Christmas in August . . . !

Yep, I've caught the bug too . . . I have seen some brilliant Christmas cards on peoples blogs recently & this has spurred me on to start making a few before Christmas arrives ! I have used a Elzybells stamp that I bought last year but it was too late to use it on my Christmas cards, so I'm using it now ! ! ! Its a fab image & brilliant to colour.

This card is for 3 challenges:

Papertake Weekly Challenge - fab sketch which was a treat to use - this one is printed off & already in my "sketch" scrapbook to use another day.
Colour Create - colour theme of ruby, gold & cream
Stampacular Sunday - Scallop Mania

I have stuck to Colour Creates colour challenge this week & therefore my figures are only coloured in ruby! . . . well . . . except the lads shoes . . . they didn't look right as red! The other papers & card used have been over stamped with a gorgeous snowflake stamp (again from Elzybells) & then lots of chalking & inking. in shades of "ruby" The large snowflake has been cut out & mounted with a gold star brad which fits perfectly in the centre. Finally the sentiment reads "From our house to yours".

Hope everyone is having a great Bank Holiday Monday . . the weather is perfect here & we have had a BBQ with visiting family. Great day but I am now feeling shattered. My 2 year old nephew is a human tornado . . . runs at speed, laughs constantly & never, never stops for a second! He's a treasure really but as my youngest is 11, getting uset to a toddler with curiosity to burn, has sure sworn me out! Off to relax in front of the box now . . . .

x x x