Saturday 2 November 2013

November Sketch

Welcome to November, a month when, in the UK the nights draw in, the weather becomes colder and we light up the skies with bonfires and fireworks.  This November it is my honour and pleasure to be the hostess at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown and I have chosen the  challenges for the next 5 Saturdays.  As ever the first challenge is a sketch

And here is my card

Whoops, I didn't stick very closely to the sketch and I designed it! That's the lovely thing about sketches, they are a starting point and, as long as you can see all the elements it's OK in my book to play around a little.
The Christmas pudding topper I made myself, stamping and colouring the image onto mount board before cutting out and finishing with Glossy Accents. The slanted panels are some DPs, and I've used red washi tape to give the lacy edges. Further bling was added with the silver edges and gems on the sentiment banner so I'm going to enter this into the 'Bling It Up' challenge at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge, haven't played along there for a while -shame on me.
Do have a look at the creations from the other ladies at 52 CCT, they always amaze me with their ideas!


  1. I think your Christmas pudding looks just delicious!! Always a favourite party of my Christmas day :)
    Your card is lovely - I really like the papers you used on the diagonals and the dimension in the sentiment.

    BTW - great sketch - I had lots of fun with this one!

  2. Really pretty Christmas card.
    Caroline xxx

  3. LOVE that amazing pudding image, Louise!!! The glossy accent is fabulous and I LOVE this sketch! :) HUGS and hope you have a great week! :) Mynn xx

  4. Love the mix of different patterns here Louise and I adore the sweet Christmas pud - wouldn't it be totally perfect if it could be a scratch and sniff pud LOL?! That reminds me, I need to get a list made and go shopping for my ingredients to make this year's pudding and mincemeat!

    You designed a wonderful sketch, I really enjoyed it! Have a great week! Ruth x

  5. Gorgeous Louise! Love your handmade topper! :)
    Lizy xx

  6. Lovely card - great to see you back - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge 149 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see it there too. x

  7. The washi tape really does give the appearance of lace on your card. Thank you for joining in at Crafty Hazelnuts extra. Hugs Mrs A. (GDT)

  8. Thanks for entering this lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for November - hope to see you again soon. x

  9. The bling adds a lot of pizazz to your card! This was a fun sketch - I may have to use it again sometime. :)

  10. I love how you interpreted your own sketch Louise! This is a yummy looking treat and I too love the bling. Hugs D


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Louise xx