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March 6, 2021

Little robin red breast

A brand new month brings a brand new hostess to set the challenges at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown. The first challenge of the month is always a sketch. This one is for Deborah, whom I miss …

I spent a relaxing afternoon, colouring this stamped robin with alchohol pens.

The pretty paper matched beautifully, picking up the colours of the image, and made a great background…

Searching through my scraps box, I found a red tag which I thought fitted perfectly, not only with the colour scheme, but with the sketch too …

And finally, a glittery snowflake to add a little sparkle.

Some people believe that when a robin appears, loved ones are near. A robin frequently visits our garden and I love to listen to his birdsong – so wonderful.

I hope you like my card for this week. It would be lovely if you join us at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown and share your beautiful artwork.

Enjoy your weekend.


February 6, 2021

Sizzix winter wonderland Christmas card

We have a new hostess at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown challenge blog this week, with a fab new sketch to follow:

I love the Winter Wonderland specialty dsp I’d used for the last challenge, and had lots of extra bits and pieces left over from my previous project. I started playing and this is what I came up with, using up my scraps – always a good thing, so satisfying!

I played with different patterns until I was happy with how they looked together, and added a reindeer die cut in silver metallic cardstock using the Tim Holtz Alterations Winter Wonderland thinlits die set.

Finally, I stamped a sentiment from the More Merry Messages stamp set by Stampin Up in black ink, using my stamp-a-majig for perfect placement.

Hope you like my card for this week. We’d love to see your artwork over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown, so do pop by and join us.

Enjoy your weekend

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