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Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Hello, Hello - remember me!!

Good morning all

It seems so long since I last posted -I bet you thought I'd disappeared in a puff of smoke!

I'm finally back from my hollies (for a week now) and I have to say it's taken some settling back down and catching up after having been away for almost 4 weeks.  I still haven't got back into crafting properly - what with the good weather and allsorts of goings on since we got back I haven't had the time or the motivation to start up again properly - but I'm getting there - slowly.

We have a great new challenge at 

this week and the theme set by our lovely Anne-Marie is 

Christmas in July

Here's my card 

Using an image supplied by one of our wonderful sponsors this week 

Its three penguins from Dilly Beans
available here

We have two wonderful sponsors this week

Dilly Beans Stamps 

Dilly Beans Digi Stamps


There are some fab prizes up for grabs
 and also some wonderful Christmas designs over at Fab'n'Funky challenges - we'd love to see you there!

Here's what I did...

Image - Three penguins from Dilly Beans Stamps
Coloured with copics
Paper - Christmas multistack from DCWV - quite an old one but great non traditional colours
Snowflakes - from recollections at Michaels
Ribbon - black satin from my stash
Glitter on penguins - Diamond Stickles 
Glitter doodles (around edge of white card) - Purple glitter glue from Martha Stewart

I might even manage to turn up again tomorrow with another card - I've got another on the way!!  

see you soon

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Crafty sentiments - Christmas in July
LEJ designs - Christmas in July
Party time Tuesday - things with wings
ABC challenges -Christmas in July
Love to create - ribbon and bling


Judith x


brenda said...

Getting back into the crafty zone is what I find the hardest part of holidays as well Judith.

But you look like you're well on your way here with this really pretty Christmas card.

B x

Wendy said...

So cute Judith, love the gorgeous colours and fab bow.
Hugs Wendy xx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the fab image and

Sue - bearhouse said...

Good to see you back Judith, I hope you had a good holiday.
Your card is gorgeous. I LOVE those cute penguins and the colours are beautiful
hugs Sue xx

Nannieflash said...

Stunning card Judith, love that image and your colour choice. hugs Shirleyxxx

aussie aNNie said...

Hi Judith, thanks for calling in, this is gorgeous and love that awesome image...glad you put your name down for the candy also...luv annie

Pat K said...

Beautiful card Judith. Love the colours and it's great to have you back. hugs, Pat K x

KraftyKoolKat said...

Hi sweetie, nice to see you back. It must feel strange after four weeks. I must say your first card is gorgeous and adorable at the same time.


Jac said...

Cute card, love the sweet image and your sparkle, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

Ciska said...

Love this colour for Christmas cards, great choice Judith!

Angelique said...

Gorgeous card and I love that black bow, looks so chique.


Carol Willis said...

Beautiful card Judith. Love the image.
Caz x

Eret said...

Truly beautiful card. I admire people who can make Christmas cards in summer. I'm not one of them. I don't even want to think of making Christmas card myself before November. Meanwhile I just enjoy what other persons make :)
I hope you had nice holiday.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Fabulous card Judith! Love that cute penguin image, beautifully coloured! Nice to see you back, its still taking me some time to settle back into crafting - think I left my mojo in Texas! Susan x

Claire said...

Great to see you back hun and love your cute Christmas card and a fab colour too. Hugs, Claire x

Whisper said...

Oh what a sweetie and my favourite colour too, Luv Sam x

Lisa Jane said...

Oh i just love the little penguins and the purple
Lisa x

Ira Huberts said...

Supercute card Judith, love those fine purples, just perfect for Christmas! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, take care, Ira

Pat said...

Beautiful card Judith, love the purple, super bow and snowflake. Definitely not crafting weather at the moment, I just don't want to do anything but relax and read and still feel shattered at the end of the day!!!

Pat xx

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous Christmas card Judith, those penguins are adorable and I love the non traditional colours.

CheerDown said...

Love the colour scheme those purples really go well together. Great Card

Alli xx

DesignerDiva said...

Hello Hunny welcome back to blighty! Glad to see you bought some Californian sunshine home with you this time!!
Super cute card Judith and I love the purple for Christmas cards
Hugs Laurie xx

Beccy said...

Great colour scheme Judith - really love that bow.
Beccy x

Jackie W said...

So sweet, Judith! Love this cute image and your coloring! Love the beautiful colors in your card and the fabulous ribbon! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments!
Jackie W :)

Vicky said...

A great card, it's so difficult to get christmassy when it's so warm and sunny!! Lovely choice of image, layout and colours

hugs Vicky xx

Kim. said...

Welcome back and who can blame you not crafting straight after your holiday lol.
Love this card, those penguins are adorable.
Kim xXx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, love the image & colours you have used hun! Glad your back safe & sound
hugs shell xx

Zoe said...


Zoe x

Chitra Nair said...

Cute card.. Thanks for sharing it with us at PTT...

Ivory Moon said...

Very cute card ... Love the image and the colour .... And the bling well what can I say ... Gorgeous touch

Thanks for joining us at LEJ DESIGNS CHALLENGE

Good luck

Tina DT

mixamatoasties said...

Fab card Judith. Love the penguins.

Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments this week.

Susan x

Chrissy said...

Such a cute Christmas card Judith, love the image and sparkle..fabulous colouring too..


Hazel (Didos) said...

Eaackkk!!! How cute are those wee Penguins. Love them, Just what you need to cool off in this hot weather!!! Hope you are settling back down more, Love Hazelxox

Ruza Rebel said...

Adorable holiday card! Love the penguins! Thank you for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge Blog.
Ruza, LTC Designer

amanda phillips said...

So stinkin cute!!!Thank you for joining us this week over at Love to Create Challenges!
Amanda LTCDT

Sue B said...

Aww this is really sweet Judith! what a cute, cute image and you've coloured it beautifully! I love the lush bow and the snowflakes! :-)
Hope you've had a lovely weekend!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Cathy said...

Fabulous Christmas card. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Sentiments Christmas in July Challenge.
Cathy xx

Rosie Gustafson said...

Penguins are my favorite. I love your card and the image is adorable. Thank you for playing along with ABC Challenges. Xx Rosie