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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Christmas in July - A non Christmas image


Last year I participated at the challenge at Catch the bug "Christmas in July" and it was really helpful to start with my Christmas cards, so this year I am planning to join again! This is my third entry for this week's challenge at Catch the bug.


I used this image that is not a Christmas one, but is a shopping lover... and many of our friends can be related to this lady here, hehehe.... I colored it with Koh-i-noor acuarelable pencils and placed it on a dark green mat.


I used a striped green paper (Oriental trading) and used some ribbons with small presents on it, that I think suits perfect for the image.


Then I made some poinsettias using one of my punches, red and green cardstock, a little bit of foami tape and small yellow stones, (I think they look cute...).


The sentiment was a freebie I grab a while ago, but now I don´t remember from where, so if you know, please, let me know as I would like to give credit to that person. I mounted it on the dark green cardstock (I cut it using a Sizzix oval die) and used small green stones to embellish it.

Challenges:

Catch the bug: a non traditional Christmas image.
Christmas cards all year round: poinsettias or holly
Dutch dare: bingo (bright colors, blling and ribbon)
Divas by desing: anything goes
Fab n funky: make your own flowers
Paper shelter: anything goes
The perfect sentiment: anything goes
Clear it out: Christmas In July, Use up Red & Green stash


11 comments:

  1. Wonderful card! I love the image you used and the shopping theme is perfect! Great design! Thanks for joining us this month at CCAYR ♥ Denise

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  2. Your NON-Xmas image works perfectly for the holiday season! It definitely feels & looks like that sometimes, right? Thank you for playing with us at Clear It Out Challenges this week!

    I invite you to join me at Tuesday Alchemy http://tuesdayalchemy.blogspot.com for our newest challenge - Buttons!

    Happiness,
    Corrinne

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  3. Love that green background paper. The red tiny poinsetta's & green background really bring out the colors of your image.


    Thanks for playing with us @ The Perfect Sentiment!!

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  4. Great Christmas card...love the image and the striped paper is so effective. Thanks so much for joining us at the Fab N Funky Challenge this week. pat K.x

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  5. Fabulous card
    Thank you for joining in the fun at Sparkles Christmas challenges for our * Sketch * challenge
    Hope you will join us again & good luck in the draw
    Hugs Shaz x

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  6. Really fun and zingy christmas card.love it.Thanks for joining in with our sketch challenge at Sparkles Christmas.Good luck.Hugs Debs x

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  7. Lots of fun Thanks so much for playing at Divas this wk hugs Rebekah xx

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  8. A perfect image for the non-traditional image challenge! Great card! Thanks for joining us during the Christmas in July festivities at Catch the Bug!

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  9. Great card! Super colors for Christmas!
    Thanks for joining us for our Christmas in July Challenge today! I hope you'll join in for the other daily challenges for more chances to win prizes!
    ((HUGS))
    Cheryl First
    aka Cafexpressions
    DT Member for Bugaboo Stamps

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  10. Great card, I love how you've made an everyday image so festive! Thanks for playing along with Fab N Funky this week!

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  11. How cool that you found ribbon with presents on it! Thanks for joining us at the Clear it Out Challenge Blog :)

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