It may be summer outside but…

…over at Crafty Boots Challenges our new theme for the next fortnight is Christmas in July! I know some of you will look away now but I also know that many of you have already started your Christmas cards as evidenced by some of the fabulous entries we have seen in our other challenges. As you know I am a massive, massive fan of Christmas, spend all year thinking about it and even have a Christmas in July celebration. However, despite my best intentions I am scarily late in starting my Christmas cards. Each year I say it will be different and each year it never is!

I hope you will join in with the Crafty Boots fun and festivities and share your Christmas projects with us.  Buzz over and take a look at what the rest of the DT have created. Here’s the card I am sharing today:


A snow globe and little houses – my favourites! To create my card I started with a snow globe template/stencil/mask from Stamps Away. This is the smaller of the two that come in the pack. First I used it to emboss, so the snow globe has some dimension. Then  used it as a mask and smooched on some inks – Walnut Stain for the base and Tumbled Glass for the sky.


I also smooched on a little ink around the outside of the stencil and then created a hand drawn frame, using a thin, black Sharpie. The wobbles are intentional! I kept the mask in place whilst I stamped the little houses , trees and star which are all by Lindsay Mason. The houses and star have been coloured using Polychromos.


The finishing touch was, of course, a little sprinkling of snow.

I am also sharing this over on the That’s Crafty Challenge Blog where the theme is Stencils and Masks.

Right, I’m off to whip up a few more Christmas cards because this year it really will be different! Thanks for buzzing by Happy Christmas 🙂


It may be summer outside but… — 12 Comments

  1. Despite the fact that I hate Christmas being mentioned this early in the year (I hate to say goodbye to our very short summers – It’s ok for those who live with warm weather all year!) I love your card!! I love those cute houses! Wonderful snow globe!

  2. Your card is so cute and just look at all that snow. I adore your sweet houses with the Santa hats and your gorgeous snow globe template.

    I hope this week goes well.

    Donne xx

  3. This card is super cute, and I just love those little stocking-roofed houses. Love your hand-drawn border and the inking of the snow globe base, too. Great card 🙂

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