06 December, 2014

Christmas candle

Time to play along at the cheerfulsketcheschallenge again. The current sketch shows a kind of multi-layer card, which is not my style normally, but it's a really nice sketch this time and this is what I made with it:
Last time I visited the crafting store, I just had to have those beige/light green papers with the writing and the snowflakes that you see in the background. It's probably not that visible in the photo, but they do shimmer a little bit.
I combined them with a beige embossed paper and some dark green paper in the background for the border. For the centerpiece, I've printed a motif with candle and holly and coloured it with coloured pencils. In the end I added beads, roses and a sentiment saying "Happy holidays".
Unfortunately, while making the card I didn't have the sketch by my side all the time. Turns out I glued the background paper to the card too early, only to realize that now I can't fix the lace (which would be the horizontal bar) properly. That must have distracted me in a way that made me alter the original sketch a little bit, because I added the horizontal bar in the very background of the card. Not enough, it's almost not visible because the background paper almost shines through it. Oh my...
After all, it turns out to be a pretty Christmas card, and in the end that's all that counts. The mix of green and yellow is probably not really typical for Christmas (at least not to me), but I thought these colours would fit best to the light green design papers. Turns out I like this unusual combination. How about you?

- cheerfulsketcheschallenge
- papertakeweekly: anything goes
- cardz4guyz: favourite Christmas colour combo (beige/green)
- basteltantenchallengeblog: anything goes
- thepinkelephantchallenge: photo inspiration
- fussyandfancychallenge: happy holidays
- fan-tastictuesday: anything goes + embossing
- ladybugcrafts: winter and/or Christmas
- allwayssomethingcreative: Christmas
- jellyparkchallenges: ribbons/bows
- Meljen's design: holiday
- C.R.A.F.T. challenge: Christmas
- crafts4eternity: winter
- craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge: bright colours
- craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2: anything goes as long as it's Christmas
- suzysmarty1: anything goes + holly
- acreativeromance: anything goes
- clear it out: our favourites from 2014


  1. Lovely Christmas card. Great image, colours and papers. Love the texture you have added to layers. Great layout. Thanks for joining us at Fussy & Fancy Challenges.


  2. A beautiful traditional Christmas card, loving the colour combo. Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

  3. What a lovely card, the freshness of the colours makes a very welcome change at this time of year. Thanks for joining in at Cardz 4 Guyz

  4. Lovely card Cheiro!
    Thanks for joining us at Cheerful Sketches Challengeblog!!

  5. Thank you so much for entering our Completely Christmas challenge 41 with your lovely creation - we hope we'll see you again soon, Hazel, DT - thanks also for entering both of my CHNC challenges - we hope we'll see you again soon x

  6. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Cheerful Sketches!

    Marjoleine (DT)

  7. A great card - the colours work really well.

    Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

    Helen x

  8. Beautiful card even without the lace :) I love those dp's...see why you would want them--I would also:) Thanks for joining in the Holiday fun at Fussy and Fancy!!

  9. Hello, A beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week.

    Teighan DT

  10. Gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing with us at the C.R.A.F.T Challenge this week. Shona xx

  11. Ein wunderschönes Kärtchen!

    Vielen Dank für Deine Teilnahme an der Basteltanten-Challenge!

    LG Svenja

  12. Fabulous card :) Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity hugs x

  13. Čudovita voščilnica in prelepo si jo sestavila.
    Motiv je krasno pobarvan.

  14. eine nette karte ist dir da gelungen.
    danke fürs mitmachen beim ASC.

    glg meggi

  15. Wow another beautifull card, i like how you stayed in the traditional colours! Thanks again for playing along in the cheerful sketches challenge.


  16. Fab Card! thanks for sharing at Jellypark Challenges :o)

  17. Ein wundervolles und zauberhaftes Werk hast Du da entstehen lassen. Hab ganz lieben Dank für Deine Teilnahme bei den Basteltanten
    Liebe Grüße

  18. Me again!

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

    Helen x