Sunday, July 17, 2011

Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas

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Hi, and welcome to our Christmas In July blog hop at Catch The Bug.  Wow, have you been drooling over all the stunning creations so far by our amazing designers, I know I have.  I hope you have hopped here from Lynda's blog, wasn’t her project amazing!  To start at the beginning of the blog hop go to CATCH THE BUG.

We have lots going on this week, from the blog hop, to mini challenges all week long, and don’t forget all the wonderful prizes Jodie is offering for the blog hop. Remember to leave a comment on each blog along the way, we (DT) will each be picking one person to win our Bugaboo stamp that we used on our cards/projects for the hop.  Good luck!

Brat Boy Elf

My Bugaboo Stamps image that is up for grabs is called “Brat Boy – Elf”.  He looks like he is taking a break from helping Santa get ready for Christmas!  I colored the image with Copics, then cut him out and layered him on cardstock.  I used the oval and scalloped Spellbinder dies for the layering.  The designer paper is from the Jovial Paper pad by Basic Grey.  The red panel and the Christmas tree were embossed with the Christmas folders by Cuttlebug.  I added some gold glitter to the bell on his hat.

Sue is your next stop along the way.  I hope you are enjoying your blog hop, and thank you for stopping by.

Marilyn

Challenges:

Fairy Knoll – Challenge #59 Christmas In July.

Inspire Me Fridays – Challenge #15 Anything Goes.

Simply Create – Challenge #48 Christmas Time.

Stamp Something – Christmas In July.

Stamping With The Dragon – Christmas In July.

Simon Says Stamp – Anything Goes.

Digi’s With Attitude – Challenge #32 Anything Goes.

73 comments:

  1. Marilyn--I LOVE your card! Such a cute layout with this image.

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  2. This is fantastico...I made up that word. So darn cute him sitting on the red strip....wonderful colors and layout.

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  3. Beautiful job!! I love your coloring!!
    TFS
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com

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  4. Pretty card...love the coloring on the elf. WOW

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  5. I just got this digi last week (so don't enter me for the drawing.) I just wanted to say I am in total and complete awe of your coloring. Do you have any video tutorials?

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  6. Beautiful! Love your colouring and the way he appears to be sitting on the red piece as well as the embossed tree! Well I guess I love everything! lol

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  7. I Love this! Love the torn paper, fabulous cut out image and great coloring.

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  8. Oh, wow.....I love this! You are an awesome artist!

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  9. Marilyn - I just LOVE this - the sentiment with the digi and papers are just FABULOUS!
    Hugs & Happy Days!
    ~Min

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  10. Great job Marilyn. Love the layout and the coloring is great. Melissa

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  11. Awesome card, Marilyn! I love the coloring of your image - wow! Super cute!

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  12. Lovely card - saw it on Inspire me Fridays x

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  13. Cool! yule for sure! this card is brilliant love it! love the texture too! Thanks for a great hop!
    hugs Samantha

    P.s I have candy on my blog too! xx

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  14. Ok - seriously Marilyn - your little guy is colored to PERFECTION - he should be in a magazine.....my jaw is still on the desk! lol I love every aspect of your card, the embossed tree on the side...........I just can't say enough about it! You da bomb girl!! Thanks for the fun hop too!! (did I tell you how much I love your card?!!) lol

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  15. WOW!!!! Your coloring is FABULOUS!!!! This is simply GORGEOUS!!!!!

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  16. Gorgeous card Marilyn, love your colouring and design, the image is so beautiful.
    Hugs Linda

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  17. Holy moly, Marilyn! Your coloring is amazing! This is one gorgeous card! I love it!
    =)Becky

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  18. This card is perfect. I love how he is sitting on the ledge. Awesome. TFS.

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  19. too too cute Marilyn! this is amazing!

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  20. Oh this is adorable!!! FANTASTIC coloring!

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  21. Love all your different elements. Cute image and great card

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  22. This is adorable Marilyn! Your coloring is always so gorgeous!! Love this!

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  23. Love this card. The image is so adorable and the embossed Christmas tree is just perfect. Love the way you've used the die cuts. Fabulous card!

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  24. Great card Marilyn! Love how you used different shades of green here -- something I can never seem to do myself!

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  25. LOVE IT! So many things to love about this card! It's simply wonderful!

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  26. Like the torn paper look and the embossing. Really great card. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. I'm SO enjoying this hop and your card is just perfect! Your colouring is just AMAZING and the way you have put all the elements together is such an inspiration! Thanks for sharing, Marilyn.

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  28. Oh!!! The stamp is so cute!! Love the card. :)

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  29. The brat boy looks like he's really thinking hard...maybe about Christmas presents?? lol Terrific coloring and design...thanks for sharing!

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  30. love how that backgd. oval frames the 'brat boy'.....fab coloring on the image too

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  31. Gorgeous card! Such a cute image!!

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  32. So cute! I love how you have him popping out from the rest of the card! :)

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  33. What a cute image. Lovely card and colour combo.

    L:ynn x

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  34. Adorable! Lovin' that embossed tree and the paper tearing!! Beautifully colored and love the sparkle on his bell.

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  35. Love the way you put the elf image to the page and all the details. great idea and fun card.

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  36. Oh Marilyn, you simply outdid yourself!!! Where do I begin??? Probably with that amazing job of trimming the image, and the embossed Christmas tree, and the torn edges of your designer paper, and that unbelievably rich job you did of coloring/shading - Gorgeous!!! :D MWAH!

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  37. Fabulous coloring. I love the whole design of your card.

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  38. OMGoodness this is such a Darling card Miss Marilyn! Love your Sweet little elf and your Fabulous coloring! Terrific embossed christmas tree and perfect dp's. Love the whole thing 8-)

    Hugs
    Shannon

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  39. Adorable colouring, great colourscheme and a wonderful layout. Great job.
    TFS
    Paul

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  40. I like the design how it looks like he is sitting on that paper strip, nice job!

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  41. Love your card and your colouring is totally awesome!
    hugs
    Dawn x

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  42. Your colouring is fabby! Love the sentiment too.

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  43. super cute! i love the touch of glitter!

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  44. Marilyn your coloring is absolutely gorgeous on this cute little elf!! I love the torn edges too!! Another amazing project g/f : )
    Hugs~
    Dana

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  45. Hi Marilyn, this has to be the best image I've yet seen, love that boy elf!! Great card hun!! Hugs, Frea

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  46. Such a sweet little bratty boy:-) Love the card...tfs...
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

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  47. This little guy looks amazing! I love the way you colored him in, he looks fabulous!

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  48. I love the way you placed the Bratt. This is a wonderful card.

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  49. Cool card, i just finished coloring this image..i just had to have it. Fantastic card.
    www.justwordz.ca

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  50. I LOVE how you cut him out! Great background, fantastic blog hop!

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  51. Lovin' it! The tree, the ripped paper....great card : )

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  52. How lovely...he is cute and I like the idea for the tree behind him... I am a little late on hopping.... hope thats ok xx

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  53. Very very sweet - I love your colouring!

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  54. Gorgeous card all around. I especially like how you colored him - just perfect!

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  55. omg!!! your colouring skills are AMAZING!!!!

    cheers!
    Grace
    http://sugarcards.blogspot.com

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  56. Gorgeous card... love the distressed borders and the embossed tree... nice coloring!

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  57. Super wonderful card, I love the way he is perched (appears to be) on the horizontal strip. He is indeed wonderfully cut out, I would say just about perfectly (envy:) ). A very well crafted card!

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  58. what a gorgeous elf... Just love this card

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  59. I love the elf image you used, your card is fab :)

    http://darksideoftheapple.blogspot.com/

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  60. What a lovely card but Im bemused as to why he is called a brat!! He looks way too cute to be a brat!!

    Keryn x

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  61. he looks fed up waiting for xmas it can't be coming quickly enough lovely card

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  62. Wow! Your coloring is phenomenal! I need to take lessons from you! Fabulous card. The torn paper is a great touch!

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  63. Just a little note to let you know that I visited you on the Catch the Bug bloghop. Great card!
    Hugs, Alison (aka- Tillymint)

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  64. Marilyn this stamp and your card rock! Great coloring.

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  65. love the card and the rich colours in it - plus I love the torn paper. Great image and love how he POPs off the page.

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