Saturday, 27 February 2010


I've had a busy week with little chance to craft. This afternoon I made a quick Christmas card using the sketch from the Midnight Madness Challenge Blog. Raise the Bar also challenges us to use things in threes - the 3 pieces of card candy and 3 DPs set at an angle fit this one I think. I've used a Whiff of Joy stamp and My Minds Eye DPs. The card candy, sentiment and the middle DP are all from Craftwork Cards. Having watched Tim Holtz on craft tv earlier this week I tried using Distress Stickles on my reindeer and heating them. It looks better in real life than in my photo, but still not anything like when TH did the demo :).

Edited to add: I also made this for E is for Elf at the ABC Christmas challnege but thought I couldn't enter it as I forgot the red and green part of the challenge. Samantha from their DT pointed out this is optional so I'm entering this card too, which is almost, sort of red and green :). Thanks for the heads-up Samantha and it has a good side, I now have 2 more cards ready for Christmas, not one:)


  1. Great card- that looks like a challenging layout, but it looks fabulous! Love the reindeer with the Stickles that you heated.

  2. What an adorable take on the sketch challenge this week at Midnight Madness. Your image is soooooo cute! Love your coloring and your dp choice! Great Job!
    Midnight Madness DT

  3. I am so pleased that I follow your blog or I would have missed out on seeing your wonderful card. It is truly inspirational and has inspired me to enter the challenge. Thank you for sharing.

    Happy crafting.


  4. Love this layout...very eye-catching with the three on the diagonal.

  5. Hello :) hope you are having a nice weekend :) Your card is so cute today. I love the image and the texture on the deer. Well done with the sketch..just a pleasure stopping in to check out your awesome christmas card. Oh I just wanted to let you know to mark your calendar for March 5th because that is when the Midnight Madness will be doing a huge giveaway. It will be a blog candy style with comment entries only. No card making on this one, but I really do not want our regular players to miss out on the opportunity to win. You will not be sorry you entered. As always, thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenges with us. We really love checking out all our entries work each week. p.s. Sneak Peek is up

    MMSC Hostess

  6. Fantastic layout, love your mix of papers how they all blend so well together. Great card.

  7. Hi Anne - how adorable is this image anf the texture on the reindeer is just perfect! I love your DP and the rich warm colours - fabulous! Well done! Thanks for finding the time to join us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week - we love to see your cards and hope to see you next week! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda MMSC Design Team

  8. Anne you image is just so sweet and precious. An I have to say a big WOW on those beautiful papers...such color!!! Very pretty card with just the right touches. Awesome. Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :o}
    Midnight Madness Design Team

  9. What great papers you picked for the background for this darling image, which you colored beautifully. Love that you chose all different ones too. Great take on the sketch this week. Thanks for playing along with us for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week.

  10. Awesome creation and such a cute, cute image!! Thanks for joining us at Raise the Bar. We do hope to see you again next challenge!

  11. Fab card! I love that image...and the papers look great!
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  12. Great card!!! thanks for adding your second card! I am so pleased your joining in! its great you have 2 extra cards ready for Christmas!! look forward to seeing you again next time too! Samantha :0)

  13. Gorgeous elf card and fabulous layout. Thank you for joining in the ABC Christmas challegne this time.
    Cathy xx

  14. thank you for joining in our E for elf challenge with this cute little fella!
    hugs, annie x

  15. Another great card! I love all of the fun papers you used. Thanks again for participating in the ABC Christmas challenge
    ABC Christmas Challenge DT


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