Sunday, November 25, 2018

25 Days of... Oh No!

I am tagless today. 😭 Sadly, Canadian postal disruptions have left me empty-handed for supplies to make tags for today's guest and sponsor at Tracey McNeely's 25 Days of Christmas Tags, Hello Bluebird. So instead, I've made a couple more Christmas cards! 
Somehow, for all of my Christmas card making, ABC Christmas Challenge has flown under my radar until now. But a friend let me know that they are currently looking for new design team members (thanks, Carol!) and so I'm joining in now! 

The current challenges are W is for Wishes and X is for Xmas. I've made one for each. First, my Xmas card: 

I made a galaxy sky background using a number of distress inks. It's also spritzed and spattered with shimmer mists and white acrylic paint. My reindeer is watercolored with distress ink for Kathy Racoosin's The Daily Marker 30 Day colouring challenge. I couldn't resist giving him a red nose with Nuvo glitter drops - it also gave me an excuse to add a red sentiment and card base. 

Next up is my wishes card:

I used a Hero Arts layering wreath with three different green inks. The scoring, I hope, subtly suggests a door frame. The wreath is decorated with red, gold and silver confetti sequins and a die cut bow. The red foil cardstock? A dollar store find! 

I am back tomorrow with the last day of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags! (Yes, there are actually 26 days. 😉) Hope to see you back here then! 

Supplies: (merry xmas) Neenah white, CTMH navy & Stampin' Up real red cardstock, Canson watercolour paper, STAMPlorations Christmas Reindeer stamps & dies, PinkFresh Studio Christmas Wishes stamp, Versamark, Stampin' Up real red & many distress inks, Ranger clear, Hero Arts sparkle & Wow superfine white embossing powder, Tsukineko clear sparkle shimmer mist, Claudine Hellmusth blank canvas acrylic paint, white confetti Perfect Pearls, CUTplorations stitched snow hills & MFT blueprints 24 stitched rectangle dies, foam tape; (warmest wishes) Neenah white, Stampin' Up real red & $ store red foil cardstock, Hero Arts Colour Layering Wreath stamps, Versamark, Memento bamboo leaves, Simon Says Stamp green leaf, Stampin' Up garden green & real red inks, Hero Arts sparkle embossing powder, Paper Smooches baby bow die, Studio Katia classic Christmas confetti, Martha Stewart scoring board

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Barbara Godden said...

awww tagless today, I wondered what happened to your tag, I'm tagless too for this year. I think the ABC Christmas challenge is great, other years I have followed so looking forward to keeping up with you next year. Your cards are great love the Wreath card and the scoring is right on point and of course I love a galaxy background and that reindeer is adorable with his little red nose.

Dotty Jo said...

Lovely cards, Lindsey! I've just made a Rudolph card. So sad that your supplies didn't reach you. I've loved sharing the 25 tags series with you, Jo x

Dana M said...

Fantastic cards! The first is so fun and beautiful, love that deer image. The second is wonderfully CAS and elegant.

Samantha said...

Oh Fabulous cards, love the fun Reindeer and love the wreath card too! Thanks for playing along with ABC Christmas challenge and also joining the DT call! Samantha :0)

cm said...

You already know I LOVE both cards, but some things bear repeating: LOVE X LOVE! A duo that should see you as a top contender for the DT!

Kim Heggins said...

so sad that your sweet stamps never arrived, but on the bright side you have something to look forward too when they finally make it to your house. Your cards are just so sweet, love your adorable flying reindeer and your wreath is just gorgeous!!!!

Joyce said...

Gorgeous cards, and definitely a fabulous consolation to make up for no tags today. I hope your stamps arrive soon. Your starry night sky is amazing.

Helen said...

Fabulous cards!
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge & entering our DT call!
Helen x