Christmas in September card



The challenge at Penny Black and More  this month is "Early Christmas makes" and this is my DT piece for the challenge. There are some fabulous prizes up for grabs, this and every month so it would be great if you popped over to check them out. Also take a look at the gorgeous inspiration work the team have made for you.
My card.
I wanted to make something a little bit different from the usual Christmas colours and this is what I came up with. The stamp I used was a gift for my birthday from my friend and it is called "give us a kiss". I used glittered paper to die cut the icicles and glittered my punched snowflakes, flowers and image with stickles glue. I curled some white wire and added it to the flowers to finish it off. I was pleased with the overall look and it was nice to make something a little bit different.
I have entered it into several challenges that are listed here:-
http://uniquecrafterschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything goes. Ends 30th sept.
http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything goes
http://scrapalicioususa.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything goes. Ends 4th Sept.
http://joyfulstamper.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/inspire-me-fridays-74-anything-goes.html Ends 6th Sept.
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything goes. Ends 6th Sept.
http://sparklesforumchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ sparkle and bling. Ends 30th Sept.
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ Walking in winter wonderland. Ends 6th Sept.
http://cupcakecraftchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ flowers. Ends 2nd Sept.
http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.co.uk/ bold colours. Ends 3rd Sept.
http://creativecardcrew.blogspot.co.uk/ christmas. Ends 9th Sept.
http://bearlymine-challenges.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything goes. Ends 3rd Sept.
http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything goes. Ends 4th Sept.
http://letscreatechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ Use a stamp. Ends 4th Sept.
http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ Lets celebrate. Ends 3rd Sept.
http://abc-challenge.blogspot.co.uk/ "W" for wishes (Xmas wishes) Ends 14th Sept.
http://sarahhurleychallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ something magical. Ends 30th Sept.
http://www.craftdoormagazine.com/ Diva or anything goes. Ends 3rd Sept.
http://thepoodlesparlour.blogspot.co.uk/ Wings. Ends 3rd sept.
http://thesecretcraftersaturdaychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ Animal antics. Ends 6th Sept.
http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ Inspired by a song.(Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow) ends 7th Sept.
http://fashionistachallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/fashionista-challenge-6-card-for-child.html Card for a child. Ends 13th Sept.
http://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ nature. Ends 12th sept.
http://nomatterwhichchallenges.blogspot.com.au/ Die cuts and/or punches. Ends 30th Sept.
http://justkeeponcreating.blogspot.com.au/2012/08/christmas-is-just-around-corner.html Ends 30th Nov.
http://heckofachallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything goes. Ends 29th Sept.

50 comments:

Riet said...

So gorgeous card Shirley,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

marion said...

Oww what a sweet Christmas Card and what a cute bear. What a great card you made and I also love the colour combo. It is so pretty. Thanks so much for joining us at NMWC and good luck. I do hope I see you back in our next challenge. Hugs, Marion

downrightcrafty said...

such a sweet image and gorgeous creation, thank you so much for joining in with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx

downrightcrafty said...

oops forgot to say thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland too
hugs Kate xx

Dannii said...

Beautiful I love the glitter!

KraftyKoolKat said...

A really gorgeous card Shirley. Full of glitter and loveliness.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxxx

Karons Krafty Korner said...

Fabulous card - love all that glitter:-) And the image is so cute.

Pamela said...

Beautiful card, such a sweet image. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Pam x

Ellie said...

What a gorgeous creation! I love the colors you used!

Laney said...

Fabulous card Shirley!! and awesome colours!!
!Thanks for joining us at BMC
hugs
laney

NanaConnie said...

Just incredible, Shirley! Fantastic color combo for a winter card. Different and bold! We so appreciate your playing along in our "Color Crazy" challenge at Tuesday Throwdown this week. Good luck in the draw.
NanaConnie DT

SuzanneK said...

Fab card, love the image and the icy look. Thanks for playing along with us at NMW Challenges, good luck. Hugz Suzanne

Eileen said...

Gorgeous card love the cute bear. Thanks for sharing it with us at Let's Craft and Create.

brenda said...

Good morning Shirley,

Sorry to be so late getting here, story of my life this week, not been so good, then the fall and everything taking forever !

I really adore the colour palette you've used here, the touch of red with the aqua really do make a perfect combination.

I hope have good week.

B x

* Shaz * said...

A fabulous card!

Thank you for sharing at Sparkles Christmas Challenges this time
Good luck in the draw

Shaz x

Squirrel x said...

Gorgeous card hun, thank you so much for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week. Hugs Sxx

Clare *Littlebear* said...

This is gorgeous Shirley - I love the fab colour scheme. Hugs, Clare x

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi Shirley, this is gorgeous, love the glittery icicles!
Have a happy week;-))m

Carol said...

Gorgeous card, unfortunately at Sarah Hurley Challenges each card can only be entered into 10 challenges. Hope you join us next month, Carol x

suzARTe said...

this is really gorgeous, those beautiful flowers really stand out and I love the main image as well.

Thanks so much for sharing your card at Christmas is just around the corner at Just keep on creating, I hope you will continue to play along :)

mixamatoasties said...

Lovely card. I love the blue and red together.

Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin this week.

Susan x

snailzpace said...

hi shirley, this smiling teddy image is adorable! i love the colours you've used and all the glitter and die cuts and the red flowers with the curly wire are beautiful.
linda

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a fantastic card you have made for the Bearly Mine Challenge. Amazing. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team)

jackid said...

Beautiful creation thanks for playing along with us at poodles
Jacki xx

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

This is such a beautiful card! I really love how you have gone with other colors than the traditional!

Thanks for joining us as Tuesday Throwdown this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Francesca said...

Very cute , Thanks for joining us at Secret crafter Saturday this week and good luck!

Hugs
Francesca

Molecraft said...

A gorgeous card, love all the sparkle and lovely colours...thanks for joining us at Divas!
Helen x

Colinda said...

He's lovely!! Love the glitter and the images! Thanks for the tip! For now good night and have a sunny day tomorrow, Colinda

Colleen Holmes said...

Your card is adorable - love everything about it! Thank you for playing at TTCRD Magazine Challenge- Hugz, Colleen

~ Barb said...

Really cute colors! And I love your embellishments, especially the wire. Thank-you for sharing with us at The Poodles Parlour!
{Hugs} Barb

Jess's Crafty Things said...

love the colours on your card, good luck and thanks for playing along at Bearly Mine Challenges, hugs Jess

paperfun said...

Beautiful card. Your sparkle is gorgeous.

Thanks for joining our Christmas challenge at Creative Card Crew.

Mari

Rica said...

A gorgeous card, your colours and details are stunning and I love that sweet 'polar' bear!!

hugs
Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp challenge.

Tracy said...

Great colour combo and a really sweet card. Love your choice of image Shirley.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

mandy said...

thankyou for joining us at Heck of a challenge,loving the colour combo and cute bear.xxx

Joan said...

such a cute stamp and a lovely card. Thanks for the info re the challenge, have posted my card on to it.

Joan

Teresa said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Shirley, love the colour and the bear. Thank you for the heads up on the PB and more challenge I have entered my card. Thank you. Teresa xx

Janneke said...

What a great card ;o)
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week!

fatmonica said...

It's beautiful.I love the image and the glitz!Thanks for sharing it with us at Sarah Hurley's Challenge Blog.

Ruza Rebel said...

Very pretty! Love all the embelishments and the sparkle!
Thank you for joining the QKR Stampede Challenge. Good luck on the draw!
Ruza ~ QKR DT

Pat K said...

Gorgeous card...love the image and well placed sparkle. Thanks for joining us at Fashionista. hugs, xx

Margaret said...

Loved your DT card so Chrismassy. Thanks for dropping into my blog and your kind comment. I have made a card especially for Penny Black and more which is now up on line so pop back if you have time.
Hugs
Margaret M

Jolanda said...

Thanks for yout visite to my blog and for telling me about Penny Black and More! You made a great card and maybe you would like to follow our challenges at Christmas Card with challenges, every week a new challenge! Have a nice day
JOlanda

Jenny said...

I actually felt chilly looking at this card. So realistic. Thanks so much for joining in our challenge at Sweet Stampin this week.

Ang C said...

A beautiful card – thankyou for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges for our Nature Challenge

Good luck in the draw

Ang x

Tinkerella said...

What a lovely card! Thanks so much for joining the Creative Card Crew „Christmas Challenge“!
I wish you good luck – make sure to come back to see who’ll be our winner!
Hugs, Elisa (DT)

Paper Profusion said...

Hi Shirley, Thanks for your kind comment and your invite to Penny Black and More Challenge - I've thrown my hat in the ring! I love your card, turqoise and blue combo most unusual and it works beautifully.

Samantha said...

Hi Shirley thanks so much for visiting my blog and I have added my mini album as you suggested, LOVE your card super cute and love the colours too! hugs me xx

Cinzia Gava said...

gorgeous card, love the color combo!!thanks for sharing it to us at ABC Challenge
hugs

Carrie Robinson said...

Oh this is wonderful - thanks for joining us with our 1st challenge at 'a heck of a challenge xx'

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