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Sunday 12 July 2015

Christmas in July reminder time

I was late again, I am late again - but here I am at last. It has been a hectic week, (It was my Big Birthday Tuesday and we went out last weekend and on the actual day in the evening, and have still been driving to visit mother in law then sorting things out for her return home tomorrow, and making a late card for my Daughter in Law) they all seem like that recently. How did I have time to go to work?
Over at Quirky Crafts we are playing Christmas in July, and we have three lovely sponsors, Crafty Ribbons, Bugaboo and Limited Runs.

My first card features an image from Limited Runs called Trees on a Cupcake, I thought I would coloure these in modern colours with my Promarkers - I think my bright green is running out because I use it so much.
I die cut the image and panel behind with Spellbinders card creator dies. The ribbon is one of the exclusive ones from Crafty Ribbons.
I added some Ice Stickles glitter glue which is still wet here.

 This cute image is called Puppy - enough reindeer from Bugaboo, he comew with the sentiment and together they make a very cute card. Just look at the tears welling up in his eyes because he can't be a reindeer!
 I coloured the image with Promarkers and a gold pen for the bells. Again this is die cut with Spellbinders Card Creator dies. The paper was a freebie with a magazine. The ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons.

From Bugaboo comes Stella - Merry Christmas not Happy Holidays, I find Stella (and Gus) so very amusing, I hope the recipient of this card does too! This is an 8" X 8" scalloped card blank, but all the images for all 4 cards were cut out the same size with Spellbinders card creator dies, and yet they are all on different size card blanks. I coloured Stella with Promarkers, the papers are by My Mind's Eye (the top paper with little house scene) and Papermania, and the "Keep Calm" ribbon is a Crafty Ribbons exclusive which seemed perfect with the sentiment.

My last card features another of the Limited Runs cupcakes, this one is called Snowman on a Cupcake lol. Again I coloured it with Promarkers, die cut it with Spellbinders card creator dies and added Ice Stickles which are still wet here. There are 3 different ribbons from Crafty Ribbons on my card. The spotty paper is by My Mind's Eye.
I added three buttons to the side, I just thought I would, maybe I need some the other side too.

Come on over to Quirky Crafts Challenge blog to see some more wonderful examples and to play along and maybe win some great prizes.

I've entered a few challenges, different cards into different challenges so none of them breach the numbers rule:
Papertake Weekly - Christmas in July (Tues)
Passion for Promarkers - fancy that - Snowman on a cupcake (Tues)
Tuesday Throwdown - no patterned paper
Addicted to Stamps - make your mark (Wed)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - furry creatures
Creative Fingers = #87 Anything goes (Fri)
Daring Card Makers - no black, no neutral Trees on a Cupcake (Fri)
Creative Card Crew - die cuts (Tues 21st)
Digi Chooseday - Christmas in July (Jul 28th)
The Ribbon Girl - any image (Jul)

Challenges won:

Catch the Bug - Christmas in July Jingle all the way 


  1. Beautiful projects , I like the image of the dog !!!

  2. I just love that Bugaboo pup image and the sentiment fits him perfectly. Thank you so much for joining our CIJ challenge at Catch the Bug.

  3. The Puppy image is one of my favorites. You have done a really nice job with it. And, Stella always makes me laugh. Your projects are darling. Thanks for joining us this week for our Christmas in July Challenge.

  4. So sweet and beautiful proyects Carol!

  5. Fabulous card Cazzy, your 'reindeer' dog is just adorable with a super design and colour combo!!

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining you with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  6. This is such a nice set of cards, they are funny and perfectly colored. Thank you for your entry to the Passion For Promarkers 'fancy that' challenge. Good luck in the draw and I hope we will see your amazing projects again.
    Anna xxx

  7. These are such fun Christmas cards
    Thanks for joining in with The Daring Cardmakers this week

  8. Loving the grumpy lady. Great Card! Thanks for joining us over at Creative Card Crew.


  9. Cazzy, all your cards are adorable, but for me, Stella is just perfect. Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday Challenges. Monica.-Dt.

  10. Wow you really have been busy. All beautiful cards, perfectly coloured and great designs and layouts. Thanks for entering our 'Fancy That' challenge at Passion for Promarkers this week, and good luck
    Eileen x

  11. Great makes! I particularly love the gorgeous non-traditional colours in the first card!
    Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday! Jane (DT) xxx

  12. Adorable cards!! Love them!! Thanks for playing with us at Addicted to Stamps and More!!

  13. Great make. Thanks for joining us in our Xmas in July challenge at Digi Choosday
    Anjie (Senior DT Team Leader)

  14. Wow you did great making three cards! I just love Stella But the Reindeer Dog is sooo adorable too, lol. Thanks for joining us for Christmas in July at Catch the Bug hope to see you for all the challenges! Dawn DT.

  15. Beautiful cards :) I love making Christmas cards this early :D

    jo x

  16. Great cards! Thanks for sharing with Creative Fingers!

  17. I loved them all Carol...am so happy to have found your blog...blessings.


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