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.


47 comments:

Liz said...

A beautiful collection of Christmas cards. xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

cute and beautiful cards DT
Gr Karin

Kath said...

Fabulous cards from the DT. The second Rudolph Day of the year - the year is flying by! I'll link my card tomorrow.
Kath x

Eemeli said...

Beautiful and very inspirational Christmas creations.

I am trying to get a card ready before the end of this months Rudolph Day but since I hurt my back last weekend on alpine skiing track and now not been able to sit down so it will be a challenge for me.

Hugs,
Eemeli

Kathleen said...

Lovely cards Ladies, great images and designs.
Kath x

Sandra H said...

What a lovely selection of cards so inspiring x

mamapez5 said...

Lovely inspiration cards again. I especially like the little bear and that beautiful snowflake.
You found a very fitting comment to go inside your candy cane card, so well done on that too. Kate x

Suzanne H said...

Lovely cards by everyone this month. Thanks for the chance to win.

Vicky Hayes said...

I love your candy cane card Maureen! The background paper goes perfectly with that focal image too. I love that you like to send cane cards because of your surname. We have relatives whose surname is Barker, and they always get a card with dogs on it! Vicky x

Bunny said...

Yay! Rudolph Days! Thank you, I'll be back in a little while to enter my card.

Thank you for the lovely inspiration. [Bunny]

Verna Angerhofer said...

The design team made some wonderful inspirational cards to get our juices flowing.

Linby said...

Such lovely cards from you and the DT. I like the play on words with the canes too!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Great array of lovely inspirations!

Sue said...

Gorgeous inspiration from the design team, and all so different! Thank you so much Mo for taking the time to track me down - I've no idea what went wrong with the link, I've tried to change it but it's just entered me again agh!!! x

cuilliesocks said...

Such lovely cards from the team, great inspiration, Kate x

Valerija said...

Beautiful cards from you and designer team. Thanks for the inspiration and for the new Challenge.
Hugs, Valerija

SHartl said...

Looks like we only have 4 days to enter the challenge this month, what with February being such a short month so it's a good thing I made a Christmas card last week when I had some spare time! The DT cards are so beautiful and I love the cute candy candy design of your card Maureen.

Karenladd said...

Oooh, the DT samples are so beautiful and I love that you recycled parts of a card front Mo. The candy theme is just perfect for you..and I love the papers you added. Thanks for another fun challenge to keep us on track for Christmas!

KathyA. said...

Inspiring cards and such fun prizes this month! So fun.

Jackie T said...

What a wonderful collection of cards from the Design Team. Thank you for the challenge. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Carol L said...

Thank you ladies for all this wonderful inspiration to get my Christmas stash done on time. I'd be lost without Rudolph days to keep me on track all year :)

Jenny L said...

Hi Maureen,
what wonderful DT cards and I will be visiting them shortly.
What a great find the candy canes images and background paper is.
Love the super designs and the verse inside.
Fabulous that you can incorporate your surname into your lovely Christmas cards.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Swissie said...

Great Christmas cards!
So glad I returned home from Germany now, so I was able to take place here in time!
Greetings from Liv in Switzerland

Becca Yahrling said...

Gorgeous cards by everyone! Those Yeti's are super cute and I love a shaped card. Thanks for the fun challenge & prizes!! Good luck to all. :-)

Lynne said...

A wonderful selection of cards by the DT. Thank you for the challenge x

Donna said...

Such great cards by the design team! Especially love Sue's card. Beautiful image. Thanks for the fun challenge. My card is kind of plain but I'm still recovering from the flu.

Robyn Oliver said...

Wonderful inspiration this month from yourself and Sue and Sam... and as always great to be adding cards to my stash this early in the year, loving that Noel stamp in the prizes too, hugs Robyn

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

I am going to echo what Sue said, all the designer cards are so lovely and really wonderfully different! Thanks for hosting this challenge. It really keeps me on track.

Sally H said...

gorgeous inspiration from the DT. Thanks for keeping me organised xxx

Loll said...

Wonderful makes from the DT! Thanks for all your hard work of putting together this challenge every month, Maureen. It really helps me keep up my stash of Christmas cards. xx

Pat said...

Three beautiful cards Mo and your candy canes topper and pretty bp look great, and love Sue's traditional winter scene in that wonderful blue, and then Sam with her two super cuties, and the yetis really made me smile, especially with the fun sentiment. I hope we have until the end of the 29th as I am behind as usual but do intend to get a card in. x

Greta said...

Oh what a clever use of the store bought cards, Maureen! Love that Kane makes cane cards--haha! Cute & beautiful cards to inspire us this month!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Beautiful work by the DT hard to pick a fav but blue dashing through the snow caught my eye, as well as cuties by Sam, and well the candy cane is rather like mine using toppers is handy when in hurry but I don’t get five made!
Thanks for being a blessing, and may God bless you too.
Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x 😊

{Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

KT Fit Kitty said...

Yay! I made it! Leap Year gives us another day but I didn't want to cut it too close! Thank you for another Rudolph Day and gorgeous inspiration! I am actually ahead of my goal of 2 cards a month so I'm off to a great start in 2020! Thanks for helping me get one more made this month! I am loving the prizes and I have my eye on that snowman die! Crossing my fingers and toes! Have a great weekend!

Brenda said...

I so love your card using a recycled card Maureen! It is so Christmas-y as we always think of Christmas when we see candy canes. The plus is that it is a spin off of your name! lol I love it! Hugs, Brenda

Helen said...

Fab DT cards - thanks for the inspiration!
Helen x

cotnob said...

Thank you for another fabulous challenge Maureen, I just managed to get my entry in on time!
Pauline
x

Di said...

Lovely cards Mo! I do love the candy cane card especially, very apt!

Hugs

Di xx

ionabunny said...

Happy Rudolf Days everyone and happy leap day too. Glad of that extra day LOL. Gorgeous makes from the team and thanks for the inspiration. Hugz

Pat said...

Hi Mo, I have tried to link my entry but it keeps putting in your URL instead of mine. I have had to give up as I am going out now and not back until late this evening when I will try again. Hopefully it will be in time but if not not to worry. x

linda said...

cutting it close but i made it! beautiful DT cards! from elegant to adorable to your festive candy kanes, maureen!

AlisonC said...

What a lovely varied set of cards, I love the blue scene. Thanks for encouraging us to get on with those cards. x

Marianne said...

Such sweet cards, and a great way to do some recycling Maureen!
Marianne x

Janis said...

Yay for Leap Day giving us a little extra time in the short month of Feb. I have been celebrating my Birthday each day this week and so really had to buckle down to get a card in this month. So Double Hooray for Leap Day!! :)
Wonderful inspiration from you and the team, Maureen. Your candy cane card is beautiful...and I love that you use candy cane motifs on your Christmas cards because of your last name!! So much fun.
Thank you again for another great Rudolph Days challenge. You are a great help in encouraging me to be making Christmas cards all year long!!
<3 J

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HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Tina Z. said...

such beautiful Christmas cards!

Pat said...

Hi Mo. I have just re-entered my card and the link is now working. Obviously it is very late and there have been lots of other cards entered since mine this afternoon but not to worry. Perhaps you can just delete my earlier rogue entry. x

Whisper said...

Oooo what a fabby design hun and I better not show your card to Harrison, as he loves Candy canes ;-), Luv Sam x