Time for a new Snippets challenge HERE - the theme is 'Christmas in July' - and to enter you must make something that adheres to the Christmas theme and also uses one or more identified snippets. We have two consecutive challenges with the 'Christmas in July' theme - and also two bumper Christmas goodies prizes, one per challenge, to be won in plenty of time for your Christmas crafting!
Here's my Christmas snippets card:
- a mini slimline white card blank, measuring 6.25" x 3.25 - tent style
- then covered the front of the card using a piece of beige (not as lilac as it flippin' looks in the photo) toned paper from a Whimsy Stamps slim line paper pack called 'Champagne'. That had been die cut using the biggest die from Lawn Fawn's stitched border 'Large Mini Slimline Stackables' set of dies
- the outline for the parcels 'line-up' was die cut using a snippet of 'Tonic Gold' mirror card and the Simon Says Stamp die called 'Brilliant Gifts'. This is yet another goodie first spotted in the Playground here. Probably over at Lynne R's blog as I dutifully fall in love with all of her new stuff!
- at the same time I die cut the sentiment using more little snippets of 'Inca Gold mirror card (every scrap is always too precious to throw away) - using a Tonic Studios 'Mini Moments Merry Christmas' die
- then glued the 'line of die cut parcels outline' onto the card front using a fine glue pen. Man, that was tricky-woo!
- next I used a piece of 'shades of gold colour' designer paper, chosen from Lawn Fawn's 'Watercolor Wishes' petite paper pack for the main portions of the parcels. Used the paper running 'down' the shades rather than across as they suggest - to create an ombre effect across the little line up and making life easier than lots of mixed colours - for this first play
- and, 'one piece at a time', carefully glued each empty space in the parcel line-up and added its matching 'shades of gold' Lawn Fawn paper insert
- finally, added the die cut sentiment to the top right hand corner
- and, of course I made two cards exactly the same!
The slim line pack of paper is absolutely gorgeous - very reminiscent of the Whimsy 'Blurry Flurries' 6 x 6 paper pad, which I also adore
This card is for Darnell's NBUS Challenge #40 over HERE.
Pupdate: It's been a bit of a time for Dudley lately, bath, home clip and scissor trim, claws clipped and his monthly application of Advocate anti-flea meds. Add him being sick on a car journey and he's been through the mill! Poor little scrap. It's certainly not left him much time to get into mischief!
Sweet snippets card Di! Love the gorgeous background with your pretty prezzies all line up. Great way to use up snippets. Looking forward to hearing what your "Christmas-inspired" refreshing summer cocktail is ... and what Sarn comes up with. :) xxReplyDelete
Gorgeous card & you know I love Christmas! Will come up with an entry for sure! Poor Dudley! Hope he has a better week!ReplyDelete
Love love love this Christmas card Di. Great paper and fab festive dies.ReplyDelete
Poor Dudley- hope he has a better week next week.
Off to think about cocktails now!!!! Xxx
Fabulous card Di, love the paper and the die cut parcels, looks very glam. Hope Dudleys back on form soon :) xxxReplyDelete
What a beautiful card Di - love that parcel die cut. Poor Dudley...ReplyDelete
A lot of gifts under the christmastree....Great card Di! Wishing all the best to Dudley..ReplyDelete
What a super card - such patience to pop all those little bits into the parcel line-up and beautifully done. Love the subtle background paper tooReplyDelete
Di your card is beautiful and that edge die is effective love the layout and the background so beautifully put together ....love the theme for this months challenge what a great idea enjoy your day xxReplyDelete
Fabulous card, Di. I love the gifts die cut and the way you’ve inlaid the pieces. I don’t think Simon Says Stamp products are sold in the UK, otherwise I’d be sitting on my hands here! xxReplyDelete
Hi Liz. Sadly SSS don't sell their stuff in any UK outlets, or any where other than their own website I think. You're most welcome to borrow the die to make a few of your own cards - just drop me an email to my own account and I'll pop it in the post. xxDelete
Gorgeous card for the Christmas in July themed challenge! The shining parcels and the beautiful background look fabulous! Poor Dudley such a bad week he had! Make him some cuddles from me!ReplyDelete
That's a beautiful card, Di! Love the papers you've used and the die cuts. I'll definitely be playing in this Snippets challenge as I need to get more Christmas cards made.ReplyDelete
A gorgeous card Di, the shades of gold make it very opulent. Poor Dudley, hope he's feeling better after his car sickness. Our Bumble HATES riding in the car, he cries and scratches, yet his Brother Bowie LOVES a car ride in equal measure. It makes trips very difficult!! xReplyDelete
Such an elegant row of gifts, Di! Love all that shine and the mini slimline size! So nice to see this in the NBUS gallery!ReplyDelete
Oh, this is such an elegant and gorgeous card Di, but I broke out in a rash just thinking about gluing those fine lines down without getting blobs of glue on the backing paper. You deserve a medal for that! The slimline design gives it a very contemporary look, along with that lovely background and the shiny gold.ReplyDelete
Poor little Dudley. I wonder if his flea medication upset his tummy a bit and added to his bout of car sickness? I almost wish he had gotten up to a teeny bit of naughtiness, if it meant his not getting sick. Give him a big hug and cuddle from me!
The car travel was a few days before the flea prevention treatment. Good thought though Karen! xDelete
Beautiful card Di and yes I did use this die for the Grand Christmas draw last year. I'm pleased you liked it enough to buy one. Poor Dudley seems to have gone through it a bit just lately. One of our boys has had grass seed in ear problems and a trip to the vets, but luckily they love being in the car xReplyDelete
Just love this, that die is so lovely too. Sorry to hear Dudley was sick.ReplyDelete
This is such a beautiful Christmas card Di and I love the background paper and the ones you have filled in the parcels with. Sorry to be late to the party but have been away on holiday for nearly three weeks so catching up. Sorry also to hear Dudley had some car sickness. Hopefully this was down to a slight bug or something and won't be a regular thing when in the car. xReplyDelete