Saturday, 25 January 2020

January Rudolph Days Challenge

Hi there. 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 A Snail's Space blog

Linda has made us this lovely card where the design paper is echoed by the pretty die cut  holly and berries accents. Love that look!  The Merry Christmas is a beautiful script, don't you agree?

I hope you will pop across to Linda's blog and read about how she made this card and then leave her some love!


My card is up next. I have set myself a goal to test my skills and try out some new techniques in 2020. This card contains one of them. I wonder if you can guess just what it is. I think it does not reveal at a glance...but....maybe!


This card was a make and take at my local paper crafts store. The background paper was chosen as it had the potential to look like a winter sky. It is actually a beige and ivory Design paper that has a little greeny blue distress oxide added to the edges to give a more realistic coloured sky.
The trees are die cuts and I added art glitter glue and glitter to them to mimic snow. A torn piece of white card creates a snowy ground for the Penny Black die cut truck to rest on. I added more glue and glitter to the truck to create snow there as well.
The new technique is a wobbler. I have never used one before. I LOVE them and will be using many more of them this year. I bought a package of the medium and also one of the small size.

I did mention new techniques...so here is another. That same paper crafts store had a Tim Holtz clock frame make and take, perfect  for a winter scene. A scalloped circle of snowflake design paper forms the background for the scene.  I then built up a white glitter card hill of wee houses, and then a silver mirri card hill of the same. A final row of a white glitter card treed hill finished off the scene, . These hills were layered into the frame and a generous amount of frosty jagged fine beads that look like rocks were added to loosely hide the bottom edges. A Penny Black curved white glitter card leavy die cut was glue dotted to the front of the frame with a die cut silver glitter card JOY sentiment across the bottom front.


Fine wired micro mini lights are fitted into the space at the back of the frame and the  finishing tough is a  snippet of white tulle and some white woven glittery ribbon,  tied to the top of the clock frame.


I enjoyed this so much that I picked up a distressed looking  real clock at Walmart. I am going to pull the clock apart and use the empty frame to create a different scene for the various seasons.

Our prizes this month are a choice of this Australian Paper Roses Reindeer scene Frame,



or this Studio Light Essentials Reindeer stamp.

So welcome to a new year of Rudolph Days Challenges. Here is Mr Linky, so you know what to do!!!

51 comments:

Sarn said...

Hi Mo . . . belated Happy New Year wishes to you.

Have linked this card for Kathleen. LOVE your projects here . . . especially the clock. Looks amazing.

Happy Rudolph Day!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Kathyk said...

Thank you for the first Rudolph Day of 2020 - Happy New Year

Kathyk

Kath said...

Happy Rudolph Day! Fabulous cards and I love the clock too. I'll joining in with my Rudolph Day card later in the week.
Kath x

scrAPpamondo said...

fabulous inspirations and -wow!!!- your clock is a stunning piece of Art!! It has also lights!! Amazing work!!

mamapez5 said...

I do love your clock frame. What a novel idea.
I also like the simplicity of Linda's card. Happy Rudolph Day. Kate x

Linby said...

Great card from Linda and I love your truck card and the clock - amazing work.

ionabunny said...

Yay!! Happy New Year/Decade and Happy Rudolf Days everyone. Will be joining the fun soon. Lovely makes from the team. Hugz

Marilyn said...

Cute projects! This is my first time entering in the Rudolph challenge
Have a great day!
Marilyn❤

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

I am excited that I am meeting my Christmas card goal for the month of January. Lovely designs all around here, and thank you for hosting this great challenge!

Vicky Hayes said...

YES! I actually entered a card for Rudolph Day (although Sarn did have to remind me!!)
SO impressed with your beautiful clock decoration Maureen and love the idea of doing different scenes according to the different seasons!
Vicky x

Carol L said...

Thanks for another fun year ahead of creating Christmas cards. Thanks too for the inspiration from you and your wonderful designers. I'll be around to visit everyone soon :)

Verna Angerhofer said...

Welcome to a new year of Rudolph Days challenges. I wish all of you a great new year too in all respects!

Brenda said...

Wow, love Linda's card and how she made it! So fun and a great technique. I am totally loving your card to Maureen, your sky looks great and of course I love the trees and truck. I am totally in love with your clock scene!!! That is so cool looking and how fun that it also lights up. I wish there were classes like that around here. Could be and I don't know because I live under a rock. lol Hugs, Brenda

Liz said...

Super Christmas card by you and Linda, Maureen. I've never used wobblers - thanks for the inspiration. Love your decorated clock - just beautiful. xx

Pat said...

Great to see you and the DT back for a new year of Christmas crafting Mo and love Linda's pretty holly and large sentiment, then your beautiful red pickup with the tree in the back and lots of accompanying trees in the background and wow, your gorgeous alarm clock with all the detail houses and trees within and so wonderful when lit up...a masterpiece Mo and can't wait to see what you do with the real one you've bought. x

Karenladd said...

Wow Maureen, that clock project is just spectacular!! don't often make 3-D projects as they never seem to work out for me but I can admire a beautifully done make..and this is fabulous. The truck card is also a favorite and I am impressed with how much that background looks like a winter sky. Just shows how adding a bit of ink here and there can transform a patterned paper.
Even with Christmas just over, I always keep my Christmas stamps and papers out so I can work on them all year round. Thanks for motivating us to keep at it!

Loll said...

Fabulous card by Linda with a great technique ... left her some love on her blog. Your card is awesome Maureen! Love the sweet winter scene with truck. I bet it is so fun to wobble! :) I have not tried those yet. Your clock is AMAZING! I love the scene you've created and the lights are the piece de resistance! Playing along this year. Love getting Christmas cards done ahead. Thanks for all your hard work running this challenge, Maureen! xx

Sandra H said...

Happy new year Mo and wow amazing cards by the Dt's so inspiring they are too! enjoy your day xx

Suzanne H said...

What wonderful inspiration this month. I love how the clock lights up, beautiful both for day and night.

Bunny said...

Lovely creations, y'all. Thanks for the a start to the new year of Rudolph Days challenge. Also. thanks for the reminder of rules. It is a big help for me. [Bunny]

Janis said...

Beautiful inspiration by you and Linda!! Love the wonderful cards. You even used a wobbler for the truck. Hilarious and perfect...the roads around here in rural Idaho eat vehicle suspensions. Ha! I adore your altered alarm clock!! How gorgeous.
Thank you for starting us off on another year of fun and inspiration with your Rudolph Days Challenges.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Carol L said...

Mo, that truck looks sensational with the seasonal skies and pretty trees in the background! Love it! As for the clock, I'm blown away with how you turned that into a little scene! Fabulous creation and I hope we get to see the new one you just decided to take apart and make into a different scene too :)

SHartl said...

Thanks for another fun challenge and for sharing the beautiful cards to inspire me. That truck design is so fun and I love that you used a wobbler to make it look like it's chugging down the road, lol. That clock project is so beautiful and would look perfect sitting on a mantel. Happy New Year!!

Helen said...

Fab DT inspiration!
Thanks for the fun challenge!
Helen x

Susan said...

Fabulous inspiration! And great prizes this month. Thanks so much for running this challenge!

cotnob said...

Thank you for the super challenge and fabulous DT inspiration.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Jane Willis said...

Oh my goodness that clock is just SENSATIONAL

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Beautiful inspiration cards from both you and Linda and I love the Tim Holtz clock that you made too.

Sue xx

Chris said...

Fabulous inspiration cards from you and Linda, great technique to redesign the dP on Linda's card, the result is so pretty! Brilliant idea to add the wobbler to the truck card, adds to the fun! The altered clock is beautiful, love it!
Thanks for another great challenge
xx

Donna said...

It;s tough to get back into the Christmas card habit in January. That's usually why I never get to post in December because I've missed a month or two. But I'm going to make the effort this year. Love the inspiration. My card is very out of character for me. But it was fun!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wowzers! You've been busy! These are absolutely gorgeous! Really loving the truck card, so beautiful! Linda's card is gorgeous as well! I'm so happy I got my card made for Rudolph Day! Thank you for the inspiration, Maureen! I'm determined not to miss any Rudolph Days this year! Hope all is going well with you and that your 2020 is off to a great start!

Colleen said...

So happy to find another Christmas Challenge as I need more cards made! Thank you!

Bonnie said...

Love your snowy holiday truck, Mo! The background worked out great! That 3D scene in the clock is amazing! Looks like so much fun! Hope you have a great year!

Sally H said...

Happy New Year lovely lady! I hope it is a good one for you. Gorgeous inspirationfrom everyone. I love the alarm clock! What a brilliant idea!

Greta said...

Wowzer--what incredible projects to inspire us! I'm totally blown away by the clocks, Maureen!

Eemeli said...

Fabulous inspiration.

Happy to see that Rudolph Day challenge will be continuing yet another year, let see if I manage to participate every month this year (summer time is just soooo difficult cause I am always outdoor enjoying that kind of activities).

Hugs,
Eemeli

Becca Yahrling said...

Gorgeous projects with some awesome inspiration. I love the clock ... I have two that I bought a few months ago, wanting to do exactly this. I will have them done before this Christmas ... :-)

cuilliesocks said...

Super inspiration and managed to join in with the challenge, Kate x

Robyn Oliver said...

Oh wow you sure did step it up with this fabulous 'wobble' card Mo, it's brilliant AND your clock is amazing - how clever are you with the lights and all... looking forward to seeing more of your '2020 try-outs'... happy new year, hugs Robyn

KathyA. said...

I love all the sample cards... and clock. Amazing creations! Thanks so much for inspiring us.

Jenny L said...

Hi Maureen,
Happy Rudolf Days.
fabulous card from Linda and I agree that Sentiment die is such a gorgeous one.
Love your super card and the truck design is gorgeous.
Oh my that clock creation is such a very super idea and I love the wonderful scene such a very stunning work of art.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Valerija said...

Amazing projects from everyone.
Thanks for the new challenge.
Valerija xx

Lynne said...

Super cards and your clock creation is amazing! It looks so pretty lit up. Thank you for the challenge x

Sue said...

Great challenge and inspirations from the DT thank you x

Tina Z. said...

Great inspirations for festive card-making.
crafty hugs xx

Di said...

Great cards Mo - and your clock is stunning! I adore it. Hang on whilst I get my breath back - I ran in pretty late this month - but made it in the end! Hooray! Of to say Hi to Linda now - huff, puff :)

Hugs

Di xx

Christine Harrop said...

Great cards from the team Maureen. I have decided that this year I will remember to take part in your challenge every month - or perhaps it might be better to say I will TRY TO REMEMBER!!! ... lol! Hope things are well with you. Hugs Christine xx

Marianne said...

Happy Rudolph Days! Wonderful projects all around...love the clock...and fab prizes too!
Marianne x

Swissie said...

Wonderful cards, Mo! Thank you for great inspirations!
I thought I would be too late this time, but I think I got it!
I wish you a wonderful time!
Hugs, Liv

linda said...

Oops, I forgot to leave a comment! Beautiful creations, mo, the truck is fabulous all lit up!

linda said...

Oh my, I meant clock! Still waking up. Lol