Thursday, July 21, 2011

Christmas in July

Bugaboo Stamps is hosting the Sketch Challenge over at the CDAC and they are also having a huge Christmas in July Blog Hop & Weekly Mini Challenge going on their blog.  For all the details on the fabulous blog hop loaded with mahoosive inspiration and fun challenges for your chance to win Jodie's amazing images, click on the Bugaboo pic!

I kept saying to myself that I was NOT going to start my Christmas cards this early, but when I saw this too-stinkin-cute freebie from Bugaboo offered for playing along in the CDAC challenge, the bug bit, and I was whipping out my Christmas paper stash from last year quicker than you can say Misletoe.

OMG, is she not ever adorable?!  I had so much fun coloring her with my Copics - and I picture her puffing up her skirt to say hello.  So what do I do?  Cut out the skirt 3 times, and mini glue dot the skirt to add dimension!!  Add some Diamond stickles, and voila, Merry Christmas!

Medium:  Copics (E00, E31, R02, R24, R29, CO, T3, YG63, Y11, Y06, Y17 & Colorless Blender)
Image:  Bugaboo Stamps
Papers:  Creative Memories Embossed cs & DCWV The Christmas Stack
WFR Red Lace Ribbon
Flowered bling in stash
Diamond Stickles on hat & ruffles

Papertake Weekly - Getting Cute
Creative Inspirations - XMas in July 
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes
Stamping Scrapping Challenge - Bring on the Bling
Paper Sundaes- Challenge #78 Christmas in July
CDAC - Sketch Challenge cdacsc28
Bugaboo Stamps - Christmas in July (Saturday Challenge)
DigiStamps4Joy - Christmas in July 
The Outlawz - Friday Copic/Promarker Christmas in July Challenge - CPC071511


  1. This is SO STINKIN' CUTE!! You colored the image perfectly, and those papers are fabulous! Fantastic job.

  2. I stinkin' cute *lol*....
    Love the colours and the digi is just great (also your colouring)...

  3. Oh this is a cracking Christmas card. The lace looks great across the centre and for the bow. xxxx

  4. What a cute and fun Christmas card!! Love the design and the beautiful ribbon you used!! Well done!

  5. Very cute card. Love what you did with this image! Great color choices. Hugs~Bren

  6. I have to agree with Starla, Sara, this card is just too stinkin cute! And what a totally inspired idea to layer her dress that way. Of course the stickles is a must on any Christmas card, but I love how you just added a little bit here and there. Enough to accent but not overpower. The use of that pretty red ribbon finishes off this card with a real Christmasy feel. Fabby job girl!

    Hugs ~ Char

  7. Ah an adorable card, love all the elements, and how the red just pops off the card. Thanks for joining us at Catch The Bug.

  8. Great colour scheme. Thank you ever so much for joining us in celebrating Christmas in July over at Catch The Bug. All of us at Bugaboo have enjoyed all the celebrations and hope you did too.

  9. Lovely card! =) Thanks for joining us at Digistamsp4joy!
    Hugs, Elenor

  10. Hi Sara, very cute indeed and a beautiful design! Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly this week and good luck! x

  11. I love what you did to emphasize her skirt, Sara. It does look like she is getting ready to curtsy.

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving some sugar on my blog, Tickell Expressions, today.


  12. Oh Sara, this is adorable. Your coloring and choice of colors is spot on! I have been trying to block out the thought of even purchasing Christmas images, but your creation is inspiring me to give it some thought. Thanks!!

  13. Sara, love it, she's so darn cute!!! I usually have my cards done late August but this year, only a few are made. Enjoy your weekend.

    Hugs, Lori m

  14. This is a lovely card.Thank you for joining at Creative Inspirations!

  15. This is a really cute card but you didn't list which product from StampingScrapping you are spotlighting. Thanks for joining us at SSCC and we hope to see you again soon.