Saturday, 21 July 2012

Christmas In July

Hello folks, hope you're all having a lovely weekend with some sunshine as we've had here today. I'm here to share a card I made with the brand new Polka Doodles CD, Here Comes Christmas, which has had me well and truly glittered up lately as I've been making samples for Nikky.
This CD is just fabulous and I think the best of all the Christmas ones as it has a vintage feel to it and if you caught the show this morning, you might have caught sight of this card on the table at the front - it's my favourite of the creations I made and I hope you'll like it too (I actually didn't want to part with this one!)

I made a centre step card for this one, adjusting a template I found on the internet as I wanted to make it from an entire piece of A4 size card (if anyone would like the one I did please let me know and I'll send it to you as it's quite easy to make up)
I printed out the gorgeous snowman using the coloured image (largely because I coloured up the black and white digi and then had an accident with some double sided adhesive film which I thought was clear but turned out to be white - as I wanted to glitter the snowman I'm sure you can see why I was a bit annoyed here!!!) and added extra colour and some glitter. I die cut the image with a Papermania die and inked with Tumbled Glass and Crushed Olive Distress inks then added him to a mat of red glitter card cut to the size of the central panel.
I covered the rest of the card with one of the very pretty bright plaid papers and added some stitched ribbon to the bottom step.
I made some snowflake embellishments using white card - the large one is the Cuttlebug snowflake cut and emboss die and the small ones a punch. I inked them with Peeled Paint and Fired Brick Distress inks and embossed them with crystal glittery powder. I added jewels to the centre and finished off with 2 sentiment tickets which I coloured with a Promarker and distressed a little.

I'll have more to show you over the next week but for now, bye and see you later!
Fliss xx

Challenges for my card:
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days - Christmas in July
Delightful Challenges -  Christmas in July
Paper Play -  Christmas in July
Die Cuttin' Divas -  Christmas in July
Hooked On Crafts -  Christmas in July
Lollipop Crafts -  Christmas in July
There She Goes -  Christmas in July


Cheryl said...

oh hun this is one super cute snowman and just adore the layout and those tickets,hugs Cherylxxxx

Clare said...

Love this Fliss and just seen it on Create & Craft!!!. Love the glitter card background it looks so effective. Love those sentiment tickets and the distressing. You will have to make another one Fliss as we won get these card back will we!!!. Hugs Clare xxx

craftattack said...

Love this one, that snowman is so effective. I would like to know how to do it, if you would be so kind to let me know! Hugs, Valerie

Céline said...

really cute, love the design
thanks for playing with us at Paperplay this week

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Love this! Polka Doodles does Christmas so well!

Daniele said...

super fabbie card Fliss, all of the samples were gorgeous
Love the size of the stepper card, perfect for larger images

Meggymay said...

Fabulous card Fliss, I saw it on C.and C.

Buttons said...

Ooooh Fliss, this was one of my favs today - should have known it was yours! Love the choice of colours. Hugs, Buttons x

Happy Days said...

Gorgeous. I love the papers with that image. I'm now going to be playing guess who's is who's when I watch the shows!

Claire x

Sonia said...

Gorgeous creation! Great JOB!~
Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts. Good Luck!~
-Sony LC-DT

Jacqueline said...

No wonder you didn't want to part with him - he's gorgeous - Jacqueline xx

Creative M said...

What a wonderful card!
Thannks for joining us at DCD this week.
Creative M

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a lovely card.

Gerda said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

Chris said...

What a cute card! I love the snowflakes and ticket elements. They gave great balance. Thanks for playing along at Hooked on Craft!