Saturday, 14 July 2012
African Christmas in July
Sketch from Cute Card Thursday #225
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!