This is SO me!

This is SO me!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Christmas in July??

You betcha! I saw a Christmas Card Sketch Challenge on Sparkle's blog here and had to try it! I bought this Impression Obsession stamp at my LSS Create IT Crafts a while back (isn't he just too cute?!) and thought I'd ink him up. The sketch is quick- the hardest thing was deciding on which papers to use!!! I'm not quite sure these colors work- I was pulling colors out of the DP. What do you think? Defintitely NOT your typical Christmas colors!
I used Bashful Blue for the card base which is 5-1/2 x 5-1/2". The DP is unknown. I received it as part of a shoebox swap door prize that I attended. It has the words to O, Christmas Tree on it. I also used SU Barely Banana and Basic Black. I ran the Barely Banana panel through my Cuttlebug using the Dotted Swiss embossing folder. The image is stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto GP110 white CS and is colored with Copics. I then sponged around the edges of the image using Old Olive. The pink panel is from a retired SU DSP pack. The large black brads are from Michael's. One Christmas card down...and how many to go???

This next card is made using a My Sentiments Exactly stamp set that I received as a gift. It has this rose, a couple of butterflies, several sentiments and a couple other flowers. The card base is SU's Riding Hood Red. I also used SU Basic Black, and Bella Rosa DSP. The white panel is GP110 and the image is stamped using Riding Hood Red and the sentiment is stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The black organdy ribbon is from Michael's. I'm on vacation this week (DH will be working!) so I hope to be in my hide-away a LOT this week! :) Check back often to see what I'm up to!

23 comments:

  1. Love the Christmas card, this is so adorable. I will be watching. :)

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  2. Love the Christmas card! Such a cute image! Your flower card is beautiful!

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  3. Hi Mary! These are gorgeous cards, I love the cute little image for the Christmas card at the top!! And love the flower image, very elegant. TFS :-)

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  4. Your Christmas card turned out cute, and the colors are fun, sometimes it's nice to play with colors that are non-tracitional.

    Cheers,
    Shanna

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  5. Mary, your holiday card is super cute! I love the colors you used. :)

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  6. What gorgeous cards! I love that cute mouse! Thanks for playing with us!

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  7. I really like the colors you used on the Christmas card, it's nice to see non-traditional
    colors! That little mouse is so cute too! The rose card is beautiful, I love black and red together!

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  8. That mouse is too cute!! Lovely papers too!

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  9. Love this delightful Christmas mouse!! What a fabulous holiday card!!

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  10. great cards.. love the rose one... beautiful!

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  11. This is a great card and love the layout Mary! tfs!!!

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  12. hi mary...BOTH of these cards are wonderful...
    TFS!

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  13. Both cards are so pretty! Love the mouse - he's so adorable!

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  14. Enjoy your vacation! Very interesting take on a Christmas card, I love the nontraditional colors. We are having a Christmas in July celebration in a couple of weeks and I may try to do some nontraditional stuff too. TFS!

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  15. How sweet! what a great image! love your coloring and use of colors..great job TFS!
    Mandy

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  16. Oh Mary, this is sooo cute. I love it.

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  17. Both cards are divine! Your Christmas card has me thinking to look through my stamps and get going on making some. Your rose card is stunning!

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  18. That little mouse on the first card could not be cuter. Love the dimension you added with the embossing folder!

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  19. Great cards! Love those xmas colors :)

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  20. That little mouse is so cute!! What a great stamp! And I love the non-traditional colors!

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  21. great cards.

    M.E. aka CMCMaryD@SCS

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