Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Christmas in July!...

Good morning, dear Bloggers!  I don't normally 'do' Christmas this early, but having thought that the house would now be in turmoil and that all I would be able to do is colour, I printed off a load of digi stamps ready and this little cutie was one of them!
..This is Mo Manning's Kai in the Snow and I thought he would be just perfect for a First Christmas card...
...I decided to make an aperture card and then half way through remembered why I don't do aperture cards very much - because they're a pain in the tush!!  I used 2 Marianne doily die cuts to create the lace edge around the aperture and my Martha Stewart Snowflake border punch along the edges of the card...
...The paper is one that has been in my drawer for EVER and I think was an old Dovecraft pad?!...
...I created a faux nestie behind the image by drawing around my largest circle die and cutting out.  To save me having to bring in loads of different papers from the shed, I used white card which I coloured the edge of with my Promarkers - this also means that you can have perfectly coordinated cardstock to your image!...
...I embellished with some Marianne snowflake die cuts, holographic snowflake and crystal stars which Mam gave me some of about 5 years ago! (I only have 1 left now!)  The image and snowflakes were glittered with Crystal glitter, pearls added and a couple of blue pearl stars to finish.  I created the sentiment in PS using Papyrus font and will probably add a name somewhere before sending it out in a few months! (Can't quite believe we're in July already!)
My little man had his school trip yesterday to Drayton Manor - they left school  at 8.15am and didn't get back until about 6.30pm, but he was so on a high!  He loved every minute of it and went on quite a few rides, despite the fact that he's only ever been on the little dragon coaster at Rhyl!  I had the full explanation of all the rides, complete with hand gestures to show the ups and downs and how wet everyone had got on the log flume!  It'll be summer holidays before we turn around and then the dreaded 6 weeks of trying to keep occupied - let's hope that the weather plays it's part and that we can get out in the sunshine, especially as it looks like work might start just in time for then!?!  Oh, joy!
Thanks for dropping by to see me today and I hope you like my little card, despite being a Christmas one!  Enjoy the rest of your week and have a great weekend- it's workshop for me and our village Carnival, so I'll have to make a costume for little man before Friday!  At least the forecast is good!  Hugs,

Lisa xx

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
Anything Goes
Christmas in July
Quite a Few (layers)
Use a Digi stamp

19 comments:

Crafty KJ said...

Love the colours on this card Lisa and the way you've done the border each side is so different and it looks great. Sorry to hear about the delay with the house, glad you're still able to craft though! See you at the workshop on Saturday, hugs Karen xx

coops said...

so stunning lisa.i love the white on white design and snowflakes and the image is really sweet :D

xx coops xx

Eileen said...

An adorable image on a perfect card. So beautifully coloured and fabulous design and layout, may be a pain but well worth the effort here. Love the snowflake borders.
Eileen x

Sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous card Lisa. That image is just delightful. I love the colour scheme and fabulous aperture design with those wonderful snowflake borders.
hugs Sue xx

Lisa aka Myran said...

Absolutely stunning card! Lovely details and pretty colors. Thank you for joining the challenge at Papertake Weekly :)

Tracey said...

This is beautiful Lisa, I love all the sparkly details :)
Hugs
Tracey
xx

Jane said...

Lisa this is a stunner, one of my favourites. How inspired to colour white card with your Promarkers, I must try that. All the details and snowflakes are really gorgeous. I agree that July is a bit early for the C word but as I love that time of year it can never be too early for me. Glad to hear that your son had a great trip, they do love the rides don't they ;0) It looks like a scorcher of a weekend ahead, bring it on !! xx

Mojca said...

Waw this is absolutely gorgeous!! The colours and embellishment is so pretty. Thank you for joining us at Here Comes The Boys and ABC Challenge. hugs! MOjca

Julie said...

Gorgeous, Lisa - fab colouring and a great design!! Can't even think about Crimbo cards!! Juliexx

Little K Smith said...

Ooohhhh! This is beautiful hun! A gorgeous image, lovely soft colours, I love the fabulous design, a lovely doily die and lovin all the sparkle too! Just wonderful!
Kelly.x

Stacey Schofield said...

really beautiful your colouring is amazing! love it. thanks for joining us at here come the boys x

Sanja Grdinić said...

This is so cute! I love MM stamps... And your snowflakes! And all that glitter! :) :) :)
Perfect Xmas card!
Have a nice day, Ella!

Ali said...

Gorgeous card - love your colouring and the layout - the image is such a cutie too xxx

Woo said...

Stunning! Thanks for playing and sharing your gorgeous work with us at Here Come The Boys 'Use a Digi' Challenge. Woo, Teresa & Donna xxx

Jenn said...

This is gorgeous! I love the colors and pretty details you've added. Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenges!

Katina said...

This is so GORGEOUS Lisa and well worth the faff to make it,lol!!

Good luck with all the work - it's the dust I hate!!
xx

Natalie Laurijssen said...

This pain in the tush turned out to be a stunning card! I love everthing about it! Thanks for sharing this at ABC Challenges.
Hugs
Natalie

Ella's Design said...

Thanks, Natalie! X

vickiscraft said...

Oh this is just sooooo cute, I love it!

Vicki x