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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Trimming the Tree

Hi everyone, well another day has flown past and the march towards Christmas is becoming quicker. It was a lovely Spring day here and with no craft classes to go to because of holiday break, I managed to catch up on most of the washing. Our granddaughter has ended up staying again tonight as everyone is still not well at home and it is her sister's 7th birthday tomorrow and party preparations are in full swing. I will take her home in the morning so she can be at the party which is in the afternoon.
I decided to make a Christmas card today as I came across a blog that does Christmas challenges using sketches.
So here is mine for Christmas Challenges (with sketches) - Challenge #11 You need to visit the blog to see the sketch as it is part of the rules not to reproduce it on our blogs.
I would also like to enter it into Christmas Card Challenges - week #45 which is a photo inspiration challenge. I hope my card fits the criteria.
I started with a red basecard and added some christmas paper from stock - I cut two circular shapes, one from white card and the other from the paper. I've used a zig-zag punch with little hearts in red and the image and sentiment are from a free set of stamps that came with a magazine and they are from Ladybug Crafts Ink. I stamped in SU Choc Chip and coloured with Marvy Markers, I used two different oval punches and sponged the red oval with choc chip to give a bit more definition against the background. I've added 3 punched snowflakes which I coloured the tips a little bit with a blue copic marker and added some light blue bling,
Hope you find it interesting,
Thanks for stopping by and for all those wonderful comments,


  1. This is gorgeous Sandy,love the image,and the

  2. A really super card, Sandy - I love that little lady! Here are a couple of other xmas challenge blogs if you're interested...

    They help remind me to make them early rather than last minute!

  3. Love you card Sandy. Hugs Rita xx

  4. Hi Sandy, so nice you found our challengeblog. You have made a very cute card with my sketch. Love the border and the sweet stamp. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Challenges {with sketches} and I hope to see you again!!


  5. Great card Sandy, fabulous use of the sketch. Thanks for supporting us at CCWS this time - I hope we see you again next time too. Carol x

  6. This is darling. Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.

  7. Love your trimming the tree card! Such a cute image and pretty papers!

  8. I just love this card, great image! well coloured!

    So Christmassy!

  9. Cute image, nicely colored, love the little snowflakes.

  10. Hi Sandy .Really a lovely Christmas card with beautiful image and sparkly snowflake centres .Love the shading around image too .
    hugs Shirley

  11. Sandy such a sweet card and so festive and cheerful it looks. I like the red and green


  12. Super cute! Love your colouring! Thanks for joining us at CCC this week!

  13. a nice card you made, thanks for joining us at ccws

  14. A very lovely card you make with the sketch.
    Thanks for joining us at CCWS

  15. Wow,your card is absolutely pretty!
    Thanks for joining us at Christmas Challenges {with sketches}


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