Friday, July 16, 2010

'tis the season...for Christmas in July cards!

Edit: This card won at the Sweet Sketch Wednesday Challenge Blog!

Good Morning! I think my blogpost title says it all...'tis the season for Christmas in July cards!

Have you ever walked into your little crafty corner of the world just to "straighten up' and organize a few things and then you look at the clock and it has been 3 hours and you are still sitting there working on what should be a masterpiece after that much time? Well, that's what happened to me last night. I printed out a few Mo's Digital Pencil images and took them upstairs to my craft room. I was just going to leave them on the table, but I decided to tidy up a bit...the next thing I know, I have been sitting in there for hours because I decided to color just one of them and then I couldn't stop! And I would love to know how stamps, paper, flowers, ribbon and bling have an almost mystical power that takes over our bodies and we can't stop ourselves!!! Whatever it makes me happy!

So, today I have a Christmas in July card to share with you. As I mentioned, I used a Mo's image called Christmas Fairy Holly and I colored it with the copics shown. This is my first time working with a digital image. The features in the image are so intricate and I am impressed with the details for sure! I love this little fairy with her holly wings and ruffly girly!

I decided to use my K & Co. Peppermint Twist papers for this one since they are glittery and have all the colors including pinks and aqua that I used in coloring my image. I added a little dot of Xmas Red Stickles to her holly hair accessory and a little Glossy Accents to make her water globe shine like real glass.

Now for the challenges:

The Shabby Tea Room #18 - Christmas in July
Cute Card Thursday #121 - Geat a Head Start - on making Christmas Cards
Flutter by Wednesday #113 - "Wings" and more than three layers on your card
Wild Orchid Challenge #1 - Say it with Flowers
Sweet Stampin Challenge #34 - Things with Wings
Sweet Sketch Wednesday #58 - sketch!

and the Recipe:

Stamps: Mo's Digital Pencil, Christmas Fairy Holly; Hampton Art sentiment
Inks: StazOn jet black; ColorBox lipstick red for paper edges
Papers: K & Co. Peppermint Twist; Websters Pages Home for the Holidays, Bazzill Piglet
Ribbon: K & Co. paper lace, Making Memories grosgrain green ribbon
Copics: shown in picture
Spellbinders: Std. Circles Lg.; Classic Scalloped Circles Lg.; Fancy Tags
Flowers: Prima poinsettia and leaves; Recollections mini rose
Other: Xmas Red Stickles, K & Co. pearl brads, Glossy Accents, Cuttlebug Victoria embossing folder, crocheted lace flower

I really hope you like it...if so, please leave a comment!
Have a great day and stay's going to be 100* today here.


  1. Oh this is lovely.. I love the image and those flowers are scrummy!!

    Thanks for playing with the sweet stampers xx

  2. Such a darling card! I absolutely love the image. I love the soft colors you used! It turned out so cute! Thanks for playing!
    Erika - SSW

  3. So sweet and precious! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

  4. Oh my goodness Pattie, what an absolutely beautiful Christmas card!!! Hooray for you getting started on your holiday cards!!! Thanks for joining us at SSW!!


  5. stunning card Pattie I love the image and colours so pretty thanks for joining us at sweet stampin challenge hugs Jill xx

  6. Beautiful card! Great job coloring! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

  7. Ooooh this is lovely, Beatiful image and coloring. Thanks for joining us at SSW!

  8. very sweet!
    thanks for playing at CCT

  9. Oh my, Pattie ... I thought it was only me who had that mystical problem with my stamp room and hours of time gone in a snap!! This pretty in pink holiday creation is wonderful! Thanks for sharing her with us in the Tea Room and at Sweet Stampin' this week :)

  10. Great card...and lets just say, I totally understand!

  11. This is really pretty!! What a gorgeous Christmas card - I love that image by Mo and your flowers are perfect. Thanks for joining us at SSW.

  12. Oh this card is just beautiful! I love your color palette and that sweet little girl image! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Tea Room!

  13. Wow, amazing coloring job! Love all the detail to this. thanks for sharing with us at TSTR.

  14. Oh Pattie I adore your card, love the image, papers and flowers it all goes so well together. I made my first Christmas card yesterday as well and where does that time go. I would love to be able to craft all day every day but I don't have little fairies to do my house work for me. So I do know what you mean. Thanks so much for joining us at SSW this week.

  15. Such a gorgeous Christmas card, so soft & pretty. Your flowers are very sweet. Thanks for joining us at SSW :)


  16. Beautiful Christmas card! You really did a nice job on the coloring of Mo's Fairy image. I love your flowers...they look great as poinsetta! Nice job! Love the border punch you used too! Thanks for playing at SSW

  17. wow, love this christmas card. YOur colors and image are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us!
    Nancy SSW

  18. Stunning card! I've lost weeks because of the craft syndrome you described up above. But it's worth it in the end really. This card proves my theory! :-D Thanks for playing at SSW!

    Jenny T.

  19. Pattie, Your image is so adorable. Love the fun colors that you used. Your colors are just so fun and perfect for this. Love all your added detail. Thanks for playing along @ SSW!!!

  20. Gorgeous holiday card and the flowers are just beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!

    Peace & Luv,

  21. What a beautiful Christmas card. I love your colored image - she is gorgeous! Love the flowers too! Thanks so much for playing at SSW.

    Deanne :)

  22. What a fab creation love how you have used the flowers thanks for joining us at WOC this time
    Hugs Jacqui x


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