Saturday, 23 January 2016


Last year I bought an LOTV coloured art pad and papers to help me with Christmas card production, sadly they never saw the light of day and worse, I didn't make anything like the number of Christmas cards I needed.

So, this year, I'm back to plan "B" - make Christmas ones all year round - and cheat by using art pads!

So, for the very first time I give you a card using an art pad image.

To help me on my way, I followed the Sweet Stetch Wednesday stetch, then kept adding bits till I thought the card looked complete!

So, the image, sentiment tag and papers are from LOTV, the Bakers Twine from The Ribbon Girls, and the flower off a cracker!

ABC Christmas - B for Baubles
SSW2 - Stkech 2-81

CHCC - Use a sentiment
Holly Jolly - Use designer papers
Crimbo Crackers -Anything Goes


brenda said...

A great take on the sketch Janice and lovely rich colours.

B x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is super, Love the cosy colours you have gone for. Think Im gonna try for a couple of festive cards a month this year!! Love H xx

Heide said...

What a beautiful card, love the fine details on the image. Thanks for joining us this week. Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

Whisper said...

Oooo i'm loving your rich colours and i don't blame you for using an art pad, especially, if you have a lot of Xmas cards to make, Luv Sam x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous love the fab

Linda Anderson said...

How beautiful!! Yep, I too keep working on my Christmas cards throughout the year. Yours is stunning. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.


Tracey said...

Gorgeous card Janice :o) (I love using bits off crackers too, some of them are really pretty)

Carole said...

Well done you, of to a good start, just gotta keep it up now!
Lovely card, nice to see a different colour combo
Hugs Carole x

chrissy xx said...

Such a pretty image and I LOve your design and pretty embellishments.
Thank you so much for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge.
(Sounds like a good plan) x

Sue said...

Hi Janice, Making Christmas cards all year is a great idea in my book!. Your card is lovely, really pretty use of that gorgeous art pad image and I really like the traditional theme and colours you have used. Thank you for joining us this time at ABC Christmas Challenge.

Lisa S. said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Lisa DT

Joanna Moore said...

Pretty. I love the colors and that flower (you got it off a box of crackers?!!) Thanks for joining in the fun over on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 blog this week.
~Jo, SSW2-DT

sweetbloominscraps said...

Beautiful Christmas creation! I love your plan of attack!!! It should come together for you this year!
Judi SSW2

Debs said...

Fabulous Festive make Janice - and I don't think using Art Pad images are cheating.
Love the flower too.
Debs xx

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Lovely creation. Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly. Good luck.
Lynn, Holly Jolly DT

Mandy LaCroix said...

Very elegant and pretty! :) Great card.
Thanks for sharing it over at ABC Christmas Challenges! :)

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 265 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for January - I'd love to see it there too x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Janice
I need to be organised too as I was last minute at Christmas.
This is fab and I may need to have a proper look at the LOTV stand at the NEC this year lol!
Best wishes.
Ang x