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From x stitch I moved into card making - now I am playing around with mixed media! I am taking part in different workshops and with help from crafty pals, learning about different mediums and techniques. Hope you feel inspired to create after a visit to my blog - Happy Crafting!

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Twas The Night Before Christmas

is the theme for last weeks sketchie challenge over on the  CMLI group (see side bar) on Craftbubble. Everyone came up with lovely ideas  and i opted for Santa (in the absence of any other appropriate stamps). I was very late again and just got it in before yesterday's new sketchie was out! This is my first attempt at using distress inks and a watercolour brush. The colours were not as strong as they could be and i did have some bleeding between colours...ah well it was my first time! Hope you like it :)
I will be entering it into the following challenges ;

Spoonful of Sugar - anything goes
Papertake Weekly - cut it out
Everybody-art-Challenge - use shapes
Crafty Creations - christmas is coming
FabnFunky Challenges - going with the flow
ABC Christmas - X for xmas

Christmas Stampin - anything goes
Papercutz - anything goes
Sew many Challenges - red and green
Polkadoodle - twas the night before xmas

CES Challenges - Vintage Christmas
Crafty Sentiments - christmas
Cutie - Sunday - Santa Claus
Die Cut Dreams Christmas - use a die cut


jackid said...

Debs it's a gorgeous card very well done for a first attempt and a cute image too
Jacki xx

clare said...

just sooo cute! x

Vixx handmade cards said...

Gorgeous card Debs and well done on your first attempt with the distress inks!,
hugs Vicky xx

Becca Fabozzi said...

Pretty, I love this edwin, he is adorable. Thanks so much for joining us at DCD Christmas Club

Anonymous said...

Wouldnt have known that this is your first try at distress ink. Great job. I love the card.. Simple and very pretty!
Thanks for joining us at SMC Challenge this week :)

debby4000 said...

Adorable, cute card, its gorgeous.

Lorraine A said...

gorgeous card :-) I love this Edwin and your colouring is lovely, the last time I tried to use distress inks it ended in the bin ,,, I need more practise !!

thanks for joining us on the ABC Xmas and PTW Challenges :-)
Lols x x x

Marushy said...

Great work

Thanks for joining us at Cutie Sunday.


Sharon said...

What a gorgeous card.
Thanks for joining us at Fab 'n' Funky this week, hope to see you for our birthday blog hop next week.
Sharon x

Saskia said...

Beautiful card! Lovely to see your work at Polka Doodles! Thanks for joining us!

Saskia :)

Jill said...

gorgeous card debs I love the image thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Karen said...

Gorgeous Debs, love the LO, thanks for joining us at DCD Christmas Club.

Claudine Poch said...

Nice layout for this sweet image! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.

darling Ho said...

very cute!
Thanks for join us at SEW MANY Challenge, hope to see you next time.
Hugs, ~darling Ho~

anusch said...

Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei EAC.
Liebe Grüße Doreen

Emma said...

An adorable card.
Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges & good luck.
Hugs Emma x

Heather said...

Gorgeous, a perfect Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments :)

Helen said...

Awww...sweet card!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

andrea said...

gorgeous image lovely card thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky

Audrey said...

Beautiful. I love your coloring. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

Nadine said...


wow, what a beautiful card.
Thank you for playing Cutie Sunday.

Hugs Nadine

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

What a gorgeous card, thanks so much for joining us at Cutie Sunday this week ……


Tip Top said...

Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!