Friday, November 4, 2011


Only three more challenges to go over at CSAYL for the year!! This week, the challenge is to use your favourite sketch for your card or creation. The sponsor of the challenge is Pink Cat Studio  and the winner will receive 5 free digis!!

I chose to work with Santa for this challenge and I chose the current sketch over at AnnaBelle Stamps blog:

I printed my digi image onto white cardstock and coloured it in with my Copic markers. Some glitter was added to Santa's trim and some blue pearls added for bling and I matted this on some Spring Rain cardstock. My background layer was created with my Guidelines II stamp set using three motifs with Bashful Blue, Night of Navy and Riding Hood Red inks and this was then matted onto more Spring Rain card and some navy ribbon tied around the centre. Both layers were then matted onto my card base.

Again, I have kept the inside very simple. I stamped my sentiment from Stampin Up's Short and Sweet set in Night of Navy ink and the matching snowflakes in Bashful Blue ink. Some more blue pearls were added to the snowflake centres and the layer matted on some Spring Rain cardstock.

Join in this challenge over at CSAYL for your chance to win the 5 free digis and also get your Christmas card stash started if you haven't already!!

Stamps: Santa digi (PCS); Guidelines II (PTI); Short and Sweet (SU)
Cardstock: Stampers Select White, Guidelines Grid cardstock, Spring Rain (PTI)
Ink: Bashful Blue, Night of Navy, Riding Hood Red (SU)
Accessories: navy ribbon, blue pearls (Kaisercraft); Dazzling Diamonds glitter (SU); Copic markers


  1. Love love love that blue candy cane! It matches your patterned paper perfectly! Thanks for all of the great samples you made this year for CSAYL.

  2. Oooo! LOVE it! The colors are awesome and I love the inside--I crave CAS style sometimes and may CASE your inside for the outside of some of my holiday cards this year! TFS! :)