Monday, March 11, 2013

Festive Friday

    I decided to take a little break from all the Easter cards I have been making. I've switched to Christmas.
 Last year, I was frantic making my 70 Christmas cards. I am usually one who has them mailed the day after Thanksgiving. That didn't happen. In fact I think my cards went out about 10 days before the holiday. Being so anxious, my mojo was also lacking. This year I am determined to have the majority of my cards done by October. ( I am going to be in Europe the entire month of October so I'll be losing a lot of crafting time)   Perusing Melissa Philips' blog I came across a challenge called Festive Friday.
   Every two weeks a new Christmas challenge is posted. The current one is to create a project incorporating a snowflake into the design.  Here is my card.  (Sorry for the poor lighting. Too much rain today)



   Here's a close up of the tree  using the Layered Postmarks die in the Fabulous Frame with a felt snowflake from Snowflake Medley.


Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.

8 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Carol that is really pretty, I love the snowflake.

Joyce said...

Such a pretty card. I like how you used the polaroid die turned sideways. And, I'm totally jealous that you will be in Europe for all of October.

Marybeth said...

I think this is a great idea ,Carol! You know with the 12 kits it was so nice to have so many made already made. Your Christmas card is beautiful , llove the snowflake, keep it up and you will be glad.

Greta said...

So, so pretty! I'm working on 3 Christmas cards/mo so I'm not scrambling to get them mailed in time. If you want a Monday challenge check out Merry Monday http://alwaysplayingwithpaper.blogspot.ca/2013/03/merry-monday-53-christmas-card-sketch.html

Marcia said...

Thank you for the kind words you left on my blog Carol...appreciate it! I also love your card and the colors you chose...very CAS but really catches the eye! :0) I have to tell you also that I just spent the last 30 minutes looking at your older posts and am just in love with all your projects! You have left me with quite a bit of inspiration...thank you!! :0)

craftmates said...

Beautiful card! The snowflake is the perfect final touch.-Irma

Geri said...

VERY sweet little card, Carol! These soft colors are so nice for a snowflake theme...love the little tree and the coordinating felt snowflake! So glad you've joined us! Hopefully the weekly inspiration will help you get things well underway before your big trip! Thanks also for taking some time to share a bit about the challenge! Do hope we see you again!!!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Oh, how awesome that you get to spend a month in Europe! I am glad we're helping you get a start on your projects, and I love the cool, calm colors of this one. And your felt snowflake is lovely! Thanks so much for joining the Festive Friday challenge, I hope we'll see you again!