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!
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m
Love the idea of purple for Christmas, thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.
Cute. Love the purple and the pretty tree.
ooh your tree works really well on the purple background!
thanks for playing along with my bright on dark theme at MAWTT,
Fab cards. Thanks for joining us at Creative Knockouts. Happy crafting!
Catherine x DT
I LOVE those non-traditional colors and what a fun tree image! Thanks for playing along with Tuesday Morning Sketches, hope to see you again.
Great fun colours for Christmas, fabulous cards..
Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge this fortnight at As You Like It..
I like to have a colour theme for Christmas too, but I've never carried that over to the Christmas cards I send out. What a great idea! These are wonderful Olga. I think it's a gorgeous colour combo. I think my peel-offs are in the same state! Thanks for sharing this with us at The Paper Shelter!
Pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Stick it Down!
This looks fab, thanks for joining us at the MAWTT challenge xx
I love your color choice - such a pretty and stand out Christmas card!! Thanks so much for creating with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!
Hello... thanks for entering your lovely card into the 'bright on dark' challenge at MAWTT. Good luck and hope you will join us again. Diane Louise (Team Leader) x
I love the backstory to your cards. I think it's just an awesome idea to use non-traditional colors and to change up the theme. My favorite color is purple so your cards are particularly near and dear to me! Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.
The purple on white is striking. I love how you used a stencil for your snowflakes. Beautiful cards, thank you for joining Stick It Down--Sharon
Very pretty loving the lilac! Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Shelter! Hugs Susan
Beautiful card, Olga. I like the colour. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. xx Wilma
Great cards. I love the non-traditional colors for these cards. Thanks for playing along at Stick It Down. Mandi, card DT
wonderful card and take on this months sketch!
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