Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Countdown to Christmas

Yup, you heard right….Digistamps4Joy is having a Countdown to Christmas! And whenever I think of Christmas, I think of this wonderful song and show. Don't you just love Bing singing this?  It also reminds me of how many times I've said to myself "I really need to start doing up my Christmas cards early", and then I don't lol. Well if you're like me, here’s your chance to get a jumpstart on the season!

I was lucky enough to get the cutest image to work with. It’s called Giraffe – Christmas hat and you can find it here. The challenge is to make a Christmas card or project and have lots of snow and ice.

Now I’m not sure what the name of the fold of this card is, but I found the instructions for it here at my wonderful friend Karen's blog. She came up with this fold herself and I am so grateful that she did cause it was perfect for what I wanted to do. 

This is what it looks like from the front. To make this card I used a piece each of Red and Blue spot embossed paper by Bazzil. I colored my image and the sky behind it using Prisma Scholar pencil crayons and oms. I stamped and embossed two trees from SU and cut them out. I also embossed my Merry Christmas sentiment and the snow in behind my giraffe image. The embossing powder that I used for everything is called Christmas Tinsel and not only is it white, but it has glitter in it so that when the light hits it, it flashes a bunch of different colors....just like when the sun hits snow.

I punched the snowflakes out of glitter paper from my stash. The icicles I got from Public Domain Clip Art and can be found here. The snowflake "ribbon" is from my stash.

The rules for the challenge are simple, make a card or project with a Christmas theme to it. Be sure to have lots of ice and snow. There will be a random winner and then a DT choice. You don't have to use a Digistamps4Joy image to win the random win, but you must use one to win the DT choice. For full contest rules and to join in, just click here. And while you're checking out the rules and fab prizes, check out the incredible creations that my fellow DT members have made!

This is such a fun challenge and I hope to see you all there!

Supplies used:

Embossed cs - Red and Blue by Bazzil
Uncolored image by Digistamps4Joy
Icicle image - Public Domain Clip Art
Trees and Sentiment from SU
Embossing Powder - Christmas Tinsel
Glitter paper used for snowflakes - from my stash
Snowflake "ribbon" - from my stash
Image colored with Prisma Scholar pencil crayons and oms

Challenges Entered:

Digital Tuesday - #119 - Spellbinders or other die's
All Sorts - #111 - Free and Easy July
GL - #22 - Make it Sparkle
Stampin with the Dragon - Xmas in July
The Crafty Pad - #129 - Lots of Texture
Kaboodle Doodles - #75 - Use those scissors
Shelly's Images - TTT Celebrate - 3 in any combo - Punches, bling, ribbon, embossing, digital images, homemade embellies


Kathleen B. Hernandez said...

wonderful creation! A Christmas countdown is indeed fun. Good luck & Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles. =)

Blog: "Let's Get Scrappy!"

Anne Temple said...

Wonderful card and the fold is very cool! Great colors and love all the sparkle! Glad you joined us at Stamping with the Dragon for the Christmas in July challenge this week.

Sharon said...

wow wish I was ready to do Christmas card already. It looks cold on your card. Love the colors.

downrightcrafty said...

What a gorgeous Christmas Creation thank you so much for sharing it with us at Stampin with the Dragon. I have candy if you are interested
Hugs Kate xx

aqualeiga said...

Well, I can safely say this is the, the ONLY giraffe I've seen in a Santa hat, EVER!!!! Great card, love the glittery trees. Thanks so much for playing in THE CRAFTY PAD 'Texture' challenge this week...the best of luck! Hugs, Ali x

lady Anne Howard said...

Hello Charlene,
I love your Christmas card it is a great fun card...
Love ~ Lady Anne xx

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Stunning card! I love the glitter and the fold LO is really something! Thanks for playing with us at The Crafty Pad :)

Moments by Marla said...

Beautiful card. Charlene! Anyone would be so excited to be on your Christmas Card List!

Ruby Taylor said...

Fantastic card, Char!! I love the fold that you created, thank you and thanks to's great!! I love the glitter and the way you described it. Still trying to re-accumulate (is that a word? supplies once more so limited on what I can create now, but life's disappointments won't keep me down. A promised "letter" will be coming soon, I promise!! Big hugs!!

Sara I. said...

Wow, wow, wow!! What a fabulous Christmas card!!! Love the fold - it looks amazing all popped up and just love the Christmas trees in the front all sparkly and snowy. The little glittered snowflakes are super adorable behind the image -which really makes that cute guy stand out!! Downright perfection!
Miss you and hoping we can catch up soon~

Starla B. said...

Char, this is so beautiful! I just LOVE that embossing, and it's just so gorgeous. You did a fantastic job!!! You're sending this one to me for Christmas....right? ;)

karen said...

A lovely card and very creative,thanks for joining us at DTC this week,karenx

Ellis said...

Fabulous christmas card you've made! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Lynn said...

I am so excited about Christmas coming and your card is gorgeous!
Thanks so much for joining us at GingerLoft Challenges and Good Luck :)
Lynn xx

Nightowl said...

So cute is your card for Christmas and thanks for the great background music to go with your post. Wishing you heaps of luck getting a head start on your cards. *Hugs&

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