Monday, July 8, 2013

Winter Wishes

The Christmas in July challenges remind me that I should start making my Christmas cards early!  Last year I started in the summer and it absolutely helped during the crazily chaotic holiday season.  I like that I was able to grab a card from my stash whenever I needed one.  It was so convenient.  In addition, I love Christmas and starting making the cards early appears to be extending the celebration. 

I've made a simple one-layer Christmas card for today's post:



I like that this card gave me an opportunity to color!  How fun!  I went with the most "childish" way of coloring - using color pencils.  There is a long way before I can master coloring with markers or otherwise, but that does not deter me from coloring.  I've played safe with color pencils and I think it's not bad!

This card is entering the following challenges:
1.  Heart 2 Heart challenges - masking (I've used both the positive and the negative from the cut to create the border, fun technique and I'll be using it more often!
2.  OLW - Christmas sparkles
3.  Addicted to Stamps and More - Make your mark
4.  Merry Monday - Anything Goes



11 comments:

  1. Oh, Joyce, your coloring is superb! Love what you did here with the design, too!

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  2. This is a beautiful card, Joyce! Great idea on getting ready for Christmas, too! Thank you for joining us at Heart 2 Heart challenges! :)

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  3. I love cardinals and this is a beauty, Joyce! Love the frame! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

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  4. Hi Joyce. Great card. Your colouring with pencils is just right. Thanks for joining the fun at ATSM. Good Luck! Monika

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  5. A very lovely Christmas card! You'll be glad you started early :o) Your coloring of the bird is terrific and I like the effect of your masking. Thanks so much for joining us this week at ATS&M.

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  6. Oh so pretty, Joyce, and what a great idea to start making holiday cards way before the crazy, busy season is upon us. Thanks for playing along with H2H!

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  7. Stunning card, I love that image and actually own it too! Need to get it inky!! Thank you for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

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  8. Very pretty card Joyce, this image is lovely. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

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  9. beautiful card, that bird is stunning, thanks for joining us at H2H

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  10. I saw your lovely Christmas card on Always playing with paper Merry Monday - you might also like to enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for July - I'd love to see it there too. x

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  11. Such a pretty card! You are smart to get started early on those holiday festivities. Thanks for masking with us @ H2H!

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