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2/25/2015

Rudolph Day #2 - February 2015

Good Morning & welcome to Rudolph Day #2 of 2015. Just in case you may not know about Rudolph Day, (or as I sometimes call it Rudy Day), our very own Scrappymoi  has taken over as the Challenge Hostess. This month there is a Memory Box border die prize for the selected winner. Here's a recap of the easy rules to enter this challenge. Get a jump start on all those Christmas cards you'll be needing, and perhaps win a lovely craft goodie.

1. Rudolph Days will start monthly on the 25th and will close on the last day of the month.
2. The theme is always an Anything Goes Card, as long as it is Christmas themed.
3. One entry per person and you just need to make one Christmas card.
4. You may combine your entry with other challenges (maximum of 10 in total).
4. Prizes will be shipped anywhere in the world.
5. The winner will be selected by random draw and announced on the first day of the following month.


So let the February 2015 Reindeer Games begin!


- Impression Obsession (F10007) image. Colored with Copics & WoS pens. Gold outline done with a Pentel Slicca .25mm gold pen. One of the best metallic pens I've used to date - which I've discovered is no longer being produced. Bummer.  Copic colorless blender dabbed spots on the brown body, to create a little texture on the deer's coat. Gold Pentel pen on the antlers.

- S/B Marvelous Squares - distressed around the edges with DI dark blues after using BG0000 on the background. Used the inner rim of the die to trace an edge with the gold pen. Added 'snow' with white gel and Sakura silver star pens.

- MS border punch using gold & blue mirror paper. Found the gold paper in Hobby Lobby in the poster board section...huge piece for $1.19. It's not very thick paper & was quite a large piece. Decided to try to see if it worked like the expensive mirror paper...and it did.

- Sizzix THoltz Alteration Thinlet Word Dies  for the sentiment - cut from a snippet of the gold poster board left from trimming large piece to get the punched strips.

- Corner deer were cut from a piece of dimensional trim from VOS stash. Blue star pattern card base also VOS.

Thanks for visiting today, and do come again when you have time! Big hugs.

41 comments:

Maxine D said...

This is stunning Mary - love those punched, shimmery papers.
Blessings
Maxine

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
oh what a duper Rudolf creation.
Love that fab Rudolf and your wonderful designing as always.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

LesleyG said...

Love your leaping deer work of art, so much detail and so rich Tfs xxx

Sarah said...

A perfect Rudy Day card Mary!! Love the beautiful blue mirror board, gorgeous colour and sounds like a too good to miss price too!! Hope you are well xx

Sue said...

I'm loving this card. The colours go so well together and I love the Reindeer.

Hope you have a good day. Sue

aussie aNNie said...

Loving this card Mary, the reindeers are gorgeous.xxx{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

coldwaters2 said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Mary I love the wonderful rich colours you have used and the shiny card, those reindeer are awesome, superb make.
hugs
lorraine x

dutchess said...

Hi Mary...that's a jolly reindeer....I will be entering! xxxx

SARN said...

Morning Mary . . . HAPPY RUDOLPH DAY to you.

Loving your cute reindeer card with lots of die cutting.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Rita said...

Fabulous card Mary. The whole design looks wonderful. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

Petra Swart said...

Your reindeers are so beautiful, Mary and what great colours you have used for your card!!! Love the mirror card and the borderpunch - so lovely!!! Another great X-mas card, Mary!!
Have a lovely Wednesday!!
Hugz

Viv's Visuals said...

Great card Mary

Patricia said...

Brilliant, absolutely beautiful, that deer is wonderful.
Great colours and design
Have a great day

Patricia x

Donna Hanley said...

It's so good that you get a head start on your Christmas cards with this challenge. I love that deer and you did a nice job giving him the textured look. Have a crafty day.

Whisper said...

Oooo fabby and i so love reindeers, in fact we both must have the same idea this month :-), thanks for the great details on how you made it too, Luv Sam x

Marilyn said...

Cute card!! Love the gold paper

Donna Ellis said...

how fun to have rudolph days, Mary! LOL love all the movement and textures on your card - great use of dies, inks and markers! I have that Pentel pen, too - it's great! hugs, de

Pat said...

This is such a pretty card Mary and the IO deer is a beauty and I love the accompanying die cut topper and embellishments and the gorgeous MS punched edges on that gold paper, what a bargain! x

Benzi said...

Your gold and blue papers are so pretty, Mary, and sounds like a good buy on the gold paper. All your deer are so pretty and it is a gorgeous Christmas card. Sorry about the metallic pen..that really is a bummer.

Brenda said...

What a stunning card Momma Mary! I love those reindeer and I love how you used that punch on the sides. I wouldn't have thought to use it that way. Love the mirror paper and the touches of gold. Very beautiful! Now I must go make a card to play along with!! Hugs, Brenda

Bonnie said...

What dashing reindeer, Mary! Love the texture you achieved on the big one with your colorless blender! I need to remember that trick!

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is so pretty, Mary! Wonderful Rudolph Day card - I love all the reindeer and your shiny borders!

Lisa said...

This is gorgeous!! I love the beautiful deer!! The shimmery paper is fabulous!! Stunning card, Mary!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

jimlynn said...

It's a shame that don't make that Pentel gold pen anymore. Really makes it shine. Also a great find on the gold mirror paper! Talk about SHINE! Love the deer and your card Mary! SOOOOO pretty!!!
Lynn

cuilliesocks said...

Wonderful card Mary, I love the reindeer and your fab dies and colours, hugs Kate x

Faith A said...

A lovely shiny reindeer with great design and great colouring. Love the die borders.

rachel said...

this is such fun Mary - a fabulous card! Big hugs my friend - Rachel xx

pam said...

This is a fabulous reindeer card Mary, love the arrangement and colors.
pam

Kathleen said...

Fabulous creation Mary, love the use of the mirri card and a super image and some really lovely dies used here.

Kath x

Loll said...

Beautiful card Mary. Love the reindeer --- sweet image! And love the borders cut from foil paper. So pretty with the gold and blue! Loll xx

Charlene said...

Oh Mary this is soooooooooo cute!!!!

Carol L said...

Wow Mary, this one is mighty purty!! It must have taken a while to create it with those mirrored borders and great deer images! Love that wonky image panel too with the golden edges! NJ!

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a fun Christmas card Mary.Love the "mirrored" cardstock - boy that was a great find!!Love how you textured the deer too.

kbrandy4 said...

Wow! Your card is beautiful Mary, love the whole design!
Hugs, Hazel x

Jean said...

I love the shiny punched edges on this super card. Nice colouring on the deer too and I like the gold line around the edge of the die cut square.
Jean x

Pat said...

Congratulations on your GD spot over at Rudolph Day Mary. I have just entered a card so have just seen yours there. x

Stamping With Bibiana said...

wonderful card
cheers
bibiana

Joan Ervin said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Mary!!!! I sooo love the deer image and the shiny punched borders look awesome!!!

Anita in France said...

The shimmery gold borders and sentiment are fabulous, Mary ... and that folk-style Rudolph is brilliant ... love how he has a texture-y coat! Anita :)

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card and love the rheindeerand great border punch
carol x

Liz said...

Super card! I love reindeer and the punched border finishes off the card beautifully. xx