Thursday 25 June 2020

June 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.

I am sad to announce that I will have to suspend mailing of gifts until things are safer here in my area. Our province has relaxed things somewhat, but are still recommending if you fit the high risk group then follow the original rules. With so many people out and about now,  it is riskier to go to the post office to have the parcels customs sticker stamped. I do have everything here at home, customs forms, stamps, scales etc, but the customs form has to be stamped by the post office. I will mail them all out once this has let up to a safe level.

Our designers have been busy.

First up is Sue at Sue's Crafty Corner blog.

Sue has made this beautiful Christmas card with delicate tiny fairies flying between the snowflakes. I am looking forward to Sue's blog post as although I think the fairies re Lavina stamps, I do wish to learn who makes those gorgeous snowflakes!
Pop over and leave Sue some love on this gorgeous card.

Sams first card is so darn cute. All these little pups are so eager to wish you a Happy Christmas! I think they are all so cute too. My faves are the Daschunds.  Sam sure has the perfect sentiment here!

Sam has made us a second card and I love this design style. As you look at the front of the card you see a cute snowman in an aperture,  with lots of lovely snowflake die cuts about.
When you open the card you realize that the aperture is a frame around the image which is actually sitting on the inside of the card. It is a hidden treasure!

Both of the inside pages are decorated with more of the snowflake die cuts. I love the garland ones! They go great with the snowflake circles.

No card from me today. I have had a crick in my neck for well over a week and it has made my muscles so tense that I am now in pain down to my lower back. I already take quite strong painkillers for my arthritis, and they are not budging the pain at all. I feel a good massage or two would sort me out fairly quickly, but we are still not leaving the house other than walks and to pick up the grocery order.
Hopefully, it lets up soon. 

Our prizes this month are a choice of this Memory Box Snowman Circle Collage die

or this Memory Box Watching Deer Circle die

Sunday 7 June 2020

Christmas Card Club - Snowflakes

Once again it is time for the Christmas Card Club. We are a group of ladies who like to make our Christmas cards throughout the year, so we take turns choosing a theme each fortnight, and then  play along to create a themed card. To view the others ladies work, glance at my right sidebar and click on their names,  I have attached hyperlinks to their blogs.

My card is a Canadian version of the snowflake theme.  I took the brief quite literally!  My card features a few snowflakes, but most importantly it features what can be done with snowflakes!

Igloos, as shown in my image, can be used for shelter in the far Canadian North Our Inuit people created our first igloos and now kids all over Canada built igloo snow forts in the winter. My own kids and grandkids have built some quite impressive ones. I actually remember learning the physics of how to build one, in Elementary School!

I live in the southern part of B.C. and we are not far enough North for our igloos to freeze solid for long periods of time. They stand proudly for a few days of freezing temperatures and then slump inwards as temperatures rise, causing our igloos to melt.

I am not sure where I got this image. It is definitely NBUS. When I first started card making, friends gave me stamped images. I did not blog in those days, so did not write down manufacturers names, or stamp names. I have had this image for a very long time.

This was a fun image to colour. I just used two shades of a light grey colour and a dot of pale pink in each bear's ear. I also added tons of Wink of Stella!

I used snippets for the snowflakes and all the mats. It sure feels good to use up some snippets! As always, the mirri card mats are hard to get the true colour to show up in a photo. The teal is a much lighter shade IRL. The light bouncing off the mirri, makes it appear so much darker...

Card Recipe
Image - gift from a friend (NBUS)
DP - Basic grey , Alpine Frost
Mats - Hunky Dory Mirri card, 50 shades. I used Silver and Aqua
Sentiment - Making Memories, Glitter Mini Christmas (NBUS)
White Glitter Snowflake = Hobby Lobby Snowflake (NBUS)
Teal snowflakes - Impression Obsession.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Christmas card Club - Snowflakes
2. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
3. Darnell's NBUS Challenge.#15 - use NBUS items

Monday 1 June 2020

Winner of the May Rudolph Days Challenge.

As always, I used Random Org to choose our winner. Without further delay, I am pleased to announce that  #  44 Pauline, (Cotnob)  is our winner.

Pauline, please drop me an email at and let me know which prize you would prefer.