Saturday, 25 July 2020

July 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.


She has made this fun slider card. Love those frolicking critters! There are some great dies here and hopefully this card inspires some of us to try a slider card!  Bring on the Merry for sure!!!
Hope you will follow the hyperlink and pop over to Linda's blog to say Hi, learn about how she made this card, and leave her some praise while you are there...


Next up is Jenny at Cardsarus blog.

Jenny has made this beautiful  winter forest silhouette against a lovely glittery background. I love the contrast here.
I hope you will click on the hyperlink and visit Jenny's blog to learn about how she made this card and leave her some praise too.


My card is a Bella image from LOTV,  coloured with pencil crayons and gamsol, I matted with a green dotted DP and matted again with a turquoise mirri card. The background DP is from Bo Bunny Christmas In The Village, and the two strips of dotted green paper are the leftover snippets from cutting the image mat. I gave them a heavy swipe of  Ocean Depth Blue, Versa Magic Chalk Ink along all the edges to make them stand out a little more against that colourfull bauble background. I even used it on the outer edge of the bauble design paper.

The Snowflake is from Hobby Lobby, and I popped a sentiment from Helz Cuppleditch's Wonderland series over that snowflake.



The prize this month is this Tutti Designs Forrest Friends Nativity die.

52 comments:

Kathleen said...

Three really lovely cards from the team. Thank you.
Kath x

Sandra H said...

Beautiful cards and inspiration from all x

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful cards DT

Gr Karin

Kath said...

I can't believe it's time for another Rudolph Day - where is this year going?

Lovely cards from the DT.

Kath x

mamapez5 said...

Three lovely cards from the team today. Slider cards are fun and Linda has made a cute one.
I love your LOTV image too. That is a lovely die for this month's prize. I am glad I am in with a chance to win it. Kate x

Chris said...

Can't believe it's Rudolph Day already!! Fabulous cards from Linda, Jenny and yourself- a great variety of styles- all gorgeous.
xx

Dotty Jo said...

Gorgeous cards! Jo x

Linby said...

Gorgeous cards and inspiration.

Carol L said...

Beautiful cards from the DT today and Mo, your card is just adorable with the little mouse on an elephant's trunk! Great use of that dsp and snowflake accent! Thanks for the chance to win such a pretty die, and I hope you're doing well these days!

Jenny L said...

Hi Maureen,
just popped over to give Linda some love and now it's your turn.
I love your wonderful card and your super cute image is gorgeous.
It's a funny coinidence as I have used a Hunkydory similar image for my next DT on the MAWTT challenge for August only it's not a Christmas one.
Great use of lots of snippets also.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Donna said...

The design team cards are brilliant, gorgeous creations. Thanks again for once again providing such wonderful inspiration. Hope you all are staying safe and healthy!

Liz said...

Three fabulous cards. Can't believe we're in the second half of the year already! xx

Vicky Hayes said...

What lovely cards from you Jenny and Linda to inspire us all! Another card for the stash - thank you :)
Vicky x

Loll said...

Three beautiful cards!

I love that adorble image you've used Maureen. How sweet with the baby elegant on mama's nose! :) Great design. Love of fun patterned paper. My entry will be there soon. Loll xx

Becca Yahrling said...

Fun projects by the team! I love interactive cards so the slider is really fun. Jenny's card is quite elegant! And I just adore your sweet image, Mo. And what a stunning prize this month!! Good luck to all. ;-)

Jules said...

Hi ladies

Lovely Christmas inspiration .. .. can't believe we are on the downward slope to Christmas already!!

Hope you are all well and keeping safe.

Love Jules xx

Karenladd said...

I am happily making this a Christmas in July month and am adding to my stack of holiday cards this week. The DT samples are just wonderful and I LOVE Linda's sweet interactive design.

Linda Simpson said...

Wonderful cards and lovely inspirational pieces.
Hugs
Linda xxx

My Paper Cat said...

Love the bears in the snow card. Great work team

Jenny L said...

Hi Maureen,
I am unable to comment on Nos 18 and 21 as I am getting a warning about those sites.
I seem to be having the same with sites that post from some parts of Urope.
Let me know if you are getting the same problem.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

ionabunny said...

Happy Rudolf days everyone. Lovely cards from the team. I am having a blast with all the Christmas in July happenings this month. Take care, stay safe and well. Hugz

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Maureen, what fabulous inspiration your team have given us, thank you, Kate x

scrAPpamondo said...

How sweet samples!! Love them all, thanks for the inspirations!

Megan J said...

Hi Mo, a fabulous and varied collection of cards by you and the Design Team, love the little elephant image. We are also coming out of lockdown in our area, however there has been an outbreak in the city areas which we are still avoiding as much as possible. Stay safe, have a wonderful week.. Megan

SHartl said...

Your card with the sweet little elephants make me smile. I just love all the DT card designs, and the reminder to keep working on my own Christmas cards. Thanks for another great challenge

Lynne said...

Fabulous cards by the DT. Thank you for the challenge x

Jackie T said...

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

KathyA. said...

So many great inspiration cards this month. Thanks to your amazing DT!

Sally H said...

Absolutely gorgeous inspiration! Stay Safe lovely xxx

Darnell said...

Your card is so sweet, Mo! Great coloring! And I love Jenny's schparkly delight and Linda's slider is adorable! We are more than halfway 'til Christmas, so thank you for this boost to make more cards! I just realized that with the mails being so slow, the international cards are going to have to be sent very early. Yikes! I'm glad you are staying in and not taking any chances. Me, too! And I'm playing just for fun! Hugs, Darnell

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Three fantastic cards from you all, I shall have to pop across and see how Jenny made that glittery card.

Hugs Sue xx

Bonnie said...

Awh! What a sweet pair, Maureen, beautifully colored! Love how you've placed the sentiment on the snowflake! We'll be sending these cards out before we know it! It's hard to believe it's almost the end of July already! Yikes!

Margreet said...

Beautiful DT inspiration!
xxx Margreet

Suzanne H said...

All the DT cards are so cute. That elephant image is adorable.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Thank you for another Rudolph Days! Not sure I'd meet my goal if it weren't for you and your Rudolph Days! Your card is so adorable and sweet! Your team did a beautiful job with their inspiration too!

lichazul said...

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lichazul said...

Super cute your card No, congrats πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ hugs and good vibes πŸ’πŸ‘

Swissie said...

Great inspiration cards, as always! Thank you!
Liv (Swissie) xx
l.frische@valaiscom.ch

lichazul said...

Sorry my CEL change the words😒
Super cute card MO

Tina Z. said...

gorgeous inspirations, I love them!

cotnob said...

Fabulous DT Inspiration, thank you for another great challenge.
Pauline
x

Bunny said...

Thank you for the challenge. I almost forgot. I've been so busy trying to sell dies/stamps on my blog that I haven't made anything lately. [Bunny]

Janis said...

What beautiful Christmas in July cards! I adore the interactive slider that Linda made....so very cute!! Jenny's sparkly card is a real beauty....that contrast is just fab!! Love your beautiful coloring, Mo.....a sweet image and perfectly blended and coordinated with the papers.
Thank you so much for another wonderful Rudolph Days challenge! Merry Christmas in July!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

These are all lovely cards and all so different! Great work!

Di said...

Great DT cards! I love this monthly prompt Mo! :)

Hugs

Di xx

Pat said...

Sorry not to comment before Mo, I thought I had and just realised that I hadn't...lol. I love linda's cute critters and with a gorgeous slider mechanism, so clever and pretty, and Jenny has made such a wonderful glittery scene with the silver die cut over the black which is elegant and beautiful and your sweet baby elephant on Mum's trunk is really sweet and with some super colouring, and the papers and snowflake which go perfectly. x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Phew.. made it over Mo, on the last dat. Still not blogging much. Hope to comment on few though.
Noticed blogger has changed and heritage is only available until 24th Aug. That's bad unless they fixed new ones inability to be used on mobile devices. Pretty dumb in a mobile device world.
No thanks to wonderful prizes.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

PS pretty brain dead... forgot to say how clever those cards were.. great inspiration and variety too. Exceptional!
https://calligraphycards-shazinoz.blogspot.com/2020/07/scrappy-mos-christmas-challenge-blog.html?m=1

Lady Joyful said...

Great inspiration from the team! Thanks.

Valerija said...

Wonderful cards as always!
Valerija xx

Barbara Godden said...

WooHoo I made it!!! great inspiration and I don't want to miss this challenge!! so easy so much fun.

linda said...

Jenny’s card is so striking and elegant with the glitter and lovely typeface of the sentiment. Maureen, your card is so sweet and adorable! As always, it was so much fun visiting participants and finding such a variety of Christmas cards.