Friday, July 12, 2013

Christmas in July at Paper Crafting Journey!

My boys and I actually celebrate Christmas in July!!! We get the tree out, have a roast for lunch with bon bon's etc and of course presents!!! It was a tradition we started about 4 years ago and the boys love it!!!
So this fortnights challenge is all about Christmas in July at Paper Crafting Journey!! We are sponsored by Rick St Dennis and we were lucky enough to be able to choose an image to use so I chose the North Pole sign!!!

I coloured the North Pole image in with tria markers, I then added some glitter pen to the red bits  (can't see in this photo) Then added crystal effects to the icicles and rock candy stickles to the snow!!! I then just added the merry Christmas sentiment, the twine and rhinestones and initially left it at that. But I had a friend staying here and she said it looked a bit plain compared to what I usually make so I added the snow flakes and I think she was right. They just finished off the card perfectly!!!
I hope that you can join us this fortnight at PCJ!
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
* Fab n Funky - Christmas in July
* Inky Impressions - Christmas in July
* Crafty Sentiments - Christmas in July
* ABC challenges - Christmas in July
* Stamp and Create - Christmas in July
* The Stamp Spot - Christmas in July


  1. good idea to add the snowflakes ... it really gives the card a christmasssy feel! Thanks for taking part in The Stamp Spots 'christmas in July' challenge

  2. I was so NOT ready to think about Christmas, but it has been loads of fun seeing all the lovely Christmas cards. You card is wonderful. That little North Pole image is a delight. Thank you for sharing with us in this week's challenge at Inky Impressions.

  3. What a fab card, love the added snowflakes! Hope you have a lovely Christmas in July dinner!! Thank you so much for joining in our Christmas in July Challenge at Crafty Sentiments! Good luck in the draw and hope to see you for our next challenge which starts Tuesday! Hugs Susan x

  4. I think its fab you celebrate christmas in July, but what do you do in December Alethea ?? Fantastic card sweetie and thanks so much for playing at Craft Sentiments Designs !!

    hugs Diane xx

  5. Lovely image, love all the added sparkle and shimmer! Thankyou for joining us this week at ABC Challenges

  6. Cute little frozen bear, I hope someone picks him up and gives him a warm home! hehe!

    Thanks so much for joining in our Christmas in July challenge at The Stamp Spot!

  7. Gorgeous. Love the design with the snowflakes and scenery. Thanks for playing at Inky Impressions and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at Inky Impressions xx

  8. absolutely adorable! that teddy looks like he needs a hug! Thanks so much for linking up at The Stamp Spot this month!
    Jess D TSS DT

  9. What a fun Christmas card, Alethea!
    Thanks for playing along with The Stamp Spot, Christmas in July challenge!

    TSS DT

  10. love your cute christmas card Alethea - just gorgeous - thank you for playing along at Fab'n'Funky Challenges this week hugs Judith x


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