Sunday, July 7, 2013


Welcome to another fortnightly challenge at


This time we are being sponsored by 

Dr Digi's House of Stamps

Dr. Digi's House of Stamps

Our challenge is "CHRISTMAS IN JULY"

I love Christmas.  It's the best and most wonderful time of the year.  Everyone just seems a bit nicer at Christmas and we get to celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ.  So doing a Christmas in July challenge just brings a bit of that miracle time of year 6 months early.

For this challenge I am using the image "Lonely This Christmas" from Dr. Digi's House of Stamps.  Such an adorable stamp!  I've never been very good at white so this was a bit of a challenge for me.  I hope I did OK.  I colored with Copic markers and added some Glossy Accents to the glasses and the stick arms (just to give a bit of stability) then added a bit of Liquid Applique` to the ball on top of his cap.  The sketch I used comes from Sketch N Stash.

Everything I used was in my stash and some of it over a year old.  It's nice when you can use these things up.  The papers I used are from Martha Stewart, Bazzill and Trimgym (paper piecing on his shorts).  The snowflakes are Reflections, corners are Momenta, pearls from Kaiser Craft and Tim Holtz Distress Ink.  I created the sentiment on Word.  

I do hope you will visit all the amazing creations we have made for you at Crafting When We Can and remember we love to hear from you so all comments are very appreciated.

Challenges entered:

The Squirrel and the Fox #47 - Christmas in July
Simon Says - Anything goes
Bearly-Mine #93 - Anything goes
Shelly's Images - Christmas in July
Crafty Hazelnut's #132 - Christmas card suitable for a child
Digi Design - Paper piecing
Desert Islands - 1, 2, 7, 8, 10
Stamp & Create - Christmas in July

Thanks for visiting and have a spectacular day!


Amanda said...

Gorgeous Card, thanks for joining us at Shelly's Images.

hugs Amanda
Shelly's Images DT

The Little Stamper said...

What a festive and beautifully coloured card - I love it! Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine this week.

Sharon x

Darlene said...

What a fun image and I love your choice of colors/design! Great job! Thanks so much for joining our "Anything Goes – Christmas In July Edition" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
Shelly's Images Design Team

Unknown said...

This card made me smile! Love the images and you did a great take on the sketch! Adorable Christmas card...thanks for joining us over at The Squirrel and The Fox!

~@ngie~ said...

fantastic card... love the image & the Dp's... great colours :)

Thanx for joining in with us over at Sketch N Stash... good luck :)

hugz Angie xXx

Janet - aka stacky said...

Fantastic card, the image is fabulous, I really must not be on the last minute with my cards this year, you are very organised.
Thank you for joining in the fun with us at Sketch N Stash x

Laney said...

Fabulous xmas card the fun image too, Thanks for joining us at BMC this week

Suzanne C said...

Fun as can be! Great card! Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

Hazel said...

What a sweet card - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge 132 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for July - I'd love to see it there too. x

Ally said...

It looks fantastic, love the wonderful creation of yours!
Thanks a lot for joining us at Sketch N Stash this time!
xoxo, Ally

Wendy said...

Great card, fab paper piecing...Thanks for joining us at Di's Digi Designs Challenge this fortnight.
Wendy xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card, I like the fun image and the colours, Thanks for joining in with us at Sketch N Stash, Good Luck.
Kevin xx

Samantha Ball - aka (Craftychick74) said...

Great Christmas card. I love the DP you have used.

Thanks for joining us at The Squirrel and The Fox this fortnight.

Happy Crafting
Sam said...

Perfect card for this fun image!! I'm a new follower. ~ Blessings, Tracey