Sunday, 8 July 2012

Christmas In July

I guess resistance was futile, with so much Christmas around I have finally made a Christmas card! 
The image is from The Stampsmith, whose challenge is to use Summer colours. That would be grey then, and the colour of water streaming down the garden - bitter moi - oh yes!
This weeks Pan Pastel challenge is to use ice cream colours, so for my background I've used orange, lemon, green (pistachio) and my favourite pan of the moment - magenta, so that would be er blackcurrant :o) I've put it over some embossed card and die cut with a Go Kreate die.
I've used the sketch from Sparkles Christmas Challenges to give me a kick start. I find these really useful when I've not mad a card for a while.
The flowers are by Prima, and the lace is from Stampin Up. 
Making Christmas cards when Wimbledon is still on seems very strange, but I enjoyed it.
Thanks very much for looking and enjoy the tennis. I know I should be shouting for Andy Murray, but I've got a soft spot for Roger so I just hope it's a good game x


  1. Lovely card, very stylish. The summer colours here today are watery grey, too! But I am NOT starting on Xmas before November! Hugs, Valerie

  2. Lovely Sue and a change from the usual Christmas card :) todays summer colours are cloudy blue and storm grey ugh !
    Von ♥

  3. Fab card Sue. I think you've done a fabulous job to create a card that fits all those challenges, I mean who would think you could combine Christmas with summer colours and ice cream!!!

    Sam xxx

  4. Hi Sue .. love your "ice cream" colour inspired christmas design, the colours look fab as does the layout, thanks for sharing at PanPastel UK. x

  5. A gorgeous card and yes wet here too our garden is well like a bog to be honest!!yuck yuck!!! Love the main image and the colurs you have used are yummy!! Must try pan pastels...soon! Trace x

  6. A wonderful Christmas card. Great details.

  7. Absolutely brilliant, this is so gorgeous with exquisite colouring and vintage style, i love it
    hugs June x

  8. Gorgeous vintage card... fabulous colouring & design.. Love it!! Hugs May x x x

  9. Really beautiful card a delicate Christmas as opposed to all the red and green.. I hope you enjoyed the tennis--I did even though Andy didn't win.

    Love Chrissie xx

  10. Hi Sue
    Absolutely stunning. Maude is a favourite stamp but I've never used her on a Christmas card.
    Gorgeous card.
    Thank you for supporting TSC and good luck with the Prize Draw.
    P.S. Thank you for taking the time to visit my personal Blog :)

  11. Great background, fab photo.

  12. Absolutely gorgeous, the embossing is fabulous and what a beautiful image. Thank you so much for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
    Lindsay xx

  13. Great card for the Stampsmith challenge..and the ice cream color background is perfect!
    Andrea Robert

  14. Wonderful Card. Thanks for your submission for the Stampsmith Challenge.

  15. Fabulous card
    Thank you for joining in the fun at Sparkles Christmas challenges for our * Sketch * challenge
    Hope you will join us again & good luck in the draw
    Hugs Shaz x

  16. Great card, love the colours of your embossed panel, just stunning!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles Christmas, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  17. Very stylish card - I love the colors!

  18. Who doesn't love Maude?! One of my fans! Fabulous card Sue! Great details and love those colours! Thank you for joining us at The Stampsmith Challenge!


  19. Wowzers, this is gorgeous! I love how all of your inspirations turned into such a beautiful card! You rocked The Stampsmith Challenge!
    Val :)

  20. Really cool background!! Thank you for playing with The Stampsmith Challenge


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