Monday, 11 November 2013

Sketch Challenge at Incy Wincy Designs

I love sketch challenges so I had fun creating my DT card this week!

I am also entering these challenges with my card:
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/challenge-232-7th-of-november-christmas.html
Totally Papercrafts - Glitter
http://totallypapercrafts.blogspot.co.nz/2013/11/challenge-192-use-glitter.html
Winter Wonderland - For A Child
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2013/11/for-child.html
2 Sisters Challenge - Christmas Sparkle
http://2sisterschallengeblog.blogspot.ca/2013/11/challenge-169-christmas-sparkle.html
Jingle Belles - Holiday Tradition
http://jinglebellesrock.blogspot.co.nz/2013/11/holiday-traditions.html
CHNC - Anything Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/chnc-challenge-extra-for-november.html
Milk Coffee - Fairytales
http://milkcoffeechallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2013/11/fairytales-challenge.html

I have used a paper from MME for the background plus one of the layers.  The matting is green cardstock.  I have used some green glitter tape from American Crafts to add a bit of sparkle to the card.  The image is from Milk Coffee and is coloured with copic markers plus has some Stickles added.   I added a die-cut holly cut with a Spellbinders die and then embellished with some red bling.

When I was  younger my Mum used to pull out all the decorations on December 13th and we would decorate the Christmas tree.  In those days, we would have a real tree and we would have finished school for the year.  More recently, we have had an artificial tree and the school year has changed a bit and my children were still at school on 13th December.  This year, my children are Seniors and finished for the year once their exams are finished so maybe it is time to resurrect that tradition a bit!

The card is also based on a fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen called "The Fir-Tree"

10 comments:

  1. Hi Suze - I love your card and the papers you've used are gorgeous! We have Christmas traditions when we do our tree too ... the Christmas music CDs make their first appearance!
    Helen x

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  2. This is beautiful, perfect for our theme at the Winter Wonderland. Thank you for joining us
    Hugs Kate
    PS I have Candy if you are Interested :)

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  3. what a lovely holiday card & such a wonderful story about your family tradition, i hope you get to revive it this year! glad you could join our celebration of holiday traditions at JINGLE BELLES!!! :)

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  4. Great card, liking the papers too, thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland.

    xx

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  5. What a cute pretty creation. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Totally Papercrafts.

    Hugs
    Cathy DT Member
    xxxxxx

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  6. Thanks for entering this lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for November - hope to see you again soon. x

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  7. Cute coloring ... so very glad you shared your holiday traditions with us at jingle belles.

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  8. Lovely work, Thanks for joining in at Milkcoffee for our Fairytales challenge. Good luck, Lou DT x

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  9. A beautifully coloured image. We used to have a real tree as children and my sister and I were each given one side of the tree to decorate how we liked. Thank you for joining in at Crafty Hazelnuts Extra this month. Hugs Mrs A. (GDT).

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