Friday, January 1, 2010

JANUARY Challenge!

Welcome everyone to our FIRST challenge of 2010! Are ya ready to get started on those Christmas cards for 2010?? Of course you are!

The challenge this month is simply create ANY Christmas card. That's it...

ANY Christmas card goes!!!

Take a look at what our new design team has created for you as inspiration!






January Guest DT
Cassandra Cushman


Leave a comment if you do our challenge! Please only enter NEW CARDS that are made in JANUARY.

*Remember, if you do 5 cards this month following the challenge, your name will go in a draw for a prize at the end of JANUARY! (this challenge CAN be combined with any other blog or forum challenges that you do this month.)
THIS MONTH , the RAK is:

Please upload your cards to your blog, a gallery, or photobucket and remember to give us the EXACT links to see them.You can do 5 of the same cards or 5 different ones (as long as they follow the current challenge) If you do 5 of the same, please show us a pic of them altogether. Thanks!


Enjoy and Happy New Year!
Deanne and Lesley


Liz Weber said...

Looking gorgeous ladies. All of the christmas cards are just beautiful.

Helen said...

What beautiful cards ladies!! Thanks Deanne for all your inspiration you give us!! And Happy New Year too!

Lesley said...

Wow, awesome cards ladies!!!

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards!! I'll be working on my 5 this weekend. thanks so much for creating the NING group - I love anything Christmas, and the cards will always keep me ahead of the game.

Andrea Wiebe said...

Amazing cards everyone!!! Tons of inspiration :D

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

I can't wait to join this year - I am super excited!!! Beautiful work ladies!

Linda's Crafty World said...

These are beautiful. You have inspired me. Off to make soem cards.

Loretta said...

I have done my 5 cards for January & Im actually going to do a layout The new yr is starting of good for me!!!
Take a look at my cards here

JanR said...

Hey everyone,

This is my very first time ever doing this so please bear with me.
I've done my 5 cards. I'm new to cardmaking so I tend to keep things on the simplistic side.

Here are the links:


Melisa Waldorf said...

This is such a great idea! I'm gonna give it a try! Thanks for the inspiration ladies, and thanks for tuning me into this challenge blog Lesley!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I have posted my first 2 cards on my blog....I'll post more later this month- looking to keep playing and be inspired!!!

Linda's Crafty World said...

Here are my 5 cards for January. Love this challenge as I will get my cards completed before Christmas. Did a challenge last year and had all 75 cards made by the end of Feb. Thanks for looking.

Liz Weber said...

Jan I love your cards - so very christmassy and I just love what you have done with the cute little embellishments. Thanks for joining in the christmas fun with us here.

JanR said...

Thanks, Liz!

Lesley said...

Jan, Your cards totally rock, I love them!

JanR said...

Aw, thanks Leslie!

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards!! Here are my additions :-)

Tracey said...

Fab cards from the DT. Here's my first card, I hope I get time to make another 4 lol :)

My Card is here


Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Oh I thought I had to leave a link on the ning site and couldn't figure out how to do it :-/
This is my first time joining in here and think it's a great idea :)
my cards can be seen here:

Donna said...

I enjoyed all of the cards, they all all so creative! It really inspire me to make some of my own! Thanks ladies!

Donna said...

Here is where my cards are for the January Challenge 2010. I hope this is what you need.

Joan said...

This month's cards are all just beautiful!

Cindy Groh said...

Here's my first card. TFL

Hazel said...

I've made ten Christmas cards this evening and am entering them for this challenge - you can find the first 2 here, and the others:
and here x

Jen Mc said...

These are fabulous!! Thanks for the challenge.
Here are mine:

Linda said...

Very gorgeous cards ladies!!!
Here are my five cards for January.

Helen said...

Wow! What beautiful cards! I stopped by all your sites for these wonderful inspirational; creations! Way to go everyone!!!

nancy said...

My five cards are done for the January challenge and have been posted here:

Liz Weber said...

Thanks ladies for all the sweet comments about the Design Team Christmas Cards. It's so much fun making cards and sharing them.

Nicky said...

Wow lovely Christmas cards - lets see if I can stick to it this year! Heres the five for January!

Trimgym said...

Came across your blog earlier this year, great idea, especially since I would like to be more organised this year (needing 200 cards or so in total before December). Luckily enough I have 23 left over from last year and with the 5 I have done today, that brings the total to 28 already.

You can find the cards I have done today Monday the 25th of January:

1. the first one here

2. the second one here

3. the third one here

4. the fourth one here


5. the fifth one here

Hope you like them, they are just a few quick ones to make up some numbers. I will try to prepare a bit more over the next few weeks and get some more interesting cards done.

Thanks for looking and Happy New Year and good luck to all.



Tip Top said...

Great challenge! Here is mine!

Anne H. said...

Lovely cards from the DT!
You can see my Christmas-cards
Anne :)

Bibi said...

Decided to participate this year to avoid the mad rush I had at end of last year. Here are mine, 2nd lot of cards in the post:

Birgit said...

OK I finally did January's and I was late for Decembers! I have them on my blog as well but I didn't start them until January:) So If you want to take a gander, just look them up. The cards here are really beautiful and very inventive. You can see my cards at

Shelly Schmidt said...

I finished at the last minute- I had previously posted 2 cards and I made 4 more tonight- so I have 6 cards made for 2010. Thanks for a great challenge- I am going to work really hard to keep up this year!!!
Shelly Schmidt

Trimgym said...

Back again, here are my second five, I did these today. Hope you like them.

You can find them :

the first one here

the second one here

the third one here

the fourth one here

and the fifth one here

All five were done on the 31st of January.

Thanks for looking.



♥ Audrey ♥ said...

Fab blog. Couldn't have come across it at a better time as it's my intention this year to ensure I have enough homemade Xmas cards without resort to commercial ones. My aim is to make 8 Xmas cards a month and I fulfilled that! Anyway, here's my 5 cards which can be seen here. Great inspiration from the DT.

Seongsook Duncan said...

Hello~ Today is the last day of this challenge. I MADE IT!. Thanks for the challenge! Here is my Blog link.