Teddy’s Tree

Hi there 🙂 With all the Christmas in July activity, it gave me just the push to double down on my Christmas card making! I printed off this adorable digi stamp from Lili of the Valley, then took the time to look through the smaller pieces of Christmas papers to establish a color scheme.

I keep telling myself that things go a lot easier when I pick my papers before starting to color, but seldom do it!! Sucker for punishment, I guess!! I colored up James Christmas Tree with my Copics, then added a bit of Stickles on the snowflakes and star for some sparkle.

Since the papers were already picked out, the card went together fairly quickly and easily. I layered the printed pieces and the image, matting everything in a dark blue, then added a layered die cut sentiment and some home made enamel dots (made with paper dots with Nuvo clear coating them) to finish things off. Love how coordinated everything is in the finished product!!

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Passion for Markers – Week 699 Christmas Animals

Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers – Christmas in July Linky Challenge

Pixie’s Snippets Challenge – #459 Christmas In July with Snippets

Crafty Catz – #647 ATG with optional Christmas in July

Creative Knockouts – #499 Christmas In July

Double D Challenges – Christmas In July


  1. Hi Susan

    I love your cute James Bear Christmas card using up some snippets.

    However, please see Rule 7 at the Snippets Playground. We no longer accept entries that aren’t from blogs. This has been in place for a while now.

    Sarn xxx

    1. This was a blog entry….obviously…you’ve commented on my blog post! *Edited to add* apparently I’m using the wrong blogging platform for the Snippets challenge, so my entry was removed. Unreasonably excessive rule for a challenge blog!

  2. Delightful Christmas card in non traditional colors that are beautiful. Love the image and your coloring is amazing. Thanks for sharing at the Double D, “Christmas in July” Challenge.

  3. Adorable card and I love your pattern paper choices too. Thank you for joining us at BYSHC Christmas in July Linky Party.

  4. Such an adorably sweet card, Susan! Wonderful coloring and good for you remembering to pick out those papers first! I struggle with that too! Thanks for playing along with the Christmas in July 2023 {BYSHC} Linky Party!

  5. Such a cute card Susanand lovely colouring … love this James image and the papers you have chosen

    Thanks so much for joining us on the Passion for Markers challenge….

    Love and crafty hugs from

    Wendy (DT)

  6. Wonderful coloring, Susan. I especially love the way you colors his fur! I know what you mean about choosing papers before coloring. It’s hot or miss with me, too!! Thanks for posting your card in the {BYSHC} Blog Christmas in July Linky Party!

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