Thursday 19 July 2012

Christmas in July

Good morning everyone hope you are all ok. Today is Thursday so that can only mean one thing - the start of a new challenge over at Delightful Challenges!! This week the theme is:


So now is a good chance for you to make a start on those Christmas cards, you know each year you say you won't leave it til the last minute so get out all your Christmas stash and get cracking!  Here is mine:

Isn't she just the sweetest little Caroler?  Love her little Uggs!! She is called Caroling Penny and she is available from Digital Delights.  I have coloured her with Copics and Prisma Pencils and added a touch of Glossy Accents to her buttons.  I have cut her out and put her on some 3D pads to make her pop a bit.  The snowflake paper is a Digital paper and is available in the Snowflakes Paper Pack from Digital Delights.  I put the sentiment onto it before printing, the sentiment is from the Caroling Sentiments set also available from Digital Delights.  The mat Penny is on has been cut and matted using Spellbinders Nesties and the white Pearl Card has been embossed with a dotted embossing folder.  The larger strip has been embossed with a Music embossing folder.  The musical notes have been cut out with silver mirri card using a Memory Box die.  Our sponsors this week are:

and the lucky winner will receive a Betty Mouse with Candy Cane Christmas stamp.  To enter you don't have to use a Digital Delights stamp but we love it if you do!  Anyone using a Digital Delights stamp can enter their project twice.  For more inspiration please pop over to Delightful Challenges and see what the rest of the Design Team have come up with.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Die Cuttin' Divas - Christmas in July
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Christmas in July
Papertake Weekly - All Things Girly
Crafter's Companion - Ho Ho Christmas
Creatalicious Challenge - Christmas in July
The Crafter's Cafe - Christmas in July use None Traditional Colours
Willow Sketchie - Christmas in July
Totally Stampalicious - Christmas in July

Well that's it for me for today I am going to work again today, I must say this work lark is a bit of a pain in the neck its interfering with my crafting time lol!! I am only doing it for three days (another next week) don't know what I would do if I had to work properly. There's a lot to be said about retirement and you soon get into this - bliss!! See you all tomorrow, thanks for looking and take care xx


cotnob said...

This is a pretty card Susan, sweet image and I love the musical notes.

Unknown said...

Beautiful Susan sweetie pie of an image and luv the diecut music.
Chris x

Caroline said...

Gorgeous Susan love the image and the layout is fabulous. Love the music diecut. Have a good day at work. Caroline xxx

karen said...

Gorgeous Susan, Penny looks so cute, love the music notes too, FAB! Hugs, Karenxx

Sue said...

Beautiful card Susan,she is a cutie.Fab colouring.
Enjoy your work.
Hugs Sue xx

Chrissy said...

Fantastic colouring Susan love the image, she is so adorable...gorgeous card.


Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Susan,love your image and

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fab card hun love the embossing & the peeloff is perfect!
Hugs Shell xx

April said...

Your not wrong about work getting in the way of crafting!! Grrrrr :o) Love this card, the image is sooo cute and loving all the musical notes. x

Sue said...

Gorgeous card, love the sweet image and the musical embossing looks fabulous


nnalorac said...

Love your card Suzie, the image is a real sweetie and love your music banner. Carolxx

amanda stokes said...

Hi Susan,
Gorgeous christmas card,lovely image and papers :) x

Lorraine said...

Love your Christmas card. She looks so sweet and the colours are gorgeous.
Lorraine x

Sonia said...

Just gorgeous Susan:)Really lovely image and wonderful musical die:)
Big hug,

Sue B said...

Aww this is really sweet Susan! what a wonderful image and you've coloured her to perfection! Love the papers and embellies.. the music looks fab!
Hope work isn't too bad today!!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Wendy Hall said...

This is super adorable Susan:)
Wendy (aka Louby Loo)

Unknown said...

Oh she's so darling Susan! Such fab colouring, papers and colours, ever so pretty!! Hugs, Ira x

My'scardcorner said...

This is lovley Susan and that music in silver card is such a clever idea works beautifully.

Eileen said...

Susan I LOVE THIS CARD !!!!!!!!!
Such a cute image, beautifully coloured and great layout. Thanks for using the MB die I have been thinking of getting it an you have made up my mind for me.
Eileen x

pinky said...

What a happy little girl, lovely card Susan and that music die cut is brilliant.

Janette said...

Hi Susan, Oh this is a sweetheart of a card, so cute and pretty....

Craftychris said...

A beautiful card, your colouring is so good! I love the embossing. I hope your work goes well and thank you for your nice comment xx

julie_woolston said...

Aww Susan what a gorgeous image beautiful colours and layout.

Hugs Julie x


Hi Susan
A gorgeous and beautiful card love this image and fabulous paper's
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Unknown said...

WOW I LOVE THAT MUSIC DIE CUT !!! your card is adorable what a super Christmas card well done Susan Hugs Elaine

Lizzy said...

I'm rather jealous of her UGGS !! lovely lovely colours, sooo cute too xxx

coops said...

so gorgeous susan.the image is adorable :D

xx coops xx

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card Susan, sweet image.
Wendy xx

Mary J said...

Hello Suzie! I just love this - the embossing and music score just brilliant!

Anonymous said...

Such a sweet and pretty girlie card Suzie!

Thanks for playing along with us at Papertake Weekly this week and good luck!

Anonymous said...

So sweet Susan, love the musical die!
Helen x

Chana Malkah said...

Great Card! You did a fantastic job of coloring this adorable image!
Thanks for playing along with us at Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog!

Creative Diva said...

Really cute! Love the musical note. Thanks for joining us at DCD.


Debs said...

Super sweet - the musical notes die looks fab :o)
Hope work went well.
Take care
Debs xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi, Oh this is so sweet too, what a great card. Thanks for sharing and playing along again with us on Willow Sketchie this week, Hazelxox

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi, Oh this is so sweet too, what a great card. Thanks for sharing and playing along again with us on Willow Sketchie this week, Hazelxox

Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful card, love the sweet image and the fabulous layout. Love the music die cut and the embossed music on the background panel!!

Margreet said...

Gorgeous card....thanks for joining Willow Sketchie. Hope to see you next week again!
xxx Margreet