Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A Retro Colour Q Christmas The Alley Way...

Using The Alley Way Stamps Fa-la-la and Snow Much Fun


Inspired by this weeks gorgeous Retro Sketches and Chrstmas colours at Colour Q, to create a Christmas in July card.  How cute is this snowman! I've paired The Alley Way Stamps  Fa-la-la  snow man face with the body from Snow Much Fun, added the gorgeous sprig of holly as his bow tie / scarf and coloured him with Stampin' Up Pear Pizzaz and Real Red. I die-cut the snowflakes after I had applied Ranger Holographic Embossing Powder. I found it's much easier with small fussy pieces to emboss first and cut later :)  To create the tree, I die-cut Nellies Christmas Tree then attached overlapping pieces of overlapping MME Washi Tape.  I couldn't resist using Cuttlebug Snowflakes Embossing Folder to create the background.  I love that the star snowflake lines up just right with the top of the Christmas tree! And topped off with this gorgeously festive Kaisercraft snow spotted paper.

It certainly feels frosty enough to snow in this part of the world!


16 comments:

  1. Ha! So fun the way you put those two challenges together for a great Christmas card!

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  2. So cute!! I love snowmen so much:)Thanks so much for joining us at the ColourQ!!

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  3. Hi Lyndal, so happy to see you back at the ColourQ sharing a card. Your Christmas card is lovely and the snowman fabulous!

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  4. What a fun card! Love that snowman and I your take on the sketch. TFS

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  5. This card is absolutely darling! Christmas in July! I love the embossing and the snowflakes. Everything is just perfect. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  6. hehe.. love the embossing and how you used the holly for a scarf :) hugs

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  7. What a fun card for Christmas in July! I love the embossed background and the snowman and tree are just darling! Thanks for joining us at colourQ!

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  8. This is so cute, great job!

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  9. Those are the most perfect colors for a Christmas card!

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  10. OOOOOOH!!
    Lyndal I just love this card. :)

    LOVE LOVE LOVE.

    Thanks for playing along with us at RetroSketches!

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  11. love what you've done with that sketch, and the colours were indeed perfect for Christmas :)

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  12. This is a great card, love that embossed background!

    Showing bloggy love from ColorQ Challenge
    xo, Kristina
    Come by and see me sometime!
    www.pearlgateway.com

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  13. Sweet sweet snowman. Love that tree too.

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