Saturday, 14 July 2012

African Christmas in July

 My project using Christmas giraffes from Digistamp4joy
 The close-up on the glitter

Sketch from Cute Card Thursday #225

Good Day
After a week in the mountains, where we had some lovely weather to wander a round, we are back just before the snow started to fall. Currently we only have the wind, but I can feel that this cold front is approaching us and it is a massive one from all the news in the southern parts of my country, where the roads a closed because of the snow fall. Unlike the other parts of the world, snow in our country is a rarity and people do not know how to react to it and we are not as equipped as other countries.

I used the time this morning to catch up on a few crafting projects. I was really excited when I saw the first challenge for Christmas in July. It really bugged me to find a nice summery theme for Christmas. Though we share the same reason for Christmas, we do not share the same atmosphere for Christmas than the Northern hemisphere. For Christmas for us is summer holidays and watermelon time and I wanted to break away from the traditional red, green and gold and snowflake idea.
When I found this digi from Digistamp4joy, I was super excited. This is probably the closest I'll get to send my friends some season greetings from here - really South African style and not just like the rest of the world. I've used the black and white theme from Digistamp4joy as departure, but I have to admit that I only decided on the other colour this morning - a bit of bling. The black and white paper is from DCWV - all dressed up stack and the tag paper is from the Christmas Papercraft Collection from the Craft magazine two years ago. Tags done with Cuttlebug templates and the rest with Spellbinders. All accessories is from my stash. The sentiment is computer generated and I went over it, with a gold gelpen. I've used a white gelpen on the black bow tie too, though it shows grey.

Challenges I'm joining:
Cute Card Thursday #225 - Sketch
Digistamp4joy #45 - Black, white and 1 colour - mine is gold
Totally Gorjuss#140 - It's Christmas in July
Forever Friends # 40 - Christmas in July
Get Hippity with ippity #23 - Christmas in July using a tag
Little red Wagon #141 - Christmas in July
Stampavie & more #172 - Christmas in Summer
Pretty little ribbon shop #12 - Tags
Card Crafter's Circle #31 - Christmas in July
Crafty Sentiments - Christmas in July

Hope you like my interpretation of Christmas in July.
Thank you for your visit and a have a pleasant day!


ursula Uphof said...

Love this South African Christmas card. Beautiful layout. Hugs, Ursula

Jenée said...

Aww, what a cute, cute card. It is delightful to see how someone from another area of the country might interpret the Christmas season. Wonderfully done. Thank you for entering this week's chllenge at Card Crafter's Circle.

Jenée said...

This is a wonderful card. It is always fun to see how people in other parts of the world interpret the Christmas holidays. Your little card is FAB. Thank you for entering it in this week's challenge at Card Crafter's Circle.

Deb said...

your card is fantastic Olga, love the giraffe

Many thanks for joining in the
♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
this week! Have a great weekend ♥Debxx

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

now THIS is a fabulous color combo! stunning card! thank you so much for joining us at DS4J.

hugs :)

Mynnette said...

LOVE it!!! So fabulous--your image is darling and I adore the non-traditional holiday card! :) I hope you come and play along at Technique Tuesday and 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown, too!!! :)

Teresa Arsenault said...

This is fabulous and the most unusual Christmas card I have seen yet. Very unique.
Blessing hugs,

jengd said...

Very cute- what a fun take on a Christmas card! I can only imagine how frustrating the traditional snowflake-based images must be when your Christmas is a summer holiday! Thanks for playing along with us at Get Hippity with Ippity!

Cat's sCrap said...

Very classy. Original theme for Christmas. Wonderful realization. Bravo !

Hugs from France.

Tanya said...

This is gorgeous Olga, what a unique and fun interpretation of Christmas card, I absolutely love it! I can imagine it's very strange for all those countries who are in their summer in December to be sending snowy, 'cold' cards, you've done a great job on this - well done!

Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends Fortnightly Challenge Blog :)

Tanya xx

Doreen said...

This so lovely .Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty

KarinsArtScrap said...

fabulous and beautiful card.
thanks for join in at DigiStamp4Joy.

greetings karin DT member

Margaret said...

I LOVE how you coloured in my image! Super card, and yes we need more African Christmas cards!! Thanks for playing with us at Digistamps4Joy.
[[[Hugs}}} Margy (owner)

Margaret said...

I love the way you coloured in my image, and I'm a sucker for bling! Super card. Thanks for playing with us at Digistamps4Joy. Yes, we need MORE African Christmas cards!!
[[[hugs]]] Margy (owner)

Karen said...

A really lovely card sweetie.. Love the way you've brought this image to life! Smiles.
Thank you so much for entering our challenge and good luck!


Krafty Karen DT for Digistamps4Joy.

Anonymous said...

Great card...So cute! Thanks for joining us over at LRW!

melissac said...

This is so cute!! I love the mistletoe over the giraffes!! Thanks for joining us at Get HIppity with Ippity!! Blessings and Hugs!!

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Great card, so cute! Thanks for joining in with our challenge over at Forever Friends and good luck Hugs Julie

grandmabonnie said...

Olga, this is so different and fun! Thanks for joining us at Card Crafter's Cirle!

Hazel said...

Hi Olga

What a fabulous card - love the theme for Christmas - just brilliant.

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