Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Merry Christmas in July

I’ve had this image, Merry Betty, from Simply B Stamps coloured since Christmas last year but just never got around to getting her on a card.  I was so late with my Christmas presents for friends overseas that I was embarrassed to send them in March so decided I’d send them for the traditional Australian Christmas in July.  Well it’s late June and I only just got the card done on the weekend and the gift in the mail, nearly missed this one too!

I headed over to the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown site for some inspiration, the current challenge was to use some pearls so I raided my trim stash for some pearl trim and added some pearls to Betty’s hat to cover the spiders (not sure if the Japanese friends this is heading too would appreciate a Steampunk type Christmas card!).  The layout is from the CTMH cardmaking kit the papers are from, it’s good to have all the colouring matching taken care of by professionals and the layout designs help too.  I did make my card larger than the sample though although when it came to paying postage today I did regret that choice!

Forgot to write them down :-(
Spellbinders Nestabilities 5x7 Matting Basics
Spellbinders Nestabilities Deckled Rectangles Large
CTMH Pear and Partridge collection
Stampin’ Up Snow Swirled

Thanks for stopping by :-)


  1. What a super fun image! LOVE the glitter and that pearl border is amazing! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

  2. Great card - thanks for joining in this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

  3. Lovely Card, I don't make cards myself, but I do have a blog for crafts in Paper Beads, but I love looking at the cards in blogs, this is amazing, thank you for sharing it, real inspiration :))

  4. I think covering the spiders with the red pearls to make holly berries was a wise choice because I associate spiders with Halloween, not Christmas. :) The pearl ribbon border is really cool! Thanks for sharing your card in this week's challenge at 52{C}CT.

  5. Amazing coloring - love the green hair! I think it sure would look different with a spider on there for sure - so good choice the holly :o)
    Thanks for joining us this week at 52CCT!

  6. Fun image and the pearly border is fab! Thanks so much for playing along with us at 52 {C}CT, please come back soon! Ruth x

  7. Like the way you adapted the image, the pearl border is great. Thanks for playing along with us this week in the embellishment challenge at 52 CCt

    Louise xx

  8. It looks like "Merry Betty" is running to get your presents and wishes to the recipient in time! Cute card.

  9. Super cute image - such fun! I do like the pretty pearl trim too. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

  10. oh what a super fantastic card...
    Thanks for joining in our Birthday celebrations

  11. Love this. Thanks for joining our SBS Birthday Celebrations.


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