Monday, 13 December 2010

Colourblind Christmas!

It's Monday again, and that can only mean one thing; a new challenge over at the Haunted Design House blog! This is also our last challenge of the year as Barb is taking a break over the holidays and we Minions wil be stuck in the dungeon with no sign of daylight . . .

You are to create a dark, Gothic, or Halloween-based Winter Holiday card WITHOUT using RED or GREEN... (Not even a teensie bit of it anywhere :)

Judging by my current rate of organisation, I'm going to need lots of copies of this one this year. I;m always late for one or two people, but this year I think I might be on time for one or two and late for everyone else. This FANTABULOUS Santa image is by Stamp It Crazy, this is my favourite Santa image of all time, I love it! The papers are by Crafty Chaos Designs, from the Velvet Descent and Bittersweet sets.
These are the other challenges I had in mind when creating:
Stamp It Crazy - use an SIC digi to create a Christmas project
Order of the Opus Gluei - if you make it, we will come
Getting Crafty with Ann - non-traditional Christmas colours
Sparkles Forum Challenge - Christmas
One Stitch At a Time - anything goes
Incy Wincy Designs - non-traditional Christmas colours
Pear Tree Designs - Christmas
Cupcake Craft Challenges - non-traditional Christmas
Stamp with Fun - Christmas
Papertake Weekly - red and green must not be seen
Creative Card Crew - anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday - use a ribbon
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Christmas cards
Simon Says Stamp - Christmas without red or green
Stampavie and More - Christmas
Crafty Ann's Challenge - sketch and/or Christmas (I used both, but turned the sketch sideways)
Penny's Challenges - Christmas
Thoughtful Thursdays - the letter N (for Noel, in this case)
Shirley's 2 Girls - holidays + glitter and bling (my snowflakes)
CARDS Challenge - Christmas with no red or green
Delicious Doodles - 1 image, 2 dps, and 3 embellishments (I ribbon and 2 snowflakes)
Frosted Designs - use a ribbon
Stamp Something - digi
Creative Inspiration - Christmas
Stamp Scrap and Doodle - monochromatic. Also another quick note to let you know that I won a challenge back in October, and I've tried to get in touch with you numerous times since then, via email and your blog, but I still haven't heard anything at all. I really don't want to start a Wall of Shame, it seems so mean, but, seriously, what do I need to do to hear back from you?


Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Hehe!! Love it! Fab colour choice as well hun!
Thank you for sharing with us at SFC & OSAAT this week, Good Luck!
Hugs shell xx
wishing you & your all the best xx

Rosemary said...

Oh my gosh, welcome back - we haven't seen you at Opus Gluei for a little while!

Your post made me laugh and the card is so funny! I could use a couple of these cards too, there is never enough time which is why we've added additional time to our challenges this month, but we'll still be behind! Ah well. Seriously, though, your "late" Santa is great and very witty!

Thanks for participating with us at Opus Gluei!

Anonymous said...

Hi Susan..

Hehehe, Great card hun...

Thanks for joining us at SFC, good luck.

Huggies Angel

Andrea C said...

wow that is some amount of challenges, your card is fabby and santa is very cool x

Courtney said...

This card made me chuckle Susan!! I do love it though. The purples are beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at Penny's. Good Luck and Merry Christmas!!


Angie said...

fab card i think most people are in the same boat cards sent out late and sometimes forgotten completely
(not me honest?)thanks for joining us at papertake weekly
Angie x

Casper said...

Hiya Susan, How are you?

Great card, love the concept & colouring! So refreshing after all the green/red!

My my you have been busy finding challenges, I like to do that too!

Good luck in them all & thank you for choosing to join us at OSAAT for our last challenge of 2010!

Have a great Christmas & a Fantastic New Year!

All the best for 2011!

Take care
Big Hugs

sam21ski said...

Well I see you've found your mojo then, this card is absolutely suttning, I adore the colours and that skeleton image is very fitting indeed xxxxx

Dazie said...

Love it susan! Hope all is well with you!!! Have a great christmas if I dont catch you before!

Terry Oulboub said...

Hi Susan, what wonderful papers - this purple is just so vibrant and I love the Santa skull all dressed up and the snowflakes are super gorgeous! I love looking at your creations and though I don't always get a chance to comment, I try to peek in as often as possible - never am I disappointed! You're so awesome!

Dawn said...

Fab card hon. Good luck with SSD getting back to you. Thanks for playing with us at OSAAT. Merry Christmas xx

Liza said...

Fabulous work, I love the colours you have used. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Lou said...

Very different Xmas card! Great image.

Thanks for joining us over at PTD and Merry Christmas!

Lou x

Ann Whitfield said...

Fabulous card Susan - thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

jackiescrafts said...

Hehehe Susan a great card thanks for joining in at SFC for our first challenge

Hugs JAckie x

Vee said...

A great design. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday this week. Good Luck
xx Vee

Lori Apgar said...

Love the purple!!! Great way of combining Halloween and Christmas and a sense of humor! Thanks for playing with us at Frosted Designs!

Caroljenks said...

What an amazing card!!! Fantastic image - one to put on my 'need' list!

Thanks for joining in with our ribbon challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday this week :)

Carol x

AnItA mArIe said...

awesome card susan,lovin the colours..
Thanks for joining us this week at Delicious Doodles challenge blog hope you join us next week!! Merry Christmas, Hugs ..Anita

Saskia said...

Great to see your work at Delicious Doodles Challenges! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

Sweet greetings, Saskia :)

DonnaMundinger said...

Hilarious, Susan! LOVE the purple!WOW did you score on the challenges for this one! xxD

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Susan, what a fantastic card. I love the image and the colour scheme is stunning. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

I love the colors and it is very unique! Thanks for playing at Frosted Designs!

Lorraine A said...

fabulous card ! i love this image ,, brilliant !! ;-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp and PTW Challenges :-)
Lols x x x

Susie said...

Great card, very unusual image but love the colours and theme!! Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs this week and Merry Christmas xx

Janet said...

What a novel card! Never mind Santa, I think our postman looks like that as our deliveries are so very late! Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's.

Janet xx

Anonymous said...

Hee hee.Oh,I'm loving this -from the rich purples,to the fab image and perfect sentiment.Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs and Merry Christmas :D
Lisa x

Nikki said...

What a fun dark xmas Card Love it :)
Thanks for Sharing at Incy Wincy this Week
Hugs Nikki and the rest of the DT

Teri said...

Brilliant card hun! Love that image, and the purples too!
Thank you for playing along with our Delicious Doodles challenge this week, and good luck!
Teri x

Love crafts forever said...

My 2 years old girl said AAAAAAA, when she look on your card. Ha ha ha. Thanks so much for playing at OSAAT and StampitCrazy. Merry Christmas. Hugs Nataliya.

Jana said...

This card is freakin' awesome. I need a whole bunch of them, as I am ALWAYS late getting my cards out. Made my day. Thanks so much for playing with us at OPUS GLUEI again. We've missed you.

Chrissie said...

Goodness what a lot of challenges for this fun card!
Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at the CCC this week!
Happy Christmas!

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Love the colors and the way you used the image. Thanks so much for playing at STAMPIT CRAZY this week!!

Angela said...

heheheheh! I think I will need a few of these cards myself love the non traditional colours that would have been hard!! thanks for joining in with us at Frosted Designs this week

Gemma said...

a fantastic creation! Thanks so much for joining in our last challenge of the year at One Stitch at a Time! Merry Christmas and a Happy New year to you! Gemma :)

Chocolate Orange said...

Oh Wow !! I do love this card. It would be perfect for my friend..
Thankyou for sharing with us at OSAAT for our anything goes challenge.
Happy New Year.

Choccy x