Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Ice Ice Baby - Christmas in July - Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge



Good Morning :)  todays card is for our new challenge over at Cheery Lynn Designs where this week our theme is 'Christmas in July' and as always the winner will receive a fabby $20 voucher to spend  on the Cheery Lynn Website, so well worth joining in!

I wanted to go with something very wintry and frosty for this, as thats half the fun when you make them in the summer! :) lol.

I used a 6 x 6 square card for my base, and hand-stitched  Vintage Lace Bearly Mine papers onto snow-white Crafters Companion pearlescent card. All the die-cuts are in 300gsm pearl card and this heavier card-stock cuts like a dream for even the most delicate and intricate designs. The large snowflake is the gorgeous Italian Flourish Doily die, to which I added glossy accents and crisp ice glitter. The smaller snowflakes are cut using the 4 x 4 Snowflake Plate and this is brilliant - it cuts 20 snowflakes in one pass, all different shapes and sizes and these are excellent for layering on top of each other too.


I coloured this gorgeous 'Winter Fairy Halla' from Mo's DP and matted onto the 2nd smallest size Circle Silver Stacker and the co-ordinating Scalloped Circle Stackers I thought this made a nice change having it smaller and offset and not smack bang in the centre as I really wanted to show off how beautiful the doily looked as a snowflake.


The corner dies are just one from the set of Lace Corner Deco C (with added snowflake on top) and the icy leaves behind the image are the lovely Pine Branches.  The beady spray was from QVC, the Pearl brad is from Joanna Sheen and the gorgeous Pin was made by my blogging buddy Karen :)

All dies used on this project are:


I hope you find time to join in this week, its never to early to make a start on your christmas cards or scrap-book pages. Dont forget there is always fresh daily inspiration over on our Cheery Lynn Designs Inspiration blog too.

I am entering this card in the below competitions:

Creative card Crew - Swirls & pearls
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Things with Wings
Crafters companion - Ho Ho Ho Christmas
ABC Challenge - S = Surprise - Christmas in July!
Winter Wonderland - Monochromatic
Stampin for the Weekend - Show your Style - I use a LOT of dies!
The Stampman - Bling it On
Chocolate Coffee, Cards - Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts - Can you Digi It
Crafty Catz - Show Us Your Metal
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Girls, Girls, Girls


Thanks so much for checking out my blog today, I hope you have a smashing day!

75 comments:

Jo Davies said...

Beautiful Christmas card Alison love the design, sweet image, fabby colours and papers! Jo xx

Bea und Doreen said...

wow Alison - it's amazing. Your coloring is gorgeous. Love it
Big hugs
Doreen xx

nnalorac said...

You've captured the frosty theme perfectly Alison, gorgeous, adorable card, love the snowflakes and love how you've offset the image to show the snowflake off. Super cute image too. Carolxx

Inkypinkydelights said...

Alison this is simply stunning! Can I ask you what that gorgeous little image is please? Judy x

Dotty Jo said...

Gorgeous card Alison, it's a beauty. Love that doily and your colouring of the image - beautiful! Jo x

Doreen said...

What a stunning card Alison,love the frosty feel.xxx

My name is Wynneth said...

Alison this is AWESOME Hun, I'm loving all the sparkly die cuts. I have that doily die and hadn't thought to use it as a snowflake, it is perfect. Love that cute image, is it one of Mo's ? I can't see details of it in your write up. I just love everything about this card, it's just scrumptious !
hugs
wynneth
x

sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!!!! This is totally stunning. The image is delightful and I love the layout with all of those gorgeous snowflakes. Gorgeous icy colours too.

Hugs Sue

Chrissy said...

Stunning Alison, love the gorgeous image and amazing colouring and dies, just gorgeous.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Paula (PEP) said...

Beatufiully sparkly & a love match of your blog background - I just had to enlarge the window to cover the whole screen & does it sparkle!!! Your layout has definitely achieved a high profile of that central snowflake - especially with your embellishing.
Paula (PEP)

Sara H said...

Hi Alison =)
I´m really speechless right now! I have stared at this stunning card and I can´t take my eyes out of it =D I love the arrangements and that the focal point is the big snowflake!
Super gorgeous!
Have a great day =)
hugs,
Sara

Kelly said...

Love it Alison! I'm your newest follower. Hugs, Kelly xxx

Lisa said...

A really stunning card, well done.

Caroline said...

WOW Alison this is gorgeous love the colours and design. The dies are gorgeous. Caroline xxx

sue w. said...

This is sooo beautiful. love all the detail and I love glitter so this is heavenly to me. Thanks for joining us at Totally PaperCrafts. Good Luck.
Hugs Sue W.

Seafield Jo said...

Wow Alison, this is a stunning card, gorgeous.

Jo x

Abbie721 said...

Absolutely gorgeous, fabulous colors and the image is so adorable xx

Pia S said...

This is SUCH an adorable card! Love the white on white, fantastic layout, cute image and LOVE all the snowflakes and glitter and sparkle!

Dora said...

Wow Alison, this is simply stunning, love the icy feel on your card and all the glitter .. PS Its Christmas as well at Hooked on Crafts. xx

Debbie said...

Allison one word STUNNING!!!!

Hugs
Debbie

Faye said...

Sooooooooooooo beautiful. I love the icy feel and your details are fab, fab, fab. xx

Zoe said...

Wow this is stunning I love it xxx

downrightcrafty said...

oh I love the colour choice of your monochromatic creation and adore this image beautifully presented as always just gorgeous, just perfect for our challenge at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have 1000 follower candy if you are interested :)

downrightcrafty said...

got carried away with it being so stunning and forgot to say thank you for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday challenge too
Hugs Kate xx

Violets Corner said...

Totally stunning Allison!!! The details are so beautiful and you've arranged them in a fantastic way!

Warm hugs
Maarit

Barbara said...

What a fantastic card, I love it!....The image is beautiful, and I too am addicted to 'dies'....might have to get the pine branch :)

Vicky said...

Wow Alison...what a super gorgeous card hun...love the image and all your lovely dies too :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

christel said...

what a wonderfull card ! I love the stamp, the dies, the colors, just everything

KarinsArtScrap said...

ooooooooooooooooooooooooooo wow this is gorgeous alison.

greetings karin

Lorraine said...

OOOh, this is gorgeous!!! Those sparkly die cuts look fab. Love it.Love it, Love it!
Lorraine x

Katina said...

Hi Alison, so many beautiful cards for me to catch up with - every single one is stunning! I am in love with Hector! xxx

Claire said...

Absolutely stunning card hun, love the cool blue and white icy combo and such a gorgeous image too with loads of sparkle. Hugs, Claire x

Annette said...

This is amazing, I love all the glitter on it. Just stunning. You have so much patience.
ps Congrats on your win at I Love Promarkers too!
Annette
xx

Barbara said...

I think it's safe to say that I am in awe of that card... love all the glitter touches.

tilly's crafts said...

stunning card! fantastic image and wonderful colouring
thanks for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Kim x

Suzilou said...

Oh WOW this image is gorgeous and the card is truly stunning. What a beautiful creation :) xx

lindyloo said...

oh wow this is just simply stunning thank you for joining us at crafty catz
linda x

coops said...

oh wow where do i start to say how much i love this card alison.the image is gorgeous and i love how you have placed her so shes blowing the large snowflake and stunning details and sparkle.really love this :D

xx copos xx

Little K Smith said...

Oh this is stunning Alison! Beautiful soft colours, yummy dies, I love the gorgeous embellie in the middle of the snowflake and fabulous sparkle too! :)
Kelly.x

Debbie said...

Hi Alison...what a beautiful card. So elegant. Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland this time.
Debbie x

catherine said...

This is just stunning Alison and love the sparkly look to it. A great image to use
x catherine

Ivonne said...

W O W! This is absolutely stunning! LOVE the soft colors and all the details. The image is so cute and you colored it perfectly. I just love it! Hugs, Ivonne

Theresa said...

I wish we had the ability to leave "voice" comments...you'd hear "Mmmmm M Mmmm, oooooooo, wow, sigh, unbelievably amazing!" Alison this is stunning. I need to save money I want to come to Scotland and craft with you. You are just fabulous.

Hugs,
Theresa

Mrs O crafty blog said...

Wow Alison this card is stunning Px

Alyce said...

Wow this is just stunning! My absolute favourite die cut and I love how you have blinged it up :)

debby4000 said...

Wonderful sweet Christmas card Alison, love the cute image and the pretty details.
luv
Debby

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie, my this is so stunning, fabulous design and colours, gorgeous sweetie, hugs Pops x x x

Lisa aka Myran said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Alison! Truly beautiful with these colors. Thank you for playing along with us at Papertake Weekly and good luck!

Denise @ kc242 said...

What a lovely card and just perfect for the challenge at the Creative Card Crew! Love all of the details. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week!
Denise
CCC-DT

June Nelson said...

Oh my word this is delghtful, its so beautiful and I really want that snowflake plate, just stunning xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Suzi said...

Oh! Alison this is a very beautiful card my dear. Your choice of image, papers and die's are fantastic. The whole card is delicious. Thank you for joining us at Abc challenge. Good luck in the draw.
Hugs
Suzi

Aunty Sue said...

This is stunning love it and thanks for joining CC this week

Tammy Ortiz said...

Stunning, the details really pop this card. We would like to thank you for Entering Chocolate, Coffee, & Cards Challenge.
Hugs from Tammy Ortiz - DT Digi Team for Chocolate, Coffee & Cards.

Tine said...

He is a gorgeous image, Alison and I just love how you have turned him into this stunning card.
Tine :)

Elaine said...

Wonderful and sparkley and gorgeous , what a stunner Alison, Well done Hugs Elaine

Joanne said...

Aloha Alison, happy to have you back again! Your card is absolutely stunning! I love the pale, colors. They really do give a great icy look! Your image is adorable and I love all the snowflakes and glitter, beautiful card! See you again soon at CC&CC!

Lorraine said...

So pretty, Alison! I love the soft blues and the beautiful white sparkle! Stunning Christmas card!

Michelle said...

Just stunning!!:)
michelle x

Curlybear said...

Thank you so much for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge and Winter wonderland with this amazing creation

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

Debs said...

Fantastic card love everything about it.
Hugs Debs

Sue said...

Ooh this is gorgeous Alison!! love the whole frosty ice theme… love this fairy image and you've coloured her to perfection!! the doily and snowflakes are absolutely stunning!! and Love the little bead spray!
it's a real corker of a card!!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Cheryl said...

oh Hun,this is just fantastic the detail is just amazing,love the icy feel to this as well simply stunning Hun,hugs Cherylxxxxx

Pauline said...

Wow Alison, what an absolutely beautiful christmas card! I can't stop looking at all the icy details!! I love your colouring of this gorgeous image too, so delicate, and all thise snowflakes are the perfect embellies!

Karen said...

Ooooh I love this Alison, love all the snowflakes. I have this image, but not used it yet..... lol.

xx

Karen said...

Oooops, meant to add, thanks for using one of my bead pins.

xx

Hazel said...

Hi Alison

O M G! Stunning - don't know what else to say really - so stunning will have to do.

Thanks for dropping by to see me and leaving me a lovely comment.

Toodle Pip

Hazel xx

Angela said...

Oh my goodness...this is amazing! Beautifully done card...love all the sparkles and your coloring and your embellishing.... Amazing! Thank you for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew!

Donna Mosley said...

Ooh! Alison, this is stunning. Love the wonderfully coloured image and all the icy details.

Donna x

Cheryl said...

oooh, this is so amazing! Your coloring is beautifully done. I love the pretty details.



~Cheryl~

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

OMG . . . this card is just FANTASTIC. Seriously, seriously lovely! xxx

Claudia said...

Hi Alison
What a great card. The stamp, the layout - just fantastic.
Thanks for your visits and your lovely comments again on my blog.
I wish you a wonderful week.
Hugs Claudia

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is just so stunning sweetie, I love the frosty look to the card, the image is gorgeous and the sparkle is the perfect finishing touch, just breath taking
Lindsay xx

rosie said...

gorgeous. love the sparkle!! wow makes me feel all Christmassy!

Rina said...

I LOVE THIS! So prefect and wonderfully wintery... amazing work!!

Rina Fashionista
(Your newest follower)

Natali said...

this card just AWESOM!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!
Hugs
Natali

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