Christmas in July

Hello friends,

It is a pleasure to share my post today as the guest designer at The Funkie Junkie Boutique challenge blog. I have this honour following to be the Top Pick for the “Tickled Pink!” challenge recently. You can see my winning entry here. Thank you Funkie Junkie design team for asking me to join the  new challenge as a featured guest designer – your challenges always inspires me. The theme of the current challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique challenge blog is “Christmas in July”.

I decided to make a shabby card in non-traditional Christmas colours.  I added two layers of designer paper to the base card to create depth. The different layers were distressed with a distress tool and then aged with distress ink.


I chose a lovely deer die cut as my focal point and decorated it with a wreath, a tiny bow and rose bud.

To add some texture I used a strip of vintage lace to the bottom and a string of pearls to the top of the card. I covered a die cut music note border strip with gold texture paste and layered it on the lace.

I added a die cut sentiment, a few pearls and a flower bouquet for more interest.

A close up of the  leaves, flowers and wax cord bow.

I always like to decorate the inside of my cards with some of the elements featured on the outside. For this card I repeat the music note border, leaves and pearls at the bottom of the card inside.

Project details

Beige, cream and green card-stock — Designer paper of choice — Spellbinders Holiday die “Reindeer and Sleigh” (S4-551) — Yvonne Creations “Holly Jolly Music Border” (YC010070) — Crealies Text die “Merry Christmas” (CLTD101) — Unbranded die “Leaves”Tim Holtz distress inks “Old Paper” & “Mowed Lawn” — Heidi Swapp metallic texture paste “Gold” — Pearl string — Pearls — Vintage lace — Wax cord for bows — Paper flowers.

I also entered this card in the following challenges

Thanks for stopping by. I love reading your thoughts in the comments below. Have a wonderful day!

Kind regards,



10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Hilary Wright
    Aug 03, 2020 @ 17:45:18

    What a beautiful Christmas card, I love the depth and texture and that wow of pearls makes a brilliant string of Christmas light. Very inventive and congrats on you guest designer spot. Very well deserved xx

    Liked by 1 person


  2. Jeanie Ellis, Scrapbookingmamaw
    Jul 30, 2020 @ 18:58:49

    What a beautiful Christmas card! Thank you so much for entering our Challenge at Crafter’s Castle this week. Good luck!
    Blessings, Jeanie Ellis DT
    Crafter’s Castle
    Scrapbookingmamaw MyBlog

    Liked by 1 person


  3. shellshearerswinscoe
    Jul 28, 2020 @ 14:41:28

    Stunning creation, really elegant

    Thank you for sharing with us at ‘Winter Wonderland’ this month
    Hugs Shell xx

    Liked by 1 person


  4. Karthikha Uday
    Jul 27, 2020 @ 19:07:23

    What an awesome card!! Great use of flowers! Thank you for sharing your work at A Place to Start challenge. All the best 🙂
    DT – A Place to Start
    My Blog – K’s Kards and Krafts

    Liked by 1 person


  5. Deezy Art
    Jul 20, 2020 @ 17:22:23

    What a beautiful Christmas card! Thank you for participating in A Place to Start Challenge Blog, we hope you’ll be back next time.

    Liked by 1 person


  6. Pat
    Jul 18, 2020 @ 15:39:57

    Stunning card…so very elegant. Thanks for joining us at Fab’n’Funky Challenge. Pat K xx



  7. Connie Griffin
    Jul 17, 2020 @ 18:33:07

    So Elegant and classy, love it!



  8. loopyloocards
    Jul 17, 2020 @ 18:02:49

    What a lovely creation – great style and elements you have added. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge xx Lynda DT



  9. didosdesigns
    Jul 16, 2020 @ 18:31:00

    Oh WOW, this is stunning, what a beautiful card, I love how you decorated the inside as well. The pretty pink roses look lovely. Thanks for sharing with me over on Fezziwigs, Hazelxx



  10. Darlene Pavlick
    Jul 16, 2020 @ 16:23:59

    OH Amelia this is JUST GORGEOUS! Congrats on your guest designer spot … they are very lucky to have you inspiring their followers! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Dies R Us challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Please stop in for a visit!



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