Sunday, 25 August 2019

August Rudolph 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 Linda at Snails Space blog.
Linda has created a sweet set of tiny cards that are housed in a beautiful handmade box. I think these are an amazing idea and would make a great hostess gift! They could even be used as Christmas present thank you cards. 

This is the holder for the mini cards...

And here are the adorable mini cards...


I hope you will drop by Linda's blog https://snailzpace.com/  and leave some love...


Next up is Sam at Whisper's Cards blog.
Sam has made this traditional Santa card. You can see he has flown in on his sleigh and methinks he is taking a wee nap and having a cuddle with the kitty before he starts off again. He is one busy Santa after all!



Sam has also made us this very pretty non traditional coloured card. I think this is such an adorable image and the non traditional colours look so great. Please pop on over to Sam's Blog and leave her some love!



My card is an oldie but I hope it is a goody. The image is Stampin Up but I am not sure of the name, it might be Flaky Friends.  I bought it at my local paper craft garage sale where there is a lady who sells 10 stamped images for a dollar. I just liked this image and remembered I had a wacky snowman envelope at home so I grabbed a set.

I used a card design I learned when I first started making cards. The snowmen were a little Wacky looking, so I decided to make the card look a bit that way too. I coloured the image with copics and used snippets to make my card. I cut the image with a mini scalloped Tutti Designs die from a snippet of green holly DP and then cut the black mat with the same die, one size larger. The background is another snippet, leftovers from a 12x12 Christmas album.

And here is the back of the envelope...I bought it at the thrift shop in a large bag of Christmas envelopes!


Snowflake is Martha Stewart and the Noel sentiment is Taylored Expressions Punchables.  Because the card was a bit weighty up front, I covered the back of the card with another snippet of the holly DP.

I am enclosing a photo of the envelope too as it is so adorable!

Prizes are a choice of this Kaisercraft Silver Bells stamp


 or this Creative Expressions Silent Night die


52 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful cards DT
Gr Karin

Kathleen said...

Some lovely creations from the team
Kath x

Liz said...

What a wonderful,selection of cards! Great designs. xx

Jane Willis said...

Love all the samples this time, a fab collection of cards.

Chris said...

Wonderful selection of cards from the DT! You 're a talented lot! Thanks for the inspiration ....and the challenge.
xx

Bunny said...

Yay! I love Rudolph Days. Love all the inspiration from the designers too. Thanks for the challenge. [Bunny]```

Dotty Jo said...

Gorgeous cards! Jo x

Bunny said...

Thank you for another challenge. Lovely DT projects.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful cards to inspire us. And, looks to be some great prizes offered too!

Helen said...

Awesome DT projects!
Thanks for the inspiration and another fun challenge!
Helen x

cotnob said...

Fabulous inspiration, lots of super cards.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Darnell said...

You ladies really went all out with your inspiration works of art this month! Thank you!! Maureen, your wacky snowmen are colored beautifully and I love the way you made your design wacky, too! So fun that you had the perfect envie for it! I'm playing just for fun! Hugs, Darnell

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous inspirations from you all, thanks for sharing!

Sandra H said...

Fantastic creations so inspiring xx

Sally H said...

Fabulous inspiration from everyone! I love them all!

linda said...

aw, sam's cards are so sweet and i love your wacky snowmen maureen! i also love the papers and the layout - so festive!

Pat said...

I love your cute snowmen and the pretty dp's you have used Mo especially cleverly used background strips, and Linda and Sam have both come up with great ideas. The mini cards and box Linda has produced are a great idea, and Sam's two cards are both really pretty. x

KathyA. said...

Amazing DT cards again this month... and love the prizes. WOuld love to play with either of them!

Jackie T said...

Good morning. The Design Team cards are stunning. Thank you for the challenge. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Jane said...

Great inspiration and I finally managed to get to join in with the fun. Thanks so much xx

Carol L said...

Thanks for the inspiration ladies - your projects are all wonderful!

Kath said...

A fabulous selection of cards - I'll be linking my card on Wednesday!
Kath x

Lynne said...

Fabulous cards by the DT. Thank you for the challenge x

Aimeslee Winans said...

Thanks for the challenge! XOX

Valerija said...

Wonderful Christmas projects. Love them all.
Valerija xx

Greta said...

Once again you guys have outdone yourselves! I just love every project! Beautiful prizes this month, Maureen!

Lady Joyful said...

Great cards from the team. Love those mini cards!

Suzanne H said...

Such cute inspiration cards this month!

Helen said...

Wonderful DT cards!
Thanks for the inspiration & another fun challenge!
Helen x

Di said...

Super cards from all the DT once again!

Hugs

Di xx

Kath said...

A lovely selection of cards from the DT.
Kath x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Mo, hope you’re really going well with your knee, the readjusting and exercises can be trial you’re in my prayers.
Ah love the little card set how clever and the packed present card with dog hanging out so cute, love your wacky layout too great card and wow those envelopes are a grand find indeed! Yes please to prize as do like that Silent night Die.
Happy Rudolphs days....
Thanks for being a blessing and runny ng this challenge for us, and may God bless you too, dear Mo.
Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x

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Jenny L said...

Hi Maureen,
what super makes from your DT this month I will shortly be visiting them.
I love your card and the snowmen are so sweet and fab, and colured wonderfully too.
Lovely papers used and great fab colours as well.
The envelope is also gorgeous and such a lovely design.
I managed to use my pressie on my card this month.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Tina Z. said...

great inspirations!

ionabunny said...

Yeah, happy Rudolf Days everyone. Always fun linking up here. Hugz

lichazul said...

greats cards11 , congrats DT
hugs from Chile

Janis said...

Beautiful inspiration from the team!! I esp love Linda's adorable mini-cards and wonderful holder for them.
Thank you for another lovely challenge.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

mamapez5 said...

Sorry I am late visiting. We have had a sudden death in the family this week. I am so glad I had prepared my post in advance. I am now going to look at all the lovely design team and other folks' creations and hopefully comment on at least some of them. Kate x

cuilliesocks said...

Brilliant cards and inspiration from the team, Kate x

Joan said...

lovely inspiration from the team as always

Whisper said...

Oooo I have a real soft spot for Snowmen hun & these are super adorable, luv Sam x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Fantastic cards from the DT and yourself Maureen.

Sue xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello, Maureen! Hope you are doing okay. I missed last month :-( Gorgeous cards by you and your team! Thank you for the inspiration to help get me back on track! Hope you have a great weekend!

Suzanne H said...

Love those mini cards with the little envelope. What a cute idea. Thanks again for the inspiration from everyone!

Izzy Scrap said...

Beautiful inspirations from the DT and a great challenge to get ahead with Christmas cards ! Thanks so much. x

Bonnie said...

Love these wacky snowmen and the way you've placed them on an angle! The sentiment circle on a snowflake is a great idea! And altogether fun card, Maureen!

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Lovely cards, Ladies!

Macimbalo said...

Thanks for the inspiration - love the DT cards!!!

Marianne said...

Such pretty makes by the DT. Love the set of mini cards with matching box and the sweetly coloured cards by Sam and yourself, Maureen. I had intended to use the prize stamp that I received a month ago, but I ran out of time. Hopefully, I will manage to use it for next month's Rudolph Days. Thanks again, Maureen, for hosting this challenge and for your generosity. I'm just playing for fun this month.
Marianne x

Gail said...

Thank you for having these challenges - it is always an honor to visit and leave a message and see what others are creating. Have a blessed week -

jimlynn said...

Guilty as charged for not leaving a comment I'm afraid! I was in such a hurry to get my card posted and completely forgot about commenting. Thank you for everything you do Maureen.
Lynn

Michelle said...

Gorgeous creations from the DT - Michelle x