Saturday, 16 July 2011

Ready to HOP???


Yes indeed. It's time for a blog hop at Catch The Bug, the Bugaboo challenge blog. If you have started on the hop then you would have arrived here from MELISSA's blog. If you have just randonmly landed here then head over to Catch the Bug so that you can start at the beginning. Believe you me, you don't want to miss any of the projects on show.

Here's my CHRISTMAS IN JULY card for you:


I've really fallen for this stocking santa lately and I think he'll appear on my Christmas cards quite often this year. If you like him as much as I do, then make sure you comment on this post as I will be choosing one person from all those who write to give the image too.


There's lots going on this week so make sure you go over to Catch The Bug for all the details. There's the usual Saturday Challenge as well as mini challenges all week long. It's a big Christmas celebration in the sun. There's tonnes of chances to win images and prizes. The sentiment is stamped using distress ink to tie it in with the inking and is from my fave christmas sentiments set from Papertrey.


Now it's time for you to hop on and go to visit Laurie.

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
Bah Humbug ~ Shaped Card     Crafty Ann's ~ Embossing
Fairy Knoll ~ Christmas in July     Inspire Me Fridays ~ Anything Goes
Simply Create ~ Christmas Time     Stamp Something ~ Christmas in July
Stampin With The Dragon ~ Christmas in July     Winter Wonderland ~ Embossing
Delightful Challenges~ Fancy Folds     Craft Us Crazy ~ Christmas in July
ABC Christmas ~ N (No Nonsense - no dsp)     Amber Crafts ~ Embossing
Digistamps 4 Joy ~ Christmas     For Fun Challenges ~ Extra Fold
Freshly Brewed ~ 3 of anything (3 embossed panels
Simon Says ~ Anything Goes     Celebrate The Occasion ~ Christmas Shaped Card

106 comments:

Ann Whitfield said...

This is fabulous Paul, I can see why you're so taken with this Santa! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Tammy Miller said...

Love the card Paul, Adorable!!!

sgc said...

Great card, Paul. I, too, love this Santa!

Kathy said...

Love the Santa! Great card.

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

I think you have me hooked on those darlin' Santa's now. All of them came out so pretty and cute. Wow..I'm also impressed with all the challenges you found for this great card!

Deann said...

The Santa is adorable!

Val from Oz said...

santa is always cute & the real xmas icon thanx for your great card Paul....

Carol said...

Ohhh...Santa is just too cute. I am pretty sure I will have to head over and grab him up so I can use him on my cards also. Thanks for the great idea!

Sue T said...

Great card Paul, love the sketch and your coloring. So happy to join this amazing dt for the blog hop~

jessica said...

This is a beautiful card! I do love the image and your coloring is amazing!! TFS
jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com

Chelsea said...

what a WONDERFUL santa! Great card!

Carol said...

Love the card.. your coloring is awesome.

Adrian said...

very cute card, thanks for Celebrating the Occasion!

Julie Hoffman said...

This is fabulous Paul! Love the colors you used and Stocking Santa is adorable!

Virgo5 said...

Another fabulous center step card Paul! Love this Santa!

Samantha said...

Hey Paul! Brilliant card for our ABC Christmas challenge no nonsense again too! great to see Santa Stocking on a different card too! he's very versitile hu!
gonna pop over to check out the hop! thanks again for coming to play at ABC Christmas Challenge see you soon, hugs Samantha

*CAFE said...

He's adorable! I love how you color all your shading, Paul. Great card!

Min said...

Paul - this is just amazing! Love your Santa!
Hugs & Happy Days!
~Min

Kristen said...

Great job with your card, Love the santa

Melissa S. said...

Yea Paul. I love the design of your card today and super cute image choice.

sallysbitz said...

This is a great fancy fold card (I have not tried this one yet) Lol

Thanks for joining us this week @ Delightful Challenges & Good Luck x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.com

sallysbitz said...

Good to see you have played along with For Fun Challenges too.

Good Luck x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.com

SiskiyouSue said...

Great card, Santa is really cute.

Marilyn Webb said...

I love the stockin santa too, you did a beautiful job!
hugs
Marilyn

Lori said...

Paul, this is an adorable card!! I love this Santa and you've colored him amazingly :) TFS!

DIANA L. said...

So adorable!
Thank you fro joining us this week at Celebrate the Occasion.
DIANA LARSON
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Samantha said...

just popping back to say thanks for the Hop alert! I'm loving visiting all the blogs thanks so much!!
hugs Samantha

P.s I have candy on my blog too! xx

Heidi said...

Paul, I can see why you like using this Santa, he's perect! You inspired m to get my PTI mat stack stamps and dies out to play. I have all of the except the stamps for MS3, so I ordered it with my July release order. Not sure why I don't already have it.

Cole said...

I can see why you like this guy so much Paul....he's soooo cute! Your doodling around the edge is awesome too! And thanks for the love on my blog yesterday :-) This is such a fun hop!!!

Joycelyn Turner said...

What a super cool creation....LOVE that Santa image!!!!

Pinkllilac said...

Gorgeous card Paul,love your colouring and design, the image is so cute.
Hugs Linda

Diane's Place said...

This card is awesome, and I love the "vintage" inking that you have along the edges of the card. TFS.

Terry @ Krazy's Place said...

Fantastic! Love everything about your card Paul! He is an awesome Santa.

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Paul, you always make the cutest and coolest cards! Love that you did a center step! This image is perfect for it.
=)Becky

Jodie Mackrell said...

very cute Paul!Your santas are amazing!

Rebeccah Kuhne said...

This is FABULOUS!!! Your coloring is stunning and your layout is fantastic! Great Card!!!

We Be Stamps & Scrapbooking said...

What a great image! Love your card

Tammy said...
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Tammy said...

This is adorable Paul! I love the embossing...it really stands out!

Nana Connie said...

Love that pigeon-toed Santa! Adorable card. Great papers.

Cammy said...

Awesome card Paul!

Melissa said...

Very cute, love the style and colors of your card, thanks so much for joining CTO!

Debbie said...

Great card and color choices. Thanks for sharing.

Jen Leeflang said...

Paul I love that image too! And you have done a wonderful job of creating a really fun card with Stocking Santa. And your interesting folded card is such an inspiration!
Thanks for sharing!

downrightcrafty said...

Fabulous card Paul, thank you for sharing with us at Winter Wonderland and Stampin with the Dragon.
Hugs Kate xx
I have candy if you are interested - I know it is Pink!! but you never know when you might need to do something a little girlie :)

Marie B. said...

I love this Santa too, and love how you dressed him up on this card! :)

Deena Lyn said...

Love your cards!! You have out done yourself with this one. Love it!! :)

Ruby said...

Too, too cute! I love the stocking santa! Would you mind sharing how you made your card? Maybe a Bug tutorial??? I would love it! Terrific work!!!

Wendy (aka Roo) said...

I love this santa & you did a great job with him!!! So happy I found your blog, you have some really great projects here!!! I'll definitely be back!!!
Puppy Hugs!!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

fabulous center step card....and yep, that Santa is adorable

Mary said...

Gorgeous card!!

Lynn said...

Another great card Paul - love the image.

Lynn x

Nanner's Kool Cards said...

Love the Snowman! He is adorable!

Sara I. said...

As always Paul your creations never cease to amaze me! Love the distressed embossing and gorgeous shading on him.

Billie A said...

Great card Paul. Fun colors and great coloring love the style of the card.

Rae Anne said...

Paul, you're in danger of making me take a second look at a collection that I normally wouldn't have. You did it with Rudolph, and now you're going to do it with Stocking Santa. You have the most uncanny ability to unlock the potential of Bugaboo Stamps' images, and as always I thin you work is simply beyond compare. :D MWAH!. PS. "Tonnes" is spelled "tons". . .;)

Sandy said...

Oh! I LOVE this image. And you rocked it.

girlia said...

Awesome job on the card Paul! Thanks for helping us Celebrate the Occasion

Bunny said...

What a cute santa...Thankyou for joining us at Digistamps4joy..And good luck.

Caz DS4J DT

Claire said...

Fab card, i can see why you love that little santa, he's a real cutie! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's and good luck
Claire xx

Tami Kropiwka said...

The santa is adorable, cute card!

craftykitten said...

Hi Paul,
I love popping in to see your cards they always cheer me up and this one is no exception. Love the colours and the layout. Fabulous.
hugs
Dawn x

JanR said...

Love the image, layout and colours!

Tammi said...

i LOVE this card!

Frea said...

Hi Paul, love the card you made with this stocking Santa. How nice to see a guy crafting, there's so few of you out there in blogland!! Hugs, Frea

Judy said...

Such a cute card...love the santa. I am a new follower and I am very excited to follow your great work!
jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

GiGi said...

This is such a cute card!!! I love the santa and the embossing! Great job and thanks for playing at CTO!

Jackie said...

Paul, this is just fabulous! I just love the colors you used with him too, they seem to work perfectly! I rarely use these Santa images even though I have a bunch of these images, I may need to get them inked up now!

KSD Creations said...

Your coloring is always wonderful. I love this card.

Kimberly said...

Ohhhh i love this image, i seemed to have missed it when shopping last. A must have for sure. Your card is awesome, coloring fab, layout fab, papers design fab...tfs
www.justwordz.ca

Dawn Frost said...

Fantastic card Paul, love the colours they have such and old world feel to them!

darcy48 said...

Cute card and love Santa Claus Arlinex

klm said...

Great card! Awesome colouring and what a neat layout : )

aqualeiga said...

Blimey Paul! 73 comments and rising....hope you're still awake when you get to mine!!! Love the image and of course your unique style. Great to see you enter a FOR FUN challenge too :-D hugs, Ali x

blizzardstripes said...

I like the Santa image and your card is adorable

Amy said...

WOW... AWESOME card!! That Santa image is WONDERFUL... Great card design-- love the embossing!! :)

Thanks so much for sharing your talent at Celebrate The Occasion!! :)

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
Celebrate The Occasion DTM

rosalien said...

Clean and simple but yet so beautiful.:)) Love it. Thanks for joining DC.

Hugs, Rosalien

Helen Dooley said...

Too Cute! Thanks for playing along on For Fun.

Claire said...

Very cute santa.. and amazing card, not seen one like this before... loving the colours you have used... all I can say is...brilliant and cute xx

The Stamper's Touch said...

Wow, what a fun and fabulous card!! Goodness how I love this image...but I think I say that about ALL Bugaboo images!!! Thanks for joining us at the Freshly Brewed "3 of anything" Challenge.

Linda

Mary J said...

Sweet! Great embossing!

Christine B. said...

Love the card Paul, his stocking are great. He looks ever so cosy. Hugs x ChrisB

Dilsaver Designs said...

Love your distressed embossing, really great card! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

Janet said...

Fab card Paul and a very cool Santa! Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's and good luck.

Janet xx

In paper heaven said...

Very colorful cards

Lola said...

I like those Santas too! And what a wonderful fancy fold...gotta try that. Thanks for the inspiration.

Grace said...

omg paul!!! i love your cards!!! santa looks so cute!!!

cheers!
Grace
http://sugarcards.blogspot.com

Caroljenks said...

What a gorgeous card! Fab image - LOVE IT!

Thanks for joining in with us over at ABC Christmas Challenge this week :)

Carol x

Carissa said...

This is soooooo cute. Thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge.
Carissa :)

Ardilla said...

Fab card, Paul! I love your style...

Glenda Atkins said...

Love your center step card and the bugaboo santa image. Super card.

Scrappy Rat said...

Very festive! Love the santa, too. Glad I wasn't the only one feeling Christmassy this week. :)

Thanks for joining us at For Fun Challenges. Best of luck!

Dawn said...

amazing card Paul.

darksideoftheapple said...

fantastic choice of image, your card looks really good :)

http://darksideoftheapple.blogspot.com/

mckinkle said...

You're not wrong there Paul, there is a lot going on this week involving Bugaboo! Im loving loving loving it (apart from the overload of posts - its very hard for me to get my head around at the best of times but with a hop too??!!)

Super card, have to say your image is extremely 'I want-able'!

Thanks for the inspiration :)
Keryn x

meg said...

Santa is just fantastic great for afriend or relative for Xmas

Ann said...

I am so struggling to visit everyone's blogs at the moment. Just back from holiday, washing - ironing - work - eeeeeeeeeek just can't fit it all in. So glad I've got a little blog hopping time though or I would have missed this fun card. Love it.
Ann xxx
Bah! Humbug! DT

Sammibug said...

Awesome card, Paul! The santa is fabulous! Love the embossed panels with the color added!

Jenn Zeeb said...

I love this image and your card is wonderful

jenn

kurlygirl said...

Great card! I really love your overall style!

Alison said...

Just a little note to let you know that I visited you on the Catch the Bug bloghop. Great card- love the embossing!
Hugs, Alison (aka- Tillymint)

scrapalajen said...

Paul your little Santa is very cute.

Skye said...

Love the shading and colours in your card Just gorgeous

Abi said...

Oh wow, I love this image too, so fabulously cute! My favourite colour combo too! Thanks for playing along with Bah Humbug! x

Jen Leeflang said...

We're so glad you joined Digistamps 4 Joy in our Christmas in July Challenge. Thanks for entering!
luv n huggz
Jen
DS4J DT LEAD AND CHALLENGE CO-ORDINATOR

Starla B. said...

You always do such fabulous work. I love seeing your new projects! This is especially wonderful...I just love that Santa!

Thanks for playing with us this week at Digistamps 4 Joy!

xx Star