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Friday 15 February 2013

Lady Anne's Christmas Progressive Challenge #1

Lady Anne is running a Christmas Progressive Freebie Challenge. I signed up for it and got 2 fabulous images from Crafting With Jack.

One was a Bethlehem image and as I do not like to use religious images I decided to opt for this traditional Candle Display. I didn’t like poinsettia very much but I the last year I have really enjoyed colouring them and making cards, see I open to change J 

I coloured the image with Promarkers and Flexmarkers then cut it out very close to the image and mounted 3d foam squares.

I used sketch #5 from I {Heart} Sketches for the layout. The red card blank has been covered with a music score paper from a traditional Christmas pack Christmas Tidings by Papermania leaving a thin border of red showing.

For the circular element of the sketch I used a die to cut a doily out of gold card and threaded an offcut of dotty ribbon through it. The sentiment is from my ever faithful old Christmas stash and I added a candy cane epoxy sticker which I have had for many years.

I am very much looking forward to using the next images and I happy to see my pile of Christmas cards increasing J

Materials Used in this card are as follows:-

Card Size – A6
Image – Candle Display by Crafting With Jack
Paper – Christmas Tidings by Papermania
Embelishments – Ribbon, epoxy sticker, sentiment
Tools – Letraset Promarkers & Flexmarkers,, Nellie Multiframe Die

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order):-


Hazel said...

Beautiful card - love the sketch - - thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges - hope to see you again soon - new weekly CHNC tomorrow morning x

Tammy said...

Beautiful! Gorgeous coloring!


Nice work, Thanks for joining CHNC extra challenge this month.

Mimi said...

Lovely card Mandy. Do agree with you regarding religious images - I think I only use them on sympathy cards . Good luck. hugs Jane

Priscilla said...

What a great entry. What a pleasure to visit your creation.Thank you so much for playing the cdac challenges. Can't wait to see what you will come up with for the other challenges going on. Remember you can enter as many times as you like till March 31st. Happy crafting.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, love the layout!

Thank you for sharing with us at Natalie & Amy's this month & Sparkles monthly, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

JenniferD said...

What a lovely card! Love your use of the pointsetta and candles mounted! Thanks for joining us at NMWC

Tracy said...

Lots of fun Christmas elements on this one. Thanks so much for playing along with us at TSG!

Creations by Shirl said...

Perfect take on the sketch!
Thanks for playing along with Forever Friends Challenge.

Jennifer said...

This is a wonderful holiday card! Love the musical background! Thank you for joining us at i {heart} sketches!

Mema's Crafts said...

Lovely holiday card and I like your take on the sketch. Very unique and interesting. I am so glad you joined us over at Mema's Crafts and I hope to see more of your work in future challenges. Good Luck.


Sandra H said...

Hi, Oh what a stunning card your image is gorgeous and the layers and attention to detail its beautiful.....thank you for joining in our challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenge " Anything Goes" good luck and hope to see you again next time DT Member Sandra H xx

Karen said...

Great Christmas card and great take on the sketch. Thaks for joining us at Scrappy Frogs Challenge this month.

Sue said...

This is gorgeous. I love the image and wonderful colours.
Thank you for taking part in the No Matter Which Challenge this month

Julie said...

Fab Christmas card - I really must start mine!

Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown for our Anything Goes Challenge!



Debbie said...

Beautiful card and love the image.Great layout too.Thanks for joining in with us over at Sparkles Christmas challenge.Good luck.Hugs Debs x

CraftyGirl said...

Many this is so pretty. Thank you for playing along this week at Jen's Digi Stamps. Good luck in the challenge and I hope to see you in the next challenge.


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Bettina L. said...

Fabolous christmas card. Love the design with the doily and ribbon too. Thanks for playing at Inky Impressions and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Karen Letchworth said...

Such a sweet card, Mandy. What a tremendous blessing to see that you've linked up four more cards in our challenge this week. Your participation is SUCH a blessing to me, and I hope you know how very much I appreciate it. Thanks for stopping by, and have a blessed week!
Come back soon - I love seeing your sweet cards.
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Lawren said...

Thank you for joining Jen's Digi Stamp Challenge. What a lovely creation.

Tamara said...

I think you should apply lol xoxo!

Unknown said...

Beautiful card you`ve made and love the layout :-)
Thanx for sharing at Stampavie and More, Hope to see you again soon :-)
Hugs from Karin

Moshie said...

You did an awesome job with creating a beautiful Christmas card! Thanks so much for joining us at Forever Friends. Hugs and God bless.

Carla S. said...

Beautiful card, Mandy! So glad you shared it with us for the BINGO challenge at Guylou's!