Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Candycanes and marshmallows

With school in session and the craft store brimming with holiday supplies, it really does seem like time to make Christmas cards.
This one revisits sketch 220 from Sketch Saturday (for their current challenge to use a previous sketch). It also has a metal element (candy cane), natural element (twine) and sparkly element (the snowman is covered with Wink of Stella) for Catch the Bug's recipe challenge.  The image is a Bugaboo digi colored with pencils.

The paint swatch gave me the perfect 3-part element for the sketch, and I just like using paint swatches.  The little "merry" part of the sentiment utilizes a bit of the fourth color that was on the swatch. The "Christmas" part is a card stock sticker, but the color looks like it came off the swatch, too.

This card is for these challenges:
Sketch Saturday #376 -- using sketch 220
Catch the Bug, August Recipe -- one each: metal, sparkly, natural item
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #244 -- use something silver
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra -- anything Christmas
Word Art Wednesday #199 -- anything goes
Clear it Out -- anything goes.


  1. What a fun use of a paint swatch! You really nabbed that sketch with this one. I like that metal candy cane. I found some metal H'ween embellishments recently so I hope I remember to use them this year!

  2. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Clear It Out, good luck!!! Amy DT

  3. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

  4. I love your soft colouring on this pretty little card! Thanks for joining our Recipe Challenge at Bugaboo Stamps' Catch the Bug blog this week. Good luck in the draw; we look forward to seeing more of your lovely creations.
    Jen Leeflang
    Bugaboo DT

  5. Adorable, cute card such a fun one for Christmas thank you for joining the challenge at CHNC EXTRA
    lorraine x


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