Monday, November 27, 2017

One Christmas Card - 2 challenges

Good Cyber Monday to all of you. I hope you took advantage of the great FREE SHIPPING promotion from Stampin'Up! today! If not, there is a little bit of time....
I would like to enter this very simple and fun little card in two challenges. .....

I followed the sketch - quite litterally too - found at SSC166 ALL LINED UP.     
Here's the sketch : 

I have not been entering challenges very much lately (still too difficult to work with DBWS) but I do love the ones I can find at Sunday Stamps and at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

This week at the Watercooler, it's Kath's "All About Christmas" Challenge WWC146.

So my card created with the sketch and the theme of the Watercooler fits both requirements. I am working on a second card with the sketch, with a more liberal interpretation and hopefully (having some "technical" issues) I will complete it before their deadline and enter a second card for their challenge.

As mentioned this is a very CAS card. I dry embossed the front of a thick Whisper White cardstock with the Holly folder. I then used the Stitched Shapes framelits (the smallest square) to cut 2 pieces of Real Red cardstock  and 1 piece of Silver Glimmer Paper and glued directly on the front of the card. Next I adhered 3 circles with the 1" punch (2 Silver 1 red) and then 3 small ornaments punched with the 3/4" punch this time out of the Be Merry DSP that were added with dimensionals.

The sentiment is from Santa's Sleigh and is stamped directly on a pice of the same DSP.

I coloured some berries in Real Red just to add some interest to the otherwise very white background.

Hope you like this simple card and that you will visit both the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge blog and the Sunday Stamps one too. For the latter you still have a few days to enter your own card.

So thanks so much for visiting and don't forget to let me know what you think. It is always so nice to read your comments. 

Happy stamping and have a great day!



Louise this is such a beautiful card. I really like your interpretation of the sketch challenge. The Holly EF is perfect for this card front. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday challenge this week.

Posted by Penny Hanuszak on November 27, 2017 at 11:59 PM #

Oh my goodness, how cute! Love the little layered images, perfect use of this sketch. Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps, hope to see you again soon!

Posted by Amy Koenders on November 28, 2017 at 09:46 AM #

Thank you Penny. So very simple. I hope to finish my second version soon..... will be too late for the WCC challenge though...

Posted by Louise on November 28, 2017 at 01:47 PM #

Thanks so much Amy. Really kept it simple and followed the sketch. My next one, hopefully completed soon (almost done) will take a more liberal approach to the sketch.

Posted by Louise on November 28, 2017 at 01:49 PM #

super sweet card, luv the snowflakes! I am so glad you played along with us at <a href=> sunday stamps!</a> <a href=>blog-paperie blooms</a> <a href=>ig-2klines</a> sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

Posted by teresa kline on November 28, 2017 at 06:01 PM #

Thank you Teresa for stopping by and leaving a comment.

Posted by Louise on November 28, 2017 at 09:06 PM #

Hi Louise, I love the way you combined the challenges. Adding the embossing to the background was a great idea and makes those little images pop. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Posted by Heidi Weaver on November 30, 2017 at 06:14 PM #

Really lovely card. I like the touches of sparkle. Thank you for joining us at <a href=> the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge</a> - <a href=>Charlotte/Lady Joyful</a>, DT

Posted by Charlotte E (Lady Joyful) on December 02, 2017 at 04:52 AM #

I made more of this card and sent them for Christmas, everyone loved it.

Posted by MaryAnn on April 21, 2018 at 10:32 AM #

Thank you MaryAnn. It was a fun and simple card to make. I love that sketch.

Posted by Louise on April 23, 2018 at 01:51 PM #

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