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Blogger's Challenge 57 - Christmas in July

OK I missed last week's challenge due to trying to play catch up with my MT studies and then our oldest having surgery. So here is this week's challenge - Christmas in July. I received this image in an image swap I participated in recently, but I do also have this stamp in my collection. I just love good Santa images. For some reason they are hard to find a lot of them look kind of deranged for some reason but I just love this one.

I colored him in with my Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. Supplies: Paper-Bazzill & SU cardstock, Basic Grey pp; Stamp-Jolly Santa by Stamps Happen; Misc-Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, and a little jingle bell.

The colors look so much better in person than in this photo. I really need to get a new camera. I have one picked out but I just can't bring myself to spend the money for it. I have been saving my money for about a year now for a nice dslr camera and DH told me that when I finished 1/2 of my MT course with a passing grade he would buy me a camera. He keeps teasing me about the fact that he is ok with this purchase and I have the money but can't make myself spend it.

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  1. What a jolly old Elf is he! Fabulous coloring, love the background the that little jingle bell is just tooo cute! Way to go!

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  2. This is a great card, with a fabulous image. Love how you used your bell as an embellishment. Wonderful job.

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  3. What a gorgeous Santa image! I love the layout of your card too! {SMILES}

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  4. This is a great Santa image! Love the addition of the jingle bell!

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  5. Ho Ho Ho - This is wonderful. I love Santa's and you did a great job with yours.

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  6. Great colors - cute addition of the jingle bell!

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  7. Hi Suzanne, I hear you about the Santa images. Love this one though and really like the touch you have done to him!

    :) Marcia

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  8. Nice! Love how you added the bell--fun embellishment.

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  9. What a great Santa image! Love it!

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  10. This is a fantastic Santa image! Just a classic look! Love the bell embellishment too! Beautifully done Suzanne! :D

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  11. This is a wonderful card! You are so right about this Santa image....he's just the perfect ole' St. Nick! Great card! And, you SHOULD treat yourself to that camera...you KNOW when you get it and use it, you are not going to be sorry!! Go ahead...just do it!!

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  12. gorgeous card Suzanne, love the Santa image and the BG is fab! Go on, get yourself that camera, you deserve it! I did the same thing, kept looking at them and couldn't bring myself to spend that much but my DH bought me one for my 40th birthday, it is my pride and joy and I don't know how I lived without it now!

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  13. Hi Suzanne! Cute santa card! =) I nominated you for a blogger award--go check it out on my blog!

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  14. love this card and especially love the little jingle bell. too groovy!

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  15. Great Christmas card Suzanne! That background is perfect, as is the bell!

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  16. Very simple yet elegant! Great colors!
    Tangii

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