Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Christmas In July with Crafty Sentiments

Hi All,
Oh my gosh,
I can't believe how fast time is going by. I am telling you now I think the summer heat is effecting my brain! I realized today that I forgot to post my July Give Away. I believe when school let out for summer so did my brain!! : (   So I posting the Give Away soon. But today we have another reason to Celebrate.
We are Celebrating 
Crafty Sentiments
Christmas In July for 2 Days
lChristmas Release

There are some fantastic creations from the DT that will surely get you in the mood to create those Christmas Cards for family and friends. :D

I received the new image Hark the Angel and I am telling you she is a wonderful image to work with, I absolutely adore her. I wanted her to stand out so I didn't add a lot of glitter or bling. I did layer her, she has a 3D look to her head piece and wings with some glossy accents. 
So here is my card -

Here's a couple of close up shots to see the layers and glossy accents

Inside of the card - fussy cut a poinsettia and have stickles in the middle.

Back of the card has the other side of the tag from the G45 Christmas collection
I couldn't cover it up, way to pretty. : )
Do you like the frame on this? I knew I wanted a frame for this card so i checked my cricut cartridges and found French Manor had this beautiful frame. Love it! it really cut out nicely and love the detailing on it. I cut two the size 5.75 and the top layer is 5.50 if you have this cartiridge it's French Manor, page 63. On the top layer of the frame I used my stylus to create a embossed look to portions of the frame. Take your stylus, and in a circular motion pressing down rub your stylus along the edges of the frame this will cause the paper to start curling or indent. Just continue where you want to emboss/indent your paper. If you need me to I will do a tutorial on this technique. I really like it and gives the paper a really nice look after your finished. 
I did fussy cut a couple of the holly, poinsettias and bird as well as Hark's head piece and wings (2x). I colored the wings with Faber Castell white Pitt artist pen, first went over the wing lines with C-3 then colored it with the white pen then used glossy accents on top. 

Stamp - Crafty Sentiments - Hark the Angel
Paper - G45 Twelve Days Of Christmas; Recollections - Deep Red; EchoPark-Reflections Christmas Kit by Lori Witlock ( this paper is behind the Hark the Angel)
Ink - TH Distress Inks and pens - fired brick, forest moss; Copics - R27, R29, RV29, E000, E00, E21, E31, E35, E37, E57, G05, YG63, Y02, Y08, Y15, Y17, Y38, YR68, C-2, C-3; Sharpie Ultra Fine Point used on shoes.
Accessories - Glossy Accents, Cricut - French Manor, Pop Dots (layered 2x)

Challenges entered:

Please join us at the Crafty Sentiments Inspirational Blog for the Christmas Preview today and tomorrow take a look at the wonderful makes from the Team mates. :D
I am so inspired I plan on getting some of the Christmas cards started, hope you were inspired as well. :D
Thank you for stopping by and Have a great day. :D
Deborah xxx


  1. This is gorgeous. I adore how you've colored her and how you've layered her hair holly. I never even thought about doing that but see how much cuter it is when you do it! The layout of this card is outstanding...and the frame is so pretty. This is very beautiful! What a GREAT card to display a new image! Fabulous! Hugs, Gail

  2. Absolutely GORGEOUS!! The image and details are very SWEET!
    Would love for you to join us at Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party.
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  3. Thanks for entering your lovely card for CHNC challenge 186 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for July - I'd love to see it there too. x

  4. wow this is so pretty. Thanks for playing with DCD

  5. What a beautiful card!! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us this week at CCCB :-)

  6. So pretty! Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly this week!

  7. Like the festive coloring & flourish look to this Christmas card.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  8. What a lot of fabulous detail on your lovely card. Love the sweet Angel image. Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly Christmas.
    Carol x

  9. Such a lovely card ...Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  10. Absolutely stunning. Love the frame. Thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday. Wendy (DT).xx

  11. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!! Love the 3D look!!!Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week!

  12. Your card is gorgeous and thank you for joining in our challenge at Sparkles Christmas Buddies Challenge "Winter Scene" good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

  13. Wow this is neat! Thanks for joining us at CCCB this week!

  14. Beautiful beautiful card and scene.Thanks for joining in with us over at Sparkles Christmas.Good luck.Hugs Debbie x

  15. Your card is stunning.
    I love this image and your colouring is beautiful.