Many years ago when we still stayed in France I used to choose a colour or theme for Christmas (often non-traditional colours) and then I will do all the cards and decorations accordingly. I do get bored quickly with the same colours, so by choosing non - traditional colours and theme makes life interesting and also since I'm from the Southern Hemisphere and we are in the middle of summer holidays the traditional stuff does not always fit in. Then we moved back to South Africa and the first few years I did the same, but then we started to take summer holidays over the festive season and I stopped doing it. Well this year we are forced to stay home due to work and I decided to bring back the old custom, with the difference I have asked my eldest and his friend to choose the colour combo. So they decided on purple, white and silver. Surely a lovely combo if you look around on the internet. With my first session of Christmas cards for this year I made 2 and are super excited on how it came out.
For the first one I used a stencil with Versa Magic's purple hydrangea and peel-off stickers for the sentiment. I made an aperture card with some dies of Nellie Snellen's slimline range. I would say quick and easy, but the measurements for the aperture did take some time.
Challenges I'm joining is:
Stick it down - November Card sketch
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Aperture cards
As you like it challenge - Non - traditional Christmas colours
Creative Knockouts - #478 Christmas
The Outlawz Festive Fridays - Christmas
For my second card I played with some glitter cardstock and a tree die cut with some peel - off stickers and sticker sentiment. I must confess that some of these peel-off sticker's glue has evaporated, so old are these.
Challenges I took inspiration from:
Allsorts #701 - Sparkle and shine
The Paper Shelter #533 - Add some bling
Moving along with time - Bright on dark
Hope you have a lovely creative day!
Hugs from Africa!