December 5, 2010

2011 Christmas Card Challenge Week #1


I'm SO excited!  Today is the first week of the new Christmas Card Challenges year.  I can't believe that I'm already starting my Christmas cards for 2011, but I'm so thankful that I am.  This year was a breeze to get everything sent out.  I did it all this week.  Easy peasy, and I'm done!  I hope you'll join us this year.  I cannot even begin to tell you how helpful it is at the end of November to have everything done and ready to go. 

Anyway, onto this weeks challenge, which is to create a monochromatic Christmas card.  For this weeks challenge, click HERE.

I went with purple.  A color I love, but don't use that often.  I find it very difficult to work with, and I'm not sure why.  I love the look of my card with the deep, rich purple, and the cream.  And aren't those roses wonderful?  Gotta love Maya Road.  I got the layout idea from someone on YouTube, but don't remember who, sorry.  When I find it again, I'll give credit here.  I love the simplicity of this card.  I am going to make a couple more in different colors and take them to work.  They're still asking for more Christmas cards.

I hope you'll head over to the challenge blog to check out the few small canges we made, and to see who our guest designer is for the month of December.  Yep, you read that right, she'll be joining us for the entire month. :)

Have a wonderful Sunday my friends!


curlyqmosaics said...

Beautiful card! That purple paper is gorgeous!

Marcy said...

Beautiful card, Steph. I love those flowers...what are they exactly? Hugs, Marcy

Shaela said...

this is beautiful! love the sweet simplicity and the richness the colors lend to this card :)

Patti J said...

Love it!!! Those roses are gorgeous, and love your layout - so elegant and rich!

Anonymous said...

Lovely as always, the purple is so rich and elegant!

Lelia Pierce said...

You have the most elegant CAS cards! Beautifully done, girl!


Valerie said...

Oh my gosh Steph - 2011! I'm seriously impressed and intrigued...
Your card is gorgeous - love how you used the purple with the silver embossing. So pretty!

Brenda Dean said...

Beautiful card! Love the purple and the CAS design.

As a challenge lover, you might be interested in my CAS challenge.