Thursday, March 31, 2011

Almost caught up...

I have been trying to play along with a couple of Christmas Card challenges. WHAT? Christmas Cards? Already? But it's only March????

I have been TERRIBLE about sending out Christmas cards for the last few years, and am hoping that this will get my rear in gear. So to speak.

Anyway, the lovely ladies at Jingle Belles and Crafty Hazelnuts have been hosting a weekly challenge to assist us in getting our Christmas cards done before we get to the panic stage on Christmas Eve.

I did really well. The first two weeks, that is. Then I sorta, kinda fell off the Christmas Card Making Wagon. Apparently I was chanting, "one, two, ninety-nine, a hundred" and thinking that the cards would spring right out of my, er, ah, um, ear.



I am proud to announce that I am all caught up with Jingle Belles, and will be caught up with Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Card Challenge this weekend. That is if you let me combine some of the challenges. I don't need that many Christmas cards, so I am saying it's okay. Okay?!?!?!

And here is what I have done so far, along with the applicable challenge:

  • CHN - Week 7 - Creature - The little mouse is my creature.
  • CHN - Week 11 - Gold - The green piece is matted on gold.


  • CHN - Week 2 - Recycle - The snowman is the sample cut out that comes with the die.
  • CHN - Week 8 - White Stuff - Okay, so mine isn't "white", but the snowflakes are there.
  • JB - Week 3 - Acrylic Paint - I painted the snowman white and then swirled blue on top.
  • JB - Week 8 - Sketch - Pretty much it's there.
  • JB - Week 11 - Kraft, White and Lt Blue - I cheated and threw in a black sentiment.





  • JB - Week 10 - Home for the Holidays - It wasn't Christmas without making cookies.




  • JB - Week 9 - Text Me - It's the background paper. Easy-peasy.

10 comments:

Rosemary said...

Oh my gosh, I love love love love love these cards!!!! Talk about catching up in a grand way! They look awesome. Very arty, very heartwarming, just perfect!

You made me giggle wondering where you expected those cards to emerge from...

1CardCreator said...

Wow, these are all gorgeous! I wish I had the energy to start my Christmas cards.

Jingle said...

These are really fabulous!

Electra said...

I cannot even begin to tell you how impressed I am. Love the snowman!

Lisa V. said...

What a nice collection of holiday cards. Love them all, but if I had to pick that little gingerbread man and the cocoa get my vote.

trisha too said...

These are SO nice--you are going to have so much fun sending out your cards this year!!

:)

Deena said...

these are awesome! love them!

Casii said...

Awesomeness in these cards! I can email you my snail mail addy...

Maria said...

You are making lovely cards :)

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

What fabulous Christmas cards you've made!!! Love them all, and thanks for the inspiration + inspiration to start out early!!!!
have a great day, hugs Karin