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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Amalia's Christmas Lights - CK #47

Hello my friends and Happy Thursday!  Ah, just one more day til Friday.  I'm also feeling happy because my boss is out of the office for 2 days. <insert happy face here>  I can use a bit of good news.  This week has not been all fun and games.  I had to take another one of the kitties (Maggie Mae) to the vet this week.  She's the little one in the middle of the header up above.  And what a sweetheart she is.  She likes to come sit up on my computer desk with me when I'm working and then she crawls up on my shoulder to snuggle.  I noticed the other night that she had a film over her left eye.  The vet drew some blood for tests and I should hear something back by Friday.  Right now I'm having to put 2 drops of meds in her eye 3 times a day.  Lucky for us she's not a psycho cat like Corey so I've been able to take care of this pretty well.  At least for now.  A prayer or two for her would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you.

Now on to my card.  It certainly is NOT cold here in H Town this time of the year, so do you think that having a challenge of Christmas in July can get us in the holiday spirit?  That's what it is over at Creative Knockouts this week.  I hope this will motivate me to get some more Christmas cards going or I won't have any to send out this year. 

Here's an up-close shot of the image.

Materials Used:

  • Image - Dilly Beans - Amalia's Christmas Lights
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up Holly Jolly Rub Ons
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Cherry Cobbler
  • Designer Paper - Stampin Up Be of Good Cheer
  • Accessories:  Bling, snowflake & brad from my stash; Lace - Wild Orchid Crafts; 1 1/4" round punch; Nestabilities Classic Circle Die; Crystal Effects; Cricut Die Cut Winter Lace Cartridge; Stampendous Frantage Shabby White
  • Copic Markers:  B000, B12, B45; C8; E50, E51, E53; G00, G07, G14; N1, N5, N7, N9; R22, R24, R27; Y11, Y13, Y18; Y32, Y35, Y38
Our fabulous sponsor is Dilly Beans.  Check out her store.

Now it's your turn.  Hope you'll come play with us this week.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
4Crafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Christmas in July
DL Art - Christmas in July
Outlawz Twisted Thursday - Anything Goes

City Crafter Challenge - Christmas in July
Clear It Out - Christmas in July (Stash - Snowflake, bling, Sentiment)
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Hand Colored Image
Deep Ocean Challenge - Lots of Layers
Die Cuttin Divas - Christmas in July with a Die Cut
Digi Choosday Challenge - Christmas in July
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes (Square)
Scrap-Creations - Christmas in July
Papertake Weekly - Jolly Holiday
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
PDE Linky Party - 3 or more designer papers
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Christmas in July
Digi Makeover - Must Use Punch or Die
Lexi's Creations - Christmas in July
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge - Die Cuts and Punches


  1. What a gorgeous card Maggie - beautiful colouring of the pretty image and a wonderful sketch.
    Poor little Maggie May - hope everything turns out ok for her and you.
    Blessings & prayers

  2. Not cold around here either but your beautiful Christmas card makes me wish it was. So very lovely!
    Hope all is ok with Maggie Mae.

  3. Mags, this is ADORABLE. Love the coloring and your layout and DP's showcase it beautifully! Love the Metal Snowflake- finishes it off perfectly!

    Amy~DT SIS
    {Lil Cutie Creations}

  4. Gorgeous card! I love the papers and the design. I might have to CASE this one!

    Keeping Maggie Mae in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. I'm in the same boat with the Christmas cards. I need to get a move on! This one is really cute. Adorable and fun image and love the papers. Just bought a new pad of Christmas paper which I did NOT need. Gee, maybe it will get me in the mood. I'm sorry to hear about your sweet little Maggie Mae. I know that will happen if they get poked in the eye and they will recover. Maybe it was something like that. Hoping sincerely it is a quick healing process.

  6. What a delightful Christmas Card Maggie. The bling,and the lace and great paper just add to that wonderfully colored image. It just makes me smile! Thoughts and prayers headed your way Maggie for you and Maggie Mae. I have such a sweet picture in my head of her sitting by you as you type. :)

  7. Wonderful card! I love the bits of bling.

  8. Maggie you card is so cute. Lovely design. Judy

  9. This is super cute! Love the image and the pretty Christmas papers! :)

  10. Super adorable Maggie!!! What a lovely image!

  11. What a wonderful card! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  12. Gorgeous card!! Lovey image and beautiful papers!!!
    Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges.

  13. Simply ADORABLE!! Love the sweet image!!
    Would love for you to join us at Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party.
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  14. What a beautifully festive card, love the design. Thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Sentiments Designs. Kerry DT xx

  15. What a lovely card and colouring.Great layout and beautifully embellished.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

  16. Thank you for Linking Up at PDE Linky Party.
    Your project is featured on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
    Pause Dream Enjoy Page on Facebook

  17. Lovely card. I like the image.
    Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

  18. This is sooooo cute!!! Thanks for sharing your talent with us this week at CCCB :-)

  19. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka

  20. Such cute card and thanks for joining us at CCCB!

  21. This is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at DCD for our Christmas in July challenge.
    DCD Host and Challenge Sponsor

  22. I sure hope your cat is doing better! She does look very sweet.

    Really love your card. Really awesome DP and layering!

    Thanks for joining us in our Christmas in July challenge at Digi Choosday Crafting Vicky (DT)

  23. What a cute card! Thanks for sharing with us at The Crazy Challenge! We hope to see you next time and good luck.
    Ina /DT

  24. Beautiful card! Your image is fabulous and I LOVE the papers you used! Great details too! Thanks so much for linking up over at Craftin' Desert Divas!!!

    Mollie's Motif

  25. This is a cute Christmas card great colours!!
    Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations today

    Tracey DT

  26. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us in our Xmas in July challenge at Digi Choosday
    Anjie (DT)

  27. This is so beautiful. Thanks for joining us at PDE Linky Party.
    DT PDE

  28. Beautiful creation ..Thankyou for joining us at the crafty girls challenge blog..good luck ..Anita DT

  29. I can see why it was a winner :-)


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