Friday, 15 July 2011

Stamp Something - Christmas in July!

Our challenge for this week at Stamp Something is 'Christmas in July'... now I did say I was going to be more organised this year and get my Christmas cards started early, but this is only my second one... oh well, never mind!  We're sponsored by DRS Designs who are providing our lucky winner with a $15 gift voucher to spend in their fab online store.



I've used a fab new image from the Snow Peeps set from Digistamp Boutique, coloured with promarkers, and had a go at making clouds using memento 'sky blue' ink and a handcut mask.  I'm really not happy with this card, I just couldn't get into a Christmas mood... I had a much better idea when I'd nearly finished this, but didn't have time to make another one!  The paper is DCWV, black cardstock is coredinations.  The sentiment is Craftwork Cards, punched snowflakes with a button and pearls from my stash.

I'm entering my card for the 'Christmas in July' challenge at Creative Friday.

We've had a lovely day today :o)  We swapped Dex's nursery days around so that he'd be there today, and went to see the new Harry Potter film - it was fab!  We'd planned on doing something yesterday for Pav's birthday, but nursery are fully booked on Thursdays... then we realised that Harry Potter was released today, so it worked out perfectly.  And when we got back there was a package for me - I won a Simon Says Stamp voucher at Papertake Weekly, and my order (all stamps lol) has arrived... can't wait to play with them!

31 comments:

Debs M said...

i think it's lovely and there is nothing wrong with the clouds, congrats on your win as well x

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Lisa, wow stunning card, love the snowman image. I have those papers somewhere, must get round to using them lol! Still on my paper ban, are you? Its great to get ahead with Christmas, must join in this time. Have a lovely weekend, hugs Heidi x

Sue said...

Hi hun
aww gorgeous card, lovely snowman, ya clouds look brill, i tried once looked rubbish! lol, sue,x

Denise and Louise said...

Gorgeous card Lisa. Love the clouds and that DP is lush.
Hugs
Denise xx

CraftinGranny said...

I'm so into Christmas cards right now and this is just adorable Lisa. Great snowman image. "Hugs" Carol

Louise said...

Love it! That snowman is so cute (as far as snowmen go!!!)
Lucky you seeing HP already - I'm going 2moz xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Lisa what a fabulous Xmas card love the shape and your image is so cute. Love the sentiment stamp to. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Lisa and I love the colours you've used; the black really makes everything stand out. Your clouds look great! Going to see HP on Sunday - can't wait! xx

Andrea said...

A gorgeous Christmas card - love the snowman image - your colouring is fab, especially the clouds.
Glad you enjoyed the film.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Love, Andrea xx

Squirrel x said...

Sorry not been to visit for a while hun (not enough hours in the day) but I have been keeping an eye on what you are up to! Another stunning creation - such amazing work, love it. Hugs Sxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Sounds like a great day, HP and stamps, what more could a girl want. I think this is a great Christmas card, love th pink and black. I have a new candy on offer. Marianne x

Faye said...

Oooh congrats on your new stash. Mine is still not here:( Glad also you had a great date at the cinema. This card is lovely,(I'm on my first Christmas card - bleurgh!) scrummy paper, cutesome image and your clouds look great. I also like the whiteness. Gorgeous. xxx

Anonymous said...

Fab card, love the image, have fun with your new stash!
Helen x

Claire x said...

I love this card Lisa, great image and fab layout. Hugs, Claire x

Feebsy said...

Fab card, I really like the image and how you've coloured it. I think the clouds look great, and the dp's are gorgeous.

I'm excited to see what you make with your new stash!

Have a great weekend.

Feebs
xx

Whisper said...

Aaah what a sweetie, Luv Sam x

Vicky said...

Well I think it's gorgeous Lisa...and I so love the clouds and the fab dp's too hun..

Glad you had a lovely day...my daughter is watching the film now...lol..

have a lovely weekend...hugs Vicky xx

P.s...enjoy your new stash too...!

Jennifer said...

Great card Lisa. Fab clouds....very subtle. Know what you mean about the Christmas mood. I never can until it's here then I find it hard to switch back to everyday mode lol xx Jenny xx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Lisa this is totally fantastic that paper along with the image looks terrific I love this big time.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Kelly Schelske said...

I love, love, love this Lisa! I love that paper, the sentiment, it's fabulous!

coops said...

stunning card lisa.i love the snowwman and fab paper :D
enjoy your new stamps :D

xx coops xx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous Lisa such pretty colours and sweet snowman. Enjoy playing with the new stamps.
luv
Debby

Jessica said...

Christmas in July - yikes!!!! Fab card Lisa. Jxx

Jackie said...

What a delightful card, I love that snowman :o)
Jackie xx

Cazza said...

Fantastic Christmas card Lisa and beautiful colouring too!
Glad you enjoyed the film and had such a great day :o)
Congrats on your win too!
Hugs,
Cazza
xxx

rosie said...

gorgeous card. well done on your win too x

Jenny said...

This is gorgeous Lisa, I love the cloud background. I need to start my Christmas cards cards too but not feeling in the mood for that yet :)
Jenny x

Vicky Hayes said...

I really love the design of this and thought you'd stamped the background - it's fab DP instead. The snowman looks great in his clouds of snow! Harry Potter and new stamps in one day too - what a great day! Vx

melsanford said...

Gorgeous card! Love the fab snowman and how you've done the sky :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Barbara said...

It´s a very nice clean and simple christmas card.
Thanks for entering at creative friday and good luck.
Babsi

Ninchen said...

soooo cute...love it!
thanks for joining us at creative friday!

xx janina