Saturday, 7 June 2014

A gift of a Sketch

I am quite excited about June as I get to be hostess at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown.
As always we start with a sketch and, although I didn't have it in mind when I designed it, this sketch reminds me of a gift, beautifully wrapped beneath the Christmas tree.


So, this is my card, a gift in pale blue and silver. I've used two ribbons, glitter paper, an antique pearl brad, a tag and some freebie DP. I heat embossed the stamping on the tag to help match the colour on the paper. I have tweaked the sketch a little, which you are welcome to do too. For a start I've used a square, then my shape has slipped down and become a tag, switching places with the bow. Finally, I put my sentiment on the tag after agonising whether or not to put it exactly in accordance with the sketch.


I managed to take the pics outside so the colours are quite true.
I am going to enter my card in the Anything Goes challenge at Completely Christmas, unfortunately I forgot to enter for the last couple of weeks, just too much going on, but it's a great challenge blog for anyone making Christmas cards. I'm also going to enter the Ribbons and Bows challenge at CSAYL, as I think it would fit perfectly, and craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge for June.



Please do visit the challenge blog and see the marvellous creations that my fellow DT members have come up with and please add yours, I can't wait to see them all...Christmas in June....Bring it on!

18 comments:

  1. Louise - love the sketch! Your beautiful parcel card is absolutely stunning! Love the starry paper and gorgeous ribbon! Beautiful work!

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  2. Beautiful glittery card :) love that ribbon on ur design

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous Louise. I love how you used the sketch to make a package looking card. Fabulous blue and silver combo. Happy weekend friend! Hugs D

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  4. Louise, this is STUNNING! LOVE all those stars and I adore the fabulous package look of the card! HUGS and happy weekend! :) Mynn xx

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  5. magnifique Louise, j'adore ton interprétation, les couleurs sont juste sublimes ensemble, biz

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  6. Gorgeous card louise!love the colours and layout!irene xx

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  7. As soon as I saw the sketch, I thought it looked like a bow wrapped package! You did a fabulous job transferring that to your card. Love the colors and your gorgeous ribbon. Thanks for playing

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  8. Great Design, just perfect for our challenge over at Completely Christmas this week, thank you so much for joining in with us, it is much appreciated, we do hope you will join us again next week for another fab challenge, and good luck in the draw for this challenge which will be held next Sunday....
    Hugs
    Suzy B Owner Completely Christmas
    XX

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  9. Great job with the sketch! Your card turned out great and just looks like it's tempting us to unwrap it! Thanks for playing along with us at CSAYL this week! Good Luck!
    Tracey, DT

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  10. This is gorgeous - beautiful ribbon - Jacqueline xx

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  11. Thank you so much for entering our Completely Christmas challenge 15 with your lovely card - we hope we'll see you again soon, Hazel, DT and thanks also for sharing this for CHNC challenge extra for June - we hope we'll see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

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  12. Beautiful card. Love the gorgeous ribbon you used. Looks just like a present with the pretty tag. Thanks for joining us at CSAYL.

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  13. Eine schöne Karte in tollen Farben. Danke für Deine Teilnahme bei CSAYL. LG Jenny/Dolphine

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  14. Louise, what an ingenious use of that sketch, I love your pressie card! Gorgeous colours, the soft blue and silver are so elegant!

    You asked about the woodgrain washi tape I used on my card - it's made by Doodlebug and is called 'Woodsy'. I've had it in my stash for a very long time but I think they still have it at my local craft shop. If you want me to pick some up for you just let me know!
    Ruth x

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  15. Thank you for entering your lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for June - hope to see you again soon x

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  16. Sorry I'm late visiting.... Still don't know where the week went. Great take on the sketch and those colours are just perfect for a wintery card. Have a great weekend!
    hugs, Asha

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  17. This is so pretty Louise. A great challenge, and a great card too. I thought the same as you and thought the sketch lent itself to becoming a present :D I love the colours you used, and the ribbon is just lush! Hugs, Gill x

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  18. Gorgeous card.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.

    Helen x

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Thanks for leaving a comment. I love reading them all!
Louise xx