Tuesday, 25 May 2021

May Rudolph Days Challenge

It is time for the Rudolph Days Challenge and I am looking forward to seeing all your lovely cards and Christmas projects! Don't forget to leave a comment on this post, as it comes in handy to use that to contact you if there is a problem with your Mr Linky entry. We do try to visit every entry, but sometimes we are not able to leave a comment. Some blogs seem to not allow comments for some reason.

Our designers and I have been busy creating some inspiration for you. First up is Jenny L at Cardsarus blog. Jenny has made us two beautiful snowflake cards! The first has a a white snowflake backed with a stunning blue colour. The blue is also used for the background mat and the stamped sentiment colour. The snowflake is a lovely large one and really catches the eye!

Her second card is another version of the first but this time the blue takes center stage as both the snowflakes main colour, as well as the main colour of the accent pieces. Jenny's cards are always pretty on the inside too...if you pop over to her blog you will sxee what I mean. I hope you will leave her a comment while you are there.

Next up is Linda at Snail's Space blog. Linda has also made us two cards. These are such adorable cards with the cutest wee critters. While her darling reindeer take center stage, Linda has chosen snowflakes for her secondary theme. She and Jenny must have had snowflakes on their minds! I love the design papers that Linda has chosen and think these cards are so adorable. The sentiment looks like an Elizabeth die that I own as well. I love these slim Elizabeth dies as they are handy to tuck in when I forget to plan a space for a sentiment! I can not wait to check on Linda's blog to read how she created these cute wee critters. I hope you will pop over there too and leave her some nice comments.

My card is an image that I stamped quite some time ago. Better to have it on a card rather than lying about in a container of sorts! The design papers were snippets from my Christmas snippets file. That was the last snippet of the greenish piece. It always feels so good to use the last snippet of anything! I think I have one other full sheet left though, so you may still see this design paper on another card some time.

Since the image was stamped onto kraft card, I was a bit stumped as to how I would create snow. I finally decided to use Stardust stickles painted on with a fine tipped artist brush. That brush allowed me to get the stickles right up to the edges of the image! I think the frame die is Tutti Designs, and I coated it with the same stickles to give that Christmas snowy, icy feeling.

Our prize this month is this Memory Box Snowman Circle Collage die.

42 comments:

Linby said...

Lovely Dt inspiration as always.
L x

Kath said...

Fabulous cards from the DT - Happy Rudolph Day!
Kath x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Happy 'Rudolph Day' and thanks to Mo and her DT for the inspiration x

mamapez5 said...

Lovely cards to inspire us as usual. I also love the way jenny decorates inside her cards. Thanks for the ideas and images DT. Kate x

Sandra H said...

Lots of inspiration from these gorgeous cards well done Dt's x

Bunny said...

Yay for Rudolph Days. Thank you, Mo.

Beautiful design work. Lovely sparkle, scenes and Rudolph of course. I'll be back to enter soon. [Bunny]

Carol L said...

Happy Rudolph Days everyone and thanks for all the great inspiration! You've all helped me get into full Christmas mode earlier than usual. Mo, your sleigh ride card is just beautiful with the shadow stamping and diagonally striped frame! Thanks for all you do!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I am always inspired by the entries in the Rudolph Days challenges. So that is indeed a plus besides getting me to make my Christmas cards. I reached #30 this time and still have at least 70 to go. So I need to get even more busy with the production. I love all the cards the design team have made too! So much talent!

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful and great cards ladies
Gr Karin

Jenny L said...

Hi Maureen,
just popped over to Linda's blog to leave her some love on those wonderful cards.
Your card this month is beautifully created and image is gorgeous.
Perfect pattern background as well.
I do so hope all is well with you and your family.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Mandy said...

The sample cards are all absolutely gorgeous. Love the snowflakes and the cute little reindeer peeking over the edge.

We done on using the last snippet of a sheet. I agree it is very satisfying even if you know you still have a sheet of the same paper

I have a plastic box which holds my Christmas paper snippets and I am torn between sorting them by colour or leaving them as I quite like rifling though them. I know my normal snippets are organised by colour and I do use them a lot more as they are easier to find..... decisions decisions ;)

Stay Happy, Healthy and Creating Joy especially if you can use your snippets

Mandy xxx

Kathleen said...

Some lovely cards from you and the team. Thanks.

Kath x

Helen said...

Wonderful DT cards!
Thanks for another fun challenge!
Helen x

Lynne said...

Lovely cards by the DT from icy cold blues to your rich warm reds and greens, with Linda's cute reindeer in the middle :). Thank you for the challenge x

Vicky Hayes said...

I'm not sure I've EVER used the very last snippet Maureen! It must have been a wonderful feeling! Lovely inspiration as always and I like your tip about applying stickles with a brush. Vicky x

Chris said...

Fabulous inspiration from the DT, a lovely variety of styles and techniques with beautiful results. Thanks for another great challenge. Chris x

cebelica said...

I need to get better at using my stamped images too. I have them stored in a container, but most of the time I forget about them. *ooops*
The DT provided such lovely creations as the inspirations. Thank you ladies! xx

Valerija said...

Thanks for another Rudolph Days Challenge.
Wonderful cards from the team.
Valerija xx

Becca Yahrling said...

Great cards by everyone! The small reindeer that Linda used is so cute.

Karenladd said...

I always look forward to this challenge, and to seeing what the DT comes up with. That's wonderful to see the older stamped image turned into a card Maureen. I have a lot of those odds and ends, and extra images that are just waiting to be used as well.

SHartl said...

Thanks for another great Rudolph challenge. I see that one of your team members used a darling little Rudolph on her card.

Jackie T said...

Hi I have posted a card. Thank you for all the inspiration and for keeping me on track. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Darnell said...

You've all three made amazing designs again this month! Thank you for the inspiration! Well done adding the stickles to your classic card, Mo! I'm playing just for fun! Hugs, Darnell

Jenny L said...

Hi Maureen,
I am having trouble commenting on entries No 18, 19, 20,21,
Flicker won't accept my password even though it's right, and I have had warnings about the others.
Blooming Windows is a pain and blogger has been plaing up today too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Liz said...

A beautiful collection of Christmas cards. Thank you for all the inspiration you and your DT give us every month. xx

Tina Z. said...

such beautiful inspirations!

Di said...

one of my favourite challenges Maureen! And what wonderful cards from you and the DT - great work! Hope all is well with you

Hugs

Di xx

Greta said...

Thank you for the beautiful inspiration!

Susan Renshaw said...

I think that die is going on my wishlist anyway - Fabulous prize. Hope all is well with you. We are back in lockdown here in Melbourne Australia...

Jenny L said...

Hi Maureen,
I am getting a lot of Secure Coneection Failed when commenting.
So I don't think my comments went through to some people.
Also Blogger keeps doing silly things when I go to publish my comment.
Are you having the same probs.
Flicker still won't take my password either and I know it's the right one as I have used it before when commenting.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Thank you for this month's Rudolph Day Challenge and gorgeous inspiration! I am happy to be able to join again this month! I'm doing great so far this year, haven't missed one yet! So grateful for your inspiration!

Swissie said...

Wonderful cards from the DT. Thank you all, and thank you for another Rudolph Days Challenge!
Hugs,
Liv x

Barbara Godden said...

Great inspiration!! Woohoo my May card is done a couple of days early, feels so good not to be trying to get it done the last couple of hours.

Loll said...

Wonderful inspiration from the Designers!! Thanks so much for all the hard work on Rudolph Days. It really helps me keep my Christmas card making going! xx

Donna said...

Really fun designs from the team this month. It's always a pleasure to play along. Hope you are all staying well.

Jane Willis said...

Just slipping in at the last minute this month! Lovely designs

Janis said...

Squeaking in on the last day, as usual!!
Lovely cards by everyone. Beautiful winter designs. I esp love Jenny's snowflake cards.
Thank you for another wonderful challenge, Mo.
<3 J

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ionabunny said...

Squeezing in the closing door to wish you all happy Rudolf Days. Lovely inspiration from the team. Thanks for this fun place to play. Hugz

KathyA. said...

Whew... cutting it close this month. Love the DT cards and the wonderful prize. Thanks so much for sponsoring this wonderful challenge that helps me celebrate Christmas every month! Kathy A aka myasperations

linda said...

As always, such a lovely variety of Christmas cards in the gallery! I still have trouble commenting on some blogs. my comment disappears or I get an error message telling me to refresh and when I do, the page disappears or google just doesn't recognize me. beautiful card, Maureen, and love Jenny's snowflakes!

Robyn Oliver said...

Fabulous sparkly and fun cards from Jenny and Linda, and super card from you too Maureen - just making this post by the skin of my teeth, but love to add cards to my stash - thanks for the challenge, Robyn

R's Rue said...

Lovely.
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