Monday, August 1, 2011

Christmas Cards all year Round monthly challenge

Christmas cards all year Round monthly challenge begins today. So that trumps Manly Monday and will be featured tomorrow.
This months challenge is to use 4 or more of the listed items.
Hand stitching
Textured paper (embossed is good!)
Metal embellishments
Alphabet stickers or rub-ons for the sentiment

Below each card I have the four that I used. Remember you need to make five cards either all the same or five different ones to be eligible for the monthly prize.

For this one I did hand stitching, a rub on sentiment, inked edges and ribbon.
Flower by IM; die cut by SB; die cut PP by DCWV; ribbon by OF; rubon by Fancy Pants; sticker by 
I'm entering this card into the stitching challenge at:

For this card I did stamping, textured paper, metal (brad) and inking the edges.
Ink by Colorbox; sentiment by EP; stickers by Sticko; die cut by SB (both the label and the snowflake); brad by OTCo; embossing powder by SP; stamp by HA; ink by VM
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Stamps Fun- Creativity(M#58)-Christmas
Sweet Stampin(SU)-Christmas in July
Alphabet challenge(F)-M is for Metal (snowflake brad)
Crafty Catz Weekly challenge(F#93)-Christmas in July
Fun with shapes and more(F#88)-Christmas in July
Fussy and Fancy Challenge(F#42)-Christmas in July
Sassy Studios(M#5)-Let it Snow
Phindy's Challenge(F#66)-Diecuts (snowflake and the label are both by Spell binders)

I used stripes, a rub on sentiment, metal/brad and ribbon
PP by Best Creations; ribbon by OF; die cuts by SB; stickers by MMBI; rub on by KCo; card base by RE.

Lastly I used ribbon, metal/brad, a rub on sentiment and inking the edges on this card.
Brads by TPS; rub ons by K and Co; ribbon by OF; ink by RI; glitter glob by RE.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out the new challenge examples. See HERE  for the challenge specifics. See you tomorrow with Manly Monday.


  1. Great cards Cindy, I am getting very inspired here :)

  2. These are all wonderful cards! Looks like you will have quite the stash for the holidays. I did just want to let you know that you will need to come back and link to the DTBST post as you linked to the monthly challenge where a SSD image is required. Sorry for the confusion it seems to have caused. Thanks for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs. :)
    Regan ~ Design Team

  3. Wonderful cards Cindy and perfect for the challenge. So glad to be a part of the team and hope to get acquainted real soon. "Hugs" Carol

  4. Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us this week at SFC..

  5. Fab cards, thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  6. The second card is my absolut favourite! Thanks for playing along with ust at SFC.

  7. I love the sparkle and frosty colours on your card Cindy. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

  8. Just so gorgeous hun...!

    thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'...and good luck..!

    hugs Vicky xx

  9. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Hugs Teresa xx

  10. Hi Cindy
    Fabulous cards thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
    Hugs Dianne xx

  11. What a sparkly, joyful christmascard. I really like the clean, frosty feeling of it. Thanks for joining Fussy and Fancy, and Good Luck.
    Lisbeth K

  12. Great cards, thanks for playing with us at the Alphabet Challenge, blessings Hilde

  13. Such lovely Christmas cards! Thank you for sharing them with us for the Phindys Place challenge!

  14. Such pretty cards. Thanks for joining us at SFC.

    Hugs Nadell


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