Saturday, 16 February 2019

February Rudolph Days Challenge

I am posting the February Rudolph Days Challenge early as I want to see it up on my blog before I leave on my cruise. This way I can sort out any problems with it posting, before I leave.  I would prefer you wait until Feb 25 to enter, as that is the date that the coordinating posts  will show on the design teams blogs. If you forget and enter early, you will be forgiven! hahaha

Here is a perusal of the rules for this 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 Sam at Whispers Cards.
Sam has made this gorgeous gnome slider card. Now I have noticed that gnomes are very on trend at the moment. I was thinking of looking for some gnome stamps for my own use and as I was going through my stamps recently, I was shocked to find that I already own some. Mine are really old, from before they became so in style...just like me!!!

Sam has coloured up her gnomes so cute and I am loving that snowy sky and textured snow featured here.



I think the slider aspect of Sam's card is really sweet. Here is a photo of it. I can see a young fellow like my grandson would have so much fun opening and closing it back up again. Well done, Sam!



Sam has made us a second lovely card this month! This pretty angel sits on a gorgeous vintage looking DP background. The burgundy sheer  ribbon and what looks to me like a velvet ribbon overlay is so, so pretty.



Next up is Jenny at Cardsarus.
Jenny has been having home reno's  done and made us this card when she was well in the midst of all the work. Not only was her kitchen worked on and we all know how hard that is to deal with, but her craft room had to be refitted with a new heater! She has had to replace her desk and valuable drawer space, so has been very busy redesigning her room and cataloging everything as she puts it away.
I am honoured that she took the time to make us this beautiful vintage style card featuring a gorgeous hand made tag. I love the sumptuous look of this card. The tag is so lovely on its own...and even more so on this lovely card.



Linda at Snails Space has made this sweet card with a surprise pop up interior. As always her colouring is so delicate and pretty.


Here is the inside... I love the way the tree and presents pop up. It looks so good and makes for a lovely surprise!  I think I just have to get some of these dies. How about you?


Prizes this month are a choice of this Penny Black Bird and Twigs stamp


or this Darice large snowflake cut and emboss die 2014-34


Please remember that I am away till March 1st (see previous post).  So if you enter twice in error, or have any other problems, I will fix them once I am home. The prize draw will not happen till very late in the evening on March 1st...could be March 2nd overseas, due to the time difference!

I will not get round to commenting until I am home, as I do not have an internet package on the cruise.  I will get round to all of you in early March, it just will take me till then as have you may have noticed, I have not been round visiting much lately as my knee does not like to be kept bent when I sit to type. I will visit about in same increments to keep my knee happy.

42 comments:

cuilliesocks said...

Fabulous inspiration from your DT Mo. Have a wonderful holiday, Kate x

Marianne said...

Wow, you are so organised! I'm hoping to play along this month.
Marianne x

ionabunny said...

Oh my, that's was a bit of a roller coaster. I was like, yeah Rudolf days!! Oh shit, the 25th??!! Quick check of calendar. Wheeew, not 25th. Thank goodness for that!! So now I've read your post and I hope you have a lovely cruise, I hope your knee feels better soon, and I look forward to joining the rudolf days challenge next week. Take care. Hugz

Kath said...

Have a great time Mo!
Kath x

scrAPpamondo said...

Great inspirations from the team!!

Sandra H said...

I hope you have an amazing time away take care xx

Loll said...

Beautiful DT cards with lots of inspiration. Have a wonderful cruise Maureen!! Will be entering after the 25th. :) xx

Eemeli said...

Luckily I am up to north to visit my parents and do some alpine skiing this weekend. Otherwise it would be tough to wait 'til Monday so that I can participate on this month's Rudolph Day.

Wonderful creations by the DT members, definitely a lot of inspiration for getting us in holiday spirit -- at least when it comes to making cards for the holiday.

Have a nice and relaxing cruise!

Hugs,
Eemeli

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Poor you Mo, that can't have been a good experience. Wishing you a happy cruise and I hope that all goes well next time. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Earl-lea Riser said...

I really like that pop up tree and presents too!! Great idea!

Bunny said...

Oh, honestly. I was thinking the challenge was over on the 25th. I"m so sorry I entered early. Thank you for not beating us with a stick. http://bunnyscards1.blogspot.com/2019/02/bunny_24.html

Suzanne Harkinson said...

I hope you are enjoying your cruise. I hope to play along each month this year to be sure I'm ready for Christmas. Thanks for hosting this challenge.

Pat said...

I am so sorry to hear about the postponement of your knee surgery Mo and no wonder you have been down about it...so frustrating for both you and your hubby, but I'm glad you have decided to get away to Mexico for a lovely holiday which I'm sure will cheer you both up. I love the cards from the DT, just so pretty and clever too with Sam's fun knomes on the slider card plus her very pretty angel, and then Jenny's really wonderful tag card and Linda's sweet teddy with the pop up presents inside, all fantastic! x

Jane Willis said...

Have a lovely cruise - hope you come back feeling beautifully relaxed and perfectly convalesced (is that a word?)

mamapez5 said...

I am so sorry you have had the trauma of the cancelled operation. I hope you have a super cruise, and come back ready for the operation all over again. You will have to wrap yourself in cotton wool for a couple of weeks. I am sure it will be worth it in the end. Thank you for running this challenge despite everything. The design team entries are lovely and I shall enjoy seeing what others have made too. Kate x

Lynne said...

All the DT cards are so lovely and I hope you're having a fabulous time on your cruise x

Jackie T said...

Thank you for the challenge. I hope you are having a wonderful cruise we have booked one for November. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Sandra H said...

So inspiring are all the cards hope your enjoying your time away take care x

Kathleen said...

Some great inspiration from the team, lovely creations.

Liz said...

Beautiful selection of cards from your DT, Maureen.

Hope you're having/had (depending on when you read this!) a wonderful time on your cruise. xx

KandA said...

Sorry to hear about the cancelled surgery but on the plus side you did get to go on a cruise. Fabulous cards from the DT xx

Carol L said...

I just love all the DT's inspiring cards this month! They're all wonderful! I'm glad you're on that cruise and hopefully able to enjoy it in spite of the knee issues! Life is short, so go while you can!

scrAPpamondo said...

Thanks for another challenge! Hope that all is going better with your knee!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I hope this finds you have a great time on your cruise. And, hopefully soon you can have the surgery to make your knee feel better as well. I am glad I was able to get a card for the challenge done too. Time flies by so fast but then again this is a short month.

Sarah said...

Thank you for the nudge for me to enter here Jenny!! Love the inspiration from the talented team xx

Jules said...

Hope your knee is feeling much better now Mo .. .. enjoy your cruise!

Thank you and your lovely team for lots of Christmas inspiration.

Love Jules xx

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Mm Shows I'm behind the eight ball this month.. the 25th almost slipped my mind Mo.. thanks to Di it did not!
Lovely makes by DT the NOEL one my fav. Yes PLEASE to prize. Love the burdee stamp.
Total sucker for burdee stamps.
Praying for you dear Mo esp healing prayers.
Hugs Shaz in Oz.x.

Sally H said...

Hope you are on the mend and enjoying yourself Mo xxx thanks to your lovely DT for their inspiration x

Joan said...

Hope you are having a fabulous holiday

Loll said...

Great inspiration from the team!!

Janis said...

I got confused, too, when I saw the post early....and then nearly forgot to enter once it was time!! lol... Hope you are enjoying yourself and that you will be feeling better soon. Take your time on making the rounds. We all want you to take care of yourself.
Thank you for another fun Rudolph Days challenge. The wonderful samples by the lovely team are just fabulous!!!
<3 J

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Chris said...

Beautiful inspiration cards as always, hope you enjoy the cruise!!
xx

Di said...

What wonderful work from everyone on the DT Mo! I'm hopping around here, slowly making a pretty basic card and will link in tomorrow! Hope the cruise is going well!

Hugs

Di
xx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Maureen, surprise, surprise! I've managed to make my first Rudolph Day card of the year. You've given us great inspiration this month too. Have fun on the cruise and return home with your knew well rested. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Sandy said...

Hope you're having a lovely cruise Mo.

Darnell said...

Hope you had a great time on the cruise, Mo! You ladies did an amazing job with your inspiration cards for us!! Hugs, Darnell

Greta said...

Wonderful cards by the DT! Hope you're having a great trip & that this time the surgery goes off without a hitch!

MadeByMeghanK said...

Just found you! First time entering! Have a great cruise and I love the DT projects!!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello, Maureen! I hope you are having a fabulous cruise! Thank you for a new Rudolph Day - I'm getting in at the 11th hour but I made it! I hope you like my card! Haven't been crafting much this month but there's no way I will miss Rudolph Day! Everyone's cards are beautiful! I always enjoy the inspiration here! Thank you!!!

Becca Yahrling said...

Sure hope your cruise was fabulous and fun despite the knee issue!! Prayers to you. :-)

Tina Z. said...

I hope you are fine and I love all the inspiration from the DT!
hugs xx

Sally H said...

Wonderful inspiration from the DT. Hope you are properly on the mend and enjoyed your well earned cruise.