Tuesday, July 6, 2010

MMSC#61 Santa and Rudolph

Christmas you say!!! Why yes! When I had my own craft business, July used to be the month that we started our Christmas in July shows. So it is Christmas in July at my blog. Besides Christmas Cards are one of my "Favorite Things"! Today's card was made from our sponsor's image from Doodle Palace called Santa with Rudolph. Aren't they cute!

I tried something new this week to me. I colored this digi image with my computer software. It was a new experience and I really enjoyed it. I hope to do it again sometime. I cut and layered all my images. I glittered some of the white and used crystal effects on the rest of the image.

The paper is from my Christmas stash, the snowflakes are left overs from last year from K and Company. I used the following Martha Stewart punches:
PATP - Rain Drop
Deep edge lace
I also used the Snowflake die from Spellfinders, icicles stickles, pearls, ribbon, and the Jingle Bells are from the button findings at Micheal's I had left over from last year. Thank you so much for visiting me today. Remember it is never too early to start on your Christmas cards.

Challenges Entered
The Corrosive Challenge - Christmas Time
Craft Angels - Circles and Squares
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Christmas in July
Lexi's Creations - Layers...3D Decoupage etc
One Stitch At A Time - Ribbons, Lace, and Bows
PaperPlay Challenge - Card for a Child or Teenager
Pile it On - My Favorite Things (Christmas Cards)
The Pink Elephant - 3 layers, 2 Die Cuts, Ribbon


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Gorgeous Christmas card inside and out Carol!! So cheery and full of detail!! Stunning coloring and design!

ML Design Works said...

Carol this is just an adorable card! Your coloring turned out so nicely, and the punches you used really make the card. I love the colors and the inside is precious! The recipient of your card will be proud to have it. Thank you for joining us this week in the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge, and I hope to see you back again next time! Lisa :-)

Denise @ kc242 said...

Carol, your set is stunning. I especially love the way that you used your punches. Wow such a treat to come here and see your beautiful creations!

Liz said...

Wow Hunni love just love that punched lace! Beautiful cards Thank you for playing with us over at OSAAT challenges your well ahead for crimbo!

Please pop back on Sunday see the winner and new Challenge

Liz x

Carol Ann said...

Very pretty Christmas Card with lots of interest love that lacy punched paper. Thanks for playing along at One Stitch at a time.
Carol Ann xx

pam124 said...

Carol, you know how I feel about this card from my comments on the SCS site!! It's absolutely pure PERFECTION!!! It's Santa-astic!! Your details astound me and the computer coloring looks great. And look at the inside and matching envie!! WOW, this is one fine work of art!!


Anna said...

Such sweet cards! Thanks for joining us at Pile It On.

Priscilla said...

Hi Carol, your card this week is so festive :)Along with your adorable image, my favorite part of your card is the jingle bells and the many layers you have used along with your matching envelope. All just perfect together. Thank you for bringing your talent once again to the Midnight Madness sketches.
Priscilla :)

Rebekah said...

This is so cute, so bright and festive! thanks for joining us at OSAAT this wk hugs Rebekah xx

Gemma said...

fab cheerful christmas card! Thanks for joining in with us at OSAAT this week!
Gemma :)

lalkygirl said...

stunning card,both inside and out,love all the punched edging and all your details are perfect.thanks for joining us at lexis and good luck in the challenges
lalkygirl x

Alicia said...

Wow! These cards are amazing! So much detail! Love the colours and Dps you have used...they look great! Thanks for joining in with PaperPlay Challenges this week and good luck!
Alicia xx

Colleen Dietrich said...

Ho ho ho! Yes, I see you have Christmas in July too! What an adorable card; someone would be thrilled to display this one on their mantel (or table, if, like me, you have no fireplace!).

A.J. said...

Very Christmassy! I love how you've decorated the inside too.

Thanks for playing along with us at OSAAT!


Whimcees said...

Hello again!

When I had my shop I remember the chaos that began in July for Christmas buying! You are right, I should be thinking of my Christmas cards - but every day lately I get more behinder! :<)

I love your card. I just am always in awe at the 'completeness' of your cards! Is that a word? :<) You think of everything!

Wishing you a great day today!

Barbara Diane

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Carol, super cute.
Thanks for joining us at Paper Play
hugs Mandy xx

Juanita said...

Beautiful card, love all the layers and snowflakes. Thanks for playing along with us at Fussy and Fancy.

Jacki Randolph said...

Both of these are stunning! Beautiful colors and papers! Thanks for playing along with us at Fussy & Fancy!

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Hi Carol!
You cought me a bit of guard there with this fab christmascard. I am not in the christmasmood at all so I did a little jump in my chair *LOL*
But I think this card might just be able to put me in a christmasmood even in July ;o) It looks great. I love how you put so much work in to also decorate the inside. Your cards are a gift in themselvs!
What software did you use for the coloring?


Darsie Bruno said...

wow, Carol, this one is over the top! Certainly gets me in the mood for Christmas card making! Fantastic job!
Hugs, Darsie

stitchy said...

Great to start Christmas early..adorable card - thank you so much for sharing with us at OSAAT - hope to see you again - good luck

stitchy xoxox

Chelsea said...

What a cute little image. Great job! Thanks for joining the Fussy and Fancy girls on this challenge!

Emma and Susan said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy this time!!!
Love Susan

Primitive Paper said...

Well we have had three days this week in the triple digits here with our weather. This card is just perfect to remind me that there is an end in sight to the heat wave. Love your clean lines and DP.

Scrappy said...

WOW! These are amazing! Fabulous layouts and those embellies are perfect! Thanks so much for joining us at OSAAT and PIO!Hope to see you for our next challenges!

Krista said...

What a gorgeous card! It makes me want to get into the Christmas mode!!! Love it! Thanks for playing along this week at TPE!

Sue said...

Hi Carol, I love Christmas any month of the year, and I love your card. Wow what an explosion of color, and texture. Love the lace borders and all that red and green has pushed me over the edge, gotta get a Christmas stamp out and make a card!! Thanks for the inspiration, your card is beautiful.


tbk100601 said...

Hi Carol!! you definately have amazing talent!! What an absolutely adorable card!! I love all the details and colors!! Super job on this weeks challenge!!