Friday, July 13, 2012

Christmas in July

This week at Card Crafter's Circle, our theme is Christmas in July. We are fortunate to have two sponsors this week (which means twice the prizes for our lucky randomly drawn winnter). First, we are welcoming back the wonderful  Happileigh Scrappin'. Leigh's delightful designs are perfect for any time of the year, but her wonderful Christmas designs are a pure delight. We are also welcoming a brand new designer sponsor, Stamp Art Design by Kathryne! I think you are going to very definitely want some of Kathryne's images in your collection, so do have a look.

For my DT card, I used a combination of images from both of our designers. My Hollybelle Bear image is from Kathryne (Stamp Art Design), and the small bells (around the circle) are from Leigh (Happily Scrappin').

I started with Kathryne's Hollybear image printed off on Cryogen card. I coloured it using my Copic markers. Because Hollybelle bear gave me a homespun feel after colouring him up, I chose craft card as my base and a simple craft and cranberry red patterned paper for my background. I simply added a strip of green which I wrapped with gold ribbon and bow. I cut a cranberry circle using my Spellbinder circle die on which to anchor Hollybear.

I then used the pre-coloured jingle bell image from the mini-Christmas collection by Happileigh Scrappin'. I printed off six bells and cut them all out. I then lightly shaped three of the bells using my flower tools stylis and rubber mat. I layered the slightly rounded bells on top of the second set of three that I'd cut, giving them a 3-D effect (cannot tell because I didn't take a side view photo for you -- hanging my head -- my bad). I finished off my little card with a sentiment I created on my computer which I matted atop cranberry and then craft papers.

We all look for Christmas cards that are quick to make, but have a definite wow factor. Time runs out during the holidays, but we still want to give our friends something special. I think this card meets those requirements. With Leigh's and Kathryne's images, you can create quick cards without sacrificing the WOW factor. Go over to the CCC blog ( and have a look at what the other DT members have done with these FAB images. Then, make your own Christmas in July card and enter this week's challenge!

I am going to enter this little card in the following challenges: - Christmas in July - Christmas in July - Christmas in Summer = Christmas in July - Christmas in July - Christmas in July


  1. This is so cute!! I love that image and your coloring is amazing!!!!

  2. Hi Jenee! Thanks for choosing Holly Belle. You've made a lovely Christmas card. I like the bells added to it and the cute sentiment! Very pretty!xx Kathy

  3. Very sweet card - great design and fabulous colours.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Stampavie this time.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  4. You know how much I'm enjoyin' this little got such a lovely rich, country look into this one....very me...haaaa!

  5. Your card is adorable =)Love the colors!
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs challenge this week and good luck with the draw!

  6. Hi Jenee,
    He has got to be the cutest bear with wings I've ever seen! Love how you used the bells to embellish your card, very ,very clever!!!
    Hugs Trish

  7. Cute image, lovely card, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week.

  8. Fab Christmas card. Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
    Sarah-Jane x

  9. your card is stunning and your coloring is just fantastic!
    thank you so much for your visit and sweet comment.

    hugs :)

  10. Gorgeous card, love the bells. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week.

  11. Very cute xmas card! Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts for our July challenge!

  12. Your card is lovely! Thanks for playng at LRW!

  13. Cute christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Divas By Design
    Kat xx

  14. This is such a little cute've colored him perfectly..and i think i once heard you say coloring animals wasn't something you did well..hrmph..crazy good is what it is!

  15. Beautiful creation, thanks for joining in our Christmas In July challenge this month at Ladybugs Craft Ink and I hope you will join us again soon.
    Hugs Laurie x

  16. This is soooo lovely, Thanks for joining the Ladybugs Christmas digi Release Challenge and blog hop, I'll keep my fingers crossed that you're lucky, Hope to see you next time, Julie.x