Friday, 9 July 2010

Christmas in July

Welcome everyone to a scorcher of a day. I have just sat outside to have some lunch and the sun is very intense. If I go out again I must remember to put some sun screen on.

I didn't think I would be able to think about Christmas at this time of the year but I was looking at Linda's blog - A crafting journey and was inspired to make something completely different again, but in her TH style. I loved her little hanging she posted on Monday and decided I really fancied doing some 'grunge'.

Alot of my Christmas bits and pieces are in the loft, and I think I will have to get them out, but here is what I had fun making with what I have in my supplies.



The stamps are TH Letter to Santa collection and the text is from Serendipity Stamps. I used antique linen, fired brick, peeled paint and vintage photo DIs. The tree is a die cut from Lisa Bearnson and I popped out the circles, glittered them and stuck them back in. The tree was coloured using the peeled paint and then I embossed it with clear embossing powder. I used green and red stickles for the holly and berries round Santa's hat and added the ribbons at the bottom. Thanks Linda for the inspiration.

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Luv B xoxox

Challenges I would like to enter
Crafty Cardmakers - Inky Fingers
Creative Card Crew - Die-cuts
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - Christmas in July
Creative Cottage - No cards allowed
Corrosive Challenge - Christmas Time
One Stop Craft - Distressing
Meljen's Designs - Circles
One powerful hour - Stamp It
Fussy and Fancy - Christmas in July

24 comments:

Cath Wilson said...

Ooh, lovely. Can't imagine even considering the C word yet, though!! You've done a great job and those inky colours are great. Thanks for joining Craft Cardmakers this week.

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW Its lovely, Mmm I love noseying over at Lindas Blog too its stunning.
Its pouring rain here today so not a nice day, Good for craft though!!! Love Hazelxoxo

Netty said...

Shock Horror Christmas Cards already....cripes....
This is fab Brenda I love all the different textures. Annette x

Carrie said...

ohh I love the vintage feel...fab card

Thanks for playing at one stop xx

peggy gatto said...

Great design!!!
I love looking around your creative place!!!

Liz said...

LOVELY BREANDA YOUR SO CREATIVE


Liz xx

Tracy said...

this is gorgeous, love the design. thanks for joining this weeks Creative Cottage Challenge, Tracy x

chris said...

Brenda, this is so so gorgeous, love how you have used your distress inks,it all blends in so well together.truly perfect.
have a great weekend love chris xx

Juanita said...

Hi Brenda your card is gorgeous, love the santa and all the techniques you used here. Thanks for playing along with us at Fussy and Fancy.

FYI, I added the inlinkz to the F&F post and will be linking your card in there for you.

Keepsake's Crafts said...

I start my Christmas sh-tuff in August...but now you got me thinking...
Gorgeous work!

gina g said...

Gorgeous card, i cant start mine while its so hot though. Thanks for joining us at the OSCC this week. luv gina xx

Cheryl said...

oh love this hun you are really creative,hugs cheryl xxxx

Joanne Leddy said...

LOVE the Santa ... he's so vintage! Wonderful project - thanks for sharing!

merniebug said...

Wow I love all the Christmas I'm seeing this week and this is such a delightful card. Great job with the circles. Thanks for joining us at Meljen's for this weeks challenge.

Amy said...

such cute vintage..adore the santa stamp..sweet ribbons and tree!

Gemma said...

what a gorgeous creation, I love the vintage feel it has :) xx

Jack said...

Love your card, good for you getting ahead start on your Christmas preparations.
Thanks for joining us at Cafty cardmakers this week. xx

Emma and Susan said...

Stunning card, great background paper!!
Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy this time
Love Susan
xxx

Makiko Jones said...

This is fantastic! I love the vintage Santa image! The sparkly details are wonderful!!
Thank you for playing along the FTTC with us.

Cheryl said...

Ooh I love the vintage feel! Great details.


Thank you for joining us for the Meljen’s Designs “Circles Galore” challenge. Good luck!

Cheryl
http://shestamps.blogspot.com/

Rebekah said...

How gorgeously vintage Brande its fabulous! Thanks for joining us at the creative cottage challenge hugs Rebekah x

Sprytebyrd said...

Love the circles on the Christmas tree!
Thanks so much for joining us in our Circles Galore challenge at Meljen's Designs this week! Good luck!
Dee (Spryte)♥

Linda Elbourne said...

Love this Brenda ... the bestest thing is that you have taken an idea and made it into something that is entirely your own ... I am chuffed ... feel like a proud parent :0)

Georgie Hughes said...

Wow Brenda, Gorgeous Christmas card, I am loving Santa in fact I have a stamp very similar to this in my stash somewhere, when it is inked up it gives a shadowed effect. Anyway I digress, I love the way you have created the Christmas tree with baubles effect, very clever.
GeorgieX