I had a lot of fun with Kodak and Britmum’s previous Big App challenge and I’m very excited and chuffed to say I won one of the Kodak printers.
So it was great to see that the collaboration have launched another challenge and I thought I’d have a go at this one as well.
The challenge this time was:
to highlight how mums and dads can use their printer and Kodak’s cheaper-than-you’d-think printer ink to create gorgeous Christmas decorations, treasured keepsakes and memorable gifts
I’m fortunate to have travelled extensively over the years so again, I thought I’d use my travels for my inspiration. Whilst in the previous challenge I used the hot and summery Mexico, naturally, for this task, I decided to rummage through the wintery and more festive places – so I chose my fantastic road trip around Alaska to inspire me.
Just one note – if you ever get to travel to any US State in your life, try and make it Alaska. Its truly, truly stunning; the home to Denali National Park, Glaciers, Brown Bears, Moose, Northern Lights, the oil pipeline and the most amazingly beautiful scenery.
The other thing about Alaska is that its the home to Santa Claus. Yes, Santa does indeed live in Alaska, in the North Pole on St Nicholas Street, and I was fortunate enough to meet Mr and Mrs Claus in their home.
The North Pole, Alaska is on the way to Fairbanks, where many people venture to see the Northern Lights.
Its an extremely small town that includes the ubiquitous RV park (caravan park), which is a constant sight across the US and some festive street names; Santa Claus Lane, St. Nicholas Drive, Snowman Lane, and Kris Kringle Drive
Of course, Santa Claus’s House is the main attraction in the North Pole, complete with Santa’s reindeer. Its essentially a shop which sells all kinds of Christmas memorabilia and a bit more that you would never dream existed, but ultimately you really just want to meet Santa and of course, he obliges.
So, to get to the challenge, I thought I’d use my photo of Santa and his wife, Mrs Claus and get slightly crafty – just slightly of course, since I don’t really have a crafty bone in my body. I thought this photo was traditional and fun and extremely Christmassy. I opened up Microsoft Word, used some Christmas font (Bonnet Font with Santa hats) and created a small note card that I could print off for my presents.
It was really simple, just adding a small green border and some holly clipart and probably proves that anyone can do it! Enjoy – here’s my challenge entry