Saturday, July 19, 2014

HIMCR Challenge # 158 ~ Christmas in July & Blog Hop :-)

Yes, that's our surprise for you today at HIMCR - we are having a bloghop!!!   Did you know that there are only 166 days till Christmas?  You may think that that is still a long time away, but before you know it, it's here!  So today's challenge at HIMCR should start your festive juices running :-)

 
Hiding in My Craft Room Challenge # 158 ~ Christmas in July
Laurie from HIMCR will be sponsoring this week's prize!
 
 
 
For my project today, I used a "Double Stamping" technique.  I always enjoy making this type of card.  I just love it's effect!  For my focal image I used a stamp set called Snowglobe Kiddo from Stampendous.  I stamped the snowflakes and the snowglobe using various Memento Inks.  I coloured in the image with copic markers and added some sparkles to her hat and coat by using my Clear Star Gelly Roll pen.  Added a ribbon and a bell from my stash.

 
The inside greeting and the snowflakes are from the same stamp set and also stamped with
 Memento Inks.  The colours I used are Danube Blue for the greeting and the darker snowflakes, Summer Sky for the remaining snowflakes and snowflake flurries on the inside and Tuxedo Black for the snowglobe.
 
Now, here is what you have to do to join in our fun ...
 
1.  Pull out your Christmas toys and start playing along by making a Christmas project and link it up to Challenge # 158 at HIMCR.
 
2.  Follow our bloghop.  Here is a list of my team members in case you have gotten lost along the way:
 

Kathy - Up in the Night with Kat

Samantha - Designs by Sammy

Gracie CH - Graciellie Design
 
Lena - Lena's Creations  ~ you are here :-)

Nancy - Design Inventions

Melanie - Afternoon Scrapper

Lisa - LJ Creations

Jennie - Jenscrapstoo

Sue - Sue's Paper Crafts
 
In keeping with the Christmas theme, I have put together some Christmas blog candy for you as a prize.  All you have to do is leave a comment on my blog and a way for me to contact you.
I would love for you to become a follower of my blog, but it is not necessary in order to win the prize.
 
 
I hope that you have fun with us today and start on your Christmas to-do list :-)  You have till Saturday, July 26 at 2:00 am PST to link up your Christmas project. 
 
I am entering this card in Christmas challenge at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas challenge which is to "Layer it up" this week.
 
Till next time,
Happy Crafting!
 
 
 
 
 
 

29 comments:

  1. Like the sweet image, layers & especially like the jingle bell. I'm a new follower. Thanks for giveaway chance. Also, wanted to let you know you can enter CraftyHazelnuts Christmas Ch#186 Layer It Up. I won a prize at the challenge there last wk. Please let her know I sent you w/ a comment in her comments section.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  2. Lena - I just love that double stamped card - I have made the triple before and the double is delicious - how beautiful and I love the sparkle on your other card too - thanks for the hop and a chance to win some blog candy as well - If I win you can reach me at utb 01 @ att DOT net - thank you again and have a blessed day!

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  3. Your card is adorable and I love the double stamping technique you used. Great color combo too.

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  4. This is so cute Lena. Love the blues and all the layers.
    {Would love you to visit my blog and join my 900 Follower Give-Away. Thank you so much, if you have already entered, and good luck.}
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  5. LOVE your BEAUTIFUL card. That is a technique I love but rarely use. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot
    {Google follower D~}

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  6. Great job with your cute card. Love the sparkle and the blue and white combination. Such a nice Christmas card my friend. Hugs.

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  7. Whoopsie forgot my contact info {just in case}
    dmcardmaker {at}{AOL}{dot}{COM}
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  8. Beautiful Christmas card and lovely image!! love your double stamping. I am your newest follower and thanks for the hop.
    Hugs

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  9. I love this technique. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card.

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  10. Such an ADORABLE image! Super cute card!!New follower..
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    *Crafting With Creative M*

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  11. Such a sweet card! Love the stamping technique :)
    Tina
    TheScrappinRabbit.blogspot.com
    arielmeow@sbcglobal.net

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  12. Gorgeous card Lena, I like the sweet image and the papers.
    Kevin xx

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  13. Wonderful card Lena!! Perfect winter wonderland look to it...
    Thanks for sharing
    Kubra H.
    Kskraftykorner.blogspot.com

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  14. Here is the first reaction on your card.
    I love the effect of stamping and cutting like that.
    It looks so good.
    It is a lovely xmas card!!!
    xxx
    Marian

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  15. What a gorgeous stamping technique Love the blues and adorable image. xxD

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  16. Love her expression. It's like she's saying uh oh...guess she's not sure about the snow.....Great card - love it.

    Barbara @ http://spotofsanity.blogspot.com

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  17. such a pretty card. I like the double stamping teqnique also.






    vickiebryn@yahoo.com

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  18. Really cute snow globe, love your card; thanks for the inspiration!

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  19. Your card is so adorable! Love the blue colour scheme, the layers, and the cute little bell! I have not tried the double stamping technique before - love how it turned out! Thank you for the awesome giveaway too - count me in - I would be so happy to win your prize!

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  20. LOVE the double stamping technique!!Love the snow globe!! As always just beautiful!! Cheers Jennie

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  21. Great card Lena, love your image. Your giveaway is great.

    Sue
    http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

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  22. Lovely card inside and out! Your image on the front is really sweet and the inside is so festive and fun. :)

    Whoever receives this card will enjoy it!

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  23. Beautiful in blue - inside and out. Love the double stamped snowflake paper and your little girl in the snow globe. Lovely card.

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  24. I'm glad that Melissa Honeybee told you about the challenge blog. Thanks for entering your lovely card for CHNC challenge 186 - 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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  25. Lena, I love your technique for the layered snowflakes! Your image is delightful. I'm so glad you also shared the inside of your card.

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  26. Thank you for sharing your super creation for my CHNC challenge extra for July - hope to see you again soon x

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  27. Lena your card is beautiful. I love love the sweet little girl in the snow glob and that add ribbon and bell is perfect.

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  28. Beautifully stamped and layered - love it.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.

    Helen x

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