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Saturday, 13 July 2013

It's Christmas...

...okay, it's Christmas in July over at Catch the Bug

To kick off the event, they are having a blog hop and by leaving a comment at each blog along the way you could be in with the chance of winning some goodies.

Today also sees the first of the challenges "Show us your Santa" - here's mine...

This is one of the Tropical Santa digis that I won last year.
Santa has been snorkelling so I wanted the background to have a watery feel.
The base card is a 6x6 white card blank that I swiped with a selection of blue Distress ink pads - broken china, tumbled glass and peacock feathers. I "scribbled" Glossy Accents all over and scattered clear/pearl sequins in a variety of shapes and sizes to give that watery sparkle.

Santa has been coloured with Spectrum Noir pens and then Stickles was applied to the 'fur' on his hat and the water.

It might seem strange making Christmas cards on one of the hottest days so far this year but I think it helped to inspire the theme and this will be one of the cards that I send to family or friends who live in parts of the world where Christmas takes place in their Summer.

This is the first challenge for the "Catch the bug - Christmas in July", I do hope you'll pop over to take a look at what other folk have produced and you never know...you might even want to take part too.................................................................

5 comments:

Suzy said...

That's fab Toni and I can't imagine what else Santa would have been doing on a hot afternoon like this!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Only 164 days Toni! ;)
I discovered this: http://www.yourchristmascountdown.com/ Thought you´d enjoy it.

Claireliz said...

I agree with Santa, splashing about is perfect in this weather,love the card.
C xx

Virginia said...

Toni that is fabulous and so apt at this time of year, love the watery look too!

scrappyjen said...

love it! hope you have a jolly week ahead, jenx