When you make a conscious choice to be happy, no one can take it away from you because no one gave it to you: you gave it to yourself.

A quote from April Green's - Bloom For Yourself Journal

Friday, 19 July 2013

Quirky Christmas in July

Yep you read it right, I've been making some Christmas cards.

I was awake the other night, too hot like most, and suddenly I thought of an idea. So I got out of bed came into my craft room and put the stamps out to remind me in the morning.

Next day I set to work using Tim Holtz clock stamp from Vintage Things Blueprint set and Snowflakes by Sheena Douglas. I used my new Stampin'Up inks & coordinating card - Raspberry Ripple, Island Indigo, Gumball Green & Midnight Muse - plus a sentiment from my stash.

Quirky & different I reckon!

I used 1st, 2nd & 3rd generation ink to create the backgrounds and added Card Candi. 

I wouldn't normally think to use an alarm clock, but it made me giggle and I love how the sentiment brings it together - clock for time & snowflakes for Christmas - I've only done four so far, however I do love them so may have to make this design in lots of colours.

Love to know what you think?
Take care Zo xx


Stephie Boots said...

LOVE these!!! They are fab! Very different and quirky! but you are ridiculously organised and I cannot believe you are using the C word already!!!!!!!!!!!!

coops said...

these are brilliant zoe.i love the fun quirky design ;D

xx coops xx said...

Brilliant Cards Zo love these they are so different. I often craft late at night or early hours if I can't sleep find it the best way to relax. Love Alison xx

Hettie said...

These cards are gorgeous Zoe. Well done for getting C cards done early. Why not make some more and join in with Rudolph Day on Thursday with Sandra - Stamping for Pleasure?

Deb's Pen Pot said...

I'll forgive you for swearing the C-word at me (!!!) because the cards are lush! Fab way to turn the steampunk-ish stamp on its head - and kids (little and big alike) do like to count down to Christmas... Damn, now I've sworn lol See you soon hon, keep crafting xxx

Dee's Craft Room said...

Now that is what I call organised - Christmas cards already. Fab design, really unusual and I love how you have used 1st, 2nd and 3rd gen stamping.

Dionne x