Tuesday, 16 October 2012

When in Doubt...

...make a Christmas card.  So I did.  Two.  Then when I photographed them last night they were far too dull and dark, so I left it until this morning so that I could photograph them in natural daylight.  Well, in typical English fashion, it's been persisting it down all morning, too dark to take photos, and now I've missed the deadline for one of the cards.  And when I re-took the photos, I found out why they turned out badly last night - I'd left the camera on twilight setting.  Duh... :)

But I'll show you both the cards anyway, because I'm entering them into the Hero Arts competition for October.

This first one is still within the deadline for the Paper Players challenge.  Not very Christmassy colours, you'd think, but I like using non-traditional colour combos.





And this is the card that missed the colourQ deadline.  Again, you wouldn't necessarily think Christmas with these colours (especially with the witch's hat as a visual).



The bauble stamps are Hero Arts LL947 Decorative Ornaments Fancy Notes, and the sentiment is Hero Arts F3682 Christmas Wishes.

9 comments:

  1. I love your baubles - they look magical in the 'hallowe'en' colours - and the sentiment matches perfectly! I agree with you about making Christmas cards at every opportunity - especially at this time of year!

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  2. *non-traditional*, ...but how gorgeous!! Sometimes a little change makes great effects...

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  3. I love your Christmas cards - ultra stylish designs both of them :) x

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  4. Love the non-traditional Christmas colors! Isn't it frustrating when something goes wrong (especially when a deadline is looming).

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  5. Great Christmas cards--I love how the design really lets the baubles stand out! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

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  6. Neat cards Shirley. I really like them. Vx

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  7. Both are cute...an interesting way to use both the challenge palettes! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week with your creation! And the ColourQ!

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  8. Two lovely cards. Very striking. x

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  9. A nice change for Christmas cards! I like going out of the norm on Christmas colors! You did great! Thanks for joining the Paper Players this week!

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