Friday, July 27, 2012

christmas in july

hey everyone mo manning is still holding their new design team challenge this weeks theme is : in the dog house.  which means it need to have a dog or it needs to have something to do with being in trouble lol.  cute :)  this is what i came up with for this challenge....

he's such a cute little puppy! :)  im going to give this card to my parents, they had a little black lab just like this one.  green and red are my favorite christmas colors, and i love the vintage feel of this card.  i collect 1950's vintage stationary and i wanted this to seem like one of them :)

i got these cute chipboard elements from glitter dust studios off of etsy and i painted them white and dunked them into some glittering snow effects crystals that i got from hobby lobby.

i got this big giant metal flower at a flea market.  it was broken,  but it came with more metal flowers, in a big sack for a dollar lol.

here's the top swirl, there's more metal flowers, glass busttons, and a stick pin.

and here's a close up of that cute puppy!  i embossed his background with and embossing folder called candy cane, added some vintage trims behind him, and used puffy foams to mount him.

i hope you enjoy this card and that it puts you in the Christmas spirit! :)

i'm also entering this card in the following challenges:
it's all about the vintage challenge blog spot - theme is vintage anything goes

shelly's images- theme christmas in july
christmas challenges- sketch challenge which i rotated upside down
creative bellie blog- theme is christmas and using forgotten elements
stamp-n-doodle - theme christmas in july 
clear it out challenge- theme red and green christmas
flourishes stamps timeless tuesday- theme christmas
ladybug crafts - theme christmas
party time tuesday- theme christmas
tuesday alchemy- theme vintage
lexi's creations- theme christmas
lollipop crafts - theme christmas in july
crafty spot by kimberly- theme christmas in july
the cutie pie challenge blog- theme christmas in july
whoopsi daisy challenge blog- theme christmas in july
addicted to stamps challenge blog- theme christmas in july
crafter's companion monthly challenge- theme ho ho ho it's christmas


  1. Really cute card! Loving that puppy and all the details!

  2. This is such a lovely card, cute image and beautifully embellished.
    Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

  3. Wow...what a fabulicious card. I love all the different embellishments you've used and of course the image is just a bit too cute! Thanks for joining in our Christmas in July challenge/bloghop at LCI this month. xx

  4. Oh that puppy is too sweet to be in trouble... right? Such an adorable card, so many fun embellishments! Thank you for joining us this week at My Craft Spot :)

  5. What an adorable card! And what a great job with all the embellishments you've added. Each one is just right!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  6. You made a great card, but we can not recongnize the sketch for CCWS, so we have to remove your card.

  7. Adorable puppy and I love all the detail ... so much to see! Great job! Thanks so much for joining our "CHRISTMAS IN JULY" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
    Shelly's Images DT

  8. Cute as can be! Thanks for joining in our Timeless Tuesday Christmas in July Challenge!

  9. Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy!
    Hugs Katya x

    P.S I am having a blog giveaway at my personal blog, you are very welcome to join

  10. A very cute and bold Christmas card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Tuesday Alchemy!


  11. Love it! What a beautiful Christmas card. Love all the detail and sparkle!
    Thanks for sharing this with the Clear It Out Challenge!

    sandy's crafty creations

  12. Beautiful card!! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy.



  13. Wow! This is so very pretty and fun! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot.

  14. Your puppy dog is so cute.

    Thank you for joining us at Stamp-n-Doodle this week.

    Anne-Marie x x

  15. Definitely Christmas and jam packed with fun embellies. Great job! Thanks so much for joining us at Mo's!

  16. This is a great card. Thanks for playing along with us at the Clear It Out Challenge Blog.

  17. Such a cute image - beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time! Good luck in the Challenge.

    DT Member
    Celestial Things

    PS I have a giveaway starting on my blog tomorrow if you would like to drop by.

  18. Absolutely fantastic & fun creation! I love all of those embellishes - makes it super interesting to explore :)

    Thank you for playing with us at Clear It Out Challenges this week!

    Lots of joy,

    PS - I welcome you to join us at Tuesday Alchemy for our newest challenge!

  19. Awww...Your card is so adorable and cute! So many gorgeous details! Thank you for joining us over at It's All About The Vintage & Beauty Challenge! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine!

  20. Gorgeous card, so many lovely details to look at and so cute.
    Thanks for joining us at Addicted To Stamps
    hugs Mandy xx

  21. Very nice rather untraditional Christmas card! Thanks for taking part in It's alla bout the vintage!