Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Tropical Christmas

Hello everyone,

What a busy week!  I hope you are all well & keeping warm... When February comes around my head always goes on vacation somewhere tropical.  I am so tired of the freezing cold, the snow and shoveling, not to mention the flus and colds and what is up with the sun setting before supper?  I am so ready for spring!

This month at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' we are helping you beat those winter blahs with a 'Tropical Christmas' theme.  Santa might just love a vacation on the beach and I think this little parrot looks very fashionable in Santa's hat ;)

Admittedly, I think this might be our toughest challenge to date, but the team has come up with some brilliant inspiration, so be sure to pop by Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and check them out.  This month we are sponsored by the Hobby House who are offering the winner a fabulous £10 voucher!  I hope you will join in!


Stamps - Parrot & branch (Magnolia), hat (LOTV), Sentiment (Amy R)
Paper - Watercolour card & black cardstock
Ink - black Stazon & Distress inks
Other - Spellbinders Captivating Squares

I would also like to enter these fun challenges:

CHNC - Use a die cut or punched shape
CHNC challenge extra - anything Christmas goes

Thanks so much for stopping by and for taking the time to leave a comment.  I really appreciate each one!  I will be back tomorrow night with a new Playing in Paradise challenge and I am really looking forward to catching up with your blogs & crafts on the weekend!

Big hugs,



Sue said...

Gorgeous card Dawn, such a fabulous image and wonderful colouring.
Take care, sending you hugs
Sue xx

Rose said...

Dawn i love the cute bird with the hat!!! So glad you joined us for our CHNC challenge extra this month

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous card Dawn and a great colouring.

gr karin

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely card - hope to see you again soon. x

cuilliesocks said...

What a wonderful card Dawn, I love the image and the super bright colours, makes me feel warm, hugs Kate x

Marilyn said...

So cute Dawn and very creative too! I love this parrot with his Santa hat!
Isn't this cold weather miserable? I am so worn out from winter and want spring to arrive tomorrow!

Jessi Fogan said...

This is so cute! I love how you've coloured mr. parrot :)
And how I hear you on the weather - everything's covered in ice right now, as we're stuck with some weird above-zero temps in between two storms. UGH.

scrappymo! said...

This is such a cute card!
Thank you for joining us this month at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.

Maureen aka Scrappymo!

Grenouille Greetings said...

It was seeing your card on the DT site that inspired me to make my version of a tropical Christmas. I love this African Grey parrot with his cute Santa hat and you have coloured him beautifully! A lovely image with super pretty framing, Dawn! Perfect! Hugs, Lesley

Gail said...

Fabulous image colored wonderfully! GREAT card! Hugs, Gail