Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Peace, love and joy

There is something kinda nice about making a Christmas card when it is a sunny July day. This particular card had a mind of its own. I started out by making lots of die cut snowflakes and die cut the word Peace thinking that they were going to be the main focal point but I couldn't get the card to come together. So I looked through my stamps again and found this cute little town stamp.

Once I had stamped the town scene, I started coloring and lost track of time ;) The blue "peace" die cut I colored with my copics to match the sky around the buildings. I also used a white signo pen to add highlights and hints of snow to the trees and rooflines.

I also took inspiration from PurplePrincessDiaries and decorated an envelope to go with my card.

Stamps: Penny Black - Gleeful; Hero Arts - peace stamp and cut
Dies: Hero Arts - peace stamp and cut: Concord & 9th - Take a bough 

I am sharing this in the following challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #342 - optional twist: die cuts
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra blog
CAS-ual Fridays #178 - Christmas in July
HLS Christmas - optional twist: die cuts
Merry Monday Christmas - Christmas in Summer Linkup

Thank you so much for stopping by!


  1. Just love your colorful town with the peace sentiment!!

  2. How beautiful! I know what it's like when a card just won't do what it is supposed to! But I think your finished result is fabulous! And the matching envelope is also beautiful! Thanks for playing with CHNCC2.

  3. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

  4. A really great design! Love the pop of color and use of the die cut. Hugs, Autumn

  5. I love this wonderful little village scene and the non-traditional colors you've used to create it. Fantastic sky and diecut sentiment. Thanks so much for joing us for the Happy Little Stampers July Christmas Challenge!

  6. Fabulous and colourful scene here Cheryl. Love the big sentiment and background. Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge.

  7. Such a lovely Christmas scene! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge :)


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