Tuesday, 25 August 2015

August Rudolph Days Challenge

This past month has flown by. It is hard to believe it is once again time for my Rudolph Days Challenge. You have until August 31st to submit 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 guest designer this month is our July Rudolph Days Winner, Helen of  Helen's Craft Haven.

I feel honoured that Helen chose to use the Merry Christmas Memory Box die that she won here. It looks so pretty cut from the white card...looks just like a snowbank. Her winter scene is made to look even more realistic with that pretty tree die. Hope you will pop over and visit Helen, as she has so many lovely cards on her blog!


My card this month is quite simple. I also used the Memory Box Grand Merry Christmas Script die. I used some snippets of Bazzil Ballet hot pink card. There is a faint pattern of teensy hearts on this card...it is very hard to see but you will have to trust me!


I tried a variety of DP and card behind this die and the only one I liked was this black card. Hope it does not look too stark. I added a large white poinsettia and a few Martha Stewart leafy punch shapes in green and metallic silver. It still seemed too stark so I placed some pink rhinestones here and there to look like twinkling stars, or maybe pink snowflakes! Took a couple of extra pink rhinestones and tucked them around the existing pearls in the flower center.

I am looking forward to seeing your entries and wish you all good luck in the draw. This months prize is this Memory Box Holly Leaves Die.


56 comments:

Jenny L said...

Hi Maureen,
oooooooooo! I'm first again.
wonderful cards from you and your guest designer.
It just shows how you can use the the same die in such different ways.
Love the very different colour ways, and your fab poinsettia on yours.
I also love that fab scene Helen has made too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Kath said...

Fabulous cards from both of you - it's hard to believe this is the eighth Rudolph Day this year!
Kath x

Jenny L said...

Hi Maureen,
forgot to say thank you so much for all your hard work involved with this wonderful challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Di said...

Fabulous cards there Mo, and a lovely holly die to win!

Hugs

Di xx

SARN said...

Morning Mo . . . WOW - am loving your pretty die cut Rudolph Day cards. Simply lovely.

I'm playing along just for fun thanks.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Linby said...

Lovely card Mo - those rhinestones do look like stars! Helen made a great card with the die too - love the snow bank.

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Mo, gorgeous card, I love the simplicity of it, and the colours are gorgeous, hugs Kate x

Carol L said...

You and Helen both made such pretty cards with that Christmas Script die! I don't know which color I prefer, but they're both beautiful! I love the contrast on each one with the 2 different colors! Well done!

Annie said...

where has August gone! Rudolph days already .. .. soon by December!
hugs, annie x

Eemeli said...

Beautiful cards. Love the simple looks.

Hugs,
Eemeli

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful cards! Love the die you used! I'll be back to play along this week! Thank you for another Rudoloph Day! The prize looks fab!

Jane Willis said...

Happy Rudolph Day! I love how you've both used the same die to create such different and gorgeous cards
Jane

sally said...

Pretty cards! Can't believe there are only 3 more Rudolph days to participate in!!!

Sally

Kathleen said...

Two fabulous cards Ladies and funny that you should both use the same die.

Kath x

Carol said...

Two beautiful cards, great inspiration. Carol x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Thank you, Maureen! I love the cards that you and Helen made! It's always so interesting to see the same image or die or e/f used in different ways! Hugs, Darnell

Helen said...

Love your card Maureen - can't believe how different we've made that die cut look!
Thanks so much for having me guest design!
Helen x

Sally H said...

Wonderful cards, Mo! I really love them both

ionabunny said...

Hello, hello and Happy Rudolf Days to you all. So glad I could join the fun. Hugz

Pia S said...

What a great showcase of a previous month's fab prize! Helen's cards look so peaceful and wintery, while yours are beautifully elegant and sparkly. Great job, both of you!

Anonymous said...

both are beautiful holiday cards!

Hettie said...

Gorgeous cards with that die Mo. Very pretty.
Hugs
xx

Jean said...

Two lovely inspiration cards, i love both of them. The Merry Christmas die is fab.
Jean x

mamapez5 said...

I love your card, and Helen´s. Two very different results from one lovely die.
Kate x

Joan said...

Two lovely cards

Kathyk said...

Just uploaded mine .... love your sample this month

Kathyk

cotnob said...

Gorgeous cards by you and Helen Mo, thank you for the inspiration and challenge.
Pauline
x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Well I've managed to make it for the second time. I'm hoping to keep this up as it will add to my small but growing pile of cards ready for Christmas. I love the cards made woth the momory box die.

Sue xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

I thought I already commented but I don't see it, so I will leave another one. Your cards are beautiful! I like the dies you used! Thank you for another Rudolph Day - I just linked up!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Congrats to Helen for being your guest designer - beautiful card! At first glance I thought they were both your cards! Should read before I post my comment hehe!

LesleyG said...

Lovely cards as usual! Happy Rudolph Day! xxx

Mary said...

Gorgeous cards missy. I love the blue card. Maybe because it's so hot here the blue color looks so cool! Happy Rudolph Days and Hugs from Mary Mac #30

Craftychris said...

Both cards are absolutely gorgeous! xxx

Greta said...

Both of you made beautiful cards! Wonderful prize this month--glad I got a card made!

dutchess said...


hi Maureen....loving the challenge! xxxx

meg said...

Beautiful cards.

Barb said...

Two lovely cards Mo from both you and Helen. Although you have both used the same die isn't it interesting how different they look. Thank you for the challenge. I'm very pleased to be included.Barb xx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Maureen, two lovely cards this month - love that die. I have a niece who would be absolutely delighted if snowflakes were pink ... she thinks pink! The holly die is going to be a very happy win for someone :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Jane said...

I've just found you via Pixie's blog...another fun blog here which I am delighted to join. Your cards are stunning.I hope to join your challenge next month when I must make a start on my Christmas cards. Crafty hugs xx

valerija said...

Hi Maureen!
Beautiful cards from both of you and wonderful prize this month again.
Valerija xxx

Donna said...

Wonderful cards! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Robyn Oliver said...

Super die and lovely cards ladies, great to play along and add another card to my Christmas card stash

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wonderful cards both of them, Mo, and so pleased can finally join again, phew!! Thanks for carrying this on so faithfully ...
....and love the MB die too, wonderful share, Shaz in oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oops, just saw it is one entry per person, sorry didn't realise, will delete one if I can...
.. nope there's no x to delete ...
...will you please Mo??? Thanks :) sorry to be a bother!!!

Kathy said...

Two very nice cards again this month. Thanks for the prize in June. It was fun to use it for my card this month.

Bonnie said...

What lovely inspiration cards! Love all that sparkle, Maureen! Thanks for the challenge!

KandA said...

Both are fabulous cards using the same 'merry christmas' die xx

Heidi Stamps said...

Very pretty cards! What a nice die! Thanks so much for hosting!

brenda said...

Made it in time !!

Rather like the font on that MB die, I have the original one but like the more flourishy variety.

B x

jimlynn said...

Wonderful inspiration cards for Christmas! Always a fun challenge and I'm so glad I'm able to enter this month.
Lynn

Karen Petitt said...

Gorgeous cards! Thanks for another fab challenge Mo, hope you are keeping well hun Karen x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That is quite a lovely die. I like we can see it in both a soft muted traditional winter/Christmas color and in a snazzy non-traditional one. Both are fun cards! And lookie! I made a Christmas card!

Jan Frances said...

By the skin of my teeth eh!!
Two lovely cards and how different they look when using different colours xx

MaryH said...

Hi Maureen, Love both these colorful cards using that fantastic MB die. Amazing how the different colors & treatments on each card can make this die so versatile. Once again, thanks for the hostessing duties to keep this Rudy Day going along. Big hugs & TFS

Megan J said...

Gorgeous Cards, thank you for the inspiration! Have a fantastic week... Megan

Sassy Raggedy said...

Sorry I am so late commenting. I think your card as well as your guest designers are both wonderful...Awesome Christmas Cards. Hugs, joann