Sunday, 17 July 2011

Christmas, In July?

Happy Sunday all! 
I hope you're all enjoying the weekend & are doing whatever you want to do on a Sunday!
Being Sunday, we at The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog have a new challenge for you!
The theme - Christmas in July? 
Get a head start on your Christmas cards..:) :)

Our sponsor is the very lovely Joanna Sheen 

who is offering one lucky winner a £10 gift voucher to spend in her shop.

Here's my card

I used Debbie's Elf Sitting On Gift image available from The Crafty Pad Designs here
He's just soo cute!
I wanted to colour him in traditional colours but as at Christmas, anything goes 
I coloured the gift in non traditional colours! 
I then had to figure out how to tie it together! 
I do wish I could plan a card properly before I start but no, 
every one is a journey! lol
The Ticket is one of Debbies too & is available here.

As you can see, when it's open, I have made an offset gatefold card. (not sure what the proper name is)
The design papers are from a Scrapbookingmad download 
they just went perfectly with the colours on the gift!
I punched out some little white snowflakes which I stuck on using my Quickie Glue Pen

I used promarkers for colouring & I added little touches of Glamour Dust 
to the holly berries on the ticket & to the elf's hat & shoes. 
It just wouldn't be Christmas without a bit of glitter now would it?

I've been looking for my Glamour Dust for ages as I hadn't used it yet. 
Lo & behold when I went in to my Christmas Stash there it was! Yay!
I used a little bit of all my colours on the ticket to try to pull everything thing together!

I added some little gems to the centre of the snowflakes
 & added some ribbon to match the ribbon on the gift!
Then decorated the inside of the card to finish it off!

I do hope you like it!
Thanks for stopping by!
Don't forget to enter your card in our Christmas in July Challenge over at The Crafty Pad!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges!

Paper Sundaes Christmas in July
Gingerloft Make it sparkle 
Creative Inspirations Christmas in July
Christmas Inspirations Anything Goes
2 Sisters Christmas in July (Sat)
Craft Your Days Away Fancy Folds (Sat)
Crafty Emma Christmas (Sat)
Bling It On Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum Christmas, Glitter
Fairy Knoll Christmas in July (Fri)
Inspire Me Fridays Anything Goes
Simply Create Christmas time
Stamp Something Christmas in July
Stampin With The Dragon Christmas in July
Craft Us Crazy Christmas in July and /or distressed/vintage
For Fun Challenges Use an extra fold (traditional card fold +1)
Get Hippity With Ippity Christmas in July
My Grafico Anything Goes


  1. What a fab creation I LOVE it. Thanks for sharing with CYDA and good luck, Gaynor DT xx

  2. Sweet image - love the non traditional colors. I'm loving that Glamour Dust (it's the 2nd card I've seen this morning with it. Very cool stuff.) Great fold on your card too. Glad you joined us for the Christmas in July challenge at Stamping with the Dragon this week.

  3. Love those colors for a Christmas card! Cute, cute, cute!

  4. What a fab card.Thanks for sharing with us at

  5. I really love this card and I love the fact that it it an Xmas card but it doesnt have the normal Xmas colours everywhere. Brilliant idea, Lee xx

  6. like your colors, cute card

  7. gorgeous Christmas creation thank you for sharing it with us at Stampin with the Dragon
    hugs Kate xxx
    I have candy if you are interested

  8. lovely crimble card!Thanks for your visit!! I'm here, but been a bit nor her lately!


  9. This is adorable! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenge. Hope to see you again on the next challenges too.

  10. Yay! Hi Dawn great to see you Jin the FOR FUN challenge this week, I love the asymmetric gatefold and the fab colours! Hugs, Ali x PS congrats on the win ;)

  11. What an adorable elf.. Thanks so much for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week.

    Hugs Debbie

  12. Great card, love the different fold!

    Thank you for sharing with us at CES & SFCC, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  13. Great job on the challenge! Love the card. Thanks for playing along on For Fun.

  14. Ficou lindo seu trabalho Obrigada por participar no Christmas Inspirations.

  15. Really it! Thanks so much for playing at CES challs xx Jenny xx

  16. Such a cute image and I love that tag:) Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.

  17. Such a cute image and I love that tag :) Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Paper Sundaes this week.

  18. So beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenges.

  19. Such a fun card! Thanks for joining us over at Aud Sentiments.

  20. Wonderful card, love the design, thanks for your comment on my entry.
    Betty x x

  21. What a fun Christmas card. Love the fold you used and all the details.

  22. This is a very nice card. Really like it!
    Thanks for playing with us at xMas Inspirations.

  23. I love the gems inside the snowflakes! Great image too! Thanks for joining us at Stamping with the dragon!
    Tammy Louise

  24. Fabulous card, thank you for joining us at CYDA this time hope you will join us again, good luck xx.

  25. Lovely card! =) Thanks for joining us at Digistamsp4joy!
    Hugs, Elenor

  26. This is toooo cute:) Love that little elf sitting on the Chrissy box!
    Thanks so much for joining us at GingerLoft Challenges and Good Luck :)
    Lynn xx

  27. Love the great folds you've done on your card & that ticket sentiment. Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes :)

  28. What a fab card! Love the fold!

    Thanks for playing with us this week at Digistamps 4 Joy!

    xx Star

  29. A beautiful Christmas card, thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations. Hugs Christine x


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Dawn xx