Friday, 11 May 2012

Christmas In May!

Good afternoon,

A few months ago I found a Christmas challenge called 52 christmas card throwdown, each week a new challenge is set so that by the time Christmas comes around you'll have most of (if not all of) your Christmas cards done! I had to tell my friend Ruth, who started to join in the challenge straight away. I kept telling myself that I should join in, but I never seemed to get around to it.

I was reading Ruth's blog the other day and she had posted her entry for this weeks challenge, and at the bottom of her post she had completely called me out on my lack of joining in, well I couldn't have that so here is my very first (I hope of many) entries into the Christmas card challenge, and is definitely the earliest I have EVER made a Christmas card.

This week the challenge is a sketch, and I'm just squeaking through, the closing time is within hours!

Now I found the hardest thing about starting my card was deciding on a colour scheme, firstly I pulled out Razzleberry, then old olive, but then in a flash I decided to go for a Scandinavian feel card and went with Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake, I also found a bit of retired  Christmas DSP from last years catalogue that matched my theme perfectly. I have decided not to add a sentiment as I wanted to add a crumb cake seam binding bow and didn't want to over power the card, I hope the ladies won't mind.

So here we are Ruth, I have joined in and I'm really glad I did! Why not start your Christmas cards now too?!


Ruth M said...

Yay, well done you, I'm so glad you joined in! Aha, my gentle nagging worked LOL! This is gorgeous Kelly, I love the Cherry Cobbler & Crumb Cake colour combo and the details you added like the bow and rhinestone.

Fabulous job - now you just need to keep it up and fill a box with Christmas cards, come November you'll be SO glad you did! Ruth x

Mynnette said...

Hi, Kelly!!! SO glad you've finally joined in our fun! ;) This is absolutely fabulous--LOVE all that red! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

Sian Ridley said...

I love it! I really like the colour scheme you decided on and the images and the composition - I could go on! I feel like I should try out this challenge too-maybe I'd get my Christmas cards done in time that way!??

Another beaut Kell :)

Vicky Hayes said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Kelly - no wonder this is your favourite Christmas set! Vicky x