Wednesday, 24 June 2015

June Rudolph Days Challenge

Once again, it is time to enter your Christmas cards here at the Rudolph Days Challenge. You have until the last day of June to enter your Christmas card or Christmas themed project.

Here is a recap of the rules in case you are new to this challenge.

1. The Rudolph Days Challenge will start each month 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.
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.  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 this month has a vintage feel. I recently attended the garage sale at my local paper crafting shop. Crafters can rent a table in the parking lot and they rope off that area to foot traffic only. There was a plethora of cardmaking goodies all reasonably priced. I picked up several items and these stamped manila tags found their way into my shopping basket as well. The tag was a bit too long for my card, so I chopped off the top and used it like an image stamped on kraft! Matted it with  a snippet of red and distressed the edge with the side of a pair of scissors. As too often happens, one edge looked slimmer than the rest...so I matted it again, and tried to balance out the look of it.


A few snippets of snowflake DP, Prima brown chalk ink around the edges, some glitter, scattered red rhinestones, a sentiment and I called it done!

There is lots of glitter...here is a close up...


Recipe
Card Base and Envelope - from my stash
DP - snippets of unknown bits left over from 12x12 scrapbook pages
Card stock - snippets of red card from my stash
Stamp - Stampendous Snowy Postcard
Glitter - green, red, holographic, and white
Punch - Stampin Up
Sentiment - Rub on VOS

I am entering this card into the following challenges
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets

Here is our prize this month...a Hampton Arts Stamp and matching  Die.


I may not get round to visit you all the same day you link up here as I have a house full of company at the moment.  I will get round to visit and thank you for submitting your creations,it may just take me a day or two!

52 comments:

Kath said...

A great vintage card and the glitter is the perfect finishing touch.
Kath x

Jane Willis said...

Merry Christmas! Only six months to go......
Love your card - and I wish I could go to a garage sale like that! One crafter's tat is another crafter's treasure.
Jane

Kathleen said...

Love your glittery card and great colours.

Kath x

Whisper said...

Oooo it's look stunning in kraft and red, oooo i so love craft sales, glad you were able to get some goodies, Luv Sam x

SARN said...

Absolutely lovely Rudolph Day card. So vintage and so pretty.

Playing just for fun.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

KandA said...

Fabulous card, love the image xx

Eemeli said...

Beautiful vintage card. Love the sparkle effects. Will be adding my card tomorrow...

Hugs,
Eemeli

Di said...

Oh I love this Mo! One of my favourite stamps and you made such a lovely card. I'll be back to play tomorrow! Love the prize and would like to be in with a chance.

Hugs

Di xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Yay for Rudolph Day! Exactly 6 months from today until Christmas! I have my card made and just need to take a photo and make my blog post. Your vintage card is gorgeous! Love this vintage image! I'll be back to join in!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your card is so pretty, Maureen! Thank you for doing this challenge! I'm just playing for fun. Hugs, Darnell

Jean said...

Your card is beautiful, I love that stamp. The sparkly holly looks lovely too.
A great prize this month as well. I would love to be in the draw please.
Jean x

jimlynn said...

Absolutely stunning! WOW! SO beautiful. Love the vintage look on this. Sounds like the sale was a fun thing to go to also.
Lynn

mamapez5 said...

I love that stamp. I was going to buy it but my sister got it first so I decided against it - for now anyway! It works very well with the kraft backing and the glitter is just what it needed. A lovely card.
I´d love the chance to win the prize this month please. Kate x

sally said...

Lovely vintage card!

Sally

Carol said...

A gorgeous vintage make Maureen...and I had to laugh at you evening things up, we've probably all been there! Enjoy your company. Carol x

Liz said...

Super vintage style Christmas card. Love the stamp. xx

Sally H said...

Gorgeous cards, Mo! I love them. Great sparkle!

Brenda said...

Wow Mo, this is one beautiful vintage card! I so love this image and I love seeing how so many use it. You used it so beautifully! Sounds like a great and fun garage sale, you gotta love a good buy! Hugs, Brenda

Carol L said...

What a gorgeous vintage beauty of a postcard this is! I love the sparkly holly accents!

Carol L said...

Oops! I forgot to say I'm playing just for fun this month - thanks!

April said...

Very pretty. I have this stamp too and love it!

Brenda said...

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

Di said...

Told you I'd be back :-)

Hugs

Di xx

Kathyk said...

FAB makes from you, Maureen.

Just uploaded my make for this challenge

Kathyk

KandA said...

Forgot to say I'm only playing for fun this time xx

Kathy said...

Entering your Rudolf Day Challenge for the first time. Thank You, Kathy T

Whisper said...

Oh Mo, you sweetheart, thank you so much for letting me know, i hadn't linked up - i've had horrendous toothache and this morning i found out it was an abscess, hoping the anti-biotics kick it quickly, Luv Sam x

Sandy said...

Nice vintage card. Aren't craft sales like that wonderful?

brenda said...

I adore that stamp Mo and the lovely vintage feel of your card.

Hope you are well and the heat not getting you down too much.

B x

ionabunny said...

Lovely card Mo, thanks for a fun challenge. Hugz

Karen Petitt said...

Love your card Mo - that stamp is on my wish list! Thanks for another great challenge and inspiring us to create more Christmas cards. Yes please for the chance to win that gorgeous set too xx

Bożena Adamusińska said...

I greet all the participants of this beautiful play. Christmas is my beloved topic, so always happy to take part in these challenges.
Thank You,
Bozena

MaryH said...

Mo, great work with this gorgeous stamp. It looks lovely with the brightness of the red trim. TFS & Hugs

LesleyG said...

Love your vintagey card Mo, would love to go in the draw. I've no idea how difficult it is, but it would be really nice to have those thumbnail thingy's so we could see all those creations.....I try to visit everyone, but don't always make it.....just sayin', .......but you do a grand job Mo, I love this challenge, and have quite a stash now yipeee! xxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Maureen,
I had a senior moment this month and got all confused about the date.
So here I am a bit late,but better late than never hey. lol.
Your card looks wonderful, and I love the vintage look.
Fab design, and lovely sparkle.
Big hugs from my house to yours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Maureen, I love this image and what a gorgeous card you've made with it, the vintage sylish is fab, hugs Kate x

LesleyG said...

Certainly wouldn't want it to cost you, oh no! and even then only if it's not technical!.....some of these gadgets are far too complicated! xxx

Megan J said...

Gorgeous Card Mo! Thanks for the inspiration, I'm never to sure if my vintage inspired cards are all that great, yours is brilliant! Have a great day... Megan

dutchess said...

Hi Maureen....love that image!.....enjoy the weekend xxxxx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fantastic vintage style Christmas card, Mo, the sparkle is fabulous. Glad you made good findings at the Garage sale.

Have a great weekend, sweetie!

Love and hugs
Maarit

Elizabeth said...

Great vintage card, Maureen. The stamp image is one of my favourites so it is lovely to see it again. Elizabeth xx

Joan said...

Lovely card with one of favourite stamps, lots of lovely sparkle too

Sarah Mabery said...

A lovely vintage card. I really like the addition of all the sparkle. The stamp is beautiful.

Craftychris said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love that image! xxx

Dragon said...

Lovely atmospheric snow scenes

Hettie said...

Made it! Just....!! Phew!
Hugs
xx

Donna said...

Lovely Christmas card! I am thankful for getting some Christmas cards done ahead of time. Thanks for the wonderful fun!

Bonnie said...

I'd meant to link up on Monday and just now remember. Sorry I'm almost too late! Love your postcard Christmas card! I love that image! A lovely prize, but I'm just playing for fun :)

Sarah Mabery said...

I managed to get my card done and posted just in time.

Tracy said...

Your card is beautiful.
I love the vintage look to it..so pretty.

Pia S said...

You have created such a beautiful vintage wintery scene for this card, I love the effect of the glitter for some sparkle, I always like a but of sparkle on Christmas cards.
I'm back from holiday, so will be checking in more regularly again from now on:)

butterfly said...

What a gorgeous vintage card - love that image and you've done it proud here.
Alison xx