Saturday, 25 July 2015

Christmas in July

   Our new challenge today at Send a Smile 4 kids has the theme 'Christmas in July' and again we have three very generous sponsors: Dollar Graphics Depot ($15 gift certificate), A Day for Daisies ($12 gift certificate) and Fred She Said ($10 gift certificate).

   For my first card I cut white card out to form ridges of snow  and dusted the edges using distress ink. I then attached this to the lower edge of paper printed using a House Mouse CD ROM from Joanna Sheen to form a pocket and matted this combo onto blue core'dinations cardstock and white card.
   I printed Boo Boo Bears Winter Frolic fron Dollar Graphics Depot twice. I cut the bears out from the second copy and decoupaged them onto the first. I then tucked this into the pocket formed ealier and fixed it to the card. I used a white Sakura gel pen to add falling snow to the decoupaged pieces.
   Finally I added  a peel off sentiment to core'dinations cardstock and attached it to the card.

   For my second card I die cut a red mirri card bauble using a Die'sire die, stuck it onto gold mirri card and cut round it. I threaded narrow satin ribbon through this and fixed it to paper from a Papermania contemorary Christmas pack. This was then matted onto blue core'dinations cardstock and white card.
   I coloured the body of the Christmas bulbs digi image from A Day for Daisies using Promarkers. The antlers were coloured using a silver gel pen and the hooves and bulbs were coloured using glitter pens. The image was then attached to the card using foam pads.

   I would like to enter these cards into the following challenges:
   Ooh La La Creations - Christmas in July
   Crafty Calender - Christmas in July
   Crafty Hazelnut's hristmas Extra - anything goes
   Crafty Boots - Christmas in July
   Paper Creator's Crafts - Christmas in July
   One Sweet - Christmas in July
   Pile It On - Christmas in July
   Penny's Paper-Crafty - Christmas in July
   Beccy's Place - Christmas in July
   Tuesday Throwdown - Christmas in July


  1. Great cards Mary, the first is such fun.

    Hope you have a good weekend.

    B x

  2. Gorgeous cards and thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Calendar hugs Sue J xx

  3. Two fabulous Christmas cards, lovely lay outs and images. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  4. What beautiful cards! I love them both, the blue colour scheme you used is wonderful. The cute little teddies building the snowman on the first card are adorable, and I really like the leaping deer on your second card. Well done.

  5. Lovely cards thank you for joining us at ooh la la creations hugs Sue xx

  6. Wonderful cards !
    Thanks for joining us at the Paper Creator challenge ! xx

  7. Super cute cards - love those little bears! Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge!
    Mandy x (PPCC DT)

  8. Gorgeous Christmas in July creation...thanks for sharing at One Sweet Challenge..xx
    {One Sweet Challenge DT Member}

  9. Lovely cards, especially the 1st one.....that image is adorable! Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar this month & good luck!
    hugs Jo x

    I have a birthday candy on my blog if you'd like to join in.....
    You can find my candy here
    You can find my atc swap here

  10. Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for joining us at CraftyHazelNuts this month. Hope to see you again.
    Fiona DT x