Sunday, 25 September 2016

September Rudolph Days Challenge

It  is time for the September Rudolph Days Challenge. Take a quick peek at the rules if you please...

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 designers have been very busy making sure you have lots of creative inspiration. In no particular order we have....

KandA @ KandA Creative Moments has made this pretty card with such a sweet image. The non traditional blue colours are so lovely!  


Jenny @ Cardsarus has made a  stunning decoupaged card. I like the pretty felt holly leaves and the bold traditional colours!


Greta @ GG Creations has made us two beautiful cards with some lovely sparkle bits. One card is distressed and inky and the other is not...hard to pick a fave!




 Pat @ Colourful Card Creations  has made this pretty tree fold card. I look forward to reading all about how to make it on her blog! The embossed trees and sentiment are so lovely.




My card was made with a poinsettia decoupage kit I picked up at a recent garage sales. All the pieces were precut and sitting in a plastic bag. I have no idea of the manufacturer. Sorry!

The background paper is Bazill Basics Snow Storm and the brown stripey paper border is Echo Park Chocolate Dots and Stripes. This was a quick and easy card to make. I just assembled the precut image pieces and gave them a generous coat of Stardust Stickles.  Once finished, it felt a wee bit flimsy. I cut a card stock backing paper to the same size as the image, and used a double sided adhesive sheet to affix the two pieces together.

Since the image was so large for my card size,  I  inked the edges with a brown Momento ink, rather than matting it. I cut into a NBUS sheet of Bazill Basics Snow Storm kraft design paper and the brown stripey border piece is Echo Park Chocolate Dots and Stripes..

A generous coating of Stardust stickles over the various image layers finished off this card off, quite nicely. I am happy with the final result and hope you feel the same.



The prize this month is a choice of his Memory Box Small Pine Branch die

or a Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Christmas 3 stamp set



43 comments:

Liz said...

Great inspiration from you and the design team, Maureen. I've visited Pat and Greta's blogs too, two more gorgeous cards!
Hope you've had a fabulous time on your cruise. xx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

A wonderful decoupaged image Maureen, it's a lovely vintage style Christmas card, I especially like the snowy feeling as a contrast to the delicate Poinsettia. I'll pay the fabby designers a visit too.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah Mo enjoy your cruise do!
And keep well for it too, pray so... and thanks for all your great work in keeping this challenge rolling, even when you are away.
All lovely work by the DT team too, as well as your dear self.. of too peek some more,
Shaz.x

dutchess said...

Hi Maureen love the inspiration and having fun joining in! xxx

Sandra H said...

Wow l just love all the cards they are so inspiring x

Sally H said...

Gorgeous DT cards! Enjoy your Alaskan cruise!

Jenny L said...

Hi Maureen,
what a lovely card you have designed.
Those poinsettias are so very pretty in that beautiful basket.
I won't leave a comment about my other GD creations as I have visited them at their blogs and done that.
Love and big hugs from my house to yours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Barb said...

Great inspirational cards from the Design Team. Thanks for another Rudolph Day Challenge Mo. Barbxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Very beautiful inspirations from the Dt ladies, and your decoupage cardlooks so lovely!! Very pretty sparkling poinsettias and love the neutral background!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Such lovely creations and enjoy your trip!!
Cheers
Dr Sonia

cuilliesocks said...

Wonderful DT inspiration, so many different styles to inspire, Kate x

Lady Joyful said...

Great inspiration from the DT! And what a fabulous prize choice :)

Susan Renshaw said...

It's ages since I made a christmas card during the last week of the month! Good to back here in Rudolph Days!

mamapez5 said...

Lots of lovely cards for inspiration. I have the raggedly angel stamp. She is so adorable. Your decoupage poinsettias came together very well. I like the choice of brown background, and the touch of sparkle that I like to see on my Christmas cards. You can't a beat a bit of bling at Christmas! Kate x

Greta said...

Gorgeous classic card, Maureen! I love inking edges instead of adding a mat & it works perfectly here! My fellow teammates have made a lovely assortment of cards--great variety to inspire everyone!

Linby said...

Wonderful Dt makes and of course your card is lovely too Mo. Hope you are enjoying your cruise. L x

Joan said...

Lovely cards from the design team

Pat said...

I love your basket of poinsettias with their pretty sparkle Mo and the brown toned backing papers work beautifully. x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Oh it's Rudolph Days again! Where did the month go? I'll definitely be back to join in! I enjoyed looking at your team's cards - all so beautiful! And your poinsettia decoupage is gorgeous! Love the prizes - please count me in! Thanks so much, Mo! I'll be back!

Megan J said...

Hi Mo and the lovely ladies of designers, Thank you for all the inspiration... have a great week... Megan

KandA said...

Hi Maureen, that really is a fabulous basket of Poinsettias and looks super with the inked edges xx

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Morning just popped over from Di and Pixies Crafty workshop and thought I must have a go on your challenge. Crafty hugs x

Sue - said...

Great inspiration!

Erika said...

Hi Mo hope this finds you well?
Thanks for the challenge. Your poinsettia basket is beautiful.

Hugs Erika. x

Bożena Adamusińska said...

I love this play together. Thank you for organizing it every month. Thank you to the ladies of the design team for the beautiful inspiration.
hugs,
BozenA

Kathleen said...

Some really fabulous cards by you and the Design Team and some really stunning entries this month.
Playing for fun.

Kath x

Jean said...

Lovely poinsettia card, I like all the sparkle and the brown backing papers work well too.
Jean x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Mo,
I thought I'd left a comment but just in case I hadn't will do do now, hope and pray your hols are great rest for you. Love your card well done indeed! Happy Rudolph day.
Shaz in Oz.x

Bad Kitty said...

wonderful cards from team!

Carol L said...

You and your DT have given us some wonderful cards and inspiration this week - wow!! I'll be back to comment in a while. Yes please to the stamps - and thanks for a great challenge to help me get my Christmas cards finished in time!

Donna said...

Gorgeous inspiration from all of you! Really got me inspired to move faster on Christmas! :)

Carol L said...

Mo, your card is beautifully put together and I love all the sparkle and shimmer! It's framed perfectly and will WOW the recipient when it's opened! GORGEOUS!

ionabunny said...

Yay! Jingle all the way. Fun playing along. Hugz

Whisper said...

Oooo what a gorgeous collection of cards from the design team and i'm loving your gorgeous poinsetta card too, luv Sam x

Judith said...

gorgeous inspiration! - roll on Christmas x

Sandy said...

What a lovely array of inspiration cards.

Swissie said...

Thank you for your inspiration!
Swissie Xx

Tina Z. said...

Great inspirations from the design team!

MaryH said...

WOW! What gorgeous cards by the DT, and yourself. The decoupage set was a real find, made a lovely card, and it looks very much like an old PSX stamp that I have with a basket of poinsettias. Love how you've added the vintage distressing at the edges of the motif, and of course the perfect kraft & snowflakes behind the basket. It's perfectly themed for Christmas! TFS & Hugs.

Karenladd said...

Today is chilly and breezy so was the perfect inspiration to make a Christmas card. Love your beautiful festive cards from the DT!

Robyn Oliver said...

A lovely selections of cards to inspire us from you and the DT - I do like Pats triangle shaped card, something different

Valerija said...

Hi Maureen, I have made a new card for your challenge with just 10 challenges in total.
Can you please delete my first card?
Thank you.
Valerija xx

Margaret said...

Just scrapped in. Lovely DT cards
Margaret M