Wednesday, 25 March 2020

March 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 Snails Space Blog

Linda has created a very pretty, vintage image card for your enjoyment. Methinks she has hand stamped that lovely background. Hopefully, Linda inspires us to eventually create some vintage image cards too!!!  I love the pretty swirl embellishment with the snowflakes tucked underneath. I also think the image  looks framed by that lovely blue mat!

Please be sure to stop over to Linda's blog here. You will not be disappointed!


Next up is Jenny at Cardsarus Blog. 

Jenny has two beautiful cards for our inspiration.
First up is this glittery, sparkly creation in non traditional colours. I am loving the piece of antique looking lace used as the border. This card proves that you can never have enough sparkle when you use it.!



Second up is this very vintage looking card. A close up seems to suggest a sort of paste or texture was used to help add to the vintage look and to suggest a dusting of snow. You will have to pop over to Jenny blog here, to know for sure!



I have a surprise for you today. With our Canadian schools closed, I am hoping to get my grandkids to occasionally be guest designers. Today, I am featuring Clare,age 13, who used to have a blog called the Pony Girl where she had to have me do her typing as she was only about 5 or 6 years old!
She has made up some Bo Bunny kits which I ferreted away in my stash a couple of years ago. These cards are for her teachers.

Although the kits were well designed for a youngster, the card bases are very lightweight for my liking. The kits are a combo of DP, card stock, chipboard accents, and clear stickers for the sentiments.  They seemed a bit plain, so a little Wink of Stella (WOS) made them sparkle a bit. Hard to capture that in my photo.

Her card is this Bo Bunny Snow Globe, featuring some lovely deer. The street light, and snowflake on the heart got the WOS treatment.



My card  is the  Penny Black  Snowy,  coloured with Copic pens. It  has a chalked sky feature which I pressed a wet sponge into to get the blended look.  The white fur on Snowy's toque has had a very liberal coating of stickles. 


The DP is a snippet from some 12x12 scrapbook DP, and the green glitter card border is from my snippets box.  I will take this card over to Di's blog, Pixies Crafty Workshop, Snippets Challenge. It has been a long time since I participated in challenges, but this is one I hate to miss.

Our prizes this month are this darling Gnome stamp set by C&C Crafts Consortium.



or this Penny Black Winter Tales stamp. 






54 comments:

Kath said...

Fabulous cards from the DT and Clare - she a very talented young lady. I'll post my card later today.
Kath x

Swissie said...

Thank you for the great inspiration cards!
I hope everything is well with you these corona times!
Take care and God bless you!
Hugs,
Liv XX

l.frische@valaiscom.ch

Linby said...

Great makes as always - well done to your Granddaughter on her lovely card too. Stay safe x

Kathleen said...

Super creations by the team

Kath x

Sandra H said...

Five stunning cards to take our minds of what's happening to the world stay safe the challenges are a wonderful thing to keep our minds occupied lots of love x

Bunny said...

What lovely creations from everyone. Tell Pony Girl hers is especially lovely. It's nice to see that she is creative like her Grandma. I'll be back to enter a card. Thank you for this month's challenge. [Bunny]

Pat said...

Gorgeous cards from you and the team Mo with Linda's wonderful vintage look and Jenny's two very glittery and pretty snowy ones, and Snowy is one of my favourite Christmas images, and love all the glitter you gave him. Your granddaughter's snowglobe looks fantastic too, very talented, obviously takes after you. I will get my thinking cap on and try and get my entry in soon. x

Carol L said...

Once again, thanks to you all for the wonderful inspiration and beautiful Christmas creations! Thanks to Mo also for having this fun challenge. I'll be around to visit each of you soon :) Happy Rudolph Days everyone!

Carol L said...

Claire's card is very well designed and so perfect for giving to her teacher! You taught her well! Loving that PB snowman as much as I ever did, but the sparkle you added takes it right over the top! Thanks for sharing these 2 fantastic cards, and happy Rudolph days to you!

mamapez5 said...

I love all the sparkle on Jenny's cads this month, and you have used my favourite snowman stamp. I think it must be the most used stamp in my whole collection!
And Well done to Clare for her card. How nice to have a grand-daughter wanting to share your hobby. Kate x

Jenny L said...

Hi Maureen,
your card is such a very lovely design and I love the globe idea with the Reindeer.
Beautiful Blue glitz paper used as well.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Liz said...

What a beautiful collection of cards this month! xx

Verna Angerhofer said...

Everyone has created such wonderful cards to inspire us. Stay healthy all too!

cuilliesocks said...

Wonderful inspirational cards, thank you, Kate x

My Paper Cat said...

Great to be playing again this month.

ionabunny said...

Yeah, Rudolf Days. A little normality in a world gone crazy. My card reflects the strange times we live in. Take care everyone. Stay safe, keep well. Hugz

Donna said...

Lovely inspiration from all the design team. It so great to see all the beautiful designs. Please know that I am praying for all you you to stay safe and healthy in this very scary time. God bless you all!

Jane Willis said...

How lovely to have Clare as a guest designer - I hope we'll be seeing more of her work.

Elle-jeanne said...

Prachtige creaties team.
Groetjes Elle-jeanne

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful and gorgeous work from the DT
Gr Karin

Karenladd said...

How fun to see Clare's beautiful card along with yours. I have two granddaughter's who also love to craft, but have to say they've not started a blog yet as your Clare did! I do notice that many card kits come with flimsy card bases, so I usually replace them with something heavier so they won't fall over. Don't know why they don't just go ahead and offer up a sturdier base to begin with, right? The card samples are gorgeous as always and I love that your granddaughter is sharing her card this time around as well.
Stay healthy through this stressful time.

Sue - said...

Super DT cards!

Sally H said...

beautiful cards from everyone! Love Clare's too xxx

MadeByMeghanK said...

Beautiful inspirations! I LOVE that Penny Black Snowman!!!

Vicky Hayes said...

So nice to have these fun challenges to take our minds of everything. What a gallery of inspiration this month! Love Linda's vintage style card with the gorgeous swirl and the beautiful white on white cards from Linda. Your snowman is adorable and I think that liberal stickles application was a great success! As for Clare's snow globe - what a star she is! The misty looking scene with the deer is beautiful and the sewn border and embellishment details are wonderful. Stay safe and well, Vicky x

Becca Yahrling said...

Wow, lots of beautiful inspiration from everyone! Loving all the pretty sparkle on many of them.

Helen said...

What a lovely selection of cards!
Thanks for the inspiration!
Helen x

Eemeli said...

Lovely inspirational creations!
Definitely gets us into holiday spirit.

Hugs from Finland,
Eemeli

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello, Maureen! Thank you for another Rudolph Days and the gorgeous inspiration! Claire did an awesome job with her card! You and all of our guest designers have done amazing work! Thanks for helping me get my cards made early! I made it again this month - 3 for 3 - Yay!

Gloria said...

Hello! I hope you are doing very well!
The designers are wonderful!
Love these cards!!!
I'm very happy to join this challenge again and thank you for great challenge!

KathyA. said...

SO many amazing DT cards... and fun to see so many entry's, too.

SHartl said...

Jenny's cards are amazing and so beautiful, and I just love Clare's card too. I have two daughters who love to craft and it's wonderful to see your granddaughter joining in a guest designer. That Penny Black snowman is the sweetest image and I love all the sparkle. Stay well Mo!!

Suzanne H said...

Thanks again for hosting this challenge. The DT cards are awesome!

Bonnie said...

I love snowy with his sparkles! Great use of those snippets of patterned paper!

Darnell said...

You've all outdone yourselves with your beautiful makes this month! I'm so glad I was able to play - just for fun! Thank you, Mo! Please take care and be safe! Hugs, Darnell

Sue said...

Lovely inspiration from the design team, and such a fun challenge. Take care, Sue x

Greta said...

Oh wow--absolutely gorgeous cards by all of you! Fun to have your granddaughter GD! Take care!

Valerija said...

So wonderful cards. Love them all. Thanks for the new challenge.
Hugs, Valerija xx

Robyn Oliver said...

Lovely card this month Maureen, gorgeous vintage card from Linda, and wonderful sparkly cards from Jenny but really Claire has inspired us with two fabulous cards - how lovely to have gd sharing too. Stay safe and hugs Robyn

Rainey's Craft Room said...

These months certainly come around quickly, thanks for another challenge and all the fabulous samples from the team.
Lorraine

Mrs A. said...

Made it finally. Lots of lovely card ideas from the team. Hugs Mrs A (ValeryAnne).

My Paper Cat said...

Always fun to play here. Thanks for the great challenge

Tina Z. said...

Great inspirations from the DT, I love them all.
stay safe.
crafty hugs xx

Janis said...

Happy Spring, Maureen!! And welcome to Clare as one of your Guest Designers!! How special to have your granddaughter with you with her beautiful card. I can just get a hint of the WOS sparkle!! Fabulous inspiration with all of the other cards, too. Jenny is always a superstar....loving the gorgeous glitter and vintage vibe!
Thank you for another fun Rudolph Days challenge. Stay safe and healthy!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Lynne said...

Love all the DT cards, especially Jenny's shabby chic and Clare's is wonderful too. Thank you for the challenge x

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Wonderful sample cards! Well done all around!

Di said...

Phew - I made it in time! Wonderful DT cards and so lovely that Clare is still crafting! She's like her Grandma - clever girl!

Hugs

Di xx

Michelle said...

Lovely card Clare and all the DT - thank you for a great challenge - Michelle x

cotnob said...

Fabulous inspiration again, thank you for another great challenge.
Pauline
x

Marianne said...

Lovely cards by the DT. A huge welcome to your special guest designer, Clare, and what a great job she did.
Marianne x

linda said...

Your snowy is fabulous, Maureen, with all the glitter and so are Jenny’s cards, wow. Congrats to Clare for showcasing her artistic skills with a lovely Christmas card; wow, stitching detail too!

Susan Renshaw said...

Sorry I keep forgetting your challenge Mo...Hope you are doing OK in the current circumstances...

Rosina said...

Beautiful the cards that your design team has made ... and Claire has done her very best with her stock of craft materials ... Too bad we have so many limitations, but what a nice hobby we can now get started with. ..Also I just linked my Christmas card ..
greetings Rosina..

Di said...

Hi there Mo! So lovely that you came to play with us this time round!Great card, so cheerful and sparkly too - and of course I ADORE Snowy the Snowman! Do you know that Penny Black new make a matching die for him? Truly - April 1st has gone, in case like me you're losing count of the days!

Love

Di xx