Friday 25 September 2015

September 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 September 30th 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.

I had fun making this layered Christmas card. This is another card that really raided my on hand stash.

The grey snowflake DP is the only newish item.  The rest are leftover bits and bobs from past creations.  I rounded one corner of the  4 squares of red  and white poinsettia Wild Rose Studio, Festive Wishes  DP and arranged them to highlight the Stampendous Christmas Owl image. Coloured the image with copics and stamped a second owl to fussy cut and pop forward for an extra layer.  I added a bit of Star Dust stickles to the front of the toque...just a bit of shimmer! I also outlined the image details with a Sakura Jelly Roll pen. It gave everything a nice shimmery detailing.

I chose the lime green colour for the toque stripes as I knew I had some limey green embellishments I wanted to use up.  Added the last three lime green felt snowflakes from my stash...felt good to use the last of these. The chipboard sentiment is from my random sentiment bits drawer and was chosen strictly for the green colour! lol

The flowers are K & Co Mod Holiday Felts and I was pleased that they balanced and tied the lime green in as well. All in all, there are 6 layers of paper on my card and 8 layers of felt in total. A truly fun card to make!

Here is the photo of the September prize . A Memory Box Merry Ornament Die.

In honour of the spirit of the Rudolph Days Challenge I am having a second prize this month. I have mentioned in the past about how I love the unique way this challenge inspires the entrants to participate. This has never been a drop a card and run challenge. Instead, this has always been a place where entrants visit each other, leave comments and friendships are born. I met many of my followers here!

To encourage the continued leaving of comments, I am offering a Memory Box Dazzling Snowflake Die. After you enter your Xmas card or project,  just leave at least comments on at least 10 other entries (including mine) to be entered in this second prize draw. Mention in a comment that you have done so and would like entered for both prize draws.

I am entering this card in the following chllenges:
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets

Here is the linky to the September Rudolph Days Challenge. I am looking forward to seeing your entries and wish you all good luck in the draw.


Di said...

Hi there Mo!!

Tsk, I thought I might have been first to link! KathyK was on the ball, as usual :) Looking forward to seeing your card - but don't stress about it - the fact that RD pushes us to make Christmas cards all year round is such a great thing in itself!


Di xx

LesleyG said...

Good luck with your computer, but don't fret, as you can see, we are happy to join in regardless!!! :) xxx

Jane Willis said...

Merry Christmas! Hope you can get your photos sorted soon. I have just upgraded to Windows 10 and find the photo handling much better, especially when I'm adding pics from my camera.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Can't believe that I made this challenge three months on the trot now, I won't make next month's though as I shall be away on my holiday.

Sue xx

Whisper said...

Aaaah bless you, you need your daughter to sort computer problems out, i need Alan ;-) x

Luv Sam x

Jenny L said...

Hi Maureen,
so sorry to hear about your computer probs.
I too have been having probs with mine as it is getting quite old just like me.
At first I thought it was the Internet, till my tech person aka hubby said no it's your computer, and as I use a iMac I need a rather large windfall to replace it.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

ike said...

Oh, shame about your photos mucking about - very frustrating. !!! I hope you little Techy can fix that for you :-)

IKE xxxxxxxxxxx

Sarn said...

Hi Mo

HAPPY RUDOLPH DAY to you. Wahoo, you managed to get the pictures sorted.

Lovely dies on offer, but am playing just for fun thank you.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Maureen,
oooooo! got it to work okay good.
Wonderful card, and such a great example for the Rudolf challenge.
I love that cute Christmas owl, and your papers used are fab.
great design too.
Thank you for all your hard work involved with this great challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Twinks Stamping said...

Loving your cute little christmas owl and what a great way to use up your stash! Have a lovely day xx Jan xx

Sally H said...

Gorgeous card, Mo and fab prizes too. Happy Rudolf day!

Annie said...

cute card! and computers are a pain .. .. hope you get sorted soon!
hugs, annie x

cotnob said...

A fabulous Christmas card Maureen, such a cute owl and pretty colours.
Have a lovely weekend.

Kathleen said...

Really lovely card, love the cute owl and great papers and layout.
I always comment on all the entries, unless there is a problem with the comment form but I do not want to be included for the draw as I do have the snowflake die. Thanks very much.

Kath x

Jean said...

I like your cute owl and the festive papers and embellishments you used.
I have made a card this afternoon but I can't seem to get the photos from my camera onto the computer tonight. It's usually dead easy, but I have just upgraded to windows 10 so that may be why. I hope I can sort it out in the next few days and post my card.
Jean x

Sandy said...

Your Christmas owl is very cute.
I've visited around to comment, and there are some very pretty cards out there this time.
I'm in for both draws.

McCrafty's Cards said...

wonderful card Mo, I love the sweet owl
Kevin xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Thank you for another fun Rudolph Day! I will be back here on Sunday to enter my card - it's all ready for a change! Thank you for the awesome prizes! I just went around and did some commenting - I think I did more than 10 hehe. In hindsight, I probably should have waited until I linked up my card but oh well, I needed some Rudolph Day inspiration tonight! So please count me in for both prizes!

Jane Willis said...

I'm back to check out your pictures, good to see you've got them up now! Your card is gorgeous, and I'm sure I have a cheeky sentiment that would work well with that sweet owl - he has such a naughty look on his face! I've commented on all the entries so far and will pop back to check out any new ones later in the week

Tanja said...

just linked up my stitched star

Pia S said...

Time flies, it really does.... I love owls, it seems I can never get tired of them.. It must be their cuteness and how they seem to work for both males and females of any age. This feels so traditionally Christmasy, really sweet.

Carol L said...

Ohhhh, that's such a cute little Christmas owl, and I love all the shimmer you added, as well as those tiny green snowflakes :)

I'm playing just for fun this month as I already own one of those beautiful dies, but thanks for having this fun challenge!

ike said...

Ooooh - that is such a cute little Owl. !! :-) What a lovely card xxxxxxxxxxxxx

ionabunny said...

Wey hey, happy Rudolf Days everyone. Love your cute owl. I have commented on the 5 entries before me in the link and will pop back and comment on the 5 after me, so will have left at least 11 (including you) little bits of love around blogland. I may also stumble across entries on blogs I regularly visit. Thanks for the extra incentive to comment. I have visited some new people and seen some lovely creations I may have missed. Will check out more if time permits. Hugz

jimlynn said...

So fun and cute! A wonderful card for the holidays.

Sarn said...

Came back to see your Rudolph Day card Mo.

Hee hee . . . it's such a cute festive owl. Lovely.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

mamapez5 said...

I love your happy little owl with his Christmas tree, and the red BP. Thanks for the lovely die and offer of the extra one. I have commented on most of the entries and will try to get the rest tomorrow. Kate x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo Mo, wonderful card there such a cute image .. love it ...
In haste now so no time for ten other comments may make it back if i do will let you know . I do try but its very hard to keep up with things..
Shaz in oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Darnell said...

Your card is adorable, Maureen! Thank you for continuing this wonderful challenge for a gallery of holiday inspiration!! I'm playing just for fun! Hugs, Darnell

Eve said...

Hi Maureen
I love your cute and fun Christmas card with all of its added dimension - very clever!
I hope that you have got your computer problems sorted out ... I know what a pain that is after my headache with mine a while ago - the sledge hammer was at the ready!!! LOL!!
I'm just playing for fun thank you.
Eve xx

KandA said...

Super christmas card Maureen and I love the image. I usually end up in such a tizz that I only pop over to have a quick look at the other entries but will start leaving comments as well so would love to go in the hat for both prizes xx

Kath said...

A fab card and I would love a chance of winning one of your prizes - I've commented on loads of the entries!
Kath x

Eemeli said...

Your card is such a cutie. Thanks for keeping up this wonderful challenge. I don't have my card ready yet but I promise to have it linked here before the end of this month.

Both prizes look something that I'd fancy to win so I am off now to see what has been linked for the challenge and will leave comments on my way (probably won't stop after


ionabunny said...

Ok, 10+ comments. Fun to see all the xmas inspiration. Will probably be back again to visit some more. Hugz

Sue - said...

Cute card! Love both the dies too will try really hard to get round to commenting!

Bo┼╝enA said...

Darnell Thank you for reminding me about this beautiful blog and festive challenge :-). I love Rudolph the day since the first time on niedo missed. Thank you.

MaryH said...

Maureen, it's always a treat to see what you've created with your bits and pieces. It's always colorful, fun & happy, and this one is no exception. Love the lime green with the red, the texture of the felt flower and most of all - that cute owl with his little tree. The gray snowflake paper works great with the red & lime green. Hope the hands are feeling better. TFS & Hugs.

Valerija said...

Hi, Maureen!
Wonderful card , I like the owl and designer paper background .
I have commented more than 10 entries .
I want to be in the draw for both prizes . Thank you for the opportunity .
Hugs, Valerija
hugs ,

Dr Sonia S V said...

Your card looks fabulous in the festive colors. Love the concept of commenting on other blogs...I love it .It helps foster friendships and takes the spirit of blogging forward.
Off to visit more blogs
Your new follower
Dr Sonia

Dr Sonia S V said...

Had super fun commenting on the super talented ladies who have entered your Challenge ..I did follow quite a few blogs too...Am so glad I found your Challenge blog! And yes I hope to qualify for the yummy prize too even though just being able to make new blogger friends is a fantastic prize in itself!!
Dr Sonia

Joan said...

Cute owl and a sweet card. Trying to comment on at least ten entries but blogger is thwarting me at every turn!

Whisper said...

Oooo what a great owl and i'm loving the colour combo - i only have 1 Xmas owl image and i must hunt it out and use it.

What an awe inspiring idea Maureen for us the participants in the challenge leave 10 comments, as so many challenges these days don't seem to leave messages at all - i have done my 10 and so loved doing it, Luv Sam x

Linby said...

Hi Mo, I love your card - glad you got the techy stuff working so we could all see it. I've also been on blogs commenting - good idea of yours, made me do what I should be doing more of!
Lynn x

Bonnie said...

Love your jolly penguin and all the shimmer! Amazing use of "bits and bobs"! I would love to be entered in the draws. I wish I had time to visit all the entrants as their cards are amazing.

April said...

Super cute! Love it!

Jean said...

Hi Mo, thank you for offering to help me enter this month, bu as you will see I managed to take a photo,of sorts, with my phone and have entered my post and visited 10+ blogs to comment.
Jean x

Barb said...

Hello Mo, I love your little penguin card. It's a really cheery card. I'm delighted to be taking part again and now going to enjoy visiting other entrants. Barbxx

Sally H said...

Just a quicky to let you know I have made 10+comments too. Thanks for the chance to win x

Elizabeth said...

Love that cute owl on your fab card, Mo. You are doing well with your on hand stash ... much the same as I'm having to manage at the moment. Will be so glad when I can get back to normal in my craft room but I'm still sorting out the stash I've accumulated - like a squirrel and it's nuts :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Liz said...

Gorgeous Christmas card - such an adorable little owl. Great idea to encourage everyone to comment more on blogs. I've comment on 10+ cards, but as I've already got the Snowflake die, please add my name to the list just for the Memory Box Merry Ornament Die. Thanks for the chance to win. xx

Mrs A. said...

Just made it in time though not a card. Love yours. Hugs Mrs A.

JennyH said...

My first Christmas card for the year, thanks for the nudge, off to see what everyone else has done : )

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi ScrappyMo,
I am back to say no thanks to merry die. Don't think I commented on ten blogs not really sure, kinda didn't count, so will no thanks to it too. Thanks for the challenge though.
Great encouragement and was pleased at the way we commented more on one another's work from this one challenge.
Well done dear friend,
Shaz in Oz.x

Craftychris said...

Yay! I managed to enter mine! Wonder inspiration cards here too, love them! Yes please to the prize if I am lucky! xxx

Craftychris said...

I think I am going mad! Its one card and its yours and its so cute and awesome - I love it! xxx

Craftychris said...

Its Craftychris again! I have commented on ten so far and will comment on more later - would like to be entered in both prize draws please! You are so generous! Thank you for the chance! xxx