Hiya! How's the week so far? Over here it has been hellaciously hot, and it continues to be so! I know I have been whinging about the lack of summer heat but ... HELLO? Can we dial it back a couple of notches. It has been 37ºC (that's 98.5º in old money) all day, no breeze, nothing. Just flaming, scorching heat! Of course it's the perfect weather for Christmas cards. So that's what I did.
For my sketch, I turned to Tuesday Morning Sketch #155 and the colours are from 52 Christmas Card Throwdown. Other ideas and inspirations came from Stampin' Sisters in Christ #148 "Sparkle" as well as Cards for Men #15 and Diecut Divas #74 "Christmas in July".
Throw everything in a pot, stir well, hope for the best and here's what you get:
|Confession: I'm not using Christmas papers. This polka dot piece is from Papermania's "Liquorice and Sherbert" A4 paper pack. It reminded me of snow fall in the dark... possibly a blizzard. Go on, let your imagination soar!|
|The sentiment is from WMS "Compliments of the Season" set, stamped in Memento Danube Blue. Then I cut it out with Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Rectangles S4-317 and lightly inked the edges with TH's Faded Jeans. Finally, 4 blue blings for some sparkle.|
|Here's a close-up of Santa's hat, which I cut with a die from Spellbinders Holiday Cheer S4-225. Did some stencilling with TH's Faded Jeans and added some sparkly fluffy thingamabob for the trim. Quite pleased with the way it turned out.|
|Old habits die hard. I OD-ed on pop-dots. (Note to self: get more...NOW)|
|For the inside I added a strip of paper from the same pack which, to me, looks like winter twigs... and I tied it all up with some blue and white twine.|
That's another Christmas card in my stash. If I keep this up I should be ok by December, leaving me plenty of time to stress over other things. Kitty-cat Xiara is doing fine. She's eating on her own now which is a great relief to us both. She's less mobile than she used to be but with regular physio she'll do better. I'll leave you with a picture of her blissfully asleep. Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you tomorrow.
|Yes, she's in a diaper! Since we are |
having mobility issues, this allows
her to rest uninterrupted without
having to struggle to the loo at night.
|You can't hear it, but she's actually|
snoring! I guess at that age she's
earned a few privileges.
Celery sticks (shocking but true!) and
Top Honour 52 Christmas Card Throwdown July 2012 Colour Challege