Friday, July 4, 2014

Merry Christmas in July!

I finally got my hands on a set of Spica glitter pens and love love love them so much I ordered the other set!  It's so much easier to shade the tiny bits than when I use Copics and it adds just the right amount of shimmer without what I'm known for and going overboard with the glitter glue.  It's a shame it's not possible to see the Spicas in the photo but I know they're there :)

Happy 4th of July to my fellow Americans.  Be safe and I hope you are somewhere that you can enjoy the festivities and fireworks!  Being from Philadelphia, we are pretty lucky that you can pretty much see them wherever you go, but I do miss the ginormous shows in the city that I took for granted for many years now that I live in the 'burbs.

Digi:  Lacy Sunshine - Maddie and Clover Shopping
Digital Papers by Katie's Wish
Snowflake die by Your Next Stamp
Diamond Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations Patriotic Colors
Aud Sentiments Anything Goes
Bearly Mine Let's Go Digital
Bunny Zoe Layers
Card Mania Circles
Cards Galore Use a Stamp or Digi
Craft Your Passion Ribbons
Crafting at the Weekend Anything Goes
Crafting for All Seasons Whatever the Weather
Crafting from the Heart Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Anything Goes
Cupcake Inspiration Photo Inspiration
Delightful Challenges My Favorite Things (Bows!)
DL Art Anything Goes
Doodle Pantry Make it Christmas or Make a Splash
Fantastic Tuesday Anything Goes
Inky Impressions Red White & Blue
Lacy Sunshine Anything Goes
Paper Creator's Crafts Anything Goes
Penny's Challenge Buttons, Butterflies or Bows
Polka Doodles Red, White or Blue
Red Carpet Studio Born on the Fourth of July
Simply Create Too Christmas in July
Sunday Sketch & Stamp Sketch 
The Crafter's Café Red, White and Blue
The Squirrel and the Fox Christmas in July
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes
V's Sweet Ideas Red, White & Blue


  1. Wow, Leeann, this is stunning! The Red, white and blue colour-way is so striking on a Christmas card! Your colouring of that adorable image is beautiful and that bow is totally yummy!!!
    Thank you for joining us at Delightful Challenges. Jane xx

  2. This is great Leeann, such a sweet image and your layout and colourway is fab xx

  3. Cute. Especially like the Gecko with ear muffs on her head. Thank you for entering Doodle Pantry July Ch Christmas Theme.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    Doodle Pantry DT

  4. Darling card love the image and lizard on her head. Great design also. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments for our ATG challenge.

  5. Gorgeous card and I love your colouring. Thank you for sharing at Crafting at the Weekend challenge.

  6. Great card thanks for joining in at crafting from the heart and good luck x

  7. Wonderful design and colouring
    Thanks for joining us this week at TCCCB
    Nicola DT

  8. lovely creation,thanks for joining us at Sunday sketch and stamp

    Francesca x

  9. She is just too darn cute! I love your incredible style. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Simply Create Too.

  10. Beautiful Xmas card. Awesome coloring! Thanks for sharing at Cupcake Inspirations. Nance, DT

  11. Such an adorable card Leeann! Love this image! It is precious! I really love your card layout!

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation with us at The Squirrel and The Fox!! Hope to see you again next challenge.

    Please join me for a chance to win FREE candy on my blog. Have a fantastic week!! Hugs, Gloria DT

  12. What a great Christmas card, I'm sure this will be well received. Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles Challenge this time
    Jenny x

  13. Fantastic this is so great with those colours.
    Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

  14. Love your card, thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations. Louise x

  15. Lovely Christmas card I love the colours you have used
    Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Use a stamp or digi on your project challenge #7
    Good luck
    Gemma xx

  16. Leeann: Thank you for entering our "Christmas in July" Challenge at Simply Create Too with your wonderful patriotic Christmas card. Looking forward to seeing your entries in our next challenge too.

    Simply Create Too Design Team

  17. This is adorable and perfect for the Polkadoodles Challenge.Thanks for joining us and we hope to see you again soon xx

  18. love this card, and layout is fab too, Thanks for joining us at artistic inspirations and good luck Pam DT x

  19. Oh WOW - what a wonderful crad creation. I love it!!! Thanks for joining us at BearlyMine Design Challenge!!! hugs, ANDREA

  20. Gorgeous card, love your bow!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Inky Impressions & Card Mania this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  21. Gorgeous card thank you for joining us in the Red , White and Blue challenge at The Crafter's Cafe.
    Hugs Debs

  22. Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at bunny zoe's, hugs Liz xx

  23. Oh wow girl! What a super fun card all around. Love that it is Christmas with the red, white, and blue - how fun. Thanks so much for joining us over at the Doodle Pantry challenge. Good luck and I hope you will come back and join us again!
    Hugs, Sarah T

  24. Leeann,
    what a pretty color combination,the bow is the "icing on the cake" ;))
    Hope to see you again at the next simply create too challenge.

  25. Fabulous card! Many thanks for playing at The Crafter's Cafe challenge blog.
    Fiona DT xx

  26. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.

  27. This is a fabulous card, such a gorgeous image - perfect for our Let's go digital challenge at Bearly Mine Designs this month.

  28. What a pretty Christmas card you have made. It fits the Bearly Mine Challenge this month well of “Let’s go digital”. Thank you for taking part and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team Leader)

  29. I just popped back to say thank you for joining us at Paper Creator for our Anything Goes challenge.

  30. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Creative Fingers.

  31. Beautiful card
    perfect for our Red, White and Blue Challenge over at Polkadoodles

  32. Beautiful card. Lovely image. Thank you for sharing at crafting at the weekend.

  33. I love my spica pens! Your card is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.
    Julie T

  34. Beautiful creation and just perfect for our challenge this month...beautiful colours too...good luck in the draw and hope to see you next challenge.xx aNNie
    {Bearly Mine DT Member}


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