Saturday, 16 July 2011

Christmas in July

Do you know, that if you make one Christmas card a week from now on, you will have 23 cards by Christmas. Doesn't sound a lot does it?
So, if you want to get a head start,  why don't you join our challenge at CES this week, where the theme is

Christmas in July

This Gruffy Little Gnome, from Meljen, was a big hit last year, so it seemed like a good image to start with.
He is coloured with Copics and paper-pieced. Somehow, I even managed to get the snowflake design to be right on the front of his jumper. Go me :-)

The DPs are Dovecraft 'let it snow' - available from Crafty Emma's Store. They have either a glitter effect, or a co-ordinating coloured background and they are quite thick papers, so they would be great for 3D projects.

 Don't forget, if you join in the challenge you could win a £10 voucher to spend in Crafty Emma's, and besides lots of goodies she has some gorgeous papers available to pre-order.

Stamp Something - Christmas in July
Creative Inspirations - No Flowers Allowed

6 x 6 Card Blank from Crafty Emma's
Ticket made on my comp and punched with McGills Ticket Punch.
Bah Humbug made on my comp.
Xcut Punched snowflakes covered with Diamond Dust
Pearls from Crafty Emma's - Don't forget you can use Copics to colour your pearls to match your card.


Stressed Stamper said...

Oh love this little fella...gotta make some more xmas cards 23...I need more like 230!..
Have a good wet weekend
Sarah x

Donna said...

Such a fun card Caroline, totally gotta love this elf...I'm a bit worried about only 23 weeks till Christmas oooh errrr :) Donna x

Sue said...

Hi hun
fabulous card, fab image lovely paper piecing, great design, have lovely weekend, sue,x

karen said...

Awesome card, I love this image and paper piecing looks great!Karenxx

Wishcraft said...

23!!! Thanks for setting off a minor panic attack lol! Great card, love the cute image and fab sentiment (suits me perfectly!). Lisa x

NGCARDS said...

This is a fantastic card hun! Thanks for joining in with our theme of No Flowers Allowed over at Creative Inspirations Wednesday's Challenge Blog! xxx

Jennifer said...

Ooh what fab paper piecing Caroline! Brill card! Have a fab weekend xx Jenny xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, love the image he is fab!
Hugs shell xx

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card Caroline. Your paper piecing looks fab and yes, its spot on. Fab colour combo and love the image!

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Wow what a dude with attitude lol! I really must get on with mine, am so behind again lol! Great image and colours, love the computer writing, hugs Heidi x

Emma said...

A fabulous card Caroline, love the colours and your paper piecing.
Hugs Emma x

Anonymous said...

This is fab Caroline; love the paperpiecing and a great layout! xx

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, this is gorgeous love the image and fab details, big hugs love Pops x x x x

Lee said...

OMG.I absolutely adore this soooo darn cute.Great colours n

Julie said...

Great card - loves his little grumpy chops!! The sentiment is fab with him!! Juliexx

Juls said...

this is soooooo gorgeous!!! I love his little paper pieced outfit!!! Hugs Juls