Friday, May 25, 2012

"7 Months til Christmas" Blog Hop

Good morning!  Whoo is Friday.  Are y'all looking forward to the weekend?  It is also the 25th of the month of May and that means it is time for our monthly Christmas card blog hop.  The basic premise of our hop is to make 2 Christmas cards a month so that we have some to send out and are not so rushed in the month of December ~  one card uses a stamped, coloured image and one card uses a die cut of some sort.  I am first up on the hop this month but the complete order is at the bottom of this post.  Make sure you visit us all and leave some comment love so we know you did ~ you won't want to miss all the great Christmas cards from my talented friends. 

My cards:

Cricut card:
This is a 5" x 5" card. I really wanted to put the sentiment "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" on the outside but it just would not work so this was my compromise. The middle tree is on an action wobble and "rocks" ~ I tried to photograph it in action but it just did not want to co operate.


Card stock & patterned paper ~ Recollections
Cricut cartridge ~ Winter Frolic (Background trees cut at 5" are all one piece, "rockin" tree
cut at 4")
Colorbox chalk ~ Lipstick Red, Warm Green
Circles ~ Creative Memories
Sentiment ~ Computer generated
Bling ~ skittles from Your Next Stamp
Action Wobble

This card is being entered in the following challenges:
Christmas Card Challenges ~ Week #25 Sketch
Christmas Cards All Year Round ~ May Challenge inspired by a Christmas song (Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree)

Image card:


Card Stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ Echo Park "Winter Park"
Image ~ digi from Bugaboo Stamps "Make it Snappy" Snowman trio
coloured with Copic markers
Punch ~ Martha Stewart
Stickles ~ Crystal
Bling, ribbon and bells from "Use It Up" inventory

This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Holly Jolly Christmas ~ Anything goes plus ribbon
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge ~ A Touch of the Blues (use blue)
ABC Christmas Challenge ~ J is for Jingle Bells

So once again thanks for coming by today.  And remember to come again next month (June 25th) when it is only 6 months until Christmas so many of us will have presents for you to help get you in the mood.  Now it's time to hop on over to my friend Tara's blog.

Have a GREAT weekend.  Happy crafting and "Merry Christmas".

{{{{{HUGS}}}}}, Heather

The Complete Hop List:
Heather: ~ THAT'S ME!!!


  1. Beautiful cards Heather!

  2. Hey BFF, wow your cards are wonderful! Love how you used an action wobble for the tree, smarty pants! Great sentiment with that card using the wobble!
    Your Bugaboo card is so cute! You have coloured it beautifully. Great cards hun!


  3. Your cards are beautiful. Love the snowmen!

  4. What amazing cards. I love how the first one is so interactive. And I adore the snowman image on the second one. Thanks for playing along at Christmas Card Challenges this week.

  5. Lovely cards - thanks for joining my CHNC challenge 73 x

  6. Hi Heather, fantastic cards! I love the snowman image and beautifully coloured too. The action wobble is so cool....super job!


  7. I just love that snowman digital and your colouring is fabulous!!! Great cards!

  8. Absolutely gorgeous cards. Love the snowmen, great colouring and I also love the interctive first card, such a great idea.
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs Sally xx

  9. These are SO fun! I especially like the snowmen. They are just TOO cute!

  10. Lovely card - I really like those snowman. Thank you for playing Holly Jolly Chistmas challenges this week.

  11. Wonderful card Heather. Love the image and the layout. Great colours. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge. Regards Meighan

  12. Amazing cards both of them!!! Thanks for joining us this week at CCC and we hope to see you again next challenge. Hugs, Brigitte

  13. 2 really lovely cards. Thanks for joining us @ CCAYR, hope to see you again for June's challenge. x

  14. Gorgeous cards Heather :-) both of them are fab :-)

    Thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  15. I love your cards! Adorable!! Thanks for playing along with this week's Christmas Card Challenge!!

  16. Fabulous card love them both and love the snowmen such a great image! Thanks for joining us for the Jingle Bell Challenge, We have a new Challenge starting tomorrow!! we don't have a limit on how many times you can enter as long as its a different creation! so come back soon!

    hugs Samantha :0)
    ABC Christmas Challenge :0)

  17. The snowmen are so cute! Like the snowflakes with brads and the sentiment. The other card you made is so cool! Love the idea of making the middle tree wobble! It's very cute too!


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