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Tuesday 23 July 2013

Lexi’s Creations 95 Christmas In July

Our challenge at Lexi’s Creations this time around is Christmas in July and we are sponsored by Fairy Dust Crafts with 5 digi images from their store.

I never thought I would say this, particularly when we were in the midst of that long, long, cold winter, but boy I could do with some Christmassy weather right now. We are sweltering here and the humidity is killing me.

Anyhow, my project is not a card, but a Christmas Wreath. The main part of it comes from a kit from Craftwork Cards, but I have added my own centres, sparkly ribbon, red glittery balls, flower centres and glitter fibres.

Lexi 95 Main69-61

There are lots of paper flowers in the kit and you can make them up anyway you fancy. Despite the searing heat here the light indoors was really bad so I had to take the wreath out and hang it on the back wall, so now it looks a bit like a card with brick backing paper! But it is just a wreath.

After I took the top picture I decided to spray the whole thing with spray and sparkle and cover that with glamour dust. I think I may have gone a little too far and it might now be too glittery. I think perhaps spray glue and glamour dust or just the spray and sparkle on it’s own would have looked better.

Lexi 95 MainGlit69-61

What do you think, better with the glitter finish, or without? Personally I think the bottom pic has too much glitter.

anyhow I am entering this into the following:-

Anything But a Card - #24 Christmas In July

Clearly iStamp - #3 Christmas in July

Creative Belli Blog - #174 Christmas

Digi Darla’s Challenge - #72 Christmas In July

Fairytale Challenge - #72 Christmas in July

Imagination Crafts - #1 Anything Goes

Papercrafting Journey - Christmas in July

Stamp and Create - July : Christmas in July

Stamps and Fun = Creativity - #161 Christmas in Summer

The Stamp Spot - July : Christmas In July

Through the Purple Haze - Anything with Flowers



  1. Such a wonderful project. Love those handmade flowers and the cheerful colours.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  2. This is gorgeous Lin. The flowers are beautiful and I love the glitter and your added embellies.
    Hugs Sharon. X

  3. A gorgeous wreath Lin and it won't seem so glittery at Christmastime! Xx

  4. This is a beautiful wreath; I love all your different styles of flowers. I think I like it better glittery (glitter is always good, right), but agree that perhaps a little bit less might have worked just as well. Thanks for playing in the Clearly iStamp Challenge.

  5. So very pretty, you did a fantastic job!! I like it both ways! Thanks for playing along in the ClearlyiStamp Christmas in July Challenge! Debbie McNamee CiSCDT

  6. Lovely wreath -Thank you for joining in at Clearly iStamp for our Christmas in July challenge - it is a blessing to have you enter - enjoy your day and good luck on the draw Gail DT

  7. What a pretty wreath! Thanks for sharing at Clearly iStamp!
    CiSC DT

  8. Wow this wreath is awesome! Really beautiful, you've done a fantastic job on this one.

    SOrry to hear you have just like us such a hot weather like we have here in The Netherlands (although today, it isn't that hot, yippeee!)

    Well at least we can say we had a summer ;-)

    Hugs Karin xx

  9. This is beautiful! Thank you so much for joining us at Stamp and Create! Good luck!
    Rene :D

  10. This is so awesome! I love how you used bows as some of the centers! So clever! Great colors too! Your wreath is so pretty! :) Thank you so much for joining us at Clearly iStamp! Hugs-Katy DT

  11. Hi Lin, I think your wreath is just beautiful and I personally like the glittery one the best! Thanks for joining us this week at Through the Purple Haze Challenges! Hope to see you next week, too!

    Darcy DT
    Through the Purple Haze Challenges

  12. I love the wreath you created, loving the pink and green colour combo! and how different each flower is!

    Thanks so much for playing along at The Stamp spot this month!

  13. Really pretty christmas wreath, love it, thank you for joining in with Imagination Crafts Challenge Blog (only entries using imagination crafts products are eligible for the prize draw & entries must not be combined with more than 7 challenges)
    Lindsay xx

    1. Lindsay, I am so sorry. I am normally so careful about checking rules as I get fed up with people constantly ignoring them on my own challenge blog at Crafty Cardmakers. I have popped back and deleted my entry.

      Lin x

  14. Love both views of the wreath but I think I tend towards the glittery one as my favourite. Glitter and Christmas seem to go together::O)

  15. Very very clever! I likes lots!
    Thanks for playing along and good luck
    (Through the Purple Haze DT)

  16. What a lovely card for christmas! Thank you for joining us at Fairytale Challenge! xx Bianca

  17. What a pretty wreath, love what you've made here, Jx

  18. Gorgeous Christmas Wreath. The flowers are really pretty and the ribbon is nice. The glitter looks fabulous and the design is great.


  19. Gorgeous wreath, I love the glittery finish it looks like frost! Thanks for sharing with us at Through the Purple Haze challenges, Lynne DT xxx

  20. Wow this Christmas Wreath is stunning, I love the colours that you chosen for this project.
    Thank you very much for playing at SFC this week.

  21. A beautiful wreath! I see what you mean about the glitter - but I like it! Christmas = Glitter!

    Apparently rain is expected for the weekend, I'll be so glad to see it! Do I not like humidity!

    Take care!

    love Mags B x

  22. This is so beautiful. I love the non traditional Christmas colors. I wouldn't mind this handing on my wall for Christmas. Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Darla this week.

    Emily T, DT

  23. I love your floral wreath Lin, the sparkle is the perfect touch, very clever
    Hugs Julie P

  24. You can never have too much glitter!!! Love the frosted effect you have created and such pretty colours. Perfect for Christmas in July. Thanks for joining in at Anything But A Card this time.

  25. I think this is gorgeous & agree you can never have too much glitter. Thanks so much for joining us at Through The Purple Haze Challenges (to be eligible for the prize your project may not be entered into more than 10 challenges) hope to see you back again next week

  26. I like glitter, but I think there is a wee bit too much on the second one for my taste... Great idea though - especially if you have flower dies that are too big to go on cards!


    p.s. I must have missed it when you changed your blog background - I really like the new one!

  27. WOW! Stunning wreath!
    Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla’s

  28. I lurve this project - personally I like it without the glitter (that is because I am not a big fan of glitter!) but either way it is still a gorgeous project ... well done! Thanks for playing along with The Stamp Spot 'christmas in july' challenge.

  29. No it's not just a wreath it is a gorgeous creation. Love the softness of your design. Thank you for joining us at Anything But A Card this challenge.

  30. Beautiful! Thanks for playing along with The Stamps Spots Christmas Challenge this month!

    TSS DT


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