Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Christmas in July!

Hi Stampers!

We are celebrating Christmas in July this week for our Loves Rubberstamps Challenge! I LOVE Christmas stamps and papers and need to make Christmas cards throughout the year so I can actually send some homemade ones out - LOL!

Here is my very first Christmas card of the year...YAY! 

I absolutely LOVE this image! This is the Wee Stamps Berry from Whimsy Stamps! She is so much fun to color and I love how this turned out! I colored her with a mix of spectrum noir markers and copic markers. This is a new hair color that I saw and I totally love it and will be using is more :) It is E25, E31 & E50.

 I decided to go ALL OUT on this one and decorate the inside of my card too. I love the look of the cards when the insides are decorated also and am going to try and do this more often! I think it really takes the card to the next level. Besides when the outside is super beautiful, I would think you would want the inside to be just as pretty.

Here is how I decorated the inside...

I placed the sentiment on the upper flap and that way I had a writing space on the bottom to hand write a note and sign the card. I kind of like this way of doing the inside, but it will be a bugger to mail! Might be hand delivering cards this year...LOL!

Here is a closer look at my sentiment which is from a Stampin Up! Set called Many Merry Messages.

And here is a close up of my sweet little Berry!

I hope you will dust off your Christmas stamps and play along with us this week!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

I will be entering this in the following challenges:

Songbird Challenge Blog - #24 Use Ribbon
Stamp and Create - July Challenge - Christmas in July
The Stamp Spot - Christmas in July
Color Me Creative - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - Sweet #192
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Christmas
Shelly's Images - Christmas in July
Dutch Dare Card Challenges - Tic Tac Toe - Stitching, Bling & Ribbon


Holly AKA KopyKat

Oh she is so super cute inside and out. I love tne new hair color too and will have to try that one out as well. Fabulous design.


Your card is gorgeous! This is one of my favourite images. It's just soooo cute, isn't it?! And the papers you used on your card are gorgeous too. Fab work! Hugs! xx


OMG! Such a gorgeous card. Love the DPs and the beautiful image. The coloring is amazing!

Carla S.

Your card is gorgeous, Laura! I love the papers and the darling image! Wonderful design, inside and out and fantastic coloring!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk)

WOW this is awesome inside & out! Love the design and your coloring is PERFECT! Thanks so much for joining our "Anything Goes – Christmas In July Edition" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
Shelly's Images Design Team

Lorraine A

Gorgeous card Laura !! this has stopped me in my tracks ! the image is very cute and your colouring is amazing ! totally awesome design !

thanks for joining us on the Crafty Ribbons Challenge
Lols x x x

Dawn Carlyle

This card is stunning - thanks for sharing!


This is a truly beautiful card. Love the papers and embellishments. Your coloring is fantastic. Thanks for joining us this week at the Dutch Dare.

Janet O'Brien

This is a really stunning card Laura. So detailed and awesome colouring. Thanks for joining in this months Christmas in July challenge over at The Stamp Spot.


Wow... just wow! look at that kitty, and all the detail you've put into your colouring! And then, I'm blown away by the patterned papers, and embellishments... I'm in love :D
Thanks so much for linking up at The Stamp Spot this month!

Sandra Azzopardi

WOW, Laura! What a fantastic Christmas card! Your colouring is perfect.
Thanks for playing along with The Stamp Spot, Christmas in July challenge!



So many wonderful embellishments on this card. Jut beautiful inside and out!

Jacqueline Smith

Fabulous card, love the coloring and all the details! Thanks for playing with us at Shelly's Images!

Shelly's Images Design Team


Gorgeous card Laura, your colouring is amazing and love the traditional christmas colours and papers, adorable image too, I just love kitty-cats!

Thanks so much for playing along at The Stamp spot this month!

Patty Sue 2

I was posting my card at Addicted to Stamps and I saw your lovely card. I just wanted you to know how lovely it is. Have a great day!


Gorgeous Gorgeous Colors and Coloring.. Love the shine in her hair and clothes.. and the Green and Red color is my kind of Christmas colors.. FAB FAB details and Sewing!.. Love it! :o)
Thank you for joining us at ATSC! Hugs Sol :o)

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