Saturday, 24 January 2015

January 2015 - Rudolph Days Challenge

It is the 25th of the month and you know what that means...Time for the January Rudolph Days Challenge. Here is a quick recap of the new Rudolph Days Rules.

1. Rudolph Days will start monthly on the 25th and will close 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. (You can have more than one card on your post, but your post will still only count as one entry)
4. You may combine your entry with other challenges (maximum of 10 in total).
5. Prizes will be shipped anywhere in the world.
6. The winner will be selected by random draw and announced on the first day of the following month.

We have two guest designers who have kindly agreed to help me out this month. Many of you know that I moved house two days ago. We are still  busy cleaning etc back at the old house, as the new owners take possession on the 26th. I may not be able to get round to each entry this month, so it is great to have the help of Mary H and Kath K  as my guest designers!

Mary H of Carolina Cards has this beautiful Christmas card to inspire you. Pop over to her blog to see a wonderful write up of her creative techniques. Mary always gives great step by step directions on just how she creates her cards


Kath K of  Handmade by Kath   has some more inspiration to share, with this wonderful Christmas Card.

 Pop on over to Kath's blog for additional details and even more Christmas inspiration, Kath's  goal this year is to make 10 Christmas cards every month! This should be fun to view.

Here is my Rudolph Days card for this month. I made it ahead and auto scheduled this post as I do not know if my internet will be hooked up and working on time. I made this card from a topper I purchased at my local papercrafts store. They were selling off hand coloured toppers from their card classes! I picked up a few to use during the move. At 50 cents a topper, they were a great bargain!

I set it on a snippet of burlap and fringed the edges for a bit of texture. The poinsettias are ones I picked up at Michaels a couple of years ago. I always stock up on embellishments when they have the after Xmas blow out sales.
The sentiment is a rub on from my stash,  and the silver glitter holly is a new die I got for Xmas.
Background papers are snippets from my stash. Sorry that I do not have the manufacturers names for everything...I made the cards a couple of weeks ago and have packed my craft room completely now., so have no way to look them up.  I should have thought to make them down on a sticky note as I was creating!


The January Rudolph Days prize is this Memory Box MERRY die. Good luck!





48 comments:

  1. Hi there Mo! Well done on getting RD organised bang in the middle of your move. Love your card as well as the DT ones. Hope your move went well.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  2. what a huge pile of presents! such a cute card with so much detail. Thanks for continuing this fun challenge. I too hope to make ten a month, but we'll see?!!
    xxx

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  3. Wow how nice to see St Rudolph day up an running for 2015 a great start with the gorgeous cards from your 1st guest Dt's and a stunning make from yourself xx

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  4. Just uploaded my entry for this, your first R.D. challenge

    Wishing you success and many entries!

    Kathyk

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  5. I love your mousey card with the burlap, and the color of those presents remind me of MaryJane candies - do you have them across the pond? Such a fun creation for your first Rudolph challenge!

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  6. hope I have done this correctly ....xxxx

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  7. Fab makes by you and the GDT.
    Linby x

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  8. I am delighted that the still ongoing challenges Rudolph Days. I love them and wished I Sarn gave up them. This is great news for today, the fun continues.
    Regards,
    Bozena

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  9. OOPs . . . soz . . . forgot to say how much I like Kath's and Mary's festive cards. They are both great.

    Your House Mouse card is SOOO cute too.

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  10. Hmm . . . not sure my first comment went into place now . . . as there's a different message about my 2nd comment's visibility!.

    So, just in case my first one didn't publish . . . CONGRATULATIONS on hosting your first Rudolph Day Challenge Mo.

    Good luck to all the participants.

    It's a wonderful prize, but I'm playing just for fun thank you .

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  11. Great inspiration from everyone. Hope you're getting settled in okay Maureen. Hopefully I'll be back later this week. Carol x

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  12. Congrats on your move! It's soooo much work! Thanks for the Rudolph Day challenge - I'll be back to play along! Your GD elves have made beautiful cards - and so have you - gorgeous details and the burlap is a nice touch! Awesome prize - would love to win this!

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  13. I'm going to get out my Christmas stamps once again and play this month - hopefully!!!
    Great cards by the guest designers and also love your card. The burlap looks so cute with that image.
    Lynn

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  14. Great DT inspiration - even managed to get one in myself this time! Thanks Scrappymo for taking it on :)

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  15. Oh my goodness, your design helpers did a wonderful job on their cards. I will certainly go over and leave them a comment! I am loving your beautiful and cute card too Maureen! Such a cute House Mouse image and I love the papers you used! The burlap add such fun texture too, and who doesn't love burlap?!! Love your die cut flowers and flourish as well. I hope you will be able to get settle soon, moving is such a big job! I am hoping to play along each month, been wanting to for some time now, but have decided that this is the year that I am definitely playing! lol Hugs, Brenda

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  16. Thanks for taking over the challenge Mo.

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  17. Three Wonderful Christmas cards. I love them all. Good luck with the move and settling in to your new place. Big hugs and I wish Rudolf day every success with you at the helm x

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  18. Glad to see Rudolph has settled into his new home. Super inspiration cards from you, Kath and Mary xx

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  19. A lovely set of cards to start us off Mo. Your toppers were a good find weren´t they?
    I hope you soon feel at home in your new house. Hugs. Kate x

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  20. Whew, I just got round to the evens, and saw some familiar names on the 'odds', so hadda have lookin there as well. Then realized I'd forgotten to leave Miss Scrappy a comment on her beautiful card. Love the image, great coloring and the burlap background adds so much interest & texture.Loved those little stripe flowers that compliment the packages' coloring too. Brilliant card, and kudos to you, for getting one done with all the moving too! Thanks for hostessing this #1 Rudy Day. Hugs.

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  21. Can't believe it's already time for our first Xmas makes of 2015! Thanks for taking on the job....I'm off to visit the other entries now :-)

    Sally

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  22. GOOD START AND GOOD LUCK
    for your first Rudolph Day challenge!
    Hugs.

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  23. Just added my link - hope you're getting settled in your new home!

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  24. What a find, Maureen! This is a delightful topper and beautifully colored! Good luck with that move. Hope you find your stamps soon and have some time to play with them.

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  25. A great start Mo especially as you are moving at the same time! I love the three cards and the MB die is a great prize. x

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  26. Hi Mo, can't believe you're doing this and moving at the same time - talk about multi-tasking! The cards from your DT team and yourself are all fabulous. Love the burlap on yours and the super coloured topper - how lucky are you to be able to buy them already coloured for you :) Hope you have no trouble settling into your new home and that your internet is soon up and going again. Elizabeth xx

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  27. I'm impressed that you can pull this off in the midst of moving. You rock! Your toppers were a great find and I love the burlap on your card. So fun! Hopefully the move will go smoothly and you'll be up and running with the craft stuff in no time.

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  28. You are amazing to get this all together and so well organized in the middle of a move, Maureen!! And your card is extraordinary! I'm uber impressed! It's wonderful that you have two talented and kind ladies as your guest designers!! Good luck with getting settled ~ I wish I lived closer coz I'd be over to help!! Hugs, Darnell

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  29. I've never participated in Rudolph Days challenges before, but I aim to be a regular as from now. I love making Christmas cards all year round, and if I get them ready a bit earlier than previous years I might be able to find time to make my own gift tags as well this year:)
    Your card is adorable! I think your papers are beautiful and they match the colors of the image perfectly. And I love texture on cards and this piece of burlap is a great detail.

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  30. 27 entries by the 27th !! Love all three cards, may have to CASE Kath's. Now to take a peak at all the other wonderful creations.

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  31. Gorgeous cards - thank you for keeping this challenge going :-D

    Hugz
    IKE in Greece xxx

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  32. Hi Maureen,
    Congratulations on your first Rudolf Challenge post.
    I do hope your move is going well.
    Love your Guest Designers fab creations, and of course your super one too.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  33. Hi Maureen, I am just back to blogging lately and I saw your fun challenge. This is such a fun idea! I am happy to participate! Thanks for hosting!

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  34. Great inspiration cards from yourself and you GDT, I love the little mice with their mountain of gift packages.
    I hope your house move went well and that the new one soon feels like home. Thank you for taking on this challenge especially in the midst of moving.
    Jean x

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  35. Thanks for keeping this challenge going. It's what I need to start my cards early this year, just finished my first one! Gorgeous cards by you and the guest designers.- those little mice are so cute! xx

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  36. Great cards by all!
    And good luck with the rest of your move!!

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  37. Fab cards!!! and don't forget to email me your new address LOL huggles Sue xxx

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  38. hi maureen, so glad you decided to continue the rudolph day challenge! fabulous cards by you and your guest designers; a great idea to motivate people to get cracking early on those holiday cards.

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  39. Fabulous inspiration cards, thank you for hosting the challenge Maureen, I hope you are settling into your new home.
    Pauline
    x

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  40. Oh my what beautiful Christmas cards!! I love Mary and Kath's cards, so pretty they are. I have read Mary's details, but now I need to go and read Kath's details. I also love your card too, the burlap gives that rustic look that I love and adds so much texture! I love those cute mice with all their cute presents. So sweet! Thanks for letting join in, my goal for 2015 is to join in all 12 months, we will see how I do. lol I hope you are getting settle in your new home and life can maybe slow down a little for you. Moving is quite the job and one that I don't like to do. Also thank you for taking over and hosting this challenge while all you have going on. Hugs, Brenda

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  41. I was over at Darnell's place and she had a link to this fun challenge. So glad I got here in time. I'm following now so hope to be a regular. Great card. Hope you get settled in soon. Hugz

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  42. Yay! I have entered. Thank you for carrying this challenge on - I love it! xxx

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  43. Lovely card with the cute images. Love the burlap too. Hope you enjoy being the host for this great challenge xx

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  44. I was so worried that I wouldn't be able to make it time - sorry for being so late Mo and thanks for the challenge too! All wonderful creations from Mary, Kath and yourself - thank you Karen x

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  45. Wow, i'm so glad you agree to take this fabby Challenge on and i'm so love your teams fabby cards, especially the gorgeous House Mouse one and i will do my best to try and join in with you every month, Luv Sam x

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  46. Lovely to see that Rudolph Day is in such capable hands as the baton has been passed on. Thanks, Maureen xx

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  47. Congratulations to the lucky winner of a fab prize. Thanks again, Miss Maureen.

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