Thursday, July 25, 2013

"5 Months Till Christmas Blog Hop"

Welcome to our monthly Christmas hop and yes only 5 more months till jolly old saint nick comes down the chimney and delivers all those lovely presents.When we get to spend time with all our loved ones. 

Well I know for us up here in southern Ontario its been quite a hot one lately and we had a wicked storm roll by last Friday. I'll be posting some photos below, it was defiantly a crazy one just was happy we didn't get the tornado that they were warning might have happened defiantly looked like it was about to.

Well if you are a regular follower of our monthly hop then you know the drill but if you are just stopping by then here is a quick overview of what we do each month.

2 Christmas ago my great friend Shari was having quite the struggle to complete her lovely Christmas cards in time and decided that it was just to much work to cram into the few months before the Christmas rush. She decided that she would challenge herself to make two cards each month so that when the time came she would have at least 22 cards ready. Along the way the group of us joined her and we now create a fun small hop each month to share our creations and hopefully give some inspiration to everyone who follows along each month.

If you have arrived here from the talented Mary`s Blog you are in the right place. If you have just happened upon my blog or are here for a visit and want to start from the beginning please head over to my very talented friend Shari`s Blog

This year we are challenging our selves to create two cards or projects following a given theme for the month.

This month we challenged our selves to use Non-traditional Christmas colours. I am quite happy how my cards turned out.

Card 1

Supplies Used

- Saturated Canary - Nikki
- High Hopes - Warm Winter Wishes Sentiment
- MME - Merry paper pad
- Memory Box- Marietta buckle
- Card stock
- Ribbon
- Fiskars 9 X 5 guillotine
- Label's 25
- Memento Bahama Blue

Copic Colours used

- E11,01,00,000,0000
- E79,59,57,55

Close up - love how her face turned out

Card 2

Supplies Used 

- Whimsy Stamps - Wee Stams - Heidi with Sledge
- Memento - Teal Zeal
- Labels 17
- Micheals Sentiment
- Studio G - Gems
- Color Box Chalk - Wisteria
- Feathers 
- Ribbon
- Recollections - Bold Basics 

Copic Colours Used

- E11,01,00,000,0000
- E49,47,44,43
-BG09,07,05 , 78,75,72
- Y19,17,15

Here are some photos I took from my front door during the storm it sure kept coming all night.

Well I hope you enjoyed the cards I had to share with you today. Please hop along and leave some love for the ladies along the hop. Until next time happy crafting.

This Months Blog Hop Order:

LeeAnn (Guest Designer)


  1. Hey Sara! I love both your cards! The Saturated Canary image card I love the ribbon slider you added, so pretty and the Wee image I just love the palette you chose just beautiful! Great job darlin!

    Big HUGS!

  2. Sara, your cards are lovely. Fantastic colouring. I am really enjoying seeing all the cool colours we have chosen as non traditional. That sure was some storm. Glad it has colled everything off. Hugs!

  3. Sara, LOVE your cards! Definitely non-traditional yet so fun and festive! Love how you added some storm pics, was a wicked storm that's for sure :)


  4. Hi Sara,
    We have also been experiencing thunder storms after a long hot spell in the UK :(
    Two great cards. Love the plaid paper on the second one and both such great images. Love your choice of non traditional colours.
    Hugs Sally xxx