Thursday, 25 July 2019

July Rudolf Days Challenge

Once again, it is time for the Rudolph Days Challenge. Here are the rules for your perusal...

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 design team ladies have been busy creating lots of inspiration for you!

First up is Sue Tossell at  Sue's Crafty Corner blog. Sue has created this beautiful holly wreath and used it to frame the sentiment. Love this look! That bit of mirri  for the sentiment mat sure catches the eye. Pop on over to Sue's blog and leave her some praise!




Jenny at Cardsarus blog has created this beauty of a shaker card!  I love the pop of the red die cut against the white details.

Jenny always finishes the inside of her cards with as much detail as she puts on the outside. Pop on over to Jenny's blog to see, and leave her some love!


And now for my cards...

I picked up some Bringing The Tree Home new Christmas cards last year in the after Christmas clearance. I cut them up into toppers and used two of them to create these cards. I made these both up from my VOS snippets so do not know the manufacturers, etc.

First up is the Volkswagon bug card. The tree on this topper is a lovely mettalic green and I matted it with some red Mirri card. I used a snippet of this striped and glittered paper that you have seen me use so many times before.  I love that it has two shades of green in the stripes, so it is easy to match other colours with it. I have tons of snippets of this DP as I made a Xmas album with it ( a long time ago).


 I wrapped a fine jute string around the Kraft DP  and tied a wee bow. I used this Kraft DP as it helped tie in the background colour of the topper.

Although the tree is more the darker green stripe, I punched the Martha Stewart snowflake from another snippet of acidy green glitter paper. It almost matches the lighter green stripe. The white snowflake on top is from Impression Obsession..

Next up is the red truck card.  I matted the topper with black card and immediately regretted that I did not use glitter card so I ran a lick of VOS around the visible mat edge. The green holly DP is unknown and the strip is from a sticker sheet that was sold with that line. The design elements of the pattern on the border are heavily glittered.


The Kraft snowflake is Memory Box  and the red mirri snowflake is Impression Obsession.

The prizes this month are a choice of this Recollections Mix and Match Sentiments stamp


or this Memory Box  Evelyn Snowflake die




51 comments:

scrAPpamondo said...

Lovely inspirations from you all!

Jenny L said...

Hi Maureen,
Ignore the email I just sent you.
I love Sue's card and your 2 designs are so lovely.
The VW car with that gorgeous colour tree on top is such a super one.
I just love the truck one too it just oozes Christmas and makes me think of the US and Cananada taking their trees home to decorate.
I always think that Your Christmas decs in the US and Cananda are so lovely.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Kathleen said...

Great cards Ladies.

Kath said...

Beautiful cards - I'll be posting mine soon!
Kath x

mamapez5 said...

Lovely card from the designers again. You did well to make the sheen on the tree show up so well. I always find it hard to photograph. It is very 'UnChristmassy' here in Spain right now, with the thermometer showing 37ยบ in the shade, but it is still good to have an incentive to keep topping up my stash of cards. Kate xx

Mrs A. said...

Will try and join in this month shoulder permitting. Hugs Mrs A.

Marilyn said...

Beautiful cards!
Have a great day!
Marilyn day ❤️

Verna Angerhofer said...

Gorgeous cards to get us in the holiday spirit.

Chris said...

A lovely variety of fabulous cards this month ladies...great inspiration from the team!
xx

Sandy said...

What a fun bunch of sample cards this time.
Hope your knee is recovering nicely.

Liz said...

Gorgeous cards from you and your DT, Maureen. xx

Gail said...

Beautiful work - thank you for the challenge - have a blessed day!

SHartl said...

Thank you for another fun challenge. I managed to make my card this week even though I haven't had much time to stamp this summer.

Pat said...

What fabulous cards from you and the team Mo, and I love Sue's beautiful wreath which is so elegant, and then Jenny's fantastic shaker card which looks great in white with that pop of red with the sentiment, and then your two beautiful card using the VW and the truck both with a wonderful tree on board, such perfect upcycling. x

Di said...

Great cards by you and the very talented DT Mo! Just playing for fun thanks, but always a delight to come and join in with the fun!

Hugs

Di xx

KathyA. said...

I had so much fun making this card and am honored to post it to your challenge. Thanks! Kathy at myasperations.blogspot.com

KathyA. said...

I had so much fun making this card and am honored to post it to your challenge. Thanks! Kathy at myasperations.blogspot.com

KathyA. said...

Oops. I forgot to note that the DT cards are amazing... and the prizes you are offering are both great.

Donna said...

Wonderful inspiration cards ladies! Loving all the sparkle. It's nice to be back to creating a few cards this month. I've missed my crafting.

Suzanne H said...

Always a treat to see everyone's cards in this challenge. Thanks for hosting.

Bunny said...

Great cards. My girlfriend would have a fit over the VW bug card. She loves the bug. Thanks for another month of Rudolph Days.

Kathyk said...

Happy Rudolph Day, just uploaded my entry - great makes and prize this month too

Kathyk

Sandra H said...

Totally stunning cards they are so inspiring x

cotnob said...

Four super cards Maureen, fabulous inspiration.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Loll said...

Wonderful cards from the Designers! Happy to be playing along again this month. xx

Carol L said...

All the DT cards are wonderful, and Mo I love the trees loaded onto the vehicles on your cards! They're so fun and remind me of my days of youth when we'd go in search of that perfect Christmas tree! Well done everyone!

lichazul said...

pretty cards !! congrats all team
i joy the challenges , so super fun
have a great day , hugs from Chile

Helen said...

Thanks for the inspiration & another fun challenge!
Helen x

Bonnie said...

What fun Christmas trees, Maureen! I love the sparkle on the first card and the snowy truck on the the second!

Unknown said...

Oooo what a fabby pair of cards hun, I'm loving the sparkly tree in the first one and the second one would be suitable for a male, Luv Sam x

ionabunny said...

Happy Rudolf Days everyone. Keep cool and sparkly. HUgz

lichazul said...

great cards , congrats
hugs from Chile

Sally H said...

Gorgeous creations from you all. I love them!

Marcia Hill said...

BEAUTIFUL cards from the DT and happy to be playing along with you this month!! :0)

Greta said...

Wow--the DT cards are outstanding this month! So inspiring!

Karenladd said...

I always love seeing the beautiful cards by your DT, and you keep me motivated to work on my cards each month. Thanks for another fun challenge

Lynne said...

Fabulous DT cards, I love those old truck images too. Thank you x

Robyn Oliver said...

Always love to play along and add to my Christmas card stash all through the year... fabulous cards this month from the team - 5 months to go.

Tina Z. said...

I love your elegant inspirations.
crafty hugs xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Hi Maureen, so sorry to haven't remember the rules and put my work in more than 10 challenges. :((
It's too late for limit my entries on the other challenge, so please don't count me in the draw. Hope to remember the rules the next time!
Crafty hugs

cuilliesocks said...

Super inspiration for the team, Kate x

Darnell said...

Thank you for another great inspiring challenge, Maureen, with beautiful Team cards! I'm playing just for fun! I hope you are back to dancing again by now! Hugs, Darnell

Janis said...

I do love me some sparkle and shine at Christmas time! Lovely cards by everyone...esp love that metallic gleam.
Thank you for another fun challenge!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Aimeslee Winans said...

The sample makes from the design team and guest are amazing! Thanks for the challenge and inspiration, xox

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Thought I’d linked up already Mo somehow my brain is vacant today.
Lovely DT inspiration indeed lovely idea there, thanks so much for your faithfulness in running this challenge when well or not, you’re a blessing. Yes please to snowflake die.
Thanks for being a blessing, and may God bless you too.
Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x

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Craftychris said...

Fantastic inspirations and I am so happy to have joined in again at last! xxxxxxx

linda said...

such festive and elegant cards from the designers this month! i'm just playing for fun this month.

Joan said...

Lovely DT cards again

Joan

Marianne said...

Such sweet creations! So happy I managed to link up, even though I'm just playing for fun this month.
Marianne x

MadeByMeghanK said...

Gorgeous Creations! I love the trucks with the tree!

Hamza said...


wow thats very nice post i really like it thanks for sharing and much appreciate your effort
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