Saturday 9 July 2011

Christmas in July

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I decided to make a crimbo card this week, using this fab 'Helping hand' image from Dustin Pike, coloured with promarkers.

The papers are by My Mind's Eye - 'complete boy' and I used 3 punches while making this card (4 if you include the circle punch for the Stamps Away sentiment)
The 3 punches were:
Xcut - Diamond
Xcut - Sparkler
All Night Media - snowflake
The xcut punches are fab, I will be getting more of their designs over time, they punch well and are easy to line up, the ANM punch however has always been very stiff to use with cardstock, I've tried punching through foil and greaseproof paper but it still sticks and won't do as it's told unless I use paper instead of cardstock (the cardstock used here is only 160gsm too) 
I had to get Hubby to punch out my snowflakes for me... brute force was needed.

I'm entering the following challenges with this card:
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Lollipop Crafts - anything goes
Bearly Mine Challenges - anything goes
One Stitch at a Time - use a digi
Sentimental Sundays - anything goes (plus a sentiment)
Digi's with Attitude - anything goes

yep, lots of anything goes challenges! ;)

Thanks for stopping by, don't forget to see what The Saturdays have made this week too,
have a wonderful weekend! xx


  1. Hey Inchy. This is a faberoony card and the sweet image really made me smile. Have a delish weekend Hun. xxx

  2. Oh what a gorgeous card, love it. Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxx

  3. That's a fab Dustin Pike imeg, well done for starting your Christmas Cards early. Lots of Christmas in July challenges around you can enter too.....

    Many thanks for joining in with our Use a Digi challenge over at OSAAT

    Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

  4. How cute is this!
    So glad you joined us this week at Sentimental Sundays!

  5. What a sweet card this is. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine this time. luv gina xx

  6. Awesome card!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Sentimental Sundays! Have fun and I look forward to seeing you again soon!
    Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

  7. Very cute! Great colors! Thank you so much for joining us at Sentimental Sundays. If you have not done so already, you may want to hop over to my blog, as I am hosting a no strings attached blog candy with several prizes to win. I apologize if I have already given you this invitation.

  8. Really cute and adorable card. Thanks for joining us over at BMC this week.
    Love n hugs

  9. Yessssss, loving a bit of Christmas in July!! What a super cute image it is too :o))