Sunday, 17 January 2016


It seems like ages since I've posted a card, probably cause its been ages since I made one!  But I found a bit of spare time over the weekend and managed to colour a free image that I'd spied on the A Day For Daisies blog weeks ago.

I've combined the image with the current sketch over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 - one of my favourite challenges, but one I was unable to enter last year due to time constraints.  This year however they have changed the challenge to fortnightly, so I'm hoping that once again I can become a regular participant.  So many really good sketch challenges have folded over the years, Friday Sketchers, Sketch and Stash and Christmas Challenges with Sketches - all favourites of mine and now no more... so...
Lets Save SSW2
Well I hope we do and I hope the DT are listening as I know you said you didn't want to fold either!

So now to matters in hand, my card using the current sketch, here it is, a simple design to show off the gorgeous ADFD stamp.

I've added the burlap and ribbon to add a bit of texture along with liquid pearls dots in the flower centre.

SSW2 - Sketch 2-80

Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes + a die - Fishtail one for sentiment.
Winterwonderland - Glitter and shine - there is gold glitter on the ribbon but perhaps not enough?
Ribbon Girls - Anything Goes
ABC Christmas - Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers - Use something new - new image and new burlap, bought in Berlin in Dec!


Hazel (Didos) said...

Ahhh this is so sweet, I got this image too. Love it but not played yet!!! Your card looks so elegant!! Glad that you have got some time to play!!! Love H xx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the

brenda said...

It is a rather nice image isn't it Janice, colured beautifully and how unusual to see coloured burlap which really draws it all together nicely.

B x

Judith said...

I think it's even longer since I came to visit Janice! - I've given myself a talking to and so far so good I'm getting back to it this year!! - I love the simplicity of this flower and the burlap trim finishes it to perfection hugs Judith x

Sarah said...

This is gorgeous Janice, love the red burlap, it sets off the bloom beautifully xx

Sue B said...

Oh Wow! this is a gorgeous card Janice… love the image and you've coloured it beautifully. I love the burlap too… I have loads and never know where to use it… it looks fab here! :-))
Hope you're having a great weekend!
Big hugs, Sue B xx

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Janice - love the beautiful image and your stunning colouring.
The burlap and ribbon are the perfect finishing touches.
Hope all is well with you and yours.
Debs xx

Heide said...

Janice, Thanks for rally cry for us at SSW2. I know I would miss seeing all these great looking cards. I keep seeing so many blogs closing as of lately. Love how yours turned out. That burlap ribbon is the perfect touch. Thanks again for joining us this week. Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

Anet van Zyl said...

Beautiful Christmas card Janice, love the red and white combination. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Winter Wonderland. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

Whisper said...

Oooo what a gorgeous Poinsetta and a great take on the sketch too, Luv Sam x

Helen said...

Wonderful card!
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Joanna Moore said...

Wow, I love that poinsettia and your additional burlap ... really interesting! You wouldn't think of burlap as elegant but somehow, this card is!! Thanks for sharing this with us. Please come back for our next challenge!
~Jo, SSW2-DT

anne said...

Lovely clean and elegant card.
Thank you for joining in with our latest Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 challenge.
Anne SSW2-DT

Eileen said...

I love the image you have used here and coloured beautifully. It is a very effective sketch and you have followed it perfectly. Thanks for joining in with our 'Glitter and Shine' challenge at Winter Wonderland this week, hope you will join us again.
Eileen x

Sally H said...

A wonderful card, Janice! Great colouring! Thanks for sharing it with us at stamping sensations for our stamp and Die challenge and good luck!

Elizabeth S said...

Gorgeous card, thank you for joining us over on the ILP challenge this week.