Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Christmas is in August

Just when you thought it was safe after all the challenges of Christmas in July, Simon Says Stamps challenge this week is Christmas in August.


The inspiration for my card was I wanted to use the Hero Arts Happy Holiday trees stamp, which I stamped twice on the blue card then cut out along the bottom of the trees so I could stick them on white card for snow. I then used the Penny Black globe cling stamp, using a Penny Black Hedgie I stamped inside one of the globe image and then very careful using the Hedgie stamp I inked the snowflakes so I could stamp some more snowflakes round the globe.
I still have the Echo Park Wintertime out which it used for the large stripy mat, flat ribbon bow and Cuttlebug and Martha Stewart snowflakes to finish.


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79 comments:

  1. Oooh, Debby, this one is sooo cute! I did not make any x-mas card yet and I am afraid I am not gonna get my goal this year by sending everyone a handmade x-mas card. I don't feel like making them yet. Hope that will change on time :)

    Hugs,
    Renata

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  2. ooooh wow debby realy love you're christmas card,

    greetings
    angelique

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  3. gorgeous card debby...I've been dithering about the happy holiday trees and do you know what...just got to get it now...hugs kath xxx

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  4. This is gorgeous Debby. I love the hedgie in the globe and the beautiful trees in the background.
    Clare x

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  5. Another great card! I love the Penny Black images they are so cute. Nice color blue you used in the bakground.

    hugs,
    Ank

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  6. So gorgeous card,I love the image and your papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  7. oh i love snow globes and this is gorgeous
    Lisa x

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  8. Oh my goodness, this card is just marvellous. Love the way you've done the trees Debby and that snow globe looks wonderful.

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  9. This is such a wonderful card Debby. I love the colours and the image also. Hugs Michele x

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  10. I saw your card on the SSS blog and instantly fell in love! This is just so brilliant hun, and so darned clever. Love every single thing about it. Hugs Sxx

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  11. Beautiful card Debby, you are so clever, the little hedgehog is so cute. Janette x

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  12. Love the colours of this gorgeous card Debby.xxx

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  13. What a lovely card, Debby!
    Hugs Gisela

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  14. Isn't he a cutie! Jo x

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  15. Wow hun, this is absolutely fabulous and i was given the globe as a present and was going to exchange it, but now after seeing your inspiration, i'm thinking i may keep it, Luv Sam x

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  16. Hi Debby,
    Beautiful colours and papers. The image is gorgeous against that winter background.
    I love it.
    Hugs,
    Fiona x

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  17. Gorgeous card Debby, love the wee hedgie, and fabulous background stamp. Lovely card.
    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  18. One Fabulous Christmas Card!
    Love the globe. It always amazes me Debby how you manage to cut round your stamps! LOve them.
    Chrissyxx

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  19. Gorgeous card sweetie love the image & those papers are lush.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

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  20. Oh how sweet Debby, I just love the snow globe and what a gleeful little hedgie inside :)
    Jenny x

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  21. Beautiful card Debby,so beautiful colours and details!
    Hugs Trudy

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  22. gorgeous card debby.the image is fab and i love your colours and stunning design :D

    xx coops xx

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  23. Wow Deb, a lot of cutting went into this one.. Love the Hedgie in the snow globe... So cute..and the scene you created with the tress in the background is stunning!!

    Hugs
    Debbie

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  24. Hi Debby, oh this is just perfect, I just love it, the colours are fabulous and the stamp is just so cute. Nice job.

    K x

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  25. this is adorable Debby. Very cute

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  26. Gorgeous card Debby! I love that snowglobe!!!
    Hugs, Marit.
    ..:: xXx ::..

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  27. Hi Debby. Gorgeous Christmas card. Love the papers and colours and the scene you have created is beautiful. Donna

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  28. This is brilliant Debby :) Love the hedgie in the snowglobe and amazing background too. Gorgeous christmas card :)

    hugs

    xxalisonxx

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  29. Gorgeous card Debby,love the image and fab papers.
    Wendy xx

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  30. Thanks for the comments on my blog!! I'm having a fab day - going to drag Julia out to a fabric shop this morning! xx

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  31. Fab card Debby - love the image. Hugs, Claire x

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  32. Gorgeous card Debby, so sweet, I love how you've stamped the hedgie in the snowglobe
    hugs Mandy xx

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  33. This card made me smile big time..hugs!

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  34. Gorgeous christmas card Debby!
    Hugs Heidy

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  35. oh this is one stunning card hun just gorgeous,hugs cherylxx

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  36. What a gorgeous card...and such a great idea and wonderful effect, stamping on the blue and then cutting and mounting on white!
    Joyce xx

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  37. Wonderful X-mas-card. Love Penny Black!

    Hugs and kisses
    Paula

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  38. This is gorgeous hun and I love the background you have added! XXX

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  39. Great idea hun!
    Fantastic image!

    Hugs
    Domi

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  40. Marvellous!! Gorgeous stamp and papers :)
    xoxo Anita

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  41. Hi Debby,
    Just had a quick look around your blog, and your cards are all beautiful. I'm not very good at colouring...your colouring is just perfect!
    Thank you for your kind comments on my card x

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  42. Awww isn't he a happy hedgie.Gorgeous card.xx

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  43. Love the way you used the different stamps together! Gorgeous!

    Hugs Kim

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  44. This is wonderful. Is the base colored by hand? It is so realistic looking.
    Hugs
    Tanya

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  45. This is gorgeous and very Christmassy....love the hedgie xxxx Amanda

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  46. Hi Debby, love your gorgeous christmas card. Great job with the trees! love the penny black globe.
    hugs Marjolein.

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  47. Wow....It's a great look, Debby!!!
    I adore your card so gorgeous!!!
    Have a nice week, my dear.
    Big hugs, Murielle

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  48. Debby this is fantastico! love the little snowglobe around him, fab design. Joey x

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  49. Wow! What an amazing idea, I have the hedgie stamp so will now have to try to get the snow globe! xx

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  50. That's a very cute card!! I like the 3D snowflake in the top left very much. Thanks for dropping by my blog :) Have a great week xxx

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  51. Awwww - this is brilliant Debby! I LOVE snow-globes, and the little hedgie is adorable. The way you give shape and dimension to the images is just fabulous - they always look as though they could walk out of the 'puter screen!
    Hugs, Sylvia xx

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  52. Beautiful color contrasts and that little hedgie looks delighted to dance in your beautiful snowglobe. TFS.

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  53. Hi Debby, love this card, hope you'll win this challenge hun!! Hugs Frea

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  54. ob Debby, what a perfect and lovely funny card

    Hugs
    Annchen

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  55. CUTE !! :-) The background is fabulous and the globe and hedgie are lovely :-) Gorgeous card Debby :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  56. Gorgeous, am loving the background stamp you've used.

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  57. This is absolutely fabulous Debby, love how you made it, the hedgie fits in perfectly in to the globe and the trees in the background are beautiful.

    Hugs
    Maarit

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  58. Awwww, what a clever idea!! It turned out perfectly too, so cute and festive!!
    hugs, stephanne

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  59. Oh wow Debby this is so beautiful the papers, trees and the snow-globe and hedgie look awesome I love this so much.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  60. This is so gorgeous Debby.
    Sue x

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  61. This is fab sweetie, gorgeous work Hugs ♥ Pops ♥ x x x

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  62. WOW this is gorgeous... love the snowglobe!!

    xxx

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  63. Love your scene and snow globe Debby - fabulous card.
    So glad it is cooling down this evening.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

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  64. Oh this is fantastic!!!

    Ali x

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  65. Hi Debby, aww! this is so gorgeous and very cute. Love all the fab stamps and very yummy colours.

    Donna x

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  66. So sweet! The trees are a fabulous background to the happy hedgie! Lovely!

    luv, Mags x

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  67. I love your snow globe Debby, fabulous image and design.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  68. Beautiful, and the forest in the background is really plastic.
    Hugs
    Melodie

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  69. Oooh LOVE your snowglobe card debby...
    Hugs
    Christine x

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  70. Fantastic card hunni & i adore the image :D
    hugs and xxx

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  71. Love your card Debby, that image is just super duper !

    Hugs,

    JO x

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  72. Absolutely stunning work, Debby! I love the background and perfectly placed bow and brads :)

    Merry Christmas in August!
    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  73. Another fabulous card, love the way you cut along the bottom of the trees & layered onto white to add snow, very effective. Lovely card.
    Kaz xx

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  74. This is totally stunning Debby, i really love the gorgeous image and the scene you have created, its beautiful
    love tasha xx

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  75. Debby, your card never cease to amaze me. So beautifully crafted with such attention to detail and this Christmas card is no exception!! The depth and multiple layers is such a great look for the snow globe. The hedgehog looks like he is actually ready to leap out of it. Love the background trees and the sparkly finish as well. Like I said, just amazing!! I hope you are having a wonderful day!!
    xoxo, Christine

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  76. Absolutely gorgeous Debby! Fantastic creativity to make such a beautiful scene.

    {{hugs}}
    Jocelyn

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  77. Once I originally commented I clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get four emails with the same comment. Is there any method you possibly can remove me from that service? Thanks!.

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