Saturday, July 13, 2013

Bugaboo Christmas in July blog hop


It's Christmas in July at Bugaboo. There is a hop today to kick it off and challenges to follow all week long on the Catch the Bug blog. Hope you will join the fun and hop with us and play along with the challenges. Not only will you get a jump on your holiday cards, but also you will have lots of chances along the way to win some Bugaboo images! Each challenge during the week, will give the chance of winning the special CIJ set (it's really awesome), 10, 7, and 4 images as prizes. There are also guest designer spots available as prizes, too. So play along for lots of chances to win!


You should have arrived here from the very talented Julie's blog! If not start at the beginning on the Catch the Bug blog so you don't miss anything.




Here is the inspiration photo that we are using for today's hop and for the challenge:


Here is my creation featuring Tropical Santa Surfboard



Now hop on over to Melissa's amazing blog for more fun Christmas inspiration.


Don't forget to leave comments along the way as you hop. Each stop will give the image they used to one lucky commenter!

Here are the full details on the blog hop prizes:
Blog Hop winners – 
 Grand Prize – Christmas  Set ($21 value)– 7 free for 6 months ($125 value) – 4 month Guest designer spot/ Must participate in Hop and all Daily Challenges
2nd place –Christmas Set -  $75 Gift Certificate, 2 month Guest Designer spot - Must leave a comment at every stop of the hop and participate in at least 3 other of the daily challenges
3rd place – Christmas Set -  $50 Gift Certificate – 1 month Guest Designer spot- Must leave a comment at every stop of the hop and participate in at least 3 other of the daily challenges
4th Place – Christmas Set - $25 Gift Certificate –Must leave a comment at every stop of the hop and participate in at least 3 other of the daily challenges

Some challenges I would like to enter:

45 comments:

Cindy van Oorschot said...

What a cute card. Love the paper you have used with this Santa, and great coloring too.
Cindy

Miranda Hall said...

Now I guess we know what Santa does on summer holiday! Surf, sand, and sun! Sounds like the perfect way to spend time away from work! Awesome job!

Angela said...

Awesome card, Kathleen! Adorable Santa image and your papers are perfect!

Erin Stephenson said...

Loving all the blue color in the card. The little bells are a very cute touch. I need to find some for me to use!

Gail said...

Surfs up! How cute is this? Super cute is what I say! thank you so much for the hop and the Christmas In July at Bugaboo! Enjoy your crafting day! Gail http://ilikepaper01.blogspot.com/

misteejay said...

Fab colour choice - love the blue & lime shades. Fab card.

Toni xx

NanaConnie said...

Love the blue and green color combo for Christmas, Kathy, and those little green jingle bells are perfect! What a fun hop.

Vicki Parson said...

Oh wow I just adore this creation! The colors are brilliant and the bells and bow are fabulous too! :) Thanks for sharing!

Danni said...

Your card is so fun! I love that it's not your typical holiday card!

Tracey Boley said...

Outstanding card.

Love that image and the paper.

Traceyxx

Suze said...

Love the blue and green colour scheme Kathy. This would make a fantastic card for those who live in my country where we celebrate Christmas in the middle of summer.

Katherine said...

This is absolutely the sweetest image. It would be great to win, but if not I think it's going into my shopping cart! I love, love your blue and green color combination and those green jingle bells are the best!

Michele I said...

very cute, thanks for sharing

Billie A said...

Wow Kathy great Surfing Santa and your choice of papers is awesome. Love the blues too. Great card. Great hop. We have a great CTB group and so glad I am a part of it. Hugs.

Linda Anderson said...

How absolutely perfect for a tropical Christmas! Love the blues and greens. Great card Kathy.

Linda

Cammy Wall said...

Absolutely LOVE those colors together! Fantastic card!

Min said...

Can I just tell you how much I love your work (and how glad I am that you've joined our team!)
So Glad to have you!!
Hugs & Happy Days!
Min

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Love the colors on your card!

Margo said...

One of my favorite colour combos!!
Great looking card!

Scrappy said...

LOVE this! Great DP and colors! MWAH! Scrappy

Jamie M. said...

Cute. Love the colors.
I would love you to visit my blog if you get a chance. ♥ Jamie at CraftyGirl21

Janice said...

He's a handsome guy, but not as we know him! Love the blue look Santa - perfect for his aquatic pursuits! Super card Kathy, Jx

Olga Bester said...

Ahw...just love your choice of papers and the bells are so cute!

mulberry station said...

What an awesome card Kathy. I really love the papers you have used and of course I love the Santa!
Hugs, Nancy

Virgo5 said...

Awesome, love the colours and patterns, and of course the green bells!

Marianne said...

This is such a gorgeous and vibrant card.
Love the colours you used and the Santa is coloured perfectly!
xxx Marianne MW

Milnie said...

This card is just perfect, love the image, papers and Layout!

Cheryl First said...

Great, gorgeous bow! Your color choices for this card are fabulous!

Karli said...

That is a California Santa for sure! Luv the stitching & the jingle bells on the bow. *Ü*
Hugs~

Cathy (Merciechild) said...

I love your card and that Santa has it all figured out. I live i Arizona and we celebrate Christmas in shorts and sunshine, I love your colors and your background paper is awesome. Your sentimentt "warm weather wishes" is perfect and the ribbon tops it all off. What a great card. Thank you for sharing with us. hugs, Cathy k

Jodie Mackrell said...

lovely job! loveing the unique colors!

Janice said...

Very cute summery card. Like all the blues and love the stiching and stiched ribbon.

Debi said...

Stitching!!! I love stitching on a card!!! Also like the blue/green combo with just the red stripe on Santa's trunks. Great coloring too.

DebiB

thatmightlookgoodonacard.blogspot.com

visit anytime!

sgc said...

From one Curry to another, Kathy--this is a cute card! I love it.

Fit Kitty said...

Love your Tropical Surfboard Santa! The image is adorable and I love the colours you chose. Thanks for the great blog hop! It's fun to get some inspiration - some days I really need it!

Becky G said...

Love, love, love this card! The colors are fabulous! Glad you're on the team with us!

Hugs,
Becky G
Bugaboo DT

Leeann said...

I love green and blue together and you made them look fabulous! Gorgeous image and coloring too :)

Jackie said...

I simply love the color combination you used, it really pops! I love the layout too, it is so much fun!

Bunny said...

Santa looks like a cool dude in those merry and bright colors. Very nice job.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the Santa. Especially like the jingle bells.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

kReN said...

Your blue-green color combo really is fabulous. Love all the elements and of course the image is perfect. TFS!

Life is good!
kren
@http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

Lisa Lynn said...

Love the colors of your adorable card.

mypurplehouse said...

FUN card - love the colors and paper and the bow with jingles bells is a perfect touch!!
THanks for the inspiration!
Lyn

deesdesigns said...

LOVE surfin Santa - the use of non-traditional colors is perfect for a summer Santa! Wonderful Blog Hop - never too early to start thinking about the holidays!

Glenda Atkins said...

Love the bright colours on this wonderful card, everything works so well together. Loving the hop!
hugs
Glenda