Thursday, July 10, 2008

Christmas in July

Hi everyone - I'm back from vacation and back to work - did I really have any time off ???? LOL! I'm ready for another vacation.......

I made this card for two challenges - the Ways to Use it challenge over on Split Coast - to use a mini element on your card (I used mini blue brads - and sort of a mini bird!) and for the Double Dare Challenge I do with a group of SCS friends - Charlene (LilLuvsStampin) was our hostess this week - and her instructions were to make a Christmas themed card - using Brocade Blue and Julee's MoJoSketch challenge seen here. You can see the other Double Dare Challenge cards here - we have until next Monday to post them.

I didn't have brocade blue so I used a Bazzil blue card stock that I had that's hopefully close? I punched the edge with a Martha Stewart lacy snowflake punch. The chubby bird and sentiment are by Amuse - new releases I purchased at an A-muse-a-palooza event at The Paper Tree in Manchester, NH where I attended a workshop run by Jenn Shurkus this past Tuesday.

I added Stickles to his hat and scarf to give him a little wintery shimmer!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Amuse: chubby bird, Christmas Wishes
Paper: White: PTI, Blue Bazzill, Basic Black: SU
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine
Accessories: foam dimensionals, mini brads, Martha Stewart Snowflake lacy edge punch, crystal ice stickles, Prismacolor Markers: Sunburst Yellow, Brittany Blue, Black, Cocoa Bean

10 comments:

LeAnne said...

Very cute, I think he is a mini bird!!
LeAnne

Deb said...

This is adorable!!

Becky Carafa said...

Very cute!!! Love that little guy and the row of brads is the perfect touch!

peanutbee said...

Super cute card! ...and I'm always ready for vacation after a vacation, LOL!

dpkennedy said...

Simply adorable! Love that cute little penguin!
Who doesn't need a vacation after a vacation?! I know I always do...

Denise Clark said...

This card is elegantly simple. Love it!!!!

Denise

Anne (Itsapassion) said...

Oh he's even cuter close up!! And he's sparkling! Great card Julia!!

wendyp said...

oh, how cute! That little bird is just adorable! Love the shimmer!

Carol Dunstan said...

love the colours, beautifully constructed card

Kathyc on SCS said...

I just love this! He is so cute and the colors are great; Wasn't that class fun??!! I'm thinking my Christams cards will all be A-Muse judging by all the stuff I bought! LOL