Monday, July 22, 2013

Christmas in July

Christmas in July at Cards for Men ... hard to believe Christmas is 6 months away! 

Our sponsor for this challenge is Meljens Designs and the winner will receive 4 digis of their choice!

Say hi to Gruffy Little Gnome by Meljen's Designs. I colored this grumpy little guy with my Copic markers and used distressed ink pad to color the wooden snowflakes.  I haven't used banners in a while so I pulled them out and love how they look with the grey and white bakers twine.  The sentiment is from Paper Smooches.

Make sure to check out the fab creations from the Cards for Men design team then start your Christmas in July!

Meljen's Designs ( is a digital stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical, fun digital images inspired by her kids and family. The Meljen's Designs store officially launched on April 1 and it is steadily growing. The new store offers instant downloads, organized categories, and a search feature. We have new releases along with a new challenge every Thursday, freebies every Mondays and a monthly Guest Designer at the Meljen's Designs Blog ( Please visit the store to find more of Melissa's wonderful images!

Christmas Card Challenges - Snowflakes
Clearly iStamp - Christmas in July
Paper Crafting Journey - Christmas in July


  1. Fabulous christmas card. Such a brilliant image and super colours. Thanks for joining in with us at the PCJ challenge xx

  2. Very cute grumpy guy! Love your use of colors, layout, and sentiment! Thanks for playing along in the ClearyiStamp Christmas in July Challenge! Debbie McNamee CiSCDT

  3. Yes... less than 6 months until Christmas! Time really flies!
    Your card is lovely!
    Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges this week!
    Monica - CCC DT

  4. Ha! Even though this little guy is trying so hard to be grumpy, he makes me smile! He is pretty cute, too. Fabulous coloring and I love your little banners. Thanks for playing in the Clearly iStamp Challenge.

  5. Cute Banner and lovely elf - that grumpy ole guy! Thank you for joining in at Clearly iStamp for our Christmas in July challenge - it is a blessing to have you enter - enjoy your day and good luck on the draw Gail DT

  6. Love this grumpy guy! Great banner and use of traditional Christmas colors! Darling!! Thanks for sharing at Clearly iStamp!

  7. LOL that is a great elf!! And I love banners! Very pretty card! :) Thank you so much for joining us at Clearly iStamp! Hug-Katy DT

  8. This is hilarious. love it!!!
    Thanks for playing in Clearly iStamp Challenge #3 - Christmas in July! See you on Friday for challenge #4.

    Kathy D.
    Clearly Digi Stamps DT/Clearly iStamp Challenge Coordinator

  9. Look at that grumpy face - the sentiment is such a fun one for this image! Great male card!

  10. OMGosh this is so funny. I love the little crossed arms and pouty face. You have an awesome sense of humor and it comes through your designs. Love it!!