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Wednesday, 22 July 2015

It's Christmas at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges

Hi Folks
How are you all?  Sorry I haven't been around much the last few days.  We spent a lovely weekend away with some friends on the Norfolk coast.  There were 14 of us sharing a large beach house and it was lovely.  We were actually sunbathing on the beach on Saturday and Sunday.  But back to reality and now trying to get myself organised again.  It is surprising how even three days away can mess up your routine.  

Anyway, today sees the start of a new challenge over at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.  Our theme for this week is:
Christmas in July

We have three sponsors joining us for this challenge:
Bugaboo Stamps - prize of 7 digi images to the winner
Sunsational Stamps - prize of 5 digi images to the winner
Digital Delights - prize of a $5 gift voucher

Here is my inspiration project using a cute image and sentiment from Bugaboo Stamps called Christmas Sheep.

These days I seem to be going along the route of simple layouts and less embellishments.  This card follows that theme.  All the matting has been done onto green glitter card.  The background paper was in my christmas paper pile and I must have had it for about three years. The image has been coloured using promarkers and I did add a touch of distress ink around the edge of the image and sentiment.  A large button brad and some paper trees were the only added embellishments.  Not sure is you can see it clearly but I also added lots of glamour dust to the image for added sparkle.

Thanks for popping by and looking forward to seeing all your entries.  Just pop over to Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges for full challenge details.  Don't forget to check out the super inspiration from my talented teamies.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Paper Creators - Christmas
CHNC Extra - ATG
Crafty Calendar - Christmas
Not Just Cards - ATG
Digi Choosday - Something old (papers)
Deep Ocean - Christmas
Crafty Girlz - ATG
CRAFT - Christmas
Crimbo Crackers - Cute
Aud Sentiments - ATG
Whimsy Stamps - Christmas
Sister Act - ATG
Daring Cardmakers - Christmas
Pile It On - Christmas
613 Avenue Create - ATG
Eureka Stamps - Christmas
Craft Your Passion - ATG
Crafting from the Heart - ATG
Crafty Boots - Christmas
OLLCB - Christmas
Artistic Inspirations - ATG
My Time To Craft - Christmas
Disdigidesigns - Hand coloured image
Crafty Sentiments - ATG
Crafters Cafe - Christmas
Creative Moments - ATG
Crafting for all Seasons - Christmas


Linda Simpson said...

This is wonderful, love the image and cute Christmas trees.
Linda xxx

Wendy said...

Fabulous card Mags, love the image!
Wendy xx

Shona Hamill said...

Lovely card. Thank for sharing at the CRAFT Challenge this week. Shona x

crafty said...

Lovely fun image. Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week. Mary

Dawn Lancaster said...

Love this ewe'ltide greeting card Mags!
Gret imag & I love all the greens!
Dawn xx

Kelly Lloyd said...

Glad you had a lovely time away mags
Great Christmas card
Hugs Kelly

Carol S. said...

Brilliant fun card and love the image. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Pollard Carole said...

Such a fun card love it Love and hugs Carole x

Margaret said...

Great fun card love all the sparkle. With the cost of postage I think we are all getting very careful about adding too many embellishments.
Thanks for sharing at CHN Christmas extra for July.
hugs Margaret M

Danielle Vincent said...

Hi Mags! This is soooo adorable. I love the subtle touch of glitter around the image and sentiment. I've been defaulting to simpler designs and less embellishments lately too. Thanks so much for joining us at My Time to Craft for Christmas in July!

Dee's Craft Room said...

Fab Christmas card, great fun image and I love that paper you have used. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


julie_woolston said...

Gorgeous card Mags love the image and design. How lovely to spend a long weekend with friends, it was gorgeous weather here too.
Hugs Julie xxx

Dawn Lancaster said...

Just popped back with my DT hat on Mags! Thanks for playing in the Christmas In July challenge at Eureka Stamps this week!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

cass said...

Fun Christmas Card. Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe this week for our "Christmas in July" challenge.

Mrs A. said...

The extra trees and the large brad are great finishing touches to this fun image. Ewe can't go wrong with a Bugaboo image! Thankyou for sharing with us at Crafting From The Heart. Hugs ValeryAnne. DT.

Carla Brooke said...

Fun holiday card! Thank you for sharing at Artistic Inspirations.

~ginny said...

Cute image you chose Mags - and I like the glittery paper you used to mat it. thank you for sharing your project and creativity with us at Aud Sentiments!
~ginny, Aud Sentiments DT: [#136 – ATG + Sentiment]
Owner: RubberMAD (GettyCollection.com)

CraftingMum said...

Lovely card thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations. Louise DT x

Helen Haines said...

Such a cute card, love the colours and die cuts really set it off. Thank you for joining us at Crafting for All Seasons. Good luck

beatriz blazquez arrabal said...

Lovely card! Thanks for join at Creative Moment challenge, good luck and hope to see you next time. Beatriz DT

Bettina L. said...

Such a fab Christmas card. Love the sheeps. Thanks for playing at 613 avenue create and good luck. Hope to see you back sunday for a new challenge. Bettina DT member xx

Aurora Marco said...

Beautiful card. Love the tree embellishments. Thank you for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create. Hope to see you back soon.

Sue Hickey said...

Lovely card thank you for joining us at ooh la la creations hugs Sue xx

Lau W said...

Fun image, a lovely Christmas card !
Thanks for joining us at the Paper Creator challenge ! xx

Katie Prasolek said...

haha so funny christmas card! thanks for joining Craft Your Passion challenge this week, good luck and hope to see you again! :)

Kasia, Craft Your Passion DT

Anonymous said...

Oh,I just love these sheep!The sparkle and brad are great touches.Such a fabulous card full of festive fun.Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.Hope to see you again next week.
Lisa x GDT

Paper Panda said...

Super cute - those sheep are funny!
Mandy x

Scrappy Scatty said...

great card
Thank you for entering the Digi Choosday Use An Old Collection or something Old

Cara Malmrose said...

Oh My! What a fun image - being partial to angels, the sheep with wings grabbed my hearts! LOL - Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at Through The Craft Room Door.
Please come play with us again!
Warm Regards, Cara
Through The Craft Room Door Owner
TTCRD Challenge Blog
My Creative Chaos {My Personal Blog}

Helen said...

Great card - thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge.

Helen x

Jo said...

Great card Mags, fun image & sentiment. Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar this month & good luck!
hugs Jo x

I have a birthday candy on my blog if you'd like to join in.....
You can find my candy here
You can find my atc swap here

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous Christmas card, such a fun image.
Thank you for joining us at Ooh La La Creations.

Craftdee said...

Great Christmas card, reminds me it's time to "make a start", but then I say that every year, lol. Thanks for sharing in Di's Digis "Hand Coloured Image" challenge. Hope to see you in our next challenge too, it's starting later today!! Donna ☺

Michelle J M said...

Thank you for sharing your delightful Christmas card with us at Ooh La La Creations. Michelle x

flossbite said...

Great card, thanks so much for sharing with us at CFAS.
Fiona DT xx