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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Christmas Candle - SSS67

WOW, can you believe it's the last day of July already. And, I’ve been so busy that I totally missed the Christmas in July cards I wanted to make. No problem, I’ll just have to be different and have a Christmas in August.!!!

And seeing that Christmas is less 5 months away, I thought it only appropriate that I feature a newly released Christmas Stamp from Sweet ‘n Sassy, called Christmas Candle. I am using the Digi Version of this stamp since I don’t own the actual stamp set. So, by going to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Store, you can pick up the Digi or PreOrder the clear stamp set.!!! The difference between the two is that the Clear Stamps come with the candle image and 4 sentiments. The Digi comes with the candle image and Merry Christmas.

The insapiration for this card came from this week's fabulous sketch over at the Sweet Stop Sketech Blog. Why not hop on over and play along with us this week.

I used a Brand New Paper Pack from Close to my Heart that won't even be for sale until September 1st. It's the Creative Basics Mistletoe Collection. It even comes with the beautiful light green shimmery ribbon I used.

I used red Stickles on the pointsettia, holly berries, and ornament at the top.
The Hand Stitching was done with Matching New England Ivy Embroidery Floss.

Other Challenge Blogs with this card:
Tellen's Place - Christmas in July
AiFactory - Christmas In July
Dutch Dare - Anything Goes
Digi Doodles - Punch or Cut 
Scrap Creations - Christmas in July
Little Red Wagon - Christmas in July
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - Christmas In July
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Anything Goes
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Anything with a candle
Tuesday Throwdown - Christmas in July


Miesje said...

This is a beautiful card! Christmas and candles do go together don's they? Your coloring is beautiful and so is the stitching! Thanks for playing with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ! said...

Absolutely a great card and thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best....


Judy said...

Beautiful Christmas card!! Thank you so much for entering this in our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.


Terry Oulboub said...

What a beautiful card! I love those papers and the die cuts are superb! The candle image is great; love the shadow around the flame and your stitching is lovely! This is such a great card! Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place this week! :-)

Kim said...

Beautiful! Great colors on the candle. It's a wonderful Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

Merry said...

Beautiful....lovely stitching, terrific papers.

Davi said...

Very pretty I love those colors and all the embellies. So glad you joined us at TT this week.

Georgia Ehrmann said...

such a beautiful Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at AiFactory this week!

Leah said...

So pretty Nancy, as usual:)

peggysue said...

This is so nice to see, I was just getting in the mood again to see and start thinking about Christmas cards! . . . we had a long winter, but summer has been hot enough so that I'm ready to think about winter. And this is such a beautiful card! Thank you for coming alongside Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week!

KymKreates said...

Your project is just awe-inspiring! Thank you for getting Punched and or Cut up with us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

DT Coordinator

Sprytebyrd said...

This is just beautiful! I love everything about your card!
Thanks so much for joining us this week at Stamptacular Sunday ♥ for our Christmas in July challenge!
And, I'm sorry to be so behind in my commenting! I didn't forget you, there just weren't enough days in my week!
Dee (Spryte)
Sprytebyrds Spot

Karen said...

Ohhhh, I love this, so traditional. Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.

Beth said...

This is such a beautiful card! I love the papers and the image is fab! I hope you're enjoying the weekend!

Love Beth xx

Monika Reeck said...

What a lovely x mas card...nice using the Puncher too...thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best, Hugs, Monika

Barbara said...

You sure created a gorgeous Christmas card...this is beautiful. I love our new holiday paper pack. ;-)

Peggy said...

This is so pretty. Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

blackdragon said...

This to me is what a christmas card should be... love it.
Thanks for playing along with Terry and i at Tellens place this week.

Rosanne said...

Very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

Amber said...

Fabulous creation! Thanks so much for joining us at The Digi Doodle Shop's Best!