Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Christmas in July

Hi, everyone!  I'm still on my blog break but I'm popping in quickly to join a few of the "Christmas in July" challenges. The one that inspired me most is the CASE-ing Christmas challenge and blog hop.

I really don't have any crafty mojo right now, but for this challenge, I only needed to CASE a previous non-Christmas card of my own.  That is something I could do!  I won this adorable penguin called Finn's Scarf from Beccy's Place last month (thank you, Beccy!).  He is just so cute!  I coloured him with Prismacolor pencils, fussy-cut, and popped up with foam tape.


I followed the design of the card that I CASE'd, originally posted here.  


The washi tape and sequins are from my stash, and the stamped sentiment is an older wood-mount from Plaid.  


I would like to join the following challenges:  Beccy's Place Christmas in July UE; Card Mania AG 1/3; CASE-ing Christmas Christmas in July; Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Snow or Glitter (see glitter washi tape)1E; Clique Kits AG 1/3; Come and Get It Christmas in July 1/3; Craft Your Passion AG 1/3; Crafting by Designs July AG 1/3; Crafts Galore Encore Use a Stamp or Digi 1/3; Crafty Calendar Crafty Christmas in July 1/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Deck the Halls (see "boughs of holly" washi tape) UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra July UE; Creative Fingers AG 1/3; Digi Designs Celebrations (Christmas) 1/3; DL.ART July Linky UE 1/day; DL.ART Christmas in July 1/3; Doodle Pantry Ants in My Pantry July 1E; Emerald Faeries Christmas in July 1/3; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Kitty Bee Christmas in July 1/2; Let's Craft and Create Butterflies or Birds 1/3; Little Claire's Digi Holiday Theme (Christmas) 1/3; Little Scrap Pieces Show it Off Saturday 1E: MFT Summer School  Lesson 7 - Color Theory: Complimentary Colors; Mod Squad Quick and Easy UE (TOP 3)Not Just Cards July UE; One Sweet Challenge Christmas in July UE; Paper Creators Crafts Christmas in July 1/3; Penny's Paper-crafty AG 1/3; Quirky Crafts Quirky Christmas in July 1/3;  Robyn's Fetish Birds 1/3; Send a Smile 4 Kids Bright Colours 4 Kids 1/3; Simon Says Stamp Monday AG 1/5; Sister Act (Cards Only) AG UE; Stamping Sensations Feature a Creature 1/3; Sweet Stampin' Christmas in July 1/2; Sweet Stamps Blog Traditional Christmas Colours 1/E; The 12 Months of Christmas Link-up July Optional Ornaments 1/3; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment; Your Scrapbook Place AG 1/3

Thank you for looking at my card! Back to my blog break now!  I will return on July 29 with a special scheduled post and I'll be announcing my candy winners on July 30. Wishing you a joyful day!




67 comments:

Liz said...

What a cute penguin! Great card and I love how you've used the washi tape. xx

StephC said...

Your cards are adorable! Love the butterfly and colors on the first, and the penquin is so cheerful on the CASE'd card. So glad you joined us for our CASEing Christmas in July blog hop! :)

scrAPpamondo said...

Tha Dha! :D You are too much creative to be distant from your blog for one whole month, Kitty!! :D
You self-CAS is just a cutie!!! I don't know which of the two cards is the most beautiful, they are really lovely both! This penguin is adorable!! Love the design of these card, with the washi tapes in diagonal and the three sequins!! Very beautiful Christmas CAS today!

scrAPpamondo said...

Your self-CASE,... not you self-CAS!.... I have written badly!

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.
Mags
x

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi your cards are gorgeous. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge 19 Use a stamp or a digi somewhere. Hugs Jackie DT

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Miss KT! I'm sorry "things" are not going so well just now. Please know I am thinking of you and wishing good days to return soon. In The meantime, this card is not only darling, but really great casing as well! xo

Kuni said...

Wonderful cards, i love the little Penguin.
Hugs
Kuni

Bunny said...

A really cute card. Love the sequins and the washi tape. I really love that you fussy cut it out. My hero when anyone fussy cuts. Thanks for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny- DT

Hazel said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Let’s Craft and Create challenge 103, Hazel, DT – hope to see you again soon - thanks also for entering this into both of my CHNC challenges - hope to see you again soon. x

Andrea W said...

Super cute penguin card!

Lynne K said...

I love your cheery penguin! Must find some of that Christmas washi tape too! Thank you for sharing your gorgeous card with us at Stamping Sensations.

Lynne

Debbie said...

Very sweet card, thank you for entering this week at Sweet Stampin'. Debbie X

Lisa said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! The penguin is so sweet!! I love how you used the washi tape!! I hope you are enjoying your break my friend!! I was happy to see your name pop up on my reader!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

jimlynn said...

LOVE that design and your cute cards! The penguin is adorable. I'm going to be CASEing this for sure!
Hope you're enjoying your break.
Lynn

Mynn Kitchen said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this fabulous CASE of yourself, Kitty! The patterns you used are wonderful--and that penguin is DARLING! Thank you so much for joining in our "Christmas in July" blog hop and DT call at CASE-ing Christmas! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Tenia Nelson said...

Wonderful cards!!

Sherry said...

Cute Penguin Card ... Thanxx For Playing With Us This Week At Robyn's Fetish ..
Good Luck
Sherry @ RF DT

Becca Cruger said...

A brief Kitty appearance! And what an adorable appearance it is! This penguin is perfectly colored and your design is super cute.

DIANA L. said...

Glad you got to pop in and get a little craft going. I love it. Keep enjoying your break. I do miss seeing you on your regular basis
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #160 “Christmas in July” Challenge. Have a blessed day
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

DIANA L. said...

I was so excited to see you posting I forgot to say how absolutely adorable your card is. Love the penguin and the sequin sparkle- I'm kind of into sequins right now.

Céline said...

really gorgeous
thanks for playing with us at di's digi
hugs
céline

Beccy said...

Great card Kitty, you did a fabulous job CASEing your non-Christmas card (which is gorgeous too!) You've done an excellent job colouring the image, the colours are so rich and vibrant, particularly on his scarf. I love the way you've used the washi tape too. Well done!
Cheers,
Beccy

KraftyKoolKat said...

So cute Kitty. Really sweet and adorable. Sorry short comments but hubby is very ill.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Donna said...

So glad to see you stop in with a post Kitty! This was the challenge that helped me get a bit of mojo back. Both of your cards are fabulous, as always! Take care, Donna

Pat said...

Awesome CAS card, and kudos to you for starting your Christmas card stash early. Thanks for joining us at Your Scrapbook Place challenge blog.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Love this cute penguin. What a fab design and the washi is fabulous. Thanks for playing along with the Sweet Stampin' crew for our 'Christmas in July' challenge. Look forward to seeing more of your gorgeous creations. Hugs, Wends x Sweet Stampin' DT

Pamellia Johnson said...

Very sweet cards Kitty. Hope you are well on your little break. hugs :)

Joyce Erb said...

Really cute cards. Thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge

Ema M said...

Cute! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
Ema
IDCB Owner

Debbie said...

Fun card! I love the penguin and the LO of your card!!
Thanks for playing along with us at Doodle Pantry's AIMPDC 7!!

Aliza said...

What a cute little penguin!

cotnob said...

It's nice to see you Kitty, your card is fabulous such a cute penguin and lovely Christmas colours,
Pauline
x

Daen'Ys said...

Love this beautiful CASE, Kitty! - Super cute this penguin and the washi fits really well with him! Thanks for joining us at the CASE-ing Christmas in July Blog Hop.
Rosi x

Snoopy said...

Absolutely adorable! Love the way you used the washi tape. Thanks so much for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge. Hope to see you again on the next challenge!

Hugs,
Snoopy :D​

Meihsia Liu said...

Your cards are so adorable. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

Bad Kitty said...

Gorgeous cards
hugs

Lori said...

That's smart to case one of your cards and turn it into Christmas. Your card is adorable!

Donna Nuce said...

Adorable penguin and I love the card you CASEd! Thanks for joining us at CASE-ing Christmas.

Sue said...

Gorgeous card! And thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge hugs Sue DT xxx

Susan Renshaw said...

Super card!! Thanks for sharing with Creative Fingers!

Craftdee said...

Great card! I never think to use the (stacks!) of washi tape I have in my stash... this looks fab!! Thanks for "Celebrating" with us in our Di's Digi Designs "Celebrations" challenge. Hope you can join us next time too Donna

Jennifer {jennifer-g} said...

So cute! I love the strips and the 3 perfect sequins. Thanks for sharing it with us at Kitty Bee's Aloha Friday Challenge!
Jennifer, DT

brenda said...

Great card Kitty (rather belatedly I'm afarid) and perfect for our theme at Stamping Sensations, many thanks for joining in.

B x

Colette said...

Fab card Kitty, I love penguins so this cute chap has made my day, thanks for playing along at the Paper Creator Christmas in July challenge, good luck, hugs, Colette xx

aussie aNNie said...

Thanks for joining in our Christmas in July challenge with your lovely design and gorgeous image....
{One Sweet Challenge DT Member}

Caroli Schulz said...

Lovely card, the penguin one is my fav, so cute!
Thank you for playing along with us at Clique Kits :)

Asha said...

Adorable! Love the penguin ... tooo cute!
hugs Asha

Jo Ann said...

Very, very cute cards. Love the simple yet effective lay-out partnered with awesome images. We are blessed that you joined our Challenge last week at Word Art Wednesday. There's still time to link your project for this week's Challenge before we begin a new one in a couple of days. Hope you come back! Leaving you with the inspiration of God's Word in 1 Thessalonians 5:9-10 to remind us of this, "For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him." Have a wonderful week!

Hugs always,
JO ANN
http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

I'm just a simple gal said...

Lovely cards. Thanks for playing along with CK!

Donna Espiritu said...

cute card! thanks for playing along with ck!

Monika Reeck said...

Kitttyyyy I miss your visit really
I guess you come back dear
may I tell you..your encouragement always so meaningfull for me
but now I want to tell about your card
that butterfly is cute and I know it was also winner on challenges
and your CASE ing is super great idea too great add of sequin and lovely washi tape you have too
the pengin is way to cuteee and he looks tired Kitty
let him sleep beside your cat Kitty..
miss you and hope you come back soon
hugs, Monika

Colortypes Sophie said...

Such adorable cards! Thanks for playing along at Clique Kits!

cohenna said...

Beautiful :) thank you for joining us at CASE-ing Christmas

Ellen said...

I love your CASE! I never think to use diagonal stripes but I do love how they look! The penguin is just adorable! I'm so happy you joined us for the Doodle Pantry AIMPDC! I hope you will join us again soon.

Ileana A. said...

Lovely CAS card! I love design!
Thanks for playing at Card Mania Challenge.
Ileanaxx

Mariah Hechler said...

These are such cute cards!

Taunya Butler said...

Love this - such a cute card that you chose to CASE - and the Christmas version is so adorable and extremely well done!!! So glad I got to see this fun card!!!

Julie Odil said...

Great card -- Love that penguin! Thanks for joining the 12 Months of Christmas Link Up. Julie, DT member

Ameera Craft said...

Cute! I love it! Thank you for joining us at Lets Craft & Create Challenge. Mary DT x

scrapfantazje said...

Beautiful:) Thanks for sharing it with us for Card Mania Challenge.
Good Luck!
Marzena DT

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Rocky said...

Thank you for joining us at CHNC Extra and CASE-ing Chrsitmas with such a cute card.

Jo said...

Aw Kitty that penguin is adorable & love the washi tape. Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar this month & good luck!
hugs Jo x
Dt

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You can find my candy here
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Allie Stewart said...

Adorable as always, that washi is awesome!

Silvis Kreativstube said...

Hi Kitty
all your three cards are so gorgeous and so sweet. Thanks for joining us in Imagine That Digis by Kris Challege. Congratulation on your win. Hugs Silvi

Barb said...

What a sweet little penguin. I love that Christmas washi tape. Love how you've used it. Barbxx