Christmas challenges galore

I needed to make another Christmas card, but was lacking for inspiration, so I went to Feline Playful, and clicked Challenges in the word cloud, and then hit CTRL-F to find the word "Christmas" in the challenge list.  It popped up pretty often, considering that it is August, but lots of people want to get a head start like I do.  52 Christmas Throwdown requested a chipboard embellishment, Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas suggested a card for a couple, and Christmas Stampin' All Year Long wanted non-traditional colors.  Yes, these are all challenge blogs dedicated to people who make Christmas cards throughout the year.

I also hit a couple of non-Christmas blogs. I♥2Stamp provided the sketch, Our Creative Corner wanted something recycled and a touch of green, Challenge up your Life just wanted a Christmas card, and Blessings Ink threw out an "anything goes" challenge.

The stamps are from a•muse studio, and the paper is all scraps, including the chipboard waste under the woodgrain paper.  The idea to hang the mittens came from my kids' bathroom - they managed to repeatedly rip the towel bar off the wall, so my husband replaced it with a board with a bunch of hooks on it.  Don't look too hard at the pink patterned paper, or you might realize it is for valentines, but hey, this is a card for a couple, right?
 Juliet Arrighi


18 comments:

Hazel said...

I think it's a lovely touch that you've used Valentine paper for the pink mittens - and the pairs of mittens are just right for a card for a couple - it's lovely to see you joining in with this delightful Christmas card for my CHNC challenge 87 - hope to see you again soon. x

Fabiola said...

hello Juliet, thanks to play with us at CSAYL this week, your card is so fun and nice, love it, hope to see you next week, biz

Kim Price said...

Using the chipboard waste to add dimension is a great way to use something otherwise headed for the garbage bin. I really like this idea. Your card is just lovely. Thank you for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner, hope to see you again.

Danielle Vincent said...

I love those hanging mittens. Cute idea for a couple and I really like the non-traditional colors you used. Thanks for joining us this week at 52CCT! Great job combining all those challenges.

Patty Chalas said...

Juliet your card is lovely!!! Thanks for joining us this week at CSAYL!

beru said...

ohh, what for a nice card you made, thanks so much for playing with CUYL and best luck ;O)

Heather said...

Super cute! Those mittens are adorable and what a great card for a couple. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

Patty Gorka said...

How cute, love how you have the mittens hanging! Thanks for playing along at 52CCT this week!

Lili said...

Such a lovely card! What a nice way to use the chipboard waste to hang the mittens! Thanks for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner this week!

Mynnette said...

An absolutely fabulous card! LOVE your mittens!!! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT and CSAYL! :)

Jacqueline said...

Thanks for joining in this week at 52CCT - with your lovely card - Jacqueline xx

flossbite said...

This is lovely, very cute, and perfect for a couple! Thanks for joining us at CHNC.
Fiona xx

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love this card- and your story too. The board the mittens is hanging on is great as is the heart DSP. You don't send out Christmas cards, do you?

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Lovely and cute card, beautiful colours and design!
Thanks for sharing at CSAYL;-))m

Ruth M said...

Love those adorable hanging mittens, what a fab card for a couple! Thanks so much for joining us at 52 {C}CT! Ruth x

Lauren said...

Great card. Such a cute stamped image. I would love to invite you to join us at The Lollipop Ladies if you are looking for a new challenge blog - http://thelollipopladies.blogspot.com.au/

Vicky said...

cute card Juliet , love the mittens hanging up...sooooo cute :)

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Cute card!!! Thanks for participating in CSAYL's challenge! Hope to see you again!!!
~DEANNE~