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Wednesday 29 February 2012

Christmas Challenges (with sketches) #21

 It's time for our next challenge over at CCWS and we hope you're playing along with us this year and stocking up on those Christmas cards and projects. Marion has designed the sketch this time and we have an added twist of "Baby it's cold Outside". We are being sponsored by Krea Teja.

Image is from Whoopsi Daisy and is coloured with promarkers, papers are from Wild Rose Studio. Background is embossed with a Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder. I've used my distressing tool on the embossing and the paper edges. Bow is made from seambinding on the mini Bowdabra. Card is finished with lace, buttons, stickles and sentiment from my stash.

You will have to pop over to the challenge blog to see the sketch for yourself, remember to check out the inspiration of the other DT members whilst you're there.

Challenges entered:
Dasiy Doodles Creative - any colour (except brown/black)
The Crazy Challenge - anything goes
DYSU  - distress
ABC Christmas - d for distressing
Cooking it up with Katie - 3 favourite things (snowmen, ribbon and buttons)
Jingle Belles - buttons
Winter Wonderland - glitter/bling
Allsorts - anything goes
Christmas Card Challenge - use music (not used this time)
OSAAT - use a digi
Whoopsi Daisy - spots and dots
Cards and Scrap - buttons
Stamp n Doodle - embossing
Ribbon Carousel - anything goes + ribbon
Creatalicious Challenges - all about lace
Divas by Design - spots and/or stripes

Carol x

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  1. A beautiful card, Carol. Love it!!


  2. Lovely Card, so clean & crisp it very seasonal Carol Hugs Rita xxx

  3. Lovely Christmas card Carol. Love the colour combo and cheery Snowman. Carolxx

  4. Hi Carol, very nice card you make again.
    Have a nice day, Hugs, Monique

  5. gorgeous layout and colour combo. Like the snowflakes! Zx

  6. Your card is gorgeous Carol,love the fabulous image.xxx

  7. A lovely card Carol, what a jolly snowman.

    Jo x

  8. great card love the colours. x

  9. This card is so lovely Carol!!
    Hugs nicolet

  10. I'm glad I'm not the only one already working on xmas cards! Great job!

  11. Brilliant Christmas card Carol, Stunning image and background:)

  12. Gorgeous card carol ,love the snowflake embossing and the cute image x

  13. Fab card Carol, great colouring.
    Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

  14. Very cute! Great job on the coloring of the snowman-I find coloring snow so difficult! Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

  15. what a totally lovely and appealing holiday card--LOVE that image and the gorgeous soft color palette and it's an especially GREAT use of buttons, as well as that lovely seam binding!!!

    (ps: we've actually switched over to "stickers & rub-ons" fr the current fortnight at JINGLE BELLES, but there's still a week left to join in; we're sponsored by EAD Designs and there's a great prize so we hope you'll play! i know it's harder to keep track this year since we went to every OTHER week; but we are ALWAYS thrilled to see an amazing christmas card made to ANY of our fun prompts!) ♥♥♥

  16. Wow--what a beautiful card! I love how you colored the ground for the snowman. Thanks for joining us at One Stitch At A Time. Janet, DT

  17. Love all the stickles makes this so pretty, thank you so much for joining us this week at the Winter Wonderland
    Kate hugs xx
    ps I have a free software give away if you are interested :)

  18. What a jolly snowman. Your colour's are lovely.

    Thank you for joining us at Stamp 'n' Doodle this week.

    Anne-Marie x x

  19. What a nice card Carol

    Hugs Marga

  20. Love your card and lovely colours. Hugs, Claire x

  21. This is so sweet. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  22. What a great Christmas card Carol fab image too xx

  23. This is just adorable!! Love the design at the card :-)
    Thanx for joining us this week at The Crazy Challenge. Hope to see you back again next week. Good luck!
    Hugs Karin

  24. Beautiful card Carol love the colours and your gorgeous design.
    Thank you for joining us over at Whoopsi Daisy for our challenge.
    Hugs Linda

  25. What a darling card. I love the snowman. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

  26. That's a very pretty card. Love the image you used and the colours.
    Love, Wilma

  27. Gorgeous card Carol, fab use of the lace, many thanks for sharing with us at Creatalicious Challenges.

    Warm hugs

  28. Lovely card Carol

    Hugs Betina

  29. Oh my gosh what a amazing creation I love how you've interpreted the Glitter and Bling Theme and the image is adorable,
    it just perfect for our challenge this week

    thank you so much for Joining us at Winter Wonderland this week, I do hope you will try to join us again next week,

    Have a lovely day,
    Hugs Bridget :0) x
    Winter Wonderland DT

  30. Cute card hunny love the cute snowman! Thanks for entering our Challenge at ABC Christmas challenge this time, see you soon! hugs Samantha :0)

  31. Beautiful frosty colour scheme!

  32. Beautiful card Carol, I love the layout and gorgeous coloring as always. Thanks so much for playing at WHOOPSI DAISY and STAMP-N-DOODLE this week!!

  33. Gorgeous card Carol thanks so much for joining us at WD xx Jan

  34. what a cute little snowman - love the dotty DP
    Thanks for joining us at Diva's by design this week
    Lisa x

  35. I love your card Carol ;o)
    That image is sooo cute ...


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