Wednesday, August 3, 2011

♥ Simon Says ... Christmas in August! ♥

You've heard of Christmas in July, well, at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog, this week we are celebrating Christmas in July! So get a head start on those Christmas cards and join in the fun!!

For my card, I used a My Sentiments Exactly stamp set called, Christmas Sentiments. It is a great set with many different stamps and possibilities! I also used some Magnolia Christmas paper called The Christmas Song, some hemp cord, seam binding, an old rusty bell, a Melissa Frances pipe cleaner candy cane and some Liquid Pearls.

Don't forget, the random winner of this challenge will win a $50 Credit Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Superstore!

And there is also a Summer Holidays Children's Challenge going on now too! Anything Goes for kiddies ages 2-16! It runs until August 29th!! There are not 1 but 2 $25 vouchers to the Simon Says Stamp Superstore up for grabs!!

Here is a Circus Car Card made by my 5 year old son, Antonio, for the challenge. Pretty good, don't ya think? ;)

Have a wonderful day!



Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Melissa, I so need you to teach me how to tie bows to look that good with seam binding, mine always look limp, pathetic attempts lol.
Antonio's card is fabulous, so cute, he's done an amazing job. Thanks for being our special guest designer Antonio :)
hugs Mandy xx

Joy said...

Melissa I really love all the textures and layers that you have given to your beautiful card, and Antonio's care is super adorable..hugs!

Bernie said...

Antonio's care is adorable! Your card is stunning. Love all the layers, colors and textures. Where did you find an old rusty bell, it's wonderful.
Blessings Bernie

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Melissa :-) I love the whole design of this ,,, all the details are fabulous :-)

Thanks to Antonio for being a special Guest Designer for us :-) His Circus us fabulous ! I love the wheels ,, very clever and creative ;-)

Lols x x x

CraftyLoops said...

Really terrific card and your wee sons circus car card is so cute, looks like he is following in mummy's footsteps. Lee xx

debby4000 said...

Love your beautiful Christmas card Melissa.
And what a wonderful card from Antonio.

Rachel W K said...

thanks for stopping by my blog! I don't think anytime is too early for a Christmas card :) and your son did a great job, I hope he wins the challenge!

-rachel w k

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Two super duper cards, a family of talented crafters !

I love the present you have created on your card Melissa and Antonio's scene is just fabulous.


Jo x

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I love the rustic feel to your Christmas card, Melissa! The twine and distressed edges go harmoniously together! And it looks like Antonio has some of Mommy's great crafting genes...nice work! :)

Merry Christmas in August!
Simon Says Stamp!

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Dora said...

These are just gorgeous Melissa, love the JOY word on your card and your son's card is just as creative.. he must take after his mummy :) xx

Renee VanEpps said...

Beautiful Xmas card, and your son's card is awesome!!!

Christine said...

Oh Melissa, I just love your card!! The look and feel of it just warms my heart. The pipe cleaner candy cane is just a great accent and the bow is gorgeously crafted. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!!
xoxo, Christine

Christine said...

I wanted to stop by to thank Antonio for being a guest designer for the children's challenge on Simon Says Stamp. He created a fantastic card. Love the animal stamps in the circus cage. What a great scene he created.

Thanks for helping us by being a guest designer for the Children's Challenge.

xoxo, Christine
SSS Challenge blog team

Dawny P said...

Oh what fabulous card Antonio - I love the colours you used and the animals look great. Thank you for being our guest designer for this special challenge and keep up the good work. Hugs Dawny xxx

PS Melissa yours is rather awesome as well chick xxx

Anonymous said...

Antonio - you card totally ROCKS! Toomie really loves the flag at the top - what a fun card - great job!