Thursday, October 8, 2009

An Untraditional Christmas

Decided that it was time to take on a couple of challenges on my days off. The new challenge at CCC is pale, interesting. Gingersnap Creations has had the challenge of stars and will be closing soon , so I really wanted to participate. Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog (just happen on this one while checking out some work from the DT from GC) is to use a tree, any kind of tree.



The tree that was stamped is from Inkadinkado, which was purchased at Michaels, the set has ll clear stamps in the set. Garden Green ink from Stampin Up! was my choice of color. Had an idea for the layout, by changing the colors of the background and patterned paper two challenges would be acheived. Pale paper from "heidi grace designs" collection was used for the first card. This paper is available at Joann's, open stock. These are definitely not your standard Christmas colors, but then again neither is my Christmas tree decorations, it is all pink and crystals. This paper was a must just didn't know what project it would be used for or when.





That was the hard challenge, now onto challenge #2, stars for GC, that was easy, changed the background paper that had stars and add a rhinestone star on top of the tree. The ovals for the tree stamp were made with my cutting system from Creative Memories, and a bow completed the card. Base of the card is 5"x 5", the papers are from my stash, am sure that everyone that has been doing scrapbooking or making cards will recognize the paper from eons ago.




Enjoyed taking on these challenges and am very pleased with the outcome. Challenges have become my inspiration for cardmaking and love all the different avenues that are available to us.

I have been given a new challenges at work to put out a weekly newsletter. Am very excited about the opportunity, hope that I am upto this new "challenge."

Thanks for stopping by and have a crafty day.

11 comments:

  1. They are BOTH so pretty! Well done!

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  2. Great star cards! Very lovely! Thanks for playing the challenge!

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  3. Sue, These are really Lovely! Your pink one is the Cats meow!
    Lynn

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  4. Beautiful cards, I love seeing the contrast between the "traditional" and non traditional colours, and they are both fabulous!!!

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  5. Love these cards, Sue. They give me inspiration to get busy,

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  6. I love your pale Christmas card - other one is great of course aswell! Thanks for playing at Crafty Creations! Cheers Claire x

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  7. Thanks fot joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge with this beautiful card... so sweet!!

    Saskia :)

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  8. those are both beautiful. Thanks for joining us on CCC this week. Hugs, Jaime

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  9. I adore your Christmas trees!

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  10. great cards. I love the pink one it is so sweet! thank you for joining us at scrappy frogs!!!!

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  11. Great cards, I LOVE the pink Christmas tree.
    Who would've thought about pink for Christmas, thanks for the idea.

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