I'm still trying to get back into a regular rhythm for the Jingle Belles challenges and I missed a week last week. Ok, so I'm a bit busy with LOAD some of which I'm hoping to share with you soon, but it really doesn't take so much time to run off a card. I just need to get back to seeing Tuesday evening as my Jingle Belles evening and get with it :-)
Anyway, even though I missed last week, their prompts are good for two weeks this year so I still had time to join in on prompt #3 "A Banner Holiday" which is to take inspiration from the Jingle Belles blog banner. It's been updated for the new year and is totally retro-gorgeous!
I spent some time thinking what I could take from this - colour, font, design, any of the elements - and then when I opened my Christmas drawer the first thing I saw was some Sassafras Life At The Pole papers and the colours just reminded me of the blog banner - a sort of minty green and a creamy background. So I went with that. And I decided to get a banner on the card (although that turned out a bit dodgy if you ask me!). In the end, I ran off two cards while I had all the papers out which means that if my plan of making another one tomorrow doesn't happen, then at least that is two cards for the two weeks which is my minimum goal.
Like I said, I'd like to find the time tomorrow to make another one or two from this prompt but we'll have to see if I can fit it in! The banner really is so lovely that I'm sure I can come up with something better than this!
7 down 53 to go to hit my goal!