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


48 comments:

Karenladd said...

The cards from your DT are so beautiful, and the one with the pup is making me smile. Don't worry about a card from you Mo, you need to feel better soon and give that neck a break. Just finished my card tonight and looks like I'm the first to comment as well!

Kath said...

Lovely cards from the DT. I can't believe we're halfway through the year - where is the time going? I'll be linking my card soon.
Kath x

Sandra H said...

Cards are amazing great inspiration from the Dt's x

Liz said...

What super cards from your DT, Maureen. Sorry to hear that you are feeling unwell, hope you feel better soon. xx

Carol L said...

I'm so sorry you're dealing with such pain, and I hope soon you can get that massage and it will help you feel better. Pain is not fun:( Thanks for having another Rudolph challenge and your DT has made some wonderful cards! Feel better soon!!

Jenny L said...

Hi Maureen,
wonderful DT cards this month they are all so very lovely and beautifully created.
Will pop over to comment after this.
Oh my that does sound panful and so uncomfortable for you.
I do so hope you are soon out of pain with that.
I rememeber when I had a slipped disc in that area how painful it was and it affected my sitting down also which sounds mad I know as you wouldn't think that far up your back it could.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

mamapez5 said...

Well done for still hosting this challenge while you are in so much discomfort. I do hope the pain is easing a bit now.
I love the way Sue has used the fairy stamps to link her two die cut corners. That's a very clever design.
And the little dogs with their apt sentiment are really cute.
Kate x

Linby said...

Fab DT cards - off for a closer look.

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful cards DT
Gr Karin

Bunny said...

Lovely cards, y'all. Thank you for the challenge.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Thanks again for the challenge and motivation to work on my Christmas cards. I hope you are doing well and staying away from the Covid-19.

SHartl said...

I am so happy for challenges like this that keep me on track with my Christmas card making. When it's over 90 degrees, it's hard to think about Christmas otherwise! Beautiful cards and inspiration.

Becca Yahrling said...

lol I felt the same way about those snowflakes on Sue's card - so sad they aren't available any longer. All of the cards today are sooooo creative and fun. Sam's cards really take it to another level being decorated to the hilt inside and out. Sure hope you get to feeling better soon, Mo! A crick in the neck is no fun and I can't imagine having it for a week!!!

Kathleen said...

Some really great cards from the team, sorry to hear about your problem, hope it sorts itself out PDQ.

Kath x

Donna said...

I love all the detail on the design team cards. They are just gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration. The weather is heating up so I was thinking cool with my snowflake card. Looks like some of the DT was doing the same. Stay safe please!

Vicky Hayes said...

Lovely inspiration as always - I shall enjoy popping over to see how they were made. Sorry to hear about your cricked neck Maureen. It can be terribly painful I know. Hope you feel better soon. Vicky x

Jules said...

Hi Maureen

Sorry to read you have hurt your neck. I hope that it sorts itself out quickly for you.

Lovely inspiration from Sue and Sam.

Take care everyone and stay safe.

Love Jules xx

Loll said...

Wonderful cards from the DT. LOVE the snowflake card from Sue --- absolutely gorgeous! And the sweet doggie card from Sam ... laughed when I read the sentiment. And a great second card from Sam with the hidden treasure. So cool! Take care of yourself Maureen. Hope the neck eases up soon. Loll xx

Jackie T said...

Hi the design team cards are gorgeous. Thank you so much for this challenge. Take care. Hugs Jackie

LeAnne said...

Hope you're feeling better! Thanks for the challenge, I love making Christmas cards!

Marcia Hill said...

Lovely, lovely cards from the DT!! I always see Loll play in this challenge and as I love to make Christmas cards all year long, thought I would check it out and play along. Thank you!! :0)

Helen said...

Wonderful DT projects as ever - thanks for the inspiration!
Helen x

cuilliesocks said...

Lovely inspiration from the team, Kate x

Jane Willis said...

Hope you are feeling better now - your DT has produced some fabulous cards!

Sally H said...

Beautiful cards from the DT. Hope you are keeping well. It is more important for you to stay safe and if that means avoiding the post office then so be it. We are all here for fun anyway! Take care lovely xxx

Swissie said...

Wonderful cards from the DT! Thank you for the inspiration!
Hugs,
Liv (Swissie)
l.frische@valaiscom.ch

Jo said...

Hope you're feeling better Maureen. Love the Dt makes.....thanks for the inspiration x

Lynne said...

Fabulous card from the DT. I hope your pains ease very soon and thank you for the challenge x

ionabunny said...

Happy Rudolf Days everyone. Hope you can get a massage soon Mo. Lovely makes from the team. Sam's puppies are soooooooo cute. Take care, stay safe and well. Hugz

KathyA. said...

Was fun to make a little gingerbread in July... without heating up the kitchen! Thanks again for your wonderful DT cards!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello, Maureen! I made it with my Rudolph Day Card - Yay! I don't know what I'd do without your inspiration, so thank you! Your team made some beautiful cards! Sorry that you are in so much pain, and I hope you feel better soon and can get some relief. I was in the same boat but I finally got to see my osteopath last week. Our province has opened things up, maybe a little too quickly for my liking, but I was happy to finally get a treatment for pain. People aren't wearing masks like they should, although the osteopath and I both wore masks at my appointment. Our province has had no cases since June 9 so they have announced the Atlantic Bubble (opening the borders with NB, PEI, and Nfld/Lab) starting July 3. We'll see what happens - the cases have spiked in the U.S. so I hope it doesn't happen here. Brian and I don't take any chances so we're still staying home for the most part.

lichazul said...

Congrats Dr , all cards so beautiful 💐👏👏👏👏
Hugs from Chile 🇨🇱💐

lichazul said...

Sorry my CEL change the words 😢

lichazul said...

Congrats Dt , all cards so beautiful 💐👏👏👏👏
Hugs from Chile 🇨🇱💐

Greta said...

Oh no--I hope you're better by now, Maureen! Wow--incredible cards this month!

Bonnie said...

Sorry to hear you are in more pain than usual, Maureen! Back pain is the worst! Hope you feel better soon.

Darnell said...

Fantastic DT cards, as always! I'm playing just for fun, Mo! I'm glad to hear that you are being sensible and staying home! It's not worth the risk to go out! Hugs, Darnell

My Paper Cat said...

Always fun. Thanks

Tina Z. said...

awesome inspirations!
I hope you are feeling better now.
stay safe.
hugs xx

Di said...

Great DT cards Mo! Take care of that neck and stay safely at home!

Hugs

Di xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Sorry for your neck, hope the pain will go away quickly!
Adorable cards from the Dt ladies!

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

These samples are all so pretty and different from one another. Great inspirations! I am 8 cards behind this year but this challenge helped me get a little less behind. Stay safe!

Valerija said...

Wonderful DT cards. Love them all.
Valerija xx

Whisper said...

Sending you hugs hun & hoping you feel better soon, stay safe & well, luv Sam x, ive put a photo of the back of my card on my blog, but when i get instructions, ill send them to you, luv Ssm x

Barbara Godden said...

I made it in time once again, great DT cards and a fun challenge, wouldn't miss it.

Janis said...

Oh, dear....I am so sorry for you having a pain in the neck! Ouch. Sometimes those hurt more than other more serious maladies!! Do take care and I hope you are feeling better by now. You take as long as you need before venturing out to mail things. No one is in a hurry and we all want you to be safe.

Lovely work by the ladies, as usual. I esp love Sue's silver snowflakes. Soooo gorgeous!! Both of Sam's cards are so creative! Love the sweet puppies and the fun sentiment! The aperture design is as lovely inside as it is on the outside. Well done both of you gals!!

Thank you for another lovely challenge! Please take gentle care of yourself and get feeling all the way better soon!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

cotnob said...

Thank you for another great challenge, super inspiration.
I'm sorry to read that you have hurt your neck, I hope it sorts itself out quickly.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Susan said...

Mo, my apologies - my link (#53) goes to the wrong place. I redid it by linking up again (#54). I couldn't figure out how to delete the wrong one. Sorry!