Monday, July 27, 2009

Happy Monday and another Christmas Card! Plus my new Marker Caddy find!

Hello Everyone!
There were a couple more Christmas in July challenges that I wanted to do so this week I'll have two more cards for you to see.
This one covers 4 challenges:
Polka Doodles gave me the sketch and I rotated it a 1/4 turn
Paper Play wanted a card for a boy or man, I think the blues make this more boyish
The Cuttlebug Spot had the Christmas in July theme
Belli wanted metal tags.

I used a wonderful Dustin Pike Image that you find at Doodle Dragon and colored him with Copic's, cut him out and matted him on an oval that has been embossed with Cuttlebugs Swiss Dots folder.
The papers are Walmart from a couple of years ago but I love them!
I also embossed the border with the Snowflakes folder. I used Coredinations cardstock and sanded it to reveal the white center, I love that cardstock!!

The inside has more dp and an oval journal mat to coordinate with the one on the front.

As I mentioned on Friday I wanted to share a wonderful container that I found at Target. It was designed to hold beverages on your outdoor table but my daughter saw it and said "Mum that would work perfectly for your markers!". I had previously had the markers in hanging buckets which worked great apart from when I wanted to take them downstairs to work on a piece in the evening to be with everyone else. I used to have to get a try and balance 6 or 7 small buckets on it and make my way downstairs. Now I just grab the handle of one container and I'm fixed!
The best thing was it was originally $12.99 and I got it for 50% off so just $6.49!
I found it online too Caddy but it still full price there (I don't know why it says not available in stores either)

I think it looks like I need more Green markers, what do you think? ;)

So I can get all my Copic's, my Promarkers and Prismacolor markers in one caddy.
I hope you liked today's snowman and my new marker caddy.


Bamabel said...

Fabulous card!!! Thanks for joining us this week at The Cuttlebug Spot!


Sandie said...

Beautiful card. Love that image and the papers are gorgeous!!

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week :)

Beth aka BR-T said...

What a wonderful snowman card and your caddy is awesome! BR-T

Judy said...

Very beautiful card, You did a good job and I like the colors too.

Michelle Quinno said...

Adorable card, Katie! Thanks for sharing your great find too. I'm thinking you like pink?!! I have a bunch of blue and green. I need more purples, reds, etc.

Julie M said...

Great card, Katie. A very suitable manly Christmas card!! I love those metal tags, perfect for snowflakes.

And that caddy is perfect too - I agree you need more green markers!!!!

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay!


DonnaMundinger said...

What an adorable card! Love the papers and image and embossing and tags! You've got it all here. thanks for playing along with The Cuttlebug Spot! xxD

Polkadoodles said...

nice jobbie, thanks for joining in at Polka Doodles again this week, good luck! I found a very similar caddy to the one above in The Range last week in their gardening section, makes me wonder now why I didnt get it, think I will return tomorrow now!! x

scrappin_mom3 said...

great card and yep, you need more green markers!! LOL!! Thanks for joining us this week at The Cuttlebug Spot!

Polly Pierce said...

Ooh, you lucky thing! Love the card and the caddy, but all those Copics....

Debbie said...

Love your snowman card! They are my fav's! Your coloring is amazing! Thanks so much for playing with us over at the belli challenge blog!

Unknown said...

Oh my gosh, this is way cute! Absolutely fabulous! Great job combining challenges!

Lori said...

Okay, so glad I found your blog. I love your card...the colors are gorgeous and the way you colored the snowman is FANTASTIC. I absolutely love it! Thanks for the info on the caddy for the Copics too. I could really use something like that for my growing collection! I see a trip to Target in my near future!Thanks for sharing!

Fern said...

Your snowman is adorable.. Fantastic job with the colors and love the tags... Thanks so much for playing in the Creative Belli Challenge... And thanks for sharing the caddy for the Copics... Great idea... :O)

Candy said...

Oh you have found the perfect way to keep your markers!!! GREAT idea. Wish I lived in the States. There are no Target Stores where I live. Thank you so much for all of this information about it.
Love your card too LOL LOL
Hugs, Candy

Tip Top said...

Just look at all those markers!!! And a great caddy too! Fab card and I do like Dustin Pike - really easy images to use! Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Very cute Christmas card and way to go on the metal tags!

Love the caddy for your Copics - great find!

Thanks for playing with us on the Belli Challenge!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

What a cute snowman card! I love your coloring, and your metal tags are fab! thanks for joining us in the Belli Challenge!

Anonymous said...

I love your tin. Since I take mine in kitchen to work I like something I can move like this. I use a tin bucket like you would get at a paint store. It serves it's purpose but it is not as cute as yours! Thanks for sharing,
A Magnolia-lious sister,

Dani said...

Adorable card! Great job using the tags, thanks for joining the Belli Challenge!

And I love your marker bucket! Very cool storage!