Sunday, July 19, 2009

Fa la la la la..........

Yep, this week's High Hopes challenge is Christmas in July!!! I've been seeing this challenge a lot lately, & although it's the middle of summer & I so dread the busy holiday season which seems to come so quickly, I have been enjoying looking at everyone's fun Christmas creations!!!




I used one of the new release stamps for my card.....Santa in Chimney....isn't he the cutest?? I colored him with my Prismas & gamsol.....used a bit of Twinkling H2O's here & there....added Liquid Applique to the furry part of his suit...& Stickles to the snow. The sentiment is from SU's Riveting.....I don't use many SU stamps but this set sees a lot of ink! Love those circle sentiments (now if I could just win that darn adorable circle set from Aud, lol). The papers are SU's Riding Hood Red (another favorite) & Basic Grey Wassail (ditto). This is also one of my favorite layouts.....it was a sketch from SCS?? Friday Sketchers?? I can't remember, but I use it a lot, lol!! I added a few poinsettias & leaves.....& the charm is from Ebay.





Here's a close up of the fat guy himself....I apologize for the poor pictures....I just can't seem to ever take a good picture of anything red!! Good thing you all know what these papers look like in person!!





Same layout for the inside....can't have anything NOT match now, can we??

Please check out the High Hopes blog when you get a chance....check out the other Divas' creations...& play along if you can!! You'll be one card closer to completing those holiday greetings!!

22 comments:

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous card, Michelle.
Your coloring is fabulous, awesome papers and details. Love the circle sentiment and charm too.

Karen x

Cris Z. said...

I'm comming to you from the UP in Michigan (there's a computer in the casino!) The weather up here is perfect for this card. As usual, your cards are great. The coloring perfect, you make me sooo jealous.

dolcreations said...

This card is fantastic Michelle. I love how you coloured him. You are fantatic at that! I love the charm, the puff stuff! Everything! I wish I was going to get this at Christmas in the mail!
Christine

Rachel said...

Super cute! Love that stamp :)
Where did you get the little circle with the tree in the middle? Is it a stamp?

Sirpaliina said...

Great card Michelle, and colouring is so beautiful. Merry, merry cristmas.

Rachel said...

Thanks for the name of the stamp and for the clicks too! :) Much appreciated!

SMK said...

wow! loving all the papers and how they work together! great job! and the inside is gorgeous too :)

Bev said...

Oh my goodness!! Michelle this is utterly breathtaking sweetie. My jaw hit the deck when I saw your card lol - it's amazing!! xx

Anonymous said...

Your Santa is SO cute!!

Swedie

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

This is beautifully colored Michelle. You do so well with red. I love the layout for this card. What an adorable image. Great job. Hugs...

Tracey said...

This is an incredible card Michelle! I love the rich colours! xx

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 on My SCS Gallery said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card Michelle. Love the colours and the dp, all the little special touches, and those gorgeous poinsettias - well, I love everything don't I? Anyway, what's not to love about this card!!

Tori Wild said...

GORGEOUS card Michelle, but don't get me stressing about Christmas yet! :) (Although I've done a few Xmas cards too, I just don't want to think about shopping until after Thanksgiving!)

Karen J. said...

Awesome work...gorgeous card!!!

Lacey said...

Fantastic card!! What a cute image (*wink*)!! LOL Great minds think alike, right?! I love those papers, too!
`Lacey

Laura VanVleet said...

Awesome Christmas in July card, Michelle!!

Terrie said...

WOW this is gorgeous .. what an amazing job on your coloring .. I too am jealous. That Dp from Basic Grey is awesome .. just a totally perfect card !! TFS

Tammi said...

Wow, this is amazing, colors are striking...love this!

Cheryl said...

Michelle, he is adorable! I love the fur on his suit, your stupendous coloring and the Basic Grey paper!
I'll send an email with the Mag group on reg. email.

Pam said...

What a wonderful Santa Michelle.
You are such a talented gal!
~Pam
http://stampsinc.blogspot.com/

Ila said...

Totally Gorgeous!!...love those papers, layout and that Santa is Totally Fabulous!!!....Hugs, Ila

♥...Mo...♥ said...

Is in love with your cards .... They are beautiful ... Kisses from Venezuela...

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