Saturday, 6 May 2017

Christmas Card Throwdown - May sketch

At Christmas Card Throwdown we have a sketch challenge for the next fortnight. It's open to all sorts of interpretation. Visit the post here to see the inspiring cards from the rest of the DT.

I must admit to finding it difficult to get in to the swing of Christmas cards now that we are in the full throes of Spring. The weather has been fabulous and, though I haven't made many cards, my garden looks great!

This is the sketch so I had to put my thinking cap on and get busy.

I usually make square cards so for a change here is a swing card. Happily I'd kept the template from the last one I made so that prevented me diving in and cutting and scoring in all the wrong places!

Once the template is cut it's just a case of decorating. I've used Docrafts paper and a Leane Creatif leaf die the layer up the wreath. The paper is peachy pink, I'm not sure if you're getting that here. The sentiment stamps are all from Creative Stamping magazine last year. I'll look out the numbers.

The good thing about these is that when folded they make a square card which fits in a normal envelope. 

Here is the inside. I've used the same fir branch die and gold thread to make a simple wreath.

I'd forgotten how hard they are to photograph, they always look squint.
I hope you'll feel inspired to join in. 

Thank you for visiting. Enjoy your crafty time. 


  1. Quelle élégante carte Alison, cette couronne est si fraîche, biz

  2. Oh my! This is gorgeous! I love the kinectic style and the pretty Christmas wreath. Great work. xx

  3. This is beautiful Alison, very traditional yet modern at the same time! Your wreath is gorgeous, I love the bright green x

  4. This is amazing. I love what you have done here, and frankly can't even begin to know how you did it. Such a stunning card!

  5. Lovely card Alison, great 3D design


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