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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



22 comments:

  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

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

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  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

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  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

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  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

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  6. A wonderful Christmas card. Great details.

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

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

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  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

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  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.
    Wishes
    Lynne
    P.S. Thank you for taking the time to visit my personal Blog :)

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  11. Great background, fab photo.

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  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

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

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

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  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

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  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

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  17. Very stylish card - I love the colors!

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  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!

    Debbie
    ^..^

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

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

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