Thursday 8 November 2012

CCT Sketch

This week on Cute Card Thursday Deb has designed a simple sketch for our challenge, you can choose to keep it CAS or add more or less of what takes your fancy .. .. I went for it rather!  Our sponsor this week is Whiff of Joy!

If you are a regular reader of my blog you may have noticed that it's been years since I used a Magnolia stamp, and I went and sold all my Tildas and Edwins but kept back the little extras and a few stamps that I knew would see ink again.  So today's card sees three of them being dusted off and inked up.  The image in my circle is cut from the Winter scene, and then there is Santa and the log I've sat him on.  They are old Magnolias but I think classics that will stand the test of time.  All my colouring is done with Copics with added sparkle from loose glitter and a glue pen - I'm avoiding Stickles with Copics especially where red is in the mix!  The papers I've used are from Marianne's Warm Winter Wishes bloc and I've inked the edges with Sahara Sand chalk ink as it's quite subtle and I've also used it to ink my diecuts.  On the Christmas trees I've added a snow effect with a Snowcap Dabber, and went over the log a little too, before finishing off with white snow created with my Wacco pearl maker pen.  I've used 3d foam pads on each layer and for the trees, log and Santa to give dimension and added interest, especially as I've avoided embellishing at the top of the card so you can see my pretty square kraft mat, and also see that I did follow the sketch!

The Marianne dies I used are:

Craftable CR1202 - rectangle cut twice then one piece cut again and layered to make the square (the join is hidden).
Circle mat for image - LRO141 double circle (this is the smaller one)
Christmas Trees - LRO136

I'm going to enter my card into the Papertake Weekly challenge as it's an anything goes week with the option of making a Christmas card, and the Sweet Stampin' challenge for glitter (Santa has a very sparkly beard and there's glitter on the snow but it's not showing up very well).  Crafty Creations challenge is for no flowers, so it's one for them too.


  1. Hello Annie!

    Long time no speak! I didn't realise how much I've missed seeing everyone's blog until I mooched over yours today!

    What a stunning selection of cards you have made recently, I have been glued to looking at as many as I can! I am lost in admiration especially at your colouring skills but also how beautifully you put it all together for the end result!

    Beautiful work Annie as always!
    Keryn x

  2. Hi Annie this is gorgeous I love the image and the layout is absolutely beautiful. Caroline xxx

  3. Gorgeous! Love everything about your card.

    Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' this week.

    Susan x

  4. JUst GORgeous! What a FABulous scene and such a pretty design..
    LOve how you have used Kraft and made these dies look Stunning. FABulous colours too Annie.
    LOve it.
    Must admit lol I have a drawer full of Magnolias..Have just dusted a few off these last couple of weeks..

  5. Gorgeous card! Love the sweet little scene!

  6. this is so gorgeous Annie, nice to see your Magnolia's getting an airing, must admit mine haven't seen light of day in a very long time either!

  7. The combination of colours with the kraft & white plus that lovely sky is quite striking & the inked edges of the kraft look superb. The pearly snow is very effective too.
    Paula (PEP)

  8. gorgeous card. Looks so beautiful.
    Many thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week

  9. Fabulous card Annie - I love that background scene and never understand why I didn't get it myself :o( I love all the elements you've added to your card and that is a great Santa. Loving the kraft/red combo you are 'into' at the moment.

  10. Fab Christmas card, I love the little scene you've created.

    Thanks for joining the sparkly fun at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx


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