Monday 4 July 2011

Christmas in July

Morning Peeps,

Hope you all had a fab weekend.  I had to go shopping to Tesco on a Saturday afternoon, all I can say is never again!  I hate shopping at the best of times. Yesterday me and OH went out on our bikes, a gentle 6 mile ride..... NOT.  Hubby's idea of short cuts again, up steep hills, sharp left and up a vertical rock hard mud  hill, so much so I nearly fell off me bike, well actually nearly a couple of times.  We were going up a one way street so had to go on the path and got stuck behind two people so I came to an abrupt stop and as I can't quite touch the ground with my feet I nearly fell into the road, lol.  Anyways, 355 calories burnt off so it had its plus points.

Anyways, are you guys having problems with Blogger, I can't leave comments, sometimes my page is all over the place.  I usually swtich browser but it seems to be a problem on both that I use. Grrrrrr.

Today's card is for the Simply Sassy Inspiration Blog and I have used All Wrapped Up available HERE.


Image by Sugar Nellie "All Wrapped Up" available from Funky Kits HERE 
Medium - Copics 
Snowflakes and corners are lasercut chipboard pieces available from Make It Crafty and Quixotic Paperie
Martha Stewart Branch Punch
Puff Paint heated to create snow
Magnolia Doohickey Die

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:-

Allsorts - Free & Easy
Catch the bug - Anything Goes 
Ellephantastic - Celebrations 
Our Creative Corner - 4th of July or christmas in july 
The Artistic Stamper - Hot colours 
Bling it on - Anything Goes 
Card & Scrap - Punches/Dies (Christmas Tree is made using Branch punch) 
Cupcake craftroom - Polka dots (Top and bow) 
The Stampsmith - Christmas 
Winter Wonderland - Pick 3: patterned paper, 1 charm, ribbon, snowflakes, buttons, gemstones, brads. 
For Fun - Christmas 


Judi said...

WOW! BRILLIANT card Tracy! Love the way you've made the tree.

Judi x

Monique said...

Oh wow. This is lovely Tracy.

Hugs Monique

cabio's craft corner said...

Beautiful card and sweet image coloring :o)

Mette said...

Absolutely stunning card. Love your colouring and all the wonderful papers. Love it!

Hugs, Mette

crafty amy said...

Hiya hun :D Wow this is brilliant! I love that stamp and the way you have made the tree and with the snow as well it is just fab :D
Huge hugs

Amy xx

Kelly said...

Stunning card, love that tree!

Nannieflash said...

Oh Tracy that is stunning, what a gorgeous scene youve created with it. hugs Shirleyxx

Sudha said...

Wow awesome creation dear.

Christina C. said...

OMG, Tracy, this card is totally the wonderful scene you created..shows a lot of creativity! Beautifully colored image!!!

Marlies said...

A gorgeous card! I love how you made the christmas tree!
hugs, Marlies

Paula (PEP) said...

That tree is something, especially with the texture of those branches plus the snow - & I love the way you've used Candi for the baubles together with those brads(?) in the corners. Her green eyes are so pretty too & you've really used the patterned paper to its full advantage with that Santa on it. The snoflakes are lovely with those pearls & really give that sense of gently glistening snow.
Paula (PEP)

Pauline said...

What an ordeal to get to Tescos! Needless to say, I shop when hubby is not with me. Wonderful creation, and I so love the "tree"tement you've given the tree! Thanks for sharing at For Fun this week!
hugs from a cold Australia,

Elaine said...

Gosh Tracy..this is a right old stunner!!
It must've taken you forever to make the Christmas tree but it looks amazingly good so well the time and effort.
Gorgeous image (of course) and perfectly coloured as always

Hugs Elaine xx

brenda said...

Just stunning Tracy.

Thank you for joining in at Allsorts this week and good luck.

B x

Christine said...

Fantastic card. Your colouring and cutting of the image is wonderful. (I hate the cutting part!) It's the tree idea that I love and may have to CASE. Thanks for joining us at For Fun Challenges this week.

Jill said...

A gorgeous card Tracy. I love the image, so sweet!
Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week and good luck!
Big hugs

Marilyn Webb said...

Wow, your card is stunning, and that tree is amazing!!
Thanks for joining us this week at Catch The Bug.
hugs Marilyn

Debs said...

WOW this is stunning. Your tree looks amazing - so much texture to it!
Amazing colouring too!
Thanks for playing Free & Easy with us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Helen Dooley said...

Great card. She is gorgeous. Thanks for playing along on FOr Fun.

Cards By MI said...

This is such a stunning card Tracy! Everything about it is fantastic! Thanks for playing with us over at For Fun this week.
Love n hugs

Laney said...

WOW!! Fabulous card Tracy!!
Thanks for joining us at Bling it On this time would love to see you again

coldwaters2 said...

Awesome creation Tracy. sometimes I find that some of the work I see is so beautiful I cannot find the right words to explain how I feel, I tend to end up using the same ones over and over again but I will tell you this is amazing so much creativity and inspiration, truly wonderful.
Lorraine x

Valerie H. Marshall said...

Holy smokes, Tracy!! You've totally rocked the Christmas challenge at the Stampsmith! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful creation with us! Good luck in the draw!
Val :)

Helen Laurence said...

Wow awesome card. Perfect for our celebrations challenge.
Thank you for playing along this month. Don't forget there's a blog hop on all month with some BiG candy at the end. You get 2 entries into the candy when you play the challenge too!!
Good luck hugs x

Julie said...

Great card- love the christmas tree- it looks like it must have taken ages to do! x

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Beautiful piece of art....ok..card too...but it's a work of art. I love Sugar Nellie images as well and this is exquisite. Thank you for joining us at the Catch the Bug challenge this week.

Karen McAlpine said...

Very "Sassy". Super cute card. Love that paper tree accent too. Your coloring is Fab! Thanks for joining with us at the Stampsmith Challenge blog.

Jill said...

What a great card! Really love it! Your colouring is so wonderful! Thanks for joining in our Blog Hop at Ellephantastic. Jill

nedergaard ( Lissy ) said...

Oh, what a beatyfully card!!!

Tak fordi du deltager i vores udfordring hos Card and Scrap

mrsk06 said...

WoW Tracy this is uber adorable i love it! Thanks for playing along Cupcake Craftroom this month! Hugz Sal x

Mary J said...

Wowee, stunning Tracy!!!

Thx for playing in the Cupcake Craftroom challenge - hope to see you again!

M xxx

Kristin said...

This is great! I love your girl image. Sorry it took so long to get a comment here on this, I've been having Blogger problems too! THanks for joining us at the OCC!

Artyjen said...

Gorgeous hot colours for Christmas;) Thanks for playing at The Artistic Stamper this month.
xoxo Sioux

Debs said...

stunning hon and i love how you've done the branches :0)..thanks for sharing with us at Bling It On..hugs Debs x