Wednesday, 25 January 2017

January, 2017 Rudolph Days Challenge

Welcome to the start of a new year creating our Christmas cards and Christmas themed projects, year round. This takes the pressure off finding time to make them at the last minute! The Christmas season is busy enough without making it more so with needing to carve out time for creating cards and gifts.

The Rudolph Days Challenge runs from the 25th of each month and runs till midnight on the last day of that month. You can submit any Christmas themed card, tag, or project. I always look forward to viewing your creations and I have had fun shopping for the prizes for this year!

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.

It is a new year and as alway, new years bring new changes. I am pleased to announce the Rudolph Days Challenge Design Team for 2017.

This year, I took all last years design team members names and placed them in a hat. I then drew out 4 names to make up this years team.  The 2017 Rudolph Days Challenge Design Team members are:

Team A:  Jenny L of Cardsarus  Jenny has had a pretty, country Christmas scene. I like the non traditional colours and the eye catching image.


Sam/Whisper of Whispers Cards  Sam has made this adorable slider card. I have not made one of those in years and now I so want to try one again!




Team B is made up of Linda @ Snails Space and Dr Sonia of Cards, Crafts, Kid's Projects 
They will be designing every other month of 2017.

Because we do not run our challenge in December, we have the added bonus that some of our 2016 design team finish up their year this month! So this is a month packed with inspiration!

Gloria Lee @  Gloria's Craft Room  has made this wonderful watercoloured snowflake card. I love the fresh feel of these gorgeous colours.


Donna @ Indiana Inking. has made this adorable fairy card with such a pretty embossed background..


Shaz @ Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz     has made this beautiful embossed snowflake die card. Check her blog for the details of how she made this pretty card.

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I wish to heartily thank all the members of my 2016 Design Team.  These ladies were a godsend. They were reliable, helpful, and always on time with their commitments. If there is anyone looking for design team members, I strongly recommend them!

As this is such a long post this month, I will go straight to the prizes. This year I will always offer a choice of a stamp or a die.  That way, anyone who does not use a Big Shot or Cuttlebug will still have a choice of a prize!  Best of all, we will have an extra prize this month. Just a little something extra to make you want to drag out your Christmas supplies!

First winner has a choice of this Memory Box, Reindeer Scalloped Circle Frame die


or this Wild Rose Studio, Penguin With Present stamp


Second winner will receive this  Hampton Art 6 piece stamp and tag die set



or this Stampendous, Snowman with Tree stamp




51 comments:

Eemeli said...

Beautiful and inspirational makes from the new DT ladies. I must say you are spoiling us with all the gorgeous prizes there are for grabs. I will be working my a*s off and try to craft something for the challenge for sure (hopefully I am in crafting-mood this weekend and the weather is suitable for taking good photos of the make).

Hugs,
Eemeli

mamapez5 said...

Beautiful DT cards to start the new year, and lots of lovely prizes to choose from too. Here's to another great year of Christmas card making! Kate x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Brilliant work dear Mo, thank you so much for faithfully running this each month for us.. glad I could add the Dec '16 GDT post here .. mind you only finished it today as you know.
The GDT have done a great job in their choce well done, ladies.
Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Jane Willis said...

Happy New Year! Lots of lovely inspiration for us here.
Jane

SARN said...

All the design team cards are wonderful. Happy Rudolph Day!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

dutchess said...

happy Rudolph day everyone xxxxx

Jane said...

What beautiful DT cards...happy crafting xxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Beautiful inspiration from the DT for the first of the New Year Rudolph Days Challenge.

Sue xx

Sandra H said...

Wow so inspring what a showcase! and a good start to the new years challenges xx

ionabunny said...

Yeah, Happy New Year. Rudolf Days are back again. Lovely inspiration from the team. Back soon with a little christmas something. Hugz

Donna said...

Wonderful inspiration from all the design team. Thank you Maureen for the chance to be a guest designer. It's been so fun and I've enjoyed it immensely.

Heidi Stamps said...

What lovely projects, and all so different! I am hoping to participate this month. I haven't been up to making anything christmassy yet, but maybe this will inspire me!

Kathleen said...

Some really lovely creations by the DT, thanks for the inspiration.
Kath x

Sandy said...

Lovely job by the DT. My card shows off a stamp I won in the Rudolph challenge last year. Thanks Mo.

Greta said...

Hurrah--Rudolph Days is back! Of course, for me, the Christmas supplies are always at hand & this won't be my first Christmas card of the year! I'm always ready & have been debating what stamps/dies to use--now I better just get to it! Beautiful work by all the DT & thanks so much for having me last year, Maureen! Hugs, Greta

Liz said...

Gorgeous cards again the month, lots of inspiration to start us all off on our Christmas cards for 2017. Congratulations to the new 2017 DT. Thanks to Maureen for the lovely prizes to be won. x

Brenda said...

Ok Mo, I'm off to a good start as I made it here to play along for Jan! lol I love what the design team has for us, they are all so talented!!! And I could always used ideas for cards. I am loving the sweet prizes as well! Hugs, Brenda

Pia S said...

Such beautiful cards and inspiration! I love making Christmas cards all year round and like to start early, some might find that strange but it's good to see I'm not alone:)

linda said...

beautiful cards and fabulous prizes! i'm just playing for fun this month. :)

sally said...

Looks like there are some fab posts to check out but I will have to wait until tomorrow when the wifi is more reliable! See you all soon:-)!

Joan said...

Lovely DT cards again

Joan

Janis said...

Gorgeous array of cards by everyone!! Just lovely. Thank you for another Rudolph Days challenge!!
<3 J

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Gloria Lee said...

So beautiful cards and awesome the winner gifts!!

baili said...

amazing cards dear friend.
i am glad to see such wonderful talented blogging friends here .
thank you for sharing .
first one took my heart away!

Carol L said...

Happy Rudolph Day 2017 everyone, and thanks for all of the wonderful inspiration to get our Christmas card stash going early! The DT cards are all outstanding and so pretty!

Karen P said...

Hi Mo, I hope you are feeling much better now sweet lady.

Thank you for the challenge Mo, lovely cards from all of the ladies too. I hope to get to play along every month this year. xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello, Maureen! Thank you for a new Rudolph Days challenge to get us going this year! I love all the inspiration here! You have a talented team! Your choice of prizes is awesome! Thanks so much for your generosity! I hope you're feeling much better, my friend! I know you've had a rough go of it! I'm just getting back online myself. Sending lots of hugs your way!

Barb said...

Congratulations to the Design Team who have produced some great inspiration to start off the new year. Thank you Mo for the challenge.

LesleyG said...

What wonderful inspiration and thanks for running this challenge again, hope you are feeling better, and I'll be back with my entry once I've made it eek......so behind but determined to catch up xxx

Valerija said...

Hi Maureen. Thank you for a new Rudolph Days challenge and for inviting me to join in with daughters card.
Have a great weekend.
Valerija xx

brenda said...

Less blogging, less typing and less crafting maybe (or slower anyhow) but have every intention of joining in. Thanks for the challenge Mo.

B x

cosie said...

What a lovely way to keep up with all the Christmas Cards you need to make.

LesleyG said...

phew made it! xxx

Sally H said...

Gorgeous inspiration from the DT! Hope you are feeling much better, Mo! Lots of love x

Sally H said...

So sorry Mo, I seem to have entered twice. Please delete the Sa one for me!

Tina Z. said...

great inspirations from DT!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Great DT cards, they are very inspiring. I'm so glad I made it here, crossing fingers that I'll be able to join every month this year.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Elizabeth said...

Hi Maureen, delighted to see you are carrying on the Rudolph Day challenge in 2017 because I'm determined to make Christmas Cards throughout the year once again. I didn't last year and ended up having to BUY cards - the shame of it!! The design team cards are so inspirational and the prizes are lovely too. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Valerie Nolan said...

A new challenge for me but I love making Christmas cards.

Marie B. said...

Lovely DT inspiration! :)

April said...

Great inspiration from the DT. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Megan J said...

Hi Mo and DT, Thank you for all your lovely inspiration encouraging us to get a head start on our Christmas cards for the year, hope to play along every month... have a fantastic month... Megan

Di said...

Fabulous DT cards Mo - this is one challenge I never miss - thank you for all your hard work running it.

Hugs

Di xx

Liselot said...

Great DT cards, here's my first 2017 christmas card.
Liselot

Di said...

Great DT cards Mo, I just linked up!

Hugs

Di xx

SHartl said...

I love the idea of making Christmas cards all year around and I just linked up. Your design team cards are so pretty and cheerful, and a great inspiration.

Margreet said...

Great DT inspiration!
xxx Margreet

MaryH said...

Some splendid DT cards for this first challenge in 2017. I just linked up as well, skating in at the last moment! I'll echo Miss Di's comments...many thanks for keeping this fun challenge open! Hugs

Susan Renshaw said...

So pleased to have found Rudolph Days again! Great cards from the new DT...

Craftychris said...

Awesome DT cards and I have managed to join in - Yay! Am going to try and manage each month this year! xxx

Marie B. said...

I'm hoping that midnight didn't already happen where you're located! If it did, I give up! :)