Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Christmas in July

Apologises for being absent from blogland and not having the time to visit all your blogs. We all know that life can get in the way of crafting and unfortunately I haven't been able to get time to play. I made this card a while ago and what with a decidedly dodgy laptop haven't been able to upload it either. Back to using the slow but trusty netbook as the laptop has hardware issues and had to go back to be mended!
I came out in a cold sweat making this as I seriously don't want to thing about the C word, especially as we're had such dismal weather. But both the Stampsmith and Addicted to stamping have this as their theme.

I used summer colours as per the Stampsmith suggestion which made me feel a tad better LOL. The central stamp is from The stampsmith Isn't She Lovely stamp sheet, and is stamped with black archival ink and coloured with zig photo markers. The papers are prima botanical and websters pages, added the memory box snowflake border, ribbon and plenty of sparkle.

Can I spy a little sunshine today woohoo better get out my shades :-D

Happy Crafting xx


Daniele said...

love the colour combo for Christmas something completely for the sun, not here again I'm afraid
hugs and best wishes

Astrid Maclean said...

So know what you mean about Christmas in July.... Your photo stamping never
ceases to amaze me. This is a gorgeous card and I love your choice of colours!

Dorthe said...

OH I don`t mind the C-word when it comes in such a beautiful card like this. The summer colours are lovely with the snow glitter and I love your swirls,and snow flake- so magical, like the first frost on the still standing roses.
Hugs ,Dorthe

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is gorgeous! I can't cope with the C word at the moment. Hope all is well with you,

Lucy x

Gisèle said...

Magical !

Shirl said...

Oh my Paula I am not thinking about the C word just to early for me.

Your card is too beautiful for words all creamy and dreamy.

Hugs Shirley x x

Darlene said...

Very nice !!! Great job

Darlene said...

Very nice !!! Great job

Elaine said...

Really adorable card, brilliant photostamping. Elaine

hazel said...

This is such a beautiful card, the image is lovely and the colours are gorgeous.
xxx Hazel.

Carol Salisbury said...

This is adorable! I love the colors you used! I need to get started with my Christmas cards, I usually have most of them done by now!

Anonymous said...

Hi Paula. Soooo pretty. Love the snowflake boarder you have used. TFS.
Regards Florence xx

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card this one is. Such gorgeous detail and image and colour. I hope you have a wonderful weekend my friend
Hugs June x
PS, I have a new free background at my Dezinaworld blog today if its any use to you, also if you didnt get the pretty ones, scroll down for them too

Anonymous said...

Hi Paula
I've been unable to leave comments here but trying again.
Wonderful use of the little girl to make her the focal of a Christmas card and lovely that you used summer colours entitling you to bonus entry.
Thank you for once again supportive TSC and good luck with the prize draw!
P.S. I hope life is settling down for you and that your little doggie is recovering well.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Paula, that's a wonderful Christmas card with many fantastic details.

Netty said...

Beautiful Christmas card Paula, love it. Annette x

Debbie said...

Gorgeous! Fabulous colours and amazing colouring!! One of my fav cuties! Thanks for joining us at The Stampsmith Challenge! Best of luck in the draw!


Valerie H. Marshall said...

Paula, this is beautiful! I really LURV the dreamy color combo and how you have tucked the holiday sentiments in here and there! Thank you for venturing into the C season early with us at The Stampsmith Challenge!
Val :)

Karen McAlpine said...

Great composition!! Love all the papers and elements!! Thank you for playing with The Stampsmith Challenge