Sunday, July 18, 2010

'Tis the Season to Be Jolly...really???

(This is my second post today...please scroll back for the Kraftin' Kimmie July Release Blog Hop!!)

You know, in the midst of all this heat we've been getting here in Southwestern Ontario, I'd be thrilled to see a little of the white stuff! I am not a fan of this hot humid weather. If you are wishing for some relief from this hot weather, then our new challenge at Sundays With Crissy will have you thinking of winter in no time! Our very own and very talented Crissy's Crew member Sarah is asking us to help her celebrate"Christmas in July"! What a fantastic time to start on all those Christmas cards. You know that come November most of us are swamped with all the other preparations for Christmas, so why not join us this challenge and get ahead on your cards?

The sponsor for Sundays With Crissy this time around is Whimsy Stamps! If you would like the chance to win the fantastic prize Crissy is offering, then remember you must use one of her digital images in your project. Then just link it up on Sundays With Crissy. This is yet another extended challenge, so you will have lots of time to create something "Christmas-y".

We would also like to extend a warm welcome to a special guest joining us this month...Michele Spera! Make sure to stop by Michele's blog to have a look at her gorgeous work!

The image I used on my card is "Mudzie Plays Christmas Tree" available at Squigglefly Stamps. I printed him on Neenah cardstock and paired him up with some fun Christmas paper. Lots and lots of layers for matting on this card! (sentiment is from High Hopes Stamps)





I love sweet Mudzie...how cute is he all decorated up?? I added in some Glossy Accents on the candy canes and light bulbs. The star and bulbs were also coated with Stickles. Oh...and that fabulous garland Mudzie is modelling was jazzed up with some Martha Stewart Glitter.



Are you in need of a Crissy Armstrong digital stamp? You can find Crissy's images at Wags 'n Whiskers Stamps, Squigglefly Stamps and Whimsy Stamps. (Actually, Whimsy has just released some brand new Crissy Armstrong Digital Stamps which are PERFECT for our Christmas in July challenge!)

Have a blessed Sunday stampers, and we look forward to seeing your Christmas in July projects at Sundays With Crissy!

Melanie

Stamps: Crissy Armstrong's "Mudzie Plays Christmas Tree" from Squigglefly Stamps, sentiment High Hopes Stamps
Ink: Copic markers
Paper: Neenah, SU, Bazzill, DP is from a big stack I picked up last year
Embellishments: Stickles, MS Glitter, Glossy Accents, metal corners from the dollar store

12 comments:

BJ said...

Oh Mel,
He is just toooo cute! And as always the coloring is amazing! Thank You for sharing! Stay Cool!

Renkata said...

Such a sweet and funny card.

Sally Cicada's Designs said...

Wowie!!!!!!!!!! So cute my dear!! I am loving your shading and texture on Mudzie--he's just so sweet!! Fantastic job too on the garland--thanks for sharing what you used--it looks so cool!

I am with you where the heat and humidity is concerned!! But you and I both know that white stuff will be here sooner than we'd like LOL!!

Hugs
Sarah ☺

Kelly Schelske said...

I honestly think I need to take some coloring lessons from you Mel, this is fabulous!

Michele Spera said...

Hi Melanie:-)
Thank you for the warm welcome:-) You guys are all wonderful! and Wow I love Mudzie is all decked out! you did an unbelievable job on this one!! I especially love the coloring and the garland on him:-)
Hugs
Michele

Patricia Garcia said...

Cute, Cute this image is adorable, love your color combo too Melanie!!

Hugs,
Patricia

Jeanette said...

HI Melanie!
Your card is amazing. I love the way you color girl!
I was away on vacation so I am just now getting caught up with everything! You asked me a question re the hair coloring of the Magnolia Ballerina...........hunni.......I can't remember exactly which ones but I think it was Y11, Y21, YR31, E25
Hugs Jeanette

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohhh my gosh, this is AMAZINGLY FABULOUS!!!

Jenn said...

Melanie, Ive stumbled onto blog heaven!! You are just incredibly amazing, i'm in awe of how you use your Copic's. W.O.W..........pleeeeeease do some video tutorials!! I would watch for hours! ... what a talent you have there lady. xJenn from Australia.

Amanda B said...

ahhh he's so cute!!!you always make them look like they are real.....LOVE IT!!!!
Amanda B xoxo

Maria said...

Another stunner Mel! Hugs, Maria

Crissy Armstrong said...

Wowzers Melanie! I love the glitter on the garland and glow of the lights, the shine on the candy cane and the fur on Mudzie! So well done! Beautiful!