Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Christmas in July

Our new challenge at High Hopes is
Christmas in July
Play along with your High Hopes stamps for the chance to win a new one of your choice :)

I remember when I first started making cards, I couldn't figure out why the craft shops didn't seem to have any Christmassy stuff at the start of December!  Stop laughing!  Little did I know then that all the crafters started in the summer when the sun was at its hottest ;)

This card uses my favourite happy snowman ... Snowy Portrait - coloured with pencils and orange glitter added to his nose.  I only wanted a fine border round my layers, so just touched it along my ink pad.

Other Challenges:
Lexis Creations #121 -Christmas in July
The Squirrel and the Fox #75 - inspired by a movie or song ... The Snowman
613 Avenue Create #82 - anything goes/optional sentiment
Layout from Crazy for CAS #49
CraftyHazelnut's Christmas challenge #187 - cute
Sparkles Challenge #58 - Christmas in July
CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra July - anything goes
Simon Says Monday challenge - J is for ... Jolly and Jewels
Crafty Creations #268 - just for fun, cards that make you smile


Benzi said...

Ooh, love this snowman, Lynne. You knew I would, didn't you? :-) It is such an adorable card. You're right, the shops are moving on to spring and summer items by the first of December.

Dotty Jo said...

Lovely card! I wish the craft shops did have stock at the start of December... Just in time for ME to start making my Christmas cards! Ho, Ho Ho, Jo x

Bernice said...

A very jolly snowman Lynn! Like the previous person, I usually don't begin to make Christmas cards 'til December! - though with the SU class I'll have to get started a bit earlier this year I think!

Jackie said...

Lovely card, love the happy snowman :o)
Jackie xx

Marlieke said...

It's a very Nice card!
Thank you For joining us at CFC.

Meihsia Liu said...

Such a lovely Christmas card. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

TRACEY MO said...

This is a cute Christmas card great colours!!
Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations today

Tracey DT

coldwaters2 said...

Smashing Christmas card Lynne you have used yet another of your wonderful fun characters I love that snowman and the design, super, super card.
lorraine x

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely card - hope to see you again soon. x

Helen said...

Great card - love the snowman and his sparkly nose!

Thanks for joining us at The Squirrel and the Fox.

Helen x

Jo said...

Fab card.....love that snowman!
Thanks for sharing with us over st Sparkles this month & good luck!
hugs Jo x

Rebecca said...

Such a cute card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Sparkles we hope to see you again!

Love From Rebecca xx

NickScrapShack said...

This card is so cute! Love the design a lot!

Thank you for sharing your talent with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenge