Saturday, 22 July 2017

Christmas in July 2 - 3 cute cards

I have been doing some colouring this week. I have a feeling I'm overcoming my fear of colouring. Instead of worrying which colours to use, I just grabbed a few markers and went to work. What's more, I'm loving the results!

My first card uses this cute elf by Bugaboo and was coloured using a selection of Promarkers and 1 or 2 Flexmarkers. I coloured the background using a light blue marker and then dabbed using a rag with a little rubbing alcohol. I also added a few extra dots using a blender pen.


Challenges:



Passion for Promarkers - #404 Bright colours
I love Promarkers - #339 Anything goes
ABC Christmas - O = for Old (all supplies are old)
CCAYR - Anything Christmas goes
Colour Crazy - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - #28 Anything goes
The Cutie Pie - #113 Here come the girls
CCC - #17 Anything Christmas goes (optional photo inspiration)



For my second card, I used this cute cat trio by Bugaboo, which I coloured using Copics and some Promarkers. 


Challenges:



ABC Christmas - O = for Old (all supplies are old)
CCAYR - Anything Christmas goes
Aud Sentiments -  #184 Christmas in July + sentiment
Winter Wonderland - Use a digi image
ATSM - #251 Anything goes



For my third card, I used this week's Friday Freebie by Bugaboo, which I printed onto kraft cardstock and coloured in using coloured pencils (Spectrum Noir). Instead of looking through my stash to try and find a fun sentiment matching the quirky image, I simply jotted down HO² (after all, there's only 2 critters) using a black Sharpie. I added sparkle to the bells using a silver gel pen and added dimension using glossy accents. I added a few red stars for some added sparkle and an extra pop of colour.



Challenges:




ABC Christmas - O = for Old (all except digi) & N = for New (digi)
CCAYR - Anything Christmas goes
Colour Crazy -  Anything goes
Kleuren met potloden - Alles mag/Anything goes
Winter Wonderland - Use a digi image



I'm also linking up all three cards at the 
She is doing a Christmas in July series and is inviting
 us to join in with our own Christmas in July creations.





27 comments:

  1. Het kleuren gaat je toch echt goed af hoor. Allemaal leuk geworden. De katten staan voor mij nummer 1. X Ineke☀️

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  2. Oh these are all brilliant. I love Bugaboo and your festive creations are ace. Thanks for playing along on my themed week on Passion for Promarkers, Hazel xx

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  3. What a fun group of Christmas cards. I couldn't possibley pick a favorite. Thank you for linking up!

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  4. Wonderful selection of Christmas cards. Thanks for playing along with us at Winter Wonderland. Pat K x

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  5. OH those cute bugaboo cats. I love your card and the fun take on the sketch. Thanks for playing along with us at Catch the bug for our CIJ.

    Billie A
    Catch the bug
    Inspiration Destination
    Creative with Stamps
    Aud Sentiments
    Paper Play Sketches

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  6. You have been very busy making cards, I love it! And I love all three that you've posted here... needless to say, though, that the reindeer is my favorite - choice of paper and the adorable image, coloring and the self-made sentiment.

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  7. Love the cute Christmas kitties!
    Thanks for sharing at ATSM. :)

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  8. What a fab collection of cute Christmas cards and I love the background colouring technique!
    Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Christmas Challenge and I hope you will join us again soon.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  9. Great cards, love the cute elf. Thanks for joining in with us at Cutie Pie.

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  10. Adorable. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Colour Crazy Challenge blog. Good luck!

    Jane DT for  https://colour Crazy Challenge.blogspot.de

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  11. Awesome projects! Really love the reindeer & friends on the kraft paper! Must give that a try!
    Thanks for playin' along with the Bugaboo Stamps/Catch The Bug Christmas in July event. Best of luck!
    Hugs & Happy Days!
    Min - Bugaboo Stamps/Catch The Bug DT

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  12. Fabulous cards - love the Bugaboo images. Thank you for sharing with us at Winter Wonderland.
    Kath x

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  13. wat a nice card

    liefs cindy

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  14. A lovely card. Thank you for sharing with us at Winter Wonderland Challenge. Marlene DT

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  15. These are all beautiful. I love your reindeer on the craft card especially. Thanks for sharing at Colour Crazy.

    Sharon

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  16. Cute cards, thanks for sharing with us at ABC Christmas Challenge.
    Lisa DT

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  17. Fabulous selection of cards Marianne.I love all your designs and adorable images.
    Thanks for joining us this week at PFP :D

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  18. Super cute cards Marianne. I love the bugaboo elf image and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for sharing with us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

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  19. oh wat zien ze er stuk voor stuk leuk uit! groetjes Petra DT Kleuren met Potloden

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  20. Such a cute tag Wishing you the very best of luck from everyone at Polkadoodles

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  21. All of these cards are super cute! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Christmas Card Challenges and at CCAYR! -Lori DT

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  22. What gorgeous cards - so beautifully coloured. Thanks for joining our Polkadoodles Paper Crafting Challenge, hugs, Carol DT

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  23. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for CCAYR July challenge, Hazel, DT – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for July - I'd love to see it there too x

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  24. Fabulous cards!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

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  25. Nothing wrong with your colouring, it's beautiful on all the cards. Love them. Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Luv, Wilma

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  26. Prachtige kaarten Marianne.
    Gezellig dat je met de onderste kaart meedoet bij Kleuren met Potloden en veel succes.

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  27. Fab card and image. Thank you for sharing with us at the Cutie Pie Challenge. Shona xx

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