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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Have A Bright And Sunny Christmas

Whoo hoo, here we are, again, with another fabulous mini challenge at Catch The Bug, as we continue our Christmas In July celebration! This time, we are providing you the image, and we want you to use it to create a "Tropical Christmas."  The sky's the limit on how you interpet tropical.  It could be sand, beaches, fruity drinks, the ocean, a pool, or even just tropical colors!  Let's see you get "tropical" with us!  Hurry over and get your image so you can play along with us!  You don't want to miss out on the fabulous prizes from Bugaboo Stamps!

My card, today, is a tropical themed Christmas card, using Tropical Santa - Sand, from Bugaboo Stamps.  This is the freebie image for this challenge! Whoo Hoo!  He is colored with Promarkers.  Of course, his glasses needed to shine since he's stylin,' so I added shine to them with a clear glaze pen.  The top left and bottom right corners are embellished with rain dots.

The color inspiration came from this photo, from Just Inspirational Challenges:

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Royal Digi Challenge #10: Anything Goes at The Scrapbooking Queen
A Day at... The Beach at By The Cute And Girly
Challenge #1 Anything Goes at The Crafty Bloggers Network
Challenge #22 Christmas In July at Hooked On Craft Challenges
CIC55 Some Like It Hot (Colors) at Clearly I Stamp
CCH#24 Christmas In July at The Crazy Challenge
Christmas in July at Can You Digi It
Challenge #11 For Men at Always Crafting
PWC214 Try A New Technique (Masking - for sponging around image) at Paper Pretties
Challenge #125 Circles at I Love Promarkers
The Great Outdoors at Inky Impressions
One Stamp at Scrapbook Sisters
Let's Hear It For The Boys at Sisterhood of Crafters
Challenge #116 Summertime (Image) at Digi Doodle Shop's Best
Summer (Image) at Paper Crafting Journey
4CCC-98 Stripes at 4 Crafty Chicks
Challenge #163 Summer (Image) at C.R.A.F.T
Challenge #37 Photo Inspiration (Colors) at Just Inspirational Challenges
Rain Or Shine, I Must Design (Sunny Beach Weather) at Pixie Dust Studio Challenge
Challenge #26 Ho Ho Ho Christmas at Crafter's Companion Monthly
Challenge #36 Christmas In July at Creataliicous
Challenge #67 Photo Inspiration (Beach, Summer) at Fussy and Fancy
Challenge #48 Summertime (Beach/Summer Image) at Pattie's Creations
Challenge #125 Lots of Layers at Totally Papercrafts
It's Christmas at Totally Gorjuss
Challenge #100 Christmas In July at 2 Sisters
Fun In The Sun at Crafty Calender
Challenge #29 Kick Back And Relax at Pile It On
TSG165 Christmas In July at There She Goes Clear Stamps
Dust It Off (Papers, Rain Dots) at Incy Wincy
TPE157 Use Orange at The Pink Elephant
Challenge #128 Outdoors (beach) at Kaboodle Doodles
Challenge #24 Three Of Something (Three Papers) at Love To Create
Linky Party #98 at Make It Monday
Christmas In July at Totally Stampalicious
Challenge #14 Day At The Beach (Santa At Beach) at Can You Digi It
Challenge #29 Kick Back And Relax at Pile It On
Fun In The Sun at Crafty Calender
VSC #1 Summer Fun at V's Sweet Ideas


  1. Hi. Those are certainly bright and sunny colours on your Christmas card. Thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
    Tine :)

  2. Thanks for playing in our 'Summertime' Challenge #48, and for using a Digital OR Stamped image!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  3. I can't image celebrating Christmas in the Tropics (without snow) LOL, ... but I guess they do and this card is perfect! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'

  4. Wow, yes a tropical Christmas. Lots of lovely layers. Thank you for joining us at Totally Paper Crafts this week.

  5. Very cute card. Thank you for joining us for the Inky Impressions challenge this week. Good luck and I hope you will join us again soon. :o)

    Tonya ~ Inky DT

  6. Oh I love it!!! That Santa is as cute as it can be and your coloring is great!! Thank you so very much for joining The Scrapbooking Queen's Royal Digi Challenge!!!! :)

  7. Very cute! Thanks for joining us at Pixie Dust Studio this week!

  8. Your card is lovely. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

  9. What a fabby colourful card honey . Thanks for playing at Inky Impressions xx

  10. Super cute card, fabulous image. Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious for our challenge

  11. Fab card and Thanks for sharing with us at CRAFT this week

  12. Gorgeous fun card, I like the colours, Thanks for joining in with us at Hooked on Craft this month, Goon luck.
    Kevin xx

  13. lovely card, thanks for sharing with CRAFT this week, x carol

  14. YAY!! I'm not the only one using orange on a Christmas card, fabulous tropical scene, reminds me of our Christmas here in NZ...
    Thanks for joining in with us at Fussy and Fancy...

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  15. Cute Christmas in July card! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Kaboodle Doodles.

  16. Love the non-traditional theme of fun bright sunny colors on a Christmas! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “Sports, Adventure & Hobbies” Challenge!

    Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz

  17. fab card thanks for joining us at 2sisters this week good luck with the challenge tracy x

  18. Love your card!!!! Thanks for joining us at Love to Create Challenge!

  19. Wow very bright. Thanks for joining us at Love to Create. xxx

  20. What a super cool card! LOVE the colors--and your image is fabulous! LOL--it's hilarious! :)

  21. Fab card. Love the cute image and bright colourS. thank you for joining us at 2 Sisters. Good luck. Hugs, Jill x

  22. Fun, fun design papers and everything is so well coordinated -- thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pile it On Challenge!!

  23. What an awesome card! Love the image! Thanks for joining us at V's Sweet Challenge!

  24. Another wonderful card! LOOOVE the Summer Santa series. Just ordered one myself and can't wait to use it! Your card is perfect. :)

    Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!

  25. 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!

  26. Super cute!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!!

  27. HAHAHA! Such an awesome image of Santa :) Your papers are great! Perfectly colored, amazing manly creation :) Thanks for playing along with The Sisterhood of Crafters for our Let's Hear It For The Boys Challenge!

  28. This is so cute! I love your coloring and all of your added touches. Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
    Pattie ♥
    at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

  29. love his sunglasses! Thanks for joining us at V's Sweet Challenge!