Sunday, 17 July 2011

Christmas in July

It's time for a new challenge at Creative Inspirations and this week our theme is Christmas in July so a good opportunity for me to use a set of Christmas stamps from Inkadinkadoo which I bought in the January sales and put aside for just this sort of challenge :o). 
For my first Christmas card since the winter, I stamped the large snowflake circle and cut it out with a nestie die and inked the edge to soften it, I then stamped the individual snowflake and used a punch to cut it again inking the edge, finally adding another contrasting circle behind and layering them all together using foam pads. The sentiment was also part of the stamp set and I layered it with more of the blue card and stamped a couple of tiny snowflakes to tie it in with the PaperArtsy backing paper. A bit of silk binding ribbon and a clear gem in the centre of the snowflake finishes the card off. Our sponsor this week - Letraset are offering our lucky winner a set of pens and a bleedproof pad so pop on over and start your Christmas cards now if you haven't already!


More Christmas challenges for this week:
2 Sisters - Christmas In July 
Crafty Emma - Christmas
Fairy Knoll -  Christmas in July
Jellypark Challenges - Christmas In Jul
Stampin With The Dragon - Christmas in July  
Craft Us Crazy - Christmas in July and/or distressed/vintage
Digistamps 4 Joy - Christmas
House That Stamps Built - Christmas in July

15 comments:

Jennifer Scull said...

love the softness of your Christmas card. so pretty!
thank you for joining us at Jellypark Friends for our challenge! we hope you will play again! :)

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, love the LO & the papers are fab!

Thank you for sharing with us at CES Challenges this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

ahlers5 said...

Such a pretty card. Love the emblem in the center. Thanks for joining us at JFFC.
Diane

Debbie said...

Such a great CAS card... Love it

Hugs
Debbie

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous Christmas creation thank you for sharing it with us at Stampin with the Dragon
hugs Kate xxx
I have candy if you are interested

Маги said...

Love blue Christmas card. Great card.
hugs Maggie

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Jenni this is very beautiful and elegant I love the colour and simplicity it looks super.
Hugs
Lorraine x

laney said...

gorgeous Jennie so very elegant!!
hugs
laney

Bunny said...

Lovely card...Thanx for joining us at Digistamps4joy and good luck...

Caz DS4J DT

Tracey said...

Beautiful card Jenni, so elegant :)
Thanks for joining us for the Jellypark Friends first challenge & we hope to see you again.
Hugs
Tracey
x

Tip Top said...

Beautiful and so elegant! Thank you for joining in at Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge – hope you can join us again for the next challenge! Jellypark Challenges

Suzie McFloozy said...

Lovely Christmas card - the silver bow looks great x
Thanks for joining in with us for our very first challenge over at Jellypark friends friday challenge - good luck x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Zulma said...

Beautiful card! love the d/p and bow. TFS with us at 2SC this week.
Zulma DT

Lisa said...

Beautiful, very classy card. Thanks so much for joining us at Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge!

Lisa x

Ellis said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4joy! =)
Hugs, Elenor