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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

A Tropical Christmas!

Well, hello to all of you who have hot weather at Christmas. This challenge is dedicated to YOU!  The challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' this month is A TROPICAL CHRISTMAS


This image is by Bugaboo and I've found they have many digital stamps that are for tropical winters. I've used them on previous cards...see here and here.  I like these images since I live in the desert of Phoenix, Arizona USA where we don't have traditional winter weather of ice and snow.  I used a palm tree die by Sizzix and a Sizzlit die of a plumeria flower. The tickets in the corner are a die with matching stamp set by Whimsy. My paper is by Stampin' Up.


My Santa has gotten a bit of a sunburn although he did put sunscreen on his nose. No one realizes how strong the sun is in the winter time, including Santa! I used WOW! glitter on his beard and a touch of Star Dust Stickles on the water. My Santa believes this is the most wonderful time of the year as he sits backs and floats around in his tropical paradise.

Our sponsor this month is The Hobby House who has donated a £10.00 voucher to their store. The Design Team at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' have made some outstanding examples of our challenge topic A TROPICAL CHRISTMAS for you. Please take a look at them and perhaps you will be inspired to join this challenge!

                                                                                 Hugs,
                                                                                 Gail

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Crimbo Crackers, One Crazy Stamper, Crazy Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge 2, ABC Christmas, 4 Krafty Girlz, Sister Act, Digi Stamps 4 Joy, Di's Digi Designs (TicTacToe: Digi, Diecuts, Flowers), Challenges 4 Everybody, Christmas Card Challenges, Scribble and Scrap Crafts, Card Mania, Crafting From The Heart, The Stamping Boutique, Through The Craftroom Door, Love to Scrap

35 comments:

  1. Adorable!
    Thanks for playing with us at Christmas Card Challenges!
    Monica - CCC DT

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  2. Hi Gail, what a fabulous Christmas card my brother in law in NZ would be just right for this design, I love the papers and your colour scheme is so much fun and it looks a lot warmer than it is here in the UK. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

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  3. Great fun card this really made me smile love it Love and Happy Crafting Carole x

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  4. Wahou ! Extra ! J'adore la gaieté de cette carte !
    Merci pour ta participation au challenge de crafting from the heart
    Bises

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  5. Hi Gail. Love this fabulous fun Santa and the sunshine is such a great change from all the cold and snow xx

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  6. Thanks for entering your lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for February - hope to see you again soon x

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  7. Love this image, Gail! Its beautifully coloured and your palmtree and your plameria flowers are the perfect accompaniment. Hugs, Lesley

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  8. This is sooooooooooooo cute!!! Love the tropical feel! Great Santa card!

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  9. hi hun adorable creation - thanks so much for joining us at CFTH and hope u join us next week for another fun weekly challenge x

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  10. Wow, great work, well done and good luck!
    Hugs, Jackie
    Digistamps4Joy.DT
    Member

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  11. what a cute and fun card Gail.

    Thanks for join us at
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}

    Karin

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  12. Fun and festive!
    Love the hits of stickles...Stardust is my most used colour!
    Great card and thank you for joining us this month at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.
    Maureen aka Scrappymo!

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  13. super cute!! Thank you for joining us over at TSB Nicole DT xx

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  14. This is wonderful! So cute. I love that Aloha ticket. Last year I sent some cards with a melting snowman and some with a cactus decorated with lights.

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  15. Love this Gail! Definitely a tropical card.

    Susan xx

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  16. 2222222222 CUTE! Love these bright colors
    So glad you joined us at TTCRD challenge
    Linda TTCRD DT

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  17. This is a beautiful creation with great details and perfect for our ‘USE DIES OR PUNCHES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  18. He's so cute, it looks like Christmas day in Australia, Santa is nice and warm, love that tree and the sweet flowers, very clever Gail
    Hugs Julie P

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  19. Great card! The tickets in the corner are brilliant and I love the DP! Thank you for joining the Crafting From The Heart Challenge, hope to see you again very soon.

    Victoria DT

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  20. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at CFTH Challenge. Good Luck.

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  21. How cute and tropical is this -- just wish I could be there to join him right about now, since we're in the MINUS figures, temperature-wise here . . . which occurs WAY too frequently for my liking!! The background paper is adorable and I love that coconut tree -- it coordinates SO well. Even the flowers look tropical, and Santa, well, he's still adorable, even though a bit sunburnt - hope he gets well rested before taking flight again in December, 2014 !!! What a fabulous creation . . . I just might have to enter this challenge . . . thanks for the shove !!

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  22. waaaaooo!!! excellent!!! love everything about your card! it's funny and beautiful ! perfect work
    ♥Thank you so much for entering Love to Scrap! Anything goes Challenge this week!♥
    Shuly DT
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  23. This is a super card ! And embellishments are gorgeous. Love it!

    Thank you so much for joining us over at Card Mania Challendges.

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  24. Ah, this is so cute, LOVE IT! Thanks for playing Tic Tac Toe with us at Di's Digi Stamps! Hugs, Karen

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  25. such a fun card!! So glad you joined us for our CHNC challenge extra this month

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  26. What a fun image! Thanks for linking up with us this week at the Sister Act Challenge Blog.
    Cathy xx

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  27. Congrats Gail, you are one lucky gal.....Not once, but twice! You must have had your lucky charm with you! Your work is BEAUTIFUL! I'm so glad your name was pulled from the entrants to my blog!

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  28. What a fun and cute card!!! You did an amazing job! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
    Tina dt

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  29. Adorable card, I love that image!! Being from Iowa I only dream of a tropical Christmas! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

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  30. Very cute, Gail! Love your aloha Santa! Thanks for joining in at Christmas Card Challenges! Karen N, DT

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  31. Gorgeous project! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls this time - good luck! hugs Angelie

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  32. How fun! I love the image w/all it's glitter and the paper and die cuts are fab! So glad you joined us for our Die Cut Challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge!

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  33. What a fun card! great use of die cuts. Thanks for playing along with the ABC Christmas Challenge.
    Carissa

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  34. Lovely and very funny card. Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges. Good luck and hope you'll join us again.

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