Thursday 23 November 2023

Time Out Christmas

Challenge #252 has just gone live at Time Out Challenges and this fortnight we have a theme challenge



The end of the year is fast approaching so perhaps you'd like to create something to celebrate the many holidays that occur around this time - Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or New Year -  or perhaps you'd rather create something to reflect the cooler weather we're experiencing here in the Northern hemisphere!   Whatever you're inspired to make, we'd love to see them in our gallery - but please limit the number of other challenges entered to 4 if you want to be eligible for Top Pick!  

Challenge #252 is being sponsored by Birch Press, and they are offering our Top Pick as chosen by the design team a $20 voucher to their store.  The Top Pick will also be invited to join us as a guest designer in a future challenge!

Be sure to check out the inspiration from my talented team mates and Jennifer Elliot is joining us as our special guest this challenge!  You can find Jennifer's work on her Instagram account or on her blog Live.Craft.Repeat.  Do stop by and say hi!
I'd also like to mention that we're having a DT call this challenge so if you're looking to join a wonderfully supportive team, please add DT after your name to let us know you're interested!

I found this pretty patterned paper in my stash and it inspired this card.  Cut and stacked 3 of these Merry Christmas sentiments (Memory Box Posh Script Merry Christmas) from white card stock and then added gilding wax to the top layer and cut the shadow layer from pink vellum.    I wanted to add a Christmas tree so that the apex the tree replaced the "A" and this tree (Yvonne Creations Family Christmas Window set) was the perfect size - of course I needed a star for the top of the tree!

 Challenge #252 is being sponsored by Birch Press, and they are offering our Top Pick as chosen by the design team a $20 voucher to their store.  Our Top Pick will also be invited to join us as a guest designer in a future challenge - can't wait to see your cards in the Time Out Gallery!

Be sure to check out the inspiration from my talented team mates and we are joined this challenge by

I'd like to enter the following challenges

Just Us Girls Week #706 - with this lovely mood board;

Jingle Belles Banner Inspired Challenge;

As You See It Challenge #312 - The Most Wonderful Time of the Year;

Week 755 Allsorts Challenge - Christmas;

 NBUS Challenge #56 - sentiment die is NBUS;

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you go away a little inspired!  Your visits and comments are always a joy and always appreciated!  And if you leave a comment, I’ll know you were here and how to find you!



  1. Pretty pink and gold Christmas card for our moodboard challenge at Just Us Girls! I just love that tree patterned paper with its gold accents!!! I just noticed that the larger tree replaces the A in Christmas! Love it! Thank you so much for joining us this week and play along again soon!

  2. This is gorgeous I love the colours and card design thank you for joining us at Allsorts
    lolo x

  3. Oh, this pink and gold is glorious together, Kate! Thank you so much for joining the challenge at Allsorts this week.

  4. The pink and gold is a really pretty combination. The gold sentiment backed with the pink is a lovely focal point. Thanks for sharing with us at As You See It.

  5. A pretty seasonal card wit lots of dimension, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts Christmas Time challenge.

    B x

  6. Absolutely beautiful!
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge!

  7. LOVE that big sentiment, your cute background and the sweet golden tree!

  8. I love this, Kate! The patterned paper you chose is so beautiful - glitter is just so festive. I love the color scheme too! Oh and the way the top of the Christmas tree makes the "A" in Christmas! Fabulous die. Great card!

  9. Kate...OMG I love these colors. Again what an amazing use of patterned paper! Great card.

  10. Really wonderful christmas card. I like the big sentiment, it looks very noble.

  11. Such a beautiful card, I love how you've incorporated so many elements from the banner and made them your own! So pleased you could join our Jingle Belles fun; hope to see you again in 2024!

  12. I love pink and gold at Christmas! This is a lovely card. Thanks for playing along at As You See It Challenges!

  13. love those glittery little trees ... so very glad you joined us at Jingle Belles. Hope you'll join our holiday fun in 2024!

  14. I love those fancy trees on the background paper, Kate, and what a great idea to use the tree top for the A. Your pink vellum ties into the trees perfectly. Gorgeous card!

  15. This is so beautiful, Kate. I really love how beautifully you have replaced the Letter A of Christmas with the tree.. So creative. Love it.

  16. That paper is definitely inspiring! The pink and gold is a wonderful combination that you highlighted beautifully in the sentiment and the tree. Thanks for joining us at As You See It!


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