Friday, August 2, 2013

52CCT - Sketch Challenge #20, ABC Christmas Challenge - O is for O'Christmas Tree

Hello everyone! After taking just a wee break I'm happy to be back and making a few cards again. I had the best time visiting my youngest sister in Oregon - it was truly wonderful to see her and my nephew. I wish we lived closer - the 12 hour drive was a bit much for me - but well worth it once we got there.  Anyway.. as I said I'm happy to be back and crafting again too and this month at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown Sarah is our hostess. Sarah has started off  the month of August with this terrific sketch. 
Take a look at my interpretation of this (not too much of a variation from the sketch really) - hope you like it!  
Not too long ago I got myself organized and put all my spare bits and pieces in baggies by color and/or shape.  I remembered seeing these square scallop shapes in of those bags and decided to use them as well as some other extra parts that I had punched out a while ago. Every element of this card (except the base) was pulled from one scrap pile or another (that's why my greens aren't an exact match).  The teeny trees were even originally punched from a sparkly gift envelope that I had received. I love when I get a chance to use up some of those spare parts that I just can't seem to toss in the trash.  Feels so good :o).  My card size is a bit odd - 4 1/2 x 5 1/2 - due to the width of the squares, so I'll just have to use a bigger envelope, or tuck it in with a gift in the package.

The rest of the DT members have created some terrific cards using 52CCT Sketch Challenge #55.  Please pop on over and see what they've done.  I hope you will decide to join us this week. 

I'm also entering this card at ABC Christmas Challenge - O is for O' Christmas Tree.

Well... that's all from me this time. Thanks for stopping by to visit me - I'm sure glad that you did! Til next time... hugs and happy crafting friends. Hugs D  


  1. Welcome back Danielle - so glad you had a good trip; I can't imagine driving 12 hours!!!

    I really like this card - love the way you've added texture through the cardbase and squares. I do like the sparkle on the trees!

  2. A great version of the sketch, and such a good idea for using some of those scarps too! Your pre-cut squares really work well with this design, and the colors are all so "Chrismasy"!

  3. Love those darling little Christmas trees, Danielle! This is fabulous! LOVE the traditional colors!!! HUGS and have a great week!

  4. Lovely simple design, and so effective. Love the bold colours.
    Thank you so much for joining in with our ‘O Christmas Tree’ challenge at the ABC Christmas Challenge.
    Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for :
    ABC Christmas Challenge,
    As You Like It Challenge,
    Top Tip Tuesday,
    The Stamp Basket, and
    Stamp Fairy.

  5. Hi Danielle, so pleased you had a great time visiting your sister. You've done an awesome job with this sketch, love those little trees, can't believe your card's made out of scraps, it looks so fab. Sorry I've been so rubbish at commenting on the DT cards, you girls ALWAYS blow me away with your cards for 52 CCT

    Louise xx

  6. I love your design for this pretty Christmas card, gerat to use some spare parts,
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge.
    Hugs Dorte

  7. Gorgeous card Danielle :-) the whole design is fabulous :-)

    thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge
    Lols x x x

  8. Fab card Danielle, way to go on using scraps! Love the texture and the sparkle! Ruth x

  9. What a cute card! I'm so glad you were able to use some of those scrap pieces that are lying around. I really like the trees!


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