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Wednesday 21 December 2011

Christmas Challenges (with sketches) #16

I hope no one else is feeling as frazzled as me - remind me never to do work on the house within six months of Christmas ever again!! It's time for a new challenge at CCWS and this time it was my turn to design the sketch. The sketch is a fairly simple one which can be embellished or not as you please. We're being sponsored by Whiff of Joy. I've struggled to make my card as my craft stuff has had to be deposited back into my newly refurbished craft room in boxes in order to organise the sitting room for Christmas! Luckily I found this image in the bit box!

Stamp from Joanna Sheen, stamped and embossed with white detail EP. Backing paper is from my stash. Snowflake punch from Martha Stewart. Finished with some ribbon, snowflake waste, sentiment and some gems.

Do pop over to the challenge blog to view the sketch for yourself and see the other girls' interpretations.

Challenges entered:
My Time to Craft - winter pals
Top Tip Tuesday - anything Christmas
Try it on Tuesday - anything goes
Inky Impressions - winter fun
Craft us Crazy - Christmas or humorous
Delightful Challenges - anything goes
DYSU - winter
Meljens - no rectangles
Shelly's Images - anything goes
Fussy and Fancy - monochromatic and sparkle
Catch the Bug - baby it's cold outside
Di's Digi Designs - Christmas
Christmas Card Challenges - non traditional colours
OSAAT - anything goes
Always Something Creative - Merry Christmas
Fresh Brewed - Christmas
Sundays with Chrissy - anything goes
Joanna Sheen - Christmas wishes
Critter Sketch - let it snow
Paper Playtime - anything goes plus sentiment
Stamp n Doodle - Christmas
Inky Impressions - Christmas cheer
Paper Pretties - let it snow
My Mum's Craft Shop - anything goes
Crafts and Me - anything goes
Jules Snippets Challenge - since the image and all the blue card came from my bit box.

Carol x


  1. Hi Carol

    It sounds like you are well ready for a Christmas break .. .. I hope you get one?!?!?!?

    Try to think of how lovely everywhere will look once everything is finished.

    Loving your card. I bet you can't wait to get your craft space organised so you can play with everything again.

    Have a lovely Christmas Carol and a really good New Year.

    Love Jules xx

  2. Although you have not so many crafting things at hand, you've managed to make a very nice card, Carol. Thanks for the nice sketch, it was fun to work with :o)

    Klem (hug)...

  3. A very nice card Carol in black, grey and white.

  4. This is just gorgeous Carol.xxx

  5. Hi Carol, this is another of your lovely cards hope you have a lovely christmas and all the very best for the new year and hopefully all your work will be completed and next year you'll have plenty of time on your hands:) Sandra H

  6. This is sooooo cool! Great job! Thanks so much for joining our "Anything Goes" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!

    Shelly's Images DT

  7. It's lovely, Carol. Have a lovely Christmas and all the best for the New Year. Hazel x

  8. Love your sketch, Carol, thanks! And your card is gorgeous. Love, Wilma

  9. Absolutely beautiful work!!

    Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy

  10. Oops back again,Thanks for sharing this with us at Sundays with Crissy.xxx

  11. A lovely card. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  12. Lovely card hun. Hugs, Claire x

  13. Beautiful creation Carol and love the colours and the image is fantastic choice.
    Thank you for joining us over at Catch the Bug.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you.
    Hugs Linda

  14. This is beautiful!

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

  15. Hi Carol

    I think I got in with my comment earlier before you had linked into the snippet playground LOL!!!

    Thank you for sharing your lovely make.

    Hope you found your hoover!! Tee hee!

    Love Jules xx

  16. Fantastic winter card! Thanks for joining us this week at Catch the Bug!
    Cheryl First
    Bugaboo Guest Designer

  17. How cute! thanks for playing in the Critter Sketch challenge!

  18. Great card Carol! You did brilliantly in the face of the adversity of not having everything to hand! You're gonna be as happy as a pig in muck when you do get into your craft room :)) Di xx

  19. Hello Carol
    And you STRUGGLED to make this?
    It's a beautiful creation .Love the panel idea as background to fab image .Love the punched edge behind it too .

    My Christmas/Birthday pressy from Doug is to have my craft room remodelled first thing in New Year .Any tips on how to empty the room before the builders come in? .

  20. Wow an amazing card! Thanks for joining our challenge at Catch The Bug.

  21. Hi Carol,
    Gorgeous Christmas Card!!! Love the image you've used, the dp, the colour scheme is gorgeous. Love the layout and the embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
    Hugs Jacqui xxx

  22. Lovely card, Thanks so much for sharing with the Stamp n doodle Christmas Challenge. Happy Holidays!

  23. Lovely card again Carol!! Hugs, Renata.

  24. Such a darling card! Thanks for joining us this time at Critter Sketch for our "Let it Snow" challenge. Merry Christmas! NancyD

  25. Gorgeous card Carol..love the image, very sweet.

    Thanks for joining in with us at Fussy and Fancy..and a very Merry Christmas.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  26. Love the monochrome card. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday this week. Merry Christmas. Annette xx

  27. That's a beautiful winter-card. Love the snowmen.

    Hugs, Linda

  28. Hope you get the chance to enjoy Christmas now! Have a lovely time.

    Great Christmas card too.

    Hugs, Sandra x

  29. A beautiful monochromatic blue card!
    Thanks for joining the "non traditional colour challenge" at Christmas Card Challenges!
    Margo (DT)

  30. Hi Carol,
    Lovely card.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Critter Sketch, good luck.
    Justyna x

  31. A lovely card Carol - thanks for joining the MTTC Challenge.

    Wendy -x-

  32. gorgeous card Carol love the layout thanks for joining us at MMCS hugs Jill xx

  33. Great card. I love the white embossing. Thanks so much for joining us on Joanna Sheen's first monthly challenge.
    Sandra x

  34. what a lovely card Carol

    hugs Betina

  35. Love the embossing on the glittery cardstock. All the sparkle and bling make this a great card.

    Thank you for joining us this week at Meljen’s Designs for our Shaped Card challenge!

  36. Love the clean and simple style.
    Thanks for sharing.

    xoxo Clarissa

  37. This is beautiful! I love the white embossing on the blue. Perfect Christmas card.
    Thanks for joining us at Fresh Brewed Designs! Happy Holidays!

    :) Gale

  38. Lovely Christmas card and the embossing looks so pretty. Thank you for joining in Di's DigiDesigns challenge.

  39. Carol, this is just gorgeous, I love the colors you chose and all the glitter. Thanks so much for playing this time at DI'S DIGI DESIGNS and STAMP-N-DOODLE!!

  40. Lovely creation! Thanks for joining us at MMCS
    Best Wishes
    Tracy x

  41. Adorable!!

    Thanks for participating at the Critter Sketch Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again this week!


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