Saturday, July 7, 2018

Babies and Citrus at Christmas

So, I'm not sure if you know my daily process, so I'll explain it to you. On the bottom of my blog, I have a list of daily challenges that I like to participate in. I try to usually add at least a sketch, a color, and a theme challenge. But they're all different, so sometimes you never know what will come up on that day. I love to make one card and have it fit into all the different challenges for that day. Of course sometimes the days get combined, and that's ok.

Today, as I was looking at my Saturday challenges, there were five of them, I thought, "There's no way these will all fit together; I'll have to make more than one card." But as I went through them one by one, I thought, I can make that fit! I surprise myself by my own ingenuity sometimes, but sometimes it gets me into trouble. You see, some of these challenges are CAS only challenges. And while I LOVE the CAS style, it means different things to different people, and sometimes my idea of CAS does not match up with one of the challenge guidelines. For instance, today I used 3 images on my card. It is a larger card - 5"x7", so I think that can still fit clean and simple. But the guidelines at Addicted to CAS say "One main image." So they'll probably doc me for using more than one, and then I won't be eligible to be the winner. It's fair, I guess, but my way of doing things is the only way I can think of, so I don't usually win the challenge, even though it would be nice. Oh well. I guess I'm not to be a CAS maven, but the challenges without genre restrictions usually like my cards enough to pick them. I'll take it!

So without further ado, here are the challenges I am entering today with this Christmas card:

52CCT - Sketch and must be a Christmas card
Less is More - Colors: Olive and Tangerine; must be CAS
Addicted to CAS - Baby and must be CAS
Just us Girls - Citrus
Crazy 4 Challenges - Windows

Since the colors for Less is More were Olive and Tangerine, the citrus challenge at Just us Girls had me thinking that the tangerine color could be used for the citrus element! The Code Word Baby at Addicted to CAS made me think of this wonderful Christmas stamp set with the rocking horse, the train, and the dolly, all perfect gifts for babies for Christmas!

I hope you can come play along with me at these fun Saturday challenges!

Materials used:
Cardstock: Colonial White, Olive, Sunset
Stamps: Christmas Delights
Ink: Olive, Sunset, Archival Black
Other: Artiste Cricut Cartridge, Sunset Mini Medles


  1. Wow, that's pretty impressive to match 5 challenges! And the card really works nevertheless! Your baby Christmas images are so gorgeous, a lovely vintage feel, rather than cartoony. The olive and tangerine are a beautiful colour combo. Thanks for joining us at the 52CCT.

  2. Super make and, as has already been said, WELL DONE on making one card fit all five!


  3. Sweet card, Sarah. Creative use of the colours to create a Christmas card. Way to stretch your baby stamps too. Thank you for joining us at Less is More. x

  4. A very sweet card :)
    Thank you for playing along with us at Addicted to CAS - Ellenor

  5. I enjoyed hearing about your process. I wish I had time for that and I love the result. It must be very satisfying to tick all the boxes. Your card is a beautiful interpretation of the challenges. Fantastic images and great colours. Thanks for joining in at 52CCT

  6. Adorable card Sarah. I love the vintage look to the images and that matches your sentiment perfectly. Your process for making cards is very interesting and it must give you logs of inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Less is More xx

  7. Your vintage images are so fun! Thanks for joining in at JUGS

  8. Smiling allll over my face in reading about, then seeing the result of, your innovative approach to combining challenges. Delighted that 'citrus' elements made their way onto your Christmas card. Thank you for sharing this gem in the Just Us Girls gallery!

  9. I love your creation. So classic! Thank you for taking part in our 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge - Myrna DT