Christmas at Sweet Stampin' ~ Summer Christmas

Hey there my lovely crafty pals. I'm back with my DT creation for Christmas at Sweet Stampin'. We've been shaking things up a bit this year and adding optional themes. This month, we'd love to see your creations for a Summer Christmas. Now you'd think I'd LOVE that being that I'm a Summer Christmas gal, but do you know, our culture here in New Zealand is so closely linked to the UK Christmas, that most of our Christmas cards still feature Winter scenes?! So this was not so easy for me, but I did recall a creation I made for my sister and her surf lovin' hubby a while back. I used an image that had a summer bedroom scene with a surf board. 

I used a gorgeous gingham paper that worked so well with the fabrics on the bed in the picture. This paper came from a visit to the Ally Pally craft fair many moons ago when I still lived in London and if I recall correctly was from Anna Marie Designs. I kept the design very simple, just adding a little die cut Christmas tree from a set of Christmas themed diecuts I had in my stash and I stamped the Christmas sentiment inside a digital sentiment circle and edged the scalloped circle with ink to finish it. I also edged the gingham background paper with ink to finish it. A very crisp clean design which I think definitely hints at a Summer Christmas!

I hope you'll come and join us this month at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'. It's a fun theme to try and in my hunt for stamps, I did actually find some real Summer Christmas cuties, which I will definitely have a go at colouring in the future. There's a super cute one from Di's Digis of Santa having a BBQ, can't get much more Kiwi Christmas than that!! We're looking forward to seeing what everyone is inspired to do. I'll be back again soon with my next crafty adventure. Wishing you all a wonderful week and happy Christmas crafting. It'll be here before you know it! Hugs, Wends xoxo

Challenge Entries:
Sparkles Christmas Challenges: #102 ~ Include A Tree
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge: #52 ~ Anything Christmas Goes
Merry Little Christmas Challenge: #12 ~ July ~ Anything Christmas Goes


What an interesting image you have used Wends - and I love the wee tree :) It's certainly a summer card!
Chris said…
It's a lovely card Wends, fits the theme perfectly with the surfboard and Christmas tree...subtle and elegant!
Dawn T said…
Superb card Wendy. Great idea to use the photo and the gingham paper is the perfect foil to the design.
Heather said…
Beautiful card! I love that surfing scene (and really want those bed linens, lol) - it makes a perfect Christmas summer scene! AND your cute little tree makes it Sparkle, lol! Thanks so much for playing at Sparkles Christmas Challenge!
Rocky said…
This is great, love the colours too. Makes for a very 'cool' Christmas card.
Debbie said…
Wow what a lovely, striking card. unique image used too with the fab Christmas tree. Perfect for our theme over at Sparkles Christmas. Good luck. Hugs Debs DT. Xx
Paddington fan said…
A wonderful Christmas card Wendy, love the 'alternative' image and the colours - makes a change from sow scenes! Thank you so much for joining us over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge and I look forward to seeing you again soon, love Jacky x
Helen said…
Great card. Thanks for sharing it with us at the Merry Little Christmas Challenge.

Helen x

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