Thursday, 21 July 2011

Peace on earth

For this card I've used Sweet stop sketch 117 which had the added theme of 'Christmas in July':

The foiled papers were remains from a QVC kit and the stitched paper with stars seems to have gone on forever (not much of it left now!). The silver ribbon is very glittery. The stamp is by Personal impressions, inked with Brilliance starlite silver and heat embossed with detail silver.

Those of you who follow my blog regularly will know that I love making Christmas cards, so much so that at the beginning of this year I started my own Christmas challenge blog I am delighted that so many people have been entering my challenges. Challenge 29 is 'seeing stars' - to use at least one star somewhere on your card. So this is another one for my own challenge - perhaps you'd like to go and have a look and join in - you have until tomorrow evening at 22:00 UK time to link up your entry.

'Christmas in July' seems to be a popular theme atm among challenge blogs, so I'm linking for these:
Creative CAS July: clean and simple Christmas

It's also for:

Catch the bug: Christmas in July: Monday: anything goes
ABC Christmas: O is for older image (the stamp is more than a year old)
Winter wonderland: give it it a lift - wet embossing
Whoopsi daisy: sparkle and shine
Deep ocean 4: ribbons
Created by hand: ribbon/silver
Art impressions 25: stitching ... faux or real (it's real, but I didn't stitch it!)
Really reasonable ribbon 28: cool it (cool winter colours)
Order of the opus gluei 109: beat the heat (cool winter colours)
Kaboodle 76: embossing
Cupcake 151: wish upon a star
Sentimental Sundays 64: for the men in your life - I think this is suitable to send to a man
Cute card Thursday 174: for his eyes only
Craft us crazy: anything goes

61 comments:

  1. This is a gorgeous card! I loved it on blue! Thanks for playing with us at Christmas Inspirations challenges.

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  2. love those colors! so rich and regal.
    thank you for playing along at both Jellypark Friends for the Christmas challenge and Kaboodle Doodles for the embossing challenge. :)

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  3. What a pretty card. Love the silver and blue together. The paper is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at the Sweet Stop this week.

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  4. beautiful, thank you for joining us at Clear It Out

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  5. Such a beautiful card.

    Thank you for joining us at Craft Us Crazy.

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  6. A Christmas blog sounds like a great idea and so is your lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

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  7. Beautiful elegant card. Thank you for joining us at Simply Create.
    Ike xx
    SC DT

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  8. Lovely card, thanx for joining us at Digistamps4joy, and good luck.

    Caz DS4J DT

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  9. Beautiful card Hazel!
    Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday & ABC Christmas challenges!
    Helen x

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  10. Wow this is an absolutely fabulous project and its just perfect for our challenge this week,

    Thank You for taking part at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 143 Holidays I hope you join us again next week,

    Good luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget :0) x.
    SCSC DT

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  11. lovely card Hazel, the embossing looks gorgeous!

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  12. Gorgeous Christmas card! I love the colors! Thanks for celebrating Christmas in July with us at My Craft Spot!
    Amber

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  13. what a lovely card I love the colour scheme and the foiling really stands out, thanks for entering the Jellypark friends friday chalenge :o) Mel

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  14. Lindo seu Cartão. Obrigada por participar no Christmas Inspirations.

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  15. Another beautiful Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at Jellypark.
    Diane

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  16. Hazel - Beautiful card and the papers are to die for :0) Blue is one of my favorite Christmas colors and you have made it so rich and elegant. Thank you for joining PCI's challenge and we look forward to seeing more of your work. - Pat

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  17. A wonderful Christmas Card ;)

    LG
    iris

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  18. Hi Hazel

    this is a beautiful card!
    thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations!
    Hugs

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  19. This is such a gorgeous, sparkly Christmas card - Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week and good luck, Hugs, Teresa x

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  20. a simply gorgeous card! Thanks for joining our Christmas in July challenge at the crazy challenge this week.
    Tammy DT

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  21. love the blue and silver.
    thanks for sharing with Created Byhand
    http://createdbyhandchallenge.wordpress.com/

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  22. Lovely card! =) Thanks for joining us at Digistamsp4joy!
    Hugs, Elenor

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  23. lovely card Hazel, very pretty
    thanks for joining the paper creations ink challenge this week
    hugs
    Miranda

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  24. This is a lovely card, the colour you have used is really nice. Thanks for joining us for the CES Challenge!
    Jane
    x

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  25. Hi Hazel,
    This looks wonderful. I love the colour combo & the silver shines wonderfully. Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafters this week.
    Hugs,
    Andie xx

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  26. Your card is wonderful! Thank you for playing along with us this week at the crazy challenge! Good Luck, Dominique

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  27. What a stylish card!Thank you for joining us this week at The Crazy Challenge hugs Rebecca

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  28. Oh wow, what a gorgeous creation. I love the elegance and rich blue and silver combo. Thanks so much for playing at Cupcake this week and good luck. x

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  29. Hazel... I love this card! It is so elegant and rich looking! Beautiful job on this creation! Thank You so much for joining us at Paper Creations Ink! I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Happy Creating! Sara

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  30. Love your card, it's so great for the Christmas season. Love your stitched paper too, looks perfect with this card.Thanks for entering the AI challenge this week.
    Barbara - AI DT

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  31. Hazel, Your card is gorgeous! Love the DP and all this sparkles.

    Thanks for joining us on "Christmas" challenge at Simply Create! And on "Sparkle and Shine" challenge at Whoopsi Daisy! Hope to see you again.

    Hugs, Sande x

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  32. Such a elegant card.....just stunning! Thanks for joining the challenge at My Craft Spot!

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  33. This is lovely,so pretty and perfect for our Christmas Challenge this week at The Crafty Pad. Thank you for sharing and playing along with us and we hope to see you again next Sunday! Good luck in the draw!

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  34. Hi Hazel! I love the silver embossing on this card, it looks fab with the blue. Thanks for playing in THE CRAFTY PAD challenge and good luck in our prize draw! Hugs n love, Ali x

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  35. I love your card, the colours are fab and that sentiment is just perfect
    Thanks for playing along at SFCC this month

    Jackie x

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  36. Hazel
    This is simply fantastic. Awesome effect. Really a great job!!!.
    Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenges. I hope to see you again on the next challenges.
    Hugs
    Lena

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  37. This is simply GORGEOUS!! LOVE those wonderful colors on such a stunning creation.
    Lynn

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  38. Definitely sparkly! Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week ;-)

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  39. What a lovely card.. the blue theme is perfect for it! Thanks so much for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges!

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  40. This is stuning.Thanks for sharing this with us at Sparkles Christmas,hope you join us next time.xxx

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  41. this is one gorgeous card,love the colors,and adore the detail you have used on this,
    ,bless you for playing at creative inspirations this week hugs cheryl xxx

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  42. I love blue, and you used it lovely in your card!
    Thanks for playing with us at xMas Inspirations!
    xx

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  43. Gorgeous christmas card...

    Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
    Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

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  44. Beautiful!! I love the wonderful sentiment stamps and all of the embossing! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!

    Kimberly

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  45. Wonderful card. Nice colors for a male card. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays!

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  46. What a pretty card - so very elegant!
    Thanks so much for playing along at My Craft Spot!
    Kate
    Small Bits of Paper

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  47. Wonderful card, just love it
    Thanks for Joining us at Paper Creations Ink
    Michael

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  48. Really for the guys! Great entry for the challenge at Sentimental Sundays. Thanks for joining and good luck!
    Hugs
    Tammy Louise
    P.S. Feel free to stop by and grab my blogversary candy! 3

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  49. Hi Hazel, another beautiful Christmas card, love that centre sentiment and your design. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations with your adorable card.
    Hugs
    Suzi x

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  50. Such a sparkly card. Love the embossing. Thanks for playing at Kaboodle Doodles this week and good luck. Bettina

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  51. Elegantly beautiful!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at My Craft Spot.

    Hugs,
    Amy
    Scrapping Mommy

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  52. Gorgeous masculine Christmas card. Thank you for joining us at Cute Card Thursday!

    Julie

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  53. Love the rich blue shade! Thanks for getting sentimental with us at Sentimental Sundays this week! Good luck!

    ♥ Lisa SSDT

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  54. What a beautiful card!! Thanks for playing at Sentimental Sunday's
    Hugs
    Karen
    xxx

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  55. very pretty! thanks for joining our Bugaboo challenge at Catch the Bug!

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  56. Thank you for joining in at Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge – hope you can join us again for the next challenge! Jellypark Challenges

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  57. lovely blues christmas card, i'm in a blue streak right now, thanks for joining us at DC this week x

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  58. So Pretty! And WOW>..You get a big jump on Christmas! LOL...I am always cramming at the last minute like a school girl getting ready for a test! LOLOL Thank you for playing along with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

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  59. Oh Hazel, I love your elegant cards so much, you have a great eye for combining your elements. That stamp you used is perfect and I admit I want to find one like it - and I think it is great that you are using your scraps just as much as your newer items. You are thrifty and talented - a great combo!

    Thank you for coming by and participating with us at Opus Gluei, I enjoy coming by and seeing your creations!

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  60. Beautiful! Love the colors. Thanks for playing the Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge!

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  61. Beautiful card Hazel - the colour is stunning.

    Thanks for joining us over at ABC Christmas Challenge this week for our 'O is for Old' Challenge :)

    Carol x

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