Wednesday 22 July 2020

Xmas Holly

It is Day 5 of the 10th Annual Christmas in July challenge at Catch The Bug.
Today we have been challenged to make us laugh.

I love the sentiment from the Stella Santa Died Laughing set from Bugaboo Stamps and have teamed it with an image Xmas Holly from Stamper's Delights. The image really reminds me of Kylie Minogue singing Santa Baby. It will be a perfect card for my very stylish Sister in Law.

I have coloured the image with Promarkers and pencils for shading on the hair. I have fussy cut around the image as I wanted her to really stand out against the background which is an embossing folder called Confetti Burst by Crafter's Companion. This has been embossed on some white core card and I sanded it back to reveal the pattern.

I added a sequin trim onto the bottom edge of the dress. You need sparkly sequins on your Christmas dress afterall. I added some sequins and gems ono the background to make the sparkles really pop. When I saw this embossing folder this is the type of effect I could envisage and I am really pleased with how it turned out.

Finally the sentiment was trimmed and cut with a corner rounding punch and then added onto a scrap of gold card. No patterned paper required which is very unusual for me.....

Card Details -


Size - A5

Image - Xmas Holly by Stamper's Delights

Sentiment - Santa Died Laughing by Bugaboo Stamps

Embossing Folder - Confetti Burst by Crafter's Companion

Colouring Medium - Promarkers & pencils

Embellishments - Sequins & Gems



I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order)


  1. What a great fun.....made me smile. Thank you for sharing it with us at CDSunday Plus Wynn DT

  2. Nicely done. Thanks for joining the fun at Crafting Happiness Challenges.
    :) Janis, Challenge blog owner

  3. Beautiful card. I've got Santa Baby now going through my head. LOL Love your extra elements added. Thanks for playing along at Catch The Bug Christmas In July event. Bonnie GDT

  4. Perfect sentiment for the image! Beautifully designed! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. I hope join us again real soon!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  5. I can think of lots of people I could send this card to. Fabulous design and sentiment. I love the sequins too. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  6. Mission accomplished Mandy! This certainly made me laugh! What a great sentiment! Fabulous image and oh-so-snazzy with her sequins! I love the design you've created with your embossing folder. A wonderful card your sister in law is sure to love! Thanks for sharing this with us at Penny's!

  7. Just love this. Sure gave me a giggle!
    Thank you for joining in the fun in our Christmas in July at Catch the Bug!
    Hugs from Africa!

  8. Fantastic card and sentiment. Thank you for joining us at I Love Promarkers Blog Challenge
    Best Wishes Lisa xx

  9. I just saw this over at the Outlawz, but it is so cute! Thanks for joining us at Little Patch of Crafty Friends. Julie, DT member

  10. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenges at A Bit More Time to Craft, Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge and Creative Fingers.

  11. Great card! Loving all the sequins. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  12. A great card! The colouring is so perfect I thought it was a printed image. I love what you've done with the embossing folder - the bling really sets it off.
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  13. Your card made me laugh and I'm sure your sister in law will love it. Your colouring is fabulous and I love all the added bling, looks great for Christmas.

    Thanks for sharing it with us.

    CD Sunday Plus DT

  14. Fabulous card, I love the sequins and the design, the colouring is great and I am sure your sister in law will love it
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

  15. Great fun image and sentiment love the bling background and dress trim.Thank you for joining us at CCC Digi Creations
    Carol DT x

  16. I LOVE that sentiment, great card! Thanks for joining Catch the Bug's CIJ celebrations good luck! Dawn Bugaboo DT

  17. Great cards and certainly raised a giggle. Thank you for joining with us at CD Sunday Plus.
    Carol xx DT

  18. Fantastic christmas card.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.

  19. OH MY! Oo La La ... poor Santa! LOL Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at Merry Little Christmas!
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

  20. Thanks for playing along with us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.

  21. A belated thank you for joining us at Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge. DT Kathy []

  22. Ha ha - such a fun card!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x


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