Friday, February 28, 2014

Holiday Wishes...52CCT - March 2014 Sketch Challenge

Hello lovelies! Hope this first day of March finds you healthy and happy.
Today's forecast is below zero and more snow.
A good day to stay in and make Christmas cards for me :o).

Time for a new month of challenges and a new DT hostess at 52CCT.
Patricia will be our hostess this month and she has some great challenges for us.

The first week of each month is a sketch challenge - take a look:

So many possibilities with this great sketch.
You can use any shape you like (hexagons, circles, flowers, snowflakes, etc.).
Just make sure that we can still see the bones of the sketch -
oh and of course, that it's Christmas themed.

I must have changed my mind about 5 times on what I wanted to do with this sketch.
Eventually I decided on ornaments as my main shape (for the larger circles)
and a mix of circles and snowflakes for the smaller circles in the sketch.
Here's what I have to share with you today:
One of my ornaments was stamped and then embossed in silver.  
All three were punched using my ornament punch.  
I remembered that I had these silver rub ons from ages ago (probably 5 or 6 years) 
that would coordinate with the punched shape.  
I used to be addicted to rub ons. Still have quite a stash that I probably should use more :o). 
Anyway... lots of different textures on this card. The dry embossed snowflake panel,
the glittery silver, the shiny silver, the matt silver and the pearls.  

I am entering my card in the following challenges: 
Merry Monday #97  (where I got the color inspiration for aqua, silver and white) 
Divas by Design - Make it Sparkle

I sure hope that you will decide to join us this week at 52CCT for the March 2014 Sketch Challenge. 
The rest of our wonderful DT members have made some beautiful Christmas cards to inspire you.  
So fun to see our different interpretations of this sketch. 
Please pop into their blogs and say "hi".

Til next time friends...hugs and happy crafting! D 


  1. LOVE that yummy embossed background! Works so well with the ornaments and snowflakes. And Christmas would be right without some sparkle, right? Enjoy your weekend, Danielle.
    hugs, Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

  2. Oh my word Danielle, I LOVE this card, such fab colours and textures and you nailed the sketch perfectly! A beautiful and harmonious Christmas card!

    Enjoy your weekend - staying in and creating cards sounds a fab idea! I'm off later today to the local craft shop so I may well return home with a couple of new purchases! {{{{hugs}}}} Ruth x

  3. Danielle - this is gorgeous. The silver and aqua give it a lovely frosty feel (snowy and cold over here in Michigan too), I do like the textured background too!

  4. I love the baubles and the little snowflakes - a lovely, Christmassy card Danielle. Good luck with the challenge. Hugs, Gill x

  5. Danielle, this card is very pretty. I love the embossed ornaments and the scattering of little snowflakes and circles. Thank you so much for joining us at Merry Monday!

  6. Great, how you've worked with this sketch! I love the aqua, silver and white ....and all these beautiful textures on this gorgeous card.
    Rosi x

  7. Love these pretty ornaments, Danielle! Great use of the colors and the sketch! Thank you for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

  8. Very pretty. Love the ornaments.

  9. Very nice card, the ornaments are fabulous. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

  10. Very nice how you lined up the ornaments and both dry & wet embossing looks wonderful! Thanks for playing Merry Monday!

  11. LOVE the color combo, Danielle! I know I have those rub-ons somewhere...I'm glad to see I'm not the only one! GORGEOUS creation, friend! HUGS and have a wonderful week! :) Mynn xx

  12. magnifique! elle est tellement élégante, biz

  13. quelle classe et quel chic, elle est superbe, biz

  14. I love all the texture of the heat embossing, the dry embossing, and the pearls! You did a super job on this card!

  15. Wow! fab job with this week's sketch. Love the combination of elements and especially love the colour combo.

    Louise xx


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