Monday, 4 July 2011

Christmas in July!

Hi all! Sorry I haven't been around much lately, am hoping to blog hop and visit you in the next few days. Just a quickie post today- a Christmas card in July! I've now made 16 Chrimbo cards- whoo hoo!

For this card I decided to go quite simple. Sometimes it's got to be about the stamp and the colouring don'tcha think? I know there's this huge trend for putting half your embellie draw on a card (and, yes, I do indulge in that too!!) but sometimes it's nice just to let the stamp do the talking!

The stamp is Tistheseasontobejollyabella from Stamping Bella. I've coloured her with a mixture of watercolour pencils and lyras, done some paper piecing and outlined with a warm copic. I also added some Christmasy glitter here and there. The paper is by Stampin Up.

I'd like to enter this into:
Belli Challenge- letter "g"- I've used glitter
Stampavie- use more than 3 layers
Allsorts- free and easy
Our Creative Corner- seasonal celebrations
Sentimental Sundays- anything goes plus a sentiment
Winter Wonderland- Christmas buffet- I've used 1 patterned paper, 1 ribbon, pearl gem stones

Usual close up! I wish I looked that cool when I was Christmas shopping!

Crafty stash used: Stamp (Stamping Bella); Watercolour pencils; Lyra pencils; Copics; Paper (Stampin Up); Assorted cardstock; Stickles; Sentiment (Craftwork Cards); Ribbon (Stamping Bella); Gems (Wild Orchid Crafts)


Debs said...

Fabulous card Steph - amazing colouring.
Thanks for playing Free & Easy with us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Jill said...

Haha, your not the only one wishing that coolness in christmasshopping!
A great card, totally agree, this one didn't need any more embellish.
Thanks for sharing your work at Allsorts this week and good luck
Big hugs, Jill

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous buffet selection and beautiful creation, thank you for sharing with us at the Winter Wonderland, I have candy if you are interested
Hugs Kate xx

Tracey said...

Wonderful card Steph, you colouring is perfect & I love the paper piecing :)
Thank you so much for joining us at Sentimental Sundays & Good Luck!

Cheryl said...

Wonderful card! I love this image. You colored her beautifully.

Thank you for joining our Anything Goes (with a sentiment) challenge at Sentimental Sundays .

Stop by my blog to check out my blog candy!

Janne said...

Cool card!Your colouring is prefect. Thanks for joining us at the sentimental sundays♥

Sharon said...

fabulous card! i love bella stamps, too! thank you for playing along with us @ OCC

Mummylade said...

I wish I had that bum ;)
What a gorgeous creation! Thank you so much for entering the Allsorts challenge with this and good luck!

Catherine said...

Fab card!!! Love it!

Antoinette said...

Thank you for your lovely comment hun! I always appreciate it when people leave comments :)

Your Christmas card is so beautiful, the papers are gorgeous and you have coloured so perfectly…I am useless with copic and promarkers…what a talent you are :)

Hugs Annie xXx

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

This is lovely great paperpiecing on the jacket too!

Thanks for joining in our Free and easy theme this week at Allsorts

Emma xxx

Barbara said...

Nice card... makes me feel like going Christmas shopping right here and now! I'll just pass on the tree for a few more months ;-)

Mel X said...

Wow, stunning card Steph! Love the limited embellies and that image is just awesome - I gotta have it!!!! Gorgeous colourwork, your shading looks excellent.

Thanks for joining us this time at Sparkles Christmas and good luck. I hope you come back and see us again real soon.

Mel X