Monday, March 25, 2013

"9 Months till Christmas Blog Hop"

Welcome to our monthly blog hop where a group of us creative ladies challenge ourselves each month to create 2 cards/projects to get a head start on the Christmas Card rush.

Last year my great friend Shari and her bff challenged themselves to create 2 cards one with a colour medium and one using die cuts and punches and that was the beginning and formation of our lovely group of ladies. We all decided we were tired of rushing to create our Christmas cards each year. This year we have challenged our selves to create two cards or projects that follow a specific theme that is given for each month. This month's theme is Mainly Green.

Before we get to my cards if you have arrived here from friend Mary's Blog then you are in the right place if you have just happened upon my blog and would like to start from the beginning then please head over to my very great friend Shari's blog. If you happen to get lost along the way I will post the blog hop order at the end of my post.

Each month we will have a Guest Designer join in our fun this month it is Sandy Smith she will be your last stop on today's hop.

Well Lets get to my Cards :)

1st Card

Supplies Used 
  • Saturated Canary - Christmas Angel
  • DCWV Shimmer Matstach
  • Easy Scrapbooking Calendar
  • Celebrate it Ribbon
  • Color Box Chalk - Olive Pastel
  • Scor-tape + Crystal Glitter Ritz - Cool Highlight
  • Kaiser Craft - Sentiment & Impression Obsession A8507
  • Whimsy Stamps - Bottle Cap Die
  • Penny Black- Christmas Cheer
  • Bo Bunny - Stamp
  • Recollections - Rhinestones
Copic Colours Used
  • E11, 01,00,000,000
  • E79,49,47,44
  • E42,41,40
  • YG67,63,61
  • G29,28,24,07
  • R22,21,20
  • V95,93,91
  • BG99,96,93
  • B16,14,12
  • R37,35

Close up of sentiment
Inside of the card

2nd Card

Supplies Used
  • Meljen's Designs - Christmas Tree
  • Ladybug Crafts ink - Christmas set ( sentiment reads Bless this tree... with lots of presents!)
  • Color Box Chalk - Deep Green
  • Versa Magic - Cloud White + Spanish Olive
  • Martha Stewart - twine
  • Button + Jingle Bells
  • Queen + Co - Snowflake Pearls
Copic Colours Used

  • G29,28,24,07
  • Y17,13
  • B28,24
  • YG16,12
  • R29,24
  • R39,37,35
  • YG99,97,95
Both Cards together

Hope you enjoyed my Mostly Green cards for this month's hop. 

Happy Crafting... See you again next month on the 25th.

Blog Hop Order

1.) Shari:
2.) Heather:
3.) Mary: 

4.) Sara:  
5.) Kerry:
6.) Tara: 
7.) Sally:  

8.) Sandy Smith:


  1. Love your cards Sara its great to see everyone's use of green. The first image looks great in green and you can't go wrong with a traditional Christmas tree.
    Hugs Sally xxx

  2. Sara, your cards are fabulous! I love that Saturated Canary stamp which you've coloured beautifully and the second card is so traditional...makes me want to open presents :)


  3. Cute, cute, cute! I just love that first image! The bells hanging from her are adorable and you blinged it up perfect!

  4. Adorable cards! I love Saturated Canary stamps. I just wanted to let you know that the link to my blog is not working.

  5. Oh Sara! Both cards are wonderful! I LOVE the first one as you know I love Saturated Canary images and the way you did the sentiment is awesome!


  6. Sara, they are both gorgeous. I love that Saturated Canary image and the Christmas tree is new to me but from one of my fave digi companies. Hugs!

  7. Sara your cards are so fantastic love the layouts :) hugs Nikki