Thursday, July 25, 2013

"5 Months Til Christmas" Blog Hop

Good Morning.  Can you believe what the title of this post says?  Yes, five months today is Christmas....hard to imagine with this wonderful Summer weather we are having.  But it will be here soon enough.  Welcome to our monthly blog hop where myself, my BFF and a number of incredibly talented ladies make 2 projects on the 25th of each month during the year in order to take some of the pressure off in December to get things done.  If you have come from Shari's blog you are in the right place.  If not, you may want to hop on over there to start at the beginning.  I will have the complete order at the end of this post.

Our theme for this month is "Non Traditional Christmas Colours" ~ to me that meant anything but red, white and green, with a little gold and silver thrown in.  So you will not see these colours on my cards this month....well, I guess there is a shade of green but not the usual shade for Christmas.

My first card is also non-traditional in the sense that my little girl is standing on grass with a clear blue sky.  It is hard to imagine Christmas without the Winter season that goes along with it in Canada but there are many countries that are celebrating December 25th in the Summer. 


RECIPE:
Copic Xpress It Blending Card Stock
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Copic Markers
Card Stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ MME Merry
Punches ~ Fiskars
Sakura Clear Glaze Pen
Ribbon, Bling ~ "Use It Up" Inventory

A close up of the image:

Copics Used:  Skin ~ E00, E02, E11, R20; Hair ~ E25, E31, E35; Socks ~ YG61, YG63, YG67; Bow ~RV32, RV34; Shoes ~ E42, E43, E44; Grass ~ G21, G24, G29; Sky ~ B000, 0
The dress and star are paper piece with the patterned paper above.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Weekly Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Crafting for All Seasons Challenge #57 ~ Christmas in July
The Stamp Spot ~ Christmas in July
Get Inky Challenge #9 ~ Christmas in July

My second card uses a number of stamps and dies from Your Next Stamp to create a more Winter traditional scene.  But I still used the pinks and blues to make it non traditional. 


RECIPE:
Copic Xpress It Blending Card Stock
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Copic Markers
Card Stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ MME Merry
Sentiment ~ Michael's $1.50 Bin
Creative Memories Circle Cutter
Glossy Accents
Stickles ~ Cotton Candy
~ Crystal
Bling ~ "Use It Up" Inventory

A close up of the image:


Copics Used: Ellie ~ E00, E02, E11, E33, R20, RV32, RV34, Y21, YR23; Tree ~ B02, RV34, YG61, YG63, YG67; Cottage/Rink/Trees ~ B000, B00, B02, E31, E33, E35, E37, E39, E50, E51, E55, R56, YG61, YG63, YG67, YR21, YR23, YR24, W1, W3

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Your Next Stamp Challenge #2 ~ Photo Inspiration/Sketch
ABC Christmas Challenge ~ O Christmas Tree
The Stamp Spot ~ Christmas in July
Get Inky Challenge #9 ~ Christmas in July

Here are both cards together:

BLOG HOP ORDER:
Heather ~ You are Here!
LeeAnn ~ Guest Designer

Thanks for coming by today.  You are now off to the talented Mary's blog.  Enjoy your day, keep crafting and Merry Christmas.

{{{{{HUGS}}}}}, Heather

18 comments:

  1. Heather I love both of your cards!!
    I love that your first card has Lulu standing in the grass.
    I always have green grass at Christmas and rain.
    The scene on your second card is adorable and feel so festive.
    Great job!!
    Hugs
    Sandy

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  2. Adorable cards, Heather! Loving the pinks and blues, such soft pretty colours!

    Thanks so much for playing along at The Stamp spot this month!

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  3. Love the non traditional colors you used, very cute! Thanks for playing along with us at Kraftin Kimmies!

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  4. Oh Heather! I can not deside which card I like nbest - they are both absolutely WONDERFUL!! Of course I love the Lulu image and the YNS scene is awesome wow fantastic cards sweetie!

    Big Socks BFF!
    Shari

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  5. Great project! Thank you for joining us at Get Inky! Challenge. I hope you’ll join us in our next challenge as well.

    La-Vie B. – Get Inky! DT
    Follow me at C’est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC

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  6. Heather, you are featured on the Get Inky! FB page today!! Come over, leave a comment and share the post with your friends! Congrats!!

    https://www.facebook.com/GetInkyStamps

    La-Vie B. – Get Inky! DT
    Follow me at C’est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC

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  7. Love them both :) so cute.. Shari, you and I used the same paper pack haha I think we all like the same things ;) ..

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  8. Both of your cards are beautiful Heather!
    Kerry

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  9. Adorable! Thank you for playing along with our July YNS Challenge!

    PS - please don't remind me that I only have 5 months until Christmas! LOL

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  10. Heather your cards are gorgeous! You have done a wonderful job on both of them! I love how you put Lulu on the grass and your second card is an amazing winter scene!

    Hugs,
    Mary

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  11. Hi Hetather
    Such a great idea to use a non Christmas image too. Love both cards and gorgeous papers.
    Hope all s good with you.
    Hugs Sally xxxx

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  12. Hi Heather, both cards are lovely, Thanks for joining us for our Christmas in July challenge at CFAS, and Good Luck

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  13. so pretty thanks for joining us at Your Next Stamp

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  14. Super cute cards!! I love all the gloss and sparkle around Ellie! Thanks for playing at YNS this month!

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  15. both cards are gogeous - can't decide which is my favourite! I love the colours and love the idea of non traditional colours! Thanks for playing along with The Stamp Spot 'christmas in july' challenge.

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  16. Gorgeous card, Heather! Thanks for playing along with The Stamps Spot Christmas in July challenge!

    Sandra
    TSS DT

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  17. These are both gorgeous cards. Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas challenge.
    Carissa

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~ Hugs, Heather ~