Thursday, July 7, 2011

It's Christmas in July!

I made a couple early Christmas cards for some challenges, and now I think I'll make a few more to get a jump on the holiday rush! First up is Cocoa's Christmas Tree by Sweet'nSassy Stamps. This card was made for the Crazy4Cocoa challenge C4C5 over on the SNS connection. Cocoa was colored with Copics and I used a scrap of DP I've had for ages. The ef is by Sizzix and I just used a piece of pretty ribbon to finish this simple design.
This card was made as a sample card for the Christmas in July challenge over at the stars and stamps blog here. This image is SNSS Cocoa's ornament, simply colored with Copics and matted on some BG dp. Another quick and easy card finished. This one will mail with one stamp because it's flat, and that works for me! I love to add ribbon and embellishments, but they all add up to extra postage, so this year I'll be trying to make basic, flat cards for the most part.
I'll have another challenge card to post later on today, so stay tuned........


Carol

17 comments:

Benzi said...

Oh, these are absolutely precious Christmas cards, Carol. I LOVE both. How I love ornaments! And, how I love to decorate a Christmas tree. What don't I love about Christmas? LOL

LeAnne said...

These are both wonderful, Carol! I LOVE that EF on the first card...and the ornament on the second is adorable!

jimlynn said...

These are just the cutest! How I love Cocoa and must get some of those images. Your coloring is simply terrific too! Love these.
Lynn

ThePurplePlace said...

Adorable!! I love fun cut cards and these are both perfect! :)

I hope to make one or two today!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Whoa.... Autumn yes, Christmas, not yet! J/K I love both Cocoa's!

Wendy said...

LOVE these, Miss Carol!!! Cute Cocoa images and great layouts!!

Korin said...

Ack!! These are so cute. I am currently designing new sets for our Christmas release this year and I think you will be very pleased :).

redwasher1 said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!! Are these ever CUTE!!!!!!!!!!! Gorgeous coloring!

Marlene said...

Those look like super fun images to color! You did such a nice job, too.

Sue from Oregon said...

That DP and embossing folder are a perfect pair to highlight Cocoa!

Jen said...

Gorgeous coloring! Love your sample card!

Nana Connie said...

Cocoa is always one of my favorite characters for cardmaking. What a fabulous job you've done with him on these Christmas cards! Love the dp on the first one -- definitely gets you in the holiday spirit. :-)

Joanne (jojot) said...

how totally cute are these....love how the embossed holly match the dp holly

Monika/Buzsy said...

Sweet Cocoa cards Carol. Love the fabulous coloring and the papers... the dry embossed white looks so pretty.

JD said...

These are adorable!!! I think Cocoa is always the cutest! Great job with these...almost makes me want to make Christmas cards! Almost...

Jan Hunnicutt said...

You've been busy, busy, busy! I loved seeing all your challenge cards!

Elise said...

It's a ONE stamp wonder! I love THAT! {Us hand crafted card makers/senders make the world go round, you know!} THESE cards are DARLING! I'm BEYOND envious of the fact that you are well on your way to Christmas craftiness! I just dipped a toe in myself, but I probably won't hit that hard until Novemeber! LOL! Love your work, my dear! xoxo!