Sunday, July 25, 2010

Magnolia Down Under #56 - Christmas in July

We have a new challenge for you this week at Magnolia Down Under - and one that's doing the rounds at the moment - we're doing Christmas in July! As I was born in England we were used to having cold Christmases with the full roast meal and open fireplaces. But when it can be 40oC on Christmas day we've changed the way we cook at Christmas here in Asutralia. But since my birthday is in July we often had a full turkey roast and Christmas pudding for my birthday meal so the idea of Christmas in July has been around in my family for a number of years - and has become quite a trend lately! I even saw Christmas crackers in the store last week!!!

For my card I went with blues and silvers - a less traditional Christmas colour combo but one that is gaining in popularity. You can't tell it here but I have actually toled Tilda - her head and apron are popped up to give some more dimension. The DP is from Magnolia.I found some fabulous braid offcuts in the op-shop and have Tilda sitting on a piece - and since my daughter was buying a few things the lady didn't even charge me for it - BARGAIN!!! The rhinestone bling flourish was from Tickled Pink Stamps. Some stickles add some more Christmas sparkle!

Don't forget to pop over the see what the rest of the DT have come up with as inspiration over at MDUC - as always these guys are amazing! Hope you can come along and play - it's a GREAT excuse to get your cards started for Christmas ; ) and our winner this week will be asked to stay on as our guest designer for August!!! Do you need any other reason to play along - LOL???

Merry Christmas in July to one and all!!!!



Cheryl Gaffney said...

Beautiful little card!! Thanks for sharing! - Cheryl

Sam said...

You're up early on this Sunday morning Debbie!

Love this is very cute. Tilda must have a very cold bot sitting on that icy looking piece. The braid is lovely...even more so as it was free! How did you make that dripping icicle edge near the very bottom. It looks cool (literally ;-).

Best wishes,

Leigh said...

Absolutely beautiful card Debbie.

Emily said...

Ooooo..I loves all the sparkle going on with this card!!! Great coloring job:))

Kylie said...

Oh she's too cute Deb. Love the icicles and all the glitter! Thanks too hun for adding me to your Pink Ladies Shopping Tab and for your gorgeous words! Good luck to the Pink Ladies. Now, where's yours Debalicious???

hugs, Kylie xo

Kylie said...

Wow Debbie! I love your card. Such great snow colours and embossing and wow - that border punch is pretty fab. So cute!

Karen said...

Awww Debbie Its gorgeous!! I love Blue and White and Silver at Christmas - I also love Purple and Gold!! I love your icicles and your flowers and your colouring - gosh tdf!!! Did you put flock on her hat?? SO CUTE:-) Love it Deb Love it:-)
P.S Has that cold gone yet?? Hope so:-)

Tracey Feeger said...

Gorgeous Debbie. I love the lace and ribbon that you have put on there and that punch looks wonderful.

Dena said...

Debbie! That is such a wonderful card! Wow! I love everything about it, gotta get that wonderful icicle punch!!!
P.S. Your stuff should be getting to you pretty soon!
Have a wonderful Sunday!
Hugs, Dena

Eulanda said...

This is sooooo pretty. I love these colors together!! There's that gorgeous ribbon again and I think those icicles are just the best cuz they actually look cold!! :)

Jackie Thomas said...

Oh Debbie, what a beautiful and festive card. I adore the softness of it. the pearls and white poinsettas are gorgeous. Hugs xo Jackie

Melodie said...

Fantastic card, the colour combo ist so beautiful.

Chantelle said...

Hi Debbie - love your Tilda perched on that pretty lace - such a sweet card. x

Cheryl said...

So very beautiful,just love the icicle border and your fabulous colouring!!! I hate the heat at Christmas time and I still do a baked dinner.....yes I am!!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Sshhh, don't tell anyone, but I bought some Magnolias. Yep, it's true. I tried to resist but finally fell to the pressure. They are from the Fairytale line.

Your cards are one of the reasons resistance was futile! I always love seeing what you make with those darlings.

I love the story about Christmas in July. I'd do the same if I were in your shoes. It tends to be rather warmish in So Cal even at Christmas time, which makes it hard to feel in the festive mood. It's like a gift if you get a cold day in December. I really think I'm living in the wrong climate!

Hugs and love,

DonnaMundinger said...

Gorgeous! so frosty and fun! xxD

Sue said...

Wonderful color combo. Add all that sparkle and those icicles and I'm feeling cooler already. Hard to get in the Christmas mood when it is so hot and sticky, but this card is beautiful. Little Tilda looks ready to celebrate!

Sue Drees

Marlene said...

Love your card! I find it so strange that your seasons are reversed from ours....(or ours are from yours...heehee)....I can't imagine celebrating Christmas in warm weather....but then, I was born and raised in Canada, EH?!!! :)

Annette Bowes said...

Beautiful card Debbie, so love your Christmassy cards, love the sparkly iceicles and glittered edges.

We love Christmas in July too! We love our roast dinners and Christmas Pud (well Edward and Rosanna love the Pud). Hope you are fully recovered, your mojo definately looks like it is back, take careX:)

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Hi again! I soooo need to get started on my Chrissy cards! How do you decide who gets which cards??? They are all so special! Love this colour combo ... and loved reading about your family Christmas in July / Birthday combo! Oh ... and I should have known ... you are from England!!! That English rose complexion should have given it away! Hugs hunny! xxAndreaxx

Sammi @ Mad for Markers said...

This is really stunning! LOVE it!

Jodie from Oz said...

Debbie, I love this sweet Tilda Angel, your colouring is wonderful. You created a true winter wonderland of sparkly goodness. A great take on the challenge with so much inspiration for all joining MDUC this week. hugs Jodie from Oz