to create inspirational cards for us!

And now for my cards. I did a spot of batch baking! I found a few large snippet sheets of this embossed and glimmery snowflake accented 12x12 scrapbook paper. I cut what I could into 6 x 6 and turned them into some religious themed Christmas cards. I think I am blessed to have become a card maker after at least ten years or more of being a scrapbooker. I have about 8 feet of 12 x 12 paper if I stacked it vertically, and that is a lot of paper! It is surprising how many sheets are small enough patterns for making cards.

Now, I know that it does not snow in Bethlehem, but I took a little creative licence here with my design. My theory is that it certainly does snow here when I am thinking about, and then celebrating Christmas.  So my snowflake background is setting the stage so to speak,  for me to dream of Christmas!!!

Everything else on these cards was cut from my snippets boxes, so I had great fun whittling away at these leftover scraps.  I cut the nativity die from a snippet of plain brown card and then slid a circle of gold mirri card behind, to pop it up a bit. I then cut the Paper Roses Palm Tree die from some brown glitter card and glued to flat to the card.


For the inside of my card I cut a Memory Box,North Star die, from another snippet of gold mirri card.
Rather than a verse inside my card, I chose to use my Believe die and left it at that.


The envelope has a stamped Nativity image.

I enjoyed making this card so much that I made two more the same, only changing up the gold mirri to silver on one of them, as I did not have enough snippets of the gold. I then used the same design with a snippet of dyed background, with white glitter paper as the nativity background. I thought the background looked like a sunset.

Here is a photo of the group of them...


Sorry about the terrible photos. it is so hard to get a photo of mirri card and glitter card!

The prizes this month are a choice of this Penny Black Robin stamp
or this Memory Box Peace die

Saturday, 1 June 2019

Winner of the May Rudolph Days Challenge

47 Fabulous Entries! What a great number. Finished visiting all of you last night and was amazed by the talent of our posters. So many wonderful cards!

Random Org drew # 47 Barbara G. I have never had it draw the last number before, so was quite excited when I saw the winning number.


Barbara, drop me an email at maureenkane@telus.net  and let me know your mailing address and which prize you would prefer.

Saturday, 25 May 2019

May Rudolph Days

Sorry that I am so late posting. I was updating this post last night and must have forgotten to hit schedule when I updated. I am on pretty strong painkillers at the moment for my knee, and I guess they affected me more than I realized!    lol
Just got home to a flood of emails alerting me to the fact that there was no May Rudolph Days post!!! Thank to all who emailed!

Once again, it is time for the Rudolph days Challenge. Here are 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.

First up is Jenny at Cardsarus blog.
Jenny has made what methinks just might be a Hunky Dory designed card. Loving that wee reindeer and the liberal use of silver to accent the card elements. The inside is just as lovely as the front!

Hope you will all pop over to Jenny's blog and leave her some much deserved love! Jenny is so dedicated to this challenge.  Even though I told her to take as long as she needed,  she made this card while she is dealing with the loss of her husband. Such a lovely and special lady is our Jenny!


Our new design team member is Sue Tossel from Sue's Crafty Corner blog.
Sue has made us a lovely stack of presents card.  Well, to be honest, she made us several stacks of presents cards. The presents stack up like a tree and look so pretty.  Loving the colouring here. Pop on over to Sue's to see her cards!



Finally, my card today is a birds eye view of the world as touched by the birth of Christ. At least that was my intent. The map DP is Prima, Santa Baby and the die is Holy Night Nativity by Cottage Cutz.
The Believe  sentiment is a Sue Wilson die. Both dies were cut from snippets, as well as the last teensy piece of a pink inky card stock that I fussy cut to look like a sunset behind the image.



The prize this month is this  Tim Holtz snowman scene die


or this Penny Black robin stamp