Bugaboo Christmas In July Day 5 – Photo Inspiration and Make It Funny

 It’s the fifth day of the Bugaboo Christmas in July week of challenges and today is a photo inspiration for a funny card.

I have chosen to feature Santa and a rather tangled up Rudolph, charging him with putting up the decorations might have been a mistake!


Materials used: 
Bugaboo Digi Stamps –  Christmas Trio Blocks Digi Stamp
acrylic greeting stamp
acrylic line border stamp
X-Press It card
silver mirri card
blue card
silver embossing powder
Versamark ink pad
DL white card blank
white fun flock
Copic pens
Snowy acetate sheet

Print two of the Christmas blocks on X-Press It card twice and colour with Copics. Fussy cut one of each block around the outside edge and fussy cut just the Santa and Rudolph from the other images. Add fun flock to Santa’s hat.

Emboss the edge with the border stamp and greeting using silver embossing powder.

Arrange and adhere the two images on a strip of blue card matted on silver mirri. Use foam pads to attach the two character images over the top shaping them slightly first.

Attach the panel to the front of the card.

Wrap the card with a piece of snowy acetate.

I hope you have been able to join in the fun with our Christmas in July event at Catch the Bug. There is still time to catch up with the challenges so far and still more to come over the next couple of days. All the details can be found at the Catch the Bug Blog page, and there are lots of prizes on offer too.

Thanks for visiting. Take care.


Entering the following challenges:
July Crafty Awesomness Challenge
Inspiration Destination #132 – Anything Goes
Di’s Digi Designs – Christmas in July
A Bit More Time to Craft #48 – Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin’ Challenge – Christmas in July
Christmas Sweet Stampin’ Challenge July – Anything Christmas Goes
Bugaboo Crafty Challenge #7 – Anything Goes (must use a Bugaboo image)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #56 – Anything Goes
PIP Challenge 1729 – Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart #168 – Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread #46 – Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More #251 – Anything Goes
Crafty Creations #346 – Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon #403 – Christmas in July




About Pippa

I started crafting at an early age though not always successfully, my pillowcase tennis dress has, thankfully, disappeared into history. Funnily sewing is not something I enjoy! My favourite crafty activity has to be card making, especially stamping which I have been doing for over 20 years and am still a beginner, there is always something new to learn. I also enjoy knitting and crochet. I am not an artist, cannot even draw a straight line with a ruler, but I love colouring in, which is why stamping appeals so much. I am married, have recently retired from being a part time HLTA at a local village primary school, have two grown up daughters, both married and a mad cat called Finnegan. That, in a nutshell, is me.
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11 Responses to Bugaboo Christmas In July Day 5 – Photo Inspiration and Make It Funny

  1. brendan808 says:

    So cute, Pippa! Thanks for sharing at Little Red Wagon!

  2. Chris says:

    Love the design, those cute images and the snowy acetate! Fabulous, fun and festive!
    Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin’

  3. Chris says:

    Thanks for sharing your lovely card at Sweet Stampin’ Christmas Challenge too!

  4. Migdalia Rodriguez says:

    Super cute & fun!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting with Creative M

  5. kimheggins says:

    Adorable….so cute! Love your sweet festive holiday images! Thank you so much for playing along with us at ATSM!

  6. Fabulous card Pippa. Such good fun.
    Hugs Flo x

  7. Dewi says:

    Too cute! Thanks for joining at Lemon Shortbread: Anything Goes

  8. JanR says:

    What a fun card! I’m loving all the shine. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  9. Wendy says:

    This is really cute!! I love your color choices. It is so festive and full of holiday energy!! Thanks for playing along at PIP Challenges!!

  10. Valentyna says:

    Oh, how adorable it is?!!! What a great layout with the clever use of acetate. Awesome card! Thank you for sharing your card with ATSM!

  11. shellshearer says:

    Really cute make

    Thank you for sharing with us at ‘Inspiration Destination’ this fortnight. Looking forward to seeing your creations again, when we return in September,
    Hugs Shell xx

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