Saturday 12 July 2014

Sweet Stampin' - Christmas In July Challenge

Well the sun is shining, it's warm and I have a fly buzzing around my head so it must be officially summer. :)  Yey, not long to my super duper holiday in Alaska where it definitely won't be summery or warm - mmm, I'd better dig out some of my warmer togs and my sparkly evening frock (that for the cruising part of the trip). Anyway back to reality! (*sad face) 

Well it's that time of the month again ---- it's Sweet Stampin' time.  This week it's all about Christmas In July --- I know, I know I said the dreaded 'C' word. I'm so sorry!!!  So to get you in the Christmassy mood here's my DT card and if that doesn't work it'll definitely cool you off. LOL

Here's What I did
I used a A5 white card base with a mat of patterned paper which was edges with distressing ink. The Kraft card mat was die cut to give a scallop curved bottom. The sentiments and snowflakes were printed directly onto my sheet using CraftArtist2, and the snow family was stamped in the space between them. I used Copics to colour the family and used distressing ink around the edge of the card and the die cut tree.  To finish off my card I added a little glitter to the falling snow.   

Can I just say that I loooove this stamp - it's so cute and very easy to colour.

Here's everything I used:
Rubber Stamp: LOTV 'Snow Family'
Paper/Cardstock (CS): Neenah CS, Kraft CS, A4 White CS, LOTV 'Winter Wishes' Paper
Copics: Sky - W0, W1, W2, W3, W5 / Snow - C0, C1, C2, C3 / Scarf (Blue trim) - B0000, B000, B00, B02 / Hollo - G82, G94, G99 / Noses - YR07, YR68 / Hat & Scarf - E50, E51, E53, E57, 0
Dies: Spellbinders 'Borderabilities',  Marianne Designs 'Christmas Tree'
Other: Glitter, Distressing Inks 'Tea Dye'

So why not drop by the Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog and check out what my fab Design Team girlies have made to inspire you. So come on why not join in with the fun and enter your card/project into our Christmas In July challenge we'd love to see you. REMEMBER you must include a stamped element on your card!

This week's sponsor and prize is from My Creative Classroom & Flat Friends

I look forward to seeing what you create.

Challenges entered: 

Janine x


Tracey T said...

I really, really love this card. Will have to try the sentiment placement as it shows off the image beautifully. Raining here today, so crafting rather than gardening for me :0)xx

Kat W said...

This blue and brown combo is so gorgeous and so fab for the image you used - love these cute snowmen!
Hugs, Kat x

coops said...

so stunning janine.really gorgeous image and colour combo and your colouring is fabulous :D

xx coops xx

Sandra H said...

This is so lovely and so creative x

debby4000 said...

Oh what an absolutely gorgeous Christmas card.

Pia S said...

This is really sweet, Janine! I love the soft colors of this card and the clean design with that fabulous curvy border.

Ali said...

OOh missed this post - gorgeous!!! ;-)