Thursday, 20 November 2014

Christmas day, the Aussie way

I’ve got a non-traditional Christmas card to share featuring Summer Time Betty from the new Summer Babes collection from Simply B Stamps.

Yes, I’ve put a swimsuit wearing, summer themed Betty on my Christmas card.  Why?  Well my sentiment says it all, this is an Aussie Christmas when the sun is baking hot, the water is warm and togs (swimwear) are the perfect apparel.  I just covered the bow on her hat with some holly and berry and gave her some Christmas coloured spots on her swimmers.

To make up my card I followed the current card sketch over at Feeling Sketchy, swapping out the butterflies for some Christmassy white berries and a seashell.  I also printed my sentiment (a mix of my own and the word art that comes with the image) on a die cut that looked a bit like a sun rather than just having a plain circle element.

Christmas is the theme over at Crafty Catz so I am entering my card in their current challenge.  I’ve also used a lot of green on my card so I’m aslo entering it in the current challenge at Crafty Hazelnuts’ Christmas Challenge.

Skin E000, E00, E11, E21 (E02 cheeks)
Eyes B32, B39, 0
Lips R24, R29, R46
Hair E21, E23, E25, E27, E29
Outfit G12, G14, G16, G19, R24, R29, R46, R59, Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Spellbinders Shapeabilities ~ Ironwork Accents
Holly and Berry Shrinkie (handmade)
Inks & Paints etc
Spica ~ Chocolate, Gold & Orange
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Scattered Straw & Wild Honey
Bazzill Cardstock ~ Nixon
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 203 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see it there too. x

  2. a lovely card for the Aussie sunfilled Christmas, thank you for joining our challenge at Crafty Catz and hope to see you again

  3. Perfect! It is the same here in South Africa.... Christmas day spend around the pool. Love the image and that quote is just perfect. Thanks for playing along with us at Feeling Sketchy.

  4. This is absolutely an awesome card. Your colouring is fantastic thanks fr joining the challenge ~ Michelle FS DT

  5. This is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Feeling Sketchy.

  6. Wonderful little sunny Betty...suits our climate for sure.
    Thank you for playing along at Feeling Sketchy with us.
    Debi - FS Sketch Designer


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