Saturday, 7 June 2014

52 {C}CT June Sketch Challenge

It's June and we have a new month of challenges over at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown AND a new hostess, Louise of Cats, Cards and Cupcakes. We're kicking off with a sketch... and it's an easy one.

We also have a new guest designer for the month - the talented Marie Flayer of NJ Stamping Queen. Marie will be showing us her fabulous festive makes.  Please stop by Marie's blog ... at the risk of being totally amazed by her work!

Enough small talk. Here's my offering for this week:

The background paper is a loose pile of very old Christmas 6" sheet.
Not sure what it's called. Embellies: sheer ribbon, twine and a couple of bling.
The greeting is from CBS Tag Along.

The focal image is this red robin from CBS Merry Little Christmas. I coloured him with
Graph'It markers (body: 3245, 3255, 3270, 3280; breast: 5210, 5220, 5245; hat: 5260,
5270, 5280; beak: 1210, 1230; feet: 3120, 3130). For cutting and layering: SB Circles
and Scalloped Circles dies .... and to finish: some LiquidPearl dots and some glittery flock
on the trim of Robin's hat.

On the inside is a greeting and little stars  from CBS Merry Little Christmas.

This little robin redbreast will be tweeting over at these challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #135: AG Uplifting
Completely Christmas #15: AG Christmas
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long #14: AG Christmas with Ribbon & Trim
Crimbo Crackers #66: AG Christmas
Festive Friday #33: Photo Inspiration (red, browns, snow... and there's got to be a robin in those trees!)
CHNC Extra June: AG Christmas

Now it's your turn to create a festive card based on this week's Sketch challenge. In order to be considered for Top Honour and Honourable Mentions, your new card must follow the challenge sketch and you must link it to the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown Challenge Blog by 6pm GMT / 1pm EST on Friday, 13th June (eeeek!). And here's the most important rule: Have Fun!

For ideas and inspiration, visit the rest of the 52 {C}CT crew:
Mynnette * Ruth * Jacqueline * Louise * Deborah * Patricia * Danielle * Gill * Fabiola

Rosie's Update: She had her first cycle of chemo on Thursday. So far so good... no vomiting etc. She's not eating well and need plenty of coaxing and persuading. She need's to be well nourished and I keep telling her now is not the time to worry about her ample figure! She (WE) are very grateful for your thoughts and prayers. One down... 3 more cycles to go!

Thank you for stopping by and have a beautiful weekend, my friends!



  1. Wow, Asha, I love this! The little robin is so sweet and beautifully coloured. I particularly like the twine pinching the ribbon together, that's so cool! Thank you for doing such a brilliant job with the sketch, I hope you had fun!

    Louise xx

  2. Your Christmas creation is so cute and gorgeous. Your colouring as ever is awesome.
    Have a good weekend.

  3. This is gorgeous Asha, i love the Robin image!!
    Kevin xx

  4. Oh this robin is so tweet (sorry!) - love the backing paper and the way you've tied the bow on the satin ribbon. Beautiful work!

  5. Super sweet image - love that your card layout looks like a present! So glad you joined us at Festive Friday!

  6. Tweet! I mean sweet!! : ) I really love the bright background which highlights your darling bird so well : )

    BIG (((Hugs)))

  7. What a sweet little robin Asha - and so nicely colored! Love that sheer ribbon and how you tied it. Very festive and fabulous dear lady. Happy weekend.

  8. Awww…how adorably 'tweet'!!! (Couldn't resist;) It really is a sweet card…inside and out! Thanks so much for joining us at Festive Friday!!!

  9. Love the coloured Robin-so sweet. Glad you can make cards-must make you feel better considering Rosie. Rosie sounds strong despite not wanting to eat. I hope the other 3 go smoothly

  10. Oh what a fab Robin Asha! and love your design its great ..lots of huggles especially for Rosie ..Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  11. Hope your Rosie will better soon dear...

    I love that cute Robin Image and how you coloring her and nice arrangement too...great lovely color and as always sweet wonderful card...big hugs from me and I am thinking of you and your Rosie...

  12. I have prayed for your beloved sweet Rosie. Little Robin red breast is adorable. It is so delightful to see such creative art. Thank you for sharing your talents with us today.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  13. this is soooo tweet!!!! thanks sooo much for playing along with Christmas Card challenges!!!

  14. What a little cutie!!! LOVE the fabulous tinsel glitter for the trim on his hat! HUGS and happy weekend! :) Mynn xx

  15. Pretty card! Love that little birdie! Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.

  16. such a pretty Christmas Card Asha!! Love the sweet little Robin and pretty dp to go with him!! Hope that Rosie's appetite picks up Asha and she feels better :) hugs to you my friend!!

  17. adorable Asha, ce rouge gorge est tellement chou et l'ensemble est magnifique, biz

  18. What a cute version of the sketch! Adorable little robin, love your combo of DP and ribbon, they match so well!

  19. This is sooo Cute Asha..Loz

  20. What a darling image and such a cute card!! Thanks so much for joining us at Festive Friday! :)

  21. 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....
    Suzy B Owner Completely Christmas

  22. 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

  23. Your card is simply darling! Thanks so much for playing with us at Festive Friday!

  24. Hi Asha, both of us chose robins for this sketch challenge - great minds and all! ; )

    I love your sweet robin, he certainly put a smile on my face! I love the sheer ribbon and the twine is a fab touch!

    {{{{hugs}}} to you and all good wishes for Rosie's chemo.
    Ruth x

  25. Absolutely darling! I love the bit of sparkle on the Santa hat!
    And at least none of the little she eats is coming up :( Still. It's always bizarre to have to coax a dog to eat!

  26. Love your jolly robin - your paper is gorgeous too - Jacqueline xx

  27. Gorgeous card.

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

    Helen x


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