Friday 25 February 2022

February Rudolph Days Challenge

Once again, it is time for the Rudolph Days Challenge. You have until midnight PST on the last day of the month to submit your Christmas card or Christmas project. Don't forget to leave a comment on this post.

I am so happy to share that Sam from Whisper's Cards blog is back on the design team, sharing her lovely designs with us. Sam has been off for a bit while she got settled from a recent move and dealt with some health issues. She has created two cards for us and this first one is so doggone cute! I love the image and the fabulous sentiment! In true doggy fashion, they are all carrying something in their mouths. That must be the secret to a quick Christmas decorating day. Involve the dogs in the work! So darn cute...

Sam's second card is a lovely, inky winter scene. I love the subtle shading she achieved in this scene and the deer look right at home here!

Still no cards from me. Al is doing so much better now. He is still easily exhausted, but persists with his walking every day. We follow Coronation Street on TV and although they did a great job on the Tim storey line depicting the pre surgery pain attacks etc, let me assure you the recovery after a bypass operation in not anything like what they are portraying! Al has had a good chuckle at some of the scenes and how they show him recovering so easily! In real life, you can not lift your arms to get into a sweat shirt like they have Tim wearing, and have to wear button up or zip up clothing for several weeks. You can not move your arms all about pointing etc and have to keep your body as if your arms were trapped in a tube around your chest when rising from a chair or a bed etc. They give you a small heart shaped pillow to cross your arms over as you rise.

I have been taking the time while he does his half hour walks to finnish up the big sort out I had started in my craft room just before he had the heart attack. I finally got the heavy bookcases, desk and filing cabinets moved about the room onto different walls. Whew, I am glad that is done! I am still labelling stuff, but that can be done at my leisure. With the furniture in place and everything now put away, I can finally create cards once again.

Our prize this month is this cute Cottage Cutz Kitten in a teacup die.

Tuesday 1 February 2022

January Rudolph Days Challenge Winner

I am so pleased to see that we had 47 entries. I think that is pretty darned good for January! Starting this year, I am going to be anouncing the winners sometime on the first of each month. I used to stay up till midnight so I coud have it announced first thing that day. I have decided that I am too old to be doing that anymore!!!

It is 7pm here on the West Coast of Canada, and we had a lovely day out. We usually stay home due to COVID but ventured out to look at some rancher plus loft listing today. With Al eventually needing a second heart surgery, and myself needing my other knee replaced, we have decided that a place with mostly everything for daily life one floor would be beneficial. We could have my craft room and a guest bedroom in the loft, and install a lift to get up there. It was interesting to see what you could get for the money we hope to pay.

As always, I used Random Org to choose our winner, Alice #12.

Alice, Could you please drop me an email at and give me your mailing address.