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Title: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: djc on June 30, 2020, 08:49:33 AM
Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge Ė 2020

I hope you have gotten a head start on your holiday cards by participating in Cindi's Christmas All Year! Challenge.  This month, I'm taking over for Cindi by offering our yearly Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge.  I have not made one single Christmas card so far this year.  I hope youíll join me for this monthís challenge and make lots of cards.  (I hope I make lots of cards!)

If you are in need of inspiration, check out Cindiís past Christmas All Year threads; she posts an optional theme each month that you can use if it inspires you.  Also, check out the Creative Challenges that are being posted every Monday--lots of great ideas there for techniques.

The Challenge:
You have a full month--July 1 through July 31--to post your entries.  Please use the album set aside for Cindiís Christmas All Year! Challenge, 2020, and link them to this Discussion Thread.  The challenge ends on July 31 at 11:59 pm your time.  If they are in the right album when I check the morning of August 1, they will count.

Remember you must enter only new cards--nothing you posted prior to July 1, the first day of the challenge.  If you have a special technique you'd like to use that does not include stamping, your card will still count.  It would be nice to combine stamping with other techniques, but sometimes that isn't feasible, and I want your cards to be something you will love.  So your paste-embossed, embroidered, stenciled, Iris folded, die-cut, etc. cards are welcome.

Requirements:
1. Complete the tasks as described in this challenge.

2. When you post your card in the gallery, please label it with the name of the appropriate holiday and add the words "in July." For example, Christmas in July, Hanukkah in July, Kwanzaa in July, etc.  I say that every year, but no one ever does it.  Sigh.

3. When you post your project in the gallery, please describe it. Tell how you made it and what you used.  Some information that you could share:
Stamps:
Cardstock/Papers:
Card Size:
Inks/Coloring Medium:
Accessories:
Technique:

Next, come back to this Discussion Thread to link your post here and to tell us how it wentótips to help us or advice so we can avoid or fix problems. 

Prize:
There will be a prize awarded at the end of the challenge.  Your name will go into the hat once for every card you post in the gallery and link to the discussion thread. OK. I already know that the next question is do I get my name in the hat 10 times if I make 10 of the same card. I'll say you can get your name in the hat up to three times for multiples of the same design. Fair enough? There's no limit to the number of different cards you can post. You'll get credit for each different card.

I hope you'll join us and begin making your December holiday cards.  We can inspire and motivate each other.  Don't forget to have fun!

Daria
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: howdyheidi on June 30, 2020, 09:16:12 AM
Thank you for hosting Daria!  I am 8 cards behind for the year, so including the 5 I would need for July, I guess my goal is 13 cards for July to catch up. 
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: stampwilly on June 30, 2020, 09:54:37 AM
Thanks! I always enjoy this challenge.

April :smile:
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: Conniecrafter on June 30, 2020, 11:04:13 AM
I had to count mine since Heidi mentioned how far behind she is, and I have 25 made so far, so not bad if I was doing 4 a month but I think I wanted to do 5 a month so that would leave me four behind so far, so I do have a bit of catching up to do :)
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: djc on June 30, 2020, 02:00:21 PM
Great!  I always enjoy checking out the Christmas cards, and I'm looking forward to seeing what you post this month.

Daria
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: stampwilly on June 30, 2020, 02:34:26 PM
I made one card today. I used the splittin' image technique that I put up as a challenge this week.

April :smile:

http://www.duhnproductions.com/Pics/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pid=5035#top_display_media
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: djc on July 01, 2020, 08:18:56 AM
April, for the first time ever, I ran out of space to write my comment for your card in the gallery.  I had to go back and eliminate some of my message so I could sign my name!  I didn't even get to mention the rich colors you chose.  I love your card.  I just kept looking at it to see all the details.  Thank you for playing.  Daria 
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: Iring on July 01, 2020, 06:54:32 PM
Yay!  I'm so glad you are hosting again! 

I'm not even going to count ... I know I am way behind.  I can't even remember the last Christmas card I made.  This is the month!
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: stampwilly on July 02, 2020, 03:15:55 PM
I made three more cards! I am overwhelmed when it comes to making Christmas cards because I have so much stuff! So I look through my stash first to get inspiration. All of these cards were made from my stash.

April :smile:

http://www.duhnproductions.com/Pics/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pid=5036#top_display_media

http://www.duhnproductions.com/Pics/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pid=5037#top_display_media

http://www.duhnproductions.com/Pics/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pid=5038#top_display_media
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: djc on July 02, 2020, 04:57:12 PM
April, your cards are wonderful.  The way you create your wreath is so effective and looks like a fun and easy way to make one--foolproof! 

I'm glad you mentioned having bits and pieces in your stash that you are now using to make cards.  I'm always telling Nora that we should just get together with all our pieces and start creating cards!  I have so many backgrounds--some going back many years.  I have embossed images and die-cut images; I even have some cross-stitched images.  They all need to find a place on a card. 

Maybe others can think about what they already have that will give them a head start on their Christmas cards this year.  I'm trying to figure out a way to use the little tags I cross-stitched. 

Thanks for sharing all your cards.

Daria
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: howdyheidi on July 02, 2020, 06:09:19 PM
I will have to look at what bits and pieces I have for Christmas cards.  I may have some appropriate backgrounds. I do have some stamped images from a couple months ago that I mean to color and die cut.  I definitely should see if I can finish that!
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: stampwilly on July 03, 2020, 03:51:16 PM
Here are 2 more cards.

outside of first card  --  http://www.duhnproductions.com/Pics/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pid=5040#top_display_media

inside of card  --  http://www.duhnproductions.com/Pics/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pid=5041#top_display_media

second card  --  http://www.duhnproductions.com/Pics/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pid=5042#top_display_media
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: djc on July 04, 2020, 12:41:32 PM
Wonderful cards, April.  I like using colored pencils.  It slows the process down and takes more time than markers or watercolor, but I find that it relaxes me more.  Right now, that's a very good thing.

Heidi, I'm sure you'll find ways to use what you have in your stash.

Anyone have a great layout for featuring small tags?  I cut the top off one of them so I'd just have a small rectangle.  That's as far as I've gotten.

Daria
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: Nora S on July 04, 2020, 05:00:15 PM
Daria, here are my first Christmas cards for this year.  I am way behind.  Thanks for the challenge.

Nora S

http://www.duhnproductions.com/Pics/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pid=5043#top_display_media
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: djc on July 04, 2020, 11:54:59 PM
Nora, I'm glad you got some made.  These are beautiful! 

Daria
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: stampwilly on July 06, 2020, 11:31:48 AM
Here are 3 more!

April :smile:

http://www.duhnproductions.com/Pics/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pid=5046#top_display_media

http://www.duhnproductions.com/Pics/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pid=5047#top_display_media

http://www.duhnproductions.com/Pics/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pid=5048#top_display_media
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: djc on July 06, 2020, 02:37:10 PM
April, you go, girl!  Nine cards already!  Can you send some of that energy over here? 

Green rubber?  I have black rubber, gray rubber, turquoise rubber, but no green rubber.  That is a very nice candle image.  I love what you did with it.
I still haven't used the Gelli Plate my son bought me about three years ago.  I have made masks to use with it and bought some paints to use with it.  I even bought hand sanitizer to clean it, and that is almost gone now without ever having been used on the Gelli Plate.  I am happy to see that the Distress Oxide inks played well with it. Your penguin and hot chocolate image is so cute--love the sparkly marshmallows!

Thank you for posting.
Daria

Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: howdyheidi on July 08, 2020, 12:41:52 PM
I combined this with my creative challenge technique, the torn paper stenciling.

http://www.duhnproductions.com/Pics/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pid=5053#top_display_media
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: djc on July 08, 2020, 10:17:02 PM
Heidi, your card is wonderful.  The snowman is so cute, and I love the colors you used with your stencil and the red mat.  Thank you for playing.  Daria
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: Nora S on July 10, 2020, 12:08:33 PM
Daria, Thanks for this challenge.  I have made 3 of this image, as you can see. 

Nora S

http://www.duhnproductions.com/Pics/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pid=5056#top_display_media
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: djc on July 10, 2020, 12:49:37 PM
Congratulations, Nora.  Three more terrific cards.  That's a wonderful image, and you colored it beautifully. 
Thanks for playing. 
Daria
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: Yankee on July 11, 2020, 01:16:52 PM
I made another torn stencil card and it was snowman so I am putting it here too.

http://www.duhnproductions.com/Pics/albums/userpics/11227/A6C8D52D-C669-474B-AEB8-95EDA17C989B.jpeg
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: Yankee on July 11, 2020, 01:24:09 PM
http://www.duhnproductions.com/Pics/albums/userpics/11227/B7E28B57-7033-451E-8932-3307566FA2FF.jpeg

I stamped this snowman for the last card, but he was too big.
Made him a new background with the new stencil (itís dots but could be snow)
Cut him out and added words.
It a Judikins stamp.
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: stampwilly on July 11, 2020, 02:45:56 PM
Sheila, your snowmen cards are so cute!

April :smile:
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: stampwilly on July 11, 2020, 03:05:29 PM
Here are my last 3 cards! I need to clean up my craft room from all this Christmas card making! LOL! I put a good dent in my Christmas card count.

April

http://www.duhnproductions.com/Pics/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pid=5062#top_display_media

http://www.duhnproductions.com/Pics/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pid=5063#top_display_media

http://www.duhnproductions.com/Pics/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pid=5064#top_display_media
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: Nora S on July 11, 2020, 04:43:18 PM
Here is one more for this year.

Nora S

http://www.duhnproductions.com/Pics/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pid=5065#top_display_media
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: Nora S on July 11, 2020, 04:46:04 PM
This one was fun to play with, as it was a very old image from 1998. 

Nora S

http://www.duhnproductions.com/Pics/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pid=5066#top_display_media
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: djc on July 11, 2020, 05:47:51 PM
Yankee, April, and Nora, I was so happy to see all the cards you posted today.  I'm so embarrassed.  I still haven't made any.

Daria
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: Yankee on July 14, 2020, 11:27:37 AM
I worked on this challange.  Background is an embossing folder that I glittered the raised letters.
Stamped a Michael Strong stamp, embossed, colored with  twinkling H2OĎs , then cut out and pop dotted with a small gold bow.  Matted with glitter gold cardstock.
You canít get any glue to stick to the top of this cardstock.  So I cut the middle and glue my background straight to the card after I glue the gold glitter frame on.  But the frame is under ont on top..

http://www.duhnproductions.com/Pics/albums/userpics/11227/0246F1D7-DAC5-4709-B10E-AF6344C59247.jpeg
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: Yankee on July 14, 2020, 03:59:09 PM
Used Christmas words embossing folder, sanded it for a wolf brushed look.
Stamped, emb, colored, cut out Michael Strong snowman stamp.
Matted in glitter cardstock.  Used small strip for him to walk on.  And a die cut circle to make image larger and Focus .

http://www.duhnproductions.com/Pics/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pid=5070#top_display_media
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: Yankee on July 14, 2020, 04:07:42 PM
http://www.duhnproductions.com/Pics/albums/userpics/11227/2E40D679-1784-444B-B884-3143B16734B7~0.jpeg

Another folder, this one has Christmas bulbs.  Colored raised parts.
Stamped  embossed,cut out and pop dotted to front of background
Added words.
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: djc on July 14, 2020, 05:02:30 PM
Yankee, I loved seeing all your new Christmas cards.  I need to check out my Michael Strong stamps now.  I don't think I have any ornaments! 

Thank you for continuing to play.

Daria
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: Conniecrafter on July 16, 2020, 11:07:27 AM
Here is my cards

http://www.duhnproductions.com/Pics/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pid=5076#top_display_media
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: djc on July 16, 2020, 12:30:04 PM
Connie, those are beautiful.  I had to laugh that you only posted three of them so your sister wouldn't see five and figure out who was going to get them. 

I love the image with the lantern and cardinals. 

Thank you for playing.

Daria
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: howdyheidi on July 16, 2020, 04:31:06 PM
You all are doing great! I need to get more done for the second half of July than I did the first half!
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: Yankee on July 18, 2020, 09:56:22 AM
I made a slime line card.  I used my new Penny Back set I got for my birthday.  I wanted to use lots of them and that worked better in a slimline.  Used two pp.  cut circles out of the strip and turned it over to the white side
Less layers.  Stamped, embossed, colored with pencils, cut out, pop dotted onto circles.Added shiny ribbon and Nuevo drips and Crystal Accents.

http://www.duhnproductions.com/Pics/albums/userpics/11227/9346B22E-FBBF-40D0-AAC3-D2D34454A092.jpeg
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: Conniecrafter on July 18, 2020, 10:06:09 AM
I combined the Christmas challenge with the slimline challenge on this one :)

http://www.duhnproductions.com/Pics/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pid=5081#top_display_media
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: djc on July 18, 2020, 01:57:02 PM
Yankee and Connie, the slim-line card is perfect with your images.  Both are such fun cards.
Thank you for playing. 
Daria
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: Nora S on July 18, 2020, 04:13:47 PM
Here is one more card for your fun challenge.

Nora S

http://www.duhnproductions.com/Pics/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pid=5082#top_display_media
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: djc on July 18, 2020, 09:17:56 PM
So pretty, Nora.  I love the image. I have a soft spot for chickadees.  You did a beautiful job coloring that bird! 

I thought you made a Christmas card that was only stamped on the insert?  Where's that one?

Thanks for playing.

Daria
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: Yankee on July 20, 2020, 08:10:13 PM
Worked on Christmas cards this weekend.
Birds were gifted to me( maybe by Jan).  I colored with pencils , die cut added words mounted on glittery paper.

http://www.duhnproductions.com/Pics/albums/userpics/11227/3C525B54-6D20-46AD-8210-D0BB466305CF.jpeg

http://www.duhnproductions.com/Pics/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pid=5087#top_display_media

Also stamped wise men and embossed , star stamped and embossed.  Colored with pencils and background done with ink and brush.  Added words and mounted on glittery paper.
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: djc on July 22, 2020, 09:17:00 AM
Yankee, these are so beautiful!  The birds are darling, and the Wise Men card is striking.  Your background is perfect

Thank you for playing.
Daria
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: Iring on July 24, 2020, 10:05:29 AM
Hi Daria! 

I haven't even started this challenge yet, but tomorrow is the 25th, so I think I need to carve out some time!  Maybe even get a head start today.

Anyway, I have been following everyone else's Christmas cards and they are awesome!  I read your post that you are looking for ways to use your cross-stitched Christmas tags ... without seeing them, I found a layout that might work.  Ran across this video when I was surfing when I should have been crafting ;)

I think it's a cute layout.  I like the punched window, but in your case I think you could just lay your tag on top.  Or maybe you do want to frame it?  With the texture of the cross stitch, you may or may not want to use the little strip of embossed paper under the focal tag.

I think this could be a cute layout for any small Christmas image.  Take a look and see what you think.

Connie Stewart's video (https://youtu.be/Uhx_uDjj_vc?t=1571).  The card I'm referring to is the 3rd card in the video.  I think the way I'm linking it might start there?
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: Conniecrafter on July 24, 2020, 10:17:39 AM
I combined my Batik stamping with the Christmas challenge:

http://www.duhnproductions.com/Pics/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pid=5097#top_display_media
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: djc on July 24, 2020, 10:54:02 AM
Connie, your card is gorgeous!  I love it.

Daria
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: howdyheidi on July 26, 2020, 01:50:27 PM
I have 4 cards in progress right now. Need to decide how to finish them off. 
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: howdyheidi on July 26, 2020, 07:49:31 PM
Here is my card set.  So this is 5 cards total this month so far?  I still havenít finished coloring all the images for my other set of 4 cards I am working on. I want to do them next. I got held up trying to figure out how to color a brick fireplace.

http://www.duhnproductions.com/Pics/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pid=5100#top_display_media

I saw a similar heat embossed card someplace, although it wasnít a Christmas card. I cannot find that card now to show you.  These were not difficult and I am happy how they turned out.  I really like this snowflake stamp.
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: Nora S on July 26, 2020, 08:58:30 PM
Here are two more cards for this fun challenge.

Nora S

http://www.duhnproductions.com/Pics/displayimage.php?pid=5101&message_id=c4205fd91a9548c14fe486348f060122&message_icon=info#cpgMessageBlock
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: Conniecrafter on July 28, 2020, 11:25:46 AM
I managed to get two more done using a stamp set that I just bought at my stamp store.

http://www.duhnproductions.com/Pics/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pid=5105#top_display_media

http://www.duhnproductions.com/Pics/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pid=5106#top_display_media
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: howdyheidi on July 28, 2020, 02:55:45 PM
I have all the little pieces colored and die cut now!  Yay!  I need a break before putting cards together. 
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: Conniecrafter on July 28, 2020, 09:40:21 PM
You are nearly there :)
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: djc on July 29, 2020, 05:53:20 PM
Heidi, Nora, and Connie, you guys are the best.  I love your cards!

We still have a couple more days.  It doesn't look like I'm making any Christmas cards this month.  I did make a couple of birthday cards, and I need to make more for next month.  It looks like another year with me madly trying to make Christmas cards in November.  I hope not.  You've given me some good ideas and some to CASE.  Thank you.


Yes, Heidi, you have five so far this month!

Daria
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: howdyheidi on July 29, 2020, 07:43:04 PM
Well I didnít get much done today but I did lay out all the cards with the patterned paper I want for the backgrounds.  I think I will have time tomorrow to finish them. 

Daria, even if you donít finish them maybe you can get some next month.  The card set I posted really didnít take long once I had them heat embossed.  I would be happy for you to CASE those, if you want!

I enjoy the extra push in July to get some done!  So thank you for hosting!
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: Yankee on July 29, 2020, 08:03:12 PM
http://www.duhnproductions.com/Pics/albums/userpics/11227/D385927B-F0FE-4C54-88D7-2118A15A29FD.jpeg

Four more done.  I used Michael Strong tree stamped and embossed.  I used emb folder on two and pp on the other and of course glitter cardstock.
The snowmen is a piece of pp, with die cut and punches.  I have been trying to figure out how I could use that piece for some time, and today it just went together.
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: Nora S on July 29, 2020, 09:58:16 PM
Here are four cards made using the Split 4 Stamping Technique from Creative Treehouse. 

Nora S

http://www.duhnproductions.com/Pics/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pid=5108#top_display_media
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: Iring on July 30, 2020, 09:04:49 AM
Finally!  1 Christmas card finished! 

Best Christmas Ever (http://www.duhnproductions.com/Pics/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pid=5109#top_display_media)

I used April's Creative Challenge technique of stamping and watercoloring.  I like it, but I don't think I could mass produce.  I used a pretty old stamp set that I haven't used very much, so I'm glad I was able to ink it up.  It had the solid stamp designs I needed.

Still holding on to hope that I will get a few more cards made this month ...
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: djc on July 30, 2020, 09:22:19 AM
Thanks, Heidi! 

Yankee, Nora, and Cindi, your cards are just wonderful.  I wish they were mine!  lol.

Cindi, congratulations on your first Christmas card this month!

Daria
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: Yankee on July 30, 2020, 10:15:53 AM
http://www.duhnproductions.com/Pics/albums/userpics/11227/75ED8249-F6BA-4120-952A-267C8C6C3A24.jpeg

This came together because I was playing with a die set.i cut the pieces out and put them together and liked it.
I had one more image that I had done for a different card and didnít use.  Put together and die cut words that would fit twice and stacked.  It doesnít have glitter cardstock, but a litter glitter shows in the cracks of the background.

I donít think I will have time to  make more this month!
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: djc on July 30, 2020, 01:20:11 PM
Yankee, you've done great this month!  Puts me to shame.
I'm so glad you were able to play.
Daria
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: howdyheidi on July 30, 2020, 01:23:16 PM
Here are my 4 cards that are months in the making! I think I bought the little stocking embellishments in late winter, then I stamped the images in early April and finally finished them today!

Card: http://www.duhnproductions.com/Pics/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pid=5112#top_display_media

Set of 4 since they werenít exactly the same. http://www.duhnproductions.com/Pics/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pid=5111#top_display_media

Yay! I am happy to have 9 done. 
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: djc on July 30, 2020, 02:02:08 PM
Heidi, no wonder it took you so long to make those cards!  All the details are wonderful.  These cards are going to bring cheer and warmth to someone's home for Christmas.

Daria
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: Conniecrafter on July 31, 2020, 10:55:48 AM
Well here are the last of my cards, I have had this page of Penny Black stickers for over a year now and have been moving them around trying not to let them get bent and I decided it was time to make them into cards so I can quite that.

Sorry I took the pictures individually for my blog and forgot to take them in groups for posting here, and yes I was too lazy to get them back out and take more pictures.

http://www.duhnproductions.com/Pics/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pid=5117#top_display_media

http://www.duhnproductions.com/Pics/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pid=5116#top_display_media

http://www.duhnproductions.com/Pics/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pid=5115#top_display_media

The last two seemed more like winter cards than Christmas but I tried to make them feel like Christmas

http://www.duhnproductions.com/Pics/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pid=5114#top_display_media

http://www.duhnproductions.com/Pics/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pid=5113#top_display_media
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: djc on July 31, 2020, 09:50:32 PM
Connie, I started to comment on your cards this morning, and then I was distracted.  I'm just now getting back to finish looking at them.  That is a lovely set of stickers that you used, and you made some beautiful cards with them.

Today is the last day of the challenge.  There are still a few hours left.  I'll be back in the morning to double-check and count all the cards.  I think you guys have done a great job.

Daria
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: djc on August 01, 2020, 06:50:00 PM
I forgot!  So sorry to be late today.

I have looked at all of your cards in the gallery once again and double-checked against the links you posted in this thread.  I believe I have found all of the cards!  You guys made sixty-four cards!

I wore out my hand writing your names again and again.  Congratulations on adding so many cards to your Christmas card stash this month.  Hmm.  If you sent all those cards to me, I'd be done with my Christmas cards for the year.  lol.  That's all right.  You gave me some great ideas.

My daughter did the honors this year.  It's so late, I didn't even have to wake her up this year to draw the names. 

Are you ready for the name of the first winner?
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Conniecrafter!  Congratulations, Connie!


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Nora!
Congratlations, Nora.


This year because of the pandemic, I am staying in my house--no shopping and no standing in line at the post office to mail packages.  For this year's prize, I'd like to send you a gift certificate to the online retailer you like to use.  Is there something you've been wanting to buy?  Tell me where you'd like to use your prize and I will send you a gift certificate for that online store.  Please be sure that the store of your choice offers gift certificates.  I'll need your email address so they can send it to you.

Thank you to everyone who played this year.  I loved seeing your cards and getting ideas.

Cindi, I don't know how I missed the video link you provided.  I did see it today when I was looking through everyone's posts again.  I will watch that and get back to you.

Hugs to all,
Daria





Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: howdyheidi on August 01, 2020, 06:58:05 PM
Congrats Connie and Nora! 

Thank you for having this challenge. I feel a little more caught up now.  And I enjoyed seeing all the different styles of cards from everyone.
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: Nora S on August 02, 2020, 03:14:14 PM
Wow - what a wonderful surprise!  Thank you so much, Daria, for the fun challenge!  I have finally gotten into my Christmas card making for this year.  It took me awhile, but I got there.  I also enjoyed seeing all the beautiful cards this year for Christmas in July!   Thanks again!  Will be in touch with you soon.

Nora
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: djc on August 02, 2020, 03:23:46 PM
Great, Nora.

Now, all I need is for Connie to come and see who won!

Daria
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: Conniecrafter on August 02, 2020, 08:47:10 PM
Oh sorry it has been a very busy day, thanks so much, it felt so good to get so many done in July since my Autumn has so many birthday cards that need to get done :)  You are so sweet to offer a gift certificate, I have no idea if the stores I go to have them or not.
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: djc on August 02, 2020, 10:15:42 PM
I'm sending you a private message.

Daria
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: stampwilly on August 03, 2020, 09:43:49 AM
Congrats, Connie and Nora! What a fun prize too.

April :smile:
Title: Re: Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge, 2020
Post by: Iring on August 03, 2020, 01:22:57 PM
Congratulations Connie and Nora!  You are all winners for adding to your Christmas card stashes!

Ha!  And as I sit here typing, I realize it's the 3rd of August already and it's my turn again.  I'll post Christmas All Year, August in a few minutes.

Thanks Daria!  You are the hostess with the mostess!  Isaias changed my last minute card making plans :( I loved looking at what everyone else made.