Well I’ve been up since 4.30am!!  This is what happens when you feel ill and go to bed at 9.30pm – well its what happens to me.

So I decided to utilise this lovely quiet time and make a couple of cards and continued on with the Christmas Theme from yesterday. Well the Christmas Classic set was still on my desk so why waste energy getting a new set out?

I remembered the pretty sketch challenge from Stamping 411 so decided to use that for my next card.

I do love to make cards from sketches as I find when I look at a sketch I can see so many cards with it whereas if I just go and pull out a stamp set to use I can deliberate for hours on colours, papers and layout.

You should give a sketch a try – use any of the ones I’ve done or just simply do a Google search on ‘sketch challenge’ and I’m sure you’ll be amazed at how many places have these challenges every week.

Here is my card ….

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Stamps:  Christmas Classics, Baroque Motifs
Paper:  Baja Breeze, Ridinghood Red, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Ski Slope DSP
Inks:  Baja Breeze
Accessories:  Chocolate Chip Stampin’ Write Marker, Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker, More Mustard Stampin’ Write Marker, 1/4″ Chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon, eyelet border punch, stampin dimensionals, snail adhesive.

This is another very quick and easy card and a great one to make for christmas as you could do a few in no time at all!

Now I think I might take this aching body back to bed for a little nap and try and get over this flu.


  1. Leonie , I love your site , I check your site alot , I use your page to help me with Ideas ,
    I’m a stampin up girl , Thanks for the help ! have a happy day ! Marinette ,Wi

  2. I love the color combo on this Christmas card, and I feel the same way you do about sketches! So glad you could play along this week!

  3. Leonie, what a delightful Christmas card! Your colours are just wonderful, too. Sure hope you recover from that nasty flu quickly, and your health is not compromised for a long time afterward!

    Chris in Calgary, AB Canada

  4. oh this is beautiful and I CAN wait just a bit longer before I start doing Christmas cards but I have fovorited this so I do not forget it!@!!!

  5. Brilliant time management use Leonie!! Some of my best ideas hit in the early AM hours and I can’t get back to sleep!!! Love how you have used non traditional colours in this card and ofcourse with Baroque Motifs, you can’t go wrong!!
    hope you are feeling better soon and sleeping more regularly. Take care. ooxx

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