This card fulfils two of the resolutions mentioned above - it's a Christmas card and it used some left over paper from a previous project - thus thrifty!!! Now, the challenges are:
- Waltzingmouse Makes - this is a monthly challenge to make Christmas cards - the theme changes each month. This time Lynn wants us to use the "Quick Pick method: Look around your craft work space and find a few items lying around that you haven’t put away yet, and use them to create a Christmas card. Suggested items might be cardstock, pieces of patterned paper, buttons or other embellishments lying around from your last project." You need to be a member of the Forum for this challenge - but if you follow the link above you'll find all the details. There are prizes so worth a look!
- Jingle Bells - JB07 one of the new challenges set up to help get us ahead of the game!! They don't want to see RED used!! This is a weekly challenge and for some reason I'm late getting on board!!
- Sparkles Christmas Forum - another of the Christmas challenge blogs - this one does monthly challenges. And the theme for this month is Christmas Trees - who could resist?
So I stamped and embossed this lovely tree onto the green paper. I stamped the pot onto a scrap of the blue paper. Then it was simply a case of attached them to the base card, colouring the trunk and adding the border and greeting. Job done!!! Took about 10 minutes.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Nutcracker Sweet, Frame-It
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black; Memento - Rich Cocoa, Versamark
Twinkling H2Os: Lemongrass, Mediterranean Blue
Accessories: Card, embossing powders - from stash
That's all for this morning - I've decided to make a start on my Spring-cleaning. I'm going to tackle the bedrooms and bathroom!! I think it must be because the sun is shining, the skies are blue - it's a super day, and I feel full of energy!! See you guys later!!