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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Christmas Nativity

Hello everyone and welcome to a new challenge at Shelly's Images!  This time, we have the oh so popular theme of Christmas in July! And, what better way to get a head start on your Christmas cards, then by playing along?!  It is NEVER too early to start your Christmas cards, trust me!

Remember, our challenges now run approximately every two weeks.  New challenge start on the first and third Thursdays of the month, this gives you plenty of time to play along for your chance to win!

Oh, and while you are here, I wanted to tell that we're having a Christmas in July sale, at Shelly's Images!  To get your 50% off, use the code Christmas In July during checkout.  This is a great time to get all the images from the store that you've been wanting!

You aren't familiar with  the Shelly's Images Store?! Oh no, we have to remedy that! Click the link to be taken to the store so you can start your shopping and take advantage of the sale.  Lots of fabulous images there, to choose from!

My card uses the image nativity, from Shelly's Images, colored with Promarkers. I went with non traditional colors for my Christmas card and intentionally made it so that it could be used for a  male or female. The pearls are from my stash.  The sentiment is from Sentiments 4 You and is punched with oval and scalloped oval punches. My card layout uses the sketch at Fetch A Sketch

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Challenge #28 Sketch at Fetch A Sketch
Challenge #1 Anything Goes at The Crafty Bloggers Network
Royal Digi Challenge #10: Anything Goes at The Scrapbooking Queen
Challenge #26 Ho Ho Ho Christmas at Crafter's Companion Monthly
Challenge #22 Christmas In July at Hooked On Craft Challenges
Animals at Truly Madly Crafty
Show Your Best Coloring at Great Impressions
Challenge #36 Christmas In July at Creataliicous
It's Christmas at Totally Gorjuss
Challenge #100 Christmas In July at 2 Sisters
TSG165 Christmas In July at There She Goes Clear Stamps
Dust It Off (Papers, Pearls) at Incy Wincy
Christmas In July at Cards For Men
Challenge #128 Outdoors at Kaboodle Doodles
Linky Party #98 at Make It Monday
Christmas In July at Totally Stampalicious
Christmas In July With Something Red or Green (pastel Green pearls) at Clear It Out
Day #141: Delicate (Pearls) at 365 Cards
PSC41 Anything Goes (With A Sentiment) at The Perfect Sentiment
Challenge #158 Down On The Farm at Passion For Promarkers
Challenge #117 Anything Goes at Digi Doodle Shop's Best
Challenge #150 We're Celebrating at Hannah And Friends
Challenge #148 Christmas In July at Creative Belli Blog
Challenge #20 Penguins Or Animals (Reindeer) at Crimbo Crackers


  1. Lovely Christmas card hun...Thank you for sharing with us this week at Make it Monda...

  2. A wonderful card. Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy.
    Nikki F x

  3. Sweet card. Thanks for playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

  4. Wonderful Christmas in July card! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “Sports, Adventure, Outdoors & Hobbies” Challenge!

    Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz

  5. beautiful christmas card thanks for sharing at 2sisters this week good luck tracy x

  6. Love your Christmas card! Thanks for playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

  7. Fab Christmas card. Thank you for joining us at 2 Sisters this week. Hugs, Jill x

  8. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to come visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS! My entries are: #89, #90, #91, #151, #154, #155, #173, #254, #255 and #282.
    I would love to have you visit my blog!

  9. Didnt' think about Christmas when I chose this challenge theme, so your creation was a nice surprise! Thanks for playing along at PFP & good luck. Jane x

  10. This is beautiful card for Xmas, great take
    Thanks for joining us at 365cards!
    Michelle Looi

  11. This is so endearing, love it. Thank you so much for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges this time and good luck.


  12. awww another cutie!! what a gorgeous scene and I love how traditional it is too.
    thank you so much for playing along with us over on the fetch a sketch challenge blog
    hugs Lou xx

  13. Oh no a christmas card already....i'm not ready for the snow...great card, very elegant. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week..

  14. Fabulous card love that image and your gorgeous papers. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

  15. This is an adorable animal non traditional card for christmas. Love the design with the pearls and colouring too. Thanks for playing at Digi Doodle Shop Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back thursday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

  16. A pretty card!

    Thank you for joining our Hanna and Friends Challenge.


  17. Just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Love your creation. You have done a wonderful job staying with the Christmas theme. Thanks so much for joining us at Color Me Creative. I love seeing your creation. Good luck on the challenge. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Patricia

  18. this is lovely, thank you for playing along at the Clear it Out Challenge Blog

  19. Love the Christmas Nativity image, beautiful. Thanks for sharing on the Belli Challenge for Christmas In July.

  20. This is a precious and lovely card! Thanks for joining us at the Clear It Out Challenge!

    sandy's crafty creations

  21. what a lovely christmas card, thanks for joining us at cards for men, dont forget to check our draw and good luck,
    hugs sandra - design team,
    p.s we are having a summer break but please be assured we will be back soon. xxx