Monday, 27 July 2009

CHRISTMAS IN JULY! CUTTLEBUG SPOT CARD




Good afternoon everyone
I'm feeling really groggy today full up with cold, sore throat and thumping head, I blame all this weird weather we're having at the moment one minute sunny the next torrential rain! I suppose that's typical weather for the UK!!
The paracetamol have kicked in so I thought I would post my DT card for the Cuttlebug Spot this week!
Nilda set us a task this week Christmas in July! Now I am naughty I never make Christmas cards I buy them!! To be honest it takes me so long to make a card that if I did hardly anyone would get a card at Christmas lol!
Having said that I really enjoyed making the card!
My card is A5 in size(8 1/2X11" folded in half) I covererd the front of the card with pre embossed gold mirricard which just has some embossed pattern over the right top side. I then cut two mound type shapes from white card which I cuttled with the Sizzix dots folder ( from the dots and flowers set it is nearly the same as CB Swiss Dots but the dots are a tiny bit bigger) for a snowy landscape. The sleigh is cut with my Cricut and Christmas Cheer cart @ 3 3/4 shadow in white, base and layer in gold mirri. I cut a couple more to adhere together to make it more dimensional. The top layer is cuttled with another of my new CB folders Victoria which I really like and will be using this one lots! I adhered white pom poms from Hobbycraft along the top of the sleigh and some white rope like cord also Hobbycraft in between the sandwiched pop dotted layers of the sleigh to look like reins. The presents are just hand cut little shapes which I embossed with little bits from the Christmas bauble A2 CB folder and the little embosser which comes in the CB snowman cut and emboss set. Added some gems, sequins and pearls. Some snowflake buttons in the top corner and the sentiment is from my stash and joined on the cord with gold jump rings. Phew I think that's all! This card was fun to make but a pain to photograph it is so shiny!
We'd love you to join in with us at the Cuttlebug Spot this week and see some of your gorgeous Christmas creations and the winner of this weeks challenge will win a $20 gift certificate for Custom Crops!

Thanks for looking and have a great week all!
Juliexx

28 comments:

DonnaMundinger said...

WooHoo, first to comment! That's what happens when your kitty wakes you up at 5:00am. This is spectacular Julie! And BIG! how fun! The details and embellies are gorgeous girlfriend! Now doesn't this make you want to finish 100? LOL (I only make a few myself, and send even fewer) xxD

CelticWoman said...

Julie, I so love all you do but this one is TOTALLY OFF THE TOP, the embellishments are fab, the colors oh my and all around design, I love it. Hugs

Jeannie Phillips said...

I love your style... you do beatufiul work. this card is stunning!!
hugs
Jeannie

Steph said...

Beautifully done! Love all of the extra details. Just gorgeous Julie!

Vicki said...

I love all of your cards, this one is no exception. I think it is absolutely gorgeous. I love all the tiny detail that you put in it. Everything about it is so so pretty.

konrad.halabuda said...

well I think it is criminal that you don't make ur xmas cards when they look this good. This is stunning and I might have to scraplift!!! I am always amazed at how stunning ur cards are Julie x x x I hope you are feeling better x x x

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Julie.

Hugs Riet.x

Our Little Inspirations said...

What a magnificent card!! I could never dream of doing anything so elaborate or detailed, but I'm LOVING this! You are incredibly talented to create such a work of art! I love everything about this!!!

Liz said...

Love the card magnificent. We seem to have very similar taste/style.

craftaddict said...

Hope you are feeling better soon, hugs.
Love the card and the bobbles and cord look great, need to visit Hobbycraft at the weekend.
xxxeileen

BettyBee said...

Julie, this card is just breathtaking! Seeing Christmas in July is very refreshing, and yours is a work of art! Love the pompoms as trim on the sleigh...a cut I will have to try. Good work, my friend! I hope you feel better very soon.
BettyBee

Kris L said...

Julie I sure hope you're feeling better. I love this (of course there you go with the mirror cardstock again) and your choice of embossing folders and embellishments is fantastic...Hugs...Kris

Kaye's Crafty Place said...

Julie this is amazing, I love the size as that allows more area to play with and that can be hard sometime on a card. The mirror card is just stunning, it really sets the whole card off.

Pop on over to my blog I have something for you

hugs
Kaye x

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Julie Julie, this is just to cute... I am always impressed with your awesome cards

Loopylou!! said...

oh julie that is so beautiful, i love the snow on the sleigh xxxx

Kelly said...

Oh My...what a stunning card! The colors, the embellishments, so much detail...everything about it is GORGEOUS! I can't believe you did this while your weren't feeling your best. Hope you start feeling better real soon!

scrappin_mom3 said...

AMAZING Julie!! This is just beautiful such wonderful detail, and the metallic paper just makes it all the more stunning!
Kerri

Myrt said...

Oh Julie, what a gorgeous card - totally awesome. You and your Cuttlebug work wonders!!! Fabulous!

Do hope you are feeling better.

Barb said...

Wow!! This is amazing! I love the pompoms!

Norine said...

wow love the blue so pretty
Hugs
Norine

http://Cardunow.blogspot.com said...

Julie...Great great card....I had looked for a way to follow your blog and finally found it...Duh..
I struggled with getting my head into Christmas in July...but finally got a card into Cuttlebug spot....Hope you feel better soon..
Deloris

katesacraftybugger said...

This is gorgeous very lush !
It makes me wish for Christmas ! i have left you a little something on my blog x

About Me said...

Wow this card is incredible. Just love the embellishments you used.

Scrappymax said...

Julie this is absolutely fabulous. I love the colours you have used and your cards etc are so elegant.
I hope things are a little less stressful for you now and hope you are enjoying the holidays with Connor.

Enfys said...

Oh, just look at this. That pompom trim, the icy blue, just fabulous Julie.
luv
En xx

Margie said...

OMG, Julie, this is so gorgeous! Love the colors, the metallic, those soft pom-poms... love it all! With my husband's illness I've cut back on my crafting a bit, but I am so glad I didn't miss this one!

It's Jenn! said...

Oh how BEAUTIFUL is this?!?! The colors, the dimension and the SILVER! I love it! I've just recently discovered your blog, but you've fast become a favorite. In appreciation, I've got a little goodie for you over on my blog. Check it out when you get a chance:

http://myimajennation.blogspot.com/2009/08/blog-award.html

puzzle me this said...

i was viewing your blog after you had left a kind comment on my blog and now seeing your work i only feel more encouraged to challenge myself and hold you as a mentor. thank you

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