Wednesday, July 25, 2012

One Big Martini

The glass in this image reminds me of a funny story involving one of those enormous glasses that some honeymoon type resorts have.  I've never been to one but I have seen photos of them.  Without telling the whole story I'll just say that when you are taking your souvenir photos for show and tell if you aren't properly dressed be aware of where the mirrors in your room are or you could be embarrassed when you take those pics to work.  'nuff said. 
I love that there are lots of Christmas in July challenges out there.  It's just the incentive I need to get some more cards done.

the inside
I haven't been showing the insides of my cards lately.  They're still getting done most of the time but I'm just too lazy to take and post the pics.  I know, that's really lazy.  Today is different because one of the challenges calls for a finished inside and I don't think they'll just take my word for it.

Instead of machine stitching there's doodles around the paper edges.  It doesn't show well in the photo but Glossy Accents were applied to the berries, small glass and swizzle stick. 

Here's the deets:
stamp - Bugaboo "JJ Christmas Cheer" digi
ink - hp printer; Ranger "Worn Lipstick"
paper - Stampin' Up "Poppy Parade" cs; Me and My Big Ideas "Reds Color Basics" dp
miscellaneous - copics; ribbon; bling; glossy accents; Spellbinder's "Label One"

Here's the challenges:
Freshly Made FMS45 - sketch
Creative Belli #148 - Christmas in July
ABC Christmas - O is for Open It Up (decorate the inside too)
Cutie Pie #23 - Christmas in July
Whoopsie Daisy - Christmas in July
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Christmas in July
Partytime Tuesday PTT#78 - Christmas in July
Cardmadfairy Digi Days #38 - Christmas in July
Jellypark Friends - Christmas in July
Speedy Fox #117 - Christmas in July
Crafter's Companion - Ho Ho Ho Christmas

Thanks for stopping by, come back again.


  1. Great card!

    Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy on our Christmas challenge. Hope you to join us again next week!

    Hugs, Sande DT xx

  2. Fabulous Christmas card Chris. Love how you've coloured Bugaboo's JJ and your doodles are perfect. Thanks so much for playing in the Belli Challenge and I hope you'll join us next time! hugs, Pat K.x

  3. Fab Christmas card, I love your fun image and bright papers.
    Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

  4. A fab card, great layout and image. Thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie challenge, good luck, cheers Sue N x

  5. That is a great card, love the colours. The image is so funny, it makes me smile.
    Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Love, Wilma

  6. Hi Chris! Thanks for letting me know that you used my sketch so I could see your beautiful card! I love everything about it, especially the stamp and the papers! Your coloring is fantastic! TFS!

  7. i love this fab fun card ,great image and you have co-ordinated the papers beautifully ,thanks for joining us at digi days and good luck
    tracey x

  8. love all the red, it looks FAB! Thanks for playing with us this week for our Xmas in July challenge at Party Time Tuesdays!

  9. Awesomely fun!! Thanks for joining us this week at Whoopsi Daisy!
    Karen C

  10. I love these Bugaboo images...they always make me laugh :-D Your coloring is fantastic and well done on your fab doodling...mine always looks a mess! Thanks for joining in our Christmas in July challenge at LCI this month xx

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  12. Great Xmas card, Brilliant image, Thanks for joining in with The Cutie Pies,
    Wendy x

  13. Fabulous card LOVE the image and love the colours too! Thanks for Playing along with us this time for our O for Open it up Challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge this time, hugs Samantha :0)

  14. It looks like she's had a jolly good time :-) Gorgeous card!

  15. Fab card Chris...and lol aat your photo story!
    Thanks for playing with us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  16. Beautiful colouring and a great layout. Thanks for playing along at the ABC Christmas challenge.


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