Sunday, December 27, 2009

2010 Christmas Card Challenge Week #4

Just a little reminder: If you want to link your cards, they have to be Holiday, Hanukkah, Christmas, or Winter related. If they're not, I do delete them from my Mr. Linky. Sorry to be a stickler...but the main thing is, we're making Christmas cards year round. The last 2 weeks I've had to take some links off, so just thought I'd bring it up. You can read my challenge rules here.

This weeks challenge: Inspiration Challenge! Use this fun cupcake picture to inspire your Christmas card. You can use any element from the photo. Maybe you like the color combo, the snowflakes, or maybe you just love cupcakes, lol.


Paper: Basic Grey Offbeat
Stamps: Stamping Bella, sentiment is PTI
Snowflake Punch, PTI Buttons, Copics, Liquid Applique, Rhinestones, Crystal Stickles, and MS Border Punch

Mr. Linky Note: Please link directly to the blog post or gallery page where we can view/comment on your creation and not just the generic link to your blog. To get the full url, click the title of your blog post (which will load a page that has just that post on it), then copy and paste the URL into the Mr. Linky form. Thanks and please still post a comment so I know you added a card!


Sunday, December 20, 2009

2010 Christmas Card Challenge Week #3

I'm still on my blue and red kick. Isn't Cocoa Emma just adorable?!? I finally decided to pull out my heat gun, so I added some liquid applique to her coat and boots. I've had this Cosmo Cricket paper for over a year now and just finally getting around to using it. I think I have enough paper to make all my cards for next year, lol.

Paper: Cosmo Cricket
Stamps: CC Designs, sentiment is PTI
Copics, MS Border Punch, Snowflake Punch, Crystal Stickles, Rhinestones, and PTI Buttons


This week's challenge: Sketch challenge! The heart shape can be any embellishment or piece you like. On my card, I used a snowflake.


Mr. Linky Note: Please link directly to the blog post or gallery page where we can view/comment on your creation and not just the generic link to your blog. To get the full url, click the title of your blog post (which will load a page that has just that post on it), then copy and paste the URL into the Mr. Linky form. Thanks and please still post a comment so I know you added a card!


Everyone have a great Sunday! I'm going to finish wrapping presents!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

2010 Christmas Card Challenge Week #2

Sorry my post is so late today! I'm trying to be extra crafty to get automated posts done over the holidays.

I said I would sent out a goodie to one random winner for the 1st challenge of each month. Random.org gave me #6, and that's Shanna! So email me your address at sparklingapple17@hotmail.com and I'll send out something fun for you! I really appreciate all of you that participate and play along with me.

Today's challenge: Traditional Christmas colors, red and green. I know it's a pretty simple challenge, but I tend to use more non-traditional colors, so I thought it would be fun.

Paper: Making Memories Mistletoe
Stamps: CC Designs, sentiment is Amuse
Snowflake Punch, Nestabilities, Copics, Crystal Stickles, CTMH Brads


Mr. Linky Note: Please link directly to the blog post or gallery page where we can view/comment on your creation and not just the generic link to your blog. To get the full url, click the title of your blog post (which will load a page that has just that post on it), then copy and paste the URL into the Mr. Linky form. Thanks and please still post a comment so I know you added a card!


Everyone have a fabulous Sunday! It's grocery shopping and crafting for me today!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

2010 Christmas Card Challenge Week #1

I started making Christmas cards year round last year so I wouldn't stress about making all my cards at once. It was really fun to make cards year round and I look forward to doing it again.

This week's challenge: Santa! Use any santa image you would like! I've had this image forevah...and I'm just getting around to using him. Jenn made a blue Santa the other day and I was inspired to make my Ian a blue Santa. :)

Paper: Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses
Stamps: The Greeting Farm, sentiment is Amuse
Snowflake Punches, CTMH Bigger Brads, Copics, Crystal Stickles, PTI Buttons, and EK Success Border Punch

Since it's been awhile and I'm starting a new year of Christmas cards, I thought that I would go over the rules again. The only REAL rule is that you make a new Christmas, Holiday, or Winter card. If you don't, I'll take your link off my Mr. Linky box. The challenges are extra and you can choose to do them or not do them. Easy enough, right? I typically make 2 each of the same card so I have about 100+ cards by next December. You can adjust the challenges to accommodate however many cards you need. Maybe you only need to make 1 card a week or 1 card every 2 weeks, etc.

You have all week to link your card. But if you link your card after Wednesday during the week, please try to leave me a comment. I don't always remember to check back and I really try to comment on all the cards that participate in my challenges.

Lastly, I've decided that I'm going to give away prizes for the first challenge of each month. So once you link your card, you'll be entered to win a goodie from me. I will randomly draw my winner on Saturday at midnight.

Mr. Linky Note: Please link directly to the blog post or gallery page where we can view/comment on your creation and not just the generic link to your blog. To get the full url, click the title of your blog post (which will load a page that has just that post on it), then copy and paste the URL into the Mr. Linky form. Thanks and please still post a comment so I know you added a card!


Brent asked me to go to the mall with him today. I don't mind the crazy shopping crowd, so we should have a fun day shopping. Everyone have a fabulous Sunday.