Sunday, July 19, 2009

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #18 - Christmas in July

Well the year is half over and we Aussie's love to celebrate Christmas in July. The weather is cold outside so it's the perfect time to have your ovens on and the smells of baking permeating the house.

Over at Magnolia Down Under Challenges we are also celebrating the "season". So go check out what the DT has come up with and think about joining in the festivities!

I found this gorgeous sleigh over at Alota Stamps - you can find it here. I've also used a couple of new items being released in our Spring Mini Catalogue which is starting August 1st. I've used some of the gorgeous Ski Slope DP - a series I have loved for some time on the U.S. blogs, how wonderful to see it in our mini!!! I've also used the Scallop Oval Punch under the sentiment - another fantastic product I was excited to see released here.

You can't tell from the photos but I've blinged the card up with some Dazzling Diamonds - the sleigh's runner and Santa's white fur trim on his suit all sparkle in the light - Christmas and sparkle just GO together! You may see the effect better in the close-up. The bell also has some mini red rhinestones on and there are 2 gold rhinestones on the sleigh too.

I hope I've inspired you to come along and play too - and Merry Christmas in July!

xXx

31 comments:

Deb A said...

Have seen this card close up,,,, the photo does not do it justice. It is stunning!
Deb

Lynda S said...

Deb....u've done it AGAIN!!! I had no idea there was a Santa Magnolia...and he is wonderful!!! Awesome job on the colouring...layout...what the heck...EVERYTHING!!!

Ange Kelly said...

gorgeous card Deb! and

Happy Birthday for yesterday!!!

Ange :}

Precioso Designs said...

so cute Debbie!

Helene said...

Very cute card!

Hugs,

Helene from Alota

Tracey Feeger said...

Absolutely stunning card. I love the sleigh so cute. I am not even going over there - I will buy some more stamps LOL. I love the Santa - he is so cute. Great job.
mwah
Trace

Kristie said...

LOVE that Santa...I didn't know there was a Magnolia Santa either...but guess what I'll be searching online for this afternoon??? LOL!
This is a gorgeous card Deb! Love everything about it!

Kellie said...

This is just so gorgeous Deb! I ordered that Santa but I must had been naughty because he didn't arrive, hahaha.

AMAZING colouring Deb, just gorgeous!
xx

Dena said...

Oh ho ho ho! This is toooo cute! That paper is downright gorgeous. I clicked to look closer and you can really see all the wonderful details you put into this. The glitter is a perfect touch. Wow, I may have to do a Christmas card now, you've inspired me. tee hee
So when are you coming to visit me in Texas? We would have soo much fun! Just let me know and you are welcome. Hugs, Dena

"Tillymint" said...

Love it - love the sleigh and the background paper (which I've added to my SU wish list along with Forest Friends!!!) I'm off to check that web site right now!!!!
Hope you're having a good week-end!!!!

Chantelle said...

A great card Debbie - you've done a fab job. Well done.
Belated birthday wishes - hope you had a fantastic day.

Alison said...

This is sooo gorgeous, I love the Santa, and the way you have coloured him in, the colours are so rich - perfect for Christmas.

Didn't know it was your birthday, I hope you had a fantastic day. Alison xox

suemon said...

Wow Gorgeous Debbie, can I be on your christams card list lol,love it.
hugs
Sue x

Sammi said...

This is gorgeous Debbie! Love the colours - lovely paper! Awesome colouring!
It is cold isn't it!
Sammi
xxx

nessy said...

stunning xmas card!! love all the sparkle ~ so have you got the xmas dinner on today???
will be joining in ~love making xmas cards!!
vanessa xx

Bec said...

Oh Debbie.. This is OMG Amazing.. This has the WOW factor for sure.. Love it.. Bec xx

Marcia P @ The Stamp Spot said...

Wow wow wow, I love it Debbie - It is only July and already I want Santa to come visit!

:) Marcia P

Andrea, said...

Oh this is wonderful, the images are fab and your colouring is perfect

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Christmas in July actually makes sense in Australia, but hard to think about here when the heat is on! How I long for the winter. (sigh) Send a little my way, will ya?

This card is so wonderful, Debbie. The sleigh is perfect with Santa, and your coloring is impeccable. I think one of the funnest things about Magnolia stamps is how good they look with backgrounds.

Love and hugs,
Lisa

Emily said...

Super cute Xmas card Debbie! I did click on the picture so I could get a close up look at that great bling you added to the Santa fur. I love that DP and have some myself, so now I have some inspiration to dig it out:)) That sleigh stamp was a real find.

Sam said...

This card is MAGNIFICENT Debbie. Your colouring is amazing, and I love the bling.

:-)

Cheryl Joshua said...

FANTASTIC!!! Great minds do think alike.....lol.....love your amazing colouring and your papers are perfect! Awesome work! I finally finished the 50 cards,now I have to catch up on the large amount of comments...lol... Have a great day!
xx

Karen Motz said...

Cute Cute Cute!!! What a fun Christmas card! Your colouring is wonderful!!!

Kristy Young said...

WOW Debbie this is soo soo cute! LOVE it!!
Kristy xo

Ramona Michaluk said...

Love your Santa and sleigh Debbie - this card is fabulous !
I like the way you've used our new DS papers and your colouring is beautiful (as per usual). Now you know you've tempted me into looking at that stamp site .......

Will catch up with you soon :-)

Danielle said...

This is an awesome card Debbie - I love this Santa on this gorgeous sleigh! Your dp works beautifully and your dazzling diamonds on Santa is wonderful! Beautiful colouring!
Hugs, Danielle

Margaret de Witt said...

Wow Debbie - I love this image and card. Great job!!!

Norma said...

Debbie, stunning card. Oooh, I haven't seen this image of Saint Nick. And that sleigh, it's just to die for. Hmm...to get or not to get--I'm very tempted. Awesome colouring job as ever.

Hugs.
Norma

Philippa said...

Oh how cute is your little santa. I have think hard for this challenge as I don't have any christmas magnolia's. Will have to be tricky.

Sue said...

Debbie, this is such a great card.
Love the sleigh and Santa is wonderful. The sparkles look awesome.

Jean said...

Debbie, this is a WOW card! I too love that DSP and your shading is beautiful!! Wish I could sit beside you for a while LOL!!