Sunday 30 January 2022

Rudolph Days Challenge - January 2022

Gosh, I did wonder if I'd make it over to ScrappyMo's Rudolph Days Challenge this month - plus some others listed further down. However, despite having lost the plot by embarking on a batch bake of 12 similar cards, I got there in the end!

My favourite image is on the top single card with the upside down elf. However, I loved the stamp set so much, I did two of each of the six images and used the same sentiment stamp for each one. Although the set does come with a selection of other sentiments to choose from.

I used:

- 5.5" x 4.25" white card blank, side opening

- stamped the different images, all from MFT's 'Christmas sELFies Stamp' set by Birdie Brown, onto white card and coloured with Pro markers

- die cut the aperture panel using a Lil'Inkers 'Stitched Rectangle' die and then die cut the aperture for the image using MFT's 'Peek a boo Square Window' die

- then stamped the sentiment underneath the window - using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink. Thank goodness for the Misti as well!

- added the image panel to the back of the aperture using red line tape

- cut some card 'frames' from red, olive and pale blue card - just very slightly larger than the die cut aperture panel

- glued the image panels onto the 'frames' and then onto the card front

Ha, written out like that it seems so quick and easy but there was a lot of matching Pro markers to the coloured card, careful measuring, placing the aperture die, sentiment - etc. etc. 

I then resisted the urge to add some googly eyes to some of the images - there would have been tears and a tantrum here if I'd spoiled them with stray glue at that stage of the game! 

I'd also like to join in with the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenge (at last I made it!) - Anything goes with the option for using a stencil . No stencil B, but at least I'm playing along ☺

Darnell's NBUS Challenge #34 for January - it was the first outing for the set of MFT stamps, although I've had them for a while

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge # 579  - Anything Goes with the option of using a sentiment. Tick!

The Cutie Pie Challenge - Clean and Simple (unless you decide to make 12 of course!)

Double D - Blue and white (option Winter)

Peace on Earth Christmas #8. The Inspiration Board includes a tree with blue ornaments and of course my little elfin friend is dangling a blue ornament

Crumbs, that's a record for me I'm sure - seven challenges in one go! And all run by people I consider to be amongst my lovely friends too. My one regret is that I just haven't had time to join in with Jo's Christmas Kickstart challenge with colours of the rainbow - those pesky cards above took me days! Promise I'll be there next month Jo!


  1. Hi Di your cards are gorgeous. I wish I was as organised as you. Have a good week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Love your cards. They look amazing!

  3. These are as cute as a button.... or an elf....or a snowman, etc etc. Love these fun design with these great images! Perfectly cute cards!

  4. Hi Di

    What a fabulous collection of Christmas Cards. Love those cute images and matching sentiment. Congrats on making so many of them.

    Thanks for sharing your makes at Allsorts this week.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  5. Darling set of Christmas cards!

  6. Awww...How much cute and fun are these!!! Love, love, love them all!! And I agree with you, that upside down elf is the best!! Amazing set of cards!!!

  7. Awww these are fab Di, and all so well co-ordinated! I have this set too but didn't use them as much as I should have!

  8. Oh Di, these are just wonderful! I love all the different images. xx

  9. And my, what a fun collection you've made too, they're all totally fab

    Happy Sunday


  10. A wonderful selection of cute cards and like you I think the elf upside down is my fave.
    Nice to see you at Allsorts challenge too.
    L x

  11. Hi Miss Di, a superb set of Christmas cards to start off the year, I agree that little elf is super cute. Have a wonderful week... Megan

  12. Your marathon efforts were so worth it in the end, Di! These are going to bring a lot of smiles and joy to the recipients and that's what it's all about! Also, lots of inspiration for the rest of us because I, for one, have some of those stamps and I will be CASEing your classic design! Thank you for sharing in the NBUS gallery! Hugs, Darnell

  13. These are just so cute, Di! Your coloring is wonderful & love all the images! The die cutting really steps them up to the next level. I need to not be so lazy & use my panel & window dies!

  14. How wonderful to see you at Allsorts this week Di and what a super display as well, it's a really pleasing design with the apertures and coordinating matting.

    Thanks so much for joining us this week.

    Hope all goes well at your end and you and Len are staying safe and well. Been a bit manic and stressful at this end but fingers crossed things are settling now.

    B x

  15. Fabulous collection of cards Di, those images are sooooo cute, you’ve beautifully coloured them, and so neatly finished with the stitched frames xxx

  16. Oh Di, what a great range of cards. Every card the same idea, but all so diffenerent! I love them all!
    Lia xx (my comment also as DT member of PoEchallenges)

  17. Super cards using this wonderful selection of images - the upside down elf is such fun and my favourite too - appeals to my quirky sense of humour.

  18. Oh wow Di they are gorgeous cards l adore the images love the upside down image could be my favourite the others are just as stunning well done on doing a batch of them love the layouts enjoy your day xx

  19. Fab cards Di and the upside down elf is my favourite too. I have the set but he's the only one I've used! Well done on using them all and making a batch :) x

  20. Fabulous cards Di - the images are all so cute.
    Kath x

  21. Fab cards Di .. wow what a marathon effort and worth it. Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week
    Pauline xx

  22. Wow What a gorgeous collection of fun Christmas cards Di, they all look amazing. Thanks for joining in the fun at Rudolph Days this month.

    Sue xx

  23. Love them all, super design and sentiment. Who makes this super cute set? I'm hoping to get one done for Rudolph days don't like to miss the first challenge of the new year. I also play along with Jo's challenge if I can squeeze it in.

  24. I LOVE all these fabulous cards you have created and the little elfin peeking out is so adorably CUTE!! Thank you for joining our challenges at Double D and Peace on Earth, it's fabulous to see you here!
    Diane DD DT and POE DT {Nellies Nest}
    {Double D}

  25. Gosh, well done on your lovely dozen. I love the MFT selfie style stamps. These are all adorable. HUgz

  26. A fabulous selection of aperture cards, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week.

  27. Well you certainly have got off to a great start Di! I love this stamp set for the upside elf especially but you have showcased all the images beautifully - no googly eyes required! I love the colours you chose and the stitched detailing. Hugs, Vicky xx

  28. 12 cards is an awesome result for a crafting session. I handed seen these images before and they are absolutely adorable.

  29. A fabulous selection of fun cards Di. Love the images and beautifully coloured and great designs. Hugs, Carol

  30. WOW what a fabulous group of adorable cards Diane! I love each and every image ... and your design is PERFECT to show them off! Nicely done!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Blue & White’ challenge as well as in our Peace on Earth Christmas Challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog

  31. Hi Di,
    Happy Rudolf Days.
    Oh these are so lovely and such gorgeous creations.
    Love the stamps used and your colouring of them is perfect also.
    I also think the first is my fave it's so quirky
    and good fun too.
    Gosh you did make such a lot as well.
    Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

  32. Wow Di, what a fabulous lot of Christmas cards and love the fun images and beautifully coloured too, and I love the Peek-A-Boo Window die which is perfect to show off these wonderful characters. x

  33. What fabulous cards Di, this set happens to be one of my favourites too, cute and incredibly easy to colour. Thank you so much for sharing them all with The Cutie Pies xx

  34. Ooh these are sooooo gorgeous! Love them all peeking through the window especially the upside down elf. They were worth all the work! Hugs my friend. Take care xxx

  35. Definitely some adorable images and terrific cards, Di! Congrats on so many challenges as well as so many cards!!!

  36. Love that set of cards with the various images and colours. I must remember that layout with the peek-a-boo window framing the image.

  37. Well! how clever are you? What a fabulous set of cards in every way, love them Di. Great images and die cutting.
    Faith x

  38. A wonderful set of card Di - CAS and stunning!
    Stay safe

  39. Lovely selection of cards, they are just perfect for our 'Simple Start' challenge over at Cutie Pie. Thanks for joining in with us.

  40. Fabulous cards Di and they all made me smile. I've just got my computer up and running again, so hoping to get back to some sort of normality in the craft room, whatever normality is these days! ;) x

  41. Wow Di!!! You certainly have been prolific here and came up with a fabulous set of cards. I love the clean design and how great that the sweet images all came from one set of stamps. What a great start to your 2022 Christmas card stash!
    Hope you are well.
    Carol x


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