Santa Hedgies for Rudy Day

Good evening, and welcome. It's time for the October Rudolph Day Challenge, and next month will be the last one for 2018. In case you don't know about this challenge, it is a Christmas Anything Goes themed challenge, which opens on the 25th of each month, and closes on the last day of that month. Our hostess, Maureen always has some nice prizes, and it's just a fun and fairly easy rules challenge...just do something related to Christmas. 

Here's my entry for October....I've managed to join in each month of 2018 (I _think_!)

Penny Black image

CZ Design die sentiment

Hedgies colored with copics; Polar White Flowersoft for the fur and used a quickie glue pen over the string of stars. Then dumped some Brutus Monroe Gilded Gold over the wet glue. The glue pen allowed the EP to adhere fairly well, so IRL the stars have a nice glimmer. A silver slicci pentel pen helped the scissors to look metallic.

the snow was created by using a rather dried up snow writer (it wouldn't come out of the end so used an embossing paste spreader to put some on the card; then used my finger to spread it). Then dumped on some glitter while this was wet.

I sprayed a fixative over the flowersoft to keep it from falling off (hopefully) and the wet 'snow paste' held the glitter as it dried.

used red mats and a dot dp snippet piece to add some color on the background.

3 layers of snippets made up the sentiment. A red snippet in the middle, with 2 white snippet layers colored with copics. A business card was handy, so used the white back and sandwiched the red snippet between. The thickness of the business card gave a nice dimension. Nuvo Crystal glaze applied, once the layers were put together. Laid this on the kraft non-stick mat, as I applied the Glaze. This way when it blobbed over, as it does sometimes, it was not on the card, leaving a splodge that the camera picks up.

Please check out this month's Rudolph Day Challenge, and see lots of inspiration & then play along if you are able. Only a few more weeks to build your Christmas Card stash!

Hope to be back later with a card for our Christmas Card Club. Ya'll take care, and thanks for joining me. Hugs


  1. I love the cute beautifully coloured hedgies with their string of stars, and the flowersoft fur, the added dimension on the glossy sentiment, and the glittery snow all look great. A wonderful card Mary. x

  2. This is so absolutely adorable!! Those little hedgies are so sweet!! I love their green boots!! The sparkly snow is fabulous!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. Mary, this is such a cute card, your hedgies are adorable :) Don't you hate it when your stuff dries up :( the snow looks great so I'm glad you managed to get one more card out of it.

  4. This is so cute...I love hedgehogs and you coloured this so well and it must have been fun to do.

  5. A very cute Christmas card, Mary, love it!!! The Hedgehogs are just adorable with their fluffy hats and well done with the string of stars, they sparkle beautifully, as well the snow!
    I too use commercial cards to make think layers, it's a quick and inexpensive way to add dimension to some sentiments and shapes. Your "merry" looks fabulous with the gloss!!

  6. ....I mean "thick", not "think"... :D

  7. Hi Mary, That's a lovely cute card.

    Hope you have a nice day. Sue

  8. Cute card! Love the adorable hedgies!
    Have a great day!

  9. Hi, Mary! Your Santa Hedgies are darling, and your color choices are extra sweet! I especially like your frame that brings out The Festive in your well-wishing characters. Beautifully done! You've inspired me to get my Flower Soft out. That certainly was a "last decade" fad, wasn't it? And the perfect thing to use to "use up stash". Thanks for your inspiration, my friend! (pssst! we enjoy 51 degrees this morning, with low humidity!) xx

  10. How cute is this? Just love it Mary! The sparkle of the stars and the snow and their fluffy hats. Lots of lovely layers and dimension. This is a beauty!

  11. How cute are these Hedgies! Great card Mary. x

  12. Oh my goodness, this is adorable!

  13. Hello Mary, how adorable the Hedgies are and they are making their decorations too. Love the snow and their fluffy hats, it's a wonderful card, Kate x

  14. Hi Mary,
    Happy Rudolf Days.
    oh what a very gorgeous card.
    I love your Hedgies and all the work gone into their lovely hats and furry bits.
    Such a lovely scene you have created also.
    Your work on the Sentiment looks so wonderful bright abd glossy and makes it stand out perfectly.
    All in all such a very super design.
    Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love and hugs. Jenny L. DT hat on.

  15. Oooo you can never go wrong with some PB hedgies and these are a cutie, I must go and have a look for mine ;-), so love what you have done with them, Luv Sam x

  16. Awww this hedgie Christmas card is adorable Momma Mary! I love their fluffy hats with the flower soft-I need to get mine flower soft stuff out and use it! I love the snow at the bottom-you can add water to your snow writer and thin it back out some again. Mine is probably dry too! Love the glitter on the snow as well, so shiny and pretty! Love that polka dot paper you used as well. Never thought about using thicker materials to add to the sentiments! Clever idea Momma Mary! Now I will have to remember that one. I usually just cut about 4 or 5 layers and glue them together but with a thicker item, you wouldn't need so many. Thanks for the tip! You did well entering every month! I have not! Hugs, Brenda

  17. What a fun card! Those hedgies are so adorable and well colored too. I always love to see Penny Black designs.

  18. A quickie from me MAry, just to let you know I LOVE this card.

  19. WOW! I love those golden stars and how you created them! I love how this card sparkles and especially the cute image you chose to create with. Super cute and fun card!

  20. A beautiful Christmas card Mary, I love your cute Hedgehogs.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  21. This is such a beautiful card Mary, the hedgies are absolutely adorable and your colouring, as always is just perfect! Hugs, Anne xx

  22. Beautiful card and love the cute hedgehogs and your flowersoft snow makes great snow
    Carol x

  23. These hedgies are adorable, Mary! Their Santa hats and green boots make them so festive! Love the sparkle and texture! Fantastic card, my friend!

  24. Love your hedgies, Mary! They look so cute in their Santa hats and I love your matting! Great tip on adding thickness to our sediment die cuts!! ❤Hugs, Darnell

  25. This card is so sweet and so very Merry! Love that die by the way.
    Your hedgies are adorable and the colouring here is so lovely.

    Thanks for taking part in the October Rudolph Days Challenge.

  26. Oh Mary, what a sweet card this is. I love the hedgies and their fun Santa hats and green boots. Perfect pp to use and the snow is fantastic and glittery.

  27. Adorable card Mary! Those hedgies are so fun! :) I've managed to play along at Rudolph Days each month as well. Such a lovely group of crafters there. xx

  28. Christmas is coming, the Penny Back hedgehogs are coming out to play again! You know I have a soft spot for hedgehogs even if they are not as good as penguins! Great card as always Mary.

  29. Your hedgehogs are adorable and your frame so pretty. Such a jolly festive Christmas card, my friend. TFS Hugs, Nancy