Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Two Holidays

Have you been to a discount or department store lately? If so, what did you notice??? They have both Halloween and Christmas sections open for the shoppers' pleasure.

So does my blog. Please don't hate me!

First is a fun Halloween card for the {PIN}Spirational Challenge.


Challenge #127

October 28 - November 10

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Here's my card:

Image donated by Stamp Art Design by Kathryn

Here's the inside of my card:

I hope you'll participate in the {PIN}Spirational Challenge!

As promised, I also have a Christmas card today. I made this card for the Calendar Girls monthly challenge, which falls on the 28th of each month.

Barb is Miss October and she gave us quite a challenge this month. Here it is, in her words:

This month we are going to do a color challenge. Since this card will be posted a few days before Halloween, I challenge you to make a card using just two colors--Black and One Other Color. I also challenge you to try to not use white or ivory as a base for your image. If you do, it does not need to count as your second color--or it can...... Your card does not need to be a Halloween card--it can be for any occasion. Get your thinking caps on and limit your colors to just two!

Barb, THANK YOU for stretching us - creatively! I loved your challenge!

I was going to try a "chalkboard effect" but then went a totally different direction.

Here's the card I made:

Here's the inside:

Now, let's pop over to the other Calendar Girl blogs and see what they did with Barb's challenge. You can find links to their blogs in my left side bar.

As always, thank you for stopping by my blog today!

Image: Stamp Art Design by Kathryn
Ink: Copic Markers
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Stampin' UP! Pumpkin Pie
Designer Paper: Cloud 9 Seasonal Paper Pad
Embellishment: Oriental Trading Grosgrain Ribbon

Image: Stampin' UP! Seasonal Sayings
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black and Stampin' UP! Black Embossing Powder
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Stampin' UP! Real Red
Embellishments: Ribbon and Sequins from unknown vendors


MiamiKel said...

I love your double holiday duo! What a fun jump from the adorable Halloween kitty in all his/her glory to the vibrant and festive holiday card! It really stand a out with the black and red!

Isn't it fun being a Calendar Girl!!

Barb said...

I love both of the cards. I really your take on the color challenge today--great card!

Melina said...

The first is so cute with the pop of purple ribbon!

I love the color combo of your Christmas card! :)

April said...

Two great cards, J!

You took Barbs challenge in stride and it is a wonderful Christmas card! Love that stamp!

Carol W said...

Wow wow wow two amazing cards. You never disappoint...and how fun is that red and black Christmas card.....now that is what I call thinking outside the box and in a very successful way.

Shelly Schmidt said...

you have created such a fab duo of cards- and one more Christmas card is done : ) Loving your cute Halloween image- and the pop of purple ribbon- love the dotted DP.

Marina said...

How cute your Halloween card is, and such perfect paper and ribbon choices.

Love the red Christmas card too.