Saturday, May 12, 2012

Christmas in May!

Hi Everyone!

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!


  1. Adorable Christmas card!! Love the paper and your sentiment! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

  2. I am so glad that you participated this week, and I hope you come back every week! Lovely CAS Christmas card....bright & cheerful! Thanks for playing with the Merry Monday challenge this week! The topiary is nice, too! By the way, if you don't mind turning off your word verification (if you need helping doing it, let me know), it makes commenting much quicker--we don't have to type in those pesky words! We want you to get all the comments you deserve!

  3. That topiary for your mom is absolutely fabulous! No wonder it was a big hit. :)

    So glad you have joined us at Merry Mondays...what a great way to build up your Christmas cards stash without the last minute hassle. ;) I like that reindeer pap - so adorable!

  4. Fantastic card, love your bright colours. Thank you for joining us this week for Merry Monday.

  5. super card and i love the deer paper :)
    your moms gift is beautiful :)
    so glad you joined us on merry mondays
    Rose GD

  6. That topiary is amazing, your mom must have loved it. Great job with the sketch, I am so happy you will be joining us on a regular basis! Thanks for playing at Merry Monday.