Saturday, 25 June 2016

June Rudolph Days Challenge

Time for the June Rudolph Days Challenge. You have until midnight PST June 30th, to enter your Christmas card or Christmas project.

Here is a quick review of the rules for your perusal.

1. The Rudolph Days Challenge will start each month 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.  Prizes will be shipped anywhere in the world.
8. The winner will be selected by random draw and announced on the first day of the following month.

As always, we have some wonderful inspiration from our design team.

Valerija of Moje Veselji has mad this beautiful Christmas Candle card. I am loving all that silver glittery background and the pretty dies she used here. The white square intricate die looks wonderful against the red card background.



Liz of  Crafty Sunflower  has made this striking red and white reindeer card. Amazing how the white  makes such a pop against the red embossed background! That reindeer is getting ready for takeoff...could it be Rudolph?


Eemeli of Eemeli's Home as this adorable snowman. I think the blue colour scheme is so soft and pretty! I especially love the wee pop of red in the bottom DP...


Kath at Handmade by Kathleen  has made this stunning Christmas Tree greetings card. How I love that die! It has tons of sparkle as it is cut from red glitter paper.



My card is quite simple. I used a Penny Black Stickeroo, matted twice with red card.
I off-centered that onto a piece of Echo Park Chillingsworth Manor 12x12 scrapbook paper which a cut down into 6 inch squares. I quite like this paper as it has a kind of dirty brownish edge on two side, which looks like it was ink distressed. 
I had a fairly slender snippet of greenish/brown dotted DP. Sorry I do not remember the manufacturer anymore. I used that as a sort of grounding strip to anchor two layers of Memory Box Fir borders. The front layer is just green card but the back layer is distressed silver metallic card. The green was very similar to the background and blended in too much, so I gave it a random coat of Wink of Stella white and  I missed some areas on purpose, so you could still see part of the green card.


I am entering my card in the following challenges.
1.Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets

This month, the Rudolph Days Challenge prize is a choice of this Memory Box Holly leaf border...
or a surprise stamp set. It has to be a surprize because I forgot to write the name down before I left to visit my Mum...silly me.  I have some great Christmas stamp prizes so will let the winner pick from my prize stash!


45 comments:

  1. Some lovely cards from the team, thanks to all.

    B x

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  2. Fab makes from you and the Design Team .. off to my Table of Craftiness ....

    Kathyk

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  3. Hi Mo and your wonderful DT. Thank you for hosting another one of your friendly challenges and for your hard work and inspiration. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

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  4. Very pretty sample cards! Maureen, I love how you double matted your image in the same red. That is a great idea!

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  5. Oooh such a lovely collection of gorgeous creations by the DT...awesome
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  6. Hi Maureen. Great cards from the DT. Hope all is well with you. Hugs Christine xx

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  7. Happy Rudolph Day, and well done to you all with your fab projects xxx

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  8. Beautiful cards! Thank you so much for another Rudolph Day! I am so far behind on my cards after being away from blogland for nearly two months. I need to get back in the swing of things and will definitely be joining you next week! Thank you for the inspiration! Enjoy your weekend!

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  9. I love Penny Black Stickeroos and I also love the way you have used your's. There is lots of nice inspiration for us from the design team, but my favourite is the very happy snowman. I just like his smiling face. Kate x

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  10. Hi Mo, You will see from my post that I've got a computer problem, but I have managed to write and publish my entry from my tablet. I have added my link to your linky list but I am sorry I can't do the link to your blog from mine.
    I love your card with the wintry bough, and all the DT cards are lovely, I especially like Eemeli's cute snowman.
    Jean x

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  11. Hi Maureen,
    wonderful DT cards.
    I have visited all your Design Team.
    Your card is wonderful also, and such a very lovely design.
    I nearly made a mistake and worked on 2 cards today for the challenge, but when I read the instructions again realized I couldn't enter this month.
    So they will be my DT cards for the months I am on the Design Team now.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  12. Super card, Maureen. I love the fir border, it looks so realistic. Great inspiration too from Valerija, Eemeli and Kath. Thanks for the opportunity to be part of your DT for the first half of the year. xx

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  13. Fabulous projects and fun challenge! Makes me want to get out my Christmas goodies to make cards!

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  14. Hi Maureen,
    thank you for info that I could join in this month.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  15. Hi Maureen

    Yay!!! Can't believe I have managed a Christmas Card whilst the challenge is still running! Wonders will never cease!! LOL!!

    Loving your card very much. The fir die and the Stickeroo go beautifully together!

    Love Jules xx

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  16. Wow, the design team certainly has done a fabulous job of inspiring everyone! I love your card too Maureen, love those greens and that cute image is just adorable! Hopefully I can play along this time around, we shall see! Hugs, Brenda

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  17. Hi Maureen. Glad to be joining the fun this month. Hugz

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  18. l just love your stickeroo image they are so easy to use and make amazing cards truly lovely as always and what a great showcase too from the dts well done all x

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  19. Hi Mo, a great selection of cards, beautiful use of dies and some gorgeous papers. Thank you to you and your Design team for some fabulous inspiration when mine is lacking at the moment... have a great week... Megan

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  20. Lots of lovely DT inspiration as always.

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  21. Fabulous inspiration from you all xx

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  22. What a pretty card you made here Mo - I just love how the border along one edge echoes the image! Neat touch! I'll be back to enter my own offering ASAP!

    Lovely to see you in the Snippets Playground :)

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  23. Your card is a real stunner Maureen! I love the layered pines and and how they reflect the pines on your stickeroo! It's a great design! Thanks for another fun Rudolph challenge this month too!

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  24. Some wonderful entries by the DT, and I'm loving your PB sticker card. The double matting in red certainly made this pretty image pop. Especially loved the 'fir branches border' and I like the way you've anchored the branches with the strip (good idea!).The red mats look so pretty against the green background, and since the noel image has these colors, it brings out the colors so nicely. I've seen some of the DT entries on my surfing travels, but missed the cute Snowie. Love the pops of the bright red berries against the soft icy blues of this pretty card. TFS & Hugs

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  25. Lovely cards, they are great inspirations!
    Hope to have time to play me too.

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  26. Fabulous cards from all tye design team

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  27. I was sure I'd commented Mo! Great DT cards and I do love your Snippets card with the fir branches down the side border to echo the gorgeous image. I just linked up. Thanks for another fun RD and such wonderful DT makes as well as your own.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  28. I love Rudoplh Day Challenge. Thank you for a beautiful inspiration for the challenge and the opportunity to play with you.
    hugs,
    BozenA

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  29. Beautiful creations by the DT!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  30. Happy to have remembered to play along this month. Fab makes by the DT. Love the diversity.

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  31. Lovely makes from you and the Design Team

    Happy (belated) Rudolph Day

    Kathyk

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  32. Beautiful DT cards as usual, some great ideas here!
    Chris
    x

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  33. What lovely inspiring cards from the design team!

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  34. A pretty image on your card, perfectly framed. Thanks for encouraging us all to get on with our Christmas cards without the panic.

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  35. Gorgeous cards from you and the DT Mo! Love them all

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  36. Lovely cards from the DT, and I really like how you incorporated the die cuts in your card.

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  37. What a gorgeous selection of cards Mo and I love your pretty PB Stickeroo and the papers and the pine branches go really well. Sorry, I meant to leave a comment when I posted my card but must have got distracted and didn't. Thanks for the lovely prize on offer too. x

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  38. Sorry I've not had time to visit everyone and comment this month, love everyone's cards! Thanks very much Mo for allowing me to be part of the design team for the last 6 months.
    Jane

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  39. I'm playing just for fun Maureen, and getting in just in the St. Nick of time! Your DT cards are wonderfully inspiring!! Thank you!! Hugs, Darnell

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  40. mm I know just scraping in by my coat tails again Mo.. what a great challenge, and so lovely to see so many folks playing too!
    Shaz in Oz.x
    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

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  41. Hi Mo, I bought the magazine a couple of months ago and I'm not sure which one it was but it definitely wasn't Tattered Lace. I'm away at the moment but will check when I return next week and let you know the name if that is of any help. x

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  42. Wonderful cards!
    It isn't that easy to make a Christmas card just now. It is rather hot here in Switzerland :D
    Hugs, Swissie

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  43. wow, great inspirations from DT!

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  44. Brilliant use of the Stickeroo, Maureen--gorgeous card, as are those of the DT! So sorry I didn't get a card made for this month, but I will next month, as you know--haha!

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