Wednesday 9 July 2014

ATSM Challenge #103 - Holiday

Hi everyone how are you?

Once again, I would like to thank everyone so much for their birthday wishes over the last few days. I feel like it is still my birthday!

We have a brand new challenge starting now over at Addicted to Stamps and More! We are up to our HOLIDAY theme so you can go nuts and choose whichever holiday you would like.

I have chosen to work with one of our sponsor images plus use the sketch from Happy Little Stampers. (The sketch challenge is up and running for the entire month of July so there is plenty of time to play along).

Here is my DT card -

Isn't he a cutie! I have coloured Santa with my Spectrum Noir markers. I used a circle die (first tracing around my image and then cutting the section where the tree is so I could partial die cut and not chop the tree off) and then sponged around the edge with blue ink. I found some glitter paper and used a corner die on the opposite ends. The band at the back is simply a piece of cardstock snipped at a diagonal at each end. 

The image came with a star on top of the tree (but not attached). When I cut around the tree, I lost the star. It ended up somewhere in one of those never to be seen again places. It will turn up tomorrow, I'm sure ;)

I have used the sketch over at Happy Little Stampers for this layout -

HLS July Sketch Challenge.jpeg
Our sponsor that provided me with this delightful image is

and they are offering 3 digis for our winner.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges -

Crafty Boot Challenges - Christmas in July
Graphit Challenge - Anything Goes with markers
Simply Create Too - Christmas in July (bugger, I missed the deadline)

Thanks so much for looking xx


  1. Kylie, your Santa is so handsome (and gorgeous!!) You work magic with the Spectrum Noir markers...I must check them out!! Fabulous card and again, so honoured to be on this amazing team!

  2. Kylie, your colorong is flawless and absolutely perfect! Great Christmas card!

  3. Sweet!! Your Santa is adorable ... and the coloring is amazing! Love the partial die-cut circle. Amazed at how you did that ... I would have cut off the tree for sure! Love the bling from the glimmer paper and the diagonal-cut banner is a fabulous design element. Loll xx

  4. This is so adorable :) I love the amazing coloring u did on the Santa !

  5. Awesome colouring, Kylie!Thanks for letting me be a part of ATSM!

  6. That is some fab colouring hon and love the glitter x

  7. I'll repeat what others have said- fab colouring. Santa is oh so cute! Shame about the deadline, isn't it a bummer when it happens!
    Thanks for the opportunity to be on such a distinguished DT. :)

  8. Oh, an adorable Christmas card, the image is so sweet and you have coloured it so well. I love all the glitter too. Thank you for joining in with all of the Christmas fun at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  9. Your Santa is absolutely adorable, Kylie! Your partial die cutting was such a great idea for the tree, and your coloring is just beautiful! I love all the sparkle on this card, FUN!

  10. Santa is totally adorable and looks great against that black and red background! :)

  11. What a super jolly Santa image, and so beautifully coloured! Love the sparkly background too! I like the out-of-the-box technique too! Great card!

  12. Kylie: Thank you for entering our "Christmas in July" Challenge at Simply Create Too with your wonderful Christmas card--love the cute Santa image & your sparkling background paper. Looking forward to seeing your entries in our next challenge too.

    Simply Create Too Design Team

  13. What a fabulous card!! Love the cute Santa image!! Thanks for joining us at “Simply Create Too”, hope to see you next time again.

    DT-Member SCT

  14. This is fabulous, Kylie. Your colouring is flawless and I love your contrasting shades and of course, Christmas bling! Loving being a part of your super duper team! xx

  15. Hi Kylie. Love how you used the digi. It looks like a snow globe! Great design. Have a lovely day! hugs Monika xxx


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