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


57 comments:

Linby said...

I'm first! Lovely cards as always. Happy Rudolph day.

Jenny L said...

Hi Maureen,
sorry I pressed enter before I put my proper link on the Link up.
Can you delete my first entry please.
Sorry to cause you so much trouble it's the old brain gets fumbled at times.
Beautiful DT creations from Linda, and Dr Sonia.
Will be visiting them shortly.
Your card sounds wonderful can't wait to see it.
Thank you for all your hard work involved in this wonderful challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Wonderful Inspiration from the DT.

Sue xx

mamapez5 said...

Love the design team cards, but your's is where? 25th soon comes round again doesn't it, but it helps to keep me on track. Thank you for hosting this challenge so faithfully. Kate x

Heidi Stamps said...

It can't possibly already be the 25th of the month! At least it is a long month. The cards are beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards!!

Loll said...

Your reindeer card is so sweet, Maureen! And thanks to the other designers for their inspiring cards. xx

Greta said...

Oh wow--you guys really hit it out of the park this month! Love every one of these beautifully creative cards!

cuilliesocks said...

Fabulous DT cards,Kate x

Aquarius said...

Great selection of cards - the months seem to get shorter every time can't believe it is Rudolph time again already.

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Lovely samples by the DT Mo. Thank you for another challenge and I'll be joining you all very soon. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

LesleyG said...

oooooo lucky for some thirteen :) happy rudolph day everyone, fabulous inspiration again xxx

linda said...

happy Rudolph day! I wish I could take credit for the snowflake paper, maureen, but it's from a 6 x 6 pad. beautiful cards! I think I'll try an accordion card too, I love the pretty colours dr. Sonia used and I love the pop of red cardinals on the birch trees of the wintery scene!
linda

Carol L said...

Thanks for the great Christmas cards the DT shared, as well as yours Mo! Love that reindeer with the wreath around it's neck and all those tiny red birds on the trees! Good job everyone!

brenda said...

Great shares from the Rudolph girls. Managed to make it in time this month, sorry for the no show of late.

B x

anne said...

Lovely creations from the DT, thank you for the inspiration.
Anne

Sally H said...

gorgeous DT cards, and yours is stunning, Mo! Hope you have a wonderful weekend x

AlisonC said...

Great cards and inspration, how can we be at the end of August? Good tip about the dotty filling in. x

Marianne said...

Such sweet projects this month. I'll be linking up my card shortly.

Jules said...

Hi Mo

Loving your card with all those fabby die cuts .. .. and the inspiration from the DT too.

Just right for getting us all geared up for all those Christmas makes we need to do.

Have a lovely weekend.

Love Jules xx

Gail said...

Lovely cards here by DT thanks for the new challenge - have a blessed week

dutchess said...

lovely inspiration from the DT......happy Rudolph day everyone xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous inspirations!

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is my first time entering so I hope I did it okay. I am really getting into the Christmas card mode now. Thanks for sharing so much inspiration too!

Jean said...

Lovely DT cards, each uniquely different and inspiring.
Jean x

Joan said...

Lovely DT cards

Pat said...

I love your cute deer Mo and the background embossed trees and sweet little birds go beautifully. How pretty is Linda's hedgie and I love her snowflake background, and such a great accordian card from Sonia, she is certainly a paper engineer. I have just had my gall bladder surgery so don't think I will get to make a card this time. x

SHartl said...

All of these cards are just beautiful and I love your die cut deer. Thanks for the tip about filling in a stamped sentiment because I have that problem all the time.

Jenny L said...

Hi Maureen,
what a wonderful card and the super sheen is gorgeous.
Love the wonderful scene you have created.
Those embossed trees are wonderful, and what splendid idea the wreath around the reindeer or stags neck.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

KandA said...

Super Rudolph inspiration from you all xx

cuilliesocks said...

Eventually got around to entering a card, super DT inspiration, Kate x

Karen P said...

Beautiful inspirations Mo, thanks for the tip with the stamp too, will try to remember that one Karen x

Bonnie said...

This is such a majestic deer, Mo! I love the forest scene and I'll bet it really sparkles a lot IRL! Thanks for hosting this fun challenge.

Mia said...

Your card is beautiful, Mo. I love the pretty deer with the wreath and the small red birds! Have a great week!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Great inspiration! That crazy holiday will be upon us before we know it.

Karenladd said...

Oh goodness! I uploaded my card but somehow the link url shows up instead of my name. Then it appears again, with my name this time. As they are duplicates of the same card, please disregard one of them. Sorry to have messed up but I guess my head is a bit muddled tonight! Thanks for sharing all of these beautiful Christmas cards in the challenge. I could do with some winter cold right about now, as it's hot and uncomfortable where I am!

Darnell said...

Such great inspiration! Thank you, ladies! I'm playing just for fun!! Hugs, Darnell

Lynne said...

Lovely DT cards. Thank you for the challenge x

Diane said...

Super cute cards by the DT, lots of cute inspiration!

Em Louise Fairley said...

Gorgeous cards, Mo xoxox

Sandy said...

Wow what a great variety of fab inspiration cards here. I'd be hard-pressed to pick a favorite because they all feature different looks and techniques. Great job ladies.

Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) said...

wow gorgeous inspiration :)

Dr Sonia S V said...

Love the embossed background on your card Maureen and once again allow me to tell you how much being your DT means! Making Christmas projects has always cheered me up and I find that I am inevitably cheered up whenever I have to share a DT project for you here at the Rudolph Challenge !!
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Julia Aston said...

Just heard about your challenge - joining in for the first time!

nancy littrell said...

Your card is so cute Linda. Such a sweet prize too. Loved the wonderfully inspiring gallery. You inspired me to make 7 Christmas cards (duplicates) for my stash:-)

Karen Knott said...

My 1st time entering, great DT inspiration cards :)

Borqna said...

Beautiful cards!

Kathleen said...

Three lovely creations from the team, super images and designs.

Kath x

Di said...

Absolutely gorgeous Christmas cards Mo! I've already commented on Sonia's amazing card as she linked into the Playground. Will now hop over to Linda's to leave some love. And last but not least I adore your card - total elegance!

Just playing for fun thanks - a very sweet friend already gifted me that lovely die :)

Hugs

Di xx

Di said...

Me again! Just spotted your comment which did indeed pre-empt me linking into RD this month! So busy doing other things I forgot my post has gone live today! Thanks for keeping a close eye on things!

Hugs

Di xx

rachel said...

brilliant Mo - and thanks for the nudge - I am a bit useless at entering challenges at the moment! Hugs Rachel x

cotnob said...

Fabulous DT inspiration, thank you for another super challenge.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

aw gorgeous creations, Mo!
... thanks too for popping over, Mo had this made for five days now but no time to blog .. even now it is a rush! but am here.
Pray all is well with you,and thanks for being faithful to run this challenge too dear friend. .. am right for pine branch die as have one similar.
love Shaz.x

SARN said...

Superb Rudolph Day cards Mo.

Bit late in commenting, sorry!


Hugs, Sarn xxx

Barb said...

Great inspiration from the Design Team. Thank you Mo for another fun challenge. Barbxx

Sandra H said...

Amazing are all the cards Dt's are so inspiring and your card is so cute too! x

Swissie said...

Great inspiration cards from you! Thank you!
Liv (Swissie) Xxx