Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Christmas in July!

This is one of Kim's new Santa digi designs now available at Cuddly Buddly I've used the sitting Santa and printed him out 3 times so I could do a little bit of cutting and layering up, hardly decoupage but easy to do with these new designs. A little hint, if your cutting out isn't perfect, as mine rarely is, take a black permanent marker and edge your cut outs that way any white bits disappear. I've coloured Santa with Copics, added sparkle to his fur trims and glazed the stars. The paper was a free download from the Cuddly Buddly blog last Christmas matted with textured green cardstock. I found a scrap of gold netting to use as a layer and tied a piece of green gross grain ribbon around the card before fixing my image with 3d foam pads on top. The embellishment is created from a mix of Marianne diecuts and little red gems to finish things off. I'm sorry I don't have a list of the Copic colours I used on this one .. .. the bit of paper has got lost on my desk/floor/bin - it's hard to see where one area ends and the next begins! I must have a tidy up today.

The Creative Craft challenges theme is to 3d it - I have 3d my image as well as the flower embellishments so I can enter with them. The Outlawz forum Copic/Promarker challenge is currently Christmas in July, and Paper Sundaes are also running with a Festive theme. The Cupcake theme is 'wish upon a star' so as I have a star atop the tree and Santa has one on his hat I hope that's enough to enter their challenge too.

13 comments:

  1. Super Santa! Adorable die! Cute card! Very sweet, Annie! Hugs, Lesley

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  2. aww Santa looks so cute .. i am loving the traditional colours
    Lisa x

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  3. Hello Annie,

    Oh I love your card, it is just so striking and the image keeps going in and out of my basket as I really shouldnt get anymore christmas ones but he is so very appealing!

    Love the fresh traditional colours too, they are a favourite for a reason aren't they!

    Keryn x

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  4. Hello Annie! WOW!! Gorgeous card and a darling image hun!! I love the glittery look here!! Just wanted to stop in and say hello!! Hope all is well!!HUGS

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  5. What a super creation! I love how you've incorporated the star element. Thanks for playing with us at Cupcake this week and good luck. x

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  6. this is just fabulous Annie, he is such a cute Santa!
    Debxx

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  7. So beautiful card Annie,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  8. I like the effect of that gold netting combined with these lovely bright traditional colours. Sounds very interesting in your craft room...........
    Paula (PEP)

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  9. great 3D project hun thanks so much for joining us at creative craft challenges, good luck.
    hugs sandra xxx

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  10. woooo hoooo a Christmas card but perfect for the challenge over at Creative Craft Challenges. I love all the different textures...thanks for joining in the fun

    Sylvia xx

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  11. A great card, I love your star elements. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

    Liza x

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  12. Such a beautiful card, Annie! Your image is totally adorable and I love the embellishments and doodling! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Hugs Delphine xx

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  13. What a sweet card, I love your santa! Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

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