Tuesday, 6 March 2012

More stickiness

The sticker sets I bought consist of several small stickers in varying colours, so it's very difficult to combine them on one card. After seeing the sketch at a fairly new challenge blog, 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown, I decided I could use two of the small white and gold stickers on two CAS cards using this sketch.

I used some post-it notes to mark off the area on the right, which I then swiped over with Old paper distress ink (Ranger's).  I applied a little ink around the edges of the card. I stamped the sentiment (My Sentiments Exactly!) with Frayed burlap distress ink. I affixed 3 pieces of Kars ribbon (several years old but never used until now) on the inked area and finished the card off with a small sticker from the set I bought at the DIY store.

Here's the sketch I used:
While I was rummaging through my stash, I also found a large sticker/embellishment. It had been stored for so long that the foam pads had started to crumble, so I had to replace them all. That's what you get from not using your stash, LOL. So as a spin-off from the two cards above, I also came up with the following card:

That's 3 more Christmas cards done! Woohoo!

I would like to enter these cards into the following challenges:
52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown - Sketch # 3 (first two cards)
Jingle Belles - Stuck on you (part 3)
ABC Christmas challenge - D for Distress it
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes
Paperplay - Something old, something new
(old: ribbons, sticker/embellishment;
new: small stickers on first cards, sentiment stamp)
Catch the Bug - Anything goes


  1. Wow - 3 Christmas cards already done. I'm jealous. I was going to get started on mine in January and still don't have a one. These are lovely. I love the clean design and how you used the ribbon.

    Thank you so much for sharing Maura O'Conneell's "Blessing". Love it! I just purchased the MP3 from Amazon. We have a huge Irish festival here every summer and I am going to have to watch if she performs on any of the stages. We get lots of really good entertainers from Ireland. Its great fun!

    Have a great evening!

  2. Look at you kickin' out a few more awesome holiday cards ... love the masked edges on the cards ... and great use of stickers!

  3. This is amazing! LOVE your ribbon! :) Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

  4. Very pretty CAS cards - thanks for joining in this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

  5. Hi Marianne, Oh what a shame you missed the deadline for the challenge such a shame! gorgeous cards and love the 3rd one with the bells too!

    Thanks for leaving a comment on the ABC Christmas challenge comments board was lovely to be able to still see your cards even though you ran out of time to enter
    hugs Samantha :0)

    PS New Challenge has started so hurry over and see what we have in store for you today xx

  6. An absolutely wonderful creation full of beautiful attention to detail. Thankyou for joining us on Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week.

    I hope you can join us again this week. There is candy up for grabs on my blog ... x

  7. Great card. Thanks for joining us at Papertake weekly.
    Angie x

  8. holy *WOW* you are sooooooooooooo ROCKIN' the stickers prompt over here!!! *5* gorgeous cards, and each one unique and beautiful! you're inspiring me want to do a few more, just to follow your very virtuous example!!! <3

  9. thanks for playing with Bugaboo!! Fab!!

    Joy DT

  10. What a good idea!
    Thanks so much for entering your really fabulous creation in our "Anything Goes" Challenge at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug Blog. Good luck in the draw and we hope to see you in the next challenge too!
    luv'n huggz
    Jen Leeflang
    Bugaboo DT

  11. I got so excited when I saw the word burlap Marianne...I thought you managed to find some only to read on that it was the ink variety lololol. I'm well jel you've started your Christmas cards...they are lovely and simple but so effective. xx

  12. These are beautiful Marianne! Love your take on the sketch and use of the stickers, they're a great accent!

  13. Thank you for visiting my blog. I've had a chance to look through your blog and see some amazing crafts! Wonderful work! Thanks for the ideas and inspiration