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Wednesday 22 May 2013

Christmas Crafting (with sketches) #74

Good morning all. I think it actually stayed dry all day yesterday!!
Managed to finish all the place cards by teatime, then cook a roast dinner and make three cards and still had time to go for a late walk with hubby and the dog! So I'm off down home today to deliver them to my sister and pick up my shoes and handbag which were left to be dyed to match my dress for the wedding.

It's time for 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 turn of the Snow Angels to inspire you this week and I have designed the sketch. We are being sponsored by Bugaboo and the DT were given images to use. We also have a twist this time of "swirls and pearls".

I choose to use FanSBChriststuff and coloured with promarkers before die cutting with a labels one die and mounting onto a decorative die (my swirls). Papers are from Wild Rose Studio. Pearls, sentiment and mesh fibre 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:
CHNC Extra - anything goes
Great Impressions - celebrations
Joanna Sheen - girls, girls, girls
The Squirrel and the Fox - here come the girls
My Time to Craft - Christmas in May
Sparkles Forum Christmas - favourite festive colours (lilac and aqua)
Bearly Mine - anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - anything goes
Card Mania - spots and/or stripes

Carol x


  1. This is gorgeous Carol what a cute image! My goodness you were busy yesterday! Take it easy today!! Susan x

  2. Love the delicate colour Carol and such a cute image. You were certainly busy yesterday. I bet that was a weight of your mind!Hope you have a more relaxed day today. Christine x

  3. A lovely card Carol!!
    Hugs Nicolet

  4. Sweet card Carol and the image is a darling.xx

  5. This looks gorgeous Carol. Have a good day xx Jan

  6. This is lovely Carol, such pretty colours.

  7. Gorgeous card Carol. I love the cute image and pretty papers.
    It sounds like you had a busy day yesterday!
    Sue x

  8. Gorgeous card,love the fabulous image and great colours.xxx

  9. Gorgeous sweet card Carol, love the colour and the cute image. Don't have any Purple/Lilac papers so went noseing on Etsy, ooo, big mistake lol! Have a lovely day out. Carolxx

  10. This is a really sweet card. Hugs, Claire x

  11. Gorgeous card, Carol - thanks for sharing more of your festive loveliness with us at CHNC challenge extra for May (hope you got the email about guest design slot) x

  12. Beautiful card image is so sweet Carol ..sounds so exciting a wedding! LOL huggles hun Sue xxx

  13. Hi Carol, Your image is beautifully coloured l like the blues, lilac and other coloures makes a pleasant change from reds and greens! lovely layout too we had a drier day today but still a little cold with wind but better than the rain take care x

  14. This is gorgeous Carol, I love the image and the beautiful papers.

    Linda xxx

  15. Such a cute little image so beautifully coloured. Love the background papers and the way you have placed them. Michelle x

  16. Gorgeous card, Carol. And thank you for the lovely sketch. Luv, Wilma

  17. Great card, love the colours & the layout is fab!

    Thank you for sharing with us at My Time To Craft this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  18. oops & Sparkles Christmas this month hugs shell xx

  19. Beautiful card! Thanks for playing along at Card Mania Challenges!

  20. A beautiful card Carol.
    thanks for de nice sketch.
    i love to make it.
    hugs Miranda

  21. so pretty and such an adorable image :)
    so glad you linked up with CHNC Extra this month
    Rose GD

  22. Beautiful card Carol.
    Hugs Lotte

  23. So pretty! Love the soft pastels and that image is so cute.

    Thank you for joining us over at the Joanna Sheen Challenge. Good luck.

  24. Lovely card Carol, great colouring.. and such a nice sketch!

  25. Hi Carol, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and your colouring is fab. The papers are so pretty. Thanks for celebrating our birthday with us at PFP this week! Hugs, Denise x

  26. so gorgeous carol.adorable sweet image and I love your pretty design and colours.
    Thanks for joining in our `Special Anniversary` challenge this week at PFP :D

    xx coops xx

  27. Super card Carol ..so sweet!Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine this week

  28. Beautiful card l like your colour choices think its a great colour combination and your card is brilliant so lovely too that you joined our challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenge good luck and hope to see you again next time DT Member Sandra H xx

  29. what a beautiful card you made Carol

    hugs Betina

  30. What a beautiful card! Your coloring is just perfect!
    Thanks for joining us this month at Great Impressions Stamps!


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