Saturday, January 31, 2009

{ Tracy's Christmas Challenge #1 }

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Are you ready for a challenge? Yes? Great! Okay here we go. Year after year I say that I am gonna start my Christmas cards in January. I do a few in January and then that's it until October or November. Well no more!! I decided it was time to start up my Challenges again, but this time? Help myself out at the same time. So here are the details...


Tracy's Christmas Challenge #1


This challenge we be a monthly challenge posted on the 15th of each month and you have until the last day of the month at 12:00 midnight Calgary time(MST) to get your entries in. There will be a random draw done of all entries received. The winner will receive a small RAK from me. Each month will be a different challenge, but one thing will remain consistant...you MUST complete 5 cards...not necessarily all the same, but they must all be using the same MAIN image. You will need to take a photo with all 5 cards to show me that you have completed the challenge as set out for you here. You may post a link for your blog or SCS Gallery(or other gallery...using TCC1 so we can find it) or email me a photo. At the end of the challenge I will then post links for all entries or post photos. Ready for Challenge #1?


* 5 Completed cards with a Christmas theme
* Must use something new that you received for Christmas or if you...God forbid...did not received any new crafty items, it must be something that you have not used or not used in a LONG time
* Must use ribbon

Easy enough? I even managed to do my samples ahead of time. Here are my first 5 Christmas cards of 2009!







































Tada! For this one I used my new Poinsettia Christmas set from Verve Stamps. I must say... I love this set. I know it is not the most creative way to use this stamp, but I still love it! I also used a sentiment from Ornamental Christmas...also a Verve Stamps image. The embellishments are also new...which I am in love with! Thanks again, Mom! Also, once again I believe that this was a Julee sketch...not sure which one though...ugh!

Okay...now it's your turn. Let's see those 2009 Christmas cards!

Have fun!

21 comments:

mudmaven said...

Great idea - I'm already at work on it! ~chris

Denise said...

Very beautiful Christmas cards. Thanks for sharing.

Nancy said...

Great idea, Tracy.... and great cards!

Joy said...

love the cards you made...the DP is so pretty...ribbon and layout are sweet.

Ila said...

Your Xmas cards are Gorgeous!!...this is a Fabulous idea!!...Hugs, Ila

Allison said...

This is super...love that image and DP choice!

Alex said...

great challenge Tracy!! I love your sample cards too, very pretty! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Michelle Ueligitone said...

What a great idea for a challenge, then when Christmas comes, we will be set! Ohhhhh.....will have to try and join in on these challenges.

Hugs,
Michelle

Dottie K. said...

Hi Tracy,
Here is the link to my five cards. I used my new snowman stamp. Isn't he just adorable?

http://paperdotcreations.blogspot.com/2009/01/card-challenge.html

Thanks for getting me started a little early then usual. I try and have my cards done by the middle of summertime but I'll have them done by the end of March year. Woohoo!!!! Love your cards - beautiful. :)

Laura said...

These are BEAUTIFUL Tracy. I can't believe you've already gotten a head start on this year's Christmas cards; that's GREAT!

Oh, and I TAGGED you. Check out my blog.

Rarinstamp said...

Those are beautiful! I like this challenge - I said I was going to start my christmas cards in January too since I ran out of time last year to finish all mine. This would give the incentive and push to get on it! Off to make my cards!

Dianne said...

Here is my entry for the challenge!! I hope this works!

nicky w. said...

Hi Tracy, thanks for the inspiration... you can see my 5 cards here at

http://ohhnicky.blogspot.com/2009/01/tracy-has-challenge-on-her-blog.html

Love your cards!

jennyv said...

Here is my entry for the challenge!!
http://littlejennyscreations.blogspot.com/2009/01/tracys-christmas-challenge.html
Very beautiful cards you made I love the colors you use.

IL Cielo di Praga said...

compliments your cards are very very beautiful....kiss kiss

Nicola said...

I think this is an awesome idea. Mine are in progress and I really don't think I will finish them in time for the deadline. especially with a kid filled weekend ahead. I will show you a pic as soon as they are done though and will be back for the next challenge with bells on.

Hugs
Nic

mudmaven said...

Got mine posted now:

http://mudmaven.blogspot.com/2009/01/christmas-card-challenge-month-1.html

~chris

Quilt Nut said...

love these Tracy

Susan Vilar said...

Tracy!!

I found your blog and this Christams Challenge from Mudmaven's blog...

Your cards are GREAT - and I'm going to be doing this with you every month!!

Can't wait to see what February's challenge will be.

Jodi said...

Very pretty Christmas cards Tracy!! I hope I have a chance to join in all the fun!
Hugs, Jodi =)

Susan Vilar said...

Hey there, Ms. Tracy... I've got my 1st 5 for January done... they are posted on my blog! I've even made a label set to keep up with them throughout the year.

Love the idea!! I have a friend joining me in this one so she'll be set by December too.