Fab 'n' Funky ~ Christmas in July

Hello my lovely blogland buddies. It's time for a new challenge at Fab 'n' Funky and it's the end of the month, so that means it's time for another Christmas challenge. Our hostess this week is the lovely Susan and our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is Di's Digi Stamps.

The adorable image I've used for my card is called Snowy Chitchat and you can find it on the Christmas page of Di's Digi Stamps site. There are some utterly enchanting images there. I've had this sweet image for quite a while now and been meaning to colour it up, so this was a great excuse to do so! I had a wee inky adventure with the background on the stamp having chosen a sweet paper from a Forever Friends set I got a while back through a Papercrafts Essentials magazine. It's called A Christmas Tale and I just loved the inky snowy sky on this, so I tried to colour up the image to match. Not perfect, but considering it was done with Promarkers and not Distress Inks, I'm happy with how this came out. I dotted white pen ink over to create the snow (where the image had snowfall, plus a few extra).

I added a textured white cardstock hill to the card that was cut with a Spellbinders Borderabilities A2 Curved One die, then stamped the sentiment directly onto it. I also fussy cut a wee tree from the off cuts of the paper and added that over the border die for a little more interest. I've added some glitter to that tree and the large one on the other side of the image, also to the snow at the feet of the snowman. On the snowman himself, I used a little Wink of Stella, so he sparkles slightly in the right light. I finished off the card, by stamping Santa's sleigh across the moon using a stamp from a Marianne Designs set called Eline's X-mas Mail (EC0142) from the Eline's Owls collection. A sweet and simple CAS Christmas card. 

I hope you'll come join us for our Christmas challenge this month. I haven't made many cards yet this year for Christmas, so I need to get a wriggle on as it'll be here before we know it! My teamies have created some utterly gorgeous cards, so pop over to the blog to check them out and do come join in the festive fun with us this challenge. I'll be back again soon with my next crafty adventure. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Challenge Entries:
Cute Card Thursday: #435 ~ In The Round
Little Red Wagon: #352 ~ Christmas In July
I Love Promarkers: #314 ~ Christmas In July
The Ribbon Girl: July ~ Any Image Challenge
Passion For Promarkers: #356 ~ Christmas In July
Sparkles Monthly Challenge: #82 ~ Christmas In July
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Things With Wings ~ My wee penguin
Simon Says Monday Challenge: Add texture ~ I used textured cardstock to create the hill and added glitter for texture and interest to two of the trees. I also used white pen to create the snow drops which gives a subtle raised texture to the snow on the image.

Update: I made the Top 5 at Passion For Promarkers. Thank you so much ladies. I'm delighted you liked my wee snowman and penguin make. Yay!


Fikreta said…
gorgeous card!
love it!
Aunty Sue said…
what an awesome card and wow that paper and how you managed to do the backing to match stunning and such a cute image
Gayatri said…
Adorable Christmas card. LOVE all the details. Thanks for playing along Things with Wings Challenge. Gayatri xx
Wendy said…
So adorable and gorgeous Wends, love this sweet image of Di's (well love them all really..lol) you have coloured it beautifully, fabulous background, great idea to use the borders die for a hill :)
Wendy xx
aussie aNNie said…
Just too cute..love the style and colours.xx
Pat K said…
Gorgeous card Wends. Love everything about it...from the background paper to your adorable image. Awesome colouring job too. hugs, Pat K x
Pamellia said…
Beautiful Wendy!! Love the image and the colouring turned out incredible!! Great background, love the snowy hills. Very frosty and festive!! Thanks so much for your congrats comment for my two years in blogland. Time flies by when you're crafting! lol. hugs :)
Chris said…
Beautiful card Wends, your little snowman is adorable, fab colouring and a great job with background sky. Love the little scene you've created around your sweet focal image, the santa stamp finishes it perfectly.
PS Glad Tina received her cards safely...she deserved them :)
coldwaters2 said…
Gorgeous festive card Wends I love the background but the scene stealer is that delightful snowman he is adorable
lorraine x
Alison said…
Gorgeous card, Wends. I love this cute little snowman against such a fantastic background.
Alison x
Sheryl said…
This is just gorgeous! The image is beautifully coloured and really pops against that beautiful background.
Love the way you used the border die to create the hill.
So glad you decided to join us at I Love Promarkers.
Hugs Sheryl DT member xx
Ginny said…
what a cute image and simply stunning background. I love it and feel just as cold as that snowman lately, lol :)
Karen said…
Wends, my beautifully talented friend, your work brings endless joy to my heart... I adore this creation more than I can say. What a darling image, bursting with sweet Christmas joy. You did an amazing job with the sky. The background paper is exquisite and I love the pretty snowdrift. Always remember how lovely you are... your beautiful heart sparkles through everything you make. :o) I am attempting another return to crafting and commenting... it seems I only manage one week before pain sets in too deeply. It is frustrating, but I am thankful to be visiting you today. :o)

Hugs and blessings,
What a gorgeous card Wends - love the way your coloured panel pops against the muted colours of the background.
Valerija said…
Very beautiful. Love the amazing background and cute image.
Valerija xx
Kat W said…
I'm doing my usual 'head in the sand' trick when it comes to Christmas cards! I've made a couple but they have all gone off to LOTV to use as samples so none in my stash yet - eeek!
I have a soft spot for cute snowmen so this one's a total winner for me, with his little penguin pal - adorable!
I think you did a fab job with the inky background and it most certainly doesn't look out of place with the DP backing..and I am super picky about things matching so it must be ok - lol!
I also really like the sentiment...I am not bothered about presents or shopping or anything really commercial at Christmas...I just love to be with family and friends and have fun, so this sentiment reflects that perfectly :-)
Big hugs, Kat xx
Linda Levoir said…
I have a soft spot for both snowmen and penguins, so this ticks 2 boxes lol! Love the scene you've set them in and that fab night sky :) xx
Hazel (Didos) said…
Oh goodness, how cute is this image. I love the way you have coloured it in too!! Thanks for sharing with us on Passion for Promarkers and joining in the fun on my Hostess challenge, Hazel xx
Beautiful card !
Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges blog and good luck !
Maryvonne DT Member
Barbara said…
Your card is adorable and your coloring absolutely beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara
Kath Stewart said…
your card is adorable...love that cute snowman image...thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...hugs kath xxx
Aww...Wends...What a gorgeous card....love the cute image and colouring...great background too....thank you so much for your sweet comments on my blog....Joolsx
Anne said…
Thanks for entering our 'use any image' challenge with your lovely card - good luck!

Anne x
Buffy said…
Sooo cute!! Love the background and the snow hill. Oh and the little sleigh...perfect!
Buffy x
Unknown said…
What a pretty card - love that snowman image! Thank you for joining us at Little Red Wagon!
Julie said…
Stunning Christmas card Wendy! I love everything about it! Thanks for joining in our challenge at Passion for Promarkers this week, good luck! Juliexx
The Crafty Den said…
Gorgeous card Wendy. I love the cute image and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x
Shelly said…
Such a cute card! Thanks for joining us at Passion for Promarkers and good luck, Shelly x

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