Thursday, June 23, 2016

Christmas wishes


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


  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!

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

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

  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.

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

  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

  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

  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.

  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 - I'd love to have you stop by and say hello sometime.

  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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