Thursday, June 30, 2016


Happy July 1st!!  To me, the first of July always signals the beginning of summer, so, Happy Summer!  With that said, it's time to shift gears and think about Christmas!!  Today begins the start of a new challenge from Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra!  As always, it is Anything Goes as long as it is Christmas related, and you have all month to play along.  The sponsor is the fabulous Bugaboo Stamps and the winner will receive 7 images of their choice!  Here is my card for your inspiration:
I'm really trying to use up the last little bits of patterned paper from a Christmas pack that I have had for many years.  Both pieces I used on this card are from that pack and I think I managed to use both of them just about all up.  One of the remaining pieces might be small enough to throw away, but I'm just not sure. : )  There was a little strip from the dotted paper that I ended up cutting off, but I added it to the inside, you can just see it peeking out in the picture.  I hope you will get a chance to play along this month.  We are more than half way to Christmas, so it's time to get working on those Christmas cards!!

Stamps: Bugaboo Stamps "Christmas Words--Jesus"; Verve "Richly Blessed" sentiment (heat embossed on the blue paper)
Dies: Spellbinders "Classic Circles, large"; Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder

If You Give a Crafter A Cookie #47--inspiration photo; anything goes (I was inspired by the cream and chocolate colors of those yummy looking cookies!)

Cute Card Thursday #432--add a banner or flags (my sentiment banner)
As You Like It--Markers, inks or pencils and why (I prefer using markers, I love the rich depth you can achieve using them)
Little Miss Muffet #141--anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday--anything goes
Inspiration Destination #90--anything goes
Crafty Gals #78--anything goes
Penny's Challenge #284--anything goes
Fab N Funky Challenge #311--Christmas
Crafty Creations #318--anything goes
Crafting By Designs--anything goes
Christmas Card Challenge #30--anything goes
Sweet Stampin--seeing stars
Hiding In My Craft Room #256--any holiday
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #287--use a sentiment
Crimbo Crackers--anything goes
Sugar Pea Designs Mix It Up #1--sketch and/or photo (I used the sketch)


AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at If you give a Crafter a Cookie, good luck!!! Amy DT

Hazel said...

Thanks so much for your lovely design for CHNC challenge extra for July - and so glad you are staying on the team for another six months. x

Caryn said...

This is fabulous, great design.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Caryn xxx

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Love this! Thanks for playing along at Christmas Card Challenges.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Many thanks for joining us in our challenge at AYLI this week with this very cute card.
Lorraine DT

Sarah said...

Such a great card coloured with your markers. Thank you for your entry at AYLI. Sarah:0)

Deanne Saunders said...

So cute!!! Thanks so much for participating in our IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE...challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a great crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Karren said...

Beautiful Christmas card and an adorable image! Thanks so much for joining us at SugarPea Designs.

Billie A said...

Great Christmas card and love the paper choices and of course love the Bugaboo image. Thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination.
Billie A
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Wanda said...

I love seeing Christmas cards in July. This one has a great design. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals this week! DT Wanda

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Beautiful christmas card...sweet image...Thank you for joining us @ Fab n Funky this week....Joolsx

cohenna said...

Beautiful!! Thank you for joining us Fab'n'Funky :)