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Sunday, July 6, 2014

CHRISTMAS IN JULY AND NEW RELEASE


Hello Everyone...

A new challenge is starting up today over at Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog  with the challenge of "Christmas in July"...a great way to get started if we haven't already..  and the DT's are showcasing brand new images "Under the Sea Christmas"..

This image is called" Missy Manatee"...



 Even Manatee's deserve to have a Christmas...

I printed the image twice and masked her up to do the background with green and dark blue inks..
Then just tore the paper edges....no DP's on this card.





Lots of gold and and pretty coloured seed beads along the bottom and some shells...






Ribbon loops around the edge and a bow in green and gold....



Missy Manatee coloured with Faber Castell pencils and copics...keeping her gift plain white to go with the white edges and added lots of spots on her...





So sparkly in the sun...Marianne creatables leaves again for coral or seaweed...




And this little guy who is really HUGE is a Manatee..I had to google as I had no idea what one was...friendly creatures...gentle for their size...but still do not want to meet one....he is so lovely and blubbery.

So there we go...a new release and a new challenge "Christmas in July"...over at
Lacy Sunshine  ..

Thanks for stopping by...been having all sorts of issues with my PC ..A nasty Malware thing got on and pop ups all over the place...lost my DT icons and could not comment for days...couldn't load pictures off my camera...and cant link up to lots of challenges..so there you go!!

But it maybe cleaned up now...e-mail went all silly too...so frustrating and my Son huffs and puffs when I ring for help..lol..but came over and fixed it [I think]...as was happy to have hot scones waiting for him.

Gee!.. a long post with lots a photos ...sorry about that..

Entering these challenges...

Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge   [water water everywhere ]

A Gem of a challenge   [Any Animal]

See you tomorrow...

luv CHRISSYxx
















30 comments:

cheryl Baker said...

oh hun,how super cool,is this card not only the image,but the design,and the elements,you have used to create a cracker of a card here hun just love it to bits,hope computer is all sorted now,hunny,life is not simple my friend is it always something,to hit you when you think,things are finally going okay,love massive hugs Cherylxxxxxxx

Sue said...

Oh Crisssy I adore your so cute image,love the colours and design.
Sorry to hear your pc had a nasty bug,glad you are sorted.
Sue xx

Annette said...

Fab card Chrissy. I love the shells you've added. And wow, that guy's chunky!! :0)

Chris said...

Beautiful card, Chrissy, love the beads and ribbons, they look fabulous!
Hope your computer is sorted now, so frustrating when they go wrong!
Chris
x

coldwaters2 said...

OMG Chrissy what a fantastically designed card all those awesome sea beads, shells and ribbons, wow, they compliment that gorgeous image perfectly, stupendous work. I am glad you got your PC sorted Chrissy it is a nightmare isn't it, I just hope that I don't get anymore things like it in future I will just have to be extra vigilant as to what I download off the net.
hugs
lorraine x

Jacee said...

This is a belter of a card Chrissy, such fun, I love the shells, what a fab idea, love it!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design
Thanks for the lovely comments you left on my blog, they are very much appreciated, hope your puter is behaving it's self now, I know how frustrating it is when they are either poorly or being naughty!!

Whisper said...

Oooo what a super image and i so love 'Manatees' too - i had a chance to swim with one in Florida a few years ago, but the weather wasn't right and i was so disappointed, as they are so gentle. So loving your layout, with those fabby shells, luv Sam x

Doreen said...

Beautiful,love the design and fab image.xxx

chrissy xx said...

A Blubber of a card Chrissy..LOving your colours and design..Your embellishments are ALL so pretty.
Chrissyxx
That's what our Son does..Huffs and Puffs and looks up to the Sky!..Come to think of it?? My hubby does the same!! When I need something doing.

Sue said...

Awwww so sweet and coloured so beautifully. All your detailing looks totally amazing too.
Sorry to hear about your computer problems, I hope they are all sorted now.
Hugs Sue xx

Céline said...

so fun card
hugs
céline

Lene said...

Your card is wonderful too, Chrissy. Thanks for you lovely comment. Hugs, DT friend Lene

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Chrissy, I like the Design and the colours.
Kevin xx

Lorraine said...

A fabulous card Chrissy, the image is brilliant and I love all the bright coloured seed beads.
Lorraine x

Tammy said...

Wonderful card, love the sea scene you created, especially the seafloor! Hate hearing about malware, so scary!

Carol S. said...

Such an adorable image and a beautiful card. Love all the colours. I had the pleasure of seeing Manatees on both my visits to Florida. They are huge, really huge, yet they eat cabbage like vegetables. Very gentle creatures but get damaged a lot by speed boats and jet skies, in the wild. Hugs, Carol S.xx

aussie aNNie said...

Morning Chrissy and a crispy cold one it is too...gorgeous card and Love Heather's new image...the blings and things are really a bonus to this already gorgeous creation...
The Journey is the Start

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Very cute little Christmas card! Love all the details.

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

Veerle said...

What a cute image chrissy. Love all the bling-bling. Lots to see on this card. Nice.
Hope your pc problems are solved now. Big hug Veerle x x

Paper Panda said...

Fab card, love the colours and background you have put round the image too!
Mandy x

Pia S said...

Brilliant use of ribbon, all those loops around the edges look fantastic! I also like the effect of the torn paper and all those wonderful beads to make the seabed!

Susan Kennedy said...

WHat an adorable image! Love it!! Love all the dies you have used.. Love all the beads at the bottom! Absolutely gorgeous!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

- Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
{Scrap A Thousand Words}

Sue said...

Hello again Chrissy. Just popping back to take another look at your gorgeous card and to say thank you for taking part in A Gem of a Challenge.
hugs Sue xx

Cindy van Oorschot said...

Hi Chrissy, I love this, everything about it, the beads at the bottom are perfect, along with the shells, and the die for the seaweed and coral perfect. Thanks for sharing with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge
Cindy DT

coops said...

so gorgeous chrissy.really sweet image and i love all those fab pretty seed beads :D

xx coops xx

coops said...

so gorgeous chrissy.really sweet image and i love all those fab pretty seed beads :D

xx coops xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Chrissy what a fab Christmas card although I can never make any til last minute panic! I have seen Mannatees in Florida they look like giant slugs! Don't get me started on pcs lol! Susan xx

Amy A said...

Oh Chrissy, this manatee is so sweet! Love the way you've colored the image and your design elements are stunning.

P.S I loved your comments about the one you found on google being so lovely and blubbery! hahahaha.

Thank you for playing along with us for our "Water Everywhere Challenge" at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenges- We sure hope you join us again!

Amy- DT Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
{Lil Cutie Creations}

Milnie said...

This is so cute, love all the little details!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Water Everywhere Challenge" at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges & good luck in the draw…
Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

Hugs,
Milnie DT

Hanne M. said...

Oh what a cutie image! :) Great, different Christmas card with lovely details. Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges, Good Luck! Hope to see you soon again.

Hanne, DT