Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Stockings Were Hung...(and filled!)

     Day 4 of the Christmas in July daily challenges at Catch the Bug and I'm still on target for playing along each day.  Today I used a Bugaboo Stamps image with the cutest little teddy bear filling up a stocking - with himself, not with toys.  :-D


     The theme for today is a BINGO challenge and I managed to use all the items listed on the board.


     I started by coloring with ProMarkers, then I fussy cut the image with scissors.  I die cut a stitched circle to go behind the image (Die-namics) and mounted the image onto Pop Dots before putting it onto the circle.  It gave some great dimension.

     I found a scrap of burlap and used that behind the image/circle which added wonderful texture.  The rectangle of dp was a scrap from my Christmas paper stash and I inked the edges before adding the sparkly washi tape to it.  

     I dug through my stash of handmade bows, found one made from ivory ribbon instead of white, and used it.  It better matched the beige card base.  I printed, hand cut, matted, and added the sentiment, then put three small pearls in the lower corner of the burlap.

     Challenges:

     That's it for me today.  Hopefully, I'll  be back tomorrow with a project for Day 5 of the Christmas in July challenges.  See you then.  

     Also, don't forget to check out the Birthday Bash with all the great prizes over at Challenges for Days!   Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

25 comments:

mulberry station said...

Love the texture and darling image you have used. Thanks for joining us for our Christmas in July celebration.

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous Connie, I love the sweet image and textures.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Margreet said...

Gorgeous card and love it that you managed to use all bingo rows!
Thanks for joining us at day 4 of the Christmas in July event of Bugaboo.
xxx Margreet DT

jimlynn said...

He's precious and certainly fills up that stocking perfectly! Love the added piece of burlap too. Gives it that homespun feel.
Lynn

Donna said...

So cute, NC! Love the little teddy. You did a wonderful job coloring and I love the burlap texture.

Annette Stapylton said...

Oh I love this Xmas Card, you have done a great job with the design. Just loving the Green Burlap it really adds so much beauty to this project. Nice work.
Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.Annette DT forhttp://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/

Teresa Arsenault said...

Very sweet. I like the burlap. It gives a nice rustic feel. hugs, Teresa

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is so sweet, what a cute creation, Im playing along too and its great fun, Thanksfor sharing with us on Not Just Cards this month, Hazel x

Scrapper69 said...

Aww.... so sweet & cute! Love the burlap adds a nice balance of texture! Thanks for playing along with us over at Die Cuttin' Divas!! :)

Theresa (DCD DT)

Evelyn Holmberg said...

Really adorable card! I love the burlap, and that little teddy bear looks so surprised to find himself inside that well-loved Christmas stocking!

Thank you for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week!
Evelyn
http://mylittlecraftblog.wordpress.com

Lori Kobular said...

So cute! I love that bear in the stocking and the addition of the burlap really adds a lot of texture!

Dawn Frost said...

Love the background texture and paper! Thanks for joining in Catch the Bug's Christmas in July challenges, good luck! Dawn Bugaboo DT

Carole said...

Lovely image and beautifully coloured. The background of green hessian and holly paper works perfectly! Thank you for sharing your project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore “Anything Goes” July Challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you again next month!
Carole x DT

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at NJC, good luck!!! Amy DT

Arlene said...

Darling image - such a cute card. So glad you joined us at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
Arlene DT for
http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/

Loose Stitches said...

Fabulous creation NanaConnie! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
Sherry DT for http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/

Mary said...

Too cute.... Love your image and all the layers. Thank you for joining this month's Sparkles Christmas Challenge.

chanya13 said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Card Mania Challenges!

Paddington fan said...

I love your sweet Christmas card, such a cute image and great texture in the background. Thank you for joining our 'Stockings' challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenges this month. I hope you'll join us again soon, love Jacky x
Sparkles Xmas DT

Ella's Design said...

What a great Christmas card, Connie! Love the cute image and fab texture from the hessian. Thanks for playing along with us at Passion for Promarkers this week! Lisa x

Cheryl S said...

Adorable card, NanaConnie! I love the expression on your little bear and how you incorporated all your different materials :) Thanks for playing at Sparkles Christmas challenges.

Marie said...

Super cute card with a lovely design. I especially like the fabric on your creation. Thanks for joining us over at PFP this week and my dies/punches theme.
Love n hugs
Marie

Cazro said...

Hi, loving your ever so cute card, I love the addition of the green burlap, it adds so much texture. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Christmas Challenges. Caz. DT

ann van dijk said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge good luck. Have a nice day
Anneke DT

Desire Fourie said...

Connie this is just beautifully crafted and fits in perfect for our 22nd ‘ATG with CREATE WITH TLC’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your creative talent with us. Good luck and hope to see you play with us again.
Hugs
Desíre
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