Friday, July 22, 2011

D2D Saturday Challenge on SATURDAY!!!

Hee, hee...with my vacation from work this last week I was actually able to get my Designed2Delight Saturday challenge sample done for the challenge day (and not just because I was hosting it!). So here it is...
This week's challenge is "Christmas in July with no red or green (except in the image)"...I really tried to do no red or green in the image too...but just couldn't color the palm trees anything but GREEN! Oh well! Even though I used these same palm trees on last week's card too, I love tropical Christmas cards and I think this one might become my Christmas card this year...which I'd better do now because after not getting any sent out for the last two years (except those that my mom let me sign to family and family friends), I think some family might be getting a bit disappointed in me! :) So what do you think?! Will this one work?!? It's a pretty easy tent card, with lots of Copic coloring, and a wee bit of sparkle on the stocking...not anything that should make it hard to mail, right?!

Here's the other challenges I was inspired by for this one:
1. A Spoon Full of Sugar - tags
2. Bearly Mine Challenges - tag your it
3. Catch The Bug Challenge Blog - Christmas in July
4. Challenge up your life - tent card
5. Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog - dry embossing: the brown layer is embossed with a swirl pattern
6. Creative Inspirations Challenge - xmas in July
7. Delightful challenges - Christmas in July
8. Eat Sleep Stamp - sketch: well, it's very loosely based on the sketch!
9. fun with shapes and more - Christmas in July: my something punch/cut are the dies cuts used for the image and the aperture
10. Jingle belles - oh HOLE-y night
11. OLLCB - tag it!
12. Paper Pretties - embossing
13. Simply Create - Christmas
14. The Crafty Pad - Christmas in July
15. The Crazy Challenge - Christmas in July

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you get a chance to play along in our Christmas in July challenge at D2D!


sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Kim

What a great card and how lucky you are to live where you do!

Thanks so much for joining us this week over at Creative Inspirations and good luck.


Ann Whitfield said...

It's fabulous Kim! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

DesigNeAl said...

I just love it!!
Thanks for joining us at Ooh la la with your fun tag card! We hope to see you again soon. DesigNeAl x

Maggie's Crafts said...

Thank you for taking part in CHRISTMAS IN JULY challenge at The Crafty Pad!

Your creation is beautiful!:)

So happy you've joined us!



Uh-Oh! This card is such a reminder that I better get busy and make airline reservations!!!
AND - looks like your elected to make the McD's Christmas cards this year!!! Better get busy!
Love, SAM aka MOM

JOAN said...

Extremely cute!!! I live in PR and this card is a super fun & cute idea for my Xmas cards ;)

Creations by Shirl said...

Hey Kim~
That is such a cute xmas card...luv it! happy weekend~

Ros said...

Beautiful, beautiful creation ... love the idea of the stocking between the trees ... thank you so much for joining in my challenge at JB

lauren bergold said...

oh wow♥WOW♥wow!!! what a fabulous card and a brilliant use of stamps, coloring, the aperture... and... well, EVERYTHING about this is utterly fantastic. how do i get on the list to receive one of these babies??! :) :) :)

Kelly said...

Oooooh love it! Thank you for playing along at The Craazy Challenge this week

SmilynStef said...

It certainly looks mailable to me ... and all of that coloring would be relaxing ... I say go for it ... or heck, make lots of different cards ... nothing says they all have to be the same ... so very glad you joined our jingle belles fun.

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Kim: Love your card. I KNOW it hard to do a Christmas anything with no red/green but yours is wonderful. Glad you could join us at Simply Create for our Christmas Challenge. PS We KNOW about Hawaii too--our Son,DIL and 2 Grandsonas live in Honolulu, and you're right: Hawaii is so beautidul--we never get tired ot Hawaii [and not just because of our Grands--ha!}

Simply Create Design Team Member

Lisa V. said...

Love your beachy Christmas card. This will add a little pop of color when everything is a sea of red and green. Beautiful card.

chilli pip said...

Love your beachy Christmas card with the reindeers in the background . Lovely card ,lovely tag thanks for playing at Ooh-La-la will be back to see more . x

sallysbitz said...

This is a brilliant Christmas card. Wish I was sitting under those palm trees Lol

Thanks for joining us this week @ Delightful Challenges & Good Luck x

hugs sally x

lisbeth said...

love your card, thanks for joining us at OLLCB

Dominique said...

What a sweet Card! Thank you for plaing along with us this week at the crazy Challenge, good luck, Dominique

Janet said...

Superb Christmas card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's.

Janet xx

Carol said...

Fabulous Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's this time and I hope we see you again soon. Carol DT x

Lorraine said...

Great scene! Works so well with the window.

June Houck said...

WOW! I love this Hawaiian Christmas scene card. Your work speaks for itself…fabulous.

Tracy said...

Oh my! This card is like a piece of tropical bliss. Love, love, love it! I almost forgot about the sketch I'm so in love with this card Kim. AWESOME job!!! There is so much depth to your card that I feel like I'm on the beach at Christmas!! Thank you for playing along with this weeks sketch.

Anne said...

What a fun idea, at first I thought you'd misread the challenge lol, great idea for a Christmas card! Thanks for joining the Creative Inspirations Challenge.

Scrapaddict said...

Love it! Thanks for playing Simply Create and good luck!

Faith S. said...

This card is amazing!! Each little detail makes such an impact! Wow!!

Sweet Fairy said...

Gorgeous card. So cute design. I want to try to design like this for the Plastic cards, if you don't mind. I really appreciate this.