Friday 25 June 2021

June Rudolph Days Challenge

Hi there. It is time for the June Rudolph Days Challenge.

We are in a heat wave here on the West Coast of British Columbia, Canada. It is supposed to reach 40 degrees Celcius this weekend. Whew!

We have some lovely inspiration for you this month. First up is Sue at Sue's Crafty Corner.

Sue has made up several lovely decoupaged cards. The first one is a great scene. We can see Santa outside a really cute house, greeting a sweet snowman. The layers give depth and truly make the scene so realistic. I like the contrast of the gold mirri card for the sentiment and also for the North Star!

Next up is a lovely collection of what looks to me to be Hunky Dory scenes, completed with layers of course! Sue has made so many cards and I think they all look great! I especially like the way she has designed the decoupaged scenes to sit inside the bauble die shape.

I hope you will follow the hyperlink above, and pop over to Sue's blog to leave her some comments!

My card is also a Hunky Dory decoupage card. I promise you, we did not plan it that way! But it is kind of fun to have a decoupage theme between us.

My girlfriend picked me up a whole bunch of Hunky Dory kits a couple of years ago while I was in hospital. My local papercrafts store was clearing them for 75% off, so she went over and bought everything she thought I might like. It was fun to open them up and see what she chose!

This scene reminded me of my Dad. He always had his boots outside the kitchen door. He would sit on the steps to put them on and then take them off whenever he came back into the house for a tea break. They even looked like these ones!

Dad was one of those people that animals loved. A goose followed him all around the farm for a few years. It stopped flying south and just stayed on the farm, waiting for him to come out and do his chores. It would follow him down to all the horse paddocks and even into the barn! All creatures would eventually approach him, so this robin perched on the boots seemed to look as if it was waiting just for him...

This is a 6 layered card, so I used very slim foam tape to layer it together.
It really helps to keep the postage costs down if you can reduce the depth of the card. The mat is a snippet of bronze mirri card. It seemed to emphasize the leather colour of the boots.

Our prize this month is this Cottage Cutz Christmas Flamingo. I think it is really cute!

Tuesday 1 June 2021

May Rudolph Days Challenge Winner

Sorry that I am so late posting the winner this month. I usually stay up till midnight and do the draw at that time. But, sometimes I just can not stay awake that long! Yesyterday was my tests and appointment with a breast surgeon regarding the painfulo lumpy areas in my breeast. It has grown in the past couple of weeks so I was really nervous. My mamagram and ultrasound showed no cancer found! It was cysts as I had originally suspected. So, it is another round of antibiotics and no caffine or aspertame of any sort for 3-4 months. No coffee, tea, pop, or chocolate! A small price to pay for such good news. But after well over 3 hours at the hospital, I went to bed at 10 pm...midnight was too far away!!!

We had 44 fabulous entries. I have visited everyone and really enjoyed your cards. I think there was only one person where I could not see a way to leave a comment. I am sorry about that...not quite sure why it did not let me. As always, I have used random org to choose our winner. The lucky number is #4, Sandra.
Sandra, could you drop me an email to and let me know your mailing address.