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Tuesday, 3 July 2012

TLT - Christmas In July - New Release AND a Blog Hop!





Woo hoo!!! It's TLT and it's a NEW RELEASE and it's a BLOG HOP!!!! What more can you ask for lol??? It's been a long time since we had a hop so we're all super excited here at LCI Central :-D I thought M Pee (aka Michele) was going to faint with excitement she loves her image so much lol. 

Before I tell you all about it I want to thank everyone who entered our Double Trouble Challenge...all the entries were fabulicious and if you want to see if you were the Overall Challenge Winner, Winner using an LCI image (both £10 shopping vouchers) or a Top 3 winner make sure you check over at the Challenge Blog.


One more thing before I start. If you already haven't noticed we have a brand new Ladybug on board...Susan aka Paper, Card, Ribbon and Flowers. I couldn't resist when I received her email begging (slightly embarrassing I know) to be part of the team...the sizable cheque didn't hurt either lol! So please give Susan a humongous Ladybug welcome...I think she's a little bit nervous and a whole lot excited and we are so happy to have her on our team :-D

Ok I can't wait any longer to tell you about our Christmas in July hop.  The rules are easy peasy...




1. Leave a comment on each of the DT posts as you hop
2. Each DT member will have a letter for you to collect... once you have them all they will spell a word which you then email to lcichallengeblog@aol.com
3. Leave a comment on the Challenge blog letting us know which image you like best
4. Display our badge in your side bar to spread the word.


I'm the last stop on the hop and you should have arrived here from Laurie but if you want to start at the beginning go back to the Challenge Blog

The winner will receive all 6 images and there will be 5 runners up prizes of 2 images of your choice each...how's that for an early Christmas prezzie! Of course there will be the usual challenge prizes of Overall winner and LCI image winner so there's plenty for everyone

Are you ready for my card? Here you go...




The range of digi images is called Christmas Delight illustrated by Floral Delights fabulous illustrator Jan White. We had such a blast with these images. The one I'm using today is called Holly & Ivy Delight and have used it twice on my card, flipping it so they're like bookends. I couldn't decide whether to have the vase on the outside or the ivy and swapped them about a dozen times before I settle on the ivy. Now I'm looking at it again I wonder if it should have been the vase lol.

I had one sheet of this pp left over from last year or the year before....or was it the year before?? Not sure when but I remember loving it when I bought it lol. The red stripes are lovely and glittery :-D I sized the images quite small, colored them with my Copics and cut them out with a square Nestie and the flourish with a 
Die-namics die.



I added Siam Swarovski crystals for berries


A peek at the inside

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Crafty Bloggers Network - Anything Goes
Lollipop Crafts - Christmas in July
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
PanPastel UK Challenge -  Use a Digi
The Paper Players - Christmas in July
The Squirrel and The Fox - Christmas in July

So Now you've seen the new collection twice and I hope you love it as much as I do. It is a bit different but that's what it's all about right? 

As it's the summer and everyone will be busy with their kids and holidays the Christmas in July challenge will be for a month so you have plenty of time to rearrange the 13 letters you've collected and enter our challenge. 



Remember the summer sale is on too where you can purchase ALL cling stamps at 1/2 price!

Thanks for hopping by...

Catch ya later x

34 comments:

Gemma said...

I love it Kerry...its stunning, your image is just gorgeous & beautiful layout too...

Righto i have got your letter{s} off to unscramble them Lol...
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Marianne said...

Well, you can always create another card, swapping the images on that one. It seems you'll probably need to find a different PP, too, lol. Love the new image and the sneak peeks on the challenge blog. I think I'll hop backwards for a change lol.
Marianne x

Rose said...

Kerry, your beautifully colored Holly and Ivy Delight images look fabulous on this gorgeous and sweetly finished Christmas card. TFS! Hugz, ~ Rose

Trish Hughes said...

beautiful card, love the swirls

Whimsey said...

Cute, cute, cute - love the colors and your coloring - particularly the vases is divine! Great layout too!!

Lisa Jane said...

LOve how you have used the image twice on a long slim card .. and the flourishes look fabuloso !
Lisa x

Julie said...

Lovin it, lovin it, lovin it! Did I tell you I had an Auntie Ollie and an Auntie Ivy? Sadly neither are around now but I always thought as a child that everyone sang about them at Christmas lol!
Those chrystals work a treat for berries Kerry, Sparklicious!.x

Pia S said...

I think this image looks great, and I love the contrast of the striped paper and the beautiful swirls.

Chrissy said...

Fabulous image Kerry, love the papers and colours and swirls,and love the card shape..


Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

Luv CHRISSYxx

Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

DesignerDiva said...

This is fabulous Kerry, I love your little vase and I think ivy outside was a good call! lol thats what I would have done!
Love the paper and swirls too - stunnalicious!
Hugs Laurie xx

Diane's Card Designs said...

Beautiful card Kerry. The image is beautiful and love the layout. Gorgeous backing paper and ribbon.
Diane xx

Susan said...

Spooky spooky - the first card I made was with to vases of holly but portrait and messed it up and didn't think it was good enough...
This is a beautiful image and love all the colours and papers you have used....and those to die for crystals....Thank you for such beautiful images
Xx

Jane said...

First of all Kerry what a fab new release, well done to all your team, what wonderful cards they (and you )made. With this weather it could actually be Christmas but your hop has brightened up my evening. Now I have got to sit down and work out these 13 letters ....looks a bit like supercalafragalisticexpealidocious to me at the moment ;0)Good job I've got a month to work it out!
Jane xx

Mary J said...

A great make, Kerry! Love the layout - fab new release!

Sally said...

Love the use of two images Kerry and a long card makes a nice change. Great collection of new images......so different too.
The berries on my card are glossy accents and then sprinkled with glamour dust......unfortunately the glaze sunk in the middle.....I think they look like jelly tot sweets!
Hugs Sally xxx

Fluffles said...

Really beautiful card both inside & out, Jx

Loz said...

Gorgeous card and colouring Kerry. I saw this on MIM..Loz

Jo said...

ooh what a lovely card! Thank you so much for playing along at the CBN network challenge this week.. Hope to see you again soon!

Jo
CBN DT

Catherine said...

Gorgeous card and I love the way you have made the images smaller....

Rusty said...

Gorgeous!! I love that PP that you have used and another fab image! I bet you didnt count how many crystals you used? x

meg said...

I love your card hard to pick a favourite digi they are all fantastic thanks for the chance to win them.

Krafty Hugzz Kenzi x said...

This is fab, i love seeing 2 image cards, they look extra awesome
I so really love the new digi's and its given me lots of inspiration along the way,
Tfs and such a fab hop
Well done to u all
Hugz
Kenzie xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really gorgeous, I love the gems for the berries, very effective. Thank you so much for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

Helen said...

Great card and very effective - love the papers you've used too.

Thanks for joining us at The Squirrel and the Fox.

Helen x

Julia said...

Absolutely in love with your project! Thanks for sharing!
I saw this on Make it Monday!
These are my entries: # 129, #158, #160, #162, # 250 and #252 (Candy Alert) would love it if you could visit.
Hugs,
Julia

Sandra H said...

Hello Kerry, Wow that was an amazing blog hop and thank you and your team mates for allowing this to happen, Your image is stunning and coloured so beautifully too! great papers and layout also the lovely dies used and the stitching on the ribbon and the stitching around the card really stands out and looks lovely and the berries are truly effective thank you now to unscramble my letters:)x

Debra Pate said...

How fun...Christmas in July!!! I saw your card on make it Monday.

Hugs,
Debra Pate
Fabulously Creative
http://debrapate.blogspot.com

Debs M said...

love this, saw it on mim x

Samantha said...

Fabulous card love the way you have reversed the image too, Fabby last stop on the hop thanks for all the fun! hugs me x

Starla B. said...

What a stunning card! Your coloring is just GORGEOUS. Personally, I love it having the holly on the outside (vs. the vase). I think it slopes nicely. Your design is just perfect, and those flourishes are a lovely touch. Absolutely fabulous. Thank you for sharing, and for this wonderful hop!

E. Marie said...

Your card is beautiful. Wonderful coloring and I love the layout you used with this great new images.

Cyndi said...

Very beautiful and creative! Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts for our July challenge!

Spyder said...

lovely creations from everyone, happy hopping
(Lyn)

Andrea said...

Hiya i've hopped around and collected all the letters what a fab collection, I just love the stamps and the cards have been tremendous what talent you ladies have, Your card is ace and i think you made the right choice regarding direction of the vase the flowers sweep nicely on on the outsides what a great DT thanks and will be emailing when I unscramble the letters thanks X