Thursday, 25 April 2013

Beat the Christmas Rush - April

The 25th is upon us again, which means it's time for Creative Craft World's linky party plan to get a head start on your Christmas card making - Beat the Christmas Rush! :)
 
If you're new to the idea, it's very simple... each month make 1-5 Christmas cards, post them to your blog and link your entry at the CCW blog before the 25th of the month. It's a lot of fun seeing everyone else's creations and by the time we get to November you'll have a stash of cards ready to go - and may even by lucky enough to pick yourself up a prize along the way. :)
 
For my card this month I went with a fairly Clean and Simple design:
 
 
The starting point for this card was these insanely cute little wooden robot cut-outs that I got recently at Hobbycraft (it was one of those impulse purchases where you have no idea what you're actually going to *do* with them, they're just so cute that you've got to have them! :D).
 
 
I thought they'd look cute on a plain white card so I coloured them with my Promarkers in christmassy colours... and then I suddenly remembered that I have an old Dymo machine that would be perfect for the greeting! After a bit of digging around in the craft room, I found it and it even had red tape in it - perfect! :)
 
 
I ripped a bit of red card and a strip of punchinella and layered them onto my card blank for attaching the robots over the top. I stuck down my Dymo sentiment strip and finished things off with a couple of little gemstones.
 
 
And now onto my choice of my favourite card(s) from last month's BtCR entries.
 
We had some great entries this month but my favourite was this adorable card by Tracey Boley:
 
 
I love the pretty beige and purple colour scheme, the cute image with touches of glitter, and the asymetrical ribbon. Overall, a very striking, but cute, card. :) You can read more about how Tracey made this card at her blog.
 
I'm finding myself really enjoying BtCR as the months go on... it's a nice feeling to actually be ahead of myself a bit for once and to think that I won't be rushing around making Christms cards at the last minute this year! :lol:
 
I'm going to enter my card into the following challenges:
 
 
 
 

11 comments:

Zoe Sanderson said...

And a Happy Christmas to you. Great card love the sequine waste behind the two robots. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-room Challenge XOXO Zoe

ionabunny said...

What a fun christmas card. Cute robots

Heather said...

Such a non-traditional card, but it's really cute, and it SO works! those little robots are cute and this card was a great way to use those "impulse" buys. : )

Sue Nicholson said...

Lovely card and image, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie CAS challenge, good luck cheers Sue N x

susiestacey said...

Great card.
Thank you for joining the CAS challenge over at Cutie Pies and good luck x Susan x

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Thank you for sharing these lovely and gorgeous cards at Craft-Room "So Sentimental" Challenge, good luck and welcome again;-))m

Esther said...

Love it!! Great design and perfect CAS card!!!!
Thanks for joining us at CTO this week!!

Lisa Jane said...

what a fun card .. love those cute robots
Thanks for joining in my red and white challenge at LCI this fortnight
Lisa x

Anna Jasiolek said...

LOL, these robots are sooooo cool! Fantastic card! Thank you for joining us at the Celebrate the Occasion challenge and hope to see you back again.
Hugs
Anna xxx

hazel said...

A wonderful and fun card. Thank you for joining us at Craft Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.

Debi said...

cute fun Christmas card :-) thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

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