Friday, August 27, 2010

Christmas in Summer

It is time for a new challenge at Phindy's Place Challenge and we want you to make a Christmas card.  I love that I can get a head start on my holiday cards and I think I now have six made - only thirty-five or so to go.

I am always trying to come up with embellishments for Christmas cards that aren't too dimensional because I can't afford to mail that number of cards in boxes.  I made the ornaments very simply by punching circles, running them through my Cuttlebug in a swirly embossing folder and then adding a handcut top, some gold cord bows and gold floss hanging thread.  I rubbed some gold paste on the raised parts of the embossing to make it stand out.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

One Stitch at a Time - Say it with shapes
The Crazy Challenge - Never too early for Christmas cards
The Creative Cottage - Christmas

Image:  All Wrapped Up (Phindy's Place)
Sentiment:  Computer Generated
Card Stock:  Green and Burgundy (Recollections), Gold (DCWV)
Papers:  Sandylion Sticker Designs
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor & Koh-I-Noor) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments:  Card Candy (Craftwork Cards), Circle Punches (EK Paper Shapers), Label 1 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Chalk (Mungyo), Gold Floss & Cord (My Stash), Swiss Dots & Swirls Embossing Folders (Cuttlebug), Gold Paste (Jacquard)


  1. What an awesome idea Cec. I love the embossed ornaments topped with gold. What's not to love about this amazing card! Wonderful - Completely Wonderful!

  2. Cec-this is wonderful! Love the embossing and addition of the Christmas ornaments!

  3. Such beautiful work on this card, Cec!
    Your embossed ornaments are an amazing idea and great job coloring that sassy little guy!

  4. Beautiful card, Cec! I like how you did the embossed christmas ornaments! Lovely idea and it really looks wonderful :o)
    Sylvia xx

  5. Fabulous card!! The Christmas ornaments are a great touch!

  6. this is gorgeous all the detail looks great. Thanks for joining us at The Creative Cottage, Tracy x

  7. Beautiful rich festive colours and absolutely gorgeous colouring. I love how you have created the baubles and don't you just love the card candy - so versatile (and inexpensive!)

  8. Stunning card! I love how you created the ornaments. I hope you are feeling better.

  9. Wow! You did a great job with this challenge. I really like your ornaments.

  10. Gorgeous - thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck - xx

  11. yikes - best ornaments of all! and that little elf is colored so beautifully - lovin the colors! wonderful card kid-oh (-:

  12. Very nice Christmas card and the image is totally cute. :)
    Thank you for joining us at the "Crazy challenge"!
    hugs Nana

  13. what a brilliant cheerful Christmas card Cec, I love the colours with the cute image
    Mina xxx

  14. Cec this is so cute and those baubles are such a clever touch, love it!



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