Saturday, 3 July 2010

Red, white and blue Christmas

This card is loosely based on sketch 97 on Clean & simple:

On the Clean & Simple blog Natasha said: ' It essentially has 4 items on the card front.' As well as the English Paper Company background paper, I've added the snowman, tag, greeting and a snowflake, so I think I've entered into the spirit of the sketch.

There are a lot of challenges this week that ask for 'red, white and blue', understandly as it's 4 July tomorrow - sending best wishes to all blogging friends 'across the pond'.

All of these challenges this week call for 'red, white and blue' (or patriotic colours of our country):

Cupcake Inspirations 65
Wee memories 12
For fun: 'patriotic pride'
Simplicity one layer: 'patriotic cards'
Meljen's designs 14
One powerful hour
Pixie dust studio 29
Stamp insanity 16
Raise the bar 25: 'colours of your flag'
Oh Alice 20: 'in my country'
Pals paper arts 49: '4th July inspiration' - the area around he snowmen remind me of fireworks and I've used red, white and blue
Freshly brewed 9: 'fireworks' - anything that makes you think of fireworks - see above

It's also for:

Fussy & fancy 14: 'Christmas in July'
Bah! humbug 25: 'less is more'
PaperPlay 26: 'card for child'
Flourishes Christmas spirit challenge: 'Christmas song' - Frosty, the snowman


  1. Won't be long and snowflakes will be flying like your stars in the sky! Summer is too short where I live! Cute card - thanks for joining us at PPA!

  2. super cute!!! It's fun to see snowmen this time of year. Thanks for joining Meljen's challenge this week!

  3. Christmas in July....great colors and cute card.
    Thanks for joining us at For Fun this week.
    "Hugs" Carol

  4. Adorable! Love the cute snowmen. Thanks for playing @ PPA!

  5. Wonderful creation you've shared... thanks for joining us at For Fun!

  6. Lovely card. Very fresh and "brisk" feeling.

  7. Lovely card. Love the snowman. Thanks for joining us at For Fun Challenges this week! Hope to see you next week, too.
    Amelia x

  8. Wonderful! Thanks for sharing in the American joy this week - we are so glad you played along! :)) Thank you for sharing your work with us at StampInsanity! :)

  9. What a cute way to use your colors :) Thanks for playing along with us at Raise the Bar this week.

  10. Awwww, so cute! Thanks for playing along with the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge!!

  11. Fun card.
    Ann xxx
    Bah! Humbug! DT

  12. Brilliant card for our challenge and well done on managing to fit in so many others too.

    Max's Craft Creations
    Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

  13. This is such a super cute Christmas card Hazel! Great idea for the red, white and blue colours and I love all the snowmen!

    Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

  14. Great Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy and at StampInsanity.

  15. Really nice card, Hazel! I think a kid would love it--it reminds me of the kind of Christmas wrapping paper we had when I was a kid, you know? I like that it is simple--it lets all of the elements come through equally. Very well done! Thank you for joining us at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge, and I hope to see you again next time! Lisa

  16. Very cute, love how you used the colors of red, white and blue. Thanks for joining us at Fussy & Fancy!

  17. Very sweet! What a fun RWB card... I love snowmen!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Freshly Brewed Challenges!

  18. Very cute!!
    Thanks so much for joining us in our Red, White & Blue challenge at Meljen's Designs this week! Good luck!
    Dee (Spryte)♥

  19. This is one cool card! Love the snowmen and funky layout
    Thank you for joining us at Oh Alice!
    love tasha xx

  20. Red white and blue are so many country colors. National pride is so important. Thanks for the cool down! I love snowmen! Thanks for sharing with us at For Fun!

  21. Great spin on the red white and blue challenge. Adorable. Thanks so much for playing along with us at FFC!

  22. What a cute and adorable card - I love it, and just perfect for our challange.

    Thank you so much for joining in our latest challange at Bah!Humbug!


  23. This is gorgeous!! The image is FAB and your papers are lovely! Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy this week!!
    Love Susan

  24. Very fun! Thanks for participating at Oh, Alice!

  25. Aww I love your lil snowman :) Thanks for playing along with MelJen's challenge!

  26. Well done. Thanks for joining the Fussy and Fancy girls on this challenge!

  27. great red, white & blue card! Thanks for joining us at Oh, Alice this week.


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