Tuesday, 25 July 2017

July Rudolph Days

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 making some wonderful inspiration for you all.

First up is Sam at Whispers Cards
Sam has made this fabulous fancy fold card...with lovely Old World looking Santa images. I am itching to try this fold now.   The Santa charm is such a wonderful embellishment here. The reds, greens and golds suit these Santa's!


Jenny at Cardsarus  has made this elegant fancy folded round easel card. Loving the pop of the white against the blue and all the fabulous dies here.


You can pop over to Sam and Jenny's blogs by just clicking on their blog names where I have embedded a hyperlink straight to them!

My card has a decoupage image. My NBUS item is the plaid background paper. It is from a 6x6 Basic Grey, Jovail paper pad I bought at the Papercraft garage sale. Think I paid $2.00 for the unopened pad. It has lots of lovely design papers.


The trees are a Sue Wilson die. There are a lot of sizes of tree dies in this set.  One evening, I sat and used up a lot of green coloured snippets cutting out a lot of these trees in various sizes.  I inked them up with Ingvild Bolme chalk inks and am really happy with the results..

The Merry Christmas die is Elizabeth Crafts. I cut it from heavyweight red Bazzill card...the same red card I used for the scalloped mat.

The snowflakes are another NBUS item. They are Memory Box Twilight Snowflakes. A light touch of Wink Of Stella finished off this card with a little Christmas sparkle!

Our prize this month is a choice of this Stampendous Snowy Postcard cling stamp,


or this Memory Box Reindeer Circle die.




49 comments:

Liz said...

Three gorgeous cards for inspiration, all so different. xx

Kathyk said...

Fab makes and prizes - just posted my link

Kathyk

Sandra H said...

Simply gorgeous cards by all and a fabulous prize for this months challenge l have that stamp and it's one of my favourite stamps also won the die too from one of your previous challenges so good luck all l will present my card but please don't put me in the challenge xx

Darnell said...

You and Jenny and Sam have made us wonderful cards for inspiration, Mo! I'm playing just for fun! Hope things are going well for you!! Hugs, Darnell

ionabunny said...

Gosh, didn't that month just whizz by. Hope to join the fun soon. Hugz

Loll said...

Great makes from the DT. Always fun to play along!

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Thanks for another great challenge and for the fabulous samples made by yourself and your Design Team. Happy crafting, Sandra x

Jenny L said...

Hi Maureen,
your card is excellent and what a great bargain you had with that paper pad.
The paper is gorgeous, and such a sweet image too.
Thank you for having me a a GD in your wonderful challenge, and thank you for all your hard work involved.
Lots of craft love, and gentle hugs from my house to yours. Jenny L

mamapez5 said...

Lovely inspiration cards today, especially Jenny's blue and white one. I shall enjoy looking at what other folk have made now. Kate x

cuilliesocks said...

Fabulous selection for your DTs, and great prizes too, Kate x

Kathleen said...

Fabulous cards by the DT and Yourself.

Kath x

Di said...

Super cards Mo! Here I was, checking until mid afternoon to see if your challenge post was 'live'. Turned my back to have dinner and wham - it's full already in here!

Psst, did you get your little packet I sent a while ago? 25th December design reminded me!

Hugs

Di xx

Gail said...

I always love coming across a crafting bargain! Whoot Whoot - Lovely Dt creations - thanks for the challenge - and for the lovely prize to be one - my oh my - it is lovely! Have a blessed week

Heidi Stamps said...

What great design team cards! I hope to play along!

LesleyG said...

Fantastic inspiration, all so different, thanks again, and the prizes look awesome too! Happy Rudolph Day xxx

dutchess said...

lovely inspiration girls....happy Rudolph day everyone xxx

Carol L said...

How I envy you for finding that Jovial paper pad - my most favorite of all-time Christmas pads! It's a gem, and the plaid looks so cute with those festive little trees! Loving your card design as well as Jenny and Sam's. Thanks for another fun challenge!

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous cards - love them all! Such fab inspiration! I am so happy to have joined in - I have missed a couple of months! xxx

Joan said...

Lovely DT cards everyone

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oooh loving your card Mo and agree the pop of blue and white card is skyways a winner. Great shares all around by DT and lovely prizes too.
Thanks for being a blessing.
Shaz.x

Lindsey said...

3 quite different cards to inspire us! Thanks for keeping Rudolph Day going girls xx

Sandy said...

Awesome inspiration cards. Always fun to get so many different ideas.

Linby said...

Great DT makes. Thanks for keeping up Rudolph Day I got worried when the post was late and because you hadn't answered my email.

Pat said...

Wow, another month whisked by, how does that happen...lol. I love Sam's cute Santas and that wonderful creation from Jenny with all those different die cuts including the really pretty flowers and blue and white is a great combination, and then your card Mo with the fun bears and I love the paper you have used and the splendid die cut trees, a beautiful card. x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Such sweet cards. I definitely need inspiration and I think this just might do the trick!

Sally H said...

wonderful inspiration - Love them all!

Greta said...

Beautiful variety of cards from all 3 of you & lovely choices for the prize!

Janice said...

Super inspiration from the design team, thanks for a great challenge!
Janice x

cotnob said...

Thank you for another fabulous challenge - great inspiration.
Pauline
x

Aquarius said...

Just spotted an entry from someone else and realised that my card just posted would seem to fit the bill.

nancy littrell said...

I was so happy I got to play along this month. TFS your DT beauties. Hugs.

Lori Kobular said...

Love the cards that the Design Team made! Great job!

ionabunny said...

Yeah, another reindeer for Rudolf days. Such fun playing along again. Hugz

Karen P said...

Thank you for getting my rear in gear Mo! I have another couple created for Christmas and I'm very grateful for that. I hope you are keeping as well as you can huni Karen xx

Karen P said...

I forgot to say thank you to you and the DT the cards are just beautiful, so much wonderful inspiration x

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Robyn Oliver said...

Wonderful cards for us to be inspired again this month, yes have to agree the blue and white is stunning

Barb said...

Beautiful cards by your Design Team. Thank you for another fun challenge Maureen. Barbxx

Chris said...

Another Rudolph Day Challenge already! How quickly the months fly by How pleased I'll be that I joined in when December arrives and all my cards are finished (!!?!) Thanks for the motivation! Great cards from the DT as always!
Chris
x

Whisper said...

Oooo i so love Bears and am loving the layout and colours too, it's an absolute pleasure to be part of a super challenge, Luv Sam x

Claire said...

Hello there, my first time taking part. I thought I'd take the plunge as I've seen your challenge mentioned on Di's (Pixies Playground) a lot :) Some lovely inspiration and I'll try my best to look and comment on as many as I possibly can x

meg said...

great DT cards thanks for the encouragement to prepare for Christmas early.

Lori Kobular said...

What a fun challenge!

Susan Renshaw said...

Managed to pop in again despite it being Summer holidays

Barbara Godden said...

This is a fun challenge, so happy to participate and hope to see you for August too.

SHartl said...

Oh no! I accidentally entered the wrong link for my card and had to do it over again, with the correct one this time. Please delete the first link as it isn't even a card link. My head is just not on straight tonight I guess. Thank you so much, and thank you for sharing these lovely cards.

Barbara Godden said...

Love your challenge and hope to enter in August. Great cards by the design team too.

Tina Z. said...

Thank you for your great challenge and amazing inspirations.
hugs, treebug

Elizabeth said...

Hi Maureen, I think I may have just earned the distinction of being the very last to enter your challenge this month. I'll try to do better for August. The showcased cards are very inspiring. As I already have both the stamp and the die, please count me out for the draw. Hugs, Elizabeth xx