Tuesday 25 January 2022

January Rudolph Days Challenge

Welcome to our first challenge of 2022.

As always, the design team has some lovely cards for your inspiration. First up is Sue from Sue's Crafty Corner

Sue has made four wonderful cards featuring cute penguins and fab polar bears. I love the large fancy cardbase die cuts used here. They really are lovely, and showcase the images so well. I hope you will pop over to Sue's blog and leave her some praise.

Her first card is the polar bear and his little buddy. Love this sweet image!

Next up is the penguins, and I think they are so adorable!

Next up is Jenny from Cardsarus blog. Jenny has made us two beautiful cards featuring some lovely pinecone diecuts and lots of bling! Her first card features red and white. Loving the miri card for the diecuts, and the pretty white boughs. The sentiment part of the card looks great with this design. I hope you will pop over to Jenny's bog and leave her some praise too. Her posts always feature photos of the inside of her cards as well.

Her second card features blues...and this mirri looks holographic...so pretty!
Nothing from me this month. I am still kept busy with Al's recovery. I am not used to doing all the cooking, cleaning and laundry! Leaves me pressed for time in the craft room...

He is doing so well. Walking each day for up to 20 min on flat ground in the neighbourhood. He has a long way to go to get back to the fitness he had before, but he says he can see the light at the end of the tunnel now. He has had more tests and they have found he has a second problem with his heart that they will monitor with tests once a year. He will eventually need another surgery...

Our prize this month is this Memory Box, Cabin Snowglobe die.

Tuesday 4 January 2022

Rudolph Days Challenge Special Prize Winner

We had 18 bloggers who qualified for the prize draw. Thanks to each and every one of you for playing along so faithfully!

I could not use random org so Al drew the winner from a hat!

The winner is Becca Yahrling. Becca, could you email me at maureenkane@telus.net and let me know your mailing address.

PS For those that have been following Al's progress, he is doing so well now. He is walking in the neighbourhood to get his strength and stamina back. He was a great walker before. He could walk for miles on a flat surface and never get tired. Now, he will gradually increase the length of each walking outing and eventually attemp small hilly areas at his rehab's direction.

Classes are all done online and then you do them yourself at home or in your neighbourhood.

He sees the cardiologist Jan 10th, so will get the stress test then that allows the Dr. to set target heart rates for his exercise.

In the last couple of days, he has put on a load or two of his laundry...towels, pj's, and even the sheets off the bed! I made it up though, as bending and pulling on things is beyond his strength at the moment. It is so good to see him looking for things to do as he is feeling stronger.