Friday, 25 January 2013

Beat the Christmas Rush

Today is the launch of a new challenge on Creative Craft World called Beat the Christmas Rush and the idea is to make 5 Christmas cards each month so that by the time we get to December, we all have a nice pile of lovely handmade cards ready and waiting to be written and no last minute panic as normal.  In fact this year, well, no it's last year now, I had to buy some cards as I got caught up in doing craft fairs and everything else to do with Christmas was pushed to one side.  I don't want to be in that situation again because I know that my friends and family who expected handmade cards and got bought ones, were disappointed.

So, on the 25th of each month the CCW design team will post links to a Christmas card.  The target is to have btween 10 and 50 cards stored safely ready for December.

If you want to join in the linky part, just share a Christmas card posted on your blog, mention BtCR  and link to CCW.  Pop around to a few of the other linked blogs and leave a comment saying BtCR sent you and we will feature our favourite cards in next month's post.

If you make it all the way to November 25th, posting every month we will enter your name into a draw for a Christmas surprise and anyone who leaves a comment on my blog every month will also be entered into my own prize draw for a prize.

Happy Christmas!

As I have been making a few simple thank you cards
I thought I'd carry on in a similar vein with some simple Christmas cards.  I've even done the inserts *yawn* and the envelopes *yawn again* to match:)

So, are you going to join in?

One of my favourite Christmas cards I have pinned is this one


 - I love the simplicity of it but it looks so effective.  You can find details of it here.

See you next month hopefully.



9 comments:

MiniOwner said...

Lovely cards to start off BtCR, Susi, the colours are fabulous. Your Pick of the Month is gorgeous, too.
Sue x

Sue said...

Haha - I am having a rest from them. They are beautiful though.

Trish said...

Lovely cards Susi! I love your pick of the month too.
Trish x

House of Bears said...

Your cards are lovely. The challenge is a great idea. We had a Christmas card making frenzy at the end of last year tho so probably have enough for this year.

Jennie Hart said...

They are beautiful, such a great colour ;)

Of course I was lucky enough to have one of the thank you cards so I can testify to their gorgeousness in real life as well :) xxx

My simple life said...

beautiful cards, well done being so prepared! I'd end up putting them 'somewhere safe' never to be found again lol

Wendy said...

Love the way you have used that Craft Stamper stamp, the colours are gorgeous too :-)

Claireliz said...

Gorgeous cards, I wish I could be so organised.
C xx

ionabunny said...

Very CAS Love the blue and the snowflakes. Off to a great start