7 September 2012

Stampin' For The Weekend - Starting Christmas Early


Wow I've had a busy week - my little girl was 4 at the weekend and we had a party for her which was great fun as we arranged for someone to bring "a few animals round".  A few animals ended up being a full Zoo - there were 3 skunks, a chinchilla, sugar gliders, a chameleon, a dragon-type thing, a super cute gecko, a tarantula (yuk!), stick insects, millipedes, hedgehogs and a few others!!   Crazy but great fun!!

Today a new challenged launches over at Stampin for the Weekend - Starting Christmas Early.  I'm so glad of this challenge as I'm starting to panic about how many cards I need for Christmas - especially as this card is only number 6! I've got such a long way to go.

We have a fabulous sponsor for this challenge:

Simon Says Stamp
with a $25 voucher to spend!
Here's my card:

I love Christmas cards in non-traditional colours!  The papers are First Edition - Christmas Joy - I got them in the sales last year half price - I love a crafty bargain!

So why not pop over and take a look at what the rest of my teamies have done, and then join in - it'll be one less to make in the December madness!

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

St Lukes Hospice - Couples
Little Claire's - Best Friends
Aud's Sentiments - Christmas is Coming
For Fun - Inspired by a Song (Frosty the Snowman - I sing this, Rudolf the Rednose Reindeer and Jingle Bells all year round as my children love them)
Sketch Saturday - Sketch!
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Nut Crafters - Christmas is Coming

Thanks for looking - have a great weekend!

Julie x

15 lovely people left a comment on my work!:

Sue said...

Gorgeous card, such a sweet image and lovely colours

Hugs Sue

Sandra H said...

Hi Julie, Wow this is stunning and such a sweet image too x

Deborah Frings said...

Your Christmas card is super, and I do like the couple! Thanks for playing along with St Luke's Charity Card Challenge.

Love the idea of a zoo party!

Grenouille Greetings said...

These images make an adorable couple and I love your non traditional colours. Thank you for playing along with us at Sketch Saturday this week. Hugs, Lesley

Helen Dooley said...

cute crad. thanks for playing along on fo rFun!

Trish and Treasure said...

I agree with this sentiment Snow much fun!!!!I would love to live near the snow, you would catch me skiing morning, noon and night if possible!!!
Love your card
Hugs Trish xx

Lori said...

Julie, this is such a sweet card! I love the image and the colors and papers you chose are awesome. I, too, love Christmas cards in non traditional colors and you've made a fabulous one here. Thanks so much for playing along at the Catch the Bug challenge this week. Good luck and please do join us again.
p.s. YUK on the tarantula and millipedes at your daughter's party..EEEK!! :)

Donna Mosley said...

Aww! Jule, this is so gorgeous. I love the adorable image and very scrummy colours. Thanks for joining us at Little Claire's.

Donna x

Helen said...

Beautiful card and a gorgeous image - thanks for joining us at Nutcrafters and Little Claire.

Helen x

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous card just love that image and perfect for our challenge over at St Luke's ..thank you for joining in


Jill said...

beautiful creation thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a beautiful card you have made. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx

Gunn (Merete) said...

This is such a cute card. Adorable image and love the papers.
Hugs Gunn

Lynne said...

Gorgeous couples image and I love your papers. Perfect for our challenge at St Lukes.
Lynne xxx

Jenny said...

They are certainly a very cute couple.... love your wintery card for our challenge :0)
Thanks for joining us at St Luke's this month :0)
Jenny x