Sunday, November 25, 2012

November Blog Hop

  Wow! I can't believe that it's PTI's Blog Hop already. With all the prepping I was doing for Thanksgiving, I completely forgot. Thank goodness for the email reminder. I must admit when I saw the challenge I was taken aback.

November-hop-inspiration 
The challenge is to select one of Nichole's favorite covers above (or a cover of your own) and use it as inspiration to create a really unique project.  
My first reaction was, "Are you kidding?" I still have 45 more Christmas cards to make. I thought I would just skip this month's hop.
After closer examination of the covers, I focused on the variety of colors on the cover of  Weekend.(it's on the bottom left corner)
I still mangaed to make a Christmas card.


I used the Christmas tree die from Layered Postmarks and cut two tree before using my Linen/Canvas impression plate. The Simply Chartreuse tree is popped up with dimensionals. The sentiment is from Wreath for all Seasons.

Here's a close up shot of the trees.

Thanks for stopping by to take a peep. I know with all the Christmas cards I still have to make, it is going to take awhile for me to visit everyone's blog, but I'll eventually do so.

17 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Delightful card Carol and you can add this one to your card count and now only 44 to go! :)

Kara said...

pretty!! good luck getting all of your cards done!!

victoria h said...

The colourful trees look gr8.

Joyce said...

You made me laugh! I really like this card--very interesting with two of the trees cut out and one popped up. I'm glad you were able to play along and make some progress on your Christmas cards.

craftmates said...

Love your card! Great interpretation of the cover.- Irma

Luanne said...

How fun! Love your pretty inspired trees!

Kelly Griglione said...

So glad you were able to participate after all! I forgot about the hop too until I saw the reminder email yesterday : ) Love the different tree toppers you made for your colorful trees! Good luck with the rest of your Christmas card list ... I haven't started if that makes you feel any better.

angelabranon said...

A lovely card and great multitasking.

Nancy Guse said...

I am glad you have another Christmas card done. Your trees are beautiful, love the different design paper that you used.

Karen C. said...

I had the same thoughts, Carol. I'm in full Christmas prep mode and chose the same inspiration cover!! The die cut trees look great in the various colours and patterns and would be a great card for mailing.

Kim said...

You are so funny....your card is just beautiful and love those trees, so bright and festive and love how you popped the middle one up. Just too cute and now you only have 44 Christmas cards to make.

Darnell J Knauss said...

As you saw with my card, I was in the same boat, Carol. Great minds! I have a feeling there will be lots of Christmas cards in this hop since so many of us are practical as well as creative!

You've turned your cover art into a beautiful, original, and unique Christmas card for some lucky recipient!!

Jacquie Southas said...

I am also in full Christmas card making mode, so it was hard to step away - you managed to successfully take the inspiration cover and use it perfectly for a Christmas card!!!

artful-notions said...

Carol, your cards are always a delight! We're all in full Christmas card making mode! If I were you, I'd just duplicate this one times 40!

Marybeth said...

So nice to get a ChristmS card in ! This is beautiful , love your fun colorful trees. Hope you had a great weekend with your family Carol.

Kelly S. said...

Love those patterned trees, such pretty and FUN colors for Christmas. Another card DOWN, lol :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty Carol. Those trees look awesome.