Saturday, July 31, 2010

Mo's Challenge Blog --- Christmas In July

Today is the last day of July --- 218 days of 2010 have passed already!  That means there are only 147 days until Christmas!!  Whoa!  Where does the time go??  Thoughts are turning to the holidays and with good reason ---- summertime heat gets pretty intense about now and images of snow and holiday scenes help to turn down the temps.  But then, I like Christmas cards all year long!

This week Mo Manning's challenge is Christmas in July, so I took two images I had already colored and put them on cards.  I just couldn't break up this adorable pair, so I am showing both cards here.

First is "Noelle Bearing Gifts" and I love her fun coat!  She is colored with Copics and framed with Nesties labels.  I used red metallic paper to match the sentiment sticker.  The sentiment sticker is from a set I found at Hobby Lobby and matched the Nestie perfectly!  I used the extra wide lattice border punch from Martha Stewart on ivory cardstock topped with holiday gingham ribbon.  The poinsettias are from my basketful of odds and ends and I placed ivory Prima roses in the centers.

She is such a cutie and I can't wait to see what's in those packages!

Here is "Nicholas Bearing Gifts" and it looks like he's all dressed up for a fun Christmas party. This card is a little simpler than Noelle's. Nicholas is colored with Copics. The crinkle paper in the background adds texture (I love texture) and the light blue square was run through the Cuttlebug with the Swirls embossing folder.  The deckle-edge Nesties seemed to complement the other textures nicely.  Those awesome snowflake stickers are from the Recollections line at Michaels.  I love the frosty look of them!  And the sentiment is a silver peel-off. 

Nicholas is quite a dapper young fellow, don't you think?

I'm so glad you stopped by today!  Is it hot where you are?  We are having unusual heat here in Missouri, so do what I do and "Think Snow!"

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Rose Petal said...

Hello Barb. I love both of your cards. Super images, beautifully coloured. Great designs and papers. Cant believe we are doing christmas already. Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xx

Mina said...

wow Barb these are amazing...beautiful christmas cards and your colouring is stunning
Mina xxx

Hunnybunnycards said...

Hi Barb, hope you are well, your cards are stunning and I cant believe we are heading towards Christmas once again! Where does the time go? Wish we had some sun here, all it seems to do is rain, still they are showers so we do get a little sun inbetween! Take care

Elaine L. said...

Two beautiful cards! I especially love the first one...the colors are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing it with us in Mo's Challenge this week.

Dawn B. said...

Barb these are beautiful. I love these sweet images.. You did a great job. Thanks for joining us at Mo's this week.

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Beautiful cards! Reminds me that I need to get on my Christmas cards soon. lol ~jeni :)

Lynette said...

Super awesome, Barb! I love the coloring of course, but that "crinkle" paper is great!

Sandy Hulsart said...

My goodness, these are beautiful. You coloring is amazing and love the flowers on Noelle and the snowflakes on Nicholas. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Mo's digital challenge blog.

The Wired Angel said...

Both are fantastic cards, Barb.. Great coloring and designs. Thanks for joining us at Mo's challenge. Hugs, Peggy x

By the way... it's "Africa" hot here.. and I'm sure you are feeling the same.. Stay cool friend!