Saturday, 6 April 2013

Skating on thin ice.......

It seems to be a funny time of year to be making Christmas cards but then, with the weather we've been having lately, why not?

It seems that making this card may possibly have been a good weather charm as, since I made it, things seem to have warmed up a bit and we had an almost Spring like day today. It was lovely and bright with blue skies and sunshine and even enough warmth to go without a coat for at least some of the day. Just what we needed to bring us out of hibernation I think!

Anyway, on to my card for today which is based around a sketch that I saw on the Sunday sketch and Stamp challenge.

The lovely little skating boy is a Marianne Designs stamp which came free with a magazine, some time before Christmas, but unfortunately I didn't get the chance to use him before the big event.

I have coloured him him with Pro markers and used some nesties and my Marianne Christmas tree stamp  in the background , plus a scrap of old scrapbook paper for the snowflake strip.

Well I guess that is Christmas card number one out of the way then!

Here are the lovely challenges that I would like to enter today......

Thanks for stopping by today. I'll be back soon with something a little more seasonal!!

Sharon x


  1. Beautiful card...gorgeous image and

  2. Fabulous design gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers good luck Ginny x

  3. Such an adorable card & image!! I like your idea of it being a a good luck charm for encouraging Spring!! ; ) thanks for joining us at Sister Act for our very first challenge!! Best of luck!

  4. Gorgeous Christmas card. I love the design and fab image.
    Lorraine x

  5. fab card ,love how you tucked the trees behined the image
    Thanks for joining us at CCAYR AND GOOD LUCK

  6. Cute card, love the design, thank you for joining us at I♥ProMarkers this week
    Ruth x

  7. I love your card! I really like how you coloured the image, and the sketch is quite nice too. I saw it on Make it Monday's challenge and had to click to open.

  8. Had to stop by and see this darling card a little closer up! Just too cute!

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  9. Such a fun card. Love the die cut Xmas trees. Thanks for joining us @ CCAYR. X

  10. Sharon I absolutely love this, great design, love those white trees poking out too. Saw you over on mim, Joey xx

  11. This is just gorgeous. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. I saw this on MIM and just had to pop over to have a closer look.
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  12. Love your die cut trees and sweet image. Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday.

  13. I saw your card on MIM and it is just gorgeous. I love the color.

  14. wow!! It's so cute!! I love it! Saw it on MIM.

  15. Such a sweet card, love the boy on the go! The CAS design is perfect for the image.
    Saw you at MIM, I'm there at 13 this week feel free to visit my little fairy tree house.



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