Friday, July 5, 2013

Christmas In July . . .

Remember in my last post I said I had a card to share, 
well here it is!  (I can't believe I'm making a Christmas card!)  I am so NOT ready to be doing that!!!

This card satisfies two challenges I certainly didn't want to miss playing this week.  
The Christmas In July theme is for the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs but I also had the challenge at Joan's Gardens in mind while creating.  Joan has asked us to use:
  • Use a plain background
  • Use a double oval
  • Use a sentiment
  • Use any color combination, but have at least 2
I must admit, once I got going on this card I was kind of getting in the 'holiday spirit' ... OH DEAR!!
Here's a couple close up photo so you can see more the the detail ... and, if you want an even CLOSER look, just click on the photo to enlarge.

Recipe for this card:

Papers:  White cs, Christmas red cs, BoBunny 'Father Christmas dp
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs B184 'Holly Corner', B186 'Merry Christmas Set', DL143 ' Ornamental wreath & bow, Spellbinder 'Floral Ovals'
Other:  Red Stickles, xPress It Foam Mounting Tape, Michaels Celebrate It holiday ribbon

Items in BOLD RED were purchased at Joan's Gardens.

Other challenges:
Simply Create Too - Christmas In July
Paperminutes - Die Cuts
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiment Challenge #84 - Two Words (Merry Christmas)
Shelly's Images - Christmas In July
Whimsical Designs - Christmas In July

Okay ... that's it for me today!  
Have a wonderful weekend ... looks like we're expecting a lot of rain ... maybe I'll get caught up on my DT work ... or clean my house!  Ummmmm ... nay ... I'll play ... cleaning can wait!!

Until next time and as always . . .


  1. What a beautiful Christmas card!! I love the filigree oval you used - thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge :)

  2. Hi my friend, lovely card, love the dies you used and the colors. Thanks for joining us at Shelly's Images LOL.

    hugs Amanda
    Shelly's Images DT

  3. Darlene beautiful Christmas card. I love how you used the holy corners as they certainly finish off the card nicely.
    So glad you could join us this week for our weekly challenges. I have missed you.

  4. What a pretty Christmas card Dar! I really should get started now...maybe if I do one a week? LOL

  5. Darlene, So pretty, love the floral oval die it works for so many projects.
    Hugs, Pat

  6. What a classic Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge and good luck!

  7. Darlene: Your card is so pretty! Thank you for joining our “Christmas in July” Challenge #41.

    Diane [in Alabama]
    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  8. Very pretty Christmas card and that can be a challenge this time of year. Thank you for joining us with Cheery Lynn's challenge.

  9. So cute! What a wonderful take on the challenge! You will be ready come Christmas time!

  10. A lovely Christmas card. I love the classic colours and the pretty die

  11. Very elegant and attractive card - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge extra for July – hope to see you again soon. x

  12. Really pretty embossing and die cutting! I love that touch of Stickles! What would we do without 'em?

  13. What a fabulous card, love the use of all the dies that you used! Awesome Job!


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