Friday 26 July 2013

Christmas in July

As I had my Copic pens out on the table I thought it might be an idea to colour some Christmas images and get started on those festive cards.  This little cutie is from Lili of the Valley and called Milly Winter Window.

I have a few challenges I can enter with my sweet festive card: both Sweet Stampin' and Crafty Catz blog challenges are for Christmas in July, while the Cutie Pies challenge is pretty in pink, and the Papertake Weekly theme is dieing for a punch.

And the theme for the monthly challenge over on LOTV's Ideas to Inspire blog is for a touch of pink - perfect!

I've created a tent fold card with a scallop blank then added the mats and pretty papers before decorating with lots of Marianne Design die cut pieces.  These are the dies I've used:

star border - LR0134
holly sprays - LR0244
mini poinsettias - LR0142

I have to do a bit of tidying up now as the grandkids are coming on Sunday, plus there was a swarm of flying ants in the conservatory yesterday evening that caused a minor panic!  I went around with the fly killer, Jason siliconed up the hole they were flying out from, and after leaving them to die I had to go and dyson up the bodies.  The spray has left a residue on the windows so guess what I'm doing later today .. ..

Whatever you are doing, enjoy your weekend and hopefully the sun will keep shining wherever you are.


  1. ooooh wow love youre christmas card :)


  2. This is just gorgeous - love the image and all that holly foliage - fabulous. Hugs, Claire x

  3. This card is absolutely gorgeous and I love it! Great image and use of dies. I also like the bits of sparkle.

  4. gorgeous creation hun thanks so much for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

  5. So cute, love the image. Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin, good luck. Hugz Suzanne DT

  6. What a beautiful card! Your soft colours are so pretty, and the holly die-cuts are fab!

    Have a wonderful Sunday with the grandkids! Also - flying ants - ewww! I've had them swarming in my kitchen - not fun! I just opened the windows and shut the door then ran away!

    love Mags B x

  7. What a super cute card I love the Christmas image, thanks for joining in the cutie pie challenge. Gemma DT xx

  8. Hi Annie,

    Such a wonderful card! The colouring is lovely and the dies look so effective.

    Thanks for joining the Lili of the Valley 'Pretty in Pink' Challenge, good luck!


    Erica x

  9. OMGosh, these cards are stunning and totally gorgeous. Love all the details and elements.

  10. Hello....ooh wow lovely Christmas card, so sweet, thanks for sharing with CRAFTY CATZ this week x carol

  11. All your new winter-cards are very lovely - I like it !

  12. A gorgeous card. You have showcased the image beautifully. Great attention to detail. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Huga Nina

  13. Gorgeous card and such a sweet stamp.

    Thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pie Blog Challenge.

    Helen x


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