1 July 2014

Christmas in July ........ why not ....

When I found out the challenge for this weeks Papertake Weekly was anything goes with the option of doing Christmas in July I thought why not, I followed a red and green traditional theme and dug out some Graphics 45 Christmas papers from last year and went for it!    I added some of our new Christmas seam binding, white broderie anglaise lace slotted with 7mm scarlet berry satin ribbon.  My flowers include 15mm red paper roses, ivory hip rosebuds, tiny red berries, a couple o frosted winter cones, some Kort & Godt ivory beaded berries and an ivory gardenia (I didn't have any Christmas Roses but these look the part don't they) and some red pearls from the 5mm self adhesive Christmas Mixture 

Flowers, beaded berries, winter cones, bias binding, ribbon, lace and Stardust Stickles all from


I am writing this post on Monday evening after Andrea and I took Haggis down to the seaside for a walk.  Firstly we walked around this old windmill in Whitburn near Sunderland

then we had a short walk in Whitburn country park, down to the sea, beautiful views over the fields

looks nice doesn't it, and there was no breeze and it was really warm, even at 8pm in the evening!

We had a quick stroll around Souter lighthouse (outside only) near Marsden at South Shields - we've been in it in the past, very interesting, if you ever get the chance you should go and have a look you won't be disappointed.

see you soon
Mary xx


Marjorie said...

Beautiful Christmas Card Mary... love the traditional colours and papers and your embellishments always look amazing!..
Wish I lived by the sea again, it's so tranquil.. lovely photo's..
Marjorie xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Love your Christmas card and the pics of your walk are amazing, My friends dog is called Haggis too!!! Love Hazel (PTW GDT) xx

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Mary - the detailing is stunning.
Fabulous photos too - the area looks lovely.
Debs xx

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

Beautiful photos! A stunning card too. I love traditional Christmas colours and the winter cones look brilliant (thanks for the inspiration, I'll definitely be having a go with mine soon).

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Mary ;-) I love the colours and vintage look of this,, very pretty :-)

Fab photo's too, a beautiful place to go for a walk,, Haggis is adorable and you're looking good too ! :-)

Lols x x x