Saturday, 30 July 2011

Christmas in July

Good afternoon everyone and firstly welcome to my new followers. I hope you will visit often. I really appreciate everyone's kind comments. I must say it felt more like Christmas weather this morning than Summer. The sun has finally decided to make an appearance but this morning was cloudy and overcast. We did a car boot sale and when we got there it decided to drizzle a little which was very disheartening. We only do one or two a year trying to choose days when the weather is supposed to be fine. Thankfully it soon stopped but it was only 13 degrees. I had a fleecy hoodie and a scarf on and it is July so making Christmas cards seems very appropriate.

This is my DT card for this week's challenge at Totally Gorjuss where the challenge is Christmas in July. We are sponsored by Meljens and the DT were given some images to play with. Mine is called Cozy Little Chickadees. I used bits and pieces from some of last year's Christmas papers, mainly Forever Friends. I followed the fab sketch at Sketch n Stash and added some flowers, card candi and pine branches cut with a Marianne die.

I would also like to enter this into the Christmas in July challenges at Pollycraft, Sweet Stampin', Crafty Creations, Crafty Catz and Fussy and Fancy.

Now as you can see there are a number of Christmas in July challenges this week and not forgetting the regular Christmas challenges either. Now here's a tip, hop over to Squiggle Stamps where you will find 20% off Christmas images and 2 freebies, one of which is Lil Angel. Make a card, enter the Christmas in July challenges including the one at Squiggle Stamps blog and the fairies or angels challenge at Winter Wonderland. You could enter 8 challenges with one free image. Also don't forget to enter my candy in the post above and you could win even more Squiggle images. There are some new ones coming soon, which you are going to love.

22 comments:

misteejay said...

Great Christmas card - what a cute image.

Toni xx

Vicky said...

Super card Marianne...love the cute image and great sentiment too..

thanks for joining us at sweet stampin & SnS...and good luck...

hugs Vicky xx

Chrissy said...

I love your image Marianne, sooo cute and beautiful colouring.
Luv CHRISSYxx

dolcreations said...

A little part of me wants to start on those Christmas cards! I love the little piece of pine you placed on your card! Adorable image. I cannot believe the weather you are having...is that normal for you to have those temps in July? I feel so badly for you....at least your new scrapbooking room is bright and sunny!

lindyloo said...

oooo I love the image :0) thank you for playing along with us at the crafty catz linda x

Lynsey said...

Hi Marianne, what a sweet xmas card! Love the layout.
Hugs Lynsey x

Sandra said...

This is gorgeous love the images they are so cute!:) Sandra H

Laila said...

Cute xmas card you've made :o) The birdies are really sweet.
Hugs Laila

remember my candy which ends tomorrow on http://blog.lolapigen.dk

pinky said...

We had a lovely day here Marianne and I've been out and about all day, so exhausted now lol. Loving your gorgeous little birdies.

coops said...

gorgeous card marianne.the little birds are so sweet and fab colours and design :D

xx coops xx

Arline said...

Aww this is beautiful hun. That image is such a sweetie! Glad the weather perked up a little for your hun...I love a good car boot! I have started running a new Christmas challenge blog if you are interested. The challenge at the moment is to include a flower and I will announce the new one tomorrow! www.christmascrafting.blogspot.com Hope you will come and join me in the fun! Also have a DT call too if you're interested!xx

Fiona said...

og so cute marianne...the image is adorable!!

Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.

Fi
x

Daniele said...

super cute Christmas card.....only 5 months to go, thanks for joining us at Sketch n stash this week
hugs

carol said...

lovely Christmas card, cute image,thanks for joining in with us at CRAFTYCATZ this week, x carol

Nicola said...

Gorgeous xmas card Marianne with a really cute image!
Thanks for entering our Christmas in July challenge at Fussy and Fancy and good luck!
Love Nicola xxx

Curlybear said...

OMGosh this is adorable they look so snug and warm,

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, for our challenge 93 Christmas in July.

I have some Calorie free Candy if you are interested.

Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :0) x

Julie said...

I love these little robbins - freat card!

~@ngie~ said...

great Christmas card darl... i thought it woz one of Meljen's hehehehe.... love the image & the papers ;o)

Thanx for joining in with us over at Sketch N Stash... Good luck 8o)

Angie xXx

Claire Phillips said...

Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations in our Christmas in July challenge. What a lovely festive card - beautiful! Cheers Claire x

Abi said...

Hi Marianne, Gorgeous card with a lovely image. Thanks so much for playing along with Sweet Stampin x

Dora said...

This is so cute, love the colours and image is so sweet. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week and good luck xx

Jennifer said...

This is fab...love it! Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin xx Jenny xx