Monday, 2 July 2012

Jolly Christmas card

Hello, and welcome!

I was takin' a peek at the weather forecast for the rest of this ya do......and there is a lot more rain to poor pansies have given up the ghost and have rotted at the roots!
Enough, say I!
Parts of our lovely country have literally been flooded, and so much damage has been done.
I might be havin' a moan about not being able to hang the wash out, and about my bedding plants being awash, but we are blessed to live on high ground, so all the wet stuff that falls eventually drains away, and we are safe and sound.......many are not so fortunate, and my heart goes out to those who are affected by this terrible weather.

I'd like to say a warm Thank You to Doreen and Victoria (waving, ladies!) who responded to my plea for prayers for Immy........I am so very grateful, and will let you know the outcome.

Well, despite what the weather is up to, it is actually our midsummer, and that can mean only one thing in's time to make some Christmas cards...woohoo!!!
There are quite a few Christmas challenges around, so today's card was made with a few of them in mind.......

I used a cute sketch from Sparkles Christmas Challenge .......makes life a LOT easier, lol.........and will keep this sketch in my file....I like it a lot....haaaa!
I used a kraft base and a lovely spotty background paper, then inked with fluid chalk for definition........placed three banners cut from glittery red-striped papers, as in the sketch, and used 3 cute Christmas buttons on them, and another, below, as the sentiment.......a sparkly white and gold snowflake was used in a corner of the framed me some snowflakes.........

Another challenge I'm entering is Crafty Hazelnut's and she's asking for Festive Funnies, and I think this little fella from Elizabeth Dulemba is hilarious....he's jolly and round, and makes me smile........he's coloured up with Promarkers and is on two Nestie labels and a piece of kraft.
I like the way this turned out, and hope you agree 'cos I need some strokin' and pattin'.....haaaa!

Back tomorrow.....or, that's the plan, anyways.

Anne-Marie x

Challenges:  Christmas Flowers/Holly (I used both)  Ho Ho Ho Christmas


  1. Ohh love that Santa image.
    Everybody is talking about Christmas in July - but here it is really Christmas in July...... and no no ornaments up yet *LOL* but Danish word for Christmas is "jul" and July is "Juli" - see Christmas in July ;o)

  2. He's a jolly chap! Love the colour combo you have used and great interpretation of the sketch. Thanks for joining in with 52 CCT this week
    Louise x

  3. Really interested in the Danish in the comment above! You learn something everyday!
    If you're waving to me, does that I mean I have to wave back?! Sigh... *waves* (ha!)
    Love this jolly little Santa and I like this sketch too. I've been making a few Christmas cards these past few days but no doubt I'll have a little splurge and then not make any until November, then sell them all like last year and end up rushing my own!!

  4. Love your gorgeous crimbo card Anne-Marie that is one jolly need for thanks it is a pleasure to say a prayer for such a worthy cause,I just hope it

  5. Super card with a jolly Santa that has certainly made me smile. Thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 79 - hope to see you again soon. x

  6. You go, girl -- getting all organized and doing those Christmas cards already. After a week of 40+C temps, Christmas is the last thing on this old lady's mind. So like that image you've used. Certainly is a jolly old elf (smile), and your card is FAB!

  7. Hi Anne-Marie - great card and I love that sketch too. Gonna have to try it myself! Thanks so much for joining us this week at 52CCT with your cute Santa!

  8. This is just TOO CUTE! I LOVE the colors you used--gives a nice vintage touch! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

  9. Adorable Christmas card. Love the layout.

  10. This is very cute!!!
    Just read the story of Immy! How wonderful for all who hiked for her! Will say a prayer for her!

  11. oh this is gorgeous a lovely Christmas creation, thank you for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx
    ps I have 1000 follower candy if you are interested :)

  12. This is fantastic, lovely design and papers, thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers,
    Ruth x

  13. I love your happy dancing Santa - he's gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining in this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

  14. Thank you so much for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge with this amazing creation

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

  15. What a pretty Christmas-card! Great design. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
    Berit x

  16. Beautiful! Love this layout and super cute image! Thanks for playing along at 52CCT this week!

  17. Hi Anne Marie, well I adore Christmas so this card is just perfect, I love the Father Christmas, he looks a really jolly soul and love the way you did your banners. Good luck in the challengs and thank you for the lovely comment on my blog, much appreciated. Anne x

  18. xmas in july... it SHOULD be xmas in july... it's so freakin hot here! send us that rain will ya?

    yeah, keep that lab away from me. i bite! lol

    hugs :)

  19. I already told you I like this card, but I'll say again that it is very cute!!
    Check out my latest post and you'll see something familiar!! :)

  20. Lovely card - I love the cheery Santa image. Elizabeth x

  21. Very pretty. Love the colours you've used. Thanks for joining us at CCAYR this month.

  22. fab card and what a happy looking santa, thanks so much for joining us at the crafters companion blog challenge this month, good luck xx louise

  23. Such a happy Santa! Gorgeous card!