Friday, July 17, 2009

Just Christmas and Birthday Cards Sketch Challenge #39


This week's sketch over at Just Christmas and Birthday Cards is by Amanda. I must admit to being really glad that they are posting their challenges fortnightly for July and August - otherwise I certainly wouldn't have made the deadline!

I got the idea of using the tree from Thoughts & Prayers on a Christmas card from Paula over at Precioso Designs. I haven't followed the sketch exactly but I'm pleased with the final card I ended up with, it's not traditional but I think that's one reason I like it.

The tree has been embossed with white EP and the DPs are from Ski Slope - appearing in our Spring Mini from August 1st! The other images are from Winter Post.

I was checking out how many Christmas cards I have made already thanx to fabulous challenges like this one - I'm really happy to know I've made a GREAT start and hope I'll actually be organised this year - a first for me - LOL.

xXx

19 comments:

Tracey Feeger said...

What a great Christmas card. I must make some more Christmas cards - yep this early LOL. I so want the xmas paper form the Mini now that you have used it so well.
mwah
Trace

Liam said...

this is gorgeous. Love it. Love the new paper as well. I noticed you have been playing with all the new goodies. I haven't touched much of mine yet. Love what you have done so far.

Liam

Emily said...

Beautiful Xmas card Debbie. Love that embossing! That little dear is sooo cute. Great choice of paper. I've gotta check out that challenge. Xmas cards are calling me:))

Dena said...

Drop dead gorgeous again! Wow the white embossed tree on the pink is so striking. My embossing always ends up in a mess, how did you do it without all the sprinkles of embossing everywhere? Love that little trinket in the corner too, what a lovely finishing touch. Just gorgeous! Hugs, Dena

Christine H said...

I love your idea of embossing straight on to patterned paper. Such a pretty card. As always I'll look forward to seeing it IRL!!!

Jean said...

Debbie, this is totally totally beautiful!!! I just love the idea of embossing on the paper and yes that striped paper is gorgeous! Love the sketch you used too.

Robyn said...

Lovely Debbie! Great job!

Kellie said...

I added the DSP, took it out, added it, took it out, added it took it out, lol and didn't get it. So after seeing this, you know what's going to happen and it's all your fault for making such a GORGEOUS card! Love it xx

Kristy Young said...

Gorgeous Debbie! Im loving what Paula has been making with this set and now you too I think I may have to buy it.......or maybe be a typical little sister and steal it hehehehhe {Evil laugh}
Kristy xo

sandra said...

A challenge or two and you are ready for Christmas!
I like this tree!And you are right its not traditional card but is great!
Hugs!
Sandra!

LINDA said...

Fantastic card.. Love it.. I have a little something for you on my blog..
Hugs, Linda

Deb A said...

Great card Deb.....HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you...today July 18th...Hope you are enjoying the day crafting......
Love Deb

Kylie said...

Lovely card, Debbie!
Love the embossing and the sketch!
Just lovely!

Take Care,
Kylie X

Cheryl Joshua said...

Beautiful,love this Christmas stamp set!!! I have an award on my blog for you!
xx

Andrea, said...

Oh this is fabulous Debbie, the papers are gorgeous and I love the design

Stamp and Smile said...

First off, a little birdie told me (this would be Lisa!)... "It's Your Birthday!" :) Enjoy your special day and birthday fun... have some nice pampering time!

Your card is fantastic Debbie! LOVE the DP's, and the Thought and Payers tree is perfect... another fabulous idea from you! :)

Annette said...

Firstly Happy Birthday for yesterday:) Love the card, like how you have embossed onto the patterned paper, will have to give this a goX:)

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Yummy! I LOVE the way you used the tree for this card... and embossing was definitely the way to go. And I love the sentiment placed in HPH. Bravisimo!

I'm jealous. I haven't done a single Christmas card. I seem to always run out of time and buy mine.

Hugs dear girl!
Lisa

Ramona Michaluk said...

Stunning card Debbie - love it!
Great job and fabulous use of our stamps and new papers. You're amazing !