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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Stella Says Sketch For Xmas In July

It's time for another Christmas in July mini challenge at Catch The Bug! Whoo Hoo! Are you enjoying the week long festivities, so far?  We hope you are!  Today's theme is a sketch, and the DT has had a blast with it.  Affectionately known, as the Stella Says Sketch challenge, but this time around, we're thinking Christmas! Remember, there are prizes up for grabs from Bugaboo Stamps, so be sure to play along!  Oh, and don't forget, there are mini challenges every day for the next week, so check back every day to see the latest theme!  There are some wonderful grand prizes for those of you who play in every challenge during the Christmas In July!

Today, I've used the sketch to create a fun Christmas card, perfect for the guys, using the image JJ Christmas - Candy Cane, from Bugaboo Stamps. JJ is colored with Promarkers. I used a mix of Christmas paper and Polka dots, from my stash.  This image just cries out for polkda dots, to me!  And who says we can't do polka dots on a male card!  I mean, afterall, JJ is just perfect for the guys with her sexy self! LOL.  I used buttons, recycled from old clothing, as embellishments.  The sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set by Stampin' Up, and punched with the word window and modern label punches.  The faux stitching was added using a white opaque pen by Inksentials.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Your best Stay In The Lines Coloring at Great Impressions
Royal Digi Challenge #10: Anything Goes at The Scrapbooking Queen
Christmas in July at Can You Digi It
Challenge #91 One Stamp at Scrapbook Sisters
Favorite Embellishment (Buttons) at Totally Stampalicious
Challenge #26 Ho Ho Ho Christmas at Crafter's Companion Monthly
Challenge #22 Christmas In July at Hooked On Craft Challenges
TSG164 Sewing and Stitching at There She Goes Clear Stamps
Challenge #84 Christmas In July at Lollipop Crafts
CCH#24 Christmas In July at The Crazy Challenge
TPE156 Christmas In July at The Pink Elephant
Challenge #1 Anything Goes at The Crafty Bloggers Network
Linky Party #97 at Make It Monday
Challenge #11 For Men at Always Crafting
Challenge #18 Anything Goes at Tammy's Scrappin' Corner
Christmas In July at Crafty Sentiments
Christmas In July at Ladybug Crafts Ink
Challenge #80 One For The Men at Top Tip Tuesday
Challenge #11 For Men at Always Crafting
PTT#76 Let's Get Punchy at Party Time Tuesdays
Challenge #106 Hot Colors at Tuesday Throwdown
PWC214 Try A New Technique (Faux Stitching) at Paper Pretties
Challenge #92 Stitching at Crafts And Me Challenge #125 Circles (Polka Dots) at I Love Promarkers
Challenge #178 Free For All at Crafty Creations
One Stamp at Scrapbook Sisters
Challenge #43 Christmas In July at Divas By Design
Let's Hear It For The Boys at Sisterhood of Crafters
Day 136: Roll The Dice ( I rolled Snake Eyes = 2) at 365 Cards
Challenge #36 Christmas In July at Creataliicous
Challenge #125 Lots of Layers at Totally Papercrafts
It's Christmas at Totally Gorjuss
Challenge #100 Christmas In July at 2 Sisters
Challenge #122 Anything Goes at One Stitch At A Time
Challenge #116 Christmas In July at Robyn's Fetish
Challenge #21 Christmas In July at Go Fish Challenge


  1. Ha! This image gives me the giggles! She looks worn out from all the holiday festivities. You brought her to life beautifully! Thanks for sharing with us at Great Impressions Stamps!

  2. Really cute, Sammi! I don't know where to start -- DT hats, I guess. :-D Thanks for playing in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week and in the "Hot Colors" challenge at Tuesday Throwdown. Also, I'm loving all the great inspiration I'm finding while being a GDT at Catch the Bug this month, and I love popping by to see what you've done. I always find inspiration here. :-D
    NanaConnie DT/GDT

  3. Such a fun christmas image and love the colours. Thanks for joining us at LCI challenge this month.
    Diane xx

  4. Hi. Fun image & a lovely card. Thanks for joining us this week at I ♥ Promarkers.
    Tine :)

  5. Oh my gosh ... is it Christmas in July time already?? This is ADORABLE! 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'

  6. Such a fun card!! Thanks for joining us this week at There She Goes.

  7. Love the sparkle on her dress and your coloring is fantastic! Wonderful DP.

    Thanks for joining us as Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Vicky

  8. I am so pleased you
    decided to join us for our Challenge.
    Hugs, Founder and Owner of Tammy's Scrapin Corner, Tammy Ortiz

  9. Another great card! Thanks for sharing!!

  10. Great card, love the papers & layout!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Divas this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  11. Fabulous card...Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
    Wendy xx

  12. He he he, so funny! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments :)

  13. Super sassy card. Lovely colouring too. I'm just getting started on my xmas cards!! Seems way too early, but since we don't have any summer here it seems appropriate to be diecutting snowflakes!!

    Annette - Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for Top Tip Tuesday.

  14. this is just gorgeous bless you for playing at Creatalicious this month hugs Cherylxxxxx

  15. What a fun card :) Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge hugs Rebecca

  16. Super FAbby, love the colouring, great job!
    Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts this month. Good Luck!~
    -Sony -- LC-DT

  17. Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me. Hugs...Mona

  18. Great card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at 2 Sisters this week.

  19. great card, thanks for sharing it with us at RObyn's Fetish Challenge.


  20. Great card, love the colours, thanks for joining us at the Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge

  21. Fab card. Love the image and layout. Thank you for joining us at 2 Sisters this week. Hugs, Jill x

  22. So cute! She's an elf with attitude :-) Thanks so much for playing at the Go Fish Challenge!

  23. What a fun and funky card - I love that image! :lol:

    Thanks for joining in with the challenge at OSAAT this week.


  24. great card sammi.fab fun image and i love your colours.
    thanks for joining in my stitching challenge at Crafts and Me :D

    xx coops xx

  25. great card, love it. thanks so much for joining us at the crafters companion blog challenge this month, good luck xx louise

  26. Gorgeous card! Your image is fabulous with great colouring :)

    Many thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge over at OSAAT & hope to see you back again soon.

    Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

  27. An awesome holiday creation! Great job on this - love the papers :) Thanks for playing along with The Sisterhood of Crafters for our Let's Hear It For The Boys Challenge!

  28. Adorable and sexy Christmas card! Thanks for playing at Go Fish Challenges! :)Amy