Saturday, October 1, 2011

Halloween Colors for Christmas Cards - WHAT?

Keeping it pretty simple again this month.  Feel like it's December already and I need to  Time to slow down cause it's only October 1.  Here are one of my cards for CCAYR for October.  In the beginning I struggled with this one so I pretty much let the DP do the work for me.

The challenge this month at CCAYR is:
OK, we all know that there's another "holiday" in October and that's Halloween. So... your Christmas cards this month need to have at least one of what are considered Halloween colours (orange, green, purple, black). We'd also like to see a punch or die cut somewhere on your card and this can mean regular punches, Spellbinders dies, border punches, something that was purchased pre-done, etc!

DP is from Bo Bunny Blitzer Collection, Tree die is Elegant Evergreen by Cherry Lynn, stamp is WOJ (but darn if I can remember the name of it) colored with Copics and Cinnamon Stickles add to the ornaments.  I found this Joy Fold card over at Beccy Muir's blog and just loved it.  Can't believe how easy it was to put together and her dimensions were perfect.  I wanted something different and that I didn't remember seeing on anyone's blog yet so gave it a try.  I'll have another one of these to Joyfold cards share with you later in the month.
Now head on over to the CCAYR blog to see all the wonderful cards and inspiration by the DT.  After all, using Halloween colors on a Christmas card is somewhat different and they have done a wonderful job on creating cards that will inspire you.
Thanks so much for stopping by.  I'll be by to visit on Monday as company will all be gone, the baby is here, and I'll have a little peace and quiet for a little while.....I hope!  Keep those posts going as I'm sure there will be lots of delicious eye candy from you all that I can't wait to see.  Have a wonderful weekend!
"Hugs & Love" Carol (Granny)


Sudha said...

Its so pretty.


The Other Patti Sue said...

This is super fun with the non traditional Christmas colors ! Love the Christmas tree!

Patti P. said...

What a wonderful die that is for your tree and love the different fold. You are so clever, your orange is just perfect. Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Pat said...

Super card Carol, I love that lacy tree. Enjoy your weekend.

Pat xx

Marjorie said...

Hi Hun, "CONGRATULATIONS" What a sweetie xx:) you have had quiet a busy couple of weeks, I don't know about things getting slower as we get older, I think they speed up!!
Your card is lovely..really like your tree!
Big hugs,

cheryl said...

hi hun oh,just love your card its brilliant you always come up with the most amazing ideas and its always amazing detail take care hun hugs cherylxx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how beautiful Carol!! Love the non traditional Christmas colors and your creative tree!! Too fun!! Congrats on the arrival of your new grand daughter. You must be as proud as a peacock!!

Unknown said...

wow this is very cute like alot the non traditional chritmas card
like very much that tree
thank you for the very nice comment that you left at my blog
it so nice to see that you care
and how is the new baby
take care have a very good day

Angelica Turner said...

This is adorable Carol, I love that tree. You did an amazing job on the coloring of the image. Have a wonderful week.


Steph said...

Fab card! I love when you see non-traditional colours on Christmas cards! x

Selma said...

The orange looks lovely on your cute Christmas card. I love the tree. Just saw the pictures of that cute new granddaughter. Someone else to spoil. She is a little doll.

Anonymous said...

Really darling image Carol and the colors are so very pretty too!!! I always follow you around girl!! You use some of the best images around and you're really sweet!! :) It's great to have a fellow blogger like you around!! HUGS

Renkata said...

hi Carol,
ohh this boy card is awesome, work very well with these colours.
Thanks for the lovely comments.

Gail said...

Great card Carol!
Congratulations on the new grand baby! She's gorgeous!

Tamara Morton said...

I love that die cut and you have teamed it up wonderfully with the DP's and gorgeous colouring too

Mary Lou said...

It sure is funny how we miss our craft time~~only we would understand crafty withdrawal--my dear hubby surely wouldn't ;) Awesome tree die--LOVE IT!!!!!!
Oakley is colored soooo wonderful holding his christmas bauble :0
Hugz hun