Saturday, 31 July 2010

Christmas in July

There seem to have been lots of challenges for Christmas in July this year, so I thought I had better jump on the bandwagon and do a card.
This gorgeous sketch is from The Sweetest Thing...I love its simplicity, and it's for this and the following challenges.
Totally Papercrafts - Going to the Movies (White Christmas)
Shabby Tea Rooms - Recipe:- 1 ribbon, 2 buttons, 3 punches or dies
Stamp Something - Christmas in July
Lil Red Wagon - Christmas in July
Our Creative Corner - Christmas in July
I over printed the background paper in gold with my SU Vintage wheel, after which I realised that I didn't like the white buttons I had prepared to put on. I searched though my button box, but couldn't find any appropriate gold buttons, so I heat embossed a couple of little grey ones with gold embossing powder, and rather fiddly it was too!
The branch stamp is from Tim Holtz and the sentiment is Docrafts. Once more a I coloured a piece of ribbon to match the paper with one of my Copics.
Positioning the stamps was a little tricky as they are not mounted squarely on the blocks, so my DIY Lego Stampamajig came in really handy once more.
One less to make in December!


  1. Beautiful rich green tone - love the scalloped oval and the beautiful stamped image! Thanks for joining us this week at TSTR! :)

  2. Lovely Xmas card.I love how you've made your own background paper and the stamped image is gorgeous.

  3. WOW this is so elegant! Beautiful work! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week!

  4. Beautiful simple but classic card Chrissie, love the colour and the gold background.


  5. Hi Chrissie...
    Just had to pop along to see you as you left a lovely comment on my blog about colour coding your scraps! I have done it once a long time ago and I think I really need to do it again. I'm pleased that I am not the only crafter who is finds it very satisfying to use up every last inch of card. I used to work in a haberdashery shop and the owner was always very insistant that we never discounted the last few metres on a roll of fabric.
    He always reminded us "My profit is always in the last metres of the roll" I always think of that when I buy card especially if I have had to buy a colour for a particular job!
    Love the Christmas card...must start mine very soon!

  6. What a super pretty holiday card! I like the green and white color palette and adore the scalloped oval piece with the stamped branch and sentiment. Great job embossing your buttons and your copic colored ribbon works beautifully with your design. Thanks for joining us this week at TSTR.

  7. What a gorgeous simple card! I love this green colour and the sketch must have been Fabulous as is this card!
    Thank you for joining us at Stamptacular this week!

  8. CAS and pretty! Thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room :)

  9. Love this elegant card and the monochromatic colors :)

  10. Very pretty!Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  11. love this card Chrissie. Love the deepness and tone/shade of the green with the gold.

    Paula x x x


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