Thursday, July 5, 2012

Christmas in July

Lots of challenges for Christmas cards this week.  I'm all for getting my Christmas cards done early this year.  Last year I got caught at the last minute with more cards to make than I had time for. This year I've found that I enjoy making Christmas cards regardless of the season and the challenges keep me motivated.


Here are the challenges...


Theme Challenge #1 {Christmas in July}




My choice is Cherry Cobbler



I flipped the sketch.


Just Add Ink

JAI 125 Theme Challenge

BRRR..I DONT KNOW ABOUT YOU BUT ITS DECIDELY GOT COOLER DOWNUNDER IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND.......

PERFECT FOR A  

JUST ADD WINTER

I love the folksy look of this card. Lisa had used these colors for some of these challenges and I loved her card so much, I was inspired to use them too.  I hope you don't mind Lisa. I think yours is prettier with that gorgeous ornament.

All supplies are Stampin' Up!

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Jolly Bingo Bits, More Merry Messages
Ink:  Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler
Paper:  Naturals White, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake
Other:  Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Basic Rhinestones, Corner Rounder Punch

I hope I haven't taken too much of your time with all these challenges.  I'm so glad you stopped by.  And thanks for all the nice comments.  They make me smile.

Enjoy!







19 comments:

jimlynn said...

Bonnie, this is sensational! Love the use of Crumb Cake with the red. And that ribbon and bow is WOW! So pretty.
Lynn

Colleen Dietrich said...

I love those rounded corners, the deep red mat, and all those little snowflakes, Bonnie!

Karen said...

Great card Bonnie - love the use of Kraft card and the diagonal rounded corners. Know what you mean about making one or two a week, it is so less painful than leaving it to the last minute! Thanks for joining us at ATS this week.

Karen x

mab822 said...

Great card!

Cynthia said...

I love kraft and...well...kraft and any color actually! But especially kraft and red. What a gorgeous card!

Valerie said...

Fabulous card Bonnie and absolutely perfect for our challenge this week at ATS. Love the 2 rounded corners and the gorgeous bow:) Good luck with the challenge!
Val x

Colleen said...

You are on the ball with Christmas cards! I was in Hobby Lobby the other day, and it has Christmas displays everywhere! I nearly hyperventilated.

Love your card! The rounded corners are a nice touch.

Mynnette said...

Sooooo pretty! LOVE the white snowflakes on the kraft paper! LOVE that bow, too! :)

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Gorgeous job Bonnie, love your card, that ribbon brings it all together brilliantly, xxx

Kylie said...

I also love those rounded corners! What a great look it gives your card. The colours are fantastic. Thanks so much for playing along at ATS xx

Victoria said...

The red really pops against the kraft, and those snowflakes are ever so classy. It's amazing what a difference rounded corners make too, isn't it? I am determined to be organised for Christmas this year as last year was so manic (moving house didn't help!) but I'm quite enjoying making Christmas cards all year round too. Thanks so much for joining us again at Addicted to Stamps :)

Benzi said...

Bonnie, this is fabulous. I do love that Cherry Cobbler for a Christmas card. I better stock up soon. Beautiully done with the rounded corner, snowflakes, and yummy seam binding.

Laurie said...

Bonnie this is really pretty! So elegant! Love the bow! Thanks for playing along at RetroSketches!

Aquarius said...

A nice classy card - good to get them made early I find!!

baileyrosy.com said...

Such a gorgeous card Bonnie, I love the elegant style of this and the beautiful crisp stamping against the card. The ribbon is such a pretty addition, just perfect for our challenge at Addicted to Stamps, thanks so much for sharing.

Marie

Nikki Spencer said...

Gorgeous crisp clean card Bonnie. Love the rounded corners and yummy pop of red satin, beautifully done as always. Xxx
Thanks so much for joining us at Just Add Ink.

Patrice said...

Such an elegant card, love that gorgeous bow.

Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps this week.

Jacqueline said...

Thanks for joining in our challenge this week at ATS - your card is lovely - Jacqueline xx

LeAnne said...

I was perusing the SCS gallery for Jolly BIngo Bits and came across this....now HOW did I miss this on the PP blog? SO cute...into my favs it is going!