Friday, 6 July 2012

Pink & Bronze Christmas

Hello lovely bloggers, hope you're having a nice day wherever you are.

Today we actually have SUN! It's amazing how much better you feel when the sun is shining, so this morning I decided to go out for a little power walk to try and start getting fit! Well I was out for 20 minutes and I nearly collapsed when I got back. We live on a hill and I didn't think I was going to make it back!  Hmm, lots of room for improvement then!

Okay, now can anyone tell me what "Christmas in July" is all about - I don't really get it! However, as  the weather recently has been more wintry than summery, I have decided to play along!

Addicted to Stamps (Theme Challenge #1) are asking for "Christmas in July" and 
Crafty Cardmakers (Challenge #71) are asking you to make your own flower. (Thanks also to CC for placing my fabric bookmark in last week's Top 5).



I made a vellum poinsettia with my new Spellbinders die (I bought it early cause I couldn't get hold of it last Christmas) and layered it onto some origami and bronze papers.  Sentiment is Tim Holtz embossed in copper with a touch of Aged Mahogany DI.

Okay, that's all my crafting time for today - off to do a bit of weeding whilst it's still dry.

Bye for now
Suze xx






19 comments:

Victoria said...

I'm drooling at those papers! Aren't they gorgeous?!
The die is stunning as well.
"Christmas in July" is a foolish attempt to take some of the stress out of getting ready for Christmas. I'm sure we'll find something else to stress about though even though our cards might all be made! I also found out this week that the Danish word for Christmas is 'Juli' which I thought was pretty cool.
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Addicted to Stamps :)

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Suze, Fabulous card, pretty colours and beautiful papers:0) Take it easy with the exercize it can be hazardous LOL Well that's my excuse anyway:0) Enjoy your lovely weather, Gay xxx

craftattack said...

This is very pretty, I am always impressed when people start Xmas so early! Valerie

lililindsay said...

Great colour choice. I like to use less traditional colours too. I have that die set. Bought it last Christmas but didn't use it. Did use it last week to make flowers for a friend who I was helping to make a scrapbook for her mother's birthday. So... not only for Christmas. I agree with you about the lovely weather today. About time but who knows what tomorrow will bring. I walk around the Bridge of Don with friends and I know that hill!

Lilian

Papercraft By Carole said...

Lovely colours - I wish had time to even contemplate Christmas cards at the moment!! Love the snowflake flower!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time - and it was a well deserved top 5 place last time. Cxx

Von said...

Oh love that paper Suze ! you've made such a lovely Christmas card with it :)
Von ♥

Karen said...

Gorgeous card Suze - love that Spellbinders die (might have to have a look at that one!!!) and the papers are do die for. Thanks for joining us at ATS this week.

Karen x

Cheryl said...

oh gosh Hun,this is just so so beautiful oh love the papers,and that die is just gorgeous hugs Cherylxxxxxxx

Kylie said...

Suze, this card is amazing. I love the embossing (one of my favourite things to do) and the colours are beautiful. Thanks for playing along at ATS xx

Aquarius said...

Those papers are beautiful and combine so well with the wonderful vellum poinsettia - always a winner

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Hi Suze - every New Year I make myself a promise to start making Xmas cards in June, but somehow it never happens!!
Your card is gorgeous - the lush vellum Poinsettia and Tim's sentiment make a perfect focal point. Gorgeous backing paper too!

Have a lovely day - Sylvia x

baileyrosy.com said...

Dont you think its a little dangerous power walking up hills at your age please be careful we dont want to lose you ! Right am wearing two DT hats ( well actually one is a bonnet ) lets start with crafty Cardmakers. A fabulous flower so beautifully crafted love the use of vellun it looks so frosty, this is just perfect for our challenge. ( removes bonnett ) Thank you for joining us once again at Addicted to Stamps with this gorgeous Christmas card, its 38 degrees here today !!! the papers are fab and I love the great embossing, of course that flower is to die for get it die ...die cut ... no ok then. Hope you enjoy your weekend.

Marie

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A beautiful Christmas card.

Zippy said...

Wow this is beautiful! I just love the colours! Xxx

Julia S-W said...

A gorgeous Christmas card Suze. Love the papers you've used - they work brilliantly here. The flower is wonderful along with the embossing. Anything I don't like?? NO!!! You really do come up with some beautiful designs.
Juliaxx

Sue said...

A beautiful card. The background paper and the flower are lovely. Sue x

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful background paper - makes a gorgeous card. Thanks for joining in at ATS this week - Jacqueline xx

Valerie said...

Beautiful card Suze love the vellum poinsettia it has such a frosty look. Thanks for joining in this week at ATS
Val x

Aileen said...

Very pretty. Love the vellum ponsietta. x