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Monday, December 16, 2013

Lunagirl Blog Challenge: Blue Christmas

I'm happy to announce the next Lunagirl Moonbeams blog challenge theme: Blue Christmas.

In my Victorian vintage Santa collection, Santa doesn't wear only red -- many of the antique pictures show him in green, brown, purple, and yes sometimes blue!  And of course there are blue angels, and children in blue, beautiful blue-themed Nativities (Mary traditionally wears a blue cloak), and even Christmas cards with blue flowers.  I hope you have fun with the Blue Christmas theme (next year I want to do Shabby Pink Christmas!)

Don't miss the samples from the Moonbeams Design Team below, for your inspiration!  The DT will be working with images from my Blue Christmas and Blue Noel collage sheets:

This challenge (#17) will end at Noon (Central Time) on December 29.

The winner will be selected randomly to win a $10 coupon for!

Any craft or medium is OK,
No more than 3 entries from one person in each challenge, 
Vintage style is encouraged but not required, and
Please link to my blog and on your site if you have one.

Of course I love if you use at least one Lunagirl product, and I hope you'll go take a look at my collection... but that's not a requirement!  Most important is have fun, get creative, enjoy vintage. 

Find out more about the Moonbeams DT and visit their blogs!

Petra Berendsen used four images from the Blue Christmas collage sheet to create this adorable banner.  I love this, don't you?  Petra writes: "I enjoyed my self by creating a little Christmas banner using images from the Blue Christmas Collage Sheet. I die-cut banner pages from patterned paper and added scalloped musical note circles and your images to the page. To focus on the images I kept the embellishments quite minimal with buttons, a little bow and some die-cut and glittered holly leaves."

Michele Storms created this beautiful, serene card, with a verse from the Christmas story in the Book of Luke.  She used an antique angel/Mary painting that I enhanced in blue on my Blue Noel collage sheet , and I see a Lunagirl freebie background!  Since I was a little girl I have loved images of Mother Mary, and I love what Michele did with this one.

Here is old Saint Nick himself in blue!  Mandy Chilvers used shades of gold and blue on this very pretty Noel card.  Love the gold stars and the holly wreath "O" in Noel.

 And here Vicki Romaine has used the same Santa in Blue image for a different look, all in shades of blue:
"As a change, I created a 6 x 6 card.  I made the background of this card using acrylic paints and added some Stickles to make it sparkle in various places.  The background was so busy I just added the sentiment along with the Lunagirl image."
Thank you , ladies, for getting us off to a fantastic start for this challenge!  I look forward to some wonderful Blue Christmas creations for the challenge!


  1. Another fun challenge...thank you!

  2. Originally I was thinking that I wouldn't be able to enter because I thought it had to be Santa based but now that I am seeing some of the actual entries I've got a creation that I made this week that I think will work fine. I'm glad I will get the opportunity to enter this year.

    My mom collects vintage Santas, she just adores them so much! Your team did a wonderful job showcasing some of your own vintage Santa images. While they are all great I am especially drawn to the banner by Petra and the card by Mandy. Stunning work ladies!

    Karen, I hope that you and your design team all have a fabulous holiday. I wish you the best now and for 2014.

    Lisa D.

  3. Beautiful work!!! Looking forward to playing along :-)

  4. Hope Karen and the DT are having a wonderful holiday!


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