Saturday, July 21, 2018

Christmas in July

     I'm back! and I want to share with you the first Christmas card I've made this year.  Because I donate a lot of cards to my local Senior Center, I usually start much earlier and do at least two cards per month until about April and then 2 cards or more per week after that all the way up to the middle of December.  But this year, I just didn't get started.

     So, it's a good thing that Catch the Bug (Bugaboo Stamps) has their week long, Christmas in July, daily challenges starting today.  Today's theme is "Baby, It's Cold" and I did my best to make the card feel cold and icy despite the 105 temperatures predicted for today.

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     I colored with ProMarkers, added glitter to all the snowflakes, then die cut the image with a square die from Spellbinders.  The image is framed with a die cut scrap in green CS (QuicKutz die.)  The background paper (also a scrap) is embossed, glittered, and sparkles like an ice storm IRL.  In the photo, the sparkle just looks gray so you can see that it's filled with flowers and leaves and butterflies.  But when looking at the actual card, the sparkle is so overwhelming that it could be snowflakes so it works.

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     I'm going to do my best to play along in the Catch the Bug challenge each and every day this week so there may be days when I have more than one post.  Tomorrow will be one of those and, if you have time, please be sure to stop by and check out both posts.  One will have a fabulous "prize" attached to it which you could win just by leaving a comment.  :-D  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


jimlynn said...

CUTE card for the holidays. I need to step it up a little on my cards for Christmas too. Love the Bugaboo image.
So glad you're back and hope you had a good vacation. It's HOT here too! VERY hot! Ugh.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

105F OMG, you needed a frosty card to cool you down and this is fabulous Connie.
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Cheryl said...

Gorgeous card! I love your snowman (so cute) and all the sparkle. Thanks for sharing at AAA Cards challenges.

Melissa L. said...

Very cute snowman. Thanks for sharing with us at AAA Cards.

Teresa Arsenault said...

This is really cute.

Stephanie said...

Very sweet card, thanks for playing along in our Christmas in July Challenges at Catch The Bug.

Donna Ellis said...

Your first post is darling, and I know the residents at the facility will enjoy your contribution to making their season merrier. LOVE the layout and the cute sentiment! Welcome back, and the header looks great! LOL hugs, de

Jane said...

Yep definitely looks chilly on your card! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

Lori Kobular said...

I think that white paper looks frosty cold and your card is adorable!!

Crafty Pink Pixie said...

Cute holiday card! I love the little snowman image! :)
Thank you for joining the Crafter’s Castle’s July Challenge! –Tasha ☺

Macarena said...

Very pretty and so delicate, I love the glitter background. Thank you for joining Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

Margreet said...

Gorgeous the frame around the image!
Thanks for joining us in the Christmas in July event!
xxx Margreet (DT Catch the Bug)

Jodie Mackrell said...

Very pretty! love the frame!
Thanks for joining us in our Bugaboo Christmas in July event!
Smiles...Jodie (Bugaboo Stamps Owner)

*Vicki* said...

Welcome back there lady! :) I just ADORE that sweet snowman image!! The snowy background looks perfect for him too! BTW: Love your new banner....too cute! LOL!! HUGS

ike said...

Hi - great to see you back :-D That card is super cute and I love the crazy little snowman. Thank you for coming along to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges.

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Sharon Noble said...

Hiya Thank you for joining us at I 💖 Pro markers Challenge I adore your super cute make. Hugs from Sharon DT


Lovely creation!
Thanks for playing at I Love Promarkers Challenge.

Sall said...

The sentiment on this is magical thank you for participating at Ike's World Challenges

Lena said...

Such a cute and fun card for the holidays. Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Gals Corner. Hope to see you again soon.
Lena ~ DT

Tammy Miller said...

Thank you so very much for joining our Saturday CIJ challenge @ Catch the Bug! I love your project. Good Luck!

Joyce Erb said...

Adorable! Thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge