Monday, July 1, 2019

Beach Santa

So, a little while ago, I was asked to play along with my cousins over at the Double Trouble Challenge blog.  How fun, right?

And the challenge is:
"Christmas in July - Something Square" 

THING 1: Double Trouble
says "Have some fun and help us celebrate Christmas in July while singing along with Bing Crosby to the Hawaiian Christmas Song Mele Kalikimaka for inspiration." Make a square card, scrapbook page, gift box or use squares on your project.

If you use a stamp that is at least one year old (rubber or acrylic) you can also play along with Thing 2 who Double Dares you to join in at Retro Rubber Challenge below.  Digital Images Not Acceptable.  

THING 3: Twisted Sister
says, "In July Santa hangs 10 at the North Shore rather than the North Pole."  

If you create a beach scene with Santa you can earn an extra chance to our random draw. This is an optional fun twist and we would love to see how you think Santa spends his time at the North Shore.     

THING 2: Double Dare 

dares you to use a rubber or acrylic stamp older than one year and since you already have your Christmas theme, you can enter Retro Rubber Challenge #113. Must include the age (or approximate age) of the stamp in your blog post. After all – Retro wants to give these old stamps some love!

And here is my card:
I bet you didn't know, but just before all the hustle and bustle of Christmas Eve, Santa takes a quick little vacation to the beach.  He relaxes and even builds sandmen (instead of snowmen).  After the little bit of rejuvenation, Santa is ready to do his deliveries.  I hope you will play along with us.  I can't wait to see how you interpret the challenge.

Stamps: YNS "Holiday Snow Globe" santa, snowman, sentiment; Repeat Impressions "Large Palm Trees"  and "Sandcastle" just used the birds

Retro Rubber-- (the snow globe set, is the very first YNS set I ever bought.  It's probably close to 10 years old and still has some of my most favorite little Christmas images.)
Time Out Challenge #138--funny
Moving Along with The Times #100-- CAS
Cardz TV #92--anything goes
Crafting By Designs--Christmas
Penny's Challenge #436--anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday--anything goes
Crafty Creations #393--anything goes
Creative Moments #171--anything goes
Aud Sentiments #230--anything goes


crafty-stamper said...

Great fun card and cute images love the sandman lol and great sky
carol x

Wendy L said...

Super card, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxxx

Linda Mc Enery said...

This is just fantastic! I love your sandman!!! How clever! Beautiful design, especially with the extending palm tree and fantastic cloudy sky. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Penny's!

Jan Clothier said...

I do love the way you've turned the snowman into a sandman! I like the way you've built up the beach scene with a mix of sponging, die-cuts, stamping and fussy cutting. Very clever and it gives of just the right mood of a sunny Christmas. Thank you for joining in with us at Retro Rubber Challenge.

Becca Yahrling said...

I love the sandman!! hehe So perfect for a South Florida Christmas. Your card is so awesome & fun!!

Billie A said...

So cute Heather. Love the sand sandman. So creative and fun. Great tropical scene. I would love to live in tropical weather but I think Christmas time I would miss the cold and snowmen.. but I LOVE your fun card. So glad you shared over at Aud Sentiments.

Billie A
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Anita in France said...

What a sweet scene with fabulous detailing, Heather ... and what a fun little story to go with Santa's time on the beach! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

Maria Rodriguez. said...

LOL!! Santa looks a little overdressed for a day on the beach, maybe he's just arrived but I guess he's going to go change immediately and take a plunge on that delicious looking water.
Love your sandy "Snowman" wat fun!!!
Thank you for playing with us at RETRO RUBBER, hope you play again soon.

Elizabeth Hart said...

So fun with Santa and the sandman - very clever. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Marjeta said...

It seems super combination those two guys. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Creative Moment.

Penny Light/Light Whimsy said...

VERY clever combination of the santa and sandman. I love it. Thanks for playing along with us at MAWTT,

LeAnne said...

OH MY GOSH...that little sandy snowman is the cutest thing EVER! So clever! Love your little Santa scene, happy you played with the Retro Rubber challenge this week!

creative lady said...

Cute card, love the beach scene with Santa and the snowman! Thanks for joining Retro Rubber Challenge blog.