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3/26/2017

March 2017 Rudolph Day

Welcome to March 2017 Rudolph Day. This is a Christmas Challenge that opens each month on the 25th and is open until the last day of that month. Rules are very simple: the card must have a Christmas theme of some kind...your choice. Maureen always has some nifty prizes to win, and there's lots of inspiration to check out, and then perhaps take time to play along...

My card has been in the works since December 2016 when we were in Florida. Did some stamping, coloring, fussy cutting of the critters, then when we were home again, did some die cutting. Finally put the card together last week, on one of my cleaning breaks (making some progress...slowly!)

This Rudy Day card was inspired by Vicki's so cute penguin card and when I was stamping out the critters, I remembered how she had done the silver & snowy hills, so that gave me the idea for these little guys. Thanks Vicki!


- Background was die cut with a star background die (done some time ago, and I don't remember which company, nor do I remember the company for the critters...I'll guess Lawn Fawn, but not sure. I can look up if anyone truly wants the names!) Navy cardstock is backed with some gold glitter paper.

- Die cut the snow hills with a stitched die, silver and white glitter paper.

- The negative sentiment die cut was done with a recent THoltz Sizzix die that was on sale in our local Hobby Lobby for $7.00. Got two of those, as I've never been real sure how I'd like this look. Seemed like a good sale was the time to find out!!

Don't forget - today is the last day of the blog candy #2. Will be doing R.Generator tomorrow, so do post that thumbnail...Last time lots of folks lost out, because when I'd check the blog, I didn't see that picture. Good luck to anyone who is interested in the goodies (and I always add a few little extra surprises beyond what is pictured!) Rita's win was mailed to her on Thursday. Congratulations, Rita!!!

Now I'm off to link up with March 2017 Rudolph Day. Why don't you play along with us? Thanks for popping in this evening, and hope your weekend was good. Ours was quite, some drizzly rain.  Hugs

43 comments:

jimlynn said...

Oh my goodness! What a cute little scene for your card. Love the starry background and the little critters are darling. Precious!
I actually have a card all ready for the challenge too. Shock, I know....just don't expect anything as cute as this one though.
Lynn

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous, Mary!! I love the starry background!! The sparkle is amazing!! Those little critters are so sweet!! Beautiful card, my friend!! Love, love it!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Denise Bryant said...

Very cute card! Love all that sparkle! The starry sky die might be from My Favorite Things... The little critters are just adorable!

Loose Stitches said...

Such a wonderful card Mary! I love those adorable little critters, your beautiful night sky with stars and glittery snow! It makes me want to be young enough to go play with them. :)
Hugs, Sherry x
Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

Kath said...

A fabulous Christmas scene - love the cute critters!
Kath x

Valerija said...

This is gorgeous! Love the sparkle.
Valerija xx

Christine Harrop said...

This is so cute Mary and I just love penguins! They are having fun playing with their little pals! Hope you are well. Christine xx

Veerle said...

Beautiful card Mary a sparkling little winter scene.
Hugs Veerle x

Sue said...

Hi Mary, What a fab card.

Hope you have a good start to the week. Sue

Donna said...

Mary, this is gorgeous! Love little critters on cards and the sparkle makes it special. You will be ready for Christmas when it comes around again. I love Rudolph Days and hope to get something made up this week. Got behind last week so I'm scrambling to catch up now. Have a wonderful week.

Lia said...

That's a starry night for sure! Mary, I love your card very much!
Lia xx

Chantal said...

Great card, love the stars.
Hugs, Chantal S

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
oooooooooo! I love this wonderful card and your design is ace.
Your scene is so very pretty, and I love the silver and snowy hills.
Such very cute critters also, and that starry sky is just perfect.
Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Love and big hugs from my house to yours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Daffodil Cards said...

A Starry starry night with wonderful creatures to behold, I LOVE it, I'm impressed with the wonderful scene you have created. LOVE it.
Hugs
Faith
x

dutchess said...

So sweet Mary...I just love it xxxxx

Marilyn said...

Pretty card!! Love the background!!

Marjeta said...

Beautiful card. So sparkling.Perfect for holliday.

Marjeta

Pam said...

How cute! I love the sparkly stars in the sky and sparkly snow!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Brenda in IN said...

I love this sparkly card today. I'm glad the snow is gone but if I had to have it, this is the way! I really like how you did the beautiful gold stars.

Bonnie said...

What a fun critter party, Mary! Love that starry sky and the sparkly snowbanks!

Pat said...

This is a beautiful glitzy card Mary and I love the gold stars against that blue sky, and the cute little critters on their silver and white glittery slopes. The sentiment works well too. Our weather has been quite good for the last few days with lots of sunshine and now we are in to Summer time lovely light evenings. x

Carol L said...

THis is adorable Mary! I love the silvery hillside with all those golden stars in the night sky! The critters are just precious with their tiny tracks in the snow, and that little mouse is too cute for words! Love this one :)

MagsB said...

What a sweet winter scene, Mary, I love all the festive glitter!

love Mags B x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I love all the sparkle to your snowy night scene. I really like how you colored the penguin.

cuilliesocks said...

This is just wonderful Mary, I love the snowy scene and that sky is fabulous, the little critters are such fun too, love it all, Kate x

Stamp Smiles said...

This is just as cute as can be!! I just LOVE all of the sparkly snow hills on your design! You've created such a fun wintry style scene on this and I love it!! It's always fun to see Christmas designs all year! :) Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow!! I'm amazed by the fabulous scene you have created! Such a wonderful background with that starry sky and the snowhills!! LOVE all that sparkling :) and the navvy blue makes them pop very well! The cuties you have coloured and fussi cut during your vacation are adorable and the "tracks" in the snow are a great detail!!! Thanks for sharing!

Darnell said...

So many incredible details make this a sensational scene, Mary! All that work was definitely worth it!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

scrappymo! said...

Love the silver hill andthe golf stars...they are a nice contrast.
I love the silver and the white hill together. Have not seen this combo before and find I love it!!!

Great card, Mary!

Thanks for taking part in the March Rudolph Days Challenge.

Redanne said...

Aw, I love your card Mary, the stars in the background are gorgeous and I the little penguin and his hedgie and mouse friends are just adorable! We have had a couple of sunny days (yay) but rain is due (again) from tomorrow.... Hugs, Anne xx

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Mary, you have created a super scene - your starry sky is brilliant.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Nancy Stislow said...

This is absolutely adorable, Mary! How cute are those characters and love your overall design! This one is just so fun!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Lots of gorgeous glitter on this wonderful card Mary, I love it.

Sue xx

crafty-stamper said...

Love the cute little scene and the starry starry sky
carol x

Robyn Oliver said...

A real fun sparkly card Mary, too cute

Brenda said...

OMGoodness Momma Mary, this card is just adorable!!! I love the night scene you have created, the glittery, shimmery snow is amazing and I just love that starry background! The critters couldn't be any cutter either and you have colored them up so well too!!! I have my card done, just need to photo it and right my post. Hugs, Brenda

Maxine D said...

What a sweet card Mary - and so sparkly!
Blessings
Maxine

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A gorgeous card, full of sparkle and festive cuteness.
Lorraine

Jean said...

I love all the sparkle in this pretty card Mary, The little characters are really cute too.
Jean x

Kathleen said...

Love the starry background and all the fabulous glitter, great cute images and all in all a fabulous card.

Kath x

Pippa said...

Lovely card Mary, especially the penguin! I have a soft spot for penguins. I am a little worried about the hedgehog though, he/she should be hibernating!! ;)

Barb said...

What a wonderful sparkly Christmas card this is Mary. The little critters are really cute and I love the twinkling sky - gorgeous. Barbxx

Donna said...

This is so charming and cheery, great scene!