Friday, July 13, 2012

Christmas Fireplace Card

I love sitting by a nice cozy fireplace in winter and naturally that’s never going to happen on Christmas morning in Australia but hey…I can dream of a white Christmas!!! Here I am with a Christmas card ready in July, there lies a miracle. In fact this is the second Christmas card I made this week, I am on a roll! This year I am trying… and it’s not in my nature, but try I will to get as organised as possible this year. I’m so delighted with this card as I used my new Memory Box Die that I got at the Craft Show and it really adds a pretty dimension. This digi is called Christmas Hearth and it’s from Happileigh Scrappin' and when I saw the cat on the mat I knew it was for me!!! This cat reminds me of my daughters singing teachers cat, and when I’m lucky it gives me some attention and sits on my lap while I pretend to read, but really I just sit on the couch and listen to my daughter sing!

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I’d love you to come and Join our Challenge this week at

Card Crafter’s Circle 31th  Challenge

This weeks theme is CHRISTMAS IN JULY

Our sponsor  this week is Happileigh Scrappin'! One randomly drawn challenge winner will receive the fabulous selection of Happileigh Scrappin' digital images that our design team at Card Crafter’s Circle created with this week... what a great prize!

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and other wonderful sponsor this week is.... Stamp Art Design by Kathryne images are available exclusively at the Whimsy Stamps Store.  We also have a prize for another randomly drawn winner who will receive the selection of images provided by Kathryne, that you see showcased at Card Crafter’s Circle . We are so honoured to have such  fabulous sponsors.... do visit their blogs, won't you?  Say that I sent you! Swing by and see the great creations showcased by the Card Crafter’s Circle Design Team.

Challenges I’m entering:

  1. Cherry Lynn Designs - Silver and or Gold
  2. Tuesday morning sketches -154 plus things with wings
  3. Stamp n plus -Anything Goes
  4. Forever Friends - Christmas in July
  5. Hooked on Craft - Christmas in July
  6. Lollipop Crafts - Christmas in July
  7. Crazy Challenge - Christmas in July
  8. Creative Card Crew - Swirls and Pearls
  9. LEJ Designs – Animals
  10. Twisted Tuesday - Holiday(Christmas) plus pick 2 (Twine & Die Cuts)

Have a great weekend

Hugs Trish Munro

37 comments:

DIANA L. said...

This is super cute card. great design you could enter this in my DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge.
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Celia Harrington said...

This card is gorgeous love the layout, colours , embellishments used, Thank you for joing us at LEJ challenge, Good Luck xxxxxxxx

Doreen said...

Fantastic card love the image and the layout is great.xxx

ParkNSlide said...

So many great details. Thanks for sharing with us at the Stamp N Plus challenge.

onecraftymama said...

Such a cozy scene! Love it :) All the metallic details are fab, and I love the twine wrap :) Thanks so much for playing with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Very elegant christmas card. Thanks for joining in with our challenge over at Forever Friends and good luck Hugs Julie

Star said...

The papers make this a really sumptuous card Trish. The new die works really well with it
Eileen x

Sandy Hulsart said...

Lovely holiday card. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog.

xxxtglxxx said...

Beautiful card, its just stunning! :) Love the traditional look to it! :)

Thanks so much for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs this week,

hugs

xxalisonxx

Jenée said...

Both of your cards are wonderful, Trish. This one is my favorite, though, due to the kitty baby in front of the hearth. As I sit here with one of my kitty babies on my lap, I couldn't help but identify with your lovely Christmas card. It does look so very festive and holiday-ish. Again, both are wonderful. Keep up the Christmas spirit (HA - easier for you than for me sweltering in 40+ temps!).

Tanya said...

Beautiful card Trish! I love the vintage feel to it :) That image is adorable.

Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends Fortnightly Challenge :)

Tanya xx

Jan Ltc said...

This is gorgeous thanks for joining us at CCC xx Jan

Bonnie Irvine said...

Good for you for being ahead of the game for Christmas cards. This one is very pretty. Love how you did the fire. That kitty looks very content. Thanks for linking up to our Anything Goes Challenge at Stamp N Plus.

Debbie said...

What a warm and cozy Christmas card!! I love the snoozing cat!! The butterflies are beautiful!!
Thanks for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!!

she3655 said...

Oh your card is Fab, makes me want to put my tree up hee hee , it's so cosy, with the little cat all snuggled up.... Thanks for sharing and joining in with us at LEJ Designs xx

Vicki Fraser independent STAMPIN' UP demonstrator said...

Love the new die Trish - also love the things you find in your stash - that paper is perfect! I miss you, I larf you too xxxx

Dawn said...

Such an adorable holiday card. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Jodi said...

so pretty!! Thank you for joining in the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs!

Laura said...

Good for you getting a head start on those Christmas cards! It will be here before you know it! Love the image you used, and the gold details are fantastic! Thanks so much for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

Theresa said...

What a fabulous card! I love all the flourishes. Thanks for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Patty Gorka said...

Simply gorgeous, love your details and embellishments! Fabulous job! Thanks for playing at Twisted Tuesday Challenges this week!

Angela said...

Your card is really lovely...love the vintage flair! Thank you for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Diane's Card Designs said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the image and all the detail. Thanks for joining us at LCI challenge this month.
Diane xx

Jeannie from PolkaCabana.wordpress.com said...

Fabulous card! Thanks so much for joining in on the Cheery Lynn Design Challenge! A truly gorgeous card indeed!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

So glad you could share with us at
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Your card is so cozy looking! Love it!

Thank you for playing along with the Twisted Tuesday Challenge!

Shelby said...

Beautiful Christmas scene and love how you've embossed the die cut silver...looks amazing.

Shelby

Gram's Treasures said...

Such a lovely card! Love those die cuts....they really add something special. I'll have to check that out!
Joyce xx

Melina said...

Lovely! Great details.
Thanks for playing at Twisted Tuesdays :)

Melissa Craig said...

What a very pretty card. I love all the gold accents. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Victoria said...

What a beautiful fireplace scene! I love all the extra gold detail you added!

grandmabonnie said...

Hi ya, Trish! (i think i know this card hee hee) thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches last week..we have a new challenge up and would love to see you again!

Nannieflash said...

Hi Trish wow what a gorgeous Christmas card, love your colouring and your card design. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Cindy Groh said...

Very pretty Christmas card. Love it. Thanks for joining us at Stamp N Plus.

Sandy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Christmas card. I love the scene. Nice and cheery.
Sandy

she3655 said...

Lovely Christmas card Trish, that cat looks so snug and warm... Thanks for joining in with us at LEJ Designs

Sarah said...

What a cute card! I just love the image and the way that you colored the flames in the fire, they almost look real.
~Sarah