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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - A Little Sunshine

Hello, Christmas Lovers!
If it snowed in Florida, would we still be called The Sunshine State?
I hope so, and so do my little characters today.

Today begins a new challenge at 
Christmas at Sweet Stampin'!

My brilliant teammates have fantastic samples to share! The challenge is ANYTHING GOES for ANY Christmas theme craft project. July's Challenge is open until August 10 and has an optional theme of Sunshine!

This cute Snow Couple was colored with Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 Color Pencils and Gamsol.  Such a loving couple, I cannot help but be attracted to them. 

The sunshine is stenciled, contrary to our Florida Sunshine, which is vibrant all year!

  • Bugaboo Snowmen Couple
  • Dies: SB Scallop Labels One, SB Grand Scallop Squares
  • Inks: Adirondack Stonewashed Denim and Pool, Distress Lemonade and Straw, Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Colored with: Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 Color Pencils and Gamsol

Challenges I'd like to play in please:

  1. Merry Little Christmas Challenge #12 Anything Christmas Goes 8/1
  2. Cute N Crafty Challenge #29 Christmas in July 7/28 (sep post)
  3. The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #52 Anything Goes Christmas 7/28
  4. Kerst Christmas FB Challenge #7 AG Christmas 8/2
  5. Crafty Calendar Challenge (July) Christmas in July 8/3
  6. Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge #445 Christmas 7/14
  7. CCC Digi Creations #105 Christmas in July 8/3
  8. Jingle Belles Rock (July 5) Tie-Tac-Toe (diagonal Snowman, Red or Green, Diecuts) 7/18

Wishing you a great day!


KarinsArtScrap said...

thats a cute stamp and you have made a beautiful card with it Donna
Gr Karin

Pia S said...

What? I see no glitter on this card. Just kidding, it’s just I’m so used to seeing your cards having plenty of sparkle. This is so cute. The stenciled sun is a great addition.

Chris said...

Your card is beautiful Donna, such a sweet snow couple, perfect for our sunny Christmas theme.
Hope you are well.

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness, so sweet!! I love the snow couple!! They're so adorable!! This totally makes me smile!! It's such a happy card :) Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Bunny said...

Love this cute and happy snow couple. As a fellow Floridian they better have on some sunscreen AND live in the deep freezer most of the time.

Love your colored pencil coloring. I'm still learning with mine. I think I need a lot of practice as I've used nothing but Copics for years. [Bunny]

Donna said...

This is such a darling image and your coloring is outstanding! Have a wonderful day!

Donna Ellis said...

What was I thinking, Pia! Yikes! Quick! Grab some adhesive and some glitter! LOL
too funny.
I am so accustomed to using glitter, that if I finish a card without it, it seems undone!
thanks for the fun comment!

Beebeebabs said...

Very cute card and image. I can use that snow right now lol - it is so hot here. Thanks for sharing!!!

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous card, I do love the cute Snowmen.
Linda xxx

cuilliesocks said...

Oh I love your snowcouple Donna and it's a beautiful card. Your colouring and design are wonderful, Kate x

Mac Mable said...

The adorable snow couple sure do look like they are in love and loving the sunshine.....before the melt....LOL xxx. Super cute image and so wonderfully it x.

cotnob said...

A super card Donna, such a sweet snow couple and fabulous colouring.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

crafty-stamper said...

Love the gorgeously cute couple and beautifully coloured
Carol x

Sue said...

Hi Donna, I love the card. Snowpeople in love. Sue

Margarets designer cards said...

Fabulous Christmas card, great image we could always send you some snow.

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love the snow couple design and the wonderful way you colored and framed them. This is such a darling and fun card for the holiday season.

Donna Phelan said...

How fabulous! I loooooove your coloring, the colors look AHmazing! That is the sweetest little snowman couple ever! This beauty is cooling off my warm muggy day....thank you lol Merry Merry!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh how sweet are they, quite the precious couple, I am glad to see that the beautiful sunshine is not melting them but helping them to glow :) Your coloring is just perfect, LOVE!

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is the cutest little snow couple ever, rubbing noses, but not to keep warm with that sun shining down on them!! Your coloring is amazing Donna!

Mia said...

What a fabulous card, Donna! And how cute this stamp, my friend!
Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafty Calendar. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Mia {My Blog}

Sue said...

I love this sweet snowman and snowwoman! What bright fun colors for this little scene and I love that they are rubbing carrot noses. Fun holiday card, cam't go wrong with a snowman!!!


Monica C. said...

Such a sweet card Donna! I love the stenciled sun and the two snow people are so loving.
I am sure glad that we only see snow in photos on Facebook. I have no interest in seeing any outside my door!!
Hugs Monica

April said...

Oh what a super cute card! I love everything about it!

SmilynStef said...

What an adorable wintry duo ... so very glad you joined us for our game of Tic-Tac-Toe at Jingle Belles.

aussie aNNie said...

Hey De, am a bit slow getting to your blog, busy playing with acrylic pours my this cute set of snowmen, adorable post.xx

anncreatief said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for playing our challenge at CCC Digi Creations. Good luck!
Anneke DT

lauren bergold said...

ooooooooooooh how i LOVE that image and you've colored it so beautifully. actually... i love everything about this beautifully designed card! thanks for joining our tic-tac-toe fun at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

Lori Kobular said...

Donna I love these darling snow people! But that sunshine is so bright I am afraid they are going to melt! Beautiful coloring!

pinky said...

This is absolutely ADORABLE Donna. Such a cute couple.

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, they're adorable and immediately recognizable as a Bugaboo stamp. You know how I love my Bugaboos! I colored four of them while we were camping, but now playing catch up so it will be a while before I make and photograph cards. Your snowpeople look so happy in the sunshine! Good thing it's still cold enough to keep them intact. I love your scalloped card and the sweet bow, too.

Rocky said...

Really cute, let's hope they don't melt. Love the colours reflected in the ribbon, clever.

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love your sweet card! I do think it would still be called the sunshine state if it snowed once...but not if it snowed like up here in Illinois : ) Your coloring is just beautiful!!!