Friday, May 25, 2012

7 Months to Christmas Blog Hop

Hi Everyone and welcome to the 7 Months to Christmas Blog Hop,
If you have arrived here from Heather you are in the right spot. If you want to start at the beginning then head to Heather's Blog. I can't believe how fast each month this year is going. It seems like we just did the April Blog Hop and here we are again! I am so glad that I am going to have a great start (maybe even finish) on my Christmas cards before the holidays actually hit this year. If you are new you might be wondering how this works.... there is a group of us crafters that have commited to creating two Chirstmas cards and posting them on the 25th each month. I can't take credit for this idea, it started with just Heather and Shari and have turned into this amazing Blog Hop every month.

This month I cheated a wee bit....we are suppose to each month create one card using a die cut and one with a stamped image that we coloured in. Well, since I love stamping and sometimes my stamped images don't need to be coloured in I figured I would sneak it in! My stamped card is yet another scraplifted idea (why make up my own when there are so many fab Stampin' Up cards out there lol. I did change up the colours a bit though) I am really trying hard to use all the supplies that I have on hand and I just feel that lately my poor stamps have been getting neglected. I dusted off my Stampin' Up doily set and have been stamping up a storm with them! This is currently my new favourite set because it is just so stinkin' vesitile!

Okay okay enough gibber gabber I'll let you move on to your next stop!
Head on over and see Shari next!
Happy Crafting!
P.S. I heard a rumor that next month is the half way to Christmas mark on the calendars and to celebrate there might be some blog hop candy during the 6 months to Christmas blog sure to stop by...just saying ;)

Card #1 (Die Cut)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - Anything goes plus ribbon

Cardstock: Recollections
Sentiment: Pink by Design - Winter Fun set
Cricut Cut: Jolly Holidays cut @ 3"
Punches: Mini Heart and SU ticket punch
Jelly Roll pen
Pearl Pen
Glossy Accents
Ribbon: Offray
Card #2 (Stamped)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - Anything goes plus ribbon
abc Christmas Challenge - J is for Jingle Bells

Cardstock: SU
Ribbon: SU
Stamps: Delicate Dolies SU and Snow Swirled SU
Jingle bell: Stash
Hemp: Stash
Corner rounder: Creative memories
Pearl pen
Here is the entire blog hop in case you get a little side tracked ;)



Shari said...


Both cards are so awesome! and just so you know, you so did not cheat - "INK" is a colour medium so you are totally safe!! LOL. I love that set from Stampin' Up, just have not broken down and bought it yet. I love how you layered the colours on your stamped card and the snow on your die cut tree is just perfect!

Great Job hun, so glad you are on this hop team with me =)


Heather said...

Great cards Tara. I really like the tree one. And, yep, you actual colouring of stamp involved.....but we'll let you :)


Nanascreativecorner said...

Very nice cards , the tree is great!

Kerry T said...

Great cards Tara! I love that SU stamp too.

Mary said...

Beautiful cards Tara! I really like the die cut tree...perfect. All the colour you used on the stamped one more than makes up for colouring :)


Cindy van Oorschot said...

Hi Tara, I like both cards, but what you did with the doilies stamp is great, thanks for joining us Holly Jolly, you should put both cards in as a separate picture into the challenge,at Holly Jolly, this way it gives you an extra chance at winning the digi stamps.

Georgiana said...

Both cards are FABULOUS! I am so "cheating" with ink next month! I am horrible with digis, but I think I could stamps.

Carson's Creations

Zw@@n said...

Great cards! Love the green and red.
Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Hope to see more christmas cards of you. Love, Wilma

Sally said...

Love your cards...sorry it has taken me a while to get round to visit. Gorgeous colours and I especially love the tree card.
Love the Christmas blog hop.
Hugs Sally xxx

Anonymous said...

2 Fabulous cards LOVE them both but the second card is very eye catching and love the ruffled ribbon and your bells.

Thanks for joining us for the Jingle Bell Challenge, We have a new Challenge starting tomorrow!! we don't have a limit on how many times you can enter as long as its a different creation! so come back soon!

hugs Samantha :0)
ABC Christmas Challenge :0)

Shari said...

Tara, Congratulations!!! I just was on ABC Christmas Challenges "J for Jingle Bells" and I noticed you won with your snowflake card! Whoo hoo, good for you!


Valerie said...

Two beautiful cards! I really like the second one that you stamped with dolies! Love the colors and the ruffled ribbon is cool with the twine and bell. nice job!