Monday, July 5, 2010

Christmas in July

Welcome to the new week! We are fortunate here in the States, today is the official Fourth of July holiday---meaning the day you get off of work---a bonus holiday, so to speak!
I have been working on a couple of cards, and this Christmas-themed card is one of them.


Challenges:
Fussy and Fancy--Christmas in July
CLP Monthly Challenge--sketch
Papertake Weekly--stitching
Stamptacular Challenge--aperture (window)
Paperplay Thursday--card for child
I had planned this for the challenge at A Spoonful of Sugar (animal), but they changed the submission deadline, and I didn't know it until it was too late.

Anyway, this was a fun card to make, sitting in the air conditioning of my craft nook on a sultry hot July fourth! I love how my die cutter made the window, and I was able to do a monochrome scheme with my papers and my Copics.
Of course I Stickled around the window frame with "Star Dust."
The sentiment stamps are both from Stampin Up!
I love the patterned paper from Momenta--"The Story of Us."
The snowflakes were stamped with Weathered Wood Distress Ink, and the image was stamped with Memento, Tuxedo Black.
The brads came from my stash.


I jazzed up the inside, as a little surprise when you open the card:


This Tilda stamp should be available from the Magnolia-licious Store--the puppy is not Magnolia, he is from Stampcraft.
Tomorrow I have a red, white and blue themed card, using the criss-cross style for the Just Magnolia challenge. Please come back and check it out!

26 comments:

Patti Jo said...

Such a sweet card!!! Puppy is so cute with this Tilda too! Great job Pam!

ML Design Works said...

This is so sweet, Pam! I really like how you put the two images together. And beautifully colored and placed in the sketch with all of the snowflakes. The inside is really a nice touch. Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge, and I hope to see you again next time! Lisa :-)

Christina C. said...

Hi Pam! Your Christmas card is adorable....love it! Adding the puppy is a cute idea.

Pat said...

Hi Pam...what a darling card! I love these colors for a holiday card!! And this Tilda is so cute! (I think I have her too...I should check!)...and the puppy sitting next to her is perfect!! Your coloring is beautiful...love the yummy, softness of the aquas!!
Pat Frank

Jacki Randolph said...

Oh just beautiful!! Love that cute image and your colors are very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Fussy & Fancy!

Diana Crick said...

How very sweet she is in gorgeous blue,lovely colouring and you just have to love the puppy!!
hugs, Diana

Graphicat said...

Such a pretty blue card! Love your window and all the sparklies! Nicely done!

Thank you for joining us at Stamptacular this week!
Cheers
Cheri

Heather Maria said...

Your Christmas card is adorable Pam! I love your combination of images and you have coloured them beautifully! Gorgeous design and sparkle too!

Thanks for joining us at PaperPlay this week!

Bengelmama said...

Your Christmas card is beautiful.

NAdine

Annette said...

What a sweet image, and such a lovely card! Thanks for playing at SSC this week.

Regina said...

So cute Pam!!! I always love your creations!! You did a fantastic job!!
Have a wonderful week!
Hugs
Regina

Anne said...

This is just adorable! Could you email me where I can find this little dog stamp? I have a dog that looks just like this and it is the perfect size to go with all my Tilda stamps! Thanks in advance!
Anne

Pam said...

Hi Anne!
Couldn't email you because your profile isn't public. Seems that the doggie stamp isn't available anymore, but there is a cutie at PinkGemDesigns.com that looks similar. Hope that helps!
Hugs to you,
Pam

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Anne, this is such a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Paper Play Challenges. :)

stephanne said...

This is incredibly sweet and has really got me thinking, wouldn't it be neat if Magnolia released little animals, ones that could get mixed in with our Tildas and Edwins and scenery peices!! I know they've made some animal images, but they are really large. Sorry, safe to say your card has inspired me!! Love the colours and your images, they look like they were made to go together!! Great take on Chelseas sketch and thanks for sharing with us at CLP!!
Stephanne

Emma and Susan said...

This is gorgeous!! The image is FAB and your papers are lovely! Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy this week!!
Love Susan
xxx

Sprytebyrd said...

Beautiful card! I love the blues and the Christmas theme!
Thanks so much for joining us this week at Stamptacular Sunday! ♥ Good luck on our "Aperture" challenge!
Dee (Spryte)

Juanita said...

Adorable card, the image is so sweet, the colors are so soft and the sparkle is just enough. Thanks for playing along with us at Fussy and Fancy.

Patricia said...

This came out so cute. Love it. Love the colors. Thanks so much for playing in our challenge this month.
~Patricia
CLP

Lisette Morris said...

Awesome card! It gave me a Winter chill on a hot sunny day! Best of luck on your challenges!

Chelsea said...

WOW! Good work. Pretty blues. Thanks for joining the Fussy and Fancy girls on this challenge!

Elise said...

Oh wow! This is sooo pretty! I love the blues, and you've done such a wonderful job with Chelsea's sketch!

Thank you so much for joining us at CLP!

Hugs,
Elise

mommy2lou said...

AH! that frosty card hit the spot on this steamy day :)

Such an adorable card....now make 50 more and put ME on your Christmas card list!!

THANK YOU for sharing this unique creation with us gals over at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!!

Carolyn said...

Such an adorable card. I love this image. Your apeture card is amazing. Love the blues and snowflakes. Thanks for sharing it with us at SSC.
Hugs xx
Carolyn

Chelsea said...

Hi Pam,
Your card brings a smile to me.
Adorable image with gorgeous coloring.
The lace are so gorgeous and so are the sparkles.
Have a lovely day and thank you so much for using this sketch.
Luv,
Chelsea

Peta said...

Love the colour combination, beautiful card