July 26, 2013

CSAYL Challenge #26 -- Inspiration Photo

Morning, everyone!  It's time for a new challenge at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long.  The sponsor for CSAYL #26 is Bugaboo, and one lucky participant will win 7 digis of their choice!

We have an Inspiration Photo to inspire you this week:

 For my card above, I took my inspiration from the colors, cake and the cute penguin cookie.  I used two Bugaboo images, Poppi Xmas Cane and Birthday Cake.  It was easy to make a Christmas cake... I just merged a candy cane over the cake's birthday candle.  Coloring was done with Copics and Prismacolor Markers.  Embellishments include glitter, fun flock, as well as a  ribbon and a rhinestone which have been in my stash forever!

Click HERE to go directly to the CSAYL challenge to see the rest of the team's wonderful creations and join in the fun.  

I will be entering my card in the following challenges:
Crafting by Designs Challenge -- Christmas in July
Belli Challenge #174 -- Christmas
Crafty Ribbons Challenge 54 -- Anything Goes with Ribbon
Crimbo Crackers Challenge -- Anything Goes with a Christmas theme
Shelly's Images July 2013 Challenge -- Anything Goes with a Christmas theme

Enjoy your weekend, and many thanks for taking the time to stop by!


  1. Smashing card Pat.

    Thanks for the info about the tree die. Have ordered one as it was a good price.


  2. AWW!!! Pat, I just ADORE this creation!! You've done a brilliant job with this sweet feller! I love the added cake to your design and the sparkle makes it look yummy too!! :) There are so many Christmas things going on this month...I don't know what to do!! LOL!! Hope you have a lovely weekend friend! HUGS

  3. Love this! That's one of my favorite color combinations...so pretty!!! Thanks for sharing :-)

  4. Super fun! Your card is spot on to the photo inspiration!!

  5. OMG this is SO ADORABLE Pat! LOVE your design ... simple but very eye appealing! Great job my friend! Hope you are doing well and have a fabulous weekend!! Thanks so much for joining our "Anything Goes – Christmas In July Edition" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
    Shelly's Images Design Team

  6. Yep ... I'm following you now too! YEAH!!! Keep the inspiration coming!!

  7. Thanks for sharing your penguin in the crafty ribbons challenge
    P x

  8. I'm lovin' the delightful holiday cards you are putting out this week, Pat! How fun!!!

  9. Wow what a lovely christmas card, thank you for joining the challenge Show us what you got "Christmas in July". By Shelly,s Images. we hope to see you back real soon.
    lovely greetz

    Shelly's Images Design Team

  10. Awwww.....this is so adorable! I love the pop of colors! perfect! You have a great weekend as well Pat!

  11. A darling card. Love that cute image. Your bright blues & reds were so vibrant...great layout with the V-banner topped off with the pretty ribbons. TFS

  12. This is gorgeous! I love your blue paper and your layered circle panel.

  13. Pat, I love your card & the colours you've used!
    Thanks for celebrating Christmas In July with us at Crafting For All Seasons!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  14. Just perfect in every way Pat ... gorgeous colour combination too, love it!

  15. This is gorgeous Pat. I love the cute penguin. The colours and layout are fabulous.
    Sue xx

  16. Wonderful crisp and bright card, love what you pulled from the inspiration photo! The pennant shaped blue embossed strip is fabulous. Beautiful!

  17. I just love this card! The bright colors and sparkly glitter make me smile. Plus, the banner is perfect all layered like that. Fun card Pat :>)

  18. This is gorgeous. Such a patriotic Christmas and love how you layered your circles as well.