Tuesday 25 February 2020

February 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 Sue Tossell at Sue's Crafty Corner blog.

Sue has made us a beautiful Winter Scene all done is blues. It is so pretty and dear to my heart as many of you know that my family raised horses. Dad had a wonderful antique sleigh that he brought out into the front garden at Christmas time.  He had a great Santa Suit and stuffed it and made a head up to look like the real old fella! Sue's card has brought me lots of happy memories. 

Same has made up this sweet little fellow decorating his tree, into an adorable card. The colouring is spot on. Well done Sam!
I think that snowflake diecut is wonderful...looks like Memory Box to me. I will have to pop over to Sams blog to check on that...hope to see you there!

Sam has made a second card for our inspiration. This one is a really cute card with cute-pie images!
Now, it looks as though these little fellows are called Yeti's, but I tell you that they must be closely related to what we call the Sasquatch. As legend has it, our Sasquatch are much larger, but they are similar.  My kids camp in Sasquatch country and there are big larger than life statues up there, where tourists take photos.

Methinks that Yeti and Sasquatch live in the imagination. Afterall, there is a liitle child left in all of us!
Well done with this very cute and fun card, Sam.

MNy card is another one made with an upcycled image. I saw a package of Candy acne cards at my local thrift shop (charity shop), and since my last name is Kane, I always try to include Candy Canes in my Christmas decorating and in a few cards. So here is my tribute to a twist on my last name. I made 5 cards and even managed to find some snippets of Candy Cane DP.

I triple matted the image and even managed to make one of them a thin mat from a snippet of red glitter paper, The border is just made from snippets I had on hand, and the Happy Christmas was from a Hels Cuppleditch sentiment package.

The inside sentiment is just the inside of the purchased card, matted and attached to my card base. Somehow I have managed to get the photo of the inside looking pink. It is white, I assure you!

The prizes this month are this Woodware Stamp called Noel Splodges
or this Cottage Cutz die called Snowman Cupcake.

Sunday 2 February 2020

Christmas Card Club with a theme of Stars

I am finally back to making cards with the Christmas Card Club. We are a group of like minded ladies who make a Christmas card every two weeks and take turns chosing the theme. I have all the members blog links  listed in my right sidebar so feel free to drop by them and check out the other takes on our biweekly theme.

 When I read that Sylvie at Gibmiss blog chose stars as our theme, I had just the card front come to mind. I had picked up a packet of the Three Wise Men following the North Star cards at our local thrift shop. They were new and still in the original box. I really liked the image, so picked them up to use as card fronts.

I added a wee bit of Stickles Stardust to the North Star and a Wink of Stella to the Wise Men.

I then cut a Spellbinders S6-139 frame from Gold Mirri card to showcase the image and a background diecut of antique gold silk paper to slide behind it. Luckily that Spellbinders set provides the die for all the layers. I trimmed off the tabs on the gold mirri frame and set it all on a piece of patterned mirri accented card.

I wanted to combine the look of rustic with elegant, so added a piece of navy blue twine wrapped around the card twice and tied in a bow. A gem from my ages old collection accents the bow.

My second card is another upcycled unused card. I am addicted to the packets of new cards at my local charity/thrift shop! They are usualy only a dollar for ten or twelve matching cards and envelopes.

This one has the topper made from a wee shepherd who is about to follow the North Star. As we all know, it will lead him to the Nativity. I used a snippet of gold mirri washi tape to highlight the North Star and then used the same punch to cut some wee stars thru my gold swirl Mirri card.  I slid a snippet of the purple sateen card behind them. I like the way it tied together the idea of other stars in the sky.

The gold swirl Mirri card and the purple sateen  were new purchases from the Christmas Open House at my local paper crafts shop. I usually save new papers and other purchases up before I use them, and I am trying to break that bad habit in this new year! Not taking any chances new things will get forgotten...

Hope you enjoyed my take on the Star theme.

Saturday 1 February 2020

January 2020 Rudolph Days Winner

52 entries. That is amazing for our first challenge of the New Year! As always, it was so inspiring to view all your creations and visit your blogs.

I used Random Org to choose our winner...#27 Sue T.

Sue is one of our Rudolph Days designers. Each designer contributes designs for the challenge every other month. January was Sue's month off designing for us and therefor she was able to enter the challenge this month, as she is not part of this months design team.

Sue,  could you please email me at  maureenkane@telus.net and let me know which prize you would like.