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Friday, 27 July 2012

Too Hot To Be Christmas

This is my card for the challenge at Lili's Little Fairies of Christmas In July.  Unfortunately there are some technical issues with LLF at the moment which mean that the post hasn't gone up but I found the theme from Fairy Jayne and Fairy Netty who have uploaded their DT cards to their blogs.

LOTV Decorating The Tree - painted in Distress Inks (ReInkers)
I'm not sure what made me choose this little chap from all the Christmas stamps I have as that tree always gives me a headache with the colouring.  I think I ended up with four shades of green and I'm still not overly happy with it.  Anyhoo, here's my card:

The papers are a bit of a mixture, the green tree paper and the spotty paper are Basic Grey and the red with gold spots is Anitas and the matting layer is white card inked with DI Fired Brick.  Nestie star dies for the shapes, a LOTV Christmas sentiment and to finish off, star gems in the corner to coordinate with the stars on little lad's tree.

I'll link this to the challenge as and when it posts so if you see it before I do just give me a shout!

Hugs, Sxx

25 comments:

Lorraine said...

I love Christmas cards!! He is so cute and you've coloured him perfectly. I haven't got this one, must add it to my wish (need) list!!
Lorraine x

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is cute ... i love the image - and traditional colours
Lisa x

Chrissy said...

So cute Squirrel, love the image and the tree papers, fabulous colouring and such a great sentiment.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Aunty Sue said...

Hahn card and what depth of colours with the re inkers. Love it and tree is fab but know what you mean always struggle doing them

Caroline said...

Gorgeous card love the image which you have coloured beautifully and the layout is fabulous. Caroline xxx

kay said...

super christmas card squirrel,tree looks ok to me,x

Mary J said...

He's gorgeous Squirrel! Love the little gems in the corner that follow through with the image!

Doreen said...

Fabulous card Squirrel, Love the beautifully coloured image.xxx

Claire said...

Love your card hun, great image and layout. Have a lovely day. Hugs, Claire x

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Squirrel
A gorgeous card love the image and fabulous paper's have a lovely weekend my friend
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Caz said...

Fabulous card Squirrel. Love the beautifully coloured image, papers and layout.
Hugs
Caz x

Curlybear said...

Oh S how adorable is this I love his trousers they rock, love the background paper too,

Have a lovely weekend,
Hugs Bridget :0) x

sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous, I love the image and fabulous papers.
Hope you have a good weekend

Sue

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Squirrel, the image is adorable I like the backing paper and the stars.
Kevin xx

Tanya said...

Gorgeous Squirrel! I think you coloured the tree in really well :) What a cute image, I don't have a lot of Christmas stuff in my stash because I only really started crafting this year, I must get on that! Your papers are lovely too :)

Tags xx

Kara Lynne said...

Sweet Christmas image, his checkered pants are fun! Your tree looks great, that's got to be tough to color.

rachel said...

stunning squirrel - thank goodness you DT girls can get the message out! Hugs Rachel xx

Victoria said...

Can see why the tree could cause a headache, but from where I'm looking, it looks great! I love those pyjamas!

coops said...

so stunning hun.love the gorgeous image and papers and your colouring is beautiful :D

xx coops xxx

Jackie said...

What a fabulous selection of cards since my last visit. Unfortunately, life gets in the way of commenting at times :o)
Jackie xx

Zippy said...

Gorgeous card hun and your colouring is perfect xxx

Faith A said...

What a lovely christmassy card, love the papers and great colouring

Kat said...

Really sweet Squirrel, love it.

Wish it was too warm here. At the moment the rain is bouncing off the windows. Second time today. This morning at work several people were stuck in the village shop for ages because the rain was so heavy!! Not cold right enough but pretty unpleasant if you need to go out.

Kat xx

Michelle said...

Christmas -- oyks! Only 5 months away, I was reminded the other day. I do love working on Xmas cards though -- maybe your cute card will inspire me :)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I absolutely love your card with the different patterns and shades of green. But I second you that it is too darn hot to make Christmas cards. Or clean house. Or do anything but sip spiked lemonade while being fanned by an adoring mute male. In a loincloth. Who also dusts while we are asleep. And gives an excellent toe massage.

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