Friday, July 5, 2013

52CCT - Sketch #19, Merry Monday - "Anything Goes in July" and Divas by Design - "Cute"


Hello dear crafty friends and followers.  Here it is the first week of July already.  Not sure where most of you live, but here in Montana summer has arrived with a ROAR and it has been HOT, HOT, HOT! Now, I'm not really complaining overly much since I usually freeze all winter long - and the hot weather doesn't usually last too long here. The worst part is getting into a very hot car. So with the hot weather a great escape is to go into my craft room to make a cool Christmas card for the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown Challenge.  Our hostess with the mostest this month is Patricia and she has provided this great sketch for us to work with.  Take a look. 

And here's what I made to share with and inspire you this week:
As you can see, I followed the sketch quite literally (that's what I tend to do).  But you could decide to flip in on its side, make a square card, etc.  I did something I don't usually do with my cards and let the DSP go all the way to the edge without another layer on the card base.  That wonderful brown colored panel is a new color from Stampin Up! called Baked Brown Sugar. I think it might be my new favoirte brown. 

The rest of the DT have had a lot of fun with this sketch too.  Please pop on over and visit them to see what they've done.  I hope you will decide to join us this week at 52CCT for Sketch Challenge #19!  Til next time...hugs and happy crafting. D

P.S. I am also entering this card in the Merry Monday - July Challenge "Anything Goes".  
And Divas by Design - "Cute".  Usually these other challenges don't line up like that for me, so I'm delighted to be able to participate in them this week too.

And another challenge which is new to me called Crafty Hazel's Christmas Challenge.  It's Anything goes for the month of July with a Christmas theme (and there is a potential for a fabulous Bugaboo prize). Thanks Hazel for letting me know about your challenge.

15 comments:

  1. What a super card - I just love that image. It's beautifully coloured and the expressions on the "kings" faces are super! A really fun card.

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  2. Hi Danielle. What a sweet image!! Your coloring is amazing (as always!). Loll xx

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  3. Another lovely card Danielle - great use of DSP - Jacqueline xx

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  4. This is SOOOO fabulous, Danielle! That image is darling and I love the bold rich colors you've used! HUGS and hope you have a great rest of the weekend! :)

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  5. What a delightful image, Danielle! It brings back memories of the children doing the Christmas pageant! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

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  6. Fabulous card Danielle, what a sweet image! Baked Brown Sugar is slowly growing on me but not a fave quite yet! I love that the patterned paper covers the whole card front, that works well with the plain offset panel! Ruth x

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  7. Loving your papers and the image that you used. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday!

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  8. The bold colors you used for those cute wise men really pop nicely against the neutral background. Great job, Danielle. :)

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  9. It's a nice simple sketch with so many possibilities. I like how your beautiful patterned paper covers the whole card front. Your choice of neutral colors for the background allows this sweet image to really be the focal point, and you've colored it so beautifully in bold traditional Christmas colors. Nice!

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  10. Love that brown too!Great DP choice and your three kings are very cute, beautifully coloured too. Great job

    Louise xx

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  11. Cute card Danielle, the image is so sweet and I love the papers you used. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

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  12. Adorable image, love your paper choices! I feel your pain about the heat...same here in Wyoming, but hard to complain much when it is usually cold and snow! Thanks for playing with us at Merry Monday!

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  13. I saw your lovely Christmas card on Always playing with paper Merry Monday - you might also like to enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for July - I'd love to see it there too. x

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  14. Thanks for linking for my CHNC challenge extra for July - hope to see you again soon. x

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