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I started this blog in April 2012 so I could join Challenges. I am now on some design teams. I hope you like my cards. I started stamping in 1995 but my cards are still mostly cute.
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Thursday, 7 November 2013


Welcome to the Feeling Sketchy Design Team Christmas blog hop!

Hopefully you've found your way here from Debbie's blog,
But if you've only started here then you might want to start back at Feeling Sketchy for the full list of blogs .
 I'm so excited to share my projects.

My card is made to one of our older sketches No 63 (I have changed the square to a circle).
Cuttlebug embossing folder "Holly with Berries"
Paper from Kaisercraft "Mint Twist" 6x6 pad.  Washi tape.
Pre coloured image from Whoopsi Daisy Sheet No 496.

I was thinking of what to make for my second Christmas project.  On Sunday 27 October I went to my daughter Lynda's house and my other daughter Angela and her girls were there as they had come down for a few days to get away from the fires near Angela's house.  I had bought a 12x12 Christmas paper pad from Spotlight a few weeks before and it was still at Lynda's.  Brianna (age 5) asked what I was going to use it for and I told here I was going to use it for some of my Christmas cards.  She asked if she could make some Christmas cards.   I didn't have any of my craft supplies with me but Lynda had a pack of cards so we borrowed scissors and glue off her daughter Sian and Brianna made 6 Christmas cards.  She picked out the cards, the papers and the shapes and I supervised and help her cut as they were big scissors.  We used drink glasses to make the circles.  Sian printed some images off her computer and made one Christmas card.

This is the first page I made from the photos Angela took, using the paper from the book "Christmas Basics" 120 12x12 papers and 3 different washi tapes.  Printed title and journalling on the computer as my writing is not the best.  Berries coloured with gelly roll pens.
This is the second page using the same papers and washi tapes.
 I was going to add some embellishments but thought it would be a bit much with the bright papers.

The fun doesn't stop here, the next blog to hop to is Morgyn's.

When all is done, be sure and check back with the Feeling Sketchy blog at for a wonderful giveaway.

I am also giving a small prize for two of the comments on my blog.  My prize will be 1 sheet (4 images) of Whoopsie Daisy digital stamps randomly picked for 2 people who comment below.

Have a look at Linnie's lovely images on
Some sheets have 2 precoloured and 2 black and white copies for you to colour and some have 4 black and white images for you to colour.

I would also like to enter my card into Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas challenge - anything goes
Beccy's Place - A Month of Holiday cards.


  1. Such a sweet little image .The colouring on her coat is lovely , that shading is excellant.

  2. Great cards and love the family working together!

  3. Great Layout Margaret - the cards turned out wonderful!

  4. Lovely work Margaret - nice to see family togetherness.

  5. That's real improvisation. They are terrific. Kids have the greatest gift of imagination (I wish I had one around lol)

  6. Beautiful card! Love the girl stamped image! And your layouts are fantastic too! :)

  7. Oh Margaret, that Card is adorable! And your layout is wonderful! :o)

  8. Thank you for your kind comments ,please feel free to copy across the 'Housework is evil ' I think that's how I got it.Happy crafting.

  9. You guys look like you're having a blast, and what a great selection of cards you created! Well done to all of you!

  10. Such a sweet card. Thanks for adding for CHNC challenge extra for November - hope to see you again soon. x

  11. Wow how sweet. Love your layouts.

  12. Your layouts show that you were having fun together which is what Christmas is all about. I love your card too.

  13. Granmargaret, I love your layouts. How special was that time with your granddaughters..and teaching them your craft is amazing. I'm sure they will always remember that. I love your card. Such a beautiful image. TFS

  14. Pretty card stocks and papers! Your layouts are pretty and fun! Thanks for the inspiration :)

  15. Gorgeous card Margaret...with that sweet image. And lovely photos, & LO's of you & your grand daughters scrapping.

  16. Lovely card .Like the papers too.Gr Elly

  17. A beautiful image that you have matched perfectly with the backing papers. I also like your pink angel card and the sweet girl with the distressed edges card. Thank you for joining in at Crafty Hazelnuts Extra this month. Hugs Mrs A. (GDT).


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