Tuesday, 25 September 2018

September Rudolph Days Challenge

It is finally time for the Rudolph Days Challenge. Please have a quick peek at the rules before you play.

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.


Dr Sonia has made this gorgeous snowflake cascading card. It is so delicate and light looking. I love the combination of the pretty blue background for the scene, with the white and blue snowflakes.  Pop on over to her blog to read how to make one yourself!



Linda has made this Sweet snowman card. I think is is so fun and very, very sweet! That Merry Christmas frame die is fabulous. You can pop on over to Linda's blog to read about how she made it.



Finally, My card this month is a bit of a different one for me...no DP and lots of white space! I must admit I am still cringing a bit about all the white space. I may just make up another similar card but use a light grey, quite subtle patterned DP, over the card front...

It s so hard to photograph mirri card! The only shot I could get that shows even close to the right colour is this weird shot below, but it makes my card look as if it is rippled at the top! The colour of the mirri card on the flourish in the top left, is the correct aqua colour. It is very close to the colour of the jewel.



This is a 5 1/2 inch square card with an Aqua mirri Memory Box La Rue Flourish layered with  two  Memory Box snowflakes die cut from Heidi Swapp white glitter card. The first snowflake is completely  glued down and the second is only glued down in the white area around the large Aqua jewel.. That allows it to have a bit of movement.

The sentiment was cut from the same mirri card and is a Sue Wilson,  Let it Snow die.

I went around the outside edge of the card with ColorBok Prussian Blue chalk ink, then painted on some Art Glitter glue and finally sprinkled over that with some fine white glitter. 

Our prizes this month are a choice of this Memory Box Evelyn Snowflake 


or this Norland Cardigan Farmhouse stamp set.



62 comments:

Marianne said...

Wonderful cards. Dr Sonia's box card looks amazing and so soft and pretty. Linda's card is too cute. I have an MFT frame die like this one and now I want to put a snowman in mine...
Your own card is also beautiful Maureen. Your mirri card flourish and matching gem do show up perfectly on your second card. I had just posted a card and will link it right away.

Liz said...

Great cards from your DT, Maureen. Love your CAS Christmas card, it's perfect with the white space. xx

brenda said...

Lovely inspiration from all three of you Mo. I am ahead of the game for a change and scheduled on tomorrows post - all I need to do then is remember to actually link up!!

B x

Marianne said...

Hi again Maureen, I tried to link my card, but forgot to accept the terms and when I tried again, I was told my link had already been entered but I cannot see it. Will check back later to see if I can link it. Anyway, you can already view my card at http://marianne-cards-n-stuff.blogspot.com/2018/09/another-alcohol-lift-wreath.html
Marianne x

Marianne said...

Please ignore my previous comment. ;-)
I changed my name by adding a V and tried again, and this time it worked.

Sue - said...

Three lovely projects!

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi thank you for this challenge the Design Team cards are gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous inspirations! Hope to have time to play in the challenge

Sandra H said...

So pretty are the cards and so inspiring xx

LesleyG said...

Wow what lovely makes to inspire us! Happy Rudolph Day everyone xxx

Marjut said...

Beautiful Christmas projects!

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

What lovely design team posts! And all in such different styles. I actually am not at the last minute this month! Yay!

Christine Alexander said...

hoping to play this month :)
Christine

dutchess said...

lovely inspiration ladies.....happy Rudolph day xxxx

mamapez5 said...

I love all the cards. I know what you mean about taking photos of mirri-card, and it is so pretty. I love your swirly snowflake too. The white space causes me much heartache, and I nearly always add one thing too many rather than leave a blank space, but you have the perfect balance on your cards.
Linda's little snowman is very cute, and I shall pop over and see how Sonia made her beautiful snowflakes, thought that card is a bit too fancy for me at Christmas. I make so many cards, so I try to keep them simple and save the fancy ones for Birthdays. Kate x

Linby said...

Lovely inspiration as always. I like the white space they call it CAS lol!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I had a card already made but decided to work on one especially for today's challenge. I love all the inspiration from the design team too.

Sally H said...

Gorgeous DT inspiration, all really beautiful! Can't believe there are only two left after this one!

Jenny L said...

Hi Maureen,
Gorgeous DT creations this month and as always.
I may not get around to commenting on them as you will see when you visit my blog.
Thank you for all your hard work involved in this wonderful challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

ionabunny said...

Happy Rudolf Days everyone. Glad to be joining the fun again this month. Hugz

Helen said...

As always, such wonderful inspiration!
Thanks for another fun challenge!
Helen x

Gail said...

Great inspiration from the Design Team - will be back before this closes to play along - Thank you!

Darnell said...

Thank you, Mo! I'm playing just for fun and sure love your beautiful CASlicious card! Maybe some day you'll embrace all that white space, lol! Dr. Sonia and Linda made fabulous cards, too!! Hugs, Darnell

Kathyk said...

Just uploaded my link - fab makes and super prize

Happy Rudolph Day

Kathyk

Jane Willis said...

What gorgeous cards! Had this all ready for yesterday, as I was going to be away, but forgot to schedule my post - oops! So I'm a bit late to the party, hope there's still some mulled wine left.

Carol L said...

The inspiration is wonderful this week again, as always! I'm playing just for fun this week, but thanks for always inspiring me to make Christmas cards all year long :)

Jo said...

Beautiful Dt makes x

cuilliesocks said...

fabulous inspiration from all the DT, Kate x

Becca Yahrling said...

Beautiful inspiration from all three of you ladies!

Swissie said...

Wonderful inspirations from you all, as always!
Hugs, Liv (Swissie)

Glennis said...

Super prize!

Megan J said...

Hi Mo, some beautiful Christmas cards from you and the team, love the delicate look of Sonia's card, the CAS design of Linda's card and all the sparkle of your snowy card... playing just for fun... have a wonderful week... Megan

Megan J said...

Hi Mo, I forgot to link my card and linked back to this blogpost, please delete entry number #34 my real link is entry #35...Thank you... Have a wonderful week.. Megan

Donna said...

What lovely cards. They are always such wonderful inspiration. Thanks Maureen for another fun challenge.

SHartl said...

Wow, what beautiful cards this month! Your snowflake design is spectacular!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello there. I just linked up my card but please don't enter me for the prize. I'm still not blogging due to my husband's stroke and I am not able to comment on other entries at this time. I just wanted to support Rudolph Day! The cards are beautiful and I hope all is well with you, Mo.

Loll said...

Beautiful DT cards! And so much wonderful inspiration from the participants as well. Thanks Maureen!!

Loll said...

Your card is gorgeous Maureen!! Love the beautiful turquoise mirri paper cut with the delicate snowflake die. Beautifully layered with white. This is one amazing CAS design! xx

Izzy Scrap said...

Beautiful inspirational cards ! What a stunning cascading card with these delicate snowflakes ! And I love the CAS looks of the other cards. Thanks for the new to me challenge.

Sandra H said...

Totally stunning cards so inspiring by all x

Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

Gorgeous designs from the team. Sonia's cascading snowflakes is superb!

Greta said...

Great cards to inspire us! I adore your wonderfully elegant snowflake card, Maureen! Lovely prizes, too!

Karenladd said...

These are such beautiful cards, and I am loving the snowflakes!!

Robyn Oliver said...

Fabulous cards this month girls, I'm loving the use of snowflake die, very intricate

Gail said...

thank you for the challenge and for the lovely inspiration - have a blessed week

Elizabeth said...

Well, Maureen, would you believe it, after months of absence, I've made a Rudolph Day card! The inspirational cards are all beautiful - they've got my creative juices flowing again :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Chris said...

The DT have created some fabulous cards this month, great inspiration and variety of styles. You were very brave to leave off the DP Mo, but your beautiful CAS card doesn't need it!
Chris
x

MaryH said...

Happy September Rudy Day! What a trio of such beautiful, and so unique & different designed cards by the DT. I love the look of each one, so carefully crafted, with #1's icy beauty, #2's more rustic look with the adorable Snowie, and the gleam & glimmer of #3's gorgeous snowflake. All are just so beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration. TFS & Hugs.

MaryH said...

OOPS, forgot to say, Playing for Fun! Thanks.

Susan Renshaw said...

Love all those cards...my favourite would be the first one!

Tina Z. said...

your inspirations are really stunning, I love them all.

Greta said...

Don't see my comment, so will write another one. Always great inspiration, but I especially love your beautifully elegant snowflake card, Maureen! Wonderful prizes, too!

Janis said...

Gorgeous cards!! I LOVE your snowflake one....and I too have trouble with white space!! Thank you for another fun challenge. Have a lovely day!
<3 J

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HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

Three super cards ladies. Thank you for the inspiration

June

anne said...

Gorgeous DT cards, I bought the Birthday Version of the Merry Christmas die just last weekend, love the snowman in the Christmas one.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

I just got in by the skin of my teeth I think this month. Fabulous entries and inspiration.
Lorraine

Di said...

Managed to squeeze in almost at the last minute. Great DT cards Mo and I love yours of course.

Hugs

Di xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Fantastic inspiration cards from everyone. Just about made it this month, but better late than never as the saying goes.

Sue xx

Lynne said...

Lovely cards from all 3 and all so different too! White space scares me a bit too :) x

Mrs A. said...

Squeezed in right behind Miss Di. Love all the examples. Hugs Mrs A.

Marilyn said...

Awesome cards design team! I am a new follower of your blog. I found your blog through carolinacardsbymaryh.blogspot.com Hope to join in some challenges.
Have a great day!
Marilyn❤
http://www.whodatscrapper.blogspot.com

Pat said...

Beautiful cards from yourself and the DT Mo. I love Sonia's pretty scene with gorgeous snowflakes, and Linda's cute snowman looks great placed on the die cut circle with the integral sentiment, and then your wonderful intricate die cut snowflake and flourish and the perfect sentiment too. That blue mirri is a really lovely Christmas colour too. Sorry to be rather late with my entry. x