Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Whiff of Joy: Christmas in August!

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I've just finished my very first (ever!) Christmas card - WOO-HOO!! I only own 1 Chrissy stamp - 'Herb with Teacup' - so I decided to join in with this week's Whiff of Joy Challenge 44 which is a really great sketch by Rach.

I coloured Herb with my trusty Whispers pens (I still find these quicker and more comfortable to work with than the Copics I own!), but had to mix several colours on an acrylic block to achieve the dark red colour, which I then applied with the blender pen (I get through the blender pens quite quickly, so I bought 5 packs when I last ordered them, LOL!!)

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I used my brand new Imaginisce Polar Expressions 12x12 double-sided DPs - one side of each sheet has glitter detail - and chose 'Fun Drops' because it had some cups of hot choc and the sentiment already added, and 'Frosted Forest' so that it looks like Herb is in a pine forest!

Click to enlarge imageI have a large bottle of crystal glitter gel that my daughter used to use for crafting when she was a bit younger, so I used the gel and a paintbrush to glitter-up the red cardstock , the 'falling' red/green/blue snowflakes (tiny Prima flowers, as I don't have a snowflake punch) and most of the raised snowflakes of the white background (white card run through the Cuttlebug embossing folder).

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I'm going to enter this card into the following challenges:

1. Whiff of Joy: Challenge 44 - Rach's sketch

2. Simon Stays Stamp: Christmas in August

Thanks for looking folks!
.....only 9 more days until hubby starts back at school and 13 more days until daughter goes back....sniff sniff!

Hugs, Sem xx

Imaginisce Polar Expressions 12x12 double-sided DP : Core'dinations cardstock 'Poinsettia' : Cuttlebug Embossing Folder 'Snowflakes' : WOJ Herb with Teacup stamp : Whispers Pens : MSBP Arch Lattice : Prima 'Sweet n Sassy' flowers : Gems, 3D foam and ribbon from stash


  1. I like this card!Beautiful the colours, the image and the papers!

    Thanks for joining the Simon Says Challenge!:)

    Tímea and DT

  2. Wonderful card Sem. Love the colours and all the fabby sparkles you've used! Congrats on your greetings farm debut!
    Hugs, Vicky ~x~

  3. Its so gorgeous love all the sparkle!! Those stamps are gorgeous, papers look fab, you have made another beautiful card!!
    hugs Angela x

  4. Wonderful colouring and a lovely cheery card

  5. Beautiful card! I really love the image and composition!! Looks great:)

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!


  6. Gorgeous card ! I love this image,,, very cute :-) I love the papers and embossing ,,, everything is just fab !! Lovely :-)

    Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-) and with your first ever Christmas card !! :-)

    Lols x x
    p.s I have a christmas HM blog candy if you would like to enter ,,, :-)

  7. This is just a darling Christmas card! I was super excited that Marie picked your card for Monday! :)

  8. Sem, I love, love, love this card! So bright and cheerful! great colors!


  9. This card is beautiful! I love the bright colors you used!

  10. Gorgeous card Sem, love the image and the pretty sparkles. If this is your first christmas card then i cant wait to see more its fantastic.
    Love n hugs
    Vikki xx


Thank you so very much for taking the time to pop by and for leaving me a comment! I hope you have a wonderful day! Hugs, Sem x