Thursday, June 23, 2016

Christmas wishes


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As in much of North America, it's blazing hot now, so why not think fondly of winter?
Here's a Christmas card I made using the current sketch from Sketch Saturday. The image is colored with pencils. For the candleholder, I used a silver pencil I found when I was going through old boxes before moving them again.  It's one I used to use to mark fabric for quilting, and it has a nice metallic shimmer. White Wink of Stella adds sparkle and shimmer to the snow piled on the window ledges.

This card is for these challenges:
Sketch Saturday #417
Winter Wonderland -- Add sparkle
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday -- Shimmer
Craftyhazlenut's Christmas Challenge #286 -- Christmas
Craftyhazlenut's Christmas Extra -- Christmas
Craftyhazlenut's Patterned Paper Challenge -- use patterned paper
Word Art Wednesday #236 -- anything goes

10 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I love the window scene and your use of poinsettia! The shine compliments the design perfectly! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Add Some Shimmer” Challenge! Well done!

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  2. I see a lovely card Sandy with a nice sparkle. Very pretty. Thanx for joining us at Winter Wonderland, xxx Plony DT

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  3. Thanks for entering all of my Craftyhazelnut's challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

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  4. Great use of the Sketch Saturday layout this week. I'm not a summer holiday card maker but I sure admire those who do. Best of luck on your entry.

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  5. Pretty Christmas scene. Lovely coloring! Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday!!

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  6. What a lovely CC - Dropping by to say Thank you so much for entering your art work into WAW this week Anything Goes Challenge - where you can upload 5 pieces each week - a total of 10 opportunities to win a prize! Happy Dance - it is a blessing to have you come by and join the challenge - may your day be filled with fun and laughter and leaving you with this message "The Lord is Good - All of the Time" Blessings, Gail WAW DT

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  7. Beautiful Christmas card Sandy. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Winter Wonderland. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx

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  8. I can't think fondly of winter after freezing my arse off in an office building for 9 hours a day. Or maybe I can.. at least in winter they turn on the heat and I find this card inspiring when it comes to warm thoughts.

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  9. This is lovely, Sandy. It's so fun seeing a Christmas card in July. LOVE it!!! Thanks so much for sharing it in our challenge. I'm so grateful to have you play along, and I hope that you will join us again real soon.
    Have a blessed week, and God bless you!
    Karen Letchworth
    Word Art Wednesday
    www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com - I'd love to have you stop by and say hello sometime.

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  10. such a fabulous project! :) you have done such a lovely job and really put a lot of work into it.

    thank you so much for joining our challenge over at The Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra Blog! :) I'm very late with my comments due to illness so please forgive me my tardiness. I didn't want you to think we had forgotten your contribution.

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