Thursday, July 23, 2009

Christmas in July


This card is for two challoenges, CPS 125 & High Hopes Challenge 40, Christmas in July.

I love this sweet penguin from High Hopes. He has a wonderful, open and innocent expression on his face. I colored him with my new Twinks! They finally arrived today. I ordered them in April!!

This was the only Christmas stuff I could find, I really have to order all new Christmas paper this year. Isn't that a crying shame? Everything on this card, except for the Canson watercolor paper is from a Joanne's card kit. I added American Crafts gel pen dots and some Crystal Stickles for sparkle. If you are looking for a white gel pen, I highly recommend the Ranger Inksentials pen. I only use the AC one because it's bought and paid for, and I'm cheap that way. It came in one of my kits, I don't remember which one. The AC pen requires constant shaking and the dots are not as opaque as the RI pen. Not even in the same ballpark, my friends!

I hope you are enjoying your summer, I know I am!

10 comments:

Heather the Mooselover said...

What a fun penguin card! I love the contrast of the snowflakes and stripes. I like the extra detail you added to the Christmas banner.

You take good pictures so I feel better that you are Stickles photo challenged too!

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

This is super cute, Carla!!! Wonderful card and design!!!

Shanea said...

Just came across you site. Super cute cards!!!

Softpencil said...

What a beautiful cards you make!!! I really love your work and your blog!
Thank you for commenting in mine ;)

Pat (mspfd) said...

Hey Carla, what are twinks? Love the look you achieved on the penguin's body. Super adorable image. Very sweet card.

thefrugalcrafter said...

Wow, you are ahead of the game! I'll start my cards on thanksgiving LOL!

Denise Clark said...

I love your penguins little rosey red cheeks. He's adorable! Great fun Christmas card!

~amy~ said...

whatta sweet christmas card Carla...it'll be christmas before we know it...

Karen said...

Such a cute penguin! You are one of those uber smart people who work on their Christmas cards ahead of time. I used to, but have been suffering from brain drain as of late. Maybe one of these years, I'll get a move on, work on them over the summer, and actually get them out at the holidays! :> Good for you! :>

Carolina said...

Okay, this penguin, as well as your card, is just too flippin' cute!!!