Saturday, 3 May 2014

52 {C}CT May Sketch Challenge

Can you believe it's May already? The super talented Ruth Muzeen of Flower Sparkle is our new challenge hostess. We also have Judy V of Created Just for U joining us as Guest Designer of the month. Judy is a frequent participant (and winner!) over at 52 {Christmas}Card Throwdown and her work has been nothing short of awesome.

As always, our first challenge of the month is a Sketch Challenge. Create a card using this sketch - you can rotate it, flip it, make it rectangular, round - let your creativity soar as long as the layout is obvious.

Here's my vintage inspired offering for this challenge.

I gave the sketch a 90º turn. The papers are by Kaiser Craft.
I dabbed TH's Antique Linen all over the papers to age it up. 

 The image is from Chocolate Baroque's Stained Glass set, coloured
with Promarkers. I inked the edges with TH's Vintage Photo. For
embellishments: 3 large red bling and a few tiny ones on the image.
(Can you spot them?!) The greeting is also from the same set, stamped
with Memento Rhubarb Stalk.  

On the inside, a greeting from Chocolate Baroque's
Warm Christmas Greetings, stamped with VersaMagic Tea Leaf.

Just a few challenges for this card:

Brown Sugar #92: Use 2 Patterned Papers
Fab N Funky #214: Christmas
Jingle Belles: All Bundled Up In 3 Or More Layers
CHNC Extra May: AG Christmas
Christmas Card Challenges #22: AG Christmas
Completely Christmas #10: AG Christmas

Now it's your turn to create a festive card based on this week's challenge: Sketch. 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, 9th May. 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

Our guests have left and now it's time to tidy the house (I gave myself a break from the daily chores too ... any ol' excuse not to do the ironing!) and catch up on blog visits. I have seriously neglected my bloggy mates ... blame those wonderful people from sunny Shipston - ha ha! Tell you what I'm not looking forward to ... Monday... urgh!

Thanks for stopping by and have a restful weekend, my friends!



  1. Adorable Design Thank you for joining us at Completely Christmas it is much appreciated without you we would have no challenge, I do hope you will join us again for another fab challenge nest week…. Good luck in the draw…
    Suzy B Owner Completely Christmas
    Xx -

  2. This is a real stunner Asha.
    Have a good weekend.

  3. Love those *out-of-the-box* ornaments ... such a lovely holiday card design ... so glad you got all bundled-up with us at jingle belles.

  4. So pretty and perfect for our challenge at Christmas Cards. Hugs x

  5. très belle idée Asha, j'aime la façon dont tu as utilisé le sketch, elle est très réussi, biz

  6. Delightful Asha!! So nice to see you back. I pray you are well rested.


  7. Beautiful, Asha! I love that background dp and your stitching is wonderful. :-D

  8. This is a beautiful design with a lovely traditional Christmas feel!

  9. Those are so pretty. And now I'm in a Christmas mood.

  10. This is gorgeous, Asha! LOVE that beautiful image--so unique! HUGS and have a great rest of the weekend! :) Mynn xx

  11. Gorgeous Asha, love how the ornaments hang off the centre, great design idea xx

  12. Mondays are bad. lol!
    This card is stunning - I love the antiquey feel, and those ornaments are beautiful!

  13. So glad you had a great time with friends visiting. Fabulous card - love those wonderful papers, great image and love how your cut it out of the box! TFS

  14. Terrific take on the sketch Asha. That cluster of ornaments is beautiful as is your aged to perfection paper. Hugs and happy weekend. D

  15. Beautiful card and sketch Asha..Loz

  16. Another lovely Christmas card. I sure should be working on a few for myself but I just don't seem to find time. We are on the go so much of the time if we are not farming and so my time is limited.

  17. Beautiful - Thanks for joining the Fab n Funky challenge this week - hope to see you again soon. Beccy x

  18. Beautiful Christmas card. I love the effect of the image "falling" out of the frame. Thank you for joining us this week at Fab'n'Funky!

  19. Absolutely gorgeous Asha, that image and the papers are beautiful and you've coloured the image wonderfully - I adore how you've cut out the image too! Such a special Christmas card that will take pride of place on the lucky recipient's mantelpiece! Enjoy the rest of your week! Ruth x

  20. Wow! This is absolutely stunning. I love the vintage feel, pretty papers and the super ornaments! Love it.

  21. Asha, I love all the layers and elements combined on this card. Beautiful colouring and positioning of the ornaments. Gorgeous!

    Louise xx

  22. Gorgeous Asha love those papers x

  23. oh wow! i love the way those pretty ornaments dangle down into the card, such a cool effect! thanks for "bundling up" with us at JINGLE BELLES! :)

  24. Hi Asha - what a lovely card, gorgeous stamped image and beautiful backing papers - Jacqueline xx

  25. I like how the ornaments extend out of the focal panel to provide the banner element of the sketch! Very cool idea, Asha!

  26. Lovely card, great ornament image and love those pretty papers. Thanks for sharing with us at Completely Christmas this week.
    Sandy DT

  27. Wonderful Christmas card!! I love the papers and the way you dangled the ornaments!
    Seeing your Christmas cards is making me feel guilty... I have not made one this year yet!! :O

  28. Leuke kerstkaart in sprankelende kleuren. Fijn dat je meedoet bij CHCC Extra.

    Groetjes, Renate


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