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July 21, 2009

Christmas Time in Blogland!
























Seasons greeting......though the season might be Summertime! It's time for the wonderful Digital Tuesday Challenge! (and the crowd goes wild!)
This week our lovely Amy has asked us to make a Christmas card! And our fabulous Sponsor is Digital Stamp Oasis.
I've used a Dustin Pike freebie, santa, and gave him a paper pieced pinstripe suit....doesn't he look dapper?! and the nose too...I just haddddd to! The DSP is from SU! rose red. The pointsettia flower is from Fred, She Said. The flowers and leaves are outline form printed on DSP and mellow moss paper. The greeting in the window is an Inkadinkado clear acrylic. I speckled the inside with SU! itty bitty bg and embossed the face with distressed stripes.
That's my Christmas card for this month....the weather's too beautiful to think about snow yet! lol If you need a little inspiration to get your Christmas mojo going, checkout the rest of the DT...

The challenges...
Digital Tuesday Challenge~a Christmas card with a digi!
Delightful Sketches~ their sketch inspired me!
Cupcake Craft~Christmas card
Secret Crafter~spots & stripes
The Creative Belli~texture
Three Clovers~Christmas card
Cute Card Thur~a Christmas card
ABC~w for window
and finally a new challenge for me, Keesh's Inkspiration Colour ch.~the colors.

Have a creative day! I'll be back with another card in a bit! Blessings!

29 comments:

NatashaMay said...

I noticed almost all challenges want to see Christmas cards this week. :) You've done a great job.

Donna said...

Hi Maria, we have rain, rain and more rain in the UK today and its showing no signs of letting up either :( I love your christmas card, that's one super little Santa and I love the way the sentiment shows through the aperture, such a brilliant card :) thanks for playing along with us again at CCC this week :) Donna x

Holly said...

I love this! The whole design of the card is really great and I like the distressed stripes on the background. Great color choices too, and the paper piecing is fab!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh how sweet this is!! I love that little paper pieced Santa!!! So adorable and I'm having fun with all the Christmas creations right now!! :) TFS! HUGS

Anjou Krelovich said...

Oh so adorable! Love the paper pieced suit and the matching poinsetia. Beautiful!

angela said...

This is so cute! Your paper piecing is wonderful, I esp. love Santa's nose.

Wendy said...

Fabby card Maria!! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches!!

Fern said...

What a cute Santa.. Great job on the paper piecing..

Helen said...

Fab card - love your paper-pieced Santa!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge this week!
Helen x

Jane Carroll said...

lovely card

thanks for joining us this week on SCSC & ABC:)

Hugs Jane x

Dawn said...

Aww what a lovely Xmas card - such a cute santa and love the window!

Thanks for joining us on ABC

DAwn

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Very cute card! Love the paper piecing, the window and the embossed background. Thanks for adding a second card for this week's Belli challenge!

Cindy said...

Very nice card, Maria! Love the cut out in the embossed paper. Glad you could join us at Delightful Sketches.

Deb Neerman said...

WoWzA, this is beautiful! Looks like something from an expensive greeting card store! And Merry Christmas, too!

Sue from Oregon said...

This is sooo cute...loved the paper pieced Santa and the nestie window!

Elena said...

What an adorable Christmas card! Love this Santa! And your idea with the window for sentiment is great! Love it! Thank you for playing with us!

Stephanie said...

Love this, the window is great. Thanks for playing along with Delightful Sketches.

Alysabeth said...

SUPER cute:o) Thanx for playin with us! Hope to see you back next week.

Secret Crafter said...

Fabulous card and love that image. Thank you for joining in with the SCSC challenge. Wendy x

Joan Ervin said...

This is such an adorable Christmas card...I love the sweet little Santa and the window looks awesome!!!!

Martha said...

so cute, I love it.

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Maria, another stunning card. I love the cute santa - his nose and suit look fantastic. Thanks for joining us at CCC this week. Hugs, Denise x

Chook said...

That is so cute, love it

Heather said...

Great job on this Maria!!! I am glad you played along with us this time at Delightful Sketches!!!

I love your colors and that cut out labels 1 in the middle!! Super job!!

Heather

Keesh said...

Great to have you play Maria! I LOVE that santa, and the flower embellishment, with the window greeting looks so effective! Just gorgeous! Thanks so much for playng! Love Keesh x

Ida / Little said...

Such a gorgeous card Maria! :) Love the embossing and frame :) Thanks for joining us at CCC this week :)

Hugs Ida

Jo said...

I love the window greeting - this card is delicious, Jo

POPPET said...

Hi honey i am so loving this one, i love how you have done the image really cute, and the sentiment is fab too, thanks for joining in on my challenge at Cupcake hugs pops x

Liza said...

Gorgeous Christmas Card, I love the colours you have chosen. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x