Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Is it Christmas already?

Good morning friends,
So pleased that it is only a Christmas challenge and not the real thing, so if you are feeling a bit like Christmas, then head on over to The Outlawz colour challenge

The colour palette was chosen by Ina, with these gorgeous colours and the twist to add glitter.

The lovely prize this month is a $15 gift certificate for 7 Kids College Fund, sponsored by Three "R" Girls Scrap. So please come and join in the fun. It is a good time to get started on your cards, as Christmas will be here before you know it.

Here is what I came up with

Paper...Purple shimmer, matted with 'Merry Christmas' paper. It was a freebie in a magazine.
The stars were cut with a Marianne Design craftable in a green shimmer, then embossed and a gold for the star outline. The large star was cut from a Christmas paper bloc, and here I 'cheated' a little as the stars were all glittered, but it doesn't show up that well on the photo. Maybe I should have just added my own glitter.
Finished off with a star bead and gold thread. 
I think it will fit these challenges:
 Robin's Fetish challenge #169...Christmas in July
The Squirrel and the Fox #48...Use something spooled
2 Sister's challenge #153...Stars
Great Impressions...Anything goes
Cut it up challenge #23...Christmas in July
Brown Sugar challenge #51...Anything goes
A little bit Crafty...Die-ing for it
Kaboodle Doodles challenge #181...Anything goes
 Make it Monday...Anything goes
Have a great week everyone. I have just heard the news of the new Royal baby. Congratulations to the happy couple and I am sure there will be lots of celebrations in the UK.
Take care and see you soon,
Love, Ursula


Petra Swart said...

Hi, Ursula! Everybody seems to be doing this Christmas in July thing hey! It is so cold in George today I wish it was Christmas time with hot weather, already! Your card is beautiful - great colours and I love how you've kept is quite simple with the beautiful stars. Great!

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

So pretty! I love the non-traditional colors and the tiny star charm in the corner.

Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up Challenge for our Christmas in July challenge!


CubbyholeCraftz said...

love the fresh look to crimbo, thanks for joining us at Robyns Fetish challenge

Stamping With Bibiana said...

Hi ursula, lovely xmas card and unusual colors, well done

Monica Edwards said...

Great card I love all the stars you used. Thanks for joining us at Great impressions.

Wendy McCarthy said...

Great xmas card! I spotted it on MIM xx

Creative M said...

Very Beautiful...
Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
Have a wonderful day,
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Tracey Boley said...

Lovely Christmas card.

Stars are great.

Thank you for joining us at Brown Sugar.

Good luck

Tracey DT

Sheila said...

Beautiful card, thank you for joining in the my craft creations challenge. Good luck x

MagsB said...

A beautiful card, so elegant! I love the gold cord, it add just the right touch of Christmas bling! Thanks for joining in at The Squirrel and the Fox

love Mags B x

Michelle Looi said...

Beautiful work, Ursula
Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles

WendyP said...

Great card - thanks for joining us at Robyns Fetish challenge blog

Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

My entries are #3, #4, #98, #152, and #154.

I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and Me and Myself on the Dark… and become a follower.



craftyeyes said...

lovely card thanks for sharing with us at 2 sisters this week Tracy x

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous. I love the colours and fabulous design.
Thank you for taking part in A Little Bit Crafty Challenge this month.
Sue xx

Sparkly Engineer said...

Love these colors for a Christmas card.

Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT

Za ovinkom said...

Hi Ursula!
Love how you put different stars on card!
Thanks for sharing your gorgeous creation with us at The Paper Nest Dolls Die cuts Challenge!