Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Christmas in July

 Can you believe it's the middle of July already.  Seems like just yesterday we were wishing for warmer weather and summer.  Here in the Midwest we have all and more than we'd wished for.....  The heat idiocies have been in the 100's now for a week with no relief in sight.  The other day the heat index here was 128. Had to be a record!  Oh well, it's just something we can't do anything about except remember how much better it is than 20 below zero with blowing snow (soon to be upon us again).   Somebody please slow the world down a little bit.

My card today is for a few Christmas in July challenges, more than I would normally enter at one time but I'm really wanting to play so play.......those challenges are:

Sketch N Stash Challenge - The sketch I used
Paper Sundaes - Christmas in July
Allsorts - Free & Easy
Jellypark Friends - Christmas in July (New Challenge Blog)
Stamp Something - Christmas in July Somethings

The image and sentiment are from LOTV 2010 Christmas Set 4 and colored with Copics. The poinsettias and metal corner are from WOC.  The DP is from the BG Wassill 6 x 6 pad and matting is Cranberry from CM.  I added white velvet flock to his hat and used Polar White FS for the snow.  Stickles were added because I love shiny and glitzy ribbon on packages.  Just could not seem to get the camera to focus today and I apologize for the poor quality of the picture.

Thanks so very much for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon.  If you have the time to leave me a comment I'll be sure and hop on over to visit. 
"Love & Hugs" Carol (Granny)


Rufus said...

Oh this little guy is adorable!! What a sweet card. Just love the LOTV critters. I've got some on my never ending wish list! Try to stay cool

cheryl said...

oh just love this,hun that wee chap is just adorable,just love the papers you have used on this,hugs cheryl x

Sue said...

A really lovely card, love this sweet image and the papers look fab with him, great take on the sketch too:)

thank you for joining us at SnS


craftieodmae said...

this is beautiful!!!! So many details, and layers, love it, absolutely gorgeous!

Unknown said...

Beautiful card Carol, your paper combination fantastic and so much interest with the different sized shapes.
I think you've got bucklies of the world slowing down hun. Your just going to have to get faster or be like me and just ignore the blurr as it whizzes past. I think I'll say Merry Christmas to you now so that I'm sure to get my best wishes in. *Smiles*
I hope the weather will be kinder to you and I'm not going to tell you that I have my slippers on and the heater going.
Love and Friendship, Your Mate. *Hugs*

Unknown said...

alread christmas cards
wow this is so pretty like the teddy he is cute ,like how you did the layer of your paper
well you will be a head of us for your christmas card
have a good day
thank for the nice comment on my blog

Stef H said...

maybe if i did a few xmas cards it would mentally cool me off! LOL.

what a darling card. love it all!!!!

thanks for the invite (lol) would love to come see you in MO sometime. my last trip was to COLLINSVILLE for the craft fair. LOVED IT and met up with a few blogging buddies. maybe one day......

we DO have central air and we had it serviced in the spring. it works and works well. it's just the skylights are plexiglass and large so the house is very bright and with that sun it gets hot! at least it's not really an unbearable hot, just very warm air circulating.

you stay cool and thank you so much for making me smile!

hugs :)

Patti P. said...

So sorry you are having the high heat, it is back on us again here in the East and looks like no end in sight or at least not in the extended forcast. Thank goodness for A/C, feel sorry for those that don't have it. Love your Christmas card...such beautiful papers with a wonderful image. I also love the corner accent. Tfs and hope you have a wonderful day.

The Other Patti Sue said...

I hate to tell you but our high is supposed to be.... are you ready? 68' flippin degrees... yep I think it's fall! Your card is a real stunner... so many wonderful details! Have a great day my friend!

Jennifer Scull said...

oh my gosh, it is hot hot there! makes me thankful for our temps in the 90's....

your card is just so very cute. love that image! thank you for playing along in our first challenge at Jellypark Friends! we hope you join us again! :)

Pat said...

Beautiful Christmas card Carol, love the cute image, gorgeous papers and super layout.

Pat xx

Plumrose Lane said...

I know, can you believe we're half way to Christmas, ouch! Sure could use some of those cooler temps right about now though ~ only if they came in temporarily. ;D Love your newest creations ~ too cute for words!

Tracey said...

This is absolutely beautiful Carol :)
Thanks for joining us for Jellypark Friends first challenge,

Jill said...

I just love your card! Your colouring is fantastic and the embellishment fits your card perfect.
Thanks for playing along at Allsorts this week and good luck!
Big hugs, Jill

Tip Top said...

Such a cute image and matching papers! Thank you for joining in at Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge – hope you can join us again for the next challenge! Jellypark Challenges

Rach said...

Carol this is gorgeous, love the texture that you have achieved for your bears fur.. brilliant card. hugs rachxx

Linda . J said...

Love your card Carole it's so beautiful and fantastic colouring.
Hugs Linda

sara said...

fab card love that cute bear thanks so much for joining us at paper sundaes this week
hugs sara x

Fleur said...

A gorgeous Christmas card, Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

ahlers5 said...

What a cute card! Love your little bear. Thanks so much for joining Jellypark's first challenge.

Theresa's Studio said...

This stamp is one of LOTV Faves. Love your card.... my dh and I were just talking about were has July gone? and how could we slow down things a bit. Hugs, Theresa

Unknown said...

Love this stamp! Thanks so much for joining us at Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge!

Lisa x

scotspanda said...

gorgeous card, the image is so adorable!

thanks for being free n easy with us this week at Allsorts


Amanda xx

Selma said...

Hard to believe but it is time to get started on Christmas cards. This is a darling card. I always love to come see your beautiful cards.

Marion said...

Hi Carol,
Gorgeous Christmas card and I love that LOTV image. Colouring is wonderful and such pretty papers and lovely poinsettias.

Tamara Morton said...

Hi Carol, I just love this cute little guy! I also have this stamp and you have showcased him beautifully. Thank you for the lovely comments you leave on my blog.

Renkata said...

hi dear Carol,
wow this christmas card is so cute and adorable.

Marjorie said...

Hi Hunnie,
What a lovely card, just love your little bear he is so cute, and so beautifully coloured, I can almost stroke his fur!! Thank you for your visit to my blog, really appreciate the kind comments!

Teresa said...

OH wow! This is just stunning! hugs Teresa xx
P.S. Have you looked on the winning list at Wild orchid crafts blog today? Your name is there.
hugs Teresa xx

arjette said...

Your card is beautifull!!!
Thanks for joining us at ATSC!!

gr. arjette.

Jackie said...

You have done a fabby card with my sketch, such a cute image.Thank you for playing along at S n S this time. hugs J x