Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Waltzingmouse Christmas Card Challenge - July 2012


Have you been keeping up with your Waltzingmouse Christmas Card Challenge resolution?     All you had to do was make one Christmas card a month!!  So easy right?!!  I know it's easy to put it on the back burner and I will confess that I've been slipping too.   Well the good news is that it's never too late to get caught up!  The half way prize has already been awarded, but the year end prize will be even better - and you can't win if you don't play!  So let me fill you in on the details for this month.....
The challenge for July is to make a card that features the color ORANGE.    Sounds a bit odd... orange for Christmas???   Well all you need is a starting point and then there's  nothing to it.    I began with this pretty paper from Authentique and the rest sort of came together by itself.  It amazed me too!!! Orange looks pretty good!!
Thanks for having a look!  I'm looking forward to seeing what you create for this interesting Christmas challenge!  You can get all the details on the forum here.

Jeanne

Supplies Used:  Finished Size 6" x 6"
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Vintage Ornaments, 2011 Holiday Ornaments, Compliments of The Season
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Spring Flower Burst Doily, Spellbinder Petite Ovals, 2011 Heirloom Ornaments
Paper:  Authentique Delightful Collection "Charming"
Papetrey Ink:  Vintage Cream, Ocean Tides
Seam Binding:  Hug Snug Cream, Button PTI, Button Thread Waltzingmouse
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Stampin Up Tangerine Tango, Momento Cantaloupe

14 comments:

Joyce said...

What a bright and beautiful Christmas card. I would have been intimidated by Orange, but you showed how to do it right. That ornament is such a beautiful and classic image, and looks great with all those layers.

Lisa S. said...

I love the non traditional colors Jeanne. What a refreshing Christmas card. I actually looked at the Christmas challenges a month ago and thought about getting my halfway cards done but then life happened. I'm glad you reminded me and hopefully you'll see some Christmas cards soon. Thanks for the inspiration I always find here. Beautiful card!!!

Marybeth said...

Well, I would say orange does sound a bit odd, but you sure pulled it off with this one. Love that die you used in the background. I have had my eye one that stamp set and die. This one is so well put together and well thought out. Lovely! I would say its kinda CAS for you. :)

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is beautiful! I love the ornament, the color is perfect!

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

WOW!!! This is so BEAUTIFUL! Love the colors and your beautiful stamping and diecuts. Have a great day! Hugs, Karin

Pauline said...

Simply gorgeous Jeanne, I love the die cut behind the ornament, and the sweet colour combo!

Kate said...

Thanks for the inspiration. I only wish I had this stamp/spellbinders die set - they're on my wish list (which is pretty long). You've really pulled off the orange challenge. Just gorgeous !

Lisa M said...

Okay, it's decided. I'm throwing out ALL my Christmas decorations and getting orange and blue...it's final! :D These colors freakin' rock. LOOOOVE what you've designed here Jeanne. The orange is so warm and inviting just like a fireplace where little stockings are hung. Beautiful card chica.
Hugs 2 you,
Lisa xx

Cathy Weber said...

That ornament in orange is so perfect...I'd never have thought of Christmas and orange, but Lynn came up with a great challenge and you executed it so well! I love the diecut behind the ornament and that pretty authentique, elegant paper. Beautiful card to add to you Christmas card stash!

Deborah Frings said...

I am so far behind on these challenges that I really must catch up. I love your orange bauble and subtle touch of aqua in the background. Absolutely lovely!

Vickie Z said...

Gorgeous girl! Love the orange! These papers are fabulous and the ornament over the doily is fantastic!!

The Paper Parade said...

Jeanne, I just love this orangey color that you decided to use! Not traditional, but so fresh and modern and I really really like it! And that neat doily behind the ornament is awesome, too!

Marlena M. said...

This is SO PRETTY! I have learned to love orange (my husband's favorite). I love what you did with it!

Sharron said...

LOVE the layers and you did an awesome job with the orange challenge! I think non-traditional colors are such fun. The paper with a touch of aqua looks fabulous and that is the coolest die cut behind the ornament. You are doing so well with the Christmas challenges. I have gotten so terribly far behind!