Friday, January 15, 2010

{ TCC #1 }

Welcome everyone to our first Challenge of 2010! Are you all ready? Okay first off a few changes this year. You will be required to complete 5 cards for each challenge as usual, however this year I am also adding another (optional) element. I will be adding a 3D item to the mix. So you will complete your 5 cards plus to get additional entries into the random draws you can also complete any number of 3D items of your choice...they just have to have a Christmas theme to them. I am doing this more for myself, as I found this year I wish I had some boxes/bags around to fill with chocolates to give a few people here and there throughout the holidays. Also, this year I have decided instead of doing a monthly random draw I will be doing a random draw every 3 months for a $25 gift card for an online store of your choice. So I will add up all your entries from the previous 3 months and draw from those. So, you will get one entry for each set of 5 cards made and for each 3D item made during the 3 month period. Make sense? I hope so.


Okay onto this month challenge. I have recently fell in love with the Easel Card. So this months Challenge will be to complete 5(different or the same, your choice) Easel Cards. All entries must be received by 12:00pm MST January 31st. You can either leave a comment with a link to your entry on this post or email me a photo of your 5 cards. Plus leave me a comment or email a photo of your 3D item or items. If anyone has any questions please do let me know.


Okay, so here are my samples for this months challenge. I could not get a good photo of the group, so you are stuck with individual photos.









































































































I am pretty happy with the way these turned out. A few of them I like more than the others, but they all came out okay. I do have a 3D item, but don't have a pic of it yet. I will try and get it up in the next few days...as I am working all weekend...but I wanted to get this post up on time! ;0)

If anyone has any questions just let me know. Now have fun and I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with this month.


15 comments:

Merlie said...

They are beautiful,Tracy! Count me in and the 3D idea is great. If I do it every month, I will have 60 cards by Christmas. Sounds good to me!
I used tie straps for the rack. I like it cause it's very cheap and easy to assemble.

Diane said...

Oh these are beautiful!!!

Dianne Forst said...

wohoo! Challenge Season has begun again!!

Thanks Tracy again for doing this! Last years challenges were a great help!

Ila said...

These are all Beautiful!!..every one of them!!...Hugs, Ila

Julie Mutch said...

Trace, these are absolutely gorgeous! I love them all!

I vow to play along this year... I've gotta get my cards done ahead of time this year! No more putting them off! lol :)

Pinkllilac said...

Gorgeous cards Tracy and love the designs and details, the colours are beautiful.
Hugs Linda

Allison said...

Oh how sweet...nice mix of papers on each! I don't know about five cards but I would like to make one! Ha!

Therese said...

Tracy,

My first challenge ever! Have made up some easel cards for your Christmas card challenge which are posted to my blog:
http://tmalakart.blogspot.com/2010/01/challenges-christmas-card.html

I am looking forward to participating every month so I can be way ahead of the game come Christmas 2010!

Thanks for the challenge!!

Therese

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mudmaven said...

Okay - if this doesn't work this time I'm giving up! Doing this from work and I don't have my little cheat sheet in front of me - yikes. I love your cards. Mine are here. Thanks! ~chris

Nicola said...

Hello there

Here I am for another year of challenges. I love your cards for this one and can't wait to see your item. I had so much fun last year and am so excited to join in this year. you can find my cards and 3D item here:

http://gorillamamagreats.blogspot.com/2010/01/cowboy-christmas.html

sorry I can't remember how to make it a link I will figure that out for next time.

Hugs
Nic

MelissaS said...

Your samples are beautiful! I'm determined to participate each month this year, and here are my first batch: http://whatdoyouink.blogspot.com/2010/01/tracys-christmas-card-challenge-2010.html
My 3-d project is included in that post. Thanks for hosting!!

Dianne Forst said...

Got mine done! Phew! Just in the nick of time!!!

Nancy said...

I know I'm late, but I wanted to share... http://nancyscreativemess.blogspot.com/2010/02/getting-caught-up.html