Thursday, July 19, 2012

Shelly's Images Challenge

WOW!  Has 2 weeks gone by already?  
Yes it has and that means it's time for a new challenge at Shelly's Images.

But before I share today's challenge with you, I'd like to announce the winner from the 28 comments here on my blog from the last Shelly's Images challenge posting who will receive a $3 gift voucher for Shelly's Images Store.  And that lucky winner, chosen by Random.Org is:
Mary J Scrapper said...
Very nice tag. Thanks for playing along at Jackson Digital Expressions
Congratulations Mary J Scrapper ... please email me at so I can send along our winner's voucher!  I can't seem to locate your email address in your profile.  Please contact me by July 26th or I shall have to draw another name.

Now on to today's challenge . . .

Today we are jumping on the CHRISTMAS IN JULY bandwagon with an ANYTHING GOES challenge ... as long as it deals with Christmas!  We also have a big sale starting today ... be sure to check it out!


The design team creations today will be showcasing Shelly's "NATIVITY" digi image.  If you are getting an early start on your holiday cards, you'll want to pop on over to Shelly's Images Store for some awesome bargains and then if you need inspiration, check out Shelly's Images Challenge Blog.

 For today's card,  I have used Prismacolor markers to color this fabulous image and chalked out around the image to hopefully make it POP a bit more.  Various holiday designer papers were used for the design layout and actually they are scraps from last season.  It's always nice to be able to use up some of my 'scrap pile'.  The snowflake is actually white foam which I've inked and embossed.  I bought a whole pack of different sizes last year at Joann's.  I've added Stickles Diamonds in the center.

Here's a close up so you can see the detail in Shelly's image!
Since I don't use Copics (probably the only person on the planet who doesn't own Copics), I'm always afraid I'm not showcasing the fine detail Shelly puts into her digi images.  But I do my best with what I have.

A few other qualifying challenges are:
Creatalicious Challenge - Christmas in July
Cards for Men #15 - Christmas in July
Hookedoncraft Challenge - Christmas in July
Lollipop Crafts - Christmas in July
The Crazy Challenge - Christmas in July
There She Goes - Christmas in July
Totally Stampalicious - Christmas in July

Thanks SO MUCH for stopping by today and I hope you'll come join in our challenge fun at Shelly's Images!  Remember ... Shelly's Images challenges are now being held TWICE A MONTH ... the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month!  That gives you even MORE TIME to join in our fun!  Hope to see you there!!



  1. stunning card, the image is so beautiful


  2. fab card darlene those animals are so cute too hugs sassyxx

  3. Lovely card.
    Thanks for joinign us at The Crazy Challenge!

  4. Such a perfect card for the christmas season, just love the animals and the colours look perfect.

    Thanks so much for sharing your card with us at Hooked on Craft.

    Liz Weber
    Hooked on Craft Design Team

  5. Just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Love your creation. You have done a wonderful job staying with the Christmas theme. Thanks so much for joining us at Color Me Creative. I love seeing your creation. Good luck on the challenge. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Patricia


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