Wednesday 4 July 2012

ATS - Theme Challenge #1 {Christmas in July}

Well, the next challenge at ATS is something everyone will love!

I have just acquired a new set from SU which is called 'Loads of Love'. It is just the cutest and I have also ordered the accessory set for this one. Just so versatile.

I love the ute (pickup truck) and the way you can have all different things in the back. I remember as a child going to pick out the live christmas tree. Unfortunately we didn't have a ute, so the tree would be hanging out the window or tied to the roof - those were the days... The pine smell was unbelievable! I'm sure my mum cursed about getting a live tree as the mess they made were incredible LOL.

So the scene for my card is pretty much me remembering about picking out a christmas tree all those moons ago.

I have used the tree stamp to create the forrest in the background (masking technique). I used Wild Wasabi and Certainly Celery. The road is Creamy Caramel which was scribbled on a glass drink coaster and then sponged. The truck was inked with Memento Tuxedo Black and then coloured using Marina Mist and Daffodil Delight markers. The sentiment is from the same set (Loads of Love).

Thanks for looking xx


  1. Hi Kylie what a gorgeous Christmas scene you have created for us here great stamping and love that truck. You brought back happy memories for me too. We always go with the boys every year to choose a live tree and yes the mess is terrible but it's worth it thanks for reminding me.


  2. Lovely card Kylie - love how you have used the tree to create the forest in the background - Jacqueline xx

  3. Love the little Christmas scene you've created! Thanks for all your hard work again!

  4. Oh yes those were the days...our tree was either hanging out the window or tied to the roof of the car as well. We loved the whole experience.

    This is a great set and I don't own it! Love your little forest - great card! x

  5. Great card Kylie - love the tree in the back of the ute and the forest looks great.

    Karen x

  6. LOVE this, Kylie! Your truck is so fun, and all the pine trees are fabulous! Too cute!!! :)

  7. I love how you colored the truck! What a fun Christmas card!

  8. Love your forest scene and the tree in the back of the truck Kylie:)
    Val x


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