Sunday, July 12, 2015

Deck the Halls

     A second post today, too, because I'm playing again in the week-long, Christmas in July challenge at Catch the Bug and this time I've used their sketch as well as an image from Bugaboo Stamps.  This is an image with Fancy Sun Bonnet decorating for Christmas.  Isn't she just the sweetest thing?  She truly is one of my favorite Bugaboo Stamps characters.

Here's the sketch:

     I used my ProMarkers to color the image and added a bit of metallic gold and sparkle gel ink to the angel on top of the tree.  The image and the offset mat are die cut with a set of circle dies from QuicKutz.  The kraft pieces are die cut with dies from Spellbinders.  The ribbon is a left over scrap that was still in my stash.  Everything was mounted on a colored card base from DCWV.

52 Christmas Card
613 Avenue Create
Art Impressions
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas
Digi Choosday
Emerald Faeries
Karleigh Sue's
Paper Creator's Crafts
Quirky Crafts
Ribbon Girl
Sparkles Forum Christmas

     Having waited until July to even start my Christmas cards and tags, playing each day in the Catch the Bug Christmas in July challenge will give me an additional seven cards and when you make up to 90 Christmas cards each year, every extra card helps.  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Donna Ellis said...

She is sweet as can be, Miss Connie! Love your colors, and the take on their sketch this month! Hope you have received some rain for your garden. xo

jimlynn said...

She really is a sweetie and a cute, cute image. Reminds me of my daughter and some of the Sunbonnet Sue things she had.
A pretty card for Christmas.

*Vicki* said...

Absolutely adorable NC!! I do love these sweet sun bonnet images and you've done such a brilliant job with the coloring!! :) Happy Sunday!

Davi said...

Nice card NC, love the sweet image and way you colored it :)

Teresa Arsenault said...

Great design and darling card.

Sassy Raggedy said...

How cute this is. I love how you colored that tree...Hugs, joann

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wow, gorgeous coloring, NC!

Dawn Lancaster said...

Another gorgeous cration! I love that image too!
The traditional colours are just perfect!
Dawn xx

Eve's Card Designs said...

Lovely sweet image. Thanks for joining in the fun with us at Digi Choosday Challenge and our theme of 'Christmas in July'. Yvonne (DT)

Moni said...

So adorable!!!! Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday Challenges. Monica.-Dt.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Oh this is darling- love the sweet image and your sketch is just perfect! I think this would be an image my Mother would just love : )

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Very the bonnet girl too! Like your interpretation of the sketch!


Thanks for joining our CIJ at Bugaboo.
Jen L
Bugaboo DT

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 236 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for July - I'd love to see it there too. x

Renee Matarese said...

This is very cute. I love how you colored the tree. Thanks for joining us at Art Impressions. ~Renee

Cazro said...

A delightful card. Loving the main image. Thanks for sharing with us at Sparkles Christmas. Caz

Denise Goeldner said...

Fabulous card, so cute lovely colours. Thanks for entering Emerald Faeries Challenge, good luck and hope to see you again.
~ Denise DT for Emerald Faeries ~

Virgo5 said...

This is awesome, love the colours! Thanks for joining in our challenge at Catch The Bug!

Wendy Russell said...

Fabulous creation, love it! Thanks for joining us at DigiChoosday Wendy (DT).xx

Suze said...

She is one of my favourite Bugaboo characters too. Thanks for joining in the challenge at CHNC Extra for July (and apologies for the late comment!)

Crafting Vicky said...

Another cutie! Love the use of the craft paper!!!!

Thanks for joining the monthly challenge here at Karleigh Sue challenge. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky.

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous Christmas card, such a sweet image and lovely design.
Thank you for joining us at Paper Creator this month.

Helen said...

Great card - very cute.

Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas.

Helen N x

Anne Lise Johannessen said...

Nice card :) Thanks for joining us at Karleigh Sue. Good luck. Hope to see you again next time!

Anne Lise ~dt~