Christmas in July

Are you getting excited for Christmas? I am, I cannot wait.  This year I am going to be hosting Christmas festivities for both mine and my hubby's families as we now live close to both of them!! I have the spot for the tree all picked out, and I'm planning my door wreath and light display!!  I love Christmas.

Well I figured since I was organising everything else I had better get a move on with my cards so they are ready too.  For this card I used a sketch from The Sweet Stop (SSS218).  I simply rotated it to fit my image.  I coloured this image not long ago and I'm so glad I did cause I didn't find my printer in the packing in time to print a new image for this weeks challenge at Sister Act Card Challenge.  The image actually looks quite pale here, but it's a nice ginger brown and the gum drops are sparkly and mauve.
Here's a little closeup of the embellies:
 I raised the stamp sticker on 3D foam dots and then tied some twine around it.  I then added it to a snowflake sticker and stuck some bling on each branch.  I finished it off with a small yellow pin.  You can find this image and sentiment at Doodle Pantry.

I have entered this card into the following challenges:

  1. Paper Crafting Journey - Christmas In July
  2. Great Impressions Stamps - Anything Goes
  3. Catch the Bug Blog - Anything Goes
  4. 5 Simple Things - Anything Goes
  5. C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Christmas
  6. Pile it on Challenge - Food
  7. Inky Impressions - Christmas In July
  8. The Paper Players - Christmas In July
  9. Paper Makeup Stamps - Anything Goes
  10. Crafty Sentiments - Christmas In July


  1. I like how you have used this week's sketch, Sarah. Fun image as well. Thanks for joining The Sweet Stop this week!

  2. What a fun Christmas card, Sarah! Love how you put this card together.

  3. Hi Sarah, what a super cute card you have there! Love the details and layering too.
    Glad to be on the team with you :) Am a new follower

  4. Your layout is cute, your papers spot on and your image adorable.

    Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT

  5. I did a xmas in July card too - doesn't it feel great to be working so far ahead!! Great card.

  6. Doesn't it seem weird to already be working on Christmas cards? LOL!

  7. Such a cute card, Sarah!! It's so hot here....I can't even THINK of Christmas! Cute gingerbread guy!

  8. What a fabulous Christmas card. The focal image is very cool. Thanks for joining us at The Sweet Stop this week.

  9. What a great project, very cute!! We appreciate you taking the time to join joining our July Anything Goes Challenge at CTB! I hope you can join us for our week long Christmas in July Celebration starting tomorrow!!!

  10. this is adorable, thanks for playing along with us at Catch the Bug.

  11. Great use of this week's sketch at The Sweet Stop! I love those little ants!! Hope you will join us again for another sketch tomorrow!!

  12. What a fun little card. Great use of the image and DPs. It definitely looks festive and fun. Thank you for sharing with us in this week's challenge at Inky Impressions.

  13. My goodness you sound so organised already for Christmas! Love your card, he reminds me of the gingerbread man from Shrek! Thank you so much for joining in our Christmas in July Challenge at Crafty Sentiments! Good luck in the draw and hope to see you for our next challenge which starts Tuesday! Hugs Susan x

  14. Love your Chrisrmas card Sarah !! That image is fantastic !! Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments Designs !!

    hugs Diane xx

  15. Fabolous christmas card.Love the design with the snowflake, layers and design. Thanks for playing at Inky Impressions and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at Inky Impressions xx


  16. This is beautiful thanks for playing with us at PCJ this time
    Jacki xx(PCJ DT)


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