Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Double challenge!

Sorry - look away now if you don't want to see a Christmas card just yet! Over on the Bubbly Funk forum we decided to do our "25th Club" again. The idea is to spread out the card making over the year rather than leave it all to November/December by making a certain number by the 25th of each month. I'm aiming for two cards per month.

To try to keep us motivated, we're having a theme or challenge each month. I set January's and it was to use turquoise/silver, something shiny or sparkly and a swirl of some sort. Despite the fact I set the recipe, I have in fact forgotten the swirl on this one! I was concentrating so hard on trying to combine with Kathy's sketch challenge that I clean forgot to get swirly. Can I just claim those snowflakes are creating swirls as they fall, do you think?!

Kathy set a sketch challenge on the Bubbly Scrumptious blog {here}. I've turned it through 180 degrees and "dangled" the snowflake from some stitched silver lines for the vertical lines on the sketch.

Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms):
Night Before Christmas (Rummage Bin line)

Simply Smooth

Versamagic by Tsukineko (Turquoise Gem)

Snowflake Wonder dies by Spellbinder
DekoIce glitter (Efco)
Sewing machine and metallic silver thread
Crystal brad

Right, only one more Christmas card this month! I'll try to remember all the ingredients next time ;o)

Thanks for stopping by!


Karen said...

This is so lovely...all fresh & sparkly! Good luck with the draw X

Janice said...

very nice, I think if you set the challenge you can interpret the swirl in any way you want lol!

Jean Franks Beck said...

This is so pretty, Joanne, and a fabulous idea. Since I haven't put away my Christmas scraps yet(shhhh, don't tell anyone I'm such a slacker), maybe I should jump in on this one. Yes, that's it, I MEANT to keep those scraps out! :)

Darlene said...

LOVE this color choice! I figure any Christmas cards I get done NOW .. are that many less I'll have to scramble to get done come November! LOL!! This is awesome Joanne!!

Kathy said...

Your card is so pretty Joanne, I love the way you've used the sketch - thanks for joining in,
Your name was added to my list for entry to the draw

Sharon said...

This is beautiful Joanne....x

Kaz said...

Ooo I like this a lot, even if there is no swirl ;) xx

Traceyr said...

oooo hoooo get you combining challenges hahaha.

Lovely crisp card Joanne. Can you not claim that the snowflakes are swirling as they fall? ;)

Gez Butterworth said...

Stunning card Joanne. Crisp & classy. Just had to check the date on comp!!lol...xx

Hels Sheridan said...

Fab the snowflakes...I shall be organised this year and start mine in .. oh...say...mid December instead of the week before Xmas LOL