Friday, 5 September 2014

Christmas Card Throwdown

I discovered a new card challenge by following a link on someone's post. I can't remember who now. (I went looking and it was Kath with this beautiful card. And so many more on her blog).

52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown
 This suits my idea of not leaving all my Christmas cards until the last minute (and then not having enough and so not sending them - two years ago). I have a couple made so far but I'm hoping to make a few more over the coming weeks.
I managed to make this one in between coming home from work and cooking so that was a good use of time and it came together fairly quickly for me.
This week it is:

                             To pick a previous sketch from the archive.

I started off using one sketch but it finished up loosly based on another! It morphed from Sketch 4 to Sketch 1.

I hope you think it is close enough to count. I was just pleased to finish something I was pleased with and nothing went in the bin!

The wreath stamp is Inky Doodles coloured with gel pens. Then I added a bit of stitching. It seems I can't make anything without stiching just now. 
I hope you like it. I am pleased with the simplicity and the colours. 


  1. Welcome to our challenges - so glad you found us and with such a fabulous card too - thanks for joining in this week at 52CCT - hope to see you again soon - Jacqueline xx

  2. Hello Alison! Welcome to our weekly challenge. LOVE your card - it's simple and classy. We have a new challenge starting tomorrow. I hope you'll play with us again. Thanks for joining our August Pick A Previous Sketch challenge at 52 {C}CT. Have a lovely day!
    hugs, Asha

  3. You've created a lovely clean and simple styled card! The classic kraft and red color combo is always terrific. I'm so glad you found us at 52{C}CT, and I hope you'll join us again soon for another challenge! :)

  4. Your card is wonderful Alison, and sounds like you made it in double quick time which is amazing. It's beautifully done and looks lovely - just perfect for our challenge. So glad you found us - we would love to see more of your cards and do hope you will join us again. Hugs, Gill xx 52CCT Design Team


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