Tuesday, 6 September 2016

One sketch, two cards

The sketch at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this week is so good, I used it twice! And in two completely different ways, too.

Here is the sketch:

For my first card, I stamped the Lili of the Valley Reindeer Trio and coloured them to match the backing papers, which were from an old issue of Making Cards but were originally designed by Polkadoodles. Them I made the card up as an A5 sized easel card. The frame around the central image is made using a double sided sticker covered with glitter. (Oh, a lightbulb moment, I could make more of these using my own does and some double sided adhesive sheet!)

As well as 52 CCT , I am submitting this to the Lili of the Valley September Challenge which is Animals, and to Winter Wonderland, where the current challenge is Cute Characters or an easel card - I reckon this is a double whammy!  
A complete change of pace for my second card, which has a vintage/shabby chic look to it. The central image is a Kanban one and the two small images are reproduction cigarette cards, all from Foil Play.  I've added doileys, ribbon and lace and layers of card from my Christmas snippets box, plus a stamped image (it's an old unmounted stamp I was sent in a RAK).
The images and card blank were roughly edged with gold ink and embossed with gold ep, the edges of the card distressed with the v shaped thingumagig from a distressing kit and the sentiment edged by scribbling roughly with a Tonertex pen and cold-foiling, using foil from Foilplay.
As well as 52 CCT I am sharing this with
Cardz 4 Galz - Lovely Lace 
Christmas Card Challenges - Shabby Chic or Monochromatic 
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Vintage    


  1. Beautiful cards! Great to see two totally different interpretations of our sketch. How cute are those reindeer! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT, April x

  2. Both cards are beautiful, Jane!

  3. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz, good luck!!! Amy DT

  4. Beautiful Christmas card Jane. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Winter Wonderland. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  5. Hi! Your reindeer easel card is delightful and I LUV your vintage card (just my cup of tea!)!

  6. Two beautiful cards, thank you for sharing your creations with us at Cardz4Galz, hope to see you next time..

    Hugs Babs DT member x

  7. Super cute card. Thank you so much for joining our challenge at Winter Wonderland.
    Hugs, Iwona

  8. Beautiful cards. Thank you for joining us at CCAYR with your beautiful Shabby Chic card. Love all the detail on this card.
    Have a wonderful day!
    ♥ Lena - DT
    Lena’s Creations

  9. Je suis très heureuse que mon sketch te plaise Jane, il t'a magnifiquement inspiré, t'es cartes sont superbes dans un style si différent, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52cct, biz

  10. I think the reindeer are so cute and such fun too. Love the easel card. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week! Deborah, DT. BTW, love the shabby chic one too!

  11. Two lovely cards, but the shabby chic one really does it for me, I love the colours and layered feel, very vintage. And that sentiment is just great!

  12. What a gorgeous shabby chic looking card - love the colours and the little toppers you've chosen. Thank you so much for entering the CCAYR (AG Shabby Chic and/or Monochromatic) Challenge this month. Lots of luck to you and we hope to see you again soon. Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

  13. Both of these cards are great, but I love that shabby chic card! It is beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CCAYR!
    ~Lori - DT

  14. Adorable cards!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CARDS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!! *Sorry this comment is so late! I am struggling to keep up with commenting and have trouble with the "proving I'm not a robot" stuff :O(
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper


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