Friday, 26 July 2013

Happy Day for Christmas

Nothing makes me happier than to coax a stamp set into doing something it wasn't intended to do, so I was delighted when I dreamed up a Christmas card using the Happy Day set! Come and see:


All the stamped images on this card are from Happy Day except the word Christmas (which is from the useful Delightful Dozen sentiment set.) If you are one of the many people who have told me they prefer to say 'Happy Christmas' rather than 'Merry Christmas',  this sentiment was constructed for you!


I'm making a lot of cards at the moment that rely on embellishment for effect - a tiny punched heart, some rhinestones and a double row of piercing in this case.  Just remember - less is more! And have you seen the inked edges of my panel? That's so easy with the new-style ink pads - you literally just touch the pad with the edge of the card stock.

Now, you may be wondering what on earth am I doing making icy-looking Christmas cards in the middle of a heatwave in July? Well, there are lots of challenges designed to help us get ahead with our festive cards such as Merry Monday where 'Anything Goes' is the order of the day (well, month actually!) and Rudolph Day over at the lovely Sarn's blog. Why not have a bit of fun and go for it yourself?!

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Happy Day, Delightful Dozen
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Pool Party, Real Red
Card stock: Whisper White
Other:  Basic rhinestones, Owl punch (for the heart), Essentials paper piercing templates, stamp-a-majig
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There's been nothing wintery going on around here! I've lost my older two children (it's ok, not literally - they've just gone away with friends) so my youngest son, using his orphaned wombat impression, got me to 'play making sundaes'.


Here's our favourite confection, the Super-duper Nutty Whipple-umptious Banana and Chocolate Surprise (named by my son in a moment of inspiration that would have put Mr Willy Wonka himself to shame!) Now if you'll excuse me, I'm just going to change into something with an elasticated waist!

Have a wonderful weekend and I'll see you very soon,

11 comments:

  1. Lovely card Vicky and love your colour combinations
    Your comments made me smile..we've eaten so many ice creams whilst it been hot I think I need an elasticated garment too..lol..lol

    Anne

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  2. Hee hee, got to love the elasticated waist! Hope you enjoy your special time with your youngest, and love the card too.
    By coincidence, I was explaining only yesterday to my kids why crafters have to start early with Christmas! xx

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  3. Two delightful concoctions on your blog today Vicky. I'll be round for some Whipple-umptiosness later . . .complete with elasticated waistband . . .

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  4. Oh . . . and I forgot to say . . . THANKS . . . for the Rudolph Day plug. Mwah, mwah! xxx

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  5. A Christmas card in July!! Actually, I made some yesterday too! I adore the colour scheme - I really like non-traditional Christmas colours, and you would never know that stamp wasn't intended for Christmas. I like all you little extra touches - less is definitely more.
    Hope your son isn't too lonely without his siblings, but I am sure your delicious looking sundaes more than make up for it! x x

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  6. Ah, yes, Vicky, how I love my elasticated waistbands! I think it's a dirty trick to put that delectation in front of us, yet we can't have any! I came to thank you for joining up this week at Merry Monday and somewhere behind my ice cream headache I can barely see the fine outline of a stupendous card in my favorite Christmas colors of agua and red with stunning details ... no, no, there's no use. I can't get passed that chunk of chocolate and those toasted almonds ... HELP!!

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  7. Lovely card Vicky, those colours are perfect together.
    That sundae looks scrumdiddlyumtious!

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  8. I saw your lovely Christmas card on Always playing with paper Merry Monday - you might also like to enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for July - I'd love to see it there too. x

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  9. Beautiful one layer card. Love the colors.Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.

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  10. No, no! I cannot talk about Christmas in July!
    Oh go on then, since it's you, I will. Lovely card, I always rather like Christmas cards that aren't overly... Well, Christmassy, I suppose! What's the problem with Merry Christmas, I always prefer the sound of it - is it the temperance brigade who object?
    So yes, a glass of something fizzy please, to go with my sundae, which looks utterly delicious! xxxx

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  11. Gorgeous Vicky. Love how you've used an un-Christmas stamp to make this Christmas card. Love the colour combo.

    Kat xx

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x