Monday, 16 July 2012

Christmas in July

Good Morning

A warm welcome to my new followers, I do appreciate the fact that you have decided to follow me.

Today I would like to share my Christmas in July card that I made.  This is the first time ever that I have made a Christmas card this early in the year, maybe that is a sign that I will be making some more and that this year I will send all my friends and family cards that I have made myself.

Because most of our belongings are still stored, I could not find one piece of paper in the stash that I have with me that had a Christmas feel, so here is my improvised card. I used traditional red and green to bring the Christmas feel over.

I have also used a Cuttlebug embossing folder to emboss the green paper, I have actually forgotten how much fun embossing can be.

This is a close-up of Tilda with Hellebore's.

I have just Googled the flower Hellebore's and found that the flower is mostly white and then in shades of pinks, purples, greens and maroon.  Now I am wondering, is it okay to colour them in the colour of our choice, to suite our colour theme of our card?

I would love to know what your comment about the above question is, so please leave me a comment.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:

1.  Simply Magnolia - Embossing challenge
2.  Totally Gorjuss Challenge - Christmas
3.  Rubber Stamping in South Africa July Challenge - Chrismas

Thank you and have a great day.



  1. Your card is beautiful Marika. Thanks for joining our challenge at Simply Magnolia. Good luck! hugs Sharon

  2. Cute card Marika. Love the bright coloring and the darling Tilda on this card :o)

  3. Welkom in Kersfees in Julie....moet sê ek deel jou gevoel van die eerste vroeg. Ek dink jy kan enige iets doen met enige kleur, dit hang af van jou kunsvorm en gevoel. Jou kaartjie is pragtig, ek mal oor Magnolia.
    Hoop jy is lekker warm.

  4. A beautiful Christmas card! I love the embossing in the background and I think we can color our flowers any color that we want! Isn't that what artistic expression is all about?

  5. This is beautiful! Your coloring and design are wonderful!

  6. Beautiful Christmas card (and even more so knowing you had limited supplies on hand!) And as for the coloring of hellebores or any item on a stamp, I say the stamper can take any liberties with the colors. I sure would.

  7. Beautiful card! The red you've colored looks wonderful.


  8. Gorgeous Christmas card Marika, love the embossing. Thanks for joining us at Simply Magnolia.

    XX Inge

  9. Super card Marika. I love your flowers that color. That is the beauty of making our own cards. We can color our flowers whatever color we choose.
    Hugs Maz

  10. Hi Marika

    What a lovely card and such a pretty image and design too - just great.

    Thank your for joining us at Totally Gorjuss this week and the very best of luck. I hope you will be able to come and join in with our challenge next week.

    Toodle pip

    Hazel x

  11. Beautiful card. Great embossing.
    Thanks for joining us at Simply Magnolia