Thursday, 10 July 2014

Christmas in July - Day 1

Throughout July I will be posting some Christmas (yes, you heard me!) cards.  Now, you should know I NEVER get my cards done on time, and sometimes I make them and don't quite get them sent - but it is a brand new day!  This is my year to get them done early , written and sent!  You heard it here first!

This card I made as a part of the Mojo Monday challenge for this week  - first the sketch:

And here is my card:


The colour combo was a struggle for me - it is also for a challenge - Color Dare #100 at Color My Heart:


It was good to have to use some different colours on my card - especially a Christmas card - and it was a great stretch because these are not at all the usual palette of colours I prefer!  

Follow the links and give these challenges a try - or make a Christmas Card of your own!  And if you are becoming  a collector rather than a crafter - try this NEW challenge blog to help you use up all that stuff you have been hoarding ( you know who you are!!)  It is called EXHAUST YOUR EXCESS!

After all, it's only:


Happy Day!
Jacquelin

3 comments:

  1. Beautiful Christmas card, Jacquelin! I love the Frosted paper, sparkles and silver shimmer tirm you used. Thanks for playing along with us at Color My Heart Color Dare--good luck in the prize drawing!
    :) Marie

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  2. A perfect Christmas in July card, Jacquelin. I love that you took these traditional patriotic colors and made something a little bit different. Thanks for joining the Color Dare!

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  3. Wow, I hadn't thought of this combo for Christmas, but with the Frosted paper it really works! Great job! Thanks for playing at Color My Heart last week.

    Sarah

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