Friday, September 23, 2016


Welcome to the Hello! Blog Hop for the brand new Stampin' Up! Holiday/Seasonal catalogue.  You will be hopping around some amazing Stamp' Up! ® Independent Demonstrators blogs, each with an inspirational project, featuring new catalogue products.  You are currently visiting with me, Paula Dobson in New Zealand.  You can continue hopping by using the next button at the end of this post. 

Don't you just love this cheeky little fellow?!!  In the South Pacific we enjoy a hot, summery Christmas (most years!) and I think we will be in for a scorcher this year too.  I wanted to make a Christmas card that celebrated the summer Christmas down under.  I made my own sunny DSP down the side on my card by stamping what is probably the pompom from the Jolly Friends stamp set, in Daffodil Delight.  It looks like a sun!

After masking my little guy, I sponged Soft Sky ink softly over the background to reflect the beautiful blues skies we normally enjoy.  He also wouldn't be complete without his cool dude sunglasses.  The wee Jingle Bell is from the Mini Jingle Bells embellishments on page 29 of the Holiday Catalogue and I actually sewed this to my card so it wouldn't come off!  How's that for dedication, lol. I also added Dazzling Diamonds to the hat cuff for a little bit of glimmer.

Thanks for visiting today!  Your next stop is the amazing Tracy May.  There is lot's of inspiration in this group so hop around the whole hop to see it all!

1) Paula Dobson - YOU ARE HERE!
2) Tracy May - UK 
3) Caroline van der Straaten - NETHERLANDS 
4) Bibiana Cameron - UK 
5) Constanze Wirtz - GERMANY 
6) Jacque Williams - NEW ZEALAND 
7) Julie Kettlewell - UK 
8) Erica McCarty Cerwin - USA 
9) Sarah Berry - UK
10) Jennifer Pauli - GERMANY 

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  1. Considering the sunglasses and the expression on his face I would say naughty.
    Lovely card Paula!

    1. I would think you are right Caroline! Thanks for visiting x

  2. Love your DSP and the look and feel of this card. Love It Paula! I would love to have a hot summery Xmas but instead we get a frozen one here in Scotland. Send me some sunshine please :) X love bibi

    1. Gladly sending you Sunshine, my friend. Or better yet, bring the family here to visit for a summer Christmas!


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