Christmas Serenity

It’s a sketch challenge this week at Craft Your Passion.Here’s Lauretta’s fab sketch :

You can turn it or flip it if you like.

There are digital images from Lauretta’s Digtal Stamps and CoCoDingo’s to be won.So check the blog for full rules on how to play and don’t forget to gain some inspiration from the DT and GDT’s fabulous work.You can also add your name to become a Guest Designer by clicking the link at the top of the page.

Here I’ve used the  beautiful Dove image from CoCoDingo as a Christmas image but it would make a serene sympathy or thinking of you type card.I’ve coloured with Promarkers,using the Blender on the dove and around the edges.The dots amongst the foliage have been coloured with a Sky Blue Copic Spica pen,altho’ the glitter doesn’t show.I’ve finished off with lots of gems…. well,because it’s Christmas!Who wouldn’t love a few sparklers this time of year?

Supplies :
Image : Dove from CoCoDingo
Mediums : Promarkers,Blender,Copic Atyou Spica,Jet Black Archival Ink
Sentiment : Woodware Clear Magic Stamps ‘Must Have’ Christmas Words
Card & Paper : DP Daisy and Dandelion A Winter’s Tale,Blue card from stash
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Ovals 2,Sizzix Bigz Hinges,Latches,Handles and Photo Turns,Sizzlits Photo Corners #2,Big Shot,Gel Picker from Pizzazz Aplenty
Embellishments : Crafts Too Cool Series Acrylic Stones Gem Wheel,Grossgrain ribbon from stash

Some challenges this card is for :

ABC Challenge : J is for jewels and gems
Allsorts : Last minute Christmas cards (ALL the cards I’ve made this year are last minute – lol)
A Spoon Full of Sugar : Christmas cards
Crafts and Me : Moody Blues 
Creative Card Crew : Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations : Anything Goes Christmas
Dutch Dare : Christmas Card/Tag or Ornament
ECP : Christmas
Freshly Brewed : Sparkle and shine
Frosted Designs : Ribbon
Glitterbabe’s Challenge :Xmas With No Red or Green
Let’s Craft and Create : It’s Christmas
Little Red Wagon : Use a die cut
Mami Doodles : Anything Goes
OSAAT : Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly : Red and Green Must Not Be Seen
Penny’s Challenge : Merry Christmas
Simon Says : Christmas No Red or Green
Stamp,Scrap and Doodle Saturdays : Monochromatic
Stamp Something : Digi Day
Stamping with the Dragon: Make it sparkle
Stampin’ Royalty : Winter Holidays
Stamp with Fun : Xmas
Stampavie and more : Christmas
The Pixie Cottage : Sparkle and Shine
Top Tip Tuesday : Use Ribbon
Whimsie Doodles : The Winter Blues


Lisa x

40 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Courtney
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 16:06:11

    This is beautiful Lisa!! I Love that image. Thanks for joining us at Penny’s. Good Luck and Merry Christmas!



  2. stef h
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 16:09:54

    definitely a fabulous sketch and your card is absolutely stunning!!!! thank you so much for sharing it with us at glitterbabe’s challenge.

    hugs 🙂


  3. Katie
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 16:19:25

    Love the image and the colors!
    Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage this week 🙂


  4. Manuela
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 16:33:57

    This is a really beautiful card. I love what you have done with the sketch. And the colors work really well too.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Penny’s and good luck.


  5. Beth
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 17:15:35

    Very pretty card. I love the blue. Thanks for playing with us at Stamping With The Dragon.



  6. Dawnll
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 17:45:28

    This is so pretty with that great image. Love the colors you used on this.


  7. Debbie
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 18:02:58

    ooh lovely! i think i have those papers, you managed to link to loads of challenges again, good luck! x


  8. Mandy
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 18:17:30

    Lisa, your card is stunning and the image is just perfect.

    Thank you for joining us at Let’s Craft and Create.

    take care,


  9. Suzi
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 18:43:44

    What a beautiful card this is, love the image and the colour combo. Thank you so much for joining us at The Pixie Cottage this week with your lovely creation.
    Suzi x


  10. georgeann manning
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 19:25:36

    Very nice! Thanks for playing this weeks Stampin’ Royalty Challenge


  11. Maggie
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 20:05:02

    Love your creation! Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday @ Please come back on Tuesday for another brilliant tip! 🙂




  12. Mina
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 20:22:31

    wow Lisa this is fabulous, I love the soft gentle image with the checked background it works so well
    Mina xxx


  13. Kate
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 21:07:26

    Simply Stunning and love all the shine on this beautiful creation, thank you for sharing it with us at Stampin with the Dragon
    Hugs Kate xx


  14. Denise Pettingill
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 21:28:38

    Love these beautiful colors and that gorgeous designer paper. Great image! Nicely done!
    Thank you so much for playing along with Stampin’ Royalty.


  15. Tracey Clark
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 22:17:27

    This is so pretty. Love the blue and white color combo. Thanks for joining us at Fresh Brewed Challenges this week.


  16. Sadia
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 22:51:31

    that’s very beautiful!!! I love the image, perfect for the theme…
    thanks for playing at The Pixie Cottage


  17. Marjo
    Dec 14, 2010 @ 00:32:11

    Hi Lisa,

    Lovely card, fantastic image and design!

    Thanks for playing with us at OSAAT. Happy Holidays and creative crafting for the New Year.

    Hugs, Marjo


  18. Jenn Picard
    Dec 14, 2010 @ 03:39:33

    What a elegant card. The image is just beautiful in the scalloped oval. Thanks for joinning us this week at Stampin’ Royalty.


  19. Deborah
    Dec 14, 2010 @ 06:09:00

    I love the blue and white, what a super lovely image and a fabulous layout, thanks so much for joining us at OSAAT we wish you Happy Holidays


  20. Joyleen
    Dec 14, 2010 @ 10:37:55

    I like the colors that you used here. So cool into my eyes.


  21. Rebekah
    Dec 14, 2010 @ 11:29:16

    This is just a fab creation thanks so much for sharing at OSAAT this kw hugs Rebekah xxx


  22. Nanda
    Dec 14, 2010 @ 16:40:44

    That is an elegant card, just wonderful. Thank you for joining The Pixie Cottage Challenge.


  23. sharon
    Dec 14, 2010 @ 19:50:33

    Great card and like the sketch you used.
    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week.
    Best wishes, Sharon


  24. sharon
    Dec 14, 2010 @ 20:02:14

    Thanks for joining us at CCC this week
    Best wishes, Sharon


  25. Jane
    Dec 14, 2010 @ 21:27:16

    Gorgeous card! thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Merry Christmas! hugs, Jane xxx


  26. Corry
    Dec 14, 2010 @ 22:22:51

    a glorious dove and a wicked cool sketch! Thanks for sharing your ANYTHING GOES CHRISTMAS creation with us at Creative Inspirations this fortnight! Best of luck to you and happy holidays!!


  27. cheryl
    Dec 14, 2010 @ 23:49:00

    this is really beautiful hun just love the colors you have used on this bless you for playing at the pixie cottage this week,hugs cheryl xxxxxxxx


  28. Debs
    Dec 15, 2010 @ 02:24:36

    Lovely image, it looks just gorgeous in blue, thanks so much for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week, hope to see you again
    Merry Christmas and Happy Crafting in the New Year


  29. Davi
    Dec 15, 2010 @ 05:56:12

    Love that beautiful image and the lovely dp. Thanks for sharing it with us at the Pixie Cottage this week.


  30. Barb
    Dec 15, 2010 @ 17:17:30

    Beautiful card! The stamp is so elegant. Thanks for taking on the ribbon challenge at Frosted Designs this week!
    barb 🙂


  31. Lauretta See
    Dec 16, 2010 @ 02:13:01

    fabulous and stunning card!! i love the 2 color combo.. great job!! :))


  32. Tammy H
    Dec 16, 2010 @ 12:31:25

    Love this cards simplicity. Thanks for playing along with Stampin with the Dragon.


  33. Stephanie
    Dec 16, 2010 @ 17:14:07

    Such a stunning card. I love it.


  34. laney
    Dec 17, 2010 @ 22:39:31

    Beautiful card!!
    Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week,hope to see you again in the new year


  35. Sammibug
    Dec 19, 2010 @ 05:19:48

    What a fabulously serene and peaceful Christmas card! Well done, Lisa!


  36. Teresa
    Dec 19, 2010 @ 13:26:07

    A lovely traditional card, thank you for joining crafts and me this week,
    Teresa x


  37. Corinne Salesse
    Dec 19, 2010 @ 14:01:51

    very nice card ! I love the colors.


  38. Janette
    Dec 19, 2010 @ 18:37:49

    Lovely card thank you for joining us here at the Stampin with the Dragon Challenge Blog.

    Hugs Janette
    Stamping Dragon Designs


  39. Sammibug
    Dec 19, 2010 @ 19:24:48

    Pretty card, Lisa. Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation with us at Stamping With The Dragon.


  40. Padster
    Dec 21, 2010 @ 09:55:07

    Fabulous card – thanks for joining our final 2010 challenge at OSAAT
    Merry Christmas,
    Deb x


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