Saturday, 9 July 2011

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Christmas in July

This week at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge we're celebrating:

'Christmas is July'
Now, you may be thinking it's a little early...but the festive season has a habit of sneaking up on you!

Our sponsor for this challenge is:


and the prize is a $20 voucher to spend in their online store!

Now, I LOVE making Christmas cards...this is number 56 so far this year...so this wasn't really a 'challenge'. I used a stamp I bought in the sales after last Christmas called 'Joy-filled Stockings'...I stamped some images soon after, but this is the first time I've used it...shame on me! I coloured it using watercolour pencils to match the bright colours of the 'Colourful Christmas' papers by My Mind's Eye. I distressed the edges with my scissors, then added faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a white gel pen. The sentiment strip is form the same paper collection, and I used my trusty 'Ice Crystal' Cuttlebug die for the snowflake.


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge.

16 comments:

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous Helen
luv
Debby

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Helen.

Hugs Riet.xx

jenny said...

Stunning card Helen....love the stamp :) and the bright papers and design are fab!

Jenny xx

Carla aka scrappypug said...

How adorable! I love that image and you've colored it so perfectly! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges!

Carissa said...

Your card made me smile. Love the bright fun colours and the image is adorable. Hugs, Carissa

Kat said...

Fantastic card Helen. Love the bright colours.

Kat xx

Sandra said...

This is a gorgeous card Helen:) Sandra H

kath said...

gorgeous card helen...love those snuggly dudes.....enjoy the rest of your weekend...hugs kath xxx

Liz, said...

Brilliant card Helen, Liz x

Adelina said...

what a cute card! Thanks for playing along at CCC!

~ Ali ~ said...

Fabby card Helen, love it

Ali x

Whisper said...

Super bright papers and i so love that image too (fortunately i also have it), Luv Sam x

Linda said...

Hi Helen I love the bright vibrant colours you have used on this card love Linda

Lorraine A said...

aww ,, this is very cute Helen :-) I love this image and the papers and design are fab :-)
I am a bit busy at the mo' but would love to join in with this challenge ,, will try to make some time !! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
luv
Lols x x x

Lori said...

Those little stocking critters are darling! Such a cute card - so glad you linked up at Craft Us Crazy!

Michele said...

This is such a gorgeous card. I love the colours and the image also. Hugs Michele x