Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Belli Challenge - Christmas in July

Good day everyone,

I just love it when challenges use Christmas in July as their theme.  It gets me started on my Christmas cards last minute cards this year....I'm going to be prepared...."grin".  

  At the Creative Belli Challenge that's exactly what the theme is this time

Christmas in July

Remember you must use some of your old or forgotten stuff.   I coloured the ADFD digi called Christmas Presents and used scraps of paper from the past few years, together with some baubles I bought at Michaels on clearance last January.  The gray is Basic Gray from SU as well as the matching ribbon. I must admit, I have almost a full package of this paper....time to start using it!

I kept my card pretty CAS.  The gorgeous frame is SB floral ovals and the image was cut using the first die in the Grand Nestabalities, ovals set. The card looks much better in RL...sorry but the colours are distored in the photo...the background was sponged with TH Antique linen.

I will be entering in the following challenges: 

There She Goes #165 - Christmas in July
Totally Stampalicious - Christmas in July
Lollipop Crafts #84 - Christmas in July
Hooked on Crafts Challenge #22  - Christmas in July
Dream Valley Challenge #36 - Anything but square

Take care and thanks for taking the time to visit.  Hugs, Pat K.


sue - bearhouse said...

Stunning card Pat, the image is gorgeous and I love the colours and the pretty frame around the image


Skye said...

Lovely Christmas card. A very sweet image. I do like the combination of red and grey. The red adds a lovely warmth to the card

Doreen said...

Oh this is just gorgeous Pat,love the fab

Pat said...

Lovely elegant card Pat, such a gorgeous image and beautifully coloured.

Pat xx

Star said...

Oh Pat I love this cards simple design and layout. Nothing detracts from the perfectly coloured image. It's Stunning.
Eileen x

Nicecrane Designs said...

Wowww,Pat love your floral oval and your colorization.Thanks for your comments at Lisa blog about my Child Garden of Verses picts. So you can choose one of the 8 different on the collection and ask me your and favorite for free.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card, I like the image, Thanks for joining in with us at Hooked on Craft this month, Goon luck.
Kevin xx

Lisa Lynn said...

This is gorgeous! Love your vintage image and you colored it so beautifully.

Rach83 said...

Delightful card, Pat. Your colouring is just amazing. I love how you've accented with the ribbon and that die cut is so stunning.

Rachel x

Alyce said...

Love this Pat! The colouring on her dress is just stunning...beautiful colours! :)

Caz said...

Really pretty card Pat, with a great Victoriana feel to it.
Caz x

Evelina Wikberg said...

Gorgeous vintage style card.Thanks for joining us over at Dream Valley challenges. Hugs Eva xx

Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to come visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS! My entries are: #89, #90, #91, #151, #154, #155, #173, #254 and #255.
I would love to have you visit my blog!

Joey said...

Pat this is beautiful, stunning colourwork, saw you over on MIM, thought I would come over and say Hi. Joey xx

Karen said...

I saw this on the Make it Monday blog and had to come over and have a good look at it. It's gorgeous, beautifully coloured. It looks very beautiful here so I imagine it is even better IRL hugs Karen x

Karen H said...

Pat, this is absolutely gorgeous! (As is your newest post!) I love the shades of pink for her stunning dress. I'm so pleased to have crossed paths on MIM and am happy to be your newest follower. :o)

Hugs and blessings!

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a gorgeous card. Love the beautiful layout and great coloring on the cute image. The ribbon and frmae are such fantastic accents. Thank you so much for joining us at Make It Monday this week... :)

Jane said...

Hi Pat thanks for visiting me via MIM. You make the most beautiful cards..I love the one in the post above too. We are finally getting some summer where here in the south of England. Lovely to meet you,
Jane x

joy said...

Absolutely beautiful coloring! Her dress looks like velvet!