Monday, 13 July 2015

Christmas in July...

...with Catch the Bug & Bugaboo Stamps.

This is a week-long event with a new challenge everyday.

Here are each of the daily challenges and I will add in the photo of my completed items as I finish them and get them uploaded. The day of the week in each challenge title will be linked up to the relevant post over at "Catch the Bug"...

Saturday, July 11 – A Theme Challenge - Jingle all the way 
I decided to decorate an old jingle snowflake decoration. The image was coloured with a mix of Copics, Distress Markers and Cosmic Shimmer Iridescent Watercolour paint. A recycled decoration ready for use this year at work.
Sunday, July 12 - Sketch

 This is my take on the sketch using a 6x6 pearl CS card blank, Turquoise Bazzill, Kraft card, Copics , Distress Markers, Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Pearl PVA and some adhesive gems.
Monday, July 13 - Color Challenge

The colour combo for this challenge was fabulous - so great being able to colour Santa in non-traditional colours. Another 6x6 pearl CS card blank, topped with some turquoise Bazzill and apple coloured PP. A matt of very dark blue holographic miri-card and the image coloured using Copics.

Tuesday, July 14 - New Release + Recipe Challenge:
3 Embellishments, 2 Designer papers, 1 Ribbon/Twine 
My 3 embellishments are 2 flowers and a diamanté buckle. The two designer papers were from my stash so I haven't a clue what brand they are and I used some jute ribbon. Do you think "JJ" is heating up another batch of mulled wine?
Wednesday, July 15 - Humor Me Wednesday + BINGO
I think this "JJ" image is so funny and perfect for a guys Christmas card. I used the bottom line from the Bingo card - Sparkly/glitter texture paste on the fur & bobble of the hat - Ribbon/jute Christmas ribbon - Snowflake/there is a snowflake in the place of the "O" of NOEL on the ribbon.
Thursday, July 16 - Oldie But Goodie + Photo Challenge 
This photo challenge had to have a Santa on the beach. A fairly simple card - kraft card blank, image coloured with a mix of Copics and Distress Markers and a hand cut palm tree. 
Friday, July 17 - Friday Freebie + Pick A Present Challenge
(Use the freebie & pick a present below for items to include on your project)

The image for this card should have been the "Friday Freebie" which was a super cute Rudolph but the was a bit of a glitch over at the Bugaboo site so we were told we could use any image as long as we still used the 'extras' that were from the present we had picked. I went with this sweet image as it contained stars and then I added some gems - my present was Stars/Image/Gems.
As each challenge is completed, I will link it up to the appropriate "In-linkz" section. So for this week, there will just be this post but it will be added to...ALL DONE

Why don't you play along too...(did you?)..................................................................


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Looks like a fun challenge

Virginia said...

Fabulous Toni - love it!

Stef H said...

busy are we? great colors and fab challenges. i need to get "back in the groove". mojo is still MIA - the little bugger - and i have an order for 100 xmas cards! o dear! i hate doing xmas in july, aug, sept, oct. LOL. maybe mojo has a twin hiding someplace near! wouldn't that be nice!

FB was down for me yesterday and drove me NUTS! talk about stress. do you know there is absolutely NO WAY to contact them? you have to use the help section. that sucks! anyway, i finally got back on about 8:30 p.m. at least the stress made me sleep good - LOL.

i hate FB.

have a great week.

hugs :)


Thanks for joining our CIJ at Bugaboo.
Jen L
Bugaboo DT

Redanne said...

You are right, the colour combo is fabulous and I love the cards you created, the images are such fun! Hugs, Anne xx

Jules said...

I don't know how you can think about Christmas at this time of year! It's obviously working for you though, your cards are looking fab!

Diane said...

My gosh these are all so adorable and love the sand snowman.

Hugs Diane

Lori said...

Wow - you've quite a collection of fun Christmas cards! Love the recycled ornament, too. I can't believe how quick time flies and that it will actually be Christmas very soon! You've got a great head start. Have a lovely weekend...

mulberry station said...

Fabulous cards. I love them all. Thanks for joining us this week for our Christmas in July Challenge.

Tammy Miller said...

Thanks so much for taking the time to play in our week long event! I love all of your projects and appreciate your support! Good luck!

Billie A said...

Great Jingle all the way card. I am so glad you joined us at Catch the bug for our CIJ challenges.. looks like you had a blast playing around and great cards. All of them.

Dawn Frost said...

WOW awesome job, I love all of the cards! Thanks for joining us for Christmas in July at Catch the Bug, good luck! Dawn Bugaboo DT

aussie aNNie said...

You sure have been busy and these are awesome display of the bugaboo{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Kathy said...

AMAZING! What a gorgeous collection of Bugaboo Christmas projects you've made. Love them all. Thanks for joining us at Bugaboo for our Christmas in July celebration!

Min said...

Fabulous projects! Thank you so much for playing along with our Christmas in July challenges. We hope you join us for our new challenges this week - promise we won't be short on inspiration!
Hugs & Happy Days!
Min - Asst. DT Coordinator