Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Christmas in January


Here it is, January 7th, and I still haven't taken down my Christmas decorations. They are so much fun to put up but such a pain to take down. I don't know if it's hard because you know there is this long stretch of cold ahead (for those of us in the north) or after the hustle and bustle of the season there is the let down of getting back to the ordinary. But the taking down of the decorations is like the end of a wonderful period of time, where you bask in the glow of the season. 

I haven't had to get back to the ordinary yet because of the cold snap we are having. Everything is canceled, even the garbage pick-up! So I just delayed the end of holidays a little more by making a Christmas card. 52(Christmas) Card Throwdown has a sketch this week that I thought I would try.


I used another new Tim Holtz die to make this one. In retrospect, I think I would use the sandable card stock next time. I think his stuff just looks better when it is distressed. Merry Monday had a challenge to use ribbon or twine, and I used red and brown ribbon, and Christmas Card Challenge has a no coloring challenge.

I'm looking forward to these all year Christmas challenges. I hope that maybe next year I will actually send the cards I make!  Stay warm!









14 comments:

  1. The die cut holly and pine is very festive, and I like the rich, warm colors you chose. Thanks for sharing your card with us at 52{C}CT! I hope you'll join us again for next week's challenge. :)

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  2. This is absolutely STUNNING, Brenda! LOVE the vintage feel and the deep colors you used! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT--I hope you play along with us again soon! :) Mynn xx

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  3. This is beautiful, Brenda! Love the colors and how you used the ribbon! Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday!

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  4. Very pretty card Brenda, these are great festive colours. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

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  5. This is a really lovely card, beautiful festive die cuts - thanks for playing along this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

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  6. I love the holly and greenery and the ribbons on the diagonal, Brenda! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

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  7. Hi Brenda. The diagonal ribbon balances your die cut foliage beautifully. I love the background matting too. Thank you so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

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  8. Lovely card, the die cut holly and pine are just fab! I do like the papers too. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

    BTW - I've not taken my decorations down either - I rather like them up!

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  9. Love your festive diecuts and beautiful ribbon, Brenda! Wonderful Christmas card!! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

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  10. Love this card. It's very basic, but oh so elegant. Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.
    --Heather G

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  11. I'm so glad that you joined in with our first sketch challenge for 2014, and what a fab Christmas card! Love the die cuts and the beautiful ribbon.Thanks for playing along. Good luck with taking those decorations down, I know just how you feel!

    Louise xx DT at 52CCT

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  12. What a pretty layered card. The diecuts are so gorgeous! Thanks for playing Merry Monday this week!

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  13. Gorgeous design and perfect for our Christmas Card Challenge. Thanks for joining in and hope to see you again soon. Hugs x

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