Saturday, 25 April 2015

April Rudolph Days Challenge

It's time for another Rudolph Days Challenge. You have until the end of the month to enter your Christmas card at the Mr. Linky below.

There have been a couple of additions to the rules.  Just basic things you would find on most challenges. Please have a peak through the rules here...

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 or Christmas project. (You can have more than one 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. 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 or at least mention the Rudolph Days Challenge.
7.  Prizes will be shipped anywhere in the world.
8. The winner will be selected by random draw and announced on the first day of the following month.

My card today is a Bugaboo image called Winter Bird Trio. I coloured it with copics in non traditional colours. I added a touch of Stardust Stickles to the fur trim on the center bird's hat.
Used a Spellbinders oval to die cut the image...mostly because that is the only die I have that seemed to fit the image size! Matted it with a snippet of pink card die cut with Spellbinders Floral Oval.


I decided to use a We R Memory Keepers Joyous woodgrain background to pick up on the tree and branch my wee birds are perched on. Then I worried that it was a bit dark, so I added a snippet of Lawn Fawn Snowy Day musical scores and a strip of MME All Is Bright washi tape. I rarely use washi and was quite proud of myself to remember I had this...

Added some more pink with a Memory Box snowflake on a hanging bow and inked the sentiment in pink to tie in. I was going to complete my card with the Memory Box musical score in the top left corner, but then I remembered that I needed to make a card with stars for my Christmas Card Club.

So I raided my box of waste castoffs as I knew I had some teensy stars in there. They were the center waste from some snowflakes and from some ornaments I had cut last year. Waste not want not!
I popped the musical score down to the bottom left and used a series of waste stars in the top left. It was just luck that the stars were the right shade of blue! Hope you like this card.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. Christmas CArd Club - Stars

I am running without a designer this month as we were busy creating flower beds in our new back garden. It was a bigger job than anticipated as the soil is very much made of clay. Poor DH had to pickaxe it all out, haul it away and bring in new earth. In all the flurry of work, I forgot to book a designer. Sorry folks!


The April Rudolph Days Challenge prize is this Memory Box Sparkling Tree die.

58 comments:

Veerle said...

Hi Maureen, this is really a fun image/card.
Enjoy the weekend.
Veerle
x

SARN said...

Hee hee . . . amazing . . . I'm in first! Love your cute birdie Rudolph Day card Mo.

Playing just for fun this month, thanks.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Lucy Woods said...

Gorgeous card! Love the Kraft with the stars and that fab image!
Lucy x

Jenny L said...

Hi Maureen,
what a very lovely Rudolf card.
Love the sweet little birdies singing in the tree.
You have coloured it so well too.
Great design as always.
Hope your gardening doesn't wear you out too much.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Lynn B said...

Lovely card Mo, good luck with the gardening.
I'm visiting Canada this year, but the West coast. Did the East a few years ago.
Linbyx

KandA said...

What a gorgous image, love those little birds xx

mamapez5 said...

I love your little singing birdies, and the interesting, non-traditional colour choice. It´s a fun card. Kate x

Di said...

Oooh I love this Mo! Gorgeous image and everything goes so well together!

I'll be linking my Rudolph Day card ASAP!

Hugs

Di xx

Carol L said...

Aww, your little birdies are so cute, and I love the dangling snowflake and musical bar too! I think I can hear these sweet tweeters chirping their song now! I'm playing just for fun this month, but thanks for giving me the opportunity to get started on that Christmas card stash!

Sandy said...

Brrr - Baby it's cold outside. So cute and I do love the colors! Looking forward to being able to participate again.
Sandy xx

Heidi Stamps said...

Great card! I love the pink and brown color combo wtih that cute image!

Brenda said...

What a cute card, I so love Bugaboo digi's. These three little birdies are just adorable and I love the way you colored them. I also love that mat. I hope to be able to play along, haven't played in a while. Hugs, Brenda

linda said...

what a sweet card maureen! the birdies are too cute and i love all the die cuts you've used!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Sweet card! I like this adorable image and how you used non-traditional colours! I'll be back tomorrow to link up my card! I'm all ready early for a change!

cuilliesocks said...

Super card Maureen, love the Bugaboo images and this one is so sweet, great colouring and design, great wee stars, hugs Kate x

Carol said...

This is so cute Maureen! Love the background. Will be back in a day or two with an entry. Carol x

Kathleen said...

Fabulous image and a brilliant card, great idea for the background and I will be playing for fun this month.

Kath x

sally said...

Love those little birdies :-)

Sally

MaryH said...

Clever you to make your card fit both Rudy & the CCC Stars! It's delightful, of course you know I'll love the birdies. Love the wood background complimenting their little tree perch. Also liked the detail of the musical score border. Just very cheery & cute, and love the non-traditional colors. Good luck with the flower beds! TFS & Hugs

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is beautiful Mo. I like the image and the embellishments
Kevin xx

debby4000 said...

Adorable, gorgeous Christmas card.
luv
Debby

coldwaters2 said...

Gorgeous card Maureen love the image and design, super make.
hugs
lorraine x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Mo what clever work, love the card, and a really beautiful die ... love it!

I have scrolled back yesterday peeking at your blog doing lots of catch up of the visual sort..
Sorry not been blogging as much things are really topsy turvey and just managing the best I can :D
thanks for doing this and will try to join more as year foes on been very slack doing my Christmas cards and will be harder later on if dont get a move on :D
hugs, Shaz in oz.x

LesleyG said...

Lovely card Mo, I just linked mine....I nearly forgot, and, sooooo know what you mean, 'life' always gets in the way of crafting doesn't it! xxx

Sally H said...

A gorgeous stamp and a wonderful card, Mo! Thanks for getting me organised for Christmas! x

Jan Frances said...

Love the little birdies, very cute. Also love the background. Enjoy the weekend xx Jan

butterfly said...

Oh what a charming card - I love the pretty colours against the wood look background - and the birds are so cute!
Alison xx

Jean said...

Hi Mo, I love your little singing birdies. The die cuts are great and the stars look good too.
I hope you get a good show of flowers for all your hard work.
Jean x

Lindsey said...

Love your stamp image Mo!

Kath said...

A lovely card - the colours all work really well together. I'm just playing for fun this month as you gave me that fab die when I was your GD.
Kath x

dutchess said...

what a fun card Maureen....those cheeky birdys...love it ....joined the challenge hope I have it right.....xxxxx

Karen Petitt said...

Thanks for another great Christmas card encouragement Mo and so sorry I've not been around much. It's the usual thing - I create and I end up in pain sometimes - just wish I could do more without it hurting lol! Karen x

Karen Petitt said...

Talk about not with it lol! Fab card for Mrs A's challenge - love the colours you have used on this one and thanks for the chance to win a lovely new die! Karen x

Joan said...

love those cute birds!

Pia S said...

Oh, what a sweet non traditional colored card! Great idea to use the wood grain DP, and it worked just as you hoped it would:) Cute card!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A beautiful card and sweet image.
Lorraine

Mrs A. said...

Love your fun trio of Robbins and your salvaged stars worked a treat on the background. A Gal after my own heart! Thankyou for joining in my theme. Hugs Mrs A.

Tracy said...

Such a sweet card, those birds are just so fun.
It seem like silly birds are the, in thing, this year :)

Di said...

I'm back! Lovely card Mo and a lovely die to be won :-)

Hugs

Di xx

meg said...

Love your card those birds are so cute

rachel said...

this is brilliant Mo - really lovely make! great stars too! Hugs rachel x

Bonnie said...

Love this trio of birds on their decorated branch! You've colored so prettily!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous card, Mo, I like the textures and detailing, the colours are so pretty, I have that image too, it's a favourite.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous card Mo.... Love the image...
Hugs sylvie x

brenda said...

Pangs of guilt again I'm afraid Mo, all good intentions got sidetracked with the need for more TV samples. But I'm with you all in spirit if that helps any and loving your make for this month.

B x

Dragon said...

Loving those birdies.

Whisper said...

Oooo what a super card, i so love those birdies and super colours too - i use Spellbinders Labels 18 to go inside my Spellbinders Floral Ovals, hope this helps, Luv Sam x

Elizabeth said...

Lovely card, Maureen. I think those birds are enjoying the festivities rather too much but they are so cute. The font on the greeting is fab too. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Hettie said...

Gorgeous card Mo. Love those birdies. That MB die looks great and a very generous gift.
Hugs
Xx

Brenda said...

Yay! I got to play along!! Thanks for having me Mo! Hugs, Brenda

Liselot said...

Love your cute birds and the wood background!
Liselot

Sandy said...

What a sweet card you made, and you did a wonderful job of using the non-traditional colors.

Craftychris said...

Your card is so cute - I love the colours! I have added mine. I love this challenge! xxx

Chris said...

A really sweet card, such a cute image, love the colour choice! Great use of the washi tape too, I never think to use mine!
First time I have played in this challenge, it's a great idea!
Chris
x

Sarah Mabery said...

I love all the different elements you managed to work into this card. They all work great together. And that bird image is so cute. I love the oval floral die.

Sarah Mabery said...

Woo Hoo, I managed to get a card done for Rudolph Days. Now I'm up to a whopping 2 Christmas cards for this year.

Christine Harrop said...

What a super card Maureen. The image is really cute and the embellishments gorgeous. Hugs Christine xx

Greta said...

Such a cute card!