Monday, 16 July 2012


Yeah I know, I know, its only July but before you know it, Chrimbo-time will be here again.

Over on the Teddy-Bo blog they are having a 'Chjristmas In July' challenge so after someone in a facebook group mentioned it I decided I would have a go. I've not done many Teddy Bo cards before and even less Christmas cards ready for this year (in fact only the 1, well 2 now if you count this 1) so here's my card

Now its not that I'm not a fan of traditional Chrimbo colours, I am, but I normally like to do a lot of various colours of cards and thought this lovely Christmas paper would be great to go along with Teddy Bea in her fairy costume.
Teddy Bea is coloured with pro markers and I don't know if you can see it or not but her wings and star wand have been glammed up with frosted lace stickles.
The paper was from a paper stack that came as a magazine freebie, I believe it might be a Kate Knight paper but not 100%, ribbon from my stash and thank goodness for the trusty bow maker as I am useless at getting nice bows by myself, card candi, and 2 clear stamps used to make the sentiment.
I hope you like my take on Christmas In July

Happy Crafting

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:


  1. Katee, very pretty card. I like your use of the non-traditional colours for Christmas, and your little teddy is adorable. Thank you for entering this week's challenge at Card Crafter's Circle.

  2. Love your card and image the color is adorable for xmas thanks for joining in at Divas by Design

  3. Love, love the Teddy Bo image......such a clever way to use her, as a Christmas image! Great layout, too....thanks for joining us at Card Crafter's Circle!

  4. Awh!!! This is so pretty and such a fab colour choice too! Thank you for playing at the Teddy Bo Challenge Christmas in July! Woo xx

  5. From one rubbish bow maker to another "great bow" couldn't live withour bow maker. Those papers are lush and work well as christmas ones,thanks for joining us at Teddy Bo
    H xx

  6. Super sweet card, I love the colours. Chris xx

  7. OOOOO My Favourite Bea ever! I'd not thought of using her for Christmas so you have really inspired me with this card thank you :0)
    Also thanks for sharing it with us at Teddy Bo's Challenge and good luck :0)
    Love Clairebears x

  8. What a sweet sweet holiday card! Any child would love to receive this card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Send a Smile 4 Kids! Hope to see you back again soon!

  9. Gorgeous card, thanks for joining in the fun at TeddyBo,

    liz x

  10. Katee, i like the non-traditional Christmas colors you've used..Thanks for joining us at Card Crafter's Cirle!

  11. Beautiful card! And I love the non-traditional colours too! :) Thank you for joining in with us at Teddy Bo xx

  12. Love these colors for a non-trad Christmas card! And that Teddy Bo image is so cute! =) Thanks for joining us for the Christmas in July challenge at SAS4K!

    If you're interested, I have some Christmas-in-July Cash Candy on my blog: I Never Went to Kindergarten Come join the fun! =)

  13. Gorgeous card - love that bow - thanks for sharing with us at Teddy Bo
    Debbie xx

  14. A pretty card...great work.

    Carolyn PCD DT

  15. This is so very pretty, and I adore the style of sentiment at the top. Smiles.
    Thank you so very much for entering and good luck!

    Krafty Karen - DT for Teddy Bo.xx

  16. What a beautiful color combo with your sweet image, fabulous card! Thank you for joining us @ SAS 4 Kids for our "Christmas in July" challenge :)

  17. So pretty a lovely colour combo. Thank you for joining in with the Teddy Bo Christmas challenge.
    Hugs Sonia xx

  18. Very cute card and love the colors!
    Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations paints challenge this week!
    Love from France, Kianel.

  19. Fantastic Christmas card, love the untraditional colours you used.

    Warm hugs

  20. Oh this is just soooo precious x Love the colour combo x
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Jellypark friends Friday challenges & good luck x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

  21. Beautiful. Thank you for joining us at That Craft Place.
    Trudie xx


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