Monday, 27 July 2009

home for the holidays ~ christmas in july

I'm in a Christmassy kind of mood! So I have made a Christmas card and am entering it into FIVE challenges.

I am using Tab's fabulous sketch from this week's challenge at Just Magnolia.

Everybody-Art has a challenge of 'spots and stripes'. There are plenty of these in the papers I've used.

Daring Cardmakers have a dare called 'on the edge' and want to see what use you have made of border treatments. I have lots of borders on this card with all the layers and have used a border punch, machine stitching, lace and decorative scissors.

Finally, both One Stop Craft Challenge and Magnolia Down Under Challenge have a theme of 'Christmas in July'. Perfect!

Here is the card that I made. I took the photos in what was left of the evening sunshine so that explains the shadows!

All plain cardstock is Bazzill. Patterned papers are from the Cosmo Cricket ~ Oh Joy collection and I used Reindeer Games, Frosty and Merry & Bright. These papers are absolutely gorgeous, just love the colours on them and will definitely be buying some more!
For the strip across the middle of the card I used my Martha Stewart ~ Emblossed Snowflake punch on the vertical edges.

'Home for the holidays' is a journalling card from the Oh Joy collection. I cut the left side of the mat with some decorative scissors. A piece of lace has been machine stitched to the border and I stitched on a button to match one of the three at the top of the card.

The image is Magnolia ~ Tilda with Candy Cane from last year's Christmas Collection. I haven't yet used all of my Tilda's from last year's collection so thought I'd better start before this year's collection comes out.
As usual, I coloured her with my copics.

Thank you for looking.
having a {me} day.


Kathy said...

WOW this is gorgeous!!! I love the vontage look to it!! THe colors are gorgeous and the lace is so pretty!! Fabulous details ~ wow so pretty!!

Carolyn said...

Wow, what a beautiful card. I love the image, and the great job you did putting it together. Beautiful.
Hugs xx

Riet said...

Ohhh wowww Kat,what a beautiful card,i love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Iris said...

Oh Kat your card is absolut stunning wow I´m really speechless, brilliant work. The papers are great and your colouring perfect.

Thanks for joining in our challenge.


Lythan said...

What an amazingly detatailed card Kat. I love all the close ups!

SueH said...

I fell in love with your card as soon as I saw it Kat.

The colours and the image are beautiful but it’s all the detail that caught my eye……all those different borders…….it looks fab!

Thanks for ‘daring’ to join in this week.


♥ Kristy Woods ♥ said...

Oh my gosh this is absolutly gorgeous!!! WOW! Thanks for playing in Magnolia down under challenges.

Sue said...

Simply beautiful. You're right, those papers are gorgeous, made even more so by tieing the stamped image and embellishments in perfectly. Very nice.

Anonymous said...

Wow this is stunning, love your gorgeous papers! You have coloured tilda beautifully!
Erin x

Tasha said...

OMG!!!! this is stunning! I love everything about it, a brilliant idea and a fantastic result, Hugs, Tash xxxx

Tracey Feeger said...

Wow this is simply stunning. I love everything about it. Great job with the theme and the sketch. Thanks for joining us at MDUC.

Kellie said...

Gorgeous card, thanks so much for playing along and joining us at Magnolia Down Under Challenges. Hope to see you back again next challenge.

MDUC Site Owner.

Elisa said...

Rhoooooooo ! I love it !
Is beautiful.

dolcreations said...

Wow this card is stunning. Thank-you so much for you comment on my blog. I have put myself as a follower on your blog. Your cards are just beautiful. I love how you turned the image and just love how you coloured your Tilda...Great job!

Donna said...

Oh wow! Your card is Stunning!!! Beautiful papers and fabulous colouring, can I be on your Christmas card list lol. Thanks for joining in the one stop craft challenge. Donna x

Kim Piggott said...

Wow your card is fabulous!
Love your gorgeous colours and such pretty papers and detail!
So happy that you have joined us at Just Magnolia!
kim x

Bev said...

Oh wow, this is fantastic! x

Paula said...

Wow what a stunning Christmas card the colours detail and layout are fabulous. Thanks for taking part in the One Stop Craft Challenge.
Paula xxxx

Rach said...

A fabulous card, love the papers that you have used. hugs Rachxx

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

An absolutely stunning card x

Minxy said...

OH WOW, this is absolutly just the most stunning card i've seen all night x

hugs ♥ Minxy ♥