Thursday, 12 August 2010

Q is for Quick & Easy - or not!

This week's ABC Christmas Challenge is Q for Quick & Easy.  A sketch is provided and the optional extra challenge is to make more than 1 card using the sketch.  I love this sketch, but every time I try making a card with a grid system on it I measure, I cut, I lay out my DP and find that somehow my carefully cut and measured pieces aren't level and the tiny differences really irritate me!  So this is not a quick card for me:).

It was a great one to try out my Katzelcraft stamp which I think will be a good one for Christmas cards, so I stamped it with Versafine black on a piece of Glimmer Misted cardstock.  There's a bit of glitter added to the flourishes using a glue pen.  I mounted it on mirricard (how do you photograph mirricard without all the reflections?LOL) and used metallic DP from Craftwork Cards for the background.  The sentiment is also from Craftwork Cards and the gems are Hero Arts. 

I may have another go at this challenge using something else to mark the divisions, maybe thin ribbon.  In the meantime, it's another card ready for December:).


  1. Gorgeous card - love that stamp!
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  2. wow gorgeous! Luv that mirricard- a perfect pop of color. You're so good to get going on your Christmas cards early :) Big Hugs~

  3. I like this card not seen this stamp before. It's lovely. Like the colour. Hugs xChrisB

  4. oh Anne, how super cool is this. You did a GREAT job!!!

  5. Fab stamp Anne... card looks really good. x

  6. Lovely card Anne - love the background paper as well.

  7. What a great take on the sketch hun! Fabulous card. Thanks for playing at ABC CC. Hugs, Sxx

  8. fabulous card Anne :-) I love this stamp !!! absolutely gorgeous and the touches of sparkle are perfect ,, lovel the papers too :-)

    I had the same prob ,, all my 'bits' were wonky so i have to cut strips of card to cover up all the mistakes :-)

    thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  9. This is lovely, I've never seen that image before, it is so pretty. Sometimes quick and easy cards are the ones that really take me forever, LOL!

  10. This is the first time I have done a sketch for a challenge, thanks for using it! tehehheee sorry you had a pickle with using quarters, I tend to take a peice of DP a little smaller than the card and then just cut it into 4 after folding it in 4, hope that helps! Great card you have made! even if it was not as quick as intended! thanks for joining in the fun, Samantha ABC Christmas Challenge :0)

  11. Great card! I love your take on the "quick and easy" challenge. Thanks for playing along with the ABC Christmas Challenge. We have another fun one for you...R is for Rudolph with extra "brads". We hope you can play along again!


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