Sunday, July 26, 2009

GCA #51 - Christmas in July!!!

Hello all!! I hope you have had the time to ride the Royal Blog Tour and pick up your clues for the Big Shot giveaway on the main tour page!!! If not, get started NOW!!! You only have until Tuesday, July 28th @ 11:59p to get your name in!!! But, don't forget to come back here and start on those Christmas cards!!!

This week we are focusing on Christmas cards. There are no other restrictions, other than your card must be a Christmas holiday theme. Hanukkah and Kwanzaa count too!

My samples for you this week are from my archives, but are still great samples!! (I think so anyway!)

My first sample is a tent topper, just like we did for last week. I sent this in to SU! in 2007 for one of the monthly contests, but I didn't win. : ( I keep trying though, and I did win last year!! (Just sent two more samples in yesterday - will let you know how it turns out!)

This card uses Baby Jesus is Born (now retired), but I just love! This set is excellent for watercoloring, paper piecing or single color line art. On this sample I used my watercolor wonder crayons and a blender pen to color.
My cardstock colors are Always Artichoke and Purely Pomegranate. The dsp is Brocade Background. I made a total of 20 of these and STILL have some left for this year!!!

My second sample uses Seasonal Whimsy (also retired), but I think is still a cute and versatile set. This was done all in blues and the finished size is 4 x 4.
The main image is done with the Crayon Resist technique. The sentiment circle is finished off with a layer of Crystal Effects.

So, for this week's GCA you need to create a card, project or scrapbook page that uses a Christmas holiday theme, upload it either to your blog, or to an online gallery and post a link to your card to this blog entry as a comment by August 1, 2009 at 12 midnight. I will choose the winner through a random number generator and post the next Sunday.

Even if you can't make the drawing deadline, PLEASE feel free to participate in the challenge and upload your creations at any time. I would love to see it! If you upload your card on SCS, Stampin' Addicts or Paper Craft Planet, please put GCA51(NO SPACE IN BETWEEN GCA AND 51) in the keyword section. That way everyone can look at all of the creations at once! If you've been waiting to join in the fun, jump on in and have some fun!!

Happy Stamping!!!



ineke said...
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StampinCathy said...

Here's my first Christmas card for this year.

ineke said...

Here is my Entry
i think this is better.. a direct link...

raindropecho said...

Hi Ann! Love the new blog look and your cards are fantastic.
Here's my Christmas card
- Ann