Monday, February 22, 2010

*Getting Caught Up*

I made a promise to myself in November that I would participate in Tracy's Christmas Card Challenge each month... and of course the wheels fell off the bus in January and I was away from my crafting space for 3 weeks... and I totally missed out on the first challenge.

I played with the second challenge last week and decided to do challenge #1 as soon as I was done challenge #2.

I had a lot of fun playing with some Christmas images, and with the easel card idea.  I really like the easel cards!

My Mom received a beautiful easel card in the mail while I was there a few weeks ago and on the back, the creator had put a label she printed telling the recipient how to display the card.  I will have to go back and find that card when I head back to Regina and I will share it with all of you... with thanks of course to the person with the idea!

Anyway... on to the cards
And a close up...
Items Used:
*Cardstock:  PaperTreyInk White, Spring Rain, Spring Moss
*Patterned Paper:  Imaginisce
*Images:  MFT Digi; Impression Obsession
*Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black; Copic Markers
*Embellishments:  Snowflake Brad by unknown

When I was thinking about what to do with this challenge I saw my sheet of images that I'd printed off months and months ago.  I had printed them, just to see if it would work in my laser printer (sometimes I have trouble with cardstock... figured out that I needed to change a setting when printing on cardstock).  I have always loved this image and it was a digi freebie back before Christmas one day so I scooped it up.  I wasn't honestly sure I'd ever use it.

But like Merlie, I can't let my PTI white cardstock go to waste!  It costs too much to get it shipped to Canada!!!!

I am looking forward to a gathering with the CalGals on Friday.... I've missed them!  I'm sad that Shannon won't be able to join us, but I'll get my "Shannon Fix" with a date for tea tomorrow afternoon!

Enjoy the rest of your Monday!
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Julie Mutch said...

These are just gorgeous! Good for you getting a head start! I really should follow suit and get myself in gear and make some Xmas cards early, too. I know, I know, I always say I will and never do! I'm such a procrastinator! lol :)

Michelle said...

Love these cards!

Tracy.H said...

These turned out great, Nancy! Glad you were able to find sometime to play. I love these easel cards too...they are very addictive!! :0)

mudmaven said...

These are wonderful! Love that image and your dp choice was just perfect. ~chris

Shannon said...

Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow .... I too told myself I would do the xmas card challenge monthly and I still haven't got there.

Merlie said...

Look at you with your Copic Markers!! Love the easel cards and I can't wait till Friday too.

Jan said...

These are great cards Nancy! Love the colours and style. Cute stamp! I wanted this set sooo badly, but shipping was more than the set.