Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Challenge #9 ~ Non-Traditional Christmas Colors

Good morning everyone!  It's my turn (Mary) to host this week's challenge.  I'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who was able to join us for our last challenge ~ we had an amazing turnout, with some gorgeous Thank You cards.   

Once again it was a difficult decision, but we've narrowed the entries down to our  ....

Top Three

No.  8 - Cathy Lee

No. 34 - Kiki

No. 48 -  Pat Frank 

Wonderful cards ~ Congratulations ladies!  Please feel free to grab the Top Three button on the sidebar.

The Guest Designer for our next challenge, chosen from the Top 3 is:


Congratulations Cathy!  We'll be sending you our Guest Designer button and details on the next challenge very soon.

And the VERY lucky winner of a $75.00 Gift Certificate to 7 Kids College Fund is :

Huge congrats Jenny! Please contact us with your email address so we can get your gift certificate to you.

Now onto this week's challenge.  I thought it would be fun to make some Christmas cards with a bit of a twist ~ using Non-Traditional colors.  There seem to be LOTS of designer paper collections this year that include non-red & green colors in their Christmas line . . . black & red, purple & teal, baby blue & pink to name just a few combinations.

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Our awesome prize this week for one lucky participant will be a Basic Grey Jovial Card Kit!

The JOVIAL CARD KIT includes enough Jovial patterned paper die-cuts, printed and scored cardstock, rub-ons, printed chipboard, and envelopes to create 8 unique cards. A project sheet and step-by-step instructions are included.

Jovial Card Kit-Makes 8 Cards With Envelopes

Here is this week's absolutely adorable card from our very special Guest Designer ~ Kylie of Inklings from Kylie's Kraft Room

Thank you so much for joining us Kylie!  Your Tilda card is GORGEOUS!!

And, here are this week's awesome Non-Traditional Christmas cards for your inspiration from the Design Team:

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Please be sure to sure to upload your creation for this week's challenge to your blog or public photo gallery, and then leave a link that goes directly to your project in the Inlinkz form at the bottom of this post by noon on Tuesday, December 7th . Don't forget, you must always use a stamp carried by 7 Kids College Fund to be eligible for the prize.


  1. Congrats to all the lucky winners! Great cards!

  2. Great DT cards, just submitted entry, and tumbnail did not work, hope red and black is acceptable, if not it's OK. Hugs. Danielle.

  3. It was a pleasure to view all of the beautiful and non-traditional color combinations used for holiday creations. Thanks for sharing.

  4. DT cards are awesome. I love the images. I used a Hero Arts image for my card hope you enjoy. I love your site and store..

  5. The DT cards are amazing - way to go ladies!! You inspire me :)

  6. This was such a fun challenge! Cant wait to see what the next challenge is.
    Kristy xo