Saturday, 11 July 2015

Christmas in July - Sweet Stampin' DT

Morning all,

Well, I've been for my endoscopy, and have a stonking hiatus hernia getting in the way. So far medications aren't helping, and even plain water sets off the heartburn, so will have to see what the doctor suggests next. *le sigh*

In other news (whether it's better or not depends on whether you're ready to hear the dreaded "C" word yet!), there's a new challenge today over at Sweet Stampin'. The theme is Christmas in July, which may be a word non grata for some at the moment, but very welcome for me, as at least I've now made a start! So much for making Christmas cards all year round, like I promised myself...

But there was a very easy way to make this fun for myself, as I just so happened to have a voucher to spend on Amazon, which in turn translated into some shiny new Tim Holtz blueprint goodies.

I teamed the tree one up with last year's favourite Christmas paper, and this is what I came up with:

(apologies. I'm having some lighting issues at the moment...)

Now the eagle-eyed TH aficionados amongst you may spot the the sentiment doesn't belong with the set. It is in fact part of the snowman one, but I thought this one was more appropriate, as around here no-one I know uses "happy holidays". (I know my youngest's school tried making people use it one year, "so as not to alienate non-Christians", but no-one - including said non-Christians - took the blindest bit of notice, lol)

So there it is, my first Christmas card of the year. Fingers crossed I manage to get another couple done before December!

Your turn. You know you really should get started. And you'll get to play along with the cool kids to boot (that's us, in case you were wondering!).

Have a fantabulous weekend!



brenda said...

Loving your Christmas card Sammy, the papers compliment the image perfectly and like like some glossy accents on the baubles making the pop.

Hope you have a good weekend.

B x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So sorry to read this, hope they can sort you out soon. Fab card, I have the snowman and love him. x

Sarah said...

Sorry to hear you have been cursed with an HH Sammy but I'm sure they will find the right medication soon...there are lots to try as Hubby found out!! Love this fab Christmas tree and perfect papers too xx

Pamellia said...

Wonderful holiday card Sammy! I own that tree blueprint and I have never used it, I think you have inspired me to pull it out this year! The the vibrant green, so rich and perfect for Christmas! hugs :)

Chris said...

Love these stamps Sammy! The tree teams up so well with your DP to create a lovely card! I agree with you about the sentiment, we're celebrating Christmas so why should it offend anyone?
Hope you soon get your medication sorted!

cotnob said...

A brilliant Christmas card Sammy, I love this TH stamp and it goes so well with your papers.

Jacee said...

Lovely design Sammy, great tree!
hugs Jacee
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Christine L said...

Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh don't mention 'C*******s!* LOL!! But seriously, this is a fab card Sammy..... and what a perfect way to cheer yourself up!!

I have a HH too... as did my Mum.. and her one tip which does help a lot - is to eat Rich Tea or Arrowroot biscuits when the burning is bad... or in fact at any time during the day. She was told to eat 'little and often' - no big meals - but to keep the tummy acids going in the right direction, to just have a nibble on a biscuit. And.... it honestly does help!

Hope you feel better soon..
Christine x

Kat W said...

I really feel I should make a start on my Christmas cards but will probably leave it until December like usual!
Your new TH stamp is fab and your card is very stylish with the fab co-ordinating paper :-)

Sorry to hear about the hiatus hernia and hope you find something that helps soon.

Big hugs, Kat xx

Jane Savage said...

Oh crikey, Sammy so sorry to hear your having such a hard time health wise! Hope you feel better soon!
Loving your gorgeous Sir Tim inspired Christmas card! Perfect papers to go with that fab stamp! Happy Holidays(!) to you!!! :) xxx

aussie aNNie said...

Great Christmas stamp to use{aNNie My Personal Blog}

mixamatoasties said...

Love this Sammy. I need these stamps!

Hope you're all sorted now.

Susan x

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Sammy, love the fab image and design.

Donna x

Elise said...

HI Sammy .. gosh .. I hope you will get well soon! I'm so sorry to read that you've not been feeling well. :(

As for your card ... I love it! Anything Christmas .. I love anytime .. anywhere! hehe! This is BEAUTIFUL!

Sending you get well wishes and hugs,

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

LOL, your blog posts are awesome chick! Love your fabby Christmas card and the sentiment is much better I agree! Big hugs, Wends x

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Hope the hernia is sorted soon. Not fun! Soooo meant to say, hope you feel better soon chick, not fun at all what you're going through. Hugs, Wends x

Desire Fourie said...

Ooh Sammy this is such a festive Christmas design. Loving the tree theme.
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Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, this is gorgeous I do love the image and choice of papers and colours, hugs Pops x

downrightcrafty said...

such a beautiful creation love the colours and the design
hugs Kate xx

An Occasional Genius said...

I guess the bright side is they know what's you just need them to fix it! Loving the card chick, there's just something about those blueprint stamps huh?! Enjoy your weekend xx

Irish Cherokee said...

Great creation Sammy. Love that image.

Hugs and Blessings

Margaret Mifsud said...

Love this card .. clean and simple and absolutely gorgeous!! So sorry to hear about your health issues, hope it all gets sorted soon!! Hugs