Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Christmas in July! New digis!

Hello everyone! I hope you are all keeping cool, we're in the middle of a heatwave here so its the perfect time for Christmasy things right? Well we crafters have to get ahead of the game. So all this month is Christmas in July here on the blog and on the Facebook page where I will be doing giveaways and all sorts of festive things. So please swing by in the evenings so not to miss out.

Firstly let me show you a new range of Christmas digis I have created (more to come as we get closer to Christmas) which are of a cute penguin couple! So without further ado here they are!

A special gift

A special kiss

The kiss

Aren't they cute? I have decided to name them Percy and Lilly and hope they can spread that warm and fuzzy Christmas cheer. Please let me know what you think and if you have any ideas as to more digis with them both let me know.

So I will be starting the month off by showing you the card I made today using 'The kiss'.

So I went with an all blues and snowflakes theme. I have coloured the image with promarkers and I have added in some extra shading with my prisma colors just around the edges and to give their chubby cheeks a but of blush. Ok a lot of blush. I did the same for the snow in the background and made parts pop with a touch of glitter which I also added some on the their hat trims and pompoms. You need to have glitter at Christmas. Takes the whole year to get it out of the carpet though. 

For the background I used a rectangle of some snowflake printed paper on top of a darker blue square. I then added texture and and a dash of sparkle with a strip on lace and lengths of satin and glitzy silver ribbon. I then mounted this on to my 16x16cm card base (sorry, I'm metric). 

Then it was on to embellishments. Using a variety of snowflake dies and blue card I made this big layered snowflake which I adorned with silver gems. I then stuck it on the top left corner overhanging the edge as I thought it looked nicer and I have a roomy envelope for this one.

After that I stamped the sentiment 'If kisses were snowflakes I'd send you a blizzard' onto a die-cut in dark blue ink. For the main image to match and to help them stand out I added a stitch border with a blue fine liner around the edges of both. I even used this to add a few hearts around the sentiment which I touched up with glitter and a little white gel pen. 

Finally after mounting everything on sticky-pads and positioning everything on the card I decided to add a bow to the sentiment cutout and some blue buttons to the lower left corner of the card to balance the design and voila! Its ready for Christmas and its super cute!

Well I hoped you enjoyed seeing what I have created and hope you enjoy the rest of the month. For those of you who have made it this far, I will be having the first giveaway on the Facebook page tomorrow evening so see you there. Merry Christmas in July!

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