Sunday 25 February 2018
Rudolph Days Challenge - February 2018
Seems hard to believe that it is time for our February 2018, Rudolph Days Challenge. I just want to remind everyone that once again we will be having a special prize draw in December 2018, for those who enter here every month this year, January through November.
Here are the rules for the Rudolph Days Challenge:
1. The Rudolph Days Challenge will start each month (January to November) 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.
9. A special draw will be held at the end of the year, in December, for all those who submitted a card or project every month that year, January to November..
Our designers have been very busy making some wonderful cards for your inspiration.
First up is Jenny L at Cardsarus
Jenny has made this wonderful Z fold reindeer card. The stamped deer look so festive on this card! It looks to me that Jenny has even stamped the background snowflake paper. If you pop over to her blog here, I'm sure she will have a good write up of creating this beauty.Jenny always gives a great step by step of how she has made her card.
Here is another photo, taken from a different angle so you can see the Z design...
Sam at Whispers Cards has two cards for us today. The first is this sweet silver and blue puppy card. Oh my. me thinks he may have just knocked those baubles off that tree! He looks so adorable...
Sam's second card is this lovely kraft reindeer card. The dotted background with the matching trees contributes to the peaceful, serene feeling of this Christmas card. if you pop over to her blog here, I am sure you will enjoy reading Sam's post of these fab. cards.
I wasn't quite happy with how my last deer card turned out. Since I am stamping and die cutting enough to make multiples of each card this year, I decided to remake that last card, in slightly different ways.
My first card is a 5 x 7 handmade card. It just gives a wee bit more room to playaround with the scene. I shaded the Impression Obsession deer die cuts with chalk, ever so slightly. Just enough to have them stand out a bit more. I also added a few dots of white to the deer's rumps. A bit of Nuvo glitter drops on the snowy hills helps to ground the deer!
I cut down a Memory Box, Small Alder Trees die, and turned them into shrubs for my scene.
I used different finishes to glitter and shimmer up this card. Nuvo Glimmer drops on the Falling Snow EF snowflakes, Nuvo aqua glimmer on the trees and shrubs, and Wink of Stella on the deer..
The red cardinals were used again. Luckily, that red snippet allowed three cuts of my cardinal Impression Obsession die. I love that die as it cuts so many wee birds in many different poses.
The deer envelope is from a huge bag of envelopes I got at the thrift shop. I think there were about 50 5x7 envelopes with many different designs on the fronts (3 of each design). I paid a dollar for this treasure trove! You will see more of these envelopes in the months to come.
My second card is a 5 1/2 inch square. This time I used snippets of kraft card for the deer. I shaded them with chalk and used white acrylic paint for the dots on their rumps. I should have googled about the dots as I am not sure if they are specific to females or if it is indeed all the deer in that species!
I used the larger Memory Box Deer Trio die that I used on my very first card a couple of days ago. I do think I like it best. Will save the small ones for tiny card or tags!
I am so much happier with these versions today. I have one more set of stamped and die cut pieces left, and I think I will try this design one more time, with some evergreen trees stamped behind the birch tree die cuts... This has sure been a fun way to make multiples!
I am entering this card over at Pixies Crafty Workshop where you must use snippets. These two cards were made completely with snippets...even snippets of scrap laser photocopy paper!
The prizes this month are a choice of this Taylored Expression Iconic Wishes - Christmas Stamp and die combo
Or this Memory Box Hanging Evelyn Snowflake Die