Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A Vibrant Christmas

Good Morning, today marks the start of another ABC Christmas Challenge. Before I tell you all about it, I want to thank you all for joining us for our Up to You challenge. I think it was a record, we had nearly 500 entries and we really enjoyed seeing all your beautiful Christmas cards and creations, so inspiring.

Our challenge this week is being hosted by Miria and she has chosen the theme
V is for Vibrant Colours
so dig out your brightest papers from your stash and lets see what you can do with them.

We have two wonderful sponsors for this challenge who are generously offering some wonderful prizes for two of our lucky participants.

Crop Stop

Prize from Crop Stop: a $15 Gift Certificate!

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In need of inspiration? Visit the CropStop Gallery, Blog or Message Board and participate in a competition or class. If you have questions concerning your machine, we have a team of experts waiting to help you.

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winner can choose 2 stamps.
For my card, I have chosen to work with some of the brightest, most vibrant reds and greens in my stash. These great papers are from MME and I have coloured this sweet elf from Kraftin' Kimmie to match.  For the layout I have followed a wonderful sketch from the Sketch Challenges blog and as the papers are so bold I have opted to keep it simple and just added a simple sentiment to finish it off.
I do hope that you will join us again this time around.
Happy Crafting and I hope you will visit again soon.


Gram's Treasures said...

Where's my sunglasses! lol. Love the colour combo. Lovely and bright...needed on such a dull dreary day!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Carissa :-) I love the image, soo cute and the papers and colours are fab :-)

Lols x x x

Dorte said...

Lovely papers you have used...great layout. I love the Kraftin' Kimmie image..... I think I have to buy him myself!!!
hugs Dorte

Sandra H said...

Totally stunning card and what great papers and image so beautifully prepared x

Zw@@n said...

Gorgeous card, Carissa. Loooove the image, so cute. Paper/colours are great and the lay out too.
Love, Wilma

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Carissa I absolutely love this terrific card those papers are gorgeous and the image is awesome. Carissa I want to thank you for leaving me such a lovely comment on my blog it meant so much to me.
lorraine x