Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Christmas In July

This week the challenge at Cooking With Cricut is CHRISTMAS IN JULY and use a piece of scrap paper.  Well, every piece of paper to create my project came from my scraps.  When I started thinking "Christmas in July", I decided that, that is exactly what I would create in my card.  So here it is.  A Big Spoof!!


The  lady lounging is a cut from the GOING PLACES cartridge. I used a little chalk to give her a glow from the sun's rays and some rosy cheeks.

 I decided she needed an umbrella to protect her from all that hot sun, so I cut the beach umbrella from the LIFE'S A BEACH cartridge.  The Christmas trees, (carved from the sand, hee hee}, are cut from the CHRISTMAS CHEER cartridge.  I embossed the Christmas trees and the sand with a snowflake folder.  I also added gold glitter glue to the trees, and metallic gold stars on top.



The water is metallic teal paper embossed in the Divine Swirls folder and inked in a darker teal.  And the  sentiment JOY is cut from the STORYBOOK cartridge.


And here is the sentiment on the inside of the card. I created the sentiment using several stamps from K Andrew Designs.




Please join us this week for our fun CHRISTMAS IN JULY challenge at Cooking With Cricut

Challenges
My Craft Spot   Christmas In July
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge   Non-Traditional Christmas Colors
Party Time Tuesday   Christmas In July
Clear It Out  Christmas In July  Use Red or Green Scrap
Die Cuttin Divas   Summer Fun at the beach
ABC Christmas    O is for Open  Decorate the Inside too.
BBTB2   Christmas In July
Go Fish   Christmas In July
DLART   Christmas

45 comments:

  1. Great Christmas card Charlotte. It looks like an Australian Christmas! Thanks for joining us this week at Holly Jolly. Regards Meighan

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  2. So CUTE!!! Perfect for the theme! So glad you joined us this week at My Craft Spot!!!

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  3. Love it. Relaxing at Christmas how fun. Great colors and I love the sparkly trees

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  4. Now that would be an awesome way to spend christmas! Love the fun colors and cute scene. Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

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  5. Almost looks like Christmas in Florida!! Super cute card, Bama Girl! <3, your Gator neighbor

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  6. Cute card... looks like she's been getting some of that warm Alabama sun! TFS

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  7. Hi, Charlotte, my friend! Had to stop by to say "hi"!!! '

    Now that I'm here, you're card is awesome; love allllll the detail you put into it!

    I'll be back soon! Hugs!

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  8. Great card!! Thanks for joining our DCD challenge.

    Veronica
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  9. How fun is this? I love it!!!!! Love the snowflake embossed sand and the gold tree.

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  10. cute fun card :) thanks for sharing with us at bbtb2 :)

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  11. This is too cute, mixing the summer and winter scenes! Thanks for entering DCD challenge this week--Pat N.

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  12. this is just too stinking cute, I had a roommate once from Austrailia and that is how they spend their Christmas, it always amazed me, thanks for joining us at BBTB2, hugs

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  13. Love your take on this.When I lived in NZ this is how we spent Christmas!Thanks for sharing at BBTB2.
    Jayne x

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  14. This is a wonderful alternative Christmas card, I like the way you have decorated the inside as well.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.
    Pauline
    x

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  15. What a cute idea...and I loved your "big spoof" comment. Thanks for sharing it with us at BBTB2.
    Carole

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  16. LOL, what a great design and interpretation of the Christmas in July theme. It made me chuckle out loud to look at your fun card. Made me think of how I'll be spending Christmas, too, since we winter in Florida. Thanks for sharing at BBTB2.

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  17. Wonderful card Charlotte! Love your take on this challenge! Such wonderful Cricut cuts! Love the embossing and glitter! Thanks for sharing with us at BBTB2!
    Glenda

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  18. Just too cute! Love your Christmas card. Thanks for joining us for our challenge at BBTB2. Stephanie

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  19. Now, this is a different Christmas card! I'm a traditional kind of person, loving to celebrate Christmas at home, in Norway, with the same food for dinner every year. But it's a perfect card for a person who seeks warmer climate for Christmas! The cunbathing woman looks fab, and he bold colors are jsut perfect for the theme of your card!

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  20. That is a cute and different Christmas card. Love the bright colours, Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Love, Wilma

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  21. This is incredible I love the scene you created.thank you so much for joining my DL.AT Thankful Thursday challenge.
    DIANA L.
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  22. OMGosh how cute and tropical is this card?! I love those golden trees around this sun bather and the snowflakes in the sand. The sentiment is just perfect and so cute. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 ;-)

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  23. came over from Die Cutting Divas....what a fun xmas card. So cute. I have the storybook cartridge and can't wait to use it...I mainly bought it for my Germany trip for scrapbooking titles but also cute for xmas time. :-)

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  24. Very cute card. Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!
    Gerda
    http://cardscreations.blogspot.com

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  25. So cute! Perfect image for Christmas in July :-) Thanks so much for playing at the Go Fish Challenge!

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  26. That is an AWESOME CARD. Love Love Love it. Great Details. Thank you so much for joining us over at GoFish! Challenge . Hope to see you again.

    Hugs,
    Kate

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  27. OMG!!! Sooo cute and creative! Thanks for sharing with BBTB2. xxD

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  28. absolutely FAB and perfect for Christmas in July!

    Thanks for sharing with us at PTT this week!

    Holly PTT DT

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  29. Fabulous Christmas card!! Love those beautiful gold trees and the background textures!! Thank you so much for joining us at the Go Fish! Challenge!!

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  30. Now that is the way to spend Chritsmas, very different, but oh so cute...


    Penny

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  31. i so love your card,i am now a follower

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  32. Hehe what a fab Christmas card! So different!
    Thanks for joining in our Splash Me challenge at Crafting For All Seasons! :)
    Lizy DT x

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  33. Love this! Really a cute Christmas card and not what's normally expected! Thanks for sharing it with the Clear it Out Challenge!
    ~Sandy

    sandy's crafty creations

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  34. Gorgeous! Lovely colors and papers. Fab image. :)

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  35. Oh what a fun Christmas card! Love it! Thanks so much for joining us at BBTB2
    Juliex

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  36. Oh this is fabulous! I love the different image for a crimbo card! Lush colours too!
    Thank you for joining us and good luck :)
    Kelly.x
    ABC Christmas DT

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  37. fabulous card LOVE all the colours, Thanks for Playing along with us this time for our O for Open it up Challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge this time, hugs Samantha :0)

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  38. Ohmygosh! LOVE the beachy Christmas card! Thanks for linking up at BBTB2! :)

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  39. Wasn't there also a challenge on "Hawai'ian Christmas" around?? It would have been the perfect entry - so different! Love the trees on the beach.

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  40. Fab card - love the bright colours!
    Thanks for playing with us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

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  41. OMG! fabulous card you got there. stunning card indeed. I love the bright colors that you used. Keep posting please.

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  42. So full of joy, those bright colors are very attractive and joyous! Keep up the good work.

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  43. This is exactly what Christmas is like in Miami where we live. HA!! You totally captured it.

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