Friday 15 July 2016

Christmas in July

Hello again. You might just get bored of me this week! It's time for another Fussy and Fancy Friday challenge. The theme is Christmas in July and it was chosen by the talented Norma.

This is what Norma had to say:

Hello!  It's Norma here and I'm delighted to be hosting this challenge for the next fortnight.  I've chosen the ever-popular 'Christmas in July' as our theme.  If you haven't started this year's Christmas-card collection already, now's a good time to start.  It will lighten the Christmas stress and rush!
I hope you will join us.  We look forward to seeing all your creations.  

We are being sponsored by Magnolia-licious this week so I decided to use a Tilda image. I coloured her in using promarkers. I could see her wearing a blue dress in my head so I went with it. 
I also wanted to give her a vintage look so I tried to age the white as much as I could with old paper.
I wanted the image to tie in with the backing papers as much as possible.

I die cut the image using a spellbinders die and inked the edges. This was matted onto a blue diecut.
I cut a shaped easel card with the grande scalloped circles from spellbinders and used kaisercraft papers.

I punched a strip of navy using a Martha Stewart punch and added a piece of ribbon to it.
I embellished with some further die cuts using a holly flourish and a swirl both by spellbinders.
The candy cane is a sizzix die by Tim Holtz.
I added some pearl swirls in the mix.
On the inside I cut a similar strip in navy, made a raffia bow and added a large brad with a greeting.
So I hope I have inspired you now and it would be fab to see you on the FFFC site, hugs Theresa xx.

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

Simon says stamp Monday challenge - flora or fauna (flora: holly)
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes


  1. This is a sweet image and I love all the embellishment and the pretty scalloped edge on this easel card Theresa. A fabulous card. x

  2. Such a cute image Theresa, with lovely embellishments. Have a great

    1. Thank you Jo. You know I struggle with these. Have a great weekend xxxx

  3. Hi Theresa! This is such a beautiful easel card! I just love the blues, cranberry and green together! And your embellishments are beautiful!
    It's always such a treat to see your work! Thank you for sharing your talent with us!
    Hugs, Sheryl

    1. Thanks for the visit and lovely comment, hugs xx

  4. A beautiful Christmas card. The image is adorable too! Marlies

  5. Oh she is so cute Theresa...beautiful card. Love everything about it. hugs, Pat K x

  6. What a treat to think about Christmas! It was almost in the triple digits in my neck of the woods today, so I quite enjoyed seeing candy canes and thinking about snow! You did such a good job on this card, too! The structure itself is really clever and very inspiring. It takes it to a whole new level! Thank you for sharing your talents with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog and for encouraging me to get going on my Christmas creations early!