Tuesday, July 27, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Ok, not really. It's still very sunny and hot, at least when it's not raining. It is still very much summer. It is, however, that time of year. Every year for at least the last 10 years my Christmas spirit kicks in during July. The first few years I fought it; now I accept it. I use this burst of Christmas spirit to work on getting our Christmas cards done. So, in my art room is really is beginning to look like Christmas.

The first offering of the year (please excuse the bad picture) is an adorable little snowman.

This little guy is from Penny Black. The snowflakes and background (you have to look really close on the light pink) are from PTI. I wanted to use these fun, sparkly lime green brads from Doodlebug and when I reached for them pink came to mind. There's lots of sparkle here - the snowman, the snowflakes, the light pink paper, the brads. I realize it's not a traditional Christmas color combo, but I like it anyway.

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - sketch
Crafty Creations Challenges - happy or sweet
Stamptacular Sunday Challenges - Christmas in July

Thanks for looking.


  1. He is just too cute! I love the non-traditional colors, all of the glitter and the great snowflake! Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!

    Peace & Luv,

  2. We love your darling snowman. Your colors and added glitter are just so fun. Thanks for playing along at SSW!! Arlana and Judi

  3. He is a darling snowman! I love that you added glitter to the card. It really helps it feel more wintery! Thanks for joining us this week!
    Erika - SSW

  4. WOW! This snowman image with all the glitter is really darling. I love the non-traditional colors you used, which really enhanced your image. Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday Challlene this week...hugs...Barb

  5. Non-traditional color combos are my favorite! Your card is so cute and I love the added sparkle - perfect!!! Thanks so much for playing at SSW.

    Deanne :)

  6. Just love your sweet snowman. He is adorable. Your non-tradional colors and super cute. I love the sparkles too.

  7. Awh it's darling! The snowman looks so cosy! Isn't that a funny thing to say about a snowman! LOL!!! Thanks for playing at SSW!

    Jenny T.

  8. Hi Amanda, I love your card it's just so sweet, and I love the colour you have used. Why be tradional I used similar last Christmas. One of our big Retail stores in New Zealand last year changed their Christmas colours and I think most people enjoyed it because it was different. Thanks so much for joining us this week at SSW and hope to see join us next week.
    Kathie - SSW

  9. O i love you non-traditional take on the colour scheme!! that is one cool little sparkly snowman!! loving the big pink snowflake! Thanks for joining in with us at SSC this week
    Hugs Leonie

  10. Love the clean and simple look...the bling on the snowman is just perfect! I'm so glad you could join our Christmas Card challenge at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge this week!