Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Christmas in July

Today is Tuesday and that means it is time for another great challenge from Going Grey with Scrap-Creations. OOPS! Today is Wednesday and I am a day behind posting my card for the Going Grey Challenge this week. I finished my card with time to spare and started to write my post and then had to stop and planned to finish it later Monday night. I feel asleep on the couch and stayed there with a blanket all nice and comfy. Tuesday morning came I went off to work at summer school thinking I would post as soon as I got home but went to a long lunch with a friend and then forgot about posting because it was my daughter's B'Day last night. So here I am now finally posting my card and hoping you get a chance to play along with us this week! This week's challenge is Christmas in July! What a great way to start your holiday cards early.

I couldn't decide exactly what I wanted to play with that was Christmas when starting my card and then saw my Rubber Stamp Tapestry box and pulled out all the poinsettia sets (I have 3 different ones) and mixed and matched the different pegs to make a one of a kind holiday wreath. I love lots of sparkle at the holidays so I loaded up the wreath with Platinum Stickles so it would sparkle without outshining the wreath itself. I also made the saying by stamping the greeting then putting the acrylic bubble over it so it would be a bit more unique than just the saying stamped.

The ladies really outdid themselves with super cute cards for this challenge so be sure to stop by and see what they created to inspire you this week!

I hope you come play with us this week and remember to use Basic Grey paper on your creation!

These are some other fantastic challenges that fit my card

One Stop Craft Challenge #90-This challenge is a great sketch and include some metal on your creation!
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #69-Their challenge this week is Christmas in July any way you like!
The Creative Cottage Challenge #19-This challenge is "Touchy Feely", they want lots of textures. I have that covered!
Christmas Cards All Year Round July Challenge-Anything Goes is the challenge, any kind of Christmas card you like!
Cowgirl's Sunday Stamp'en Challenge-This challenge this week is "Anything Goes"!
Drunken Stampers Challenge #26-This fun challenge is Christmas in July this week!
Little Red Wagon Challenge #39-This challenge is Christmas in July! Early start on my cards!
Pile It On Challenge #29-This week the challenge is "Stretch the Plastic" use some plastic on your creation. I used a plastic oval bubble over my greeting.
Polka Doodles Challenge Week 29-The Challenge is Christmas in July. Fun challenge to do!
Practical Scrappers Challenge-This is a fun challenge, use 7 or more items on your card.
Stamp Something Challenge-Flowery Something is the challenge. I have LOTS of flowers on this card!
Tuesday Taggers Challenge-This challenge is also Christmas in July. Great minds think alike this week when picking a theme for their challenges!

Thanks so much for stopping by to see what I created. I really appreciate all the wonderful comments you leave for me to read!

Happy Creating,



Poppet said...

Beautiful card Mary. The wreath looks fabulous and the flowers are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your card with us at CSSC and we hope to see you next week. :-) xx

Unknown said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing at Stamp Something.


Peggy said...

You are so so good at the Rubber Stamp Tapestry!! Great job as always!

Rosanne said...

This is gorgeous!Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

Lorie said...

Oh, my gosh...this is beautiful!

Jackie Randolph said...

Oh Mary this is Absolutely Gorgeous!

Sue said...

Hi Mary
wow a stunning card, lovely image, gorgeous papers & embelies,thank you for joining us at Creative Cottage this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

Mary Marsh said...

this is such an elegant christmas card-love the rubber tapestry images and your little reindeer charm is a perfect touch

Crystal said...

WOW this is soooo beautiful LOVE your holiday creation!

Michelle Quinno said...

It's beautiful, Mary! You know how much I love using RST, right?! LOL You always do a great job with them.

papertrails leaver said...

such an amazing card!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Gorgeous and elegant, too! Thanks so much for joining the Drunken Stampers Christmas in July Challenge

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Polkadoodles challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

CuddlyBunny said...

Ouu! GORGEOUS! Wonderful image and colors and layout!

Thanks for dropping in at the Drunken Stampers craft pub!

Lindsey said...

What a wonderful interpretation of the sketch! Thankyou for joining us at OSCC this week xx

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

A fabulous card Mary. The peg stamps look amazing. What a joy it would be to reeive a card like this at Christmas.
Thanks for joining us at the OSCC.
Sharon xx

Zoechaos said...

WOW Mary this is a smashing card beautifully made love it. Thank you for sharing with us at TT this week. xx Zoe

Shelley said...

This looks amazing and a perfect take on the challenge. Thanks for joining in this weeks oscc.
Hugs Shelley xx

Penny Light/Light Whimsy said...

Mary this is absolutely gorgeous. I love the mix of colors and the flowers are fabulous. Thank you for joining our 7 things challenge at Practical Scrappers.

Andrea M said...

One word, WOW!!! I love this - so fabulous :) Thanks for playing along with PIO - we appreciated your support!

Carolyn said...

Wow, gorgeous wreath. Just love it. I took a good look and read how you did it. It looks amazing. Thanks for sharing it with us at SSC.
Hugs xx

Adria Slauterbeck said...

that wreath is over the top! how beautiful! Love the bling and your colors. The people on your card list are gonna freak when they see this :)
Thank you for sharing the love over at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!