Wednesday 25 May 2016

May Rudolph Days Challenge

Once again it is time for the Rudolph Days Challenge. You have until midnight May 31th PST to enter your Christmas card or Christmas project.

Here are the rules for your perusal

1. The Rudolph Days Challenge will start each month on the 25th, and will close at midnight PST, 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.

Our design team have made some beautiful Christmas cards for your inspiration. If you have a spare moment, pop by their blogs for a visit. I guarantee you will not be disappointed.

Kathy Kirby at Purple Princess Diaries has made this gorgeous sparkling card.

Berina at Moxie Craftie Blog has combined stunning gilded embossing with beautiful stamped holly leaves.

Sam @ Whispers Cards had made this delightful swing card with adorable Penny Black hedgies.

Jane at Onions and Paper Blog has made this non traditional coloured card with a lovely Christmas greeting on the banner.

For my card this month, I have made another card  frommy Wellington Bear card kit. This image is not a decoupage...just a stand alone image of this cutie patootie bear!

Here is a peek at the inside of this card...

The script border is part of the image and so I simply used a snippet of red card to make a mat for it and mounted it an a background made up of three snippets of DP from that same Wellington kit package. I mounted the three DP onto a snippet of fairly thin white card  and then embossed that finished background mat with a Diamond design EF, using my Big Shot. That diamond pattern gives a sort of quilted look to my card background. Best of all, that embossing qualifies me to enter the Cuttlebug Mania Challenge were the theme is embossing.

I placed all those layers onto another larger snippet of red card which I then placed onto a scalloped 6 inch square card. 6 inch cards are hard to get locally, so this is from a precious package I brought home from England a few years ago.

I finished off with snippets of a silvery glittered Memory Box Snowflake border die.  A few gems in various sizes and this card was finished! Using up those snippets qualifies me to enter Di's challenge at  Pixies Crafty Workshop  where the theme is use snippets!

Good luck in the prize draw. The Rudolph Days Challenge  prize this month is a choice between this Evergreen Holiday Inkadinkadoo stamp

 or this Memory Box Twilight Snowflakes die.


Kathyk said...

Fab cards you, Mo, and from my fellow teamies. Looking forward to seeing the entries


Valerija said...

Wonderful cards by you Maureen and by DT.
Happy Rudolph Days to all!
Valerija xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Maureen,
brilliant DT makes.
They are all so very different and great designs.
Your card is super also.
Wonderful image, design, and such lovely corner pieces as well.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Mo.... Wow!!!! What a stunning collection of cards ... Such clever creations by the DT and oh I love both prizes, they're both wonderful and very very generous. Been meaning to get some snowflake dies sometime..but any Joy stamp grabs me too.
Was going to use my MB die but didn't have time to make a new creation upcycling is so much quicker. :) better these than none.
Thanks for the inspiration,
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Carol L said...

Thanks for all of the wonderful inspiration with these great cards! Thanks too for another challenge that allows me to add to my Christmas card stash with plenty of time to spare!

Whisper said...

Oooo what a super card hun and such gorgeous detail too.

I'm loving all the other cards my teamies have made too.

Thanks for letting me be part of such a super Challenge, i have enjoyed over minute.

And just to let anybody know, that after today i'm on holiday and i will not be able to leave you a comment till the 6th June, Luv Sam x

Darnell said...

Ladies, your cards are outstanding!! So much inspiration! I'm playing just for fun, Maureen. Thank you! Hugs, Darnell

MaryH said...

WOW, some awesome inspiration here awready! Mo, love this darling puppy in all his red trim. Love the text background, as well as the sparkle of the snowflakes. TFS & hope Life things are improving a bit. Hugs

Liz said...

Brilliant cards from you and all your design team this month, Maureen. So much inspiration. xx

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful creations, everyone!!
Moxie Craftie

Tina Z. said...

really amazing inspirations!

Kathleen said...

Lovely cards Ladies and I am playing for fun.
Thank you.

Kath x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Wonderful cards by Mo and the DT. Thank you for all of your hard work and for the inspiration :) X

Barb said...

Beautiful cards from the Design Team. Thank you for another great challenge. Barbxx

Sandra H said...

Beautiful cards by all Dt's as alwasy and so inspiring playing for fun only xx

Sandra H said...

Hi had a bit of a blimp with Number 16 Scrappymo can you delete it many thanks Sandra H xx

Greta said...

Oh wow--what a great variety of cards! I love every one of these & such lovely prize choices!

Di said...

What a lovely array of cards Mo - each one is just fabulous! Happy Rudolph Days :)


Di xx

Pat said...

Some great inspiration here Mo with yours and the DT's wonderful cards. I love your Wellington Bear, he's so cute and the inside is as beautiful as the outside, and the snowflake corners are so pretty. x

Linby said...

Wonderful cards from everyone. Happy Rudolph Day!

LesleyG said...

Lovely designs here Mo, thanks for sharing xxx

Megan J said...

Hi Mo, another wonderful selection of Christmas cards all are wonderful for many different reasons, the bear is so cute love the inside too, have a wonderful week... Megan

brenda said...

Super cards from one and all.

B x

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

I am working on a card for this challenge, but it isn't coming together yet. I am glad I have a couple more days. I really like the designer cards!

Sally H said...

Gorgeous inspiration, Mo! Thanks for the chance to win

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Very inspirational cards Mo, they are gorgeous!

BożenA said...

I'm very sorry, but my entry at number 34 is a mistake. I had a problem with posting the correct link. Please remove this input and leave the position of No. 35. I'm sorry for the trouble.

BożenA said...

Beautiful card prepared by a team of designers. I am glad that this month I managed to join in the fun. hugs,

cotnob said...

Fabulous DT inspiration - thank you for another great challenge Mo.

Craftychris said...

Fabulous inspirations cards! I have joined in just in time! xxx

Pia S said...

Here are plenty of ideas for those struggling making Christmas cards well in advance. My summer holidays are soon coming up and will be taking a few weeks blogging break from mid June and lots need to be prepared before this, so sorry I'm not able to join this time around.

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

I got something done just barely in time! I hope to be around to praise all the other entries soon!

Marie Bingaman said...

Got mine in under the wire too! :)