Thursday, July 8, 2010

Christmas in July

The temperatures are getting close to 30' so, of course, my thoughts turn to Christmas. Well, actually there are several challenges on right now for Christmas cards and I've had this image coloured for the longest time just waiting to be used in a card.
I used a sketch from Truly Scrumptious and then my usual Basic Grey papers ("Eskimo Kisses" set). The image is from Wendy's Digital Doodling and I probably coloured & matted it 6 months ago. The buttons on the coat are glossy accent'ed and the holly in her hair is Stickle'd. The real fun was in creating the evergreen bough in the corner. I used a punch and some scrap paper in a couple of shades of green to create the branches. The ribbon was quite a challenge as it is very "hairy" but I like the loose look of it. You can't see it in the picture but the ribbon also has silver tinsel in it which goes nicely with the silver Stickled snow.



  1. KA-UTE image! Love the sketch and the die cut! Great card all around! Merry Christmas (ps- I think you header saying is hilarious). Thanks for joining in at Fussy & Fancy this time round. Good luck.

  2. Very nice. Thanks for joining in and playing along with us at LRW!

  3. This is beautiful :)

    Thank you for joining us over at Incy Wincy Designs

    Vanilla Hevn - my blog

  4. Very pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon!

  5. Gorgeous sweet card Shelley.

  6. Very cute Christmas card. love the papers.
    Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy's Christmas in July Challenge!

  7. Another great card Shelley, cute image, fabulous papers and I just love your evergreeen bough - it's stunning.
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Truly Scrumptious.
    hugs Heather xx

  8. great way to cool down Shelley, think christmas lol...gorgeous card and your image is so pretty...thanks for joining in with the Colour Create challenge
    Mina xxx