Friday, 22 July 2011

Polka Doodles Challenge - Christmas in July

Hello everyone, it's a sunny day again at last but I'm not feeling sunny myself - I'm feeling very sorry for myself as I have a streaming cold. As I don't get them very often, I always forget how grotty they make you feel. As it appeared very suddenly, I'm hoping it won't last long.
This week's challenge over at Polka Doodles is Christmas in July, although it was actually Christmas In June for most of the DT as we were making samples for Nikky a few weeks back for the new CDs. My inspiration for this challenge is one of my samples and is a favourite of mine.

All of the elements on my card are from the new Magical Winter CD set which I really love for the gorgeous kraft and gingham papers. If you're interested in seeing what else is on the CD set, if you click on the Polka Doodles stash button on my side bar and then look in the gallery, there are masses of samples we've all made which give some idea of the amazing amount of stuff on the CDs.
I've used one of the cute snowman toppers and have combined this with gingham and spotty papers, inking edges and adding faux stitching. The stitched blue heart is from the CD and I made the others using some of the papers and my own templates, adding more stitching to the gingham one. I finished off with some twisted raffia to add texture.

You have until 12 noon on Sunday 31 July to enter and good luck!

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
Delightful Challenges - Christmas In July
Digistamps 4 Joy - Christmas
Crazy Challenge - Christmas in July

Thanks for looking, I'm off for a hot lemon now.
Fliss xx


Fiona said...

Love this patchwork effect card Fliss, very shaker/naive style. The raffia is a perfect finishing touch.

Netty said...

Loving your bright and cheery card Fliss. Hope you feel better soon. Annette x

craftattack said...

Great card, it's almost cold enough here to be thinking of Christmas - yesterday we had hailstones, too! Hope you soon feel better! Hugs, Valerie

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just gorgeous hun, love all the different colours & the raffia finishes it of perfectly!
Hope your feeling better soon xx

Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Irene said...

Brilliant Christmas card Fliss,your right the papers are gorgeous and your little snowman has such a cheeky grin, I love him. Sorry you are feeling poorly, hope you have a good weekend anyway.
Irene x

Jacqueline said...

Lovely Christmas card Fliss although - hope you feel better soon - Jacqueline xx.

Dominique said...

Your card is so cute - lovely hearts you used! Hope you feel better soon! Thank you for playing along with us this week at the Crazy Challenge - Good luck, Dominique

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is just gorgeous oh ,your detail is always first class hun just love it,hope you feel better soon hun take care hugs cheryl xxxxxx

juelmarie said...

Love the hearts! Great job - love the card! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges

Crafty Hugs
Juelmarie DT

Claire Phillips said...

Really love this Fliss - such a great mix - it's a brill cd. So glad to be getting back to normality! Cheers Claire x

Brenda Brown said...

Gorgeous card and style Fliss, the colours are fab and just love that little banner.
Hope you are feeling a bit better today.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Charlene said...

Fabulous the country Christmas feel of it. Those pp's are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4Joy Christmas in July ~ Charlene DS4J DT

Vicki said...

Great card Fliss, I think this was one of the samples shown on Create and Craft on Sunday. Great CD's.

Vicki x