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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Deck the Halls

It's finally happened!!!!!!!  I made a Christmas card!  Wow!  For the last couple of years, I've been taking part in the Splitcoast Stampers Christmas Card Challenge and I'd make about 5 or 6 cards a month and then have them all ready to go in November.  This year I started out okay and made about 4 or 5 in January and then nothing - nada - not any!  The other day I was chatting with a friend and she said this same thing!  I couldn't believe she hasn't been making Christmas cards either.  So we decided to encourage each other to get ours done.  I guess I'm going to need lots more encouragement to get more than one card done!  Anyway, it's a start and now I have all my Christmas stuff out - papers, embellishments, ribbons, flowers - ready to go.
Actually, I'm not real happy with it.  Not sure I like the die cut on top of that particular pattern paper, but it is what it is and will do for now.  I must also confess, that I did not use one Copic marker in the making of this card.  The image is from Lili of the Valley and they have pre-printed images you can buy (inexpensive) and they are colored perfectly!  The sentiment tags are also from LOTV.  I used Stampin Up Night of Navy card stock for the base and mat and also the ink for the sentiments.

The designer paper is from Echo Park - Times & Seasons.  The accessories are all from my stash and the die cut is from Cricut cartridge Winter Lace.

That's it for today.  Thanks for stopping by.

I am submitting this card to the following challenges:
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Creative Belli Blog - Christmas
Fab n Funky - Christmas in July
Cuttin and Stampin - Christmas in July
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge - Christmas in July
Eureka Stamps - Christmas in July
Pink by Design - Christmas
My Crafty Spot - Christmas in July
Stamp and Create - Christmas in July

22 comments:

  1. What a pretty card Maggie - way to go with the pre-coloured images for cards like this :-)
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  2. Adorable christmas card! I just made 2 Christmas cards recently and excited I have 2 down! Hope you're having a great week! :)

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  3. Gorgeous card Margaret, I like the adorable image and the design.
    Kevin xx

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  4. So pretty! I never heard of pre-colored images, very clever idea, and it looks amazing. I love the idea of starting holiday cards early in the year, but for some weird reason, I never get to it.

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  5. I don't know why you are not happy with it. It is so cute, and I like all the detail. I had also made a goal of so many cards per month for Christmas; I did good thru May, I think. Now I am behind. :)

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  6. It's wonderful, Maggie! I rather like the background dp. Very festive. :-D I love LOTV pre-printed images for quick cards and often use them for Christmas cards because I have so many to do every year.

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  7. Beautiful card! The papers are so pretty and what an awesome image~so sweet! I love the tags too!
    Thanks so much for joining us at My Craft Spot!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  8. Love your card!

    Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

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  9. Beautiful card, lovely image and great bp. Thanks for sharing at Fab'n'Funky this week.

    Pat xx

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  10. Fabulous Christmas, love your design.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Loves Rubberstamps, Hope to see you again soon!

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  11. Wooo hooo!! One card down...how many to go??? You've nudged me to get busy on my end as well.

    This is a great start! LOTV has beautiful images and you've really done it justice. Very pretty layout and (even though you're not satisfied with it) the die cut is a nice accent!

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  12. Yeah for you- I would never guess that image is pre-colored- very pretty! Yeah for getting started on your cards now- you will be so thankful in December : )

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  13. I think you did a fabulous job! Great re-start to getting those cards done!

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  14. Congratulations on getting a Christmas card done. It turned out great! I love the embellishment on the upper right hand corner.

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  15. This is a darling image and it would be so fun to color, but it would take me quite a while to get it done. It's a very pretty card! I keep making that one Christmas card a month, but I wait till the last minute and then I'm not crazy about the card. I need to color up some cute stuff but it's hard to get in the mood in the middle of summer.

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  16. Great card and good on ya for getting a head start on those holiday cards. I do like that little gold die up in the corner and the more I see of these precoloured images, the more I think I should get some!

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  17. What a cute card! The image is so cute and the coloring is amazing! Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot this week!

    Gwen

    http://thisandthatbygwen.blogspot.com

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  18. Great card. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Cuttin' and Stampin'

    Tammy S.

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  19. Great card! Thanks for joining us at Crafting by Designs!
    Doris

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  20. What a fun image! The little tags are a perfect addition to your card!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Kate
    Small Bits of Paper

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  21. Hi there, so sorry to be dropping in so late but I had to let you know that I loved everything about your project and I hope you'll be joining us again this week at Loves Rubber Stamps.
    Tons of Hugs, Dangina

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