Saturday, 24 July 2010

Christmas in July


Penny Black Saturday Challenge

Without more ado it's time for this week challenge and to get you in the mood

cue music maestro.....Jingle Bells....Jingle Bells....yes.....


we know you are all thinking it's still summer...not according to the recent weather we've been having but's never too early to make a start on the Christmas Card List so a great chance to get some inspiration for this year's cards

and it's entirely up to you what you create....the only limit is your own imagination.....a card...altered art...layout...notebook etc...the only RULE being that you use at lease ONE PENNY BLACK IMAGE...LARGE SENTIMENT OR STICKEROO


Morning Peeps, I have woken up full of the joys of Summer and am looking forward to a trip to Oyster Crafts at Rochester later this morning thanks to my dear friend Lin.  It does seem mad making Christmas cards in July but I have been using Christmas images for the last month now  with the release of the Lili of the Valley Christmas Collection earlier this month.

I have used Copics to colour these cute mice, with Twinklets from Crafts U Love added around the bottom.  The Paper is from last years Christmas stash collection but luckily this piece had the name of it on the bottom it is from Basic Grey Fruit Cake collection, it looks as if the circles on the paper are shining bright  and I thought  it matched the meeces lantern. The ribbon is from stash and the Poinsettias are from Wild Orchid Crafts I took the large white one apart and added Twinklets to both layers then glued the back together again, the red one has Stardust Stickles around the edge (not sure if I like this), the Flat Back Pearls are also from Wild Orchid Crafts.


Yesterday I posted the a card on the Lili of the Valleys Ideas to Inspire blog but didn’t give any information on what was used on it so here goes:


It wasn’t until we went to Do0ncaster that I realised that the Dt hadn’t made a card with this fabulous Lili of the Valley Father Christmas Image, so I thought I had better get back and get one done.  He has been coloured with Copics and lots of Glamour Dust has been added to his fur.  The paper is by Craft Creations and as I bought it last year I am not sure where I got it from .  A Martha Stewart Ribbon Punch has been used on the plain red layer.  The Cherry Blossom has been sprayed with Pearl Glimmer Mist and Stardust Stickles have been added around the edges of the petals.


Have a great weekend everyone

Hugs Jacqui xxxx


Marley said...

Wow beautiful cards Jacqui!! Big hugs xx Marley

Riet said...

So beautiful cards Jacqui,i love the images and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Anne said...

Both gorgeous Jackie still loving the santa 1
enjoy your weekend
Anne xx

cheryl said...

oh wow hun you always come up with the most amazing beautifully detailed cards,these are just stuning hugs cheryl xxx

Christina said...

Lovely cards Jacqui! I really love your cards!

kelly said...

They are beautiful Jacqui.Your colouring is fantastic.Love your background papers too.

Lia said...

stunning card jaqcui, I love both of the stamps, they are so cute
hugs lia

Loz said...

These are both gorgeous! Christmas isn't really all that far away you realise!! Love the images, and those gorgeous poinsettias! ♥

NGCARDS said...

These are both adorable cards hun xxx

heidy said...

Hi Jacqui,there both beautiful,
Big hugs Heidy
PS enjoy your day dear

Marion said...

Two stunning cards Jacqui, love them both. Have a wonderful time today.

Kim said...

Oh my word Jacqui these are absolutely gorgeous hun! Love how you have used your beautiful hun!!!
Hugs~ Kim

Sue said...

Gorgeous cards Jacqui, amazing colouring.

Sue xx

stampinfrog said...

Two gorgeous cards and exquisite coloring Jacqui!

slbt17 said...


Janneke said...

Both cards are great!

Janneke X

Vanja said...

Two stunning cards, Jacqui! I love the Santa in the second one, fabulous colouring as always.
Hugs, Vanja

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous cards Jacqui,
Sue x

Annie said...

such darling Christmas cards Jacqui! I've mentioned your candy on my blog as I would so love to win those LOTV Christmas stamps - but Mr Linky's gone AWOL!
hugs, annie x

Melodie said...

Wow, your christmas-cards are so fantastic, I'm speechless.

Stacey said...

Well done you for starting your Christmas cards, just lovely! ~x~

Beth said...

Such beautiful cards Jacqui! I love these images and your colouring is stunning - can I ask what colours you used for your mice?

Love Beth xx

Sarah said...

Absolutely stunning cards Jacqui xxx

Pauline C said...

Absolutely beautiful jacqui - fabulous colouring
pauline x

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