Saturday, 21 July 2012

Christmas in July Challenge at Scrappy-go-Lucky

Hi Everyone,
I am entering this card in a challenge at  http://blog.scrappy-go-lucky.com.au/  and the challenge was for Christmas in July celebration.  You were to create a card with your cricut machine and you had to use something on the card that you wouldn't normally see on a xmas card.

I had been speaking on facebook recently with a friend that I made while on a trip in Morocco in June and we talked about our Camel ride and that was my inspiration for this card.

The camel and reindeer antlers was cut from the Paper doll dress up cartridge and the ovals were cut from George and basic shapes.  The scallop was cut using a free svg file I got from a search on the internet a while back from Cafe expressions.  Believe it or not, I even pieced together the string of lights woven through his antlers using tiny ovals and rectangles that I welded together for the base and then just using the ovals I cut them in different colors.  I cut double for each light and glued a piece of heavy uphostery thread in the center.

My little camel is dressed up as a reindeer and has a string of lights and a wreath to celebrate the season!  I cut an oval of cardstock in green and cut a smaller oval out of the center for the wreath.  Using the stamp set "Floral Wreath SFL 34011 (which I believe is from www.rubberstamptapestry.com but I purchased it at my local store here near me in Aspley - they no longer have a physical store - only an online store.)  I stamped all of the images in different colors and fussy cut them out and then glued them randomly to my wreath.  I then added glitter glue to the lights and some of the flowers on the wreath.

The paper set is from Reminisce - it was a xmas paper I got several years ago and had some leftover.  One paper was called St Nick's sweater - not sure what the other was called because it was a scrap and the edge was cut off.

I would love to win the challenge because I would love to have the cricut xmas cartridge that is the prize!  Thank you everyone for looking!
Deb

13 comments:

  1. Hi Deb...I just love your camel and the story behind it, really well done!

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    1. Thank you Robyn for taking the time to comment!

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  3. Wow what a lot of work you have put into your card, I just love the Camel its so cute and I love the way you have done the ovals with the George and Basic shapes Cartride great job, thanks for entering the challenge at Scrappy-go-Lucky.

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    1. Thanks so much Shelley for looking and taking the time to comment! It did take a while but it was fun. I enjoyed the challenge!

      Deb

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  4. Hi. This is a great card - you've put a lot into it. Your camel is just too cute and I love the way you've dressed him as a Christmas reindeer. The wreath must have taken a while, but it was well worth it. Thanks for playing along with Strut Your Cuts. Tereesa.

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    1. Thanks so much Tereesa for looking and taking the time to comment! The wreath and the lights were fidley (is that a word) but I enjoyed making it and I appreciated the opportunity to enter the challenge!

      Deb

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  5. I would never of thought of using a Camel....just fabulous! Love how you pieced the lights together with little ovals, great idea!

    Thankyou for joining 'Strut Your Cuts'

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    1. Thanks again Tracey - I appreciate your wonderful comments and you taking the time to look and comment!

      Deb

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  6. This card is absolutely adorable and very inspiring. Create use of ideas.

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  7. Congratulations on your win. I'm sure you'll enjoy the cartridge. :-)

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  8. Thanks Tereesa, I know I will!

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