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Wednesday 20 July 2011

Christmas Challenge (with sketches) #5

I can't believe we're up to our fifth challenge at CCWS - we're so pleased to see so many of you joining us each challenge and those Christmas boxes must be starting to fill up now! We are being sponsored by Krea Teja. This time it was my turn to design the sketch and this is my card:

The image is another newly downloaded from Inger Harding (if you haven't done so already do go and check out her blog) which I've coloured with promarkers. The backing papers are from an old download called Christmas from around the World. Gold doiley is a die from Cheery Lynn Design, embossed corners are from Spellbinders and the die cut strip is from a Martha Stewart punch. Card is finished with a ribbon and gold berries rescued from a cracker, a sentiment, some pearls and glitter highlights on the stars.

Please pop over to CCWS to see the sketch and the delightful creations that my fellow design team girls have produced.

Challenges entered:
Stamp Something - Christmas in July
Craft us Crazy - Christmas in July
Paper Creations Ink - Christmas in July
Saturday Challenge - Christmas
Crafty Emma's - Christmas
Simply Create - Christmas
Winter Wonderland - wet/ dry embossing
Paper Sundaes - Christmas in July
I love Promarkers - Christmas in July

Carol x


  1. Hi Carol, love your card. And thanks for the great sketch. Love, Wilma

  2. What a real sweetie you made Carol.

  3. Hei Carol, you have done such a great job on the sketch and on your card. It's a sweetie! Thanks for the challenge with your sketch!

    Greetings from Norway...

  4. Wow Carol I love your card. I am so glad that the Inger Harding site has these free digi's. Love the way you colored her and the touch of glitter is perfect. Vickie

  5. Fabulous card - I really love that gold doily die cut... I will have to try and find that :-)
    Thank you for joining us at Simply Create.
    Ike xx
    SC DT

  6. Another lovely Christmas card. Hope you're having a good time.Hazel x

  7. Oh Carol... This is such a darling card! I love the image and your coloring is awesome! Your embellishments are fantastic! Thank You for joining us at Paper Creations Ink! Have a wonderful rest of the week! Happy Creating! Sara

  8. gorgeous creation such fabulous colours too, thanks for joining us, at the Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xx
    I have candy if you are interested.

  9. Stunning card Carol:) Sandra H

  10. Thanks for joining our "Holidays" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week :)

    Hugs Jane x

  11. Fabulous 'holiday' card!
    Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x

  12. Beautiful card Carol, love the colours and that image is fab.
    Claire xx

  13. Hi Carol, I just love your card, very pretty.
    Blogger is playing tricks on me again, I can't log in properly.......but it is me ;)
    Hugs, Renata.

  14. Carol I love this image and will go check out more. Such a beautiful card and love all the work you put into it. Wonderful coloring. Thank you for joining PCI's challenge. - Pat

  15. it's a beautiful card Carol!!


  16. a fabulously sweet card Carol!!
    Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this time hope to see you next time too!!

  17. Hi Carol
    wow youve made some fab cards while ive been away and the sketch is brilliant
    will pop back soon and have a nosey, seeing as i cant make cards myself for a while!
    Wendy xx

  18. Such a pretty design and fabulously festive...thanks for joining in our Christmas challenge at CES this week :) Donna x

  19. Fantastic card you made and I love love your image and how you colored it.
    Hugs Marion

  20. hello Carol .Stunning .Love the change of Chistmas colours . And that image is awesome . unusual diecut? behind image .
    hugs Shirley-anne

  21. great card carol, really wonderful
    love the colours
    thanks for joining the paper creations ink challenge this week

  22. Hi Carol,
    This is another fab card. Love the sweet image & the design looks wonderful. Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafters this week.
    Andie xx

  23. Fab card! Thanks for joining us for the CES Challenge!

  24. Hi Carol!
    Wonderful card. I love the vintage feeling and the colors.

    Thanks for joining us on "Christmas" challenge at Simply Create! Hope to see you again.

    Hugs, Sande x

  25. Love the vintage feel of your card. Great layout too. Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes in our Christmas in July challenge :)

  26. Such a lovely and thought provoking card. I just feel like window gazing myself now. Thank you for sharing with us at Paper Sundaes this week.

  27. Lovely card Carol,thanks for joining us at I ♥ promarkers this week -Kate

  28. Carol this is a stunning card - I just love it. Hazel x

  29. Wonderful card, just love it
    Thanks for Joining us at Paper Creations Ink

  30. Oh this is absolutely gorgeous what a wonderful image thank you for joining our challenge at creative Inspirations
    Lorraine x

  31. Beautiful card Carol, love this little image & your wonderful coloring of her.
    Hugs, Janie

  32. Such a sweet card. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Creative Inspirations this week.
    Jenni x


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