Monday, July 29, 2013

We Need A Little Christmas

It's Christmas in July on SpeedyTV's Sketch with a Twist this week and I never need a second excuse to make Christmas cards.  More so this year since I've given several gift boxes of cards as thank you gifts this year.  I used my favourite image from Christmas Cardinals and two poinsettias that have been in my stash forever.

The gold border on the image was created with a Sharpie marker.  I highly recommend gold and silver Sharpie markers for this purpose.  One trick I've learned though is to turn the paper so that you are always drawing the line down towards your stomach.  The line is always straighter than if you try to draw a line sideways.  I don't know why, I just have found it works.  The same is true with all my students so there has to be a reason.  If you know, I'd love to know why.

I hope you'll join us.  While I know it seems early, Christmas tends to sneak up on us card-makers.

Challenges this Card Meets:

Crafty Catz - Christmas in July
Creative Corner Challenges - Christmas in July
Glitter N Sparkle - Clean and Simple
Shopping Our Stash - Something we don't need more of... Flowers.  I almost never use them.


  1. Gorgeous card, love this colour combo with the kraft it has just a hint of vintage feel to it.

  2. Another beautiful card for my CHNC challenge extra for July - hope to see more of your Christmas loveliness soon. x

  3. Lovely card. I love that stamp! Thanks for joining us at Creative Corner challenges this week.
    tammy dt

  4. Lovely card.

    Nice image and colours.

    Thanks for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle.

    Good luck

    Tracey DTxx

  5. A beautiful card. Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x

  6. Lovely christmas card and thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz with our christmas challenge

  7. A gorgeous card, love the colours. Thank you for joining us over at Glitter n Sparkle, good luck

  8. Fabulous thanks for joining in at glitter n sparkle