Friday, July 24, 2020


Hello and welcome back to my blog, my friends!  Today is the final day of Bugaboo's Christmas in July event for 2020.  I don't know about you, but I have had a great time sharing a whole bunch of Christmassy Bugaboo goodness with you all!  And with today being Friday (YAY!), another freebie is available for you to grab:

We're also doing a color challenge today, with all the pretty colors in a watermelon.  Here's my card!

I had fun coloring up this little lady.  This image is called Knobby Knees Christmas Sack.  She looks like she is a very good Santa's helper, and we know he needs plenty of help during the Christmas season!
The background is one that I made while I was playing around with my Distress Oxides not too long ago.  I don't know if you'll be able to tell that it is all kinds of shimmery, as I sprayed it with Perfect Pearls mixed with water.  IRL, it is SO PRETTY! I added the image panel, which was cut using a Spellbinders classic circle die, on top of another die cut circle cut from dark red card stock.  I offset the circles to echo the whimsy of the image, and I also cut them even with the inked panel.  As usual, I colored using alcohol markers, and added the Star Dust Stickles to the white parts of her hat, the snowflake, and the polka dots on the one present. 


CHNC #500:  ATG Christmas
Double Trouble #62:  Christmas in July (3/4)
CHN Patterned Paper:  ATG using patterned paper
The Holly and Ivy #75:  ATG Christmas (2/3)
Polkadoodles #30:  ATG (1/2)

Well, that's the end of Bugaboo's Christmas in July week!  I can't believe how quickly the time has gone by!  I hope you all were inspired, and had a chance to join in the fun!  Well, you do have until midnight Sunday the 26th to participate, so if you missed any challenges, you still have time!!!  Until next time my friends,

Take Care, and God Bless!



  1. Super cute Marie! Love the smooshed background!!! I bet it is so much pretty IRL with all that shimmer!

  2. This helper is a very busy little girl, adorable and great coloring and love your distressed oxide ink background, very pretty color. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

  3. Gorgeous card!
    Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Hester DT

  4. Oh I love it!!! That backing is stunning. Wonderful card!!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's and good luck with your entry! :)
    ~ DT Saphron
    Lemon Biscuit

  5. What a beautiful card for the last Bugaboo challenge. Thankyou to you and the team for the inspiration you gave throughout the whole week.

    Thank you very much for your lovely card and entering it into our challenge and good luck with the prize draw.

    Stay healthy, happy, keep crafting and Creating Joy :)

    Mandy ♥

    DT for The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up!

    Made By Mandy – My personal Blog!

  6. I love how you added that adorable pink into the Christmas colors! Absolutely adorable card. Thanks for playing with us at Double Trouble! :)

  7. Beautiful card, Marie! Live your distress oxide background! Thank you for sharing your creative talents with us at Double Trouble! - Donna

  8. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the 12 months of Christmas cards link up, A Bit More Time to Craft and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge. Hope to see you again next time.



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