Sunday, 25 March 2018

March Rudolph Days Challenge

Seems hard to believe that it is time for our March 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 all those who enter here every month, January through November 2018.

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.. 


First up is Linda at Snails Space blog. Linda always has the sweetest images and this snowman is no exception. I love the pretty sky background Linda has created here. The colouring is awesome, as always. I especially love the colouring on the lights. There is that perfect shading on each little bulb!



Next up is Dr, Sonia at Cards, Crafts,  Kids projects Blog. 

Dr Sonia has made us a card full of flowers, trees, sparkle and verve! Such a beautiful setting for that sweet owl family. I can not wait to read how she made this on her blog post!


My card is an Upcycled image with a very vintage feel! While assisting her elderly Aunt with purging and packing up her apartment, my best friend tucked away several of her Aunt's vintage cards for me. Some of the cards dated back to the 1940's!!!  This sweet vintage image of a young girl carrying a beautiful Holly wreath, caught my eye and I knew I had to make up this one, right away.

The background plaid, and beige plaid DP are Photoplay Papers, Holiday Cheer. I distressed the edges of the beige plaid and the slim border piece of the darker one, with the side of my scissor blade. I used Chestnut Roan chalk ink along those ragged edges.

I fussy cut the girl and simply glued her down to the beige plaid. The larger kraft snowflake was punched from a snippet of kraft card and given a wash of Wink of Stella.  Impression Obsession snowflakes were cut from snippets of heavy weight red Bazzill card and the larger one was layered over the MS kraft one.



I gave the leaves of the Holly wreath a lick of stardust stickles and a couple of DCWV rhinestones were added to the snowflakes and also to the knot in the center of the wreath bow. 

The envelope was stamped with a random VOS snowflake wooden stamp that I picked up at a garage sale many years ago. I used Momento brown to keep with the vintage feel.

I am entering this card in the Jingle Belles Challenge- vintage theme.

Our prizes this month are a choice of this Penny Black, Holly die

Or this Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz, Carved Christmas I stamp


61 comments:

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oh WOW love Linda's and your creation Maureen....that image is such a darling!!!
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Here we are again, another month gone but It's great to be joining you again. Fabulous samples by the DT x

Anonymous said...

Such lovely cards you made! I hope to manage to participate this month... I'm embarrassed to admit it, but it would be the frst card I made in 2018...
Cheers, Barbara of The Knackered Grouse (I can somehow only comment in anonymous mode..)

LesleyG said...

Happy Rudolph Day! Lovely cards you have shared xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Love how you upcycled the commercial card, great warm vintage design for it! Lovely inspirations from the DT ladies!

cuilliesocks said...

What wonderful inspirational cards, Kate x

mamapez5 said...

I love your little vintage girl. Such perfect colours for a Christmas card. As usual the design team have come up with beautiful cards to inspire us as well. Kate x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Hi Mo, Could you please delete my No. 2 entry as it has the wrong link on. Many thanks x

cuilliesocks said...

Love your inspirational cards for your DT , Kate x

Kath said...

The third Rudolph Day of the year - time is flying by!
Kath x

Di said...

Oh good grief - I totally forgot! Will add a prompt onto my Tuesday post (not Christmas) and hope to be there playing by Thursday. Lovely DT cards as well. I'd love to be in with a chance for the PB die set - which I most probably need like a hole in the head! But it looks fabby!!

ugs

Di xx

Loll said...

Great cards from the Design Team. Thanks again for running this challenge Maureen. It really helps me keep up with my Christmas cards. xx

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love that darling vintage girl design. And, the papers you added to go with it are perfect. I love the layout!

Kathleen said...

Some really lovely creations from yourself and the team, thank you all for your inspiration.

Kath x

Barb said...

Some great inspiration from yourself, Linda and Sonia Maureen. I hope you'll excuse me this time joining in with a card made some time ago. Barbxx

linda said...

Dr. Sonia has outdone herself with this festive 3D card featuring those adorable owls and maureen, such a lovely vintage image and i love the plaid and the distressing around the edges!

BożenA said...

Hello Mo
Thank you for the next game. I love your challenges.
At the same time, I would like to ask you for help. I have no idea why for some time I can not add my application to your challenge :-( Below I give a link to my post and I am asking for help in posting the application. Thank you and best regards,
BozenA
https://artcardbox.blogspot.com/2018/03/marcowy-rudolph-day.html

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi the cards are stunning. I love this challenge it is keeping me on track. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Lynne said...

Love all the DT cards and a great variety of styles x

Eemeli said...

Lovely creations, thank you for the inspiration. I am trying to squeeze in some time to post my holiday make, it is already done but I am currently packing and doing all necessary stuff before leaving on Wednesday for a 2-week Easter holiday up north (alpine skiing, snowshoeing and other outdoor enjoyments).

Hugs,
Eemeli

Linby said...

Fab DT inspiration. I absolutely love that vintage image - what a find and recycled beautifully.

Carol L said...

Maureen, I LOVE how well you fussy cut that vintage little girl - I'm blown away by your precision! Very sweet card by you and by your fabulous DT too! Thanks for another great challenge that helps me keep my Christmas stash going all year long!

Pat said...

Great Christmas creations and I love Linda's cute snowman with the prettily coloured lights, and then the box of flowers and the owl family, so delightful, from Dr. Sonia, and then your wonderful vintage image which looks great with the two different plaid papers Mo. Thanks for the inspiration and I do hope to find time to get an entry in. x

Jane Willis said...

What wonderful inspiration cards, all so very different from each other.

jimlynn said...

Such pretty cards from everyone!
One more Christmas card to add to the stack!
Lynn

Karenladd said...

These cards are just darling and I love that you upcycled some retro elements that you gave new life to!! Such fun card samples that really inspired me.

Sandra H said...

Faboulous cards from the team and always so inspiring l am just playing for fun Mo xx

Helen said...

Fabulous DT inspiration - thanks for another fun challenge!
Helen x

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Sweet, gorgeous and beautiful cards!
I just made my first pop up (it's VERY
simple) and I have a long way to go to
make one like Dr. Sonia!

Sandy said...

Awesome array of inspiration cards. Don't you love vintage Christmas cards... how cool that your friend gave you such a wonderful stash.

SHartl said...

Wow! The design team is so talented and the cards are awesome. I love that owl box card from Dr. Sonia!

Barbara Godden said...

Great cards for inspiration, I'm trying to keep up with my holiday cards and Rudolph days is helping.

Karen said...

Thank you Mo for keeping us on track and the beautiful inspirations too xx

Joan said...

Lovely DT cards

Bonnie said...

I love your vintage image, Mo! It reminds me of a Christmas bell that my mother had! This miss is so pretty on the tan plaid with the contrasting plaid framing that! Great job of upcycling!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Thank you so much Linda!

Elizabeth said...

Hello Maureen, three lovely and inspirational cards from you all this month. I love your upcycled vintage image - it looks really good against the two plaid patterned papers. I have to say that without this challenge I'd have no Christmas cards ready for the big day so thanks for the encouragement. Hugs, Elizabeth x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Thank you for another Rudolph Days! I enjoy the inspiration each month to get my cards made early! You and your team made some beautiful cards! I love the vintage image you used!

Lady Joyful said...

Lovely DT projects!

Di said...

Phew - I made it, almost forgot! Wonderful cards from the DT Mo - and you of course, as always!

Hugs

Di xx

Donna said...

Wonderful inspiration from everyone. I need a little motivation to get some Christmas cards done now. Thanks!

Gail said...

Happy To play along again at Rudolph challenge - thanks for having the monthly challenge-- the creations on this post are fabulous - have a blessed week

Margreet said...

Gorgeous DT projects!

Jean said...

Lovely inspiration cards again this month, the little vintage girl is so sweet and looks great with the lovely plaid papers.
Jean x

Heidi Stamps said...

All of these cards are lovely! Thanks for hosting this challenge!

Whisper said...

Oooo what a fabby bit of upcycling with this stunning vintage card, Luv Sam x

ionabunny said...

Santa claus is coming to town........ Such good fun. Hugz

Sally H said...

Absolutely stunning makes from everyone! Thanks for the inspiration xxx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wow, am I a duffer... dear me, Mo, you’ll be scratching your head. No wonder I couldn’t join up with the March challenge I’d landed in 2015 no 2018, trying to time travel or something.
Love the inspiration too, ... wonderful to see.
Happy Good Friday as we remember a time when the Creator God gave up His life blood for sinners like us.. surely as He cried “It is finished”.. salvation for mankind was bought.
And completed on Resurrection day.
Hugs prayers dear Mo,
Shaz.x

Jenny L said...

Hi Maureen,
oh I just have made it this month.
what very super DT creations they are all so very wonderfully created.
Love them all.
Hope all is well with you and a very Happy Easter to you.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Karen Knott said...

Phew just scraped in, great inspiration here :)

Greta said...

You guys have really provided wonderful inspiration this month--love them all! Great prizes, Maureen!

Jo said...

Lovely Dt makes Mo! x

cotnob said...

Thank you for another great Challenge, super inspiration.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

x

KandA said...

Finally managed to get my first cchristmas card of the year made! Fabulous DT creations xx

Craftychris said...

All three cards are absolutely gorgeous! xxx

Susan Renshaw said...

Hope I managed to get here in time.
..forgot this morning!!

Jules said...

Yay!! Made it by the skin of my teeth using my lovely prize from the January challenge. Thank you so much Mo.

Loving all the festive inspiration.

Happy Easter

Love Jules xx

Tina Z. said...

amazing inspirations, I love them all!
hugs xx

Hazel said...

Love the inspiration - I clicked on the link for the linky and it said 'you're next', but no box to put my entry - it's here x

Hazel said...

Big apology - I realise I put the wrong link in my previous comment - it should be here xx