Thursday, 5 December 2013

A Die for a Sketch - Challenge #19

*** If you missed my announcement last night, 
please scroll down and check it out after this post! ***

Hello, my friends!

Today is the beginning of a new challenge over at A Die for a Sketch. It is the last challenge at A Die for a Sketch. Dunja announced a couple of months ago that she was closing down the challenge blog. This is another one of the changes that I have been referring to lately. I will be back on the 20th of the month for my last ADFAS post!

For this final month we are sponsored again by Kathryne at StampArt Design by Kathryne! I want to thank Kathryne for all her generosity to us at ADFAS. Kathryne, it has been a joy to work with you and to play with all your lovely images!

A gift of five images to one lucky winner!

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Here is the wonderful sketch by Dunja:

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Here is my card using the sweet image called "Beary Special Gift" which you can find in the Whimsy Store right HERE! This card was inspired by the fact that I always have some teddy bears under or next to my Christmas tree. The sketch was just perfect for this little scene. I started by choosing a paper that looked like wallpaper. Then I created the Christmas tree with the MS Branch punch and a woodgrain stamp on the trunk. I added some little ornaments from my stash. The tree skirt is cut from a doily die. I found the "Merry Christmas" in my button box. Finally, I colored the image and placed it on the tree skirt. 

As always, I had lots of fun putting this card together! I hope you like it! :o)

Materials Used:
Papers: Colorbok - Textured Cardstock, 
K & Company - Julianne, Elizabeth Brownd Designer Mat Pad;
Image: StampArt Design by Kathryne - Beary Special Gift,
Prismacolor Pencils and OMS;
Dies: Cheery Lynn - English Tea Party;
Punches: Math Stewart - Branch;
Fiskars Shape Cutter - Oval;
Stamps: Bo Bunny - Wall to Wall Textures;
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain;
Bling: Kaisercraft - Rhinestones;
Button and Mini Ornaments: My Stash.

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Please come on over to A Die for a Sketch and join in our last challenge!


Christine L said...

Hi Nancy

Your card has a wonderful traditional Christmas feel... love the reds and greens and that oh so cosy teddy bear! And wow to those little fairy lights!

Christine x

Astrid said...

Gorgeous card, realy Christmas Nancy,
Hugs Astrid

Kelly Neis said...

A bittersweet card for you! I adore this one, gorgeous and the greenery with the bulbs are just so sweet! The bear is adorable and all perfectly done!!

Ira Huberts said...

So very pretty Nancy, love those beautiful branches and the pretty light bulbs, what a find! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Dunja Dücker said...

Your card is absoluty gorgeous my friend, i Love the style of it, the bright christmas colors, the image you've chosen, everything is so pretty, dear Nancy.

I will say a huge THANK YOU to you, for all you've done, the last months and years. I love to working with you and i am so sad, the blog will be closed for us and our dt. THANKS THANKS THANKS

Hope you'll enjoy your weekend my Dear.

Lots of Love and "Huggles" ;)


Tracy said...

Your card is lovely Nancy.
I love the swag..I have done this before as well, so so pretty.
Great take on this sketch as well.

alexandra s.m. said...

It's a beautiful traditional Christmas card you have created there Nancy!

Penny said...

Really sweet take on the sketch, Nancy! Love that cute teddy! Love the DP and fab die cut tree, too! :^)
Hugs, Penny

StampArt Design by Kathryne said...

Really sweet card, Nancy. I love how you've tied in the teddy-under-the-tree theme. Beautiful. The mini lights are awesome. Love your layout and papers. Very sweet. Sorry to see ADFAS closing. It's been wonderful sponsoring for your challenge. Thank you for your kindness. We'll stay in touch for sure! xx Kathryne

Craftyanny said...

Gorgeous layout Nancy and a beautiful card. Love those little lights
Have a great weekend
Anne x

mamawcindy said...

Nancy, I love your card! So pretty.Love the lights on the branches. If you get time today,stop over at my blog. I'm in a Let It Snow Blog Hop. Gonna be fun. Have a great day! :0)

Tracy said...

Just look at all that awesome layering. You go girl! Great mix of shapes and I love the little lights. :-) Hugs!

Debbie-Anne Parent said...

Super cute! I really love how you made the tree. So much dimension and colour :-)

Marianne said...

Nancy your card is fabulous! It does sound like a bittersweet post and I am sorry to hear that. You can be proud of the card you've made for the last challenge.

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, brilliant creation, love the colours hugs Pops x x x

Susan M said...

Love those little tree lights and the beautiful branches, they make your card extra special. The image is so cute and love how you have coloured it especially the lovely bow !

Diane said...

What a wonderful design Nancy, the little lights, with the wallpaper background, die cuts and little splash of foliage make a darling design.

Hugs Diane

Natalie said...

How pretty! Love how you worked the sketch. Great use of the greenery!

Marilyn said...

This is soooo cute! I love the little evergreen bough you've made... cute, cute, cute!

Geri said...

What a creative design, Nancy! You've created the perfect place for that little teddy and his treat!!! Love it!