Sunday, 1 February 2015

Rudolph Days Winner

We had 50 entries for the January Rudolph Days challenge.  I removed one duplicate entry submitted in error.

I am so happy about reaching the 50 mark as I was secretly hoping for that many entries. Thanks to all of you for entering, it was so much fun to view your cards and visit your blogs.

With all the frenzy of packing, moving and unpacking, my brain was too full to try learning how to install a random org linky to choose the winner for me. So for this month only, I wrote all the names down, folded them up into a box and drew out the winner.  I did carefully check to see that we had no duplicate names.

I know it is old fashioned of me, but it worked and I am pleased to say that TANYA of   is our January winner.

Tanya, drop me an email with your address details to and I will get your die mailed off to you.

Hope to see you all back for the February Rudolph Days challenge.  I have another Memory Box die for the February prize. Stay tuned to this blog for a sneak peak of it soon!

Saturday, 24 January 2015

January 2015 - Rudolph Days Challenge

It is the 25th of the month and you know what that means...Time for the January Rudolph Days Challenge. Here is a quick recap of the new Rudolph Days Rules.

1. Rudolph Days will start monthly on the 25th and will close 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. (You can have more than one card on your post, but your post will still only count as one entry)
4. You may combine your entry with other challenges (maximum of 10 in total).
5. Prizes will be shipped anywhere in the world.
6. The winner will be selected by random draw and announced on the first day of the following month.

We have two guest designers who have kindly agreed to help me out this month. Many of you know that I moved house two days ago. We are still  busy cleaning etc back at the old house, as the new owners take possession on the 26th. I may not be able to get round to each entry this month, so it is great to have the help of Mary H and Kath K  as my guest designers!

Mary H of Carolina Cards has this beautiful Christmas card to inspire you. Pop over to her blog to see a wonderful write up of her creative techniques. Mary always gives great step by step directions on just how she creates her cards

Kath K of  Handmade by Kath   has some more inspiration to share, with this wonderful Christmas Card.

 Pop on over to Kath's blog for additional details and even more Christmas inspiration, Kath's  goal this year is to make 10 Christmas cards every month! This should be fun to view.

Here is my Rudolph Days card for this month. I made it ahead and auto scheduled this post as I do not know if my internet will be hooked up and working on time. I made this card from a topper I purchased at my local papercrafts store. They were selling off hand coloured toppers from their card classes! I picked up a few to use during the move. At 50 cents a topper, they were a great bargain!

I set it on a snippet of burlap and fringed the edges for a bit of texture. The poinsettias are ones I picked up at Michaels a couple of years ago. I always stock up on embellishments when they have the after Xmas blow out sales.
The sentiment is a rub on from my stash,  and the silver glitter holly is a new die I got for Xmas.
Background papers are snippets from my stash. Sorry that I do not have the manufacturers names for everything...I made the cards a couple of weeks ago and have packed my craft room completely now., so have no way to look them up.  I should have thought to make them down on a sticky note as I was creating!

The January Rudolph Days prize is this Memory Box MERRY die. Good luck!

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Christmas Card Club Challenges #2 - The Real Reason For The Season

Christine of Christine's Cards and Crafts chose the theme of The Real Reason For The Season, for our Christmas Card Club this fortnight.

These are always such wonderful cards to make.  I have certain friends and family members who look forward to receiving a religious card.  Luckily, I had some extras of this nativity ornament image from a card I made in 2014. I matted it with a black doily but if you look close  you will see that I mounted that on the card backwards! Ah...the joys of moving and being a bit overtired...teehee
I don't know the manufacturer of the red dotted paper as it was a VOS snippet.

A couple of Michaels poinsettias with a quick lick of Wink of Stella on the smaller ones, a preprinted sentiment from my stash, a few jewels, and it was done. I am trying hard this year to make flatter cards this year. Just trying hard to keep aware of the allowed widths for regular postage! Hopefully this one makes it throw the width tester.  I was not able to test it myself as I have already packed my postage width testing tool.

A quick reminder to everyone that Rudolph Day Challenges will run on this blog starting Jan 25, and will close on the last day of the month. Look forward to seeing your entries. Winner will be announced on Feb 1st.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:

1. Christmas Card Club - The Reason For the Season
2. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets (the image was stamped last year on snippets of cardstock...I stamped off several of this one)