Sunday, 4 January 2009

B-Day and X-Mas card challenge

How typical is that then? i woke up this morning to snow!!! thank goodness Jasmine doesn't have school today. I just hope it doesn't snow again tonight, as i do not want to have to risk driving in it!!! I can see a bribe coming along, in my sons direction! It looks like the snow has melted now, but there is alot of surface water which will be lethal come morning, if we have freezing temperatures again. Hope you are all driving extra carefully, as i would hate to hear of any accidents!

Without further adoo ,

Welcome to this weeks Birthday and Christmas Card Challenge. I hope you are all going to join us this year and get yourself organized ready for next Christmas. We are hoping to have a prize every week from now on, so that might just give you the little bit of encouragement that you need.

This is my christmas version, im not sure what the image is, it was sent to me via a RAK i coloured it in with pencils this time. Not sure whether i like it, but one less card to worry about this christmas!!

This weeks sketch is my own, hope you find it easy to use. Of course you can rotate it should you chose, as i have done with my birthday card.




I adore these beautiful images, this one was sent to me via a RAK and i have used papers from the K & CO Roam range, sent to me by my lovely friend Sue. These are not colours i would generally chose, but am please with the result. The flowers were a free gift in one of the monthly craft magazines.


This is the prize up for grabs this week. One of the gorgeous Faith stamps by the very clever Debbie.
So come on ladies join us this week we are looking forward to seeing your wonderful creations. Hugs Linda x

45 comments:

Moni said...

Lovely cards!Hugs, Moni

Rach said...

love your cards Linda, and what a fabby sketch too . hugs rachxx

Kim said...

Your cards are adorable! I would love to play in the sketch challenges, are we to make 1 0r 2 cards? Can it be either Christmas OR birthday? Let me know and I will get started! LOL

Kim said...

Linda I love your cards! they are so pretty!!!! And your sketch looks SUPER fun!
Hugs~ Kim

Riet said...

wowwwwwww Linda what a beautiful cards.

heel mooi.

hugs Riet.xxx

Susan said...

Well, I love the Christmas card! The sketch is fabulous and I'm going to play along tonight when I get home! Love your sample. Those Sarah Kays get me every time!

Gill said...

Gorgeous cards Linda, love the colours and the cute stamps and your sketch is fabulous
hugs Gill x

Donalda said...

Oh these cards are just gorgeous dear. And man I love your sketch going to have to save that one

nessy said...

what wonderful cards linda and fab sketch ,i will be joining in, my friend (vicki) and myself have set our selves a challenge of one xmas card a week!!! ~so watch my space!!
vanessa xx

Sue said...

Oh wow, linda these are beautiful. I also love your sketch and will push myself to try and get a couple made this week for this challenge.

Hope ya don't get any more snow darl

Sue
xx

gina said...

Happy New Year Linda, gorgeous cards, I will have to join in with this challenge this year :)
I have left an award on my blog for you
Gina xxx

Rleen said...

Linda, thank you so much for the love you left in my blog. I really appreciate it.

I love your gorgeous cards and the beautiful sketch. I want to join in the challenge :)

Hugs,
Arlene

Bev said...

Two wonderful cards Linda, I love the sketch so am def going to give this a whirl (time permitting lol).

hugs Bev x

tiggertastic said...

such a lovely make, the image and colours are fantastic

Sarah x

bubblegum said...

Hi Linda, two great cards there my friend.:)
Hope you don't get anymore snow.

Take care

xxDebbiexx

Macpurp said...

beautiful cards!
i love the challenges on the Xmas/B'day blogs but I really can NOT face doing any more Xmas cards just now......do we have to do both to enter the challenges?

much love xxx

Rina said...

What a great sketch Linda. I love how you're getting a jump start on those Christmas cards. Love your take on it.

Jules said...

great take on the sketch :o)

The twins mum said...

Your cards are just gorgeous
Take care
Maree

Maria Matter said...

Linda, your cards are wonderful, such a lovely sketch! I have just the image in mind to play along tomorrow!
blessings, Maria

Natalie said...

Great cards Linda. I am hoping to be a lot more organised with my christmas cards this year. x

Wendy said...

Two gorgeous cards, think I'll go and have a look at this challenge
Wendy x

Steph said...

Both of these are lovely, Linda. Love the sketch too. Especially love the papers on the Sarah Kay one.

Shelly said...

Hi! Firstly thanks for popping by my blog and for leaving such a lovely comment. Your cards are fab, I especially like the Sarah Kay card, and the colours look lovely. I'll pop back again soon x

Aija said...

You have been heard working lady my friend! Everytime when I come for a visit there is tons of new cards :)))
and allways so beautiful too!
Hugsy,
Aija

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Two gorgeous cards Linda and love the layout and the sketch you designed, Hugs, Nikki x

Marcea said...

lovely cards hun, left something onmy blog for you. Hope you are ok babe
-x-

cats whiskers said...

3 Fab cards hun and that sketch is great will have to use it myself if that is OK
Big Hugs
Jacqui x

Tasha said...

Gorgeous cards!
Thank you so much for my blog candy, i received it monday morning and was so excited i love the papers and how did you know i needed ribbon! Its the thing i need most lol. Thanks so much and the card you sent me has received such praise from friends and family love tasha xx

joey said...

Hi Hun, I loved this sketch and found it so easy to work with, fabulous cards and colours, the little skating girl is penny black.xxx

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous cards Linda and a fab sketch. Hope you are well!
Clairex

cornishmist - thats me ju x said...

beautiful cards linda, but I'm all fizzled out on christmas have fun and I will try and catch up in the next few weeks ju x

Rleen said...

Aloha Linda,
I have something waiting for you in my blog. Please check it out. Thank you!

Hope you and your lovely family have a great day!

Hugs,
Arlene

Julia said...

Great sketch Linda, I may have a go myself! Sorry to hear of your computer problems, I'll send you an email shortly. xx

Deb said...

fabulous cards Linda, hope the snowed and ice cleared for you. my youngest haven't got to school yet as they are both really ill with flu!

Annie said...

I love your cards, especially the sweet Sarah Kay one that arrived on my doorstep today! thank you so much it is so much more in real life. And thank you too for the choccies and the images - you are a wonderful friend. hugs, annie xxx

Jill said...

gorgeous cards Linda, I love them both your colouring is wonderful, I will try and fit this challenge in hugs Jill x

scotspanda said...

great sketch hun I really enjoyed it :o)

lotsalove

Amanda xxx

Becky said...

Gorgeous cards Linda! I've made a card for your sketch, I just need to upload it!! My email is rebeccaclews@aol.com, I've sent you an email tonight, hope you get it!!
Love Becky xx

Crafting Joanne said...

Both lovely cards Linda. I love this sketch. Joanne x

Cazzy said...

Nice cards Linda, where do you enter? Not that I think I can do it before I get a new PC.

Cazzy xx

Dawny P said...

Fabulous sketch Linda and such beautiful cards. I love them and will deffo have a go if I get a spare sec. Hope you are ok chick xxxx

Karin said...

Hi Hun,

love your 2 cards.
Gorgeous papers and cute images.
Hope you are doing well.

Big hugs from a cold Holland,
xoxo karin

Mel said...

Lovely cards and I'll look forward to using your sketch it's fab ~ Mel x

Gry-Heidi said...

Wonderful cards, Linda!! Cute stamp!
Take a look in my blog, something is waiting for you :)

Hugs, Gry-Heidi

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