A jolly jingles season of style …

Hi and welcome to my blog. It’s bonus week at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown, and we are asking you to pick a previous sketch to follow. There are lots of past sketches to choose from – you can check them out in the archives section at 52CCT. I opted for sketch #27 from April 2014 …


Once I’d decided on the sketch to use, I sat at my desk and spotted some die cuts and dsp left over from previous projects. I wondered if I could utilise them so played around with different combos until I came up with this … 


I find following a sketch really helps focus my mind so the card came together quite quickly, especially as the die cuts were already made. 

I just love the colour combo of soft sky and crumb cake, from the subtles and neutrals ranges by Stampin Up, and I really like the modern look of the sentiment, from the now retired jolly jingles wheel stamp, which I’d cut up into separate sentiments. 


The little sparkly snowflake was made using a snowflake punch gifted to me by my lovely friend, Debs – look how sweetly it nestled into the centre of the larger diecut. And you can never have enough bling, so I added a large adhesive rhinestones to the centre – very pretty in real life …


I hope you like my card for this week.  The rest of the Design Team have created lots of lovely cards to inspire you too, so do pop over to 52 Christmas Card Throwdown to take a look. We hope you’ll join us too. 

Want to make this blog colours

stamps:  jolly jingles wheel;

inks: black stazon;

cardstock: whisper white, crumb cake, soft sky, silver glimmer;

punches and dies: perfect pennants bigz die, festive flurry framelits, small snowflake by Martha Stewart;

accessories: season of style dsp, large rhinestone, stampin’ dimensionals, mini glue dots, silver ribbon. 

All supplies from Stampin’ Up unless otherwise stated. 

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Thanks for dropping by today


8 Comments to “A jolly jingles season of style …”

  1. love your card – I am a huge fan of kraft – and you are perfectly right about the bling

  2. Gill – I do like your take on the sketch. Love the pretty snowflake and touch of bling. The colours are just super!

  3. super élégante Gill, j’adore cette touche de bleu qui lui donne beaucoup de douceur, biz

  4. Gorgeous card Gill! I love the combination of the snowflake with the Season of Style dsp – very elegant! April Xx

  5. Lots to love about this card – the color choices, the sparkly snowflake, the die cut circle, the sweet little bow. All-around wonderful! 🙂

  6. Beautiful colour combo and very elegant Gill, I love it. Now let me see if I’ve got time to join in this week ;)! Hugs. C x

  7. I think looks so elegant with the soft, non traditional color scheme and simple design.

  8. Beautiful card. Love the neutrals

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