Wednesday, August 31, 2016

September Challenge at CCAYR ~ Shabby Chic or Monochromatic

 Hello all and welcome to the September challenge at Christmas Cards All Year 'Round.  Remember that we now have two teams ~  The Gingerbread Gals who post on the 1st of every month and the Christmas Belles who post on the 15th of each month as a reminder and further inspiration for you :-)  

September Challenge ~ Shabby Chic or Monochromatic. How cool is that? We have two different challenges and you can enter a project for one or the other or enter projects for both!

Our Sponsor this month is:

There is also a prize from Deanne, our DT coordinator, to be won.
You will be able to see what it is by visiting our blog.

I recently spoilt myself and bought some new dies which were perfect for this monochromatic challenge.

Card stock - Gina K.
Spellbinders Dies - 2010 Ornaments
Poppy Stamps Dies -  Snowflake Ribbon
Sue Wilson Dies - Lyra Edger
Joy Crafts Dies - Snowflake
MS Punches - Small Snowflakes
JustRite Stamps - Merry & Bright
Gems are from my stash



Twisted Easel Card Base
GinaK Heavy White cardstock
Recollections Midnight Blue cardstock
Cottage Cutz dies - O' Holy Night Scene
Crafters Companion dies - O' Holy Night Edger
Crafters Companion dies - O' Holy Night Scene - Angel
Spellbinders dies - Exquisite Circles
Die-namics dies - Four Corners

Carstock - Recollections
Spellbinders dies - Holly Frame
Cottage Cutz dies - Christmas Winter Scene
Cottage Cutz dies - Fir Trees
Cottage Cutz dies - Merry Christmas Words
Memento Desert Sand ink used for shading

I really enjoyed making these cards and like the way they came out.  I hope you liked them too and got a little inspiration from them.  Now it's your turn to make a Christmas project and join in the fun with us.  Can't wait to see what you come up with for this challenge which runs from 1st - 30th of September 2016.
Please visit the CCAYR blog to see what the Gingerbread Gals have created for your inspiration, and while you're there, please read through the few rules for this challenge.  Don't forget to check back on the 15th to see what the Christmas Belles have come up with :-)

Till next time,


  1. WOW, a dozen times, WOW! Lena, these are fabulous! Your dies are all gorgeous - expecially loving that nativity scene. Oh my goodness, you have done an amazing job with these, my friend!!! Thanks for the much needed Christmas inspiration!

  2. These are all so beautiful Lena - must admit my favourite is the last one 'cos it looks like a matt gold (which I love). Those die cuts are really pretty. Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  3. You realy inspired me.
    They are all so nice.
    I want to go and start making x mas cards too.


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