Sunday, July 17, 2011

Christmas Card Club and The Summer of Color

This is the first time I have participated in the Christmas Card Club and I am putting a picture out to show what I made. The other participants have published their cards to their blogs since July 3 with today being a deadline day and the start of a new fortnight challenge. This is a challenge where a member sets the rules as to what the requirements that fortnight are and this time Pinky decided that everyone should have a bear on their card. If you are interested in seeing this fortnights cards there is a list of everyone's names with links on my side bar that all you have to do is click on a name and it will take you to each of the participants blog! When Keryn told me about the club I thought it sounded like an awesome way to get a head start on getting cards ready for this next Christmas so if you are interested in playing in the club contact anyone on the list and they will tell you how to get started.

I also decided to use this for the Summer of Color entry this week because the color this week is RED! I love traditional Christmas colors and luckily red is one of them. If you would like to know more about the Summer of Color...there are a few more weeks left, come play with us...click on the link on the side bar and go to Twinkle Twinkle and check it out!

Here is the card I made:
Believe it or not I didn't have a single Christmas Bear image...I don't do bears much. Keryn turned me on to the Inger Harding blog where she has free images, stuff you can buy, and awesome things to look at. The image of the girl AND the bear is called "waiting for Santa to come" and the sentiment wreath are two of her free images. Click on the link and check it out!
Other products used include:
Stampin' Up! Card stock Real Red, Whisper White. Ribbon is retired. Ink for distressing is Soft Suede.
BoBunny Christmas papers from 2009. I hoard but eventually use everything I buy.
Ranger Stickles, Candy Cane.
Copics markers

33 comments:

  1. Love this Vickie, I adore Inger's images and have used this one on a DT card for a challenge on Wednesday! Carol x

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  2. What a lovely card ...made me go 'Ahhhh'

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  3. This is a gorgeous card Vickie - love the traditional colours too. Hugs, Claire x

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  4. A bear would cause me a bit of a struggle too Vickie, but my - you did a great job..although it's a C card and I can't quite get my head into that yet!!!!

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  5. Wow Vickie such a beautiful card hun and that image is so lovely. Funny as i only have one Christmas bear image!. So glad that you have joined us at the Christmas Club. Big hugs Clare xxx

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  6. Well this is beautiful...good to get a start on chrissy cards too I reckon....thanks for your lovely comment on my blog too...xxx

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  7. Hi...just wanted to let you know you put the wrong link up for this...you may want to go and fix ot so people get to see your lovely red piece...xxx

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  8. Gorgeous card! You're early though. No excuses for not having cards to send out in December. :)

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  9. Love the card and the colours, the image is just gorgeous :)

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  10. Beautiful card! it's so hot where I live,looking at your xmas card made me cooler :))
    have a great week

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  11. this is lovely such beautiful christmas setting,, represents RED beautifully!!

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  12. Wow, you are VERY organized! Cute card, perfect for 'red'!

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  13. Beautiful card! I don't have any bears, either! Valerie

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  14. Oh, how cozy - Christmas!! ;-) And your card is lovely!

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  15. Beautiful card and so right for the Colour of Red. x

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  16. Gorgeous Red card! And the green wreath is lovely! Tee

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  17. It's so cold here today that it might as well be Christmas! Thanks for warming me up with that cosy picture

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  18. Cute red card...and a traditional Christmas theme is just perfect for red week :)

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  19. Hi!

    I love your card..... its really sweet. Well done for getting ahead :)

    It certainly doesn't feel like summer here today.

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  20. Ah Vickie its totally gorgeous. What a sweet little image and beautiful traditional Christmas colours. Glad you enjoyed my challenge.

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  21. A beautiful RED card and perfect for Xmas too!! Love all the card shapes and the embellishments too!

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  22. Sweetest card! Don't do bears either LOL

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  23. What a great idea - I love the fact that you are starting your cards early - and sharing the process with others. Your card is a beautiful, bold red and the little girl and bear are darling. Love the glitter too ;) Thank you, xo

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  24. Hello Vickie,

    Oooh! I do love the rich red card youve got here, thank goodness for freebie digi artists I say, especially in times of need!

    Love how youve layered her up too, I am a bit too lazy for that but must give it a go properly!

    Keryn x

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  25. Great image of the little girl:) I have a lot of stamps, but I think I'd struggle to find a bear too! It's hard to beat the traditional Christmas colours.

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  26. Wow....such a super card! I love the detail and your colours especially! When you have a moment please check this out. I have something to share with you!

    http://thecraftyelfworkshop.blogspot.com/2011/07/ive-received-blog-award.html#links

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  27. Hi Vickie....what a lovely card and such a bonus with the free images I really struggled to find a teddy.....I love red and green for christmas cards...as you can tell from mine!!!! hugs Margaret

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  28. Golly, I cannot believe you are making Christmas things already - now that's what I call organised! Such a bright and warming card. :)

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  29. Vickie, This is a really pretty card and I love all the detail you’ve added.
    :) Chris / CS Designs
    http://www.cs-designs.blogspot.com/
    http://www.doodlepieces.blogspot.com/

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  30. This is so sweet and such rich colours - welcome to the Christmas card club x

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  31. So beautiful card. I am into the classic Christmas colours.

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  32. Lovely card great idea for the inner shape, I had the same problem trying to find bears as I don't do bears either. Great idea to visit inger harding blog I visit regularly now myself.
    Kerry.X

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