Sunday, 3 July 2011

White Christmas

It was Liz's turn to choose the theme for the Christmas gang card for today and she chose 'no patterned paper'. This card is also for 'no patterned papers (make your own)' challenge on Quirky crafts 14; also for The stamping boutique 9 'no DP'.

I used a few Inkadinkado snowflake stamps randomly stamped with Brilliance starlite silver and heat embossed with detail silver powder. I used one of my favourite Christmas stamps, the Rubber stampede 'Santa collage', mounted on silver mirror card with a couple of gems (this was an extra ATC I made last year when making some for a swap) and added a couple of Prima flowers with pearls.

This is also for:

Christmas cards all year round for July: white and bling with flowers of some kind too
Creative craft world: Christmas in June
For fun: Christmas
Creative Friday 47: Christmas in July
Our creative corner: seasonal celebration - Christmas in July
Sparkle creations Christmas 2011 week 31: 'twas the night before Christmas
ABC Christmas: M for monochrome
Christmas inspirations 28: monochromatic Christmas card
Cheerful stamp pad 21: my favourite background - stamping and embossing
Pals paper arts 100: what's your technique - anything you enjoy doing - stamping and embossing my own background
Stampin for the weekend 11: my favourite things - stamping and embossing my own background and flower embellishments
Stamptacular 118: seeing double - two of the same thing - two flowers, two pearls, two gems
Stamp dreams 89: stamping and embossing
Wednesday stamper: at least one rubber stamp
AiFactory: embellish it - I love using flowers
Shabby tea room 68: my favourite things - stamping and embossing my own background and flower embellishments
Deep ocean 2: 2 flowers
Hooked on craft 2: show us your flowers
Crafty purple frog: swirls and pearls
Prairie fairy Fridays 56: pearls and swirls
Delicious doodles 32: flourishes and bling
Shopping our stash 6: recycle it - I used an ATC that had been made as an extra for a swap last year
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: recyle/re-use - the ATC as above
Clear it out Tuesday: all about keeping it simple
Cutie stampers 106: weather - snow
Oldie but a goodie 22: anything goes - all stamps used are at least six months old
The paper shelter 20: anything goes
Creative sketches 39: anything goes
Just for fun: anything goes
Allsorts 110: free and easy July
Catch the bug for July: anything goes
Bling it on 5: anything goes
Kort o mania 43: anything goes

Red, white and blue Christmas

As it was Canada Day on 1 July and is Independence Day in the States tomorrow, there are, understandably, a lot of challenges around atm that feature a patriotic theme, particularly with the colour combo of red, white and blue. These colours were also the theme for last Sunday's Sunday's with Santa on Facebook, so I've made a Christmas card with those colours, for these challenges:

Ann's creative nook 136: the colours of America - red, white and blue
Come and get it: patriotic - red, white and blue
I did it: patriotic - red, white and blue
Paper issues: red, white and blue
Woodware USA 33: patriotic theme and/or colours red, white, blue
Celebrate the occasion 20: 4 July - red, white and blue
Party time Tuesday 22: 4 July - patriotic - red, white and blue
Tuesday throwdown 55: red, white and blue
Use it Tuesday 10: inspiration colours - red, white and blue
Amber's crafts and stuff 16: red, white and blue
Cooking it up with Katie 68: colours of your flag - red, white, blue
Digistamps4joy 22: red, white and blue
Litle red wagon 87: patriotic - red, white, blue
Penny's 56: red, white, blue
ColorLab 47: night of navy, cherry cobbler, not quite navy
Craft us crazy 11: red, white & blue
Crop stop 26: show us your national colours - red, white, blue
Pixie dust studio 81: be proud - red, white and blue
Cardmakin mamas 23: red, white and blue
Fun at fairy knoll: red, white and blue
Mark's finest papers Speedy the cat 62: patriotic - red, white and blue
Order of the opus gluei 108: red, white and ???
Creative inspirations 63: red, white, blue
Crafting for all seasons 4: red, white and blue

The background is from a Patchwork Pals kit and the image and sentiments from a QVC kit from a couple of years ago.

This is also for:

Creative craft world: Christmas in June
For fun: Christmas
Creative Friday 47: Christmas in July
Our creative corner: seasonal celebration - Christmas in July
Crafty sentiments: Christmas in June
Sparkle creations Christmas 2011 week 31: 'twas the night before Christmas
Clear it out Tuesday: all about keeping it simple
The paper shelter 20: anything goes
Creative sketches 39: anything goes
Just for fun: anything goes
Allsorts 110: free and easy July
Catch the bug for July: anything goes
Bling it on 5: anything goes
Kort o mania 43: anything goes
Sentimental Sundays 62: anything goes