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Monday, November 30, 2015

Christmas 2015 #27

This was a very hard sketch for me - perhaps more so because I was using it for a Christmas card, and did not want too busy a look.  The DP is Paper Pizzazz, with a blue that has a purple tinge to it.   I punched the snowflakes, and used a Cheery Lynn branch die for the finishing touch - as well as a few sequins that could be considered antiques!  The stamp is Rubber Stampede.  The Christmas season is a favorite - first of all, Joy in celebrating the birth of Christ; then the Joy in family, decorations, being in touch with old friends through cards - and so much more.  This card is 4.5 x 4.5.  (Sorry for the strange layout - the appearance in "edit" is quite different from the final result.)

Sketch:   http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/
Sequins:  http://cutitupchallenges.blogspot.com/ 
 Layers:   http://starstampz.blogspot.com/
Brrr...:     http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.com/
Christmas:   http://pennyblackatallsorts.blogspot.com/                                       http://www.craftindesertdivasblog.com/search  /label/Linky%20Party 
Winter:   http://www.trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/
Blue/white:  http://doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com/
Fave Season:   http://asyoulikeitchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
Get ready for Christmas:        http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com/
Non-traditional Christmas colors: http://cheerylynndesigns.blogspot.ca/  



24 comments:

Lori said...

You followed the sketch well. Your card is very pretty!


Thanks for joining us over at Doubleclick Skittles Challenge!
Lori
Design Team Member

Lori said...

You followed the sketch well. Your card is very pretty!


Thanks for joining us over at Doubleclick Skittles Challenge!
Lori
Design Team Member

linda said...

it's a great sketch and a very pretty card in blue and purple! i love the patterned paper! thank you so much for sharing another of your lovely creations with us at penny black and more.
linda

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

I love blue for Christmas; it looks great accompanying snowflakes, too!

Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up for our Christmas - Make it Sparkle (sequins) challenge!

Evelyn
http://mylittlecraftblog.wordpress.com

Heide said...

Beautiful card, love the snowflakes. Thanks for joining us this week. Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

Brenda said...

This is such a lovely Christmas card. I love your choice of nontraditional colors for the snowy look. Thanks so much for joining us at As You Like It Challenge!

brenda said...

A really super card and beautifully coloured.

Many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

Mojca said...

Waw this looks really pretty and gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Hugs! Mojca

Linda Anderson said...

You did a wonderful job with the sketch Dorothy! Talk about a stunning card! Love the large "Joy" sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

Linda

teachdanz said...

sketches are often tricky for me but I think you nailed this one!! Great card :-) Thanks for linking it up with Craftin Desert Divas "Christmas" linky party!!
Nicole
CDD dt

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So pretty! Love the blues for Christmas! Thanks for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! DT Member Carri~Abusybee Skittles!

Joanna Moore said...

I think your card looks great, Dorothy (it was a difficult sketch for me too!). It doesn't look busy at all. I really love all the snowflakes. Glad you found time to join in the fun this week.
~Jo, SSW2-DT

Aunty Sue said...

Lovely Winter card perfect for our Winter challenge at CRAFT this week. Good luck and hope to see you again
Aunty Sue DT

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So gorgeous! Thanks for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge!

Barb said...

Great winter card, lovely design. hanks for sharing with us at Crafting for all Seasons, hope to see you again. Barb

Terri Burson said...

Love the monochrome colors and snowflake background. So sweet. Thanks for joining the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge.

Terri ~ Skittles Design Team

Juliz Design Post said...

What a fab Christmas card, love your quirky design. thanks for joining in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs and Good Luck.
Julie x

Bonnie said...

Great card! Thanks so much for participating in the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge this week and good luck.

Jenny Alia said...

Lovely! Thanks so much for joining the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge this week!

Amy Voorthuis said...

What a fistulous Christmas card I love the design and the blue colors....Thank you so much for entering our challenge this week at Cheery Lynn Designs hugs Amy

Georgiana said...

Very pretty! Thank you for joining our “Christmas” Challenge this week at DoubleClick Skittles.

Stay Creative,
Georgiana
• Carson's Creations •
DoubleClick Skittles DT

Ameera Craft said...

Beautiful card! Love the snowflakes :) Thank you for joining us at Crafting For All Seasons challenge. Mary DT member x

Kim Heggins said...

Beautiful card...love your fabulous JOY, so incredible!
Thanks for joining us at DoubleClick Skittles.

Kim DT

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Card! Thank you for play in the CDD linky party and good luck!
Holly DT