Christmas In July

Hooray I made my first Christmas card in July. And how many days left in July? I believe next year I will have to do a 31 day Christmas card challenge in July.

My very first card is an image by Twinkle Lane Designs called “Gingerbread Treat”. I colored the cup using a technique I seen on Yana Smakula YouTube channel here (https://youtu.be/zzdEJjvG0Uk) if you want to check it out.

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Outlawz Festive Friday’s Challenge July 24 through August 6 – http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/festive-friday-s-challenge-july-24-through-august-6

Outlawz Progressive Freebie Challenge July 2020 – http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/freebie-progressive-challenge/forum/topics/progressive-freebie-challenge-july-2020

Art Impressions Blog Sparkle & Shine Challenge #287 – https://artimpressionsstamps.blogspot.com/2020/07/sparkle-shine-challenge-287-week-2.html

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 211 – Anything Goes – http://crimbo-crackers.blogspot.com/2020/07/challenge-211-anything-goes.html

Cute Card Thursday Challenge 644 – Christmas in July! – https://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/2020/07/challenge-644-christmas-in-july.html

Christmas Craft Creations July Christmas Characters – https://christmas-craft-creations.blogspot.com/2020/07/july-challenge-reminder-christmas.html

Hi Friend

I am back with another cute card using an image called “Pony Plait” by Hetty Clare Art. It was a freebie for the monthly progressive challenge over on the Outlawz blog. I used the color pencils mention in my previous post. I love how my card turned out.

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Let’s Craft and Create Challenge #160 – AG + Option PUNCH IT! – http://letscreatechallenges.blogspot.com/2020/06/challenge-160-ag-option-punch-it.html

Love to Craft Challenge Blog Challenge #47 – June Anything Goes – https://lovetocraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2020/06/ltccb-47-june-anything-goes.html

Not Just Cards Challges June – http://notjustcardschallenges.blogspot.com/2020/06/june-challenge-please-leave-in-draft.html

QKR Stampede Challenge #400 – http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/2020/06/qkr-stampede-challenge-400.html

The Creative Crafters Challenge #29 – https://creativecrafterschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/06/challenge-29.html

Your Scrapbook Place June Challenge with Hetty Clare – http://yourscrapbookplace.blogspot.com/2020/06/june-challenge-with-hetty-clare.html

Gem of A Craft Challenge Week 13 Anything Goes Craft & Card Making Challenge – https://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2020/06/week-13-anything-goes-craft-card-making.html

Crafter’s Castle June Challenge #30 – https://crafterscastle.blogspot.com/2020/06/june-challenge-30-may-winner.html

Outlawz Progressive Freebie Challenge June 2020 – http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/forum/topics/progressive-freebie-challenge-june-2020?groupUrl=freebie-progressive-challenge&

Outlawz Festive Fridays Challenge Jun 26 – July 9, 2020 – http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/forum/topics/festive-fridays-challenge-jun-26-july-9-2020?groupUrl=friday-color&

Cupcake Thief

I had printed this image out earlier this year to color and give to my sister for her birthday. That did not happen. Ended up giving her a gift card. The image is “Cupcake Thief” by Mo Manning and I used 24 color pencils set from Eeboo, which surprisingly they work pretty good.

I am entering her in the following challenges:

A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge #118 Anything Goes – http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2020/06/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-118.html

Crazy Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper June 2020 Challenge – http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/06/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-june.html

Creatalicious Challenges – Challenge #189 Anything Goes – https://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com/2020/06/challenge-189-anything-goes-with.html

Creative Craft Cottage Challenge #130 Eileen’s Anything Goes Challenge – https://creativecraftcottage.blogspot.com/2020/06/challenge-130-eileens-anything-goes.html

CCC Digi Creations Challenge #115 Eileen’s Anything Goes Challenge – https://cccdigicreations.blogspot.com/2020/06/challenge-115-eileens-anything-goes.html

HLS June Anything Goes with Dies Challenge – http://happylittlestampers.blogspot.com/2020/06/hls-june-anything-goes-with-dies.html

LeAnn’s World 101 Challenge #27 – http://challengeleannsworld101.blogspot.com/2020/06/leanns-world-101-challenge-27.html

Mo’s Digital Pencil Challenge #292 – Anything Goes (with a Mo Manning image) – http://mosdigitalchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/06/challenge-292-anything-goes-with-mo.html

Outlawz Twisted Thursdays June 18th – July 1st – http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/forum/topics/twisted-thursdays-june-18th-july-1st?groupUrl=prismaandothermediums&

Outlawz Festive Fridays Challenge Jun 26 – July 9, 2020 – http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/forum/topics/festive-fridays-challenge-jun-26-july-9-2020?groupUrl=friday-color&

Outlawz Saturday Paper A La Mode Challenge June 20 – July 3, 2020 – http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/forum/topics/saturday-paper-a-la-mode-challenge-june-20-july-3-2020?groupUrl=saturday-paper-a-la-mode&

Happy Bee-Day

I am here to share another card with you from Online Card Classes. I thought this one would be easy to do up real quickly when you need a card in a hurry. I had problems with lining up the letters and my cat got in the way and I forgot to remove a letter and spelled out HAPRY. But in the end I love how my card turn out.

I am entering my card into the following challenge:

Outlawz Twisted Thursday from May 7 to 21 – Twist: Anything Goes – http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/prismaandothermediums/forum/topics/twisted-thursday-from-may-7-to-21-twist-anything-goes

Outlawz Festive Fridays May 15 – May 28, 2020 – http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/festive-fridays-may-15-may-28-2020

Crafter’s Castle May Challenge #29 – https://crafterscastle.blogspot.com/2020/05/may-challenge-29-april-winner.html

Gem of A Craft Challenge Week 10 Anything Goes Craft & Card Making Challenge – https://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2020/05/week-10-anything-goes-craft-card-making.html

Online Card Classes Day 10 – https://www.onlinecardclasses.com/springcardcamp2/day-10-student-gallery-letter-substitution/

Happy Birthday

I am here again with another card to share. I am taking a card making class for inspiration from Online Card Classes – https://www.onlinecardclasses.com/. I am in the 2nd half of the Spring Card Camp Series. It has been awhile since I used my ink pads so some of my cards did not turn out to good. Even for this card I struggled with the embossing of the sentiment birthday. You can’t tell in the picture but it is not sitting to good on my card base. I can’t pull it up without tearing my background.

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Online Card Camp Day 4 Student Gallery Make a Statement Sentiment – https://www.onlinecardclasses.com/springcardcamp2/day-4-student-gallery-make-statement-sentiments/

Outlawz Festive Fridays May 1-13, 2020 Anything Goes – http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/festive-fridays-may-1-may-13-2020

Angie’s Digital Stamps Challenge #42 No Twist – http://angiesdigitalstamps.blogspot.com/2020/05/ch-42-agno-twist-winners-of-ch-41.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #131 Anything Goes – http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/2020/05/c131.html

The Corrosive Challenge #5 2020 Anything Goes – http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-5-2020-anything-goes-winners.html

Mixed Media – Amelia Mermaid

It has been several years since working in my “face’s” art journal. What trigger me to pick it up again was Karen Campbell’s Mixed Media Hamburger series on YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLn5mGTkPuQK4pkVPxsS1oiPJaW8AqS9Xq and The Outlawz Progressive Freebie image “Amelia Mermaid” by Elena Zinski Art. I had to use the hamburger system and this image. I had actually purchased her along with two other images “Bette Mermaid” and “Lara-Boo Mermaid” by Elena.

I wanted a large image for my art journal, so I printed her out onto deli paper. I used a flower napkin as my border and I Modge Podge her down using my heat tool to dry. I found the quote on Pintrest and no clue who it is by, but I thought it went pretty good with the look on her face.

I am entering my mixed media page into the following challenges:

Outlawz Progressive Freebie Challenge May-2020 – http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/freebie-progressive-challenge/forum/topics/progressive-freebie-challenge-may-2020

Love to Create Challenge Challenge #5 – Anything Goes Mixed Media Creative Challenge at We Love 2 Create at Polkadoodles – http://welove2create.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-5-anything-goes-mixed-media.html

The Corrosive Challenge #5 – 2020- Anything Goes – http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-5-2020-anything-goes-winners.html

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #131 – http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/2020/05/c131.html

Angie’s Digital Stamps Challenge – AG/NO twist – http://angiesdigitalstamps.blogspot.com/2020/05/ch-42-agno-twist-winners-of-ch-41.html

Summer Sunshine

I pray everyone is safe and doing well. With everything going on I hadn’t really been in a crafting mood, but I hope my card will bring a smile to your face. My image is “Red String” by Star Stampz.

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Outlawz Progressive Freebie Challenge April 2020 – http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/freebie-progressive-challenge/forum/topics/progressive-freebie-challenge-april-2020

Crafty Friends Challenge Blog Ch 133 – Anything Goes – http://craftyfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2020/04/ch-133-anything-goes-winners-ch-132.html

Crafter’s Castle April Anything Goes Challenge – https://crafterscastle.blogspot.com/2020/04/april-challenge-28-march-winner.html

Hooray!

Hooray for me! I finally had a chance to sit and play with Simon Says August 2019 Party Like a Panda card kit. I went wild with the panda die once I figure out that you need to create a base to adhere the pieces to. Once I did this it was no stopping me. I colored and fussy cut the presents and their party hats. I also added glossy accent to make them pop.

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Outlawz Saturday Paper A La Mode Challenge January 18 – January 31, 2020 – http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/saturday-paper-a-la-mode/forum/topics/saturday-paper-a-la-mode-challenge-january-18-january-31-2020

Polkadoodles Craft Challenge Week 3 Anything Goes – https://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/2020/01/week-3-anything-goes-card-making-craft.html?mc_cid=fe357604b8&mc_eid=76468b8f57

Crafty Friends Challenge Blog Ch. 127 – Anything Goes – http://craftyfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2020/01/ch-127-anything-goes-winners-for-ch-126.html

Crafter’s Castle January 2020 Challenge Anything Goes – https://crafterscastle.blogspot.com/2020/01/happy-new-year-welcome-to-januarys.html

Gem of A Craft Challenge Week 2 Anything Goes Card Making & Craft Challenge – https://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2020/01/week-2-anything-goes-card-making-craft.html

Happy 10th Birthday Bugaboo!

Day 7 of 7

This is the final day of Bugaboo 10th birthday bash and what is more perfect than a happy birthday card. I am using two images – Love Ewe and Ewe Rock by Bugaboo Stamps. I thought it would be cute to have him sing happy birthday. I used Copic markers and I fussy cut the images and pop them up on my card.

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Catch the Bug Challenge Day Seven – Bugaboo’s 10th Birthday Bash – Down on the Farm – Photo Challenge – http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2020/01/day-seven-bugaboos-10th-birthday-bash.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+CatchTheBugChallengeBlog+%28Catch+The+Bug+Challenge+Blog%29

As You Like It Challenge – January 16th Anything Goes – http://asyoulikeitchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/01/anything-goes.html

Seize the Birthday #181 Stencils – http://seizethebirthday.blogspot.com/2020/01/seize-birthday-181-stencils.html

Outlawz Twisted Thursdays January 16th to 29th Twist: “First Embellishment ever used” – http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/prismaandothermediums/forum/topics/twisted-thursdays-january-16th-to-29th-twist-first-embellishment

My Type of Day

Day 6 of 7

My type of day would look like this too. Just relaxing in the grass and enjoying the sunshine. The image is called “Cow Pile” by Bugaboo Stamps. The challenge is using a color theme.

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Catch The Bug Challenge Day Six- Bugaboo’s 10th Birthday Bash – Down on the Farm – Color Challenge – http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2020/01/day-six-bugaboos-10th-birthday-bash.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+CatchTheBugChallengeBlog+%28Catch+The+Bug+Challenge+Blog%29

Crafty Creations Challenge January #405 Anything Goes – http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com/2020/01/january-challenge-405-anything-goes.html