It is the 2nd Saturday of the month at Bugaboo Stamps do you know what that means?! That's right today the DT is all sharing with you cards for the first challenge of the month! Can you guess what the challenge is, anything coming to mind?
That's right, today's challenge is all about Christmas in July! To participate in the challenge please create a “Christmas in July" card or project and link it to the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog!
Now this Challenge not only can you win Bugaboo Goodies, but since we have a fabulous sponsor for our challenge you can also win a $30 goodie basket from Bizzy Becs Online Store! We are thrilled to have a sponser this week, so be sure and stop by the Bizzy Becs Online Store, not only does she carry wonderful crafting supplies but she also has stamps and digis available!
You will have two opportunities to win, if you participate in the challenge you have a chance to win the following prizes:
1st prize - 7 Bugaboo Digi Images of your choice
2nd prize - 4 Bugaboo Digi Images of your choice
3rd prize - 2 Bugaboo Digi Images of your choice
Now we do have some rules for our challenges, so here they are for you to refer to:
1.) Have fun!
2.) Multiple entries are fine - but each one must be a completely different card or project.
3.) Combining challenges is completely acceptable, so long as you follow our theme.
4.) You must use a NEW card/project! Back-linking of old cards/projects is NOT acceptable.
5.) You may use any stamp from any stamp company. However, you get TWO CHANCES to win for each card/project you link using a Bugaboo Image. To get a second chance please enter your name in Mr. Linky Twice (ex. Name1 and Name 2)
6.) You MUST post a direct link to the project or card you wish to enter in this challenge. General links to your blog will not be counted. PLEASE TURN OFF WORD VERIFICATION!!!
We like to be able to comment on all of your amazing work, but Word Verification hinders this process for us. You can easily change your blog settings to monitor your comments if you are using it to avoid comment spam. Thank you for your understanding! Be sure to leave your great creations with Mr. Linky at the bottom of the post on the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog! I can not wait to see what you create for our new challenge!
My card today uses two great Christmas Kid images, specifically Christmas Boy 2 and Christmas Girl 3. Now, these images are sold seperatly, but in order to get them standing next to each other like they are I used my free photo editing software, gimp, and worked with the png files. That's right I moved the images together in the same file so that they could be standing next to each other then printed the entire image out and started creating my card. I will admit that these Christmas cards have been a bit hard to create, but I do like how this one ended up looking. I used two different sheets of Christmas DP and cute a few squares of them to make the background on this cute image. I did use traditional colors on this one too and I think it works! I do hope you check out what the rest of the Design Team created, you can see all the cards at the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog, but for some more information on the all cards be sure to stop by all our great blogs and check them out.
I do hope you enjoy your weekend, and find a way to get into the Christmas spirit and join us in our challenge! Thanks for stopping by, have a great one!
Stamps: Christmas Boy 2 and Christmas Girl 3 from Bugaboo; Paper: Whisper White, Glitter Christmas Stack DP, Green, Pure Poppy; Ink: E00 Skin White, E31 Brick Beige, W5 Warm Grey No. 5, Y11 Pale Yellow, R37 Carmine, E47 Dark Brown, YG09 Lettuce Green, Y15 Cadmium Yellow, R29 Lipstick Red; Accessories: Pop Dots, Liquid Applique, Grosgrain Red Ribbon