Tuesday 7 July 2015

wk 27 Crafting Challenge at Digi Choosday - Christmas in July

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Happy Choosday everyone.

Before we get onto this weeks challenge we need to remind you that we are looking for some Guest Designers to join us for a few weeks. To apply all we ask you to do is enter this weeks challenge and add GDT to your name in your link up. We are looking for people of varying skills so please don’t think you are not good enough. Come on, give it a go, what have you got to lose? It is a fabulous, friendly and supportive team to be a part of so if you love Nikky’s work and can make one card a week for two to four weeks then let us know!
In the mean time we have some guest designers joining us from Polkadoodles for a few weeks. Today we have the lovely Lou Sims and Anita Byrne joining us.

Now onto this week business.
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Now onto the new challenge from us here at Digi Choosday.
We figured it was time to start on our Christmas makes so the theme is Christmas in July! We always find this really useful as it gives us the kick we need to make that start and not leave it all until the last minute. We hope it gives you some inspiration to make a start on your Christmas makes.
You can make anything you like maybe a card, a scrapbook layout of even home d├ęcor. 
You can use any products you like to enter as long as it follows the theme for this week. We don’t have many rules but check them out in the side bar if you need to.

We give you two weeks to enter so that means the
CLOSING DATE IS 21st July 2015 and the winners will be announced on 28th July 2015.

PRIZES: The random winner (chosen by Random.org) will receive £5 worth of downloads of your choice from the digi store!

The winner and top 3 for week 24 can be found at the bottom of this post.

So let’s see what the design team have made for us....

Anita -  Hi there I was thrilled to be asked to join this challenge of Christmas in July,  I had fun with the Here comes christmas collection  I so love this collection there is so much on it everytime I go back to it I find more to whet my appetite. 

Lou: Back for the second time as a GDT for this challenge and have used the Picknix, Gingerbread Twist collection to make my triple easel card. The sentiment is from "Here Comes Christmas" CD.

Scatty Jan  My Christmas project was made on a really hot summery day, it did feel odd Christmas making with the doors and windows open, but never the less I love Christmas- I used some digi's completely non Christmas putting my little spin on them by colouring them in Christmas colours, adding holly where a skull should be and adding some little Christmas hats - The images I have used are from left to right Oddella with bag, Oddella with Bow, and Oddella with Twig. These have all been coloured up with Graph'It Markers. All the sentiments and background images are from the Work and Play Collection 5 - Festive Hollybobs . The hats were an old Sizzix die and some thin tinsel added.

Lynda:. I love Christmas in July!! and this is my first Christmas card this year. I used the lovely Work & Play 5: Festive Hollybobs this week. It's available as a download collection or on a CD.  The digi I used is called Hollybobs Robin and can be bought separately. Hope you have fun xx

Julie - I decided to make a Pendulum card for my Christmas in July project and have used the fabulous Polkadoodles Work and Play 5 digi download (Also known as Festive Hollibobs) - it is also available on CD and the image is also available singly, it's called Angel and can be found in the Polkadoodles Digi Store HERE
The beautiful blue snowflake paper and spotty paper in the centre of the card, the christmas trees, lamp posts and the sentiment are also in the full download so its amazing value. I have coloured the image with Copic Markers.

Yvonne - I am still addicted to the Serenity Collection and this time I have used 'Stardust'.  I decided she was a Christmas fairy.................obviously.  I coloured her with my polychromo pencils and used pan pastels for the background.  I used papers from the Picnix Gingerbread Twist collection, which you can get as a CD-rom or as a download.  The sentiment is from Festive Hollibobs Collection.

Jane – Hi everyone!  Christmas in July!!! Oh my goodness. I don’t usually think about my Christmas cards until November!! However how can you resist creating those festive makes when you have such a fab compilation of goodies at your disposable on the awesome PICKNIX2 GINGERBREAD TWIST BUNDLE?  There are some gorgeous papers and so many digi stamps in this collection. I just adore this snow lady and snowy scene which I have incorporated into a diorama/shadow box/tunnel thingy card (not its real name).  So snag the discount code and grab this collection.  There is something in it for everyone! Have a lovely crafty day! xxx

Anjie - I have used the fabulous Picknix 2, Gingerbread Twist Colletion. For those that have been following my blog for a while you will know how much I love this collection! For the background I cut two papers into 4 squares to make a patchwork background. I used a distress ink around the edges of the before sticking them down and then added some faux stitching to tie them together. The I sat and fussy cut all the embellies out whilst I was watching Wimbledon. As much as I love my Cameo I still also love to fussy cut, and I love Wimbledon so got to do two things I love together, how good is that!
Tanya.....I love, love, love making Christmas cards and there’s oodles of inspiration on the Polka Doodles website but I’ve gone back to one of the older CD collections called Paper Boutique 
to make my card this week.  I’ve used the Dashing Rudolph sheets and printed both of them out and have used some of the papers too – polka dots of course and the green paper featuring the lyrics of Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer which match the writing on the Rudolph digi.  I’ve decoupaged him and added glitter to his nose (of course).  There are some great sentiments on this CD collection and so I decided to use some NOEL tags and some buttons from another sheet and have finished them off with a touch of hessian twine and arranged them ‘off’ the top of the card.  The edges of all the images/papers have been inked up.  Full details can be found on my blog and also there’s a little bit of a competition giveaway to enter over there as well and would love if you could visit.

Monica.-For my Christmas in July proyect, I made a multiple step card using the adorable Picknix 2 Gingerbread Twist Collection. Everything in that collection is just perfect for the cuttest Christmas projects.
Card Front
Inside the card

Wendy - Eughh, less than 6 months till christmas, best get cracking on the cards then! For my Z-fold card, I've used several images from Picnix 2 - Gingerbread Twist and resized using Craft Artist. Both backing papers and the ribbon strips are also from this collection.

Emma - For my Christmas in July project i have made a frame card which i think looks quite different. I have used the super sweet Festive Hollybobs Tree Fun which can be found Here. I have used one of the papers from the full Hollybobs collection that can be found Here as a digi download or CD Here.
Caz  For my christmas in july project i have made a square box card..I have used the cute  Crackers digi image, from the great Festive Hollybobs Collection, available as a Download or if you prefer on CD.  The digi is also available as a single digi  here. Papers and presents all available on this collection....

Great makes from the DT I’m sure you will agree.
Add your entry using the linky tool below.

Now for the winner and top three from week 24 Button it! 

The winner chosen at random by www.random.org is:
# 21 Louise H 
Please email us at sales@polkadoodles.co.uk quoting DCW024001 to claim your prize of a $15 of free downloads from the digi store!

And in no particular order the top three chosen by the design team are:
# 6 Vannessa 
# 23 Lisa S 

Well done! We all loved all the entries this week! Grab your blinkies from the side bar!
Thank you all so much for your entries, it means so much to us that you join us each week.
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