Monday, April 27, 2009

Merry Christmas



I'm still sticking to my resolution to make my Christmas cards ahead this year. Having said that this one is for March's challenge therefore late but I intend to catch up soon. I may miss the April deadline but I should be back on track for May. March's challenge was to use the colors black, white and one other of your own choice. You also had to use buttons as your only choice of embellishment. I admit I used ribbon too. But it just didn't look right without it and I had already missed the deadline so I didn't think it mattered.



I made the card to measure 9x4 and I used the Merry Christmas wheel from Stampin Up. It's retired but as you can tell I've had this idea for a card swimming in my head for a long time. I actually unmounted my wheel and backed it with cling foam so I could use an acrylic block with it. It's so much easier and saved me all the money of buying the adapter for the wheel and the cartridges of ink.


The Candy Canes are from High Hopes. I just love their stamps. I kept the inside fairly simple as you can see, using another SU set for the sentiment which I will have to check the name of. If you want to join in this monthly challenge you will find it posted on Tracy's blog http://tracyshappyplace.blogspot.com/ from the 15th of every month. I found another cool Christmas challenge blog that my friend Maria is doing too. If your more of the weekly challenge kind of person. Try http://christmasstampin.blogspot.com/ I hope to have the chance to join in with one of her awesome sketches soon.

9 comments:

Julie Temple said...

THIS is a WONDERFUL card!! I love the candy canes...You are doing great getting a headstart!!

Hugs,
Julie

Maria said...

Wow, look at all those Christmas cards! Wow, you're on the roll. All your cards are fantastic. I love the red/white color and the image is fantastic!!

Hey, you need to participate in my blog challenges! I've got 14 cards already under my belt. Sort of exciting! LOL!! Hope to see you playing along one day!!

Gosh, how you've been? Haven't been in touch but I'm glad you're still creating!! I'll stop by more often!!

Maria

Tracy.H said...

These turned out beautiful! Thanks for playin'...even if you were late. ;0)

Bev said...

Oh WOW! These are fabulous - love the candy cane image, so cute! x

Cindy said...

Great job Nic,love the candy canes, and a great Idea to get started I usually start mine in August, so maybe this will give me a boost to start a little earlier.
Cindy

papercraftsbyrach said...

fantastic christmas cards, i am going to have to start doing mine soon.. well done to you for getting a head start. hugs rachxx

cats whiskers said...

Wow what wonderful cards just love that colour scheme and the geat background
Hugs Jacqui x

Sonya said...

So beautiful Nic!! the image and color combo is so crisp and clean.

Lucy Wilson said...

oooh ... i love these, the black and red look so good together xx