Monday, July 12, 2010

Karens Doodles Challenge 18 - Christmas in July

This week at Karen's Doodles Challenge blog we have a fun challenge - Christmas in July.  For my card, I chose to use Karen's Bigsby's Christmas Wish.


Again, before printing my image, I created the background in Adobe Photoshop Elements, so I just had to color the rest of the image. I love the gradient look to the background.
Copics used:
Bigsby - E41, E42, R20
Hat - R59
Quilt - V91, G12, BG11
Matchbox - E51, E55, R46, B12
Dream Bubble - B000 and blender pen
Cheese - Y00
Candle - YG25
Flame - Y00, Y38
Spool - E25
Thread - W1
Needle - C2
Tree - G40
Presents - YR23, B12, R59

I used Sparkly Fluff on the had band and tassel.  The striped DP is from the Christmas Mint collection by SEI.  The dotted and candy paper is from the Merrymint collection by American Crafts.  Finished size is 6" square.

Won't you please join in on the fun? You could win....

1st Place - 3 Digi stamps of your choice from Karen's Doodles
2nd Place - 2 Digi stamps of your choice from Karen's Doodles
3rd Place - 1 Digi stamps of your choice from Karen's Doodles

Winner's are chosen with Random.org. You must use a Karen's Doodles image and you must follow the theme. Be sure to visit the Challenge blog to see what the rest of the design team has created.

Challenges:
No Time To Stamp - Christmas in July
Fussy and Fancy Challenge - Christmas in July
Cards for Men - Christmas
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - Christmas in July
Simple Doodles - Holiday Fun
ABC Christmas - N is for Noel
Christmas Cards All Year Long - Anything Goes

16 comments:

Viv said...

Aww I wish I was as clever as you Sandy. I haven't a CLUE with photo editing programmes! Just look at this gorgeous card! Totally seamless and coloured perfectly. A real stunner!
Hugs Viv xxx

Anonymous said...

This is so cute. Wish I could do all the things you do on the computer. As always the papers and the colors in the picture are just right. Edna

Silke Ledlow said...

Karen your X-mas card is super cute!!! The image is darlin' and I love how you created the BG color with Photoshop...very clever :)!!!

Thank you for playing the FTTC with us!!! Hugs ~S~

downrightcrafty said...

Hi Sandy
oh I do love this everything about it. The image is absolutely perfect for our challenge at Winter Wonderland, thanks for sharing and playing along with us this week. Hope to see you back on Friday for some more fun
Hugs Kate xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Sandy, wow love that image youve coloured it so beautifully. Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men, good luck with the challenge. With hugs Shirleyxxxx

Samantha said...

lovely card sooo cute totally love it! tehheee.. thanks for joining in with us at the ABC Christmas challenge :0) hope to see you again hugs Samantha :0)

Makiko Jones said...

Super wonderful card, Sandy!! I love the image you used and your coloring...beautifully done!
Thank you for playing along the FTTC with us.

Linda said...

What beautiful holiday card....your coloring on the image is just perfect!!
Thank you for joining us at Simple Doodles...hope to see you for the next challenge!!
Linda - DT Simple Doodles

Deb Neerman said...

This is fabulous!

Thanks for joining us in this week's Stamp Simply "Christmas in July" challenge!

Annie said...

a fabulous Noel card and I love the cute fun mouse! thank you for sharing with us on the ABC Christmas Challenge blog.
hugs, annie x

Rosemary said...

Fantastic card, love the sweet image! Also, the fluff on the hat band and pompom is so cute!

Helen said...

Cute card!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Patricia St Martin said...

Just love your card. How fun, Christmas in July! Wonderful layout. Cute image. Thanks for joining us at Donna's Den of Crafts. Good luck on the challenge.

Clarky J said...

Fabulous card! Thats a brilliant image!thanks for joining us at WW this week x Janet

Tip Top said...

Fantastic image - so fun! Thanks for joining in with the Simple Doodles Challenge - hope you to see you again next time!

Trish Hughes said...

way too cute, thanks so much for playing along with SD.
Trish