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