Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Christmas Bingo

I was reading my friend Sandy's blog this afternoon and she mentioned a Christmas card challenge I didn't know about. So I followed the link she posted in her blog and found Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge. One can't have too many Christmas cards! Whatever surplus I may have I will donate to OWH.

The challenge is to pick a row any row going vertical, horizontal or diagonal from the grid then make a card using these items The free space in the middle, I can use anything for that, I just have to say what it is in my post. Now here is the grid.

I chose the bottom row. Red, Green, Blue. Here's my card. It's what's referred to in card maker's lingo as a "CAS" (Clean and Simple). I kept trying to find something else to put on it but it just didn't look right so I finally gave up and left it as is. I like the look. The printed paper is explanation enough.

These papers are from MME Christmas last year. I had some left after creating a 2 page Christmas layout. The ribbon I had in my stash and I'm pretty sure was from a different company but it matched these papers great so I used it.

While the temp reached 104 today I happily crafted my afternoon away under the air conditioning. I finished the last layout I needed to do to be caught up in the sketch layout challenge I'm doing with my LSS. Here's the page I did based on this week's sketch #326 from Sketch Inspiration.

 This is the new line from Echo Park "This & That" by Lori Whitlock.

I had another great ride this morning. I'm loving doing it in the cool although it is a bit humid and then I have the rest of the day.

I wished you could see all the grasshoppers that are hanging on the grass. Because it's cool they aren't moving much. Makes Ballerina and I both happy that they aren't flying in our faces!

Have a good one!


  1. Love your card - thought for sure the ribbon came from the same collection since it is a PERFECT match! Your layout is spot on, too. ARRGGH, I have 2 more to do. I think one will be a card and the other an actual scrapbook layout - now I just have to find the time to sit and do them before Saturday's deadline!

  2. Valerie,

    I love your card and I have just made a Christmas card using the same paper, I will post it up next week when I am back from work. How nice it must be to just get out in the cool of the morning and go for a ride, I so wish I could join you. Have a wonderful, week and thank you for sharing your treasures, love the bingo what a great idea.

    Have a blessed week and happy crafting.

  3. Your card is super cute! I really love your scrapbook page. Your horse has cute name.

  4. Love this card! It is perfect just the way it is. Sometimes the paper and ribbon is all you need and that ribbon does match perfectly! I could really blow your mind and give the link to a site that keeps up with all the challenges out there!! Ha, ha. Anyway glad you joined in on this one and your layout is awesome too!

  5. What a great card, love the way you combined the colors of the bottom row on my bingo card. Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly and spreading the word about our challenge.

  6. Very nice simple card. Perfect colour combo. Thank you for joining us this week at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges.

  7. Such a cute card - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup again this week!


  8. Love the paper you have used. A great Christmas Card. We are glad you have found our challenge and that you joined us this week at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges. Regards Meighan

  9. That's such a great Christmas card using those fun colors, and the layout looks amazing! You're so fortunate to be able to take morning rides - we haven't had horses for a number of years, but that was a favorite thing to do back then. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment! Come back again anytime :)