Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Ice, Ice, Baby - Christmas in July

Hi and Good Morning everyone,  and thanks so much for sharing your wonderful Wedding & Anniversary creations with us last week, we were so blown away by the standard that the DT couldnt narrow it down to just 3!! :)

So, this week, in order of entry we loved seeing:


Well done ladies, it was a pleasure visiting your blogs and being inspired by your fabulous creations! :)  Please Contact Us for your Weekly Spotlight Badge to display on your blog.


Now for my card for this weeks challenge theme of 'Christmas in July' I wanted to go with something very wintry and frosty as thats half the fun when you make them in the summer! :) lol.

I used a 6 x 6 square card for my base, and hand-stitched Bearly Mine papers onto snow-white pearlescent card.  All the die-cuts are in 300gsm pearl card and this heavier card-stock cuts like a dream for even the most delicate and intricate designs.  The large snowflake is the gorgeous Italian Flourish Doily  die, to which I added glossy accents and crisp ice glitter.  The smaller snowflakes are cut using the 4 x 4 Snowflake Plate and this is brilliant - it cuts 20 snowflakes in one pass, all different shapes and sizes and these are  excellent for layering on top of each other too.


The image is matted onto the 2nd smallest size Circle Silver Stacker and the co-ordinating Scalloped Circle Stackers  I thought this made a nice change having it smaller and offset and not smack bang in the centre as I really wanted to show off how beautiful the doily looked as a snowflake. 


The corner dies are just one from the set of Lace Corner Deco C (with added snowflake on top) and the icy leaves behind the image are the lovely Pine Branches

All dies used on this project are:


I hope you find time to join in this week, its never to early to make a start on your christmas cards or scrap-book pages.  Dont forget there is always fresh daily inspiration over on our Cheery Lynn Designs Inspiration blog too.

I hope everyone has a smashing 4th of July and a brilliant week, and thanks so much for visiting today,

Alison - aka 'xtglx'


12 comments:

Penny said...

Absolutely fabulous! Beautiful, beautiful card! :^)
Hugs,
Penny

eyes2theocean said...

This is one of the prettiest cards I've ever seen. You know the type you see in a store and buy it just to have it. Beautiful! :)

Star said...

A beautiful card and fantastic use of dies. It's gorgeous
Eileen x

Sandy Hulsart said...

Alison, this is gorgeous. It is so frosty looking and your coloring is just perfect!

Bonnie Brown said...

Alison this is beautiful!! I love the doily with the glossy accents and ice glitter!! Adds to the frosty feel!! Great job!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Congrats to our top 4!!!
This is an amazing piece-so creative sweetie

KarinsArtScrap said...

fantastic alison.

greetings karin

Bj said...

I got a sneak peek at this card, hee hee. Thanks for that.
It is just Beautiful!!

Jodi said...

Wow!!! Absolutely stunning!!!!!

Jill Norwood said...

This is such an eye-catching card! Love how you used the doily as a giant snowflake and that image is precious!

Kianel said...

Such a great card and sooo iced and frosty!
Love that cute image you used, so adorable!
Love, Kianel.

beadz said...

This is so pretty! It cooled me off just looking at it's frosty goodness!
hugs,
Gini