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 Jenny at Cardsarus blog.
Jenny has made us the sweetest upcycled Rudolph card ever! Perfect for a challenge named the Rudolph Days Challenge. I love that beautiful corner diecut...one can never have too many corner cuts!
Next up is Sam at Whispers Cards blog.
Sam's card is a pretty penguin scene with lots of realistic snow! I am looking forward to reading how Sam made that snow! I love the snowflake die cut at the top!
Finally, my card...
I had a long snippet of blue card and wanted to make a card that relied heavy on snippets for the design. I used my trusty Martha Stewart punch and made short work of that long piece of card!Using a paintbrush, I went over each snowflake with Waterfall Blue Stickles, just to give a little Christmas sparkle!
I folded a die cut circular snippet into halves and quarters to guide my snowflakes into a circular shape, as well as using the fold marks to guide how close together to place them. A few larger diamond bling finished off the wreath quite nicely, and then used my scoreboard to made two sets of lines to frame the wreath.
The grey bow has been in my drawer for years. It came off a box of something, so long ago I can not even recall just what it was! The merry christmas sentiment is a Studio G stamp...it was just the right size!
The card used here is from a VOS package of 5 1/2 inch square cards and envelopes. This one, and many other card packages like it, were purchased before I made cards and learned that heavy weight card bases are better. So I made the wreath on piece of white card and added it to the front of the card base. I then added extra layers of DP to the inside, to make the card "stiffer". The grey snowflake DP is DCWV Frosty Holidays, and the shimmery blue sentiment mat from that paper pad as well. The sentiment was diecut from another snippet of the laser photocopy paper and the stamp is Darcies Country Crafts J1120. It is VOS...1995!
The large snowflake is Memory Box Bianca Snowflake and was cut from another snippet of the lazer heavyweight photocopy paper. I gave it a generous coat of clear Wink of Stella.
So three snippets of the heavyweight laser paper and one long snippet of the blue card and Voila! A card is born. I am taking this card over to Di's at Pixies Crafty Workshop where you must use at least one snippet.
The envelope is stamped with snowflakes from the Teresa Collins Christmas Cottage stamp. I used a blue chalk ink and would never use it again. This stamp needs something like Versafine to help it stamp every detail clearly. Live and learn...
The prize this month is a choice of this Folk script Merry Christmas Memory Box die
or this Newtons Nook Cup of Cocoa stamp.