Saturday, 1 March 2014

52 {C}CT March Sketch Challenge

Here we are, folks! New month, new challenge and new hostess! Can you handle all this new-ness? I hope so, because we're kicking off the month with a Sketch challenge hosted by our talented Patricia Hays. We also have a little surprise for you this month: Guest Designer Ann Honym of Chez Lady Scrap will be joining us each week.

Enough small talk. It's March already, so let's get on with Christmas! Here's my take on the sketch:

The background paper is from KARS X-Mas Collection. For some festive
sparkle I'm using stars and red bling.

The wreaths and greeting are from Clearly Besotted's Signature Christmas set,
stamped using Brilliance Cottage Ivy, VersaColor Scarlet and VersaFine
Black Onyx.

These simple words describing Christmas are also from the
Signature Christmas set.

I'm playing along with these good folks:

Totally Papercrafts #208: Make It Shine  - stars
ABC Christmas Challenge: D for Die-cuts - die cut wreaths
Fab n Funky #205: Christmas
CHNC Challenge Extra March: AG Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge March: AG with Patterned Paper
Completely Christmas #1: AG Christmas
Make It Monday #181: AG

Now it's your turn to create a festive card using this week's Sketch. In order to be considered for Top Honour and Honourable Mentions your card must follow this week's theme and you must link it to the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown Challenge Blog by 6pm GMT / 1pm EST on Friday, 1 March. And here's the most important rule: Have Fun!

Thanks for stopping by today, my friends and enjoy the weekend!



  1. Asha, this is a wonderful card, great colours and I love the dotty background paper! Your stitching, stars and bling are the perfect accents! Enjoy your weekend! Ruth x

  2. How wonderful to see that you are the first entry for Completely Christmas challenge 1, Asha! I am so proud to be part of the DT there.Thanks for joining in with your wonderful card and also, of course, for my CHNC challenge extra for March and Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper March challenge - hope to see you again soon (I know I will). x

  3. A great take on this week's sketch Asha. A great idea to use background paper - it looks fab and the perfect setting for your embellishments. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Gill x

  4. Oh this is just fab! I love the backing paper and the pretty Christmas wreaths. The little stars and gems add just the right amount of sparkle!

  5. Hi Asha,
    Welcome to our first challenge here at Completely Christmas, you are our first entry, and it is a gorgeous design, thank you for taking the time to join in with the fun, we would love your company in next week's challenge as well.....
    Suzy B ~Owner~ Completely Christmas

  6. Hi Asha
    Fabulous card.... Love the layout...,
    Thanks for joining us at Completey Christmas ....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

  7. I love what you did with that sketch! When I first saw thw sketch I couldn't imagine what to do with it. You definitely figured it out. Wonderful!

  8. Brilliant take on the sketch Asha! LOVE the stars and polka dots - and the stitiching. Wonderful! hugs D

  9. These colors "non traditional" give a very pleasant freshness and modern touch to your card. A bright Christmas card!!
    Enjoy your weekend...
    Rosi x

  10. What a wonderful card - love the wreaths! Hope you are enjoying your long weekend. Shannon, is studying Spanish this semester and is doing really well. She went in and told here teacher about Ponte Monday and her teacher was like "well how do you know that" then she explained that I had read it on your blog that very morning! :-)

  11. Wonderful take on that sketch, Asha! Love the wreaths. Beautiful stitching.

  12. Great take on the sketch, love the polka dot paper and the dimension you got with the wreaths (great idea- using a wreath for the circles) wonderful, contemporary card!

    Louise xx

  13. Gorgeous card Asha, I love your interpretation of the sketch. Well done.

  14. Hello sweetie. What a gorgeous card. Lovely colours and layout. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Totally Papercrafts.

    Cathy DT Member

  15. These wreaths are so perfect with the sketch! Wonderful traditional Christmas design!

  16. EEK! The wreaths were an amazing idea--SO perfect for the sketch! LOVE the gorgeous colors and the wonderful stitching! HUGS and have a wonderful week! :) Mynn xx

  17. très chic et élégant et si original, biz

  18. Another gorgeous card, you always coordinate the papers and you beautiful stamping so perfectly! Donna

  19. What a cute christmas card. Love the design with the wreaths. Thanks for playing at ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck. Please come back wednesday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at ABC Christmas Challenge xx

  20. The little wreaths are so cheery! :) As always, your stitching detail is terrific.

  21. Your take on the sketch is wonderful Asha, love your Christmas card!! Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday. Hugs, Lisa

  22. Fabulous christmas card Asha. I saw this on MIM..Loz


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