When I thought of some goals for the new year (in terms of my paper crafting) I set myself out to make at least 10 cards a month and I wanted to start participating in card challenges. Well, I've been keeping up with my 10 cards/month but I have yet to enter a card challenge.... until now!
Card challenges are great for inspiration, so I knew I'd want to participate in some in order to practice some techniques, improve my card designs etc. Well, I think I found a pretty awesome challenge, and I'm joining this week!
Merry Monday is a Card challenge in which you must make a Christmas card each week with the provided sketch/theme of the week... the idea is to get a head start on your Christmas cards and to create dozens of unique cards :) The Challenge is already in it's 19th week for 2012... (I'm going to use the past 18 sketches as inspiration) but as of now, I'll be joining this challenge weekly!
For this week, Merry Monday #19, here is the sketch provided:
And here is my entry:
My apologies for *possibly* ruining your lovely, warm, spring weekend with the thoughts of Christmas already!!! But you must admit, it's always the most wonderful time of the year!!! (So why not start early.......??)
Anyways, thought I'd also share my packaged topiary for my mom:
I absolutely LOVE how it turned out.... and so did everyone else! Thanks for all the lovely compliments to those who've seen it!