Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Nutcracker Christmas Card


I have another Christmas card today that includes retired SU! dsp and a long-retired SU! image. This little stamp is from a SU! set my DIL sent me when I first began stamping many years ago. It has lots of small Christmas stamps, and I've used the nutcracker/toy soldier image with some Lil Inker stitched circles of cherry cobbler and gumball green. The sentiment is by Northwoods done in cherry cobbler on a white CS base.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Cards4Guyz#80 - Christmas in July
Tuesday Throwdown#254 - Christmas in July
Snippets Playground #186 - must use snippets

Merry Christmas everyone! (I hope that helps you think cool in this heat!)

Carol

20 comments:

Jean said...

Hi Carol, I love your arrangement of patterned paper on this lovely card, they are a perfect backing for the little toy soldier. I like the traditional Christmas colours as well, also on yesterdays card which I seem to have missed. I very much like the layout on that one too.
Jean x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I'm wearing a sweater because it feels so cool! Oh, it *is* that cool with the usual too much air conditioning in an office building thing. Love this card! The papers and the layers and the wee image. This is a good way to make a small image be the focal point of a regular sized card.

Hettie said...

This is gorgeous Carol. Love this style.
Hugs
xx

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Wonderful design, Carol. Love the little toy soldier!

Irish Cherokee said...

Love this card Carol. That design is cool. I wish the temperature was the same...COOL.

Love, Hugs and Blessings
Jim

aussie aNNie said...

Love the way you have placed your papers once again and your image is just gorgeous...no heat hear lol except from the central heating.xx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

JD/ Jill said...

Great Christmas card. My daughter would especially love this one. she collects Nutcrackers!

Sharon said...

Great xmas card! Thanks for playing at the Cardz 4 Guyz challenge blog this week! Sharon GDT

Di said...

And another beauty Carol - showing off the little soldier so perfectly.

Merry Christmas to you too :)

Hugs

Di xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Here the hot is sooooo much, but it seems that in the weekend will arrive a lot of rain and strong wind... :/
You have made a great use of this little Christmas stamp, it looks so well, a lovely catch eye! Beautiful design and paper, too!

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

Super Christmas card! Clean and lovely! Thanks for joining in the fun at Tuesday Throwdown challenge!
Hugs!
Pam
TT DT

Cazro said...

A really lovely card, I do like the Nordic style, super colours. Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

Brenda said...

I love the design of this card Carol! The papers are so fun, the design makes using smaller stamps work on an A2 card. Love it! Hugs, Brenda

cotnob said...

A fabulous Christmas card Carol, such lovely traditional colours.
Pauline
x

Asha said...

What a fabulous project, Carol. Love the traditional colours on your card. Thanks for joining the Christmas In July challenge at Tuesday Throwdown.
x Asha

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is a great design idea for a Christmas card, Carol! It is a cool way to use some of those tiny stamps that I don't know what to do with and a great use of snippets!! Enjoy your day!! I hope all is well! Hugs, Darnell

Kim said...

Wonderful papers and layout. I love the faux stitching die and image. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

MaryH said...

Lovely & Festive! You combine patterned paper better than anyone I know! Cute little guy in that little circle too. TFS & have a great wkend. Hugs

jimlynn said...

That's fun to be using one of your first stamps! He's a cutie too. Love the patterned paper you used for this.
Lynn

Andrea W said...

Terrific Christmas card! I really like your paper choices along with the little nutcracker. So glad you joined us at Cardz 4 Guyz.