Sunday, July 19, 2020

Christmas in July- Day 2

I love Christmas in July challenges and Bugaboo does a great job with both themes and prizes. Here is my entry for Day 2- A Sketch Challenge. I used a sweet Bugaboo digi, Christmas paper, and sentiments from Lili of the Valley and We Are Three.  Vellum, Flower Soft, and a bit of bling adds some texture to the card.
·   Digi- Bugaboo (Candy Cane Stocking)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Front sentiment- “We Wish You A Merry Christmas” Lili of the Valley Digital Set (Christmas Wishes)
·   Inside Sentiment -  We Are 3 Christmas Sentiments can be found HERE.
·   Polar White Flower Soft- (From my stash. Am not sure where you can purchase this anymore. It is hard to find!)
·   Assorted background papers from my stash
Entered into:  
Bugaboo Stamps Christmas in July- Sunday: Sketch Challenge 
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #137 Christmas in July (Week 3)
Digi Doodle Studios Blog- Challenge #29 Christmas in July
Crafty Catz Challenge- Anything Goes #515
Polkadoodles Challenge-Week #29 Anything Goes                      

I found this wonderful free pineapple digi, printed it onto vellum, layered it atop green and light tan paper scraps, and added some color and shading with markers and highlights with a white gel pen. To create a tropical feeling I added patterned paper that resembles a pineapple, travel tags, and hibiscus blooms. The inside sentiment is also a freebie. I don’t know the source of the front sentiment ( I currently have over 6000 digital images on my laptop. Some are within the 445 folders of digi sets so I cannot just pull them up by title. I know that this sentiment is hidden in one of those sets as I did print it off to make this card. And… I need to find it again because I really like it. So, when I do, I'll add the source here. In the meantime, if any of you recognize this sentiment and can tell me it's source, please let me know.)
I'm entering this card into several challenges including Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge (The definition of the word Fancy is “elaborate in structure or decoration.” I think this card fits that definition especially with the addition of sequins.)
·   Digi- Pineapple freebie from HERE  
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Front Sentiment “Celebrate”- source unknown
·   Inside Sentiment- Desert Diva (Sweet Birthday Wishes)
·   Hibiscus blooms and foliage fussy-cut from patterned paper
·   Assorted background papers, vellum, travel tags and sequins from my stash
Entered into:  
Do-Al[l] Kreatives #43 Fruit and/or Fruits
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #448-449 Anything Goes                   
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- July                        
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Fancy                 
Outlawz Challenge- Crash Your Stash- Sequins
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge

I wanted to make one more card for the Monday Simon Says challenge was named “Early Birds” with this cute little birdie, named Wilson, from a Beccy’s Place digital set. I love his pudgy body and look of total confusion on his face. Or is it embarrassment? The two are often closely related in my life!  
·   Digi and Inside Sentiment- Beccy’s Place Digital Stamp Set (Feathered Friends)
·   Front Sentiment-Eureka Stamps (I Forgot Your Bird Day)
·   Background frame is pieced together from assorted scrapbook papers and stitched borders
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Assorted cardstock (and a yellow tail feather!) from my stash
·   Yellow dotted swiss ribbon- Hobby Lobby
Entered into:  BP-feathered friends (Wilson)
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Early Birds                                  
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #643 Stitching
Outlawz Challenge- Twisted Thursday- Anything Goes (Optional TWIST: Polka Dot)
Beccy’s Place Challenge- July      
A Perfect Time to Craft 2020-Anything Goes- July Challenge #7-2020


  1. Hi Kathy your cards are gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Great coloring of that cute digi.
    Lovely take on the sketch. Thanks for playing with Day 2 of the CIJ event at Catch the Bug.
    xxx Margreet DT

  3. I love each of these cards. I like the addition of the flower soft on the cuff of the stocking, the mix of papers behind the pineapple and the feather to your little bird. Terrific ideas!

  4. Wonderful projects! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. I hope join us again real soon!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  5. Love all your projects. That card is priceless. Thanks for joining us today at Catch The Bug for our Christmas In July challenges.

  6. Wonderful card. The pineapple looks absolutely real! Great job.
    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Do-Al(l) Kreatives and good luck. Hope you will join us next month again.

    Crafty greetings

    *Owner* Creative Crafting Uncles {#07 – Tools}
    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives {#43 - Fruits}
    *DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge {#43 – special forms of cards}
    Alex' Kreative Seite

  7. great set of cards Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge Blog good luck
    Ginny DT for Crafty Catz Challenge Blog
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  8. Your first card is wonderfully festive Kathy, I love the image and your beautiful colouring. I also like the way you've layered the vellum over the fabulous tartan paper.
    Your next card makes me long for the return of summer. We grow pineapples here in Queensland and I always think of home when I see one. The hibiscus flowers are a wonderful addition and definitely bring an extra tropical vibe to your card.
    Love the last card in your post Kathy, particularly the little tail feather you added! That's cute! The sentiment is fabulous and works perfectly with the image.

  9. Ooooh, I love the vellum, Pineapple!Such a pretty Cheerful card! I love the layering effect Thank you for entering in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge. Ginny M, DT

  10. Great card, love the sweet bird one.

  11. Wow! So much to love here! Every one of your cards are adorable!!! Thank you so much for playing along with the Polkadoodles Challenge, this week. :)

  12. A great card - thanks for sharing it with us at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge.

    Helen x

  13. Fantastic projects!

    Thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Good luck!

  14. Super sweet card! thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Studio this month.

  15. I love the plaid and the candy canes! Thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Studio Christmas in July! -DT Meghan Kennihan

  16. Just love your Christmas card!
    Thank you for joining in the fun in our Christmas in July at Catch the Bug!
    Hugs from Africa!

  17. Oh this is jummie! Great job and nice colours

    Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

    Hugs and please come back soon!
    Kleido’s BastelStüble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    *List Manager* Challenges for Days

  18. Lovelly Ananas! Thank You for joining us at DO Al(l) Kreatives Challenge. DT Ella.

  19. Awesome project. I love it. Thanks for entering your card at Digi Doodles Studios.
    Superrrrrr je kaart. Echt tof. Leuk dat je meedoet met onze challenge bij Digi doodles studios.

    DT Digi doodles Studios


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