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


  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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!

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

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

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

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

    Tracey DT

  8. 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

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

  10. Great card - love the snowman and his sparkly nose!

    Thanks for joining us at The Squirrel and the Fox.

    Helen x

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

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

    Love From Rebecca xx

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

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


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