Thursday, July 5, 2012

Crafty Gals ~ Christmas in July ~ CAS

It is the 5th of the month, so I am back with the another challenge of the Crafty Gals!  We are a group of bloggers who have monthly challenges, caring comments & fun chit chat on SCS—our favorite stamping site to visit.

This month, the challenge was posted by Patty.  Here are the details of her challenge:
"Christmas in July!"
It's never too early to start thinking about Christmas so let's get an early start to your holiday cards with this month's Crafty Gal's blog challenge. And since clean and simple cards are my very favorite your challenge this month is to make a clean and simple Christmas or Holiday card. I can't wait to see all of your holiday cards!

First--since the temps have been in the high 90's and we hit 100 yesterday--first time in 17 years--it seems a bit odd to be making Christmas Cards!  But, I did it.  Clean and simple cards are a challenge for me anyway—now add that to a CAS card that I need to post on my blog—yikes!  But, I saw this stamp and knew it would be a good image for this challenge.  I think the card turned out well.

Image/Sentiment—Hero Arts Starry Night/Sentiment-Penny Black Wondrous

Cardstock—Gina K White; Stampin’ Up Bashful Blue and Night of Navy

Ink—SU Bashful Blue and Craft White

Accessories—Crystal Star

Please check out the blogs of all of the Crafty Gals.   All of the blogs are listed on my left sidebar and I hope you will enjoy all of our Christmas in July Clean and Simple creations. Thanks for joining us!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
The Paper Players--Christmas
52 Christmas Card Throwdown
Nut Crafters--Making a Scene
Paper Pretties--Celebrate Any Occasion


Tracie said...

What a beautiful card!

Carolina Little said...

Gorgeous card Barb!!!. Great wintery colours and beautiful image!!!

Patty Gorka said...

This is beautiful, Barb! Lovey wintery sceen! Wow...100 degrees, that's hot! Thanks for playing along this week at 52CCT too :)

Louise van Vuren said...

What a beautiful card, perfect wintery feel to it, even if you were working in 100 degrees (it's raining here in the UK)! Thank you for joining in with Anything Goes on 52 CCT this week
Louise x

Athina said...

Your card has cooled me off in this heat! IT is just gorgeous.

Mynnette said...

This is soooo pretty! LOVE the image against the dark colors! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

Dawn Easton said...

So soft and pretty! Love blues for Christmas! Thanks for playing along with us at the Paper Players!

Lela said...

So serene and pretty! I agree, it did seem strange to be making holiday cards in 98 degree weather, LOL! Great card Barb

Carol W said...

Awesome card Barb...simple yet elegant...great job.

Anonymous said...

Love that stamp!!!

Melina said...

How sweet! This is beautiful Barb! Great job with the challenge :)

Helen said...

Beautiful - very elegant in blue and white and perfect for our challenge.

Thanks for joining us at Nutcrafters.

Helen x