Saturday, 28 July 2012

Christmas in July - Sweet Stampin

Good Morning!!  Well what a fabulous opening ceremony to the Olympics!  I was sat glued to the BBC HD channel in my 3D goggles for 3 hours! lol :D  I am not given to shouting about being British (we dont do we?) but I never felt prouder in my life.  My favourite bits were the Industrial Revolution, Suffragettes and the NHS/GOSH segments best!  It was awesome!.

Anyway my card today is for our new challenge over at Sweet Stampin where this week our theme is 'Christmas in July'.  Brilliant, as it gave me a real kick to get started on my xmas cards, and I have such a long way to go.  We are sponsored by the ever-generous Joanna Sheen (for our monthly prize) and Di's DigiDownloads for our weekly winner - 2 great prizes!

Now this is a teeny-weeny card, only  4 x 4 inches and I cant believe that we used to use this size all the time for square cards! lol! :D  The cute image is an old Stampavie stamp I have had for years called 'Kitten' by Gillian Roberts, and the papers are Memory Box.  I used an MS punch, ribbon from Joanna Sheen and a little Jingle Bell from WOC.

I am entering this card in the below competitions:

Crafts & Me - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Wild Orchid Crafts - round in circles (the paper has circles, the pompom is a circle and the pearls are :)

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and all the lovely comments, and I hope everyone has a smashing weekend whatever you have planned!


Claire said...

Gorgeous card hun, love the adorable image and fab colours and elements on the card. Have a great day. Hugs, Claire x

Desire Fourie said...

Just so gorgeously creative. Love the touch of sparkle.
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Paula (PEP) said...

Love the dots of dimensional snow & your sparkly trim to his hat. amazing what you packed into this little space. Love the olive green with the red for the seasonal colours - nice change.
Paula (PEP)

Doreen said...

Gorgeous,love colours and

sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous card Alison. I love the cute image and wonderful festive colours. The gingham ribbon and bell looks fabulous.
I hope you have a good weekend

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Alison, Love your Christmas card and your colouring an the bling...are fab! love that little red bell :) agree with you totally about the ceremony, it wa great wasn't it? Hugs, Teresa xx

Susan Flynn said...

Love your card Alison what a cute image and all that glitter is fab!! Great design and papers. Loved the ceremony it was fab!! xx

Anneke klerks said...

wouuuuu, so very sweet

liefs anneke

Seafield Jo said...

Your card is gorgeous, I love all the added sparkle.

Jo x

Wendy said...

Adorable and so gorgeous Alison.
Loved the opening ceremony, it was absolutely fabulous.
enjoy the weekend.
Wendy xx

Dotty Jo said...

Hi Alison, love this card - so cute and beautifully made! I thought the opening ceremony was amazing, quirky but amazing, Jo x

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card alison, love the image, so adorable, and the glitter is so sparkly and pretty..gorgeous.


Caroline said...

Gorgeous card love the image and the layout with all that sparkle is fabulous. Caroline xxx

Alyce said...

What a gorgeous image Alison! Love all of the glitter...such a fun touch! And the liquid pearls is a really nice accent. Lovely! :)

tilly's crafts said...

fantastic card, love the image and the glitter looks gorgeous!
Kim x

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Alison. Love the image and those backing papers.
Managed to solve the problem the other day - thanks for your help!!
Have a good weekend.
Lorraine xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

oooooooooooooooso cute and a gorgeous card Alison.
love that charm above the cat, great idea.

greetings karin

Olga said...

totally beautiufl!

Sue said...

Aww this is So sweet Alison!! what a mega cute image!! I love the sparkly fur trims! The papers are really scrummy… and I love the border and ribbon… it's one gorgeous card!
I loved the Industrial Revolution bit last night too - wasn't it amazing!!
Hope you have a great weekend hun!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

catherine said...

This is a super xmas card Alison and love the image. great touches with the sparkle.
yes we certainly did do ourselves proud last night.
x catherine

pam said...

Hi Alison, love this card, such a cute image gorgeous colouring pam

Flowergirl said...

Aww! This is adorable, such a cute Xmas card,
Wendy x

coops said...

so stunning alison.the image is too cute and i love your colours and sparkle :D
Thanks for joining us this week at the Crafts and Me challenge :D

xx coops xx

June Nelson said...

Hiya Alaison sweets this is adorable and I love the sparklys too hunnit its lovely huggies June xxx

Sarah said...

Hi Alison, just catching up (again! - I'm always chasing my tail at the mo) with your marvellous cards.

Love the cute animals a couple posts ago and Hectic(!) is just gorgeous!!! He does look very energetic.

Love the sparkle on the Christmas hat on the kitty - really lends itself to to being sparkled doesn't it.

Hope you are having a good weekend.


Donna Mosley said...

Aww! Alison, this is so cute, love the image and gorgeous sparkles.

Donna x

Fleur said...

This is pretty ~ LOVE all the Christmassy details
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Joy said...

Awww! how sweet and adorable, love the glittery little hat... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

Inkypinkydelights said...

Oh Alison what a cutie! I have not made a four incher for ages, you have inspired me! Lovely Christmas card! I too enjoyed the Opening Ceremony although we still need to watch the end part which we taped. Hope your weekend is going well, Judy x

Debbie said...

Hi Alison... I love your fabulous card. Such a super cute image.
Hugs Debbie x

Claudia said...

Hi Alison, what a sweet card, love the cat, the paper you chose and all the lovely details.
Hugs Claudia

Violets Corner said...

Aww, this is so sweet Alison, love the cute image and the sparkly fur trim.

I also loved the Industrial Revolution part and the NHS, it was such a fantastic opening ceremony...oooh, and Daniel Craig with the Queen!

Warm hugs

Lorraine said...

Aw, such an adorable image and love the sparkle/fluff on her hat! Perfect Christmas card!

Natali said...

Yes, this image is really cute. Sweet kitty with lots of glitter.. Oh, lovely.

Jingle said...

This is such a great card! Love the sparkle on the hat! Thanks for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Jingle said...

This is such a great card! Love the sparkle on the hat! Thanks for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Bea und Doreen said...

fabby card Alison.
The image is super cute.
Doreen xx

Anonymous said...

Small but perfectly formed! Love it!

Mrs O crafty blog said...

Gorgeous card Alison, love the stamped image and the glittered hat is lovely... The layout and papers are lovely too Px

Denise and Louise said...

Love this - that image is so sweet and the sparkle looks amazing.
Loved the opening ceremony too - thought the lighting of the torch was amazing.
Denise xx

Pauline said...

Aww, so adorable! Gorgeous kitty card!

Jenny said...

Oooo! I have this image and you have inspired me. Great card!!! hugs x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

So adorable, I love the sweet image and the glitter on the hat is fab
Lindsay xx

Little K Smith said...

Aaawww so gorgeous Alison, adore the sweet image, love the traditional colours and love the little dangly embellie too! :)

SusanLotus said...

Gorgeous combination!
I like the structure on the painted stamp and the ribbon.

Heidi said...

Gorgeous card!
The image is adorable:)
Beautiful colours and details.
Hugs, Heidi:)

Teresa said...

Really love this one too, fabulous xx


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