Thursday, 18 July 2013

It's Christmas...in July!

Hello lovely people,

Oh yes, it's beautiful sunny weather and I've made a Christmas card!  The reason for this is that it is time for a new challenge over at Lili's Little Fairies and this week we have the theme
Christmas in July!
Our sponsor for this week is Delicious Doodles who have a wide range of fab images available :-)


Now, I don't normally pull out the Christmas stuff until at least October...probably November...maybe December if I am being really disorganised.  Which Dr Hubby will tell you is pretty much all of the time!
So, this has to be the earliest I have ever made a Christmas card but it was kinda fun!



LOTV have an amazing range of Christmas stamps but this one is my absolute favourite and the first one I turn to every year.  I went for sepia toned colouring to complement the DP and since it is a Christmas card I just had to throw on some glamour dust :-)


I got to use one of my new dies for the pretty edging; it has a line of stitch holes just above the lacy edge but since I already had some real stitching I covered it up!



Card recipe;
DP: Maja Designs - It's Christmas Time
Fancy edge: Marianne Designs stitch border die
Seam binding: Wild Orchid Crafts
Button / twine: from stash
Sentiment: Handwritten {Christmas} Sentiments from Pink Petticoat
Pearls: from The Hobby House

Copic colours;
All in various combinations of E40/41/42/43/44

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges;

1.  Papertake Weekly (buttons and bows)
2.  Crafts and Me (anything goes)

So, that's it from me but if you pop over to Lili's Little Fairies you can see lots of beautiful Christmas cards from the rest of the Fairies :-)

I'm off to put those Christmas supplies away again...

Thanks for visiting,

Hugs,
Kat xx

8 comments:

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Kat :-) the image is adorable and the
sepia tones look fabulous ,,, absolutely stunning ! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly Challenge
luv
Lols x x x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Hi Kat, just realised I am not a follower, soon changed that. Your card is gorgeous, adore the sepia tones. Keep those supplies out and keep making. We have some great prizes every week at Winter Wonderland so do join in and play along with us. Hop over, I have a LOTV art pad giveaway.

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is stunning Kat. I love the sweet image, gorgeous soft colours and the papers are so beautiful too
hugs Sue xx

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Kat. The image and design look fab and i love the colour scheme.
Lorraine x

Sharon said...

Aww Kat, this is a gorgeous card. Love the sepia look. Such a gorgeous image and beautiful layout honey. hugs Sharon x

Kelly Lloyd said...

Love the tones on this card kat, gorgeous layout and image
Hugs Kelly

Donna Ellis said...

Waving HI, Kat!!!! :-) Such an adorable, beautiful, sweet, LOVELY Christmas card - I love everything about your card. The shading with the sepia tones is BEAUTIFULLY done. Love the layout you utilized, too. HAD to pin your card - it is so pretty. hugs, de {Creative Smiles}

Wishcraft said...

Oh I just LOVE this Kat! The sepia tones look fabulous and the image is so sweet. Lovely card :o) Hugs, Lisa x