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Wednesday 13 March 2013

Christmas Crafting (with sketches) #64

Good morning all. Not sure what's on the agenda today, may have to go food shopping!

I'm up to 80 stitches on my shawl so only 35 rows more to knit :)

It's time another challenge over at CCWS and we hope you're playing along with us this year and stocking up on those Christmas cards and projects. It's the Snow Angels turn this week and it was Diana's turn to design the sketch this time. We are being sponsored by Scrap It and Wrap It .

Unfortunately I boobed when making my card and completely forgot we have to use a stamped image and not just a sentiment on our cards so my card doesn't count......so please don't copy me!!!

Stamp from Creative Expressions, stamped in Versamark ink and heat embossed with Detail Gold embossing powder. Die cuts from Spellbinders. Vellum backing paper and ribbons from my stash. Bow arrangement is recycled from a Christmas cracker and gold snowflake is a Christmas tree decoration.


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:
CHNC Extra - anything goes
Christmas Stampin all Year Round - use patterned paper
Wags n Whiskers - go green
Art Impressions Stamps - anything goes
Sarah Hurley - recycle
Sassy Studio Designs - recycle
Cupcake Craft - it's only words 
Holly Jolly Christmas - white/vanilla plus one
Christmas Cards all Year Round - sparkle and bling
The Corrosive Challenge - all that glitters
Christmas at Sweet Stampin - no red or green

Carol x


  1. Its a gorgeous Christmas card Carol what a shame you forgot the image but I must say I really like sentiment only cards! That gold snowflake is stunning! Hugs Susan x

  2. Your card is just as lovely with out an image but pity you can't submit it for the challenge...looks gorgeous to me.x

  3. Hi Carol

    A beautiful Christmas card (another off your ticker list!!).

    I always think gold looks so luxurious .. .. especially at Christmas.

    Hope you are having a good week.

    Love Jules xx

  4. This is gorgeous Carol. The colours and design are wonderful. I love the gold detailing
    Sue xx

  5. Gorgeous card,love the design...fab colours.xxx

  6. This is a fabulous card Carol, I love all of the gold and great bit of recycling.

  7. Shame you cannot enter this card Carol as it looks fab !
    love all the gold & shimmer ,so luxury looking ,love the gorgeous ribbon x

  8. Ugh! I did that same thing a couple weeks ago, so frustrating to go to enter the card and realize you didn't follow the guidelines! But your card is gorgeous!! All the gold must be stunning in real life. Photos have such a hard time capturing sparkle and shine. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

  9. Card is gorgeous Carol so much sparkle! hope your staying nice and warm..its so cold here ! huggles hun Sue J xx

  10. This is gorgeous Carol! I love the design and all the gorgeous embellishments and the beautiful sentiment.

    Linda xxx

  11. JUst GOrgeous...I LOve sentiment only cards..
    Thank you sooo much for sharing with us this week at C.S.A.Y.L.

  12. Oh Carol, Your card is stunning xx

  13. Love all the gold, Carol - very attractive - another gorgeous card for my CHNC challenge extra for March - hope to see you again soon. x

  14. thanks to play with us at CSAYL this week with your gorgeous and élégante card, hope to see you next time, biz

  15. Elegant card. Great use of two colours. Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly this week.

  16. Gorgeous card. I love the gold and white. Thanks for playing this week At Sassy Studio Designs for our Recycle Challenge.
    Karal SSD DT

  17. Good Morning Carol,
    What a stunner, I love it.
    Such a pity that you cant used it for the Challenge
    Have a Great Day whatever you do

    Patricia xx

  18. Gorgeous card Carol, sorry but you made me laugh I'm not the only one that misreads the criteria, it's still a fab card. Carolxx

  19. Das ist eine wirklich schöne Karte.
    Danke für deine Teilnahme bei CSAYL: Liebe Grüße Jenny

  20. This is elegant and meets our challenge!!!!!! I love this and the elegance it portrays. Thanks for playing in the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge!! --Gail

  21. This is one beautifuol card, and I love all the sparkle! Thank you for sharing at Christmas Cards All Year Round and good luck with the Challenge. Judy x

  22. This is gorgeous! So elegant. Fabulous colors, and I love the bow you used. Thank you for playing along with Sassy Studio Designs!

    xx Star (SSD DT)

  23. Gorgeous Christmas card Carol.

    Thank you for sharing with Cupcake Craft Challenges this week.


  24. Great card, Carol. It's very chic.
    Luv, Wilma

  25. Gorgeous Holiday card! Love all the shimmery gold! Thank you for joining our Corrosive Challenge this fortnight.
    Ruza, CDT

  26. A beautiful card...thanks for joining us at Cupcake!
    Helen x

  27. This is gorgeous, thanks for joining us over at Sarah Hurley this month.
    C xx

  28. This looks gorgeoua with all that gold.
    Thanks for joining us at CCAYR.

  29. It's a beautiful card,very elegant.Thanks for sharing it at Sarah Hurley's Challenge Blog.

  30. A lovely creation - gold is such a good choice for a Christmas card. Thank you for playing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'! Tracey x

  31. Wow, this is super stylish and elegant. Thanks so much for sharing it at Christmas at Sweet Stampin. X

  32. Beautiful classy card Carol! :) Stunning!

    Thanks so much for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin,




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