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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Christmas in July

I don't know about you, but I really struggle making cards after a holiday. It's not lack of mojo, it's just that I can't seem to get the ideas I have turned into real life... And to make a Christmas card after 2 weeks in the sun doesn't make things easier...
Anyway, I managed somehow to get my DT card ready for Outlawz Twisted Thursday where this week's challenge is CHRISTMAS. Our sponsors for July are Anne's Digital Art and Paper Temptress.
I've used papers from Maja Design which are not from any Christmas collection. The wreath - one of Anne's images - has been printed onto kraft, I paper pieced the leaves and used red and gold glitter glue for the berries. I added the wreath to a vintage image as a frame, then I mounted it all onto a doily. The sentiment is stamped, and I've used a Martha Stewart punch for the edges. Pearls from my stash.

This card is also for these challenges:
1) Completely Christmas - #18 Anything Goes
2) Christmas Card Challenges - #31 Anything Goes
3) Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - #183 Use a Sentiment

25 comments:

Sue said...

Such a beautiful card Pia. The image is so sweet, I love the wreath and gorgeous papers too.
Sue xx

scrappymo! said...

I love the look of a frame that you have created for this item. There is such lovely vintagy feel to this card..
Beautiful!

Regina said...

Absolutely gorgeous Pia! Loving the vintage feel!
Regina*

Lisa S. said...

Wow Pia, I love the image you used and the design of your card is so pretty! xx

Lau W said...

Oh so lovely design, so sweet card !
There is the sun here, and when the weather is nice I did not want to make cards, I like to settle down in the garden ... :-))
xxx

Laine said...

Stunning design and detail Pia. Love the colour palette. Its nice to have you back.
Laine
xx

Paper Profusion said...

It's beautiful Pia. Welcome back from your hols. Nicola x

Loz said...

Gorgeous card and image Pia..Loz

Donna Nuce said...

Love the vintage picture of the sweet little girls. That wreath is stamped and cut beautifully! Have a great day and thanks for the blog candy.
Donna

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so gorgeous Pia. Love the cute endearing picture and printed on Kraft makes it look awesome. Lovely stamped and cut wreath.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

sandie said...

Hi Pia, just got back myself from hols last night and I know what you mean...no ideas! Luckily I had pre-scheduled a few posts for the next few days before I left. And for no ideas, you sure did a great job here. I like the lox of patterns in the background paper, although it is the same colour these patterns distinguish it really well x

Teresa Arsenault said...

This is lovely, Pia. It was a brilliant idea to use Anne's image as a frame and the doily makes a perfect backdrop.
Hugs,
Teresa

Chrissy said...

I struggle after a break too Pia but you would never know that you struggled with this gorgeous card. I love the image and wreath and non tradtional colours...gorgeous.

luv CHRISSYxx

chrissy xx said...

What a FABulous shape this is Pia..LOving your image, doily and this pretty paper piecing. The wreath looks GOrgeous on Kraft paper what a great idea.
Chrissyxx

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous Christmas card Pia, I love your beautiful vintage image and fabulous shape and design.
Pauline
x

Asha said...

This is so beautifully put together, Pia. I do love the shape, which is perfect for the vintage focal image. The faming is stunning. Not bad after 2 weeks in the sun. Welcome back!
hugs, Asha

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely card for CHNC challenge 183 and also for Completely Christmas 18 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for July - I'd love to see it there too. x

Sue B said...

Oh Wow! this is gorgeous Pia.. such a wonderful vintage image and the holly wreath and doily show it off to perfection! Love those scrummy papers too! :-)
Hope you have a lovely weekend!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Jennyfer L said...

This is so beautiful Pia. Love the papers and the lovely vintage image.

Donna B. said...

Pretty vintage card! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges this week.

Karen (karey2005) said...

Love your focal image and the vintage feel. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges! Karen N (DT)

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Very stylish and elegant x

Tammy said...

Stunning card Pia, I love that sweet vintage image and the gorgeous wreath!!
Tammy x

Danielle Vincent said...

Love the shape of this fabulous card! I agree, sometimes it's hard to make winter and Christmas cards in the summer :o)

Monika Reeck said...

Pia this is adorable...and I love the image it is really a great christmas card...I can not believe you were gone and now you get much more than 20 comment you are really a star my dear friend...I am happy to be your friend...you must be having much FANS :) love the color combo and the doily ...hugs, Monika