Sunday, August 29, 2010

Christmas in August

Over at Paper Sundaes we are starting another challenge sponsored by our wonderful monthly sponsor, Simon Says Stamp, and this week it is to make a Christmas card!  I have been feeling guilty over my neglected Hanglars, so I decided to ink up this beauty and dig out my distress inks!

I found that lace at our local scrapbook store today, and fell in love!  Next time I go back, I have to buy another meter or two!  The green ribbon is so much prettier in real life... you can see a tiny piece of it in the closeup that looks more like it does in real life!

It is actually sparkly and smooth, not grained the way it does in the first photo... the light just wouldn't stop reflecting off of the fine grain and making it look huge!

Products used:
Tim Holtz distress re-inkers
Making Memories DP
Nestabilities ovals and circles
Martha Stewart punch
Wild Orchid Roses

The Pixie Cottage challenge:  Sketch layout
7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog:  Strip it down
Totally Gorjuss:  Christmas
Magical Monday Challenge:  Flowers
Winter Wonderland:  All I want for Christmas
Creative Inspirations:  Christmas

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you will play along with us at Paper Sundaes this week!


fi's cards and crafts said...

stunning card!!


alicaz said...

Wonderful Christine! Love the image and you are right - the lace is gorjuss ;) Great layout too!

Anita said...

Your card is absolutely adorable! You've colored the image beautifully and I love your papers and layout. It's perfect.

BananaStamper said...

Christine, this is absolutely gorgeous! I am so green with envy over those Hanglars - so adorable! Fabulous card! Cheers,
Shanna :)

downrightcrafty said...

wow this is gorgeous. Love the image perfectly coloured and the layout is fab
thanks for playing along with us at Winter Wonderland for my challenge this week
Hugs Kate xx

Cheryl said...

oh wow ,love this image,and you have colured it just perfectly great take on our sketch too bless you for playing at the pixie cottage this week,hope to see you again soon love hugs cheryl xxxxx

Crystal said...

Wonderful card Christine! Love the green paper & ribbon and your colouring with the distress inks is beautiful! Love the lace too!

Julie said...

Beautiful! Thank you for joining us at 7 Kids College Fund!


Marlene said...

Beautiful card, beautifully colored!

Manuela said...

Lovely card! ♥

Thanks for joining us at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge blog. ^_^


Tanya R said...

A most beautiful Christmas card for sure. Thank you for playing with The Pixie Cottage this week.

Monique said...

What a beautiful Christmas card.. I to love that lace ..very pretty... Your image is a little cutie and you have colored her just perfect!!

Katie said...

Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage this week :)

Cor* said...

Wonderful card. LOVE THE LACE!Great find & Great card! Thanks for joining in at Creative Inspirations for our Christmas Challenge & good luck with my candy draw.

Anne said...

A beautiful card in great colors! Thanks for playing with us at the Pixie Cottage!

Hugs, Anne

France said...

Beautiful card Christine !!! Love that lace too !!!

Erin... said...

So cute and such wonderful papers! Thanks for sharing it with us at Pixie Cottage this week!!!

Pops x said...

This is really gorgeous hun i love the cute image and your colours are just perfect, thanks for joining us at Magical Monday big hugs pops x

Adrina said...

Lovely christmas card. I like the colours!!
Thanks for joining the Pixie Cottage Challenge.
Adrina XX

Allison said...

A lovely creation! Great embellies!

Sharon said...

Love what you did with the sketch layout. Fab papers and image.
Thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage challenge,
Sharon xx

Lisa said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at 7Kids Challenge!

Beautiful Greetings said...

Love the stamp, love the colors, love the card! Thanks for playing in the Pixie Cottage Challenge this week!

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Beautiful Christine, love that ribbon!!


Berenice R. said...

Such a cute card! Love the image you used. Thanks for sharing :)

Carla aka scrappypug said...

This is just gorgeous.. love that image and the lace is so pretty!

chrissy xx said...

Gorgeous card. LOve it.
Thank you for your help Christine on finding Chris's e-mail I did feel rather silly over the mistake.
Chrissyxx (thats a lot of Chris'ss)

Annie said...

a gorgeous card! thanks for joining us on Magical Mondays.
hugs, annie x

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