Friday, July 15, 2016

Christmas in July

The Dueling Darlings are ready to duel it out again this month and today is the day. Kelly (Divas) and I (Dazzlers) are the hostess this time and we chose the theme...

Christmas in July

I. love. Christmas! So this theme makes me very happy.

I have NO IDEA what Kelly sent in her kits to the Divas - yet (but I will as soon as I snoop around the Diva blogs) - but this is what I included in the kits I sent to the Dazzlers...

Image/Sentiments (Recollections 110# White CS with Memento Tuxedo Black ink)
Sugar Pea “Merry Makers”

Designer Paper
Recollections Christmas Noel Paper Pad

Michael’s Rhinestones
Michael’s Celebrate It Ribbon
Recollections Brads
Target Baker’s Twine
From unknown vendors –  Buttons, Santa Brad, and Washi Tape

Here is my card...

I colored the image with Copic Markers, Spectrum Noir Sparkle markers, and a clear Zig Wink of Stella Marker. The card base is Stampin' UP! Cool Caribbean and of course I had to use Recollections Black cardstock for matting.

As a little extra fun, Kelly and I asked the Dueling Darlings to share with us what one of the first things they do each year to get themselves into the holiday spirit. For me, I love to decorate - lots and lots of Christmas trees - and I usually start a week or two before Thanksgiving.I usually have already purchased some gifts by then, but the decorating is the thing that really gets me in the holiday spirit. I love Love LOVE twinkling (not blinking/flashing, but twinkling) lights. 

Now,  let's head on over to the Dueling Darling blogs and see what everyone else made. (You can find the links in my left side bar.)

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!


  1. What a cute image you sent to your team--love it! Great coloring and such a sweet layout too. Thanks for a great theme this month!

  2. Well I guess you are a true "twinkle" twinkle little star! This card is certainly one too. So cute! The circles look great and highlight the papers. I love how the sentiment is written and the font used. I am always impressed at how much you decorate. Your family loves it!!!

  3. How sweet- LOVE this layout and card. Such a cute image too. I cannot imagine putting up multiple trees- one is enough work for me! How festive though!

  4. Oh Jeanette what a fun kit you did. Cute image and I love the dsp you sent and used on your card. Such fun colors. I love hearing about your christmas decorating. I can only imagine what your home looks like when you have it all decorated for Christmas. I'm so glad we are friends and duelers. Great job my friend.....

  5. Such fun holiday papers with this adorable elf!! Great Christmas card, Jeanette!

  6. What a fun card Jeanette - love how you have used the circles!!

  7. WOW - adorable - I just love the circles.

  8. In awwwwweee...woowww...LUVVV the trio of circles that showcase splendidly both the d/ps and the sweet image!You rocked this challenge for sure Jeanette!Must remember this very visual tecnique! Thanks for keeping on inspiring me!♥

  9. Aww, so cute! This image just shouts Christmas! Those circles are quite a nice idea.