View Full Version : Week 47 ~ Contempory Seasons Greetings

11-17-2008, 01:54 PM
Many people we know do not live in the northern hemisphere or are not Christians therefore do not celebrate Christmas..... so this week i am challenging you to make a non traditional Seasons Greetings card/page

by non traditional you can NOT use any of the following...

No Santas/Father Christmas
No snow
No snowmen
No icicles or snow flakes
No people dressed warmly
No ice skaters
No snow skiers
No lit fireplaces/fireplaces
No penguins
No Happy/Merry Christmas wording
No Nativity Scenes, Wise Men etc
No Reindeer

so get your thinking caps on and see what you can come up with :eek:


1) make a non traditional seasonal page or card
2) you can NOT use any of the items listed above in the page
3) all pages are to be uploaded to the gallery and the link/image posted in this thread
4) challenge ends sunday 23rd november (which is my birthday hint hint lol)

11-17-2008, 02:34 PM
oh boy you are really challenging us this time. Man, i guess i better get my thinking cap on.. My hubbies bithday is the 23rd too.....

11-17-2008, 02:43 PM
So...vacation resorts are in order perhaps?? LOL..Many like to make their own holidays that way..

Being a lover of the seasons and holidays of Santas, etc..I'm totally challenged on this one!! Good STUMPER!! But NOT impossible!! LOL

11-17-2008, 03:04 PM
This is challenging! hmmm

11-17-2008, 04:40 PM
here's one from me.....think out of the box and it's easy ....really!!! lol

i've added the earth png and wordarts incase anyone wants to use them


11-17-2008, 04:43 PM
don't know if i will be able to get my brain around this one lol, sure is challenging

11-17-2008, 04:45 PM
Here is what I think about sometimes during the holidays. I know there are people in an economic crisis, but we all need to remember how some people have been living with that feeling long before Wall Street crashed.
I know this isn't quite what you were going for but this was the mood I was in.

Credits are in the gallery.


11-17-2008, 04:46 PM
great page pick....makes you think x

11-17-2008, 05:17 PM
I am thinking you must be one of my sisters....Stop talking to them will ya! This has got to be the HARDEST challenge I have ever seen!!!!!!! You have actually stumped me.....lol:eek:

11-17-2008, 05:25 PM
Those are both great!

11-17-2008, 05:33 PM
Here is mine. You didn't say "No Candles" so I used candles! :rolleyes:

I made everything in Real Draw 5, but tinted the Swirlies (Letter L) in SBM.


11-17-2008, 06:05 PM
excellent page Sue :D

seriously if you think 'out of the box' it's really quite easy....think candles, holly, doves, stars, robins, twinkle lights, baubles, gifts, misletoe, ivy, door wreaths, champagne & bubbles, stockings, candy canes, sugar mice, zebras (ok maybe thats a tad extreme lol), doors with wreaths, girls shopping!, beach house covered in fairy lights, candy canes holding a hammock up, gift tags, chandlers, musical notes, cookies, gingerbread people, partridge & pear tree, pointsetta, exotic flowers, world flags, street lamps,!

words such as ...joy, best wishes, love, seasons greetings, winter wishes, renew the hopes of the season, holiday greetings, seasons cheer, happy holidays, festive fun, give thanks, happy everything, peace & love, wishing you a world of peace, good tidings, jolly holiday wishes, harmony, 2009!

pssttt i didnt say no to trees....could always have a palm tree with baubles & tinsel with a sunset behind it! or how about a sandman on a beach (i said no snowmen not sand men lol) maybe a decorated sand tree!

the list is endless if you think about it :eek:

11-17-2008, 07:05 PM
My entry.........


11-17-2008, 07:58 PM
that's beautiful Marion :D

11-17-2008, 08:01 PM
here's another one using one of the frames i gave out for last weeks challenge


11-18-2008, 03:49 AM
Marion & Fiona, those are very beautiful!

11-18-2008, 06:49 AM
Here is my take on the challenge.

Credits in the gallery

11-18-2008, 08:50 AM
Oh..these are GREAT ladies!!

Love that Sandman on the beach idea!! This really makes me think!! A generic, happy thought for all religious sorts of folks!! Brilliant girlfriend!!

11-18-2008, 09:58 AM
Well, I was totally stumped on this one......at first. But then when you came up with so many examples, I think I can do this. When you took out religion and Santa, I got lost! LOL! But your examples helped me think about it differently. I automatically associate candy canes, wreaths, twinkle lights & presents with Santa. And holly, doves and stars with Christ. I'll have to re-wire my brain a bit for this challenge.

11-18-2008, 03:25 PM
This was great!:)

11-18-2008, 04:54 PM
Ohhhhhh I GET IT NOW......LOL OMG these layout are FABULOUS! Marion....yours is really super!!!! I am saving that one into my favs... I LOVE IT.... dont get me wrong I Love everyones!!! But if I save everyones to my favorite can you image how HUGE that would be.....lmao

Now I gotta think...be back....

11-18-2008, 05:09 PM
here is mine. It is a photo of when my kids where little and my parents got to meet their grandkids for the first time. I really love this photo as it sends back so many wonderful memories of the fun times with my dad.

Kit used: Simple_Christmas by Diana Carmichael (aka Knzus)

11-18-2008, 08:09 PM
Here's mine. The background paper, window frame and wordart are mine. The stained glass is some of Eye's beautiful creations! The candles are from Granny and the gold scroll work around the candles is from Mary (Mh1). I also used an overlay from Kim Liddiard. Thanks girls for helping to make my page so pretty! :)


11-18-2008, 08:51 PM
Beautiful Layouts so far!

11-19-2008, 02:21 AM
Hi Fiona
My effort for Week 47 Challenge - thanks for another great one.


11-19-2008, 02:24 AM
Another one from me - thanks Fiona:)


11-19-2008, 04:59 AM
Here is my layout for the challenge, credits are in the gallery. These are all really nice layouts!!


11-19-2008, 05:46 AM
these are all beautiful :D

11-19-2008, 02:15 PM
Haven't done one for awhile, so thought I'd come up with one for this one.


11-19-2008, 03:51 PM
These are all awesome!

11-19-2008, 07:40 PM
Here is my try. This was certainly a challenge. Thanks.

11-19-2008, 08:02 PM
Here is my try. This was certainly a challenge. Thanks.

This is sooooooo cute!

11-19-2008, 08:46 PM
Here's mine for the week. My parents and I lived in New Mexico while my father was doing research when I was a freshman in high school. I have always loved the look and tradition of the Luminarias on Christmas Eve in Albuquerque and other NM cities. Credits in the gallery.

11-19-2008, 09:14 PM
Great layout everyone!

11-19-2008, 09:48 PM
OMGOSH !! Ladies the layouts are awesome !

11-20-2008, 12:03 AM
DITTO DITTO TO THAT Mariet:):) Well done Ladies:)

11-20-2008, 05:32 AM
fantastic layouts everyone :D

11-20-2008, 03:56 PM

did another because my last one didn't really match the challenge (it was more a normal page layout)....I think this one matches the challenge better. credits in the gallery

11-21-2008, 09:38 AM
Here's mine. All of these pages are awesome. I can see you all sending them out as cards this year! (uh...yep...that's what mine is going to become). I'm thinking, print to 8.5X11 on cardstock...8X8 pic...room to write on the bottom! What a great challenge, Fiona.....I am SO NOT an out of the box thinker!


11-21-2008, 01:00 PM
Love the little mice!!!!

11-21-2008, 08:58 PM
These are alll soooo beautiful. Great challenging challenge. There are some really spectacular pages and I must say I love them all.

11-22-2008, 04:41 AM
I agree with Paula, these are all wonderful!

11-22-2008, 02:49 PM
I made a 5x7 greating card. Both outside & inside.

My sister-in-law Breeds & raises these Maine Coon Kittens..

11-22-2008, 03:18 PM
wow all these layouts are GREAT!!!!!!

11-23-2008, 09:31 AM
this has been a fun challenge ....loved all the great pages and cards :D

as it is my birthday today i decided everyone gets a prezzy :D

attached is the images to a kit i called Summer Wine....you can download the templates here (http://www.4shared.com/file/72799756/30e6c0f3/FST_Summer_Wine_Templates.html?dirPwdVerified=2107 836e) and the kit here (http://www.4shared.com/file/72799488/60b62de0/FST-Summer-Wine-Kit.html?dirPwdVerified=2107836e)

enjoy xx

kit preview

11-23-2008, 01:39 PM
thank you for the lovely gift, and i hope you have a great birthday

11-23-2008, 01:48 PM
Beautiful Fiona! Thanks! :)

11-30-2008, 02:16 AM
Here's mine I hope it's not too late to join the challenge :D http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2498/Copy-of-Contempory-Seasons-Greetings-000-Page-1.jpg