Hard to believe that another month has passed already, but it’s time for our next installment of Beat The Christmas Rush over at the Creative Craft World blog. Every month on the 25th we are going to try and increase our Christmas card stash in advance so we have plenty ready for the big day!
I’m also pleased to be hosting another Christmas card designer on my blog today – my mum!
If you would like to join in our Beat The Christmas Rush monthly challenge then all you have to do is make one or more Christmas cards, they can be all the same design or different, it doesn’t matter! Head over to the CCW challenge blog and add a link to your cards to the challenge post over there – simple!
We had some lovely cards in last months entries and it was hard to pick a favourite, but I think the cards below were my favourites from Wendy over at Scrapbooks and Cookbooks. Wendy said her cards were quick and easy to make – just what we need!
No, I’m not actually celebrating anything (although almost all the snow has gone, yay!) but here’s a card anyway. Made entirely from things that were hanging about on my desk that I had cut out for other projects but they didn’t quite work. Don’t you just love it when that happens? And now, when I do have something to celebrate – well, I have a card all ready to celebrate it with!
I must say, this months mini kit from Creative Craft World is just gorgeous! The papers are all from the Teresa Collins Tell Your Story range along with co-ordinating die cut flowers, gems and stickers. There was loads too – I made 5 cards but I probably could have managed another 1 or 2!
You can see what the rest of the design team made over at the Creative Craft World blog, and don’t forget to show us your mini projects to be in with a chance of winning!
To celebrate the Design Team are having a rainbow themed Birthday Blog Hop, each day we have a different coloured project on one of the DT’s blogs for your inspiration. Todays colour is GREEN and I have a Birthday card to share with you (well it is a Birthday party after all!)
I used the Authentique Loyal 6×6 pad for my card – it makes it so much easier to match up co-ordinating papers for the rainbow effect across the top.
So, to take part in our Birthday Blog Hop and be in with a chance of winning the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow all you need to do is visit each blog and leave a comment. So far we have had Red, Orange and Yellow, and tomorrow you need to stop by Ali’s blog for her Blue project. It’s not too late to join in, see you at the end of the rainbow!
Lou sent me one of the lovely mini kits this month, packed full of Studio Calico loveliness.
So now we want to see what you can do – your project needs to be smaller than 12×12 and this month’s theme is MONOCHROME.
Hop over to the Creative Craft World Challenge blog to see what the rest of the design team came up with and add a link to your project for a chance to win a prize!
So that’s me up to date just in time for week 25′s prompt tomorrow….
Here’s week 19 – Brads, Garden, Foam Pads. I definitely managed garden and popped the flower up on some foam pads but couldn’t think of a way of shoe horning a brad in there too!
Week 20 – Rainbow. I went for the obvious! All together now, red and yellow and pink and green, purple and orange and blue…I can sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow too….
Week 21 – Use a recent technique you have learnt or admired. I was a bit stumped on this one but then remembered this fab layout and thought I would have a go at making a banner in a similar way. I was quite pleased with how it turned out!
Thought I would share a couple of cards that I made with the Crafty Templates for this month. Thought this would be a great card for a fella (and goodness knows they are always the hardest to make for!)