Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Lots of Layers & a Blog Hop!

Hello creative friends!  Hope you're all doing well!  Not only do we have a fun challenge for you this week, but we also have a blog hop.   

Challenge #79 ~ Lots of Layers!

We, at Crafty Gals Corner, have these blog hops twice a year to welcome our new team members.  Some of my DT sisters will have extra blog candy that you can win, in addition to the sponsor prizes.  
In order to win the sponsor prizes you need to leave a comment ON EACH of the gals below. While there, you will have to collect a letter.  At the end of the hop return to the Crafty Gals Corner post and leave a comment with the Secret Word!  Here is the blog hop list, just in case you lose your way.

Lena ~  You are here and the letter you collect from me is "M"

Our wonderful sponsors this week are:

Prize: 1 digital image

Miss Daisy Stamps
Grand Prize ~ 3 digital images
Second Prize ~ 1 digital image
Third Prize ~ 1 digital image

As you may remember, I'm celebrating Christmas in July this entire month, so with that in mind here is my second Christmas card.  More about this celebration on this post!

Image ~ Miss Daisy Stamps - Paddy's Christmas
Greeting Stamp~ Miss Daisy Stamps - Paddy's Christmas
Cardstock - GinaK.
DP ~ Paper Studio - Christmas Traditions
Dies ~ Sunny Studio - Fishtail Banners
Sentiment Stamp ~ Crafter's Companion - Christmas with Barkley
Flowers ~ Wild Orchid Crafts & Recollections
Copics used to colour image

Since there is quite a lot going on today, I'm going to list a quick summary:

1. Hop along with us at the Crafty Gals Corner Bloghop ~ leave a comment on each of the DT members and collect a letter.  Return to CGC blog and leave a comment with the word made from all the letters you picked up along the way.
2. Leave me a comment on this post and don't forget to collect my letter which is "M".
3.  Join me in my personal Christmas in July celebration.  If you already left a comment for the blog hop then you are good to go.  If not, then please leave a comment on this post in order to be eligible to win the prize at the end of the month.

Are you in the Christmas spirit yet?   Well, in order to help you along, I've put together a little Christmas blog hop candy.  I will chose one lucky participant using Brian.son :-) The blog hop challenge will close on Tuesday at noon, CST, 12 July 2016.  I will announce the winner on Wednesday.

Good luck everyone and happy hopping!


  1. Adorable card, Lena! I love your colours and texture on little Paddy. Your layers are lovely. It's a pleasure to sponsor for your challenge. Happy Stamping! Love, Miss Daisy

  2. A fabulous card and a perfect message Lena xx

  3. Beautiful card, Lena! Hope you are well, my friend :)

  4. Can I say WOW!!! Just amazing! Love it! xxx

  5. It's so hard to be in the Christmas mood when it's 106 degrees...LOL..but this sweet creation is helping! Love the sentiment too. Hugs to my fabulous teamie!!

  6. I love Christmas in July! Your card is so sweet! I love the teddy bear - your colouring looks amazing! Please count me in for your giveaway! I'm already a follower! Thanks for your secret letter!

  7. Adorable Christmas card Lena! I love seeing Christmas in July! Thanks for all you do for our team!

  8. OH Lena OMG Your Christmas sock is so cute!!! I want this to be sock,this Christmas....Girl you so outdid yourself!!! I love it!!! YOu so did a SUPER Outstanding job!!! YOU SO ROCK. OOOOOH MMMMM. GGGG what awesome blog candy you have. Thanks for the chance!!!m

  9. Very nice! Never really too early to start on Christmas cards!

  10. Super Duper card! I love the sketch, the texture on the bear, the rich warm colors! Awesome job!

  11. Adorable card! Love me some flowers... :D

  12. DELIGHTFUL card Lena, LOVE it, inside and out!
    Your bear is SO CUTE and your layers SO PRETTY!
    I am so excited to be joining you on the Crafty Gals Corner DT and look forward to having lots of creative adventures with you and the team :)

  13. Lena this is just such a fun and cute Christmas design. Loving the warm colours.
    {ATG with a CREATE WITH TLC Element}
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  14. Great Christmas card Lena! Love the image, your design and sentiment!

  15. This is just beautiful! I absolutely adore the darling image my friend!
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  16. This is such a sweet Christmas card. Love the image and how you've colored the bear.

  17. What a neat Christmas card a sweet image and i love the way you have sent your card card, love the verse inside too. Hugs Andrea Thank you for your secret letter.

  18. Lena this is just adorable!! What a fabulous Christmas card you have created here and your colouring is gorgeous!

  19. What a lovely little bear. I love the layout and how you've continued the theme inside.
    Great blog hop & candy

  20. So gorgeous, the bear is adorable and I love your design and colours ;D

    xx coops xx

  21. This card is so sweet, Lena. The expression on that bear's face just makes me say a big AWWWWWW. :)

  22. Such a sweet card, love the cute teddy image and lovely flowers!
    Hugs Donna xx

  23. Aaaaaawww, what a cute image and pretty card. I'm a freaky teddy-fan so I love your creation so much!!!!


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  24. What a lovely little bear. I love your design.

  25. What a cute card
    Love everything

    hugs Marian


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