Saturday, 30 July 2011

Christmas in July

I've seen so many of you out there making Christmas cards in July, it has inspired me to make a start on mine too.  Seems strange to be making Christmas cards though on such a lovely day when we've had a barbecue in the back garden and drinking Crabbie's ginger beer (yum!).  If I looked back to my blog in January I probably said that I was going to make one Christmas card a week to stock up - well, I failed!  This is the first one in ages.

Here's what I've used:

Teddy stamp - Lili of the Valley, coloured with pro markers + a bit of Stickles glitter
Papers and card - all by DCWV except the gingerbread paper which is from a Forever Friends pad
And just a bit of added bling from my stash

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Catz - Christmas
Fussy and Fancy - Christmas in July
Sassy Studio - Christmas in July
Christmas Challenges -I used their sketch
Crafty Creations - Christmas
I love pro markers - Anything goes

Thanks for looking - less than 5 months 'til Christmas now, best get on with the card making!



Renata said...

Wow Amanda, your card is so pretty. I just love the cute bear!
Thank you for joining us as Christmas Creations {with sketches}.
Hugs, Renata.

Zw@@n said...

Hi Amanda, What a great card and nice colouring. Thank you for joining CCWS. Love, Wilma

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is adorable sweetie. I make the cards early but I am all ways in a rush with the inserts.


carol said...

aah cute card, thanks for joining in with us at CRAFTYCATZ this week, x carol

Dina said...

i like your card thanks for joining us at ccws

Curly said...

OMGosh this is one adorable LOTV card fabulous design and colour theme.

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, for our challenge 93 Christmas in July.

I have some Calorie free Candy if you are interested.

Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :0) x

Jennifer said...

Oh wow....this is super cute! xx Jenny xx

Claire said...

OOH what a beautiful card, gorgeous papers and I love that image! Your colouring is fab too. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Challenges {with sketches} and good luck in the prize draw
Claire xx

Gaynor Greaves said...

Oh my crabbie's I love it. I love this card, LOTV's stamps are so cute, Gaynor x

Nicole said...

Amanda, you have made a beautiful card here. I love your bear, so nicely colored. And I just love the star, he's holding.
Thank you so much for joining us at Christmas Challenges {with sketches}. Hope to see you soon again!


Karen said...

Lovely card and great colour combo too, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

xxxtglxxx said...

Gorgeous christmas card and I love the layout, it looks brilliant! :)

Thanks so much for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week,



Guylaine Seyer said...

very cute card
the image is sooo cute
thanks for playing with us at Fussy and Fancy Friday

Sara said...

Totally adorable! thanks for playing along with SSD!

Aunty Sue said...

Great card and thanks for joining Crafty Catz

Sue B said...

Oh I love this design Amanda! The bear is adorable and love the colouring and glitter. Gorgeous papers and love the shapes!
I have only made one Christmas Card so far too - must get a move on with them.
Sue xx

Gabbi said...

I just love this little bear thanks for joining us at fussy and fancy

Emma said...

So gorgeous Amanda, love the image and fab layout.
Hugs Emma x