Thursday, December 19, 2013

Final Lady Anne Progressive Christmas Challenge

I have just enough time left to post my final creation for the Lady Anne Progressive Christmas Challenge.  For the last year I have had the opportunity to be involved in this wonderful progressive Christmas Challenge where we got two images each month to play with.  As long as we submitted a card with at least one of them, we were eligible to receive two more the next month.  This has been a wonderful opportunity to build my bank of Christmas images from many different companies and it also gave me the incentive that I needed to create Christmas cards on a consistent basis.  Sadly, Lady Anne has decided to close this particular challenge.  I'm not sure how I will fare next year without deadlines for keeping on track.  I almost thought about starting my own progressive Christmas challenge and hand out Christmas papers and goodies to work with but given everything else I am doing right now I realized that it would be adding just too much additional work and then I probably wouldn't get the chance to create any cards of my own for it because I'd be so busy with the admin of it.  It is still something I'd like to do in the future.  Maybe I'll make it a two year goal.  

Anyways, I would like to thank Lady Anne and Laurian for creating and allowing us the opportunity to participate in the progressive Christmas challenge.  I would also like to thank the team for the amazing creative inspiration that they have provided us throughout this past year.  I wish everyone involved with this challenge, much success in your future endeavours and hope to see you out and about in the blogiverse.

So here it is, my final LAPCC creation...

General Information:
  • I created a strictly digital creation for now.  However I do have plans to turn it into a physical card.

Digital Images: 
  • Snowman:  This cute snowman image is of course from this month's sponsor, Oak Pond Creations. 
    • The image was coloured digitally in PSE5.  Parts of the image were altered using layer styles from Shelby Kate Schmitz of graphicssoft.about.com. 
 Digital Embellishments:
  • The frame is a shape also from Shelby Kate Schmitz.  It has been altered using one of her layer styles as well.
  • The digital snowflakes are from the Brisk kit designed by Jeanine Baechtold a designer with ComputerScrapbook.com, available as a freebie.
Challenges I am entering:

Other challenges I might get it into...

So there you go, no more progressive Christmas challenges--at least until I can find another or create my own.  Okay, moving on to another possible creation and post.  Now sure if I'll achieve my goal though, given the time.  Wish me luck!
 



14 comments:

Monica Taylor said...

Great card. If you ever decide to start another challenge I would love to go in with you...

ike said...

Brilliant - such a cheery little snowman and very funny creation. Nice one Lisa :-)

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Pia S said...

This digital design looks great, Lisa! Love what you did with this cute snowman from Oak Pond - he's got such a cute, happy gace!

Maryann Laursen said...

Oh my goodness this is just gorgeous, and I absolutely LOVE it. Stunning picture and lovely words and just so perfect for a card, and then it´s even in my all time favourite color too, so it really is just perfect in my book.

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

That's just soooo cute! Love the sentiment that you have done and how about you join a DT for Christmas cards instead of creating your own challenge... or you could just use one or twice a month of DT cards with Christmas instead of the typical... I'm sure that you could make it work! that's what I did and I ended up with enough Christmas cards to actually sell a bunch lol

Edwina said...

Wow! Lisa, this card is just too cute! I love the scene you created and the sentiment. I think it is more impressive because it is monochromic. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Lady Anne said...

Good morning Lisa,
I want to thank you for being such a wonderful part of our LAPCC during this year, it has been a pleasure to see what you have created each year. I shall miss doing this challenge myself. I have a group with Paper Digital Art and Imagesbykim called Lady Anne's friends and I have a small group there where we have promised to make two cards each month and post them on the message board so we can all see them if this will help you at all *smile* Now about this last card, I love what you have created it looks fabulous all in blue and white, I will have to try that in the future so thank you for the inspiration.
Love ~ Lady Anne xx
Lady Anne's

Basslady said...

very sweet and lovely!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi (GD this week on lexi's creations challenge)

Desire Fourie said...

Just so love this card and the cute sentiment to match the fun image.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Hazel said...

What a lovely fun card - thanks for entering The Glory of Christmas challenge 22: snow, Hazel, Glory of Christmas DT - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for December - I'd love to see it there too. x

Sandi said...

Thanks for playing in our "Snowy Scene within the Image" Challenge #82!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

nwilliams6 said...

This is soooo cute and fun! Thanks for joining us in the Pattie's Creations Challenge. Nancy (DT)

Michele said...

so charming! thank you for joining the "blue christmas" challenge at lunagirl moonbeams. xo

Karen Lunagirl said...

very sweet! thanks for enjoying a Blue Christmas with us over at LunagirlMoonbeams blog!