Friday 25 August 2017

August 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 making some wonderful inspiration for you all.

First up is Linda at Snail's Space

I love the sweet image Linda used here! This Santa Hedgie has almost delivered the last of his presents. This wee Hedgie is perfect with this Ho Ho Ho sentiment. I think Linda created this snowflake background. I am going to pop over to her blog and read her post to see how she made it! I hope you will pop by her blog too and leave her some compliments!

Next up is Dr. Sonia at Cards, Crafts, Kid's Projects blog

Sonia has made this delightful accordian card. I am loving the soft, non-traditional colours and the pretty die cuts used here. Methinks I now want to make an accordian card too! I am looking forward to reading Sonia's post as she always gives such clear and easy to follow directions. Pop on over to her blog and read along. I am sure she loves comments too!

My card was made at the recent Langley Stampers Card Box outing. Per usual, I forgot to write down the names of the reindeer and wreath die cuts and the embossing folder, but I do believe the red birds are Impression Obsession. The hills are perhaps Lawn Fawn or Stampin Up...?

We cut the background hill from white glitter card and then embossed another piece of it with the birch tree folder. The reindeer is cut from a silver pearlescent card. The birds, wreath and bow were cut from snippets of green and red card. We painted over them all with Wink Of Stella.

I made a boo boo on the inside of my card. I did not press evenly with the sentiment stamp and have some lighter patches. I can not try to correct it at the moment as I am not at home. I usually take an ultrafine black copic pen and sort of place wee dots of ink along where the missing bits of lightish ink are. It seems to blend in better that way as when I just try to draw in the missing light ink, it seems to stand out too much.

The prize this month is this Memory Box, Small Pine Branch

Sunday 20 August 2017


Langley Stampers Club organized a Shoebox card making day out. We attended a lovely hall across the bridge in Coquitlam.  Each person had to design a card and bring 20 kits.  As I rarely go over that way, it was a fun day out.

I decided on this NBUS Taylored Expressions stamp set and with a theme of blue and green in mind, I managed to find all the design paper at a clearance sale at Joanne's. They had 12 x 12 design papers ranging from 17 cents to 30 cents each. The background plaid paper is Happi Boy Plaid by Dena Designs.

I had a wee problem getting my photo image straight. Sadly it looks as if my papers are crooked but of course they are straight...just the camera operator ( doing my usual photo problems!

I inked the edges of the Canvas Corp Mini Dot Reverse Aqua and Ivory dotted paper with Ingvild Bolme blue chalk ink. Then inked the edges of the Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Collection Coordinations Aqua Textured card with her green chalk ink.

The doilies were from Michaels and I used snippet of green textured card with my Spellbinders Decorative Labels One die, for the fancy mat under the teacups.

I stamped the teacups on a snippet of card, and coloured them with Copics. I pop dotted them forward onto a Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Frames 7 mat, cut from another snippet of white card. Not many snippets, but just enough to allow me through the gates at Pixies Crafty Workshop...where you must use snippets somewhere on your card!

I love the sentiment inside this card. It is from that same Taylored Expressions stamp set. I flipped over the aqua cardstock I used on the outside of the card so that the smooth side was up, as I find the smoother side takes the stamp better. Here is a photo of the inside of my card.

Tuesday 1 August 2017

July Rudolph Days Challenge Winner

Once again, I used Random Org to chose our winner, # 50, Swissie.

Swissie, could you please email me at and let me know which prize you choose. Please include your mailing address!