Saturday, 4 July 2009

Christmas in July....

Over at SCS Kerry is running a challenge in the Hanna Stamps forum with the theme of Christmas in July. I don't have any Hanna Christmas stamps so thought I would improvise using this cute Ballet Sophie G moose stamp. I was thinking along the lines of The Nutcraker for this one! Don't forget that these cute stamps are 10% off this weekend at Bunny Zoe's Crafts.

Sophie G is stamped in Memento ink and coloured with Prismacolor pencils with sansodor and paper stumps to blend. I have used my new Martha Stewart snowflake punch which as well as punching gives a pretty embossed effect. I'm not sure who the papers are by as I've had them for a while now. I added a little stickles to the edge of Sophie G's dress and some clear dew drops for some snowy fun. The snowflakes and ribbon from my stash.

Hope your having a great evening and to my US friends "Happy 4th of July"

Hugs,


34 comments:

Christine said...

Oh, this card is so pretty. I love the little ballerina moose. I love all the texture and snowflakes. Beautiful card.
xoxo, Christine

Penni said...

Such a wonderful idea Nikki to use Ballet Sophie G for a Christmas card. It works perfectly. I love the blues too.

Hugs
Penni
X

Danielle said...

Oh this is such a cute card Nikki - and Ballerina Sophie definitely works really well!! The colours and papers are fab!
Hugs, Danielle

Cindy Haffner said...

Sophie G is so darling.

Tasha said...

Oh wow this card is aweome! Love the stamp so so cute love the papers too! Fabulous punched borders
love tasha xx

Michelle said...

Absolutely adorable, Nikki!! This Sophie makes a PERFECT Christmas card!

Kelly Schelske said...

Very pretty Nikki! She works perfect as the nutcracker, great idea!!

Hugs, Kelly

Danni said...

Love the blues you used, so pretty!

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

Cute stamp! I love the ballerina animals. Sweet layout

Ann Kranitz said...

What a sweet holiday card with the cute little ballerina. I love the blues!!

Lilian said...

WOW NIKKI! What an awesome Christmas card! Sophie looks great - yep, Nutcracker theme :) The snowflakes and trees are just amazing! LOVE IT!!!!! Will be casing this card for Christmas! :)

Tracey said...

A gorgeous card Nikki! I love Ballerina Sophie G!

Nikki said...

Your Ballernia moose works for xmas just fantastic
Nikki C :)

Mich said...

What a great card this is, fantastic nice colours. And it doesn't matter that it's 30 degrees outside, even in July your card is great !!

louise said...

beautiful card nikki love all the detail
hugs, louise

Sinikka said...

This little ballerina works perfectly. It looks like she is ice (figure) skating.
Love you card and the clear dew drops.......it looks like ice and it gives the card a frozen touch
Have a nice sunday
Hugs Sinikka

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Beatiful, Nikki, What a wonderful details!
Hugs Jacqueline

Moni said...

So fab gorgeous card, love the imga and the paper is great! Hugs, Moni

Thea said...

Love your card, and stamp.
Super.

Greetings Thea

daisy said...

hi nikki

the card loos gorgeuse! love the colors

hugs
daisy

Pascale said...

Hi Nikki this is so fab. I love the way you have done your background and Riley looks so cool. Hugs Pascale

Monika said...

Wonderful card Nikki
hugs
Monika

Vicky said...

So cute Nikki! Love this adorable image, it goes surprisingly well on a christmas card. It's made me think aout what staps I can adapt for my christmas cards!
Enjoy your weekend!
Hugs, Vicky -x-

Andrea said...

Hi Nikki, the card is so cute.
xAndrea

mar1ene said...

So.. so cute Nikki, makes me want to make a start on crimbo cards too!!
But today I'm spending time in the sunshine.. well.. we don't know how long that is going to be around for, do we???
Have a gorgeous day sweetie,

Hugs, Marlene xx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh what a wonderful card!
Stunning colours and I love your cute image!
Beautiful design and detail!
hugs
kim x

Summerthyme Studio said...

NIkki, this is absolutely EXQUISITE!!! I am just thrilled that you have joined us on the team!

Hugs,

Vicki

POPPET said...

Wow this looks fab, cant beleiev it is an xmas card its so elegnat (173 days to go lol), love the snowflake, hugs Pops x

Natalie said...

Nikki this is fabulous! x

Rosette said...

Oh My!!! I just love this Christmas card nikki.. these blue shades are amazingly beautiful!! Big hugs hun xxx

christelle said...

Your card is amazing Nikki!! I love the colours!! Sophie is just adorable!!
Have a great evening,
Big hugs,
Christelle.

Teri said...

Sophie G is ready for the holidays! I just love this beautiful Christmas card with all of the sparkle too!! xo, Teri

Suzanne J Dean said...

Aww, so sweet! Love her in blue & what a beautiful holiday card! Gorgeous!

hugz,
Suzanne

Kort og Søm said...

Super cute!!
Fredrikke :o)