Friday, July 16, 2010

Christmas in July!

Hello Everyone!!  Today the challenge on the JustRite Stampers Blog is Christmas in July!  Because it is actually the middle of Winter here in Australia I am in that chilly kind of mood so I used the brand new Groovy Snowman set for my main panel and the matching snowflake and sentiment from another new set called Holiday Cheer.  In my part of the world it never, ever snows and I have to say I'm not fond of cold weather at all - so these are my kind of snowmen....the type you colour and put on a card!!!  :)  Maybe one day I'll go somewhere where I can actually make a snowman!  :)  The layout is from this week's Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge!

I started with a base of red bazzill and layered with a piece of white that I punched with the single embossed curve punch.  Next I took two pieces of Christmas Carnival DSP and the bottom piece I punched with the same punch and cut it into three pieces.  I added a piece of ribbon between the two different patterned papers.  I then stamped my Snowman from Groovy Snowman onto X-press It Blending Card in Memento Ink and coloured with Copics (C1, C3, C5, C7, R02, R24, R29, R89, BG0000, B00, G24, G28, YR16, YR18, YR000, Y21, Y35, 0) and then cut out with Large Circle Nestabilities and matted with a piece of red cut with Blossom 2 Nestabilities and popped up on foam tape.  The small sentiment circle is from Holiday Cheer and also stamped on X-press It Blending Card in Memento Ink and coloured with B000 Copic.  It's been cut with Large Circle Nestabilities and matted with two pieces of red cut with Small Circle Nestabilities with a piece of silver cord in between.  The cord was attached to the white bow and added to the ribbon.  To finish I added Clear Spica to both snowflakes and also to the red blossom nestabilities panel edges.

Stamps - Groovy Snowman, Holiday Cheer (JustRite)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Red Bazzill, White, Kaisercraft Christmas Carnival Collection DSP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Copics, Clear Spica, Small and Large Circle Nestabilities, Blossom 2 Nestabilities, EK Success Single Embossed Curve Border Punch, White Satin Ribbon, Bow Easy, Silver Cord, Foam Tape.

That's all for today, thanks for visiting!!!  :)

15 comments:

Silke Ledlow said...

Super sweet card and so beautiful Kathy!!! The new JR images are awesome!!! Enjoy your weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

Edna Morrisedie said...

Groan to the snowman and double groan to the cold! The card is cute but I will skip both of those thing thanks anyway!! Go the scallops!!

OMG the verification word was fullyCHA, it is a sign we need to get on a plane!

Kerrie said...

Such a super fun card.... great bright dp...

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful, Kathy! Your snowman is just darling and the colors so festive!!

AGohl said...

Such a cute card! Love it :)

Renkata said...

Gorgeous card. I love all details. and wow the image is so precious and so beautifly coloured.

Danni said...

Your coloring on the snowman is out of this world good! Wow! Super fabulous card!

Sally Atkins said...

Fabulous card and outstanding colouring! I love that patterned paper as well...wow!

CraftyDee said...

Fabulous card! Perfect combo of papers and colours :)

cindy said...

When I grow up I wanna color just like you. You are amazing.

Marisa said...

You are too cute! I know there is snow on some mountains that are ski hills somewhere in your fair country because we have a TON of Aussies working at our local ski hills up here LOL!

Your snowman is adorable and a great use of Mercy's sketch! Love the shape your framed him in and fabulous colouring!!

Sorry I didn't Skype this week. VBS got crazy busy, we had a few friends drop in on two different afternoons and I was bushed by the end of the day! Will aim for early next week! Only swimming lessons then so as long as I don't overdo it with my lap swimming I should be good to go! This aging thing and losing energy sucks LOL! Talk to you soon!

Rosietoes said...

This is a perfect seasonal card Kathy. Well done you and you don't even experience the snow! Love the image and the colouring.

Edna x

Earline said...

Gorgeous this is so amazing this card that you done.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Beeeeeeee-autiful, girlie! Love the bits of sparkle on the edges of the nestie!

Stampin' Pam said...

This is SO wonderful _ I just love snowmen and yours is no exception - come visit me in CHicago and we'll show you some real snow :-) Please tell me HOW you get the wonderful highlight on the black (or dark gray) hat??? What is the secret? It's fab.

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