Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Open it Up!

Hi everyone we have a brand new at ABC Christmas Challenge
this week, but I have some Brilliant news too!
We have a lovely new Teamie justing us...

Please join us with a HUGE welcome for the awesomely oober talented Annette
Your gonna love her Designs she is so clever! I am so proud to have her join our Team!

Ok so to this weeks Challenge... We've reached the letter O!
and our fabulous Host this week Dorte has chosen the theme

O for Open it Up!

This means decorate the front and inside of your card/creation and if
you're feeling extra creative, you can do the back too!

We have two fabulous sponsors:

and we have some fabulously Talented ladies joining us from each of the sponsors teams
Mary from Ribbon Girl & Linda from Bugaboo
so make sure you stop by the team and we would love you to join in too!

So here is my card I have decorated the front, inside and back!
I have used JJ-Christmas - Cheers a Bugaboo image
the sentiment is one I have made on my pc... giving me another New Sentiment for Christmas hope you like the little play on words.
I have also used a ¾ inch circle punch and the scraps of DP to make my own Mega huge candy circles and added 2 foam pads under each.

I have used the same image inside but have the image in line drawing one colour blue
I took the image and used the holly and cherry to make a backing paper too!

The back is fairly simple but works I think.

Here are the challenges I would like to play with my card:
Clear It Out! -Christmas In July, Use up Red & Green stash(the Red and green I have had since last year)
Papertake Weekly - Make Your Own (Backing paper and Mega huge candy see above)
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything goes - Christmas In July
Sassy Cheryl's - Polka Dot's Everywhere
Shopping Our Stash - Something New (New sentiment see above)
Get Hippity with Ippity - Christmas in July
Hooked on Crafts - Christmas in July
Lexi's Creations - Christmas in July
Lollipop Crafts - Christmas in July
Love to Create - Spots and Dots
My Craft Spot - Christmas in July
Whoopsi Daisy - Christmas in Jul

Have a great day hugs me x


  1. so stunning samantha.i love the fun image and great design :D

    xx coops xx

  2. Samantha I really like your idea of having the same image uncolored on the inside. From front to back this card is a creative brilliance!

  3. What a fun card! I love the funny image and all the poks dots. Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

  4. This is fabulous hunny - love those huge pieces of card candy...and your holly paper is awesome!
    Helen x

  5. Brilliant card! Such fun!

  6. Hi Samantha, LOVE your card and the way you used an uncoloured image on the inside and the holly paper. Great idea. Love, Wilma

  7. Fab, Samantha. Decorating all round is easy peasy!!
    Great looking card, very creative use of the holly and the cherry.
    hugs Dorte

  8. This is a fab card Samantha, I love the fun image and bright colours.
    Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

  9. Great card! Love this image!! Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week!

  10. Great card, I love that you were able to create your own backing paper using part of the image too.
    Hugs, Carissa

  11. Love your Opened Up card - the design is so dynamic and such fun, funky colours! Thanks so much for joining up at Words and Pictures, and for your lovely comments. Glad you enjoyed the trip to France, and belated happy anniversary!
    Alison x

  12. Hi Samantha. What a lovely card. Fab colours and design and a real great image too.
    Thank you for joining us at Lexi's Creations and good luck.
    Love Sandra xx

  13. Such a fun card!

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

    Hugs, Sande DT xx

  14. Thanks so much for the lovely welcome. I'm really pleased to be joining you guys. Fab card and did you see you won something at the crafty pad challenge? Congrats honey.

  15. This is fab Samantha, what a fun image well done Hugs Elaine

  16. What a great idea. thanks for joining us at Love to Create. xxx

  17. Fantastic card! Love the image and the design you used is sensational! Inside and out - a great card.
    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash.

  18. A smashing card:) Your paper is fab, well done
    Thanks for playing along with Papertake Weekly
    Anne x

  19. This card is hilarious!! I love the papers...great polka-dots! And that image just cracks me up! Beautiful coloring too! So glad that you've joined us at Sassy Cheryl's for this week's fun "polka-dot" challenge! Hugs. Pat Frank

  20. Very cute! So glad you joined us this week at My Craft Spot!

  21. What a hilarious image. . . .and beautifully done. It's a keeper for sure. LOVE the red and white polka dots. Stunning.
    Polka Dots are my FAVORITE! Thanks for playing along in the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge this week.

  22. very very cute. love all the bright colors. Thanks for playing with us this week for our Xmas in July challenge at Party Time Tuesdays!

  23. Fantastic!! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Love to Create Challenge!! Come Back and Play with us again really soon!!

    Many Blessings,

  24. Love the LO!! Thanks for joining us at GHWI!!

  25. Awesome card! Thanks for joining us at Love to Create Challenge!

  26. Love, love, love this card! Thanks for sharing this with the Clear It Out Challenge!

    sandy's crafty creations

  27. Terrific card-such fun! Love it inside and out!
    Thank you for joining us this week for the Sassy Cheryl's challenge!

  28. Fabulous fun Holiday card. I love the blue, red and green colour combination and the terrific candy circles! The inside looks fab too! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations!

  29. Absolutely love this polkadot design Samantha, and use of string and decoration inside too. Have a lovely night. Hugs Bettina xx

  30. Wonderful card - love these funny images!
    Thank you for joining us at Shopping Our Stash Challenge!

    Hugs, Alica ;)

  31. fantastically fun! I love those bold polka dots :) Thank you for playing with us at Clear It Out Challenges this week!

    Lots of joy,

    PS - I welcome you to join us at Tuesday Alchemy for our newest challenge!


I really appreciate your comments thank you! hugs Samantha :0)

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