5 days ago, hubby announced that in 9 months time it would be Christmas, which made me realise that I hadn't completed my Christmas cards for this month....late as usual, at least come 25 December, I will have a good number in my stash.
I have committed to make 2 cards a month and this is the first one for March. Digistamps4Joy are running a Christmas challenge. It is run by Desire, one of my teamies. If you haven't yet joined in this challenge, you can start now. This is how it works.
You need to go and check out the details and request your free digi. You make your card and enter it in the challenge blog, then next month you will get another image. So every month that you submit a card you will get an image......Great!!! come December you will have some cards ready for posting. So check it out now. This month the digi was Christmas Paper and this is how I have used it.
Here is what I used.
I made my paper with a stencil and Pan Pastels chalks, then printed my image onto this. Added some berries with Pontura pearl maker.
Matted this onto gold paper and then onto striped paper from my stash.
The ribbon was also some pieces left over from last Christmas, with 3 little wooden Christmas trees that I have had for ages..
I am trying to use up all my bits and pieces for these Christmas cards, so when the new Christmas ranges come into the stores later this year, I might not feel too guilty about buying some of it.
I will enter this in the following challenges:
Completely Christmas challenge #5...Anything goes
The Doodle Garden challenge #1...Anything goes
Crafty Catz challenge #224...Anything goes
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles...Christmas...Anything goes
Chalk-a-lot Café #58...Anything goes with chalk
Scribble and Scrap challenge #15...Anything goes
The Glory of Christmas challenge #30...Peace on Earth
Holly Jolly Christmas challenge Bingo...(I used the right hand side down. Gold paper and embossing, ribbon, more than 3 layers).
Fab 'n' Funky #209...Christmas
Chalk n Stock challenge...Anything goes
Crimbo Crackers #61...Anything goes..Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge...Use patterned paper
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge...Anything goes, must be Christmas
I hope to see you back later, with my second Christmas Card, but am having quite a busy day. Have had our 2 young grandsons staying the night, and will be meeting up with my son & DIL later this morning, and then some other activities for this afternoon.
Have a great Sunday and take care.