Sunday 13 December 2009

Blue and green Christmas

I found a challenge blog that I was unfamiliar with - Encourage Joy (what a lovely name!) - and this is the challenge for this week:

My Ejoy Variety Challenge for you this week is to take time to think about and make genuine and meaninful encouragements to those around you. You could comment on people's creative works. You can let your children know how special they are. Notice something great about your spouse and encourage them. Everyone needs to be loved. Each person may have a different way which love is expressed more meaninfully to them. It could be:
- encouraging words
- spending time with them
- doing something for them
- giving gifts
- touch

This week and throughout this season I hope you will ENCOURAGE JOY!

They then go on to say: '{If you want a card-making challenge you can see my posts for Ejoy challenges from previous weeks and complete one of those} ', so I've chosen the sketch for the previous challenge (14), which also needed to include a ribbon and one other embellishment (I chose buttons):This is also good for:
Sweet stampin' 4: colour combo - use a minimum of three of the given colours - I've chosen 'bashful blue, old olive and brilliant blue'
Sketchy colors 3: 'green/blue'
Dutch dare 66: 'picture inspiration - colours: green, blue, white'
Crafty pad : 'simply a Christmas card'
Sunday stamper 83: 'Christmas'
Cupcake 69: 'sing a Christmas carol' - 'While shepherds watched ...'
Penny's challenges: 'Christmas stars'
Cooking it up with Katie 7: 'Use a Christmas theme, Add Ribbon , Use any current sketch challenge
Crafty Ann 3: texture (the ribbon and buttons)
Hand full of stamps 8: 'something green'

Papers are BG eskimo kisses and the stamped image is PB 'shepherds' coloured with copics, the stars are coloured with Sakura metallic silver.