Tuesday, 25 April 2017

April Rudolph Days Challenge

Once again it is time for the Rudolph Days Challenge.

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. Please leave a comment on the challenge post.
8.   The winner will be selected by random draw and announced on the first day of the following month. Prizes will be mailed anywhere in the world.

Our designers have been busy this month. They have some beautiful Christmas Creations to inspire you!

First up is Linda of Snails Space with this adorable reindeer card. The image is a sweetie and I like the soft blues sky and the crisp white snow! 

Linda is amazing in her commitment to her design team duties. She battles arthritis and just had a knee replacement at Christmas. She has been busy with physio and walking for her recovery, 

She is now having a hip replacement as well! If she does not get round to visit you, I sure that means she is busy with her recovery duties!

Hope you will share my good wishes for a successful surgery and a path to a new life, less burdened by joint pain.  



Dr. Sonia at  Cards, Crafts, Kid's Projects   has been very busy creating this amazing Christmas project. She always has fabulous directions on her blog, so I suggest you pop right on over to learn how to make one too! I know I am looking forward to giving this a go.

I can not wait to show this treasure to my grandkids. They love to create arty projects too...especially at Christmas time!




Liz at Crafty Sunflower is our guest designer this month. She has made this beautiful illuminated angel card. This is such a stunning diecut. I love this cut image. The embossed panel accented by the white bling, sets off the die cut angel so well. 

I have this die and have never opened the package. It is in my NBUS Christmas box. Hopefully Liz has inspired me to crack that package open!


Here is my card for April. This is another funny, quirky card. Not my usual style at all, but I must say that I had a lot of fun making it. My NBUS item is the Stampendous Changito Santa. This stamp was in a box full of stamps that I picked up quite some time ago on our local Bidding Wars site, for the princely sum of six dollars. I think there were about a dozen stamps in that box. At 50 cents a stamp, that was good value for money!






Red card mat and the holly DP were snippets. Red striped DP is a snippet from a 12x12 scrapbook sheet. The white card was embossed with a Stampin' Up Softly Falling EF. 

Coloured with copics and then did the white fur trim with a Wink Of  Stella Clear pen. So liked the look of it, that I outlined all the black outlines of the image and went over all the copic colouring as well! I think you can see it better in this close up shot.




This card is a little late (due last Sunday), but also stands as my Christmas Card Club entry.  Mrs A at Valery Anne Designs chose the theme of Humorous! If you want to check out the other ladies cards, their names and hyperlinks are over on my right sidebar.

The prize this month is a choice of this Inkadinkado Evergreen Holiday Stamp stamp




Or this Lawn Fawn, Scripty Merry die



41 comments:

  1. Thank you for inviting me to be your Guest Designer.

    Lovely Christmas projects from you and your DT. I'm looking forward to seeing all the fabulous entries for the challenge this month. xx

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  2. WOW what gorgeous creations and you always have wonderful prizes!!! Off to visit my teamies!
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  3. Oh what wonderful festive delights we have on show this month! Knee & hip surgery so close together...good luck with that one I'm thinking because my husband had hip done & then shoulder 18 months later & know how that went AND he was brilliant about his physio, a lot of which was done in France on a daily basis!

    Sally

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  4. Beautiful inspiration this month from the DT.

    Sue xx

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  5. Happy Rudolph day Mo. What great inspiration from you and your team this month. I see you used a NEBUS stamp too. So did I. I am determined to have a go with them before I buy any more. Of course, if I was lucky enough to win the beautiful prize one, that would be different! Now I am off to see how Dr Snia produced her lovely project. Kate x

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  6. Lovely cards by all the ladies! Thank you for running this fun monthly challenge Mo!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  7. Love creations by the DT.

    Kath x

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  8. Hi the design team cards are amazing. Thank you for the challenge. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  9. You're all very inspiring this month! Wishing Linda well as she faces another surgery. Your humorous card is just adorable, Maureen--love all the layers & the sparkle!

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  10. Lovely projects. Thank you for this Christmas challenge - I love making Christmas cards x

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  11. Lots of inspiration and gorgeous cards too!! x

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  12. Wonderful inspiration from you all, happy Rudolph day xxx

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  13. Wonderful cards, thanks for the fun challenge!

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  14. Just reporting for April duty Mo. Happy Rudolph Day and as always thanks so much for running the challenge, it's fun and again the FT samples are lovely.

    B x

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  15. ah wonderful inspiration as usual, Mo! a big congrats to you and DT for your great work! particular love Liz's.
    Shaz,x

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  16. wow amazing work from the DT this month.

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  17. Wonderful Christmas projects from DT. Thanks for the new challenge.
    Hugs, Valerija xx

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  18. Your card is so fun, Mo! That little guy is adorable and I love him with all the sparkle. Great cards from your Guest Designers too! xx

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  19. Thanks for being the push that helps my christmas stash at least once a month LOL. Hugz

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  20. Hi Mo and lovely ladies of the Design Team, some super stunning creations to head off to visit this month, thank you for the inspiration... have a wonderful week... Megan

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  21. Gorgeous DT inspiration!
    xxx Margreet

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  22. Best wishes to Linda, what a trooper she is! Thanks to everyone for the wonderful inspiration to keep making Christmas cards all year, and thanks to you Mo for running this fun challenge as well!

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  23. I love your beautiful inspirations!

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  24. I love your fun monkey, Mo! He makes me laugh! And I love the way he sparkles! Thanks for the challenge each month!

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  25. Wow, what a variety of really wonderful inspiration pieces. Well done ladies.

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  26. All of the cards are beautiful.
    Your card is so fun!!!

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  27. I'm sorry I've not had chance to join in this month - I've just got back from a week away and am just about to go away again, and I didn't have anything pre-prepared. I promise to do better next month!
    Jane

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  28. Great inspiration and fun challenge!

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  29. Happy Rudolf day, Mo! Thanks to you and the ladies for some great inspiration again this month!

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  30. Fabulous design team projects!! So much fun to see what they have to share. Thank you for another Rudolph Days challenge!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  31. Wonderful cards and so much inspiration. I'm really under the wire - but finally got a card up Hope Linda is doing better and hope you're doing fine too.
    Lynn

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  32. Happy Rudolph Day Mo and lovely DT ladies! Thanks for the fun challenge and fantastic inspirations too Karen

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  33. So glad to get a headstart on Christmas cards and so much inspiration.

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  34. thanks for all the surgery wishes!

    that little monkey is too cute, maureen and i LOVE the festive papers!

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  35. Thank you for the new challenge - have a blessed week and Kudos to the DT

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  36. Thank you for a great challenge and all the inspiration..
    Hugs Babs x

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  37. What gorgeous DT samples,beautiful inspiration and a fab challenge.. hugs Babs x

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