Monday, 16 July 2012

Festive greetings from the South to the North

Sketch from the Outlawz July 11

My third post for today! With all the Christmas in July challenges, I used the opportunity to start with this year's collection. This is Giraffe mistletoe digi from Digistamp4Joy. This time I used colours of my country's flag as part of a challenge. Some of our native people does the most beautiful bead work and this time I thought I'll reflect it in my card. As I mentioned previously, Christmas in South Africa is in the middle of our summer holidays and is filled with sunny days next to a pool or beach. So snow flakes and reindeer does not quite fit our season. My husband used to tell our friends in France that Father Christmas comes with an agriculture tractor and trailer with the presents, in his red shorts and t-shirt, in South Africa. Though with this card I used a French sentiment stamp, for it will be heading North soon. The frame is from spellbinders and is called Fleur de Lis Rectangular.

Challenges I'll be joining:
Creatilious Challenge #36 - Christmas in July
There she goes #TSG165 - Christmas in July
Robyn Fetish Challenge #116 - Christmas in July
Drunken Stamper Challenge #93 - Christmas in July with a summer twist
Jelly Park Challenges - Christmas in July
Crafts 4 Eternity #R80 - Red, Blue, Green, Yellow, Black (all colours of our flag)
Sweet Stampin Challenge 20/7 - Use the colours of your country's flag
The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch - July 11

Have a beautiful day.


pinky said...

This is so sweet! Thanks for joining us at Crafts4Eternity.

Gaynor said...

Really nice card, love the image, thanks for joining our Christmas in July challenge at Jellypark, Gaynor x

Cat's sCrap said...

Beautiful card. Very festive. It's successful ! Bravo !


Torico said...

Such an adorable card! Thank you for joining this week's TSG challenge!

BettyBoop67 said...

Awesome card
Sue xx

Bea und Doreen said...

fabby card - the image is super cute
Many thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week

Berit Synnøve said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining Crafts 4 Eternity.
Hugs Berit

michele said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Donna said...

Thanks for playing along with the Christmas in July challenge at Drunken stampers this week!
I love the giraffe image that you used on your card, so cute!

HelenR said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week :) Helen x

Natali said...

Beautiful card. Love image and amazing beads around.
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Use the Colours of your Nation`s Flag” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.

pc:so sorry for this week late comment

Mommamea's favorite things said...

This is a cute image. Great job on your card.

Stephanie said...

this is too the image! great take on this week's challenge. Thanks for playing at Drunken Stampers!