Hello there, and happy Saturday to you!  Can you believe it’s October already?  There’s less than 3 months until Christmas – but if you’ve been playing along at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown, you should have built a nice stash of holiday cards ready to use during the swiftly approaching season.

This week we have a sketch challenge for you.  I have to be honest and admit that I wasn’t terribly thrilled with the sketch in its graphic form.  Something about the double blocks wasn’t sitting right with me.  However, now that I’ve worked with it, it wasn’t so bad.  And I’m pretty pleased with how my card ended up. Then again – it’s hard not to like a card with these super cute birdies.  I stamped the birds twice – once on the “snowy” polka dotted paper, and once on a scrap of white cardstock.  I colored the ones on the white cardstock, fussy cut them (except for their legs – that’s tooooo fussy for me!), and then glued them over the ones on the print paper.

52CCT 10-04-2014

Because the card base is such a dark chocolatey brown, I’ve lined it with lighter cardstock coordinating with the front of the card.  That got me to thinking about decorating the inside.  Here are a couple of photos showing a peek at the inside, and then the full view.

52CCT 10-04-2014 both


52CCT 10-04-2014 inside

October is Hope You Can Cling To month at Splitcoaststampers.com, and because I’m hosting one of the HYCCT challenges later during the month, I have advance notice of all the challenges.  I was able to use the 52{C}CT sketch for an upcoming HYCCT challenge.  However – I can’t tell you any more about how this card fits for the HYCCT challenge!  You’ll have to tune in over there periodically and check it out for yourself.

Go see what the rest of the 52{C}CT design team has done with this sketch, and then show us your own take on it!  We’d love to have you link your card at the 52{C}CT site.  The challenge deadline is 1:00 p.m. Eastern time Friday, October 10.  Please join in the fun and creativity!

Stamps: Winter Sparrows (Lawn Fawn)
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky Prints designer series paper (Stampin’ Up); Solar White (Neenah)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU)
Other: markers (Copic)

8 Responses to “52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown – October sketch challenge”

  1. Oh Patricia – this is adorable! How cute are those little birdie images?! I love your colour scheme and those little birds just make it. Great job! Have a lovely weekend, hugs, Gill xx

  2. Simply fabulous! I love the cute little birds and sentiment. I do like the rich colours – makes it very contemporary.

  3. Oh so cute, Patricia! LOVE this colour combo – very classy indeed. Have a fab weekend!
    xxx Asha

  4. quel amour Patricia, ils sont tellement mignon ces 2 là, biz

  5. So cute, lovely cards and also the inside decorated beautifully

  6. Absolutely adorable Patricia! You did a fab job considering the sketch didn’t appeal to you at first! A wonderful stamped inside too – I love to see that! ; )
    Ruth x

  7. This is too cute – I want those stamps they are adorable – Jacqueline xx

  8. You rocked this sketch Patricia!! LOVE those darling birds and your muted colors. Pure adorableness! Hugs D

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