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Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #225

Recently I had a Facebook conversation with a lovely lady about card making, etc. and we were discussing Christmas cards... my response was "it's never to early to start creating Christmas cards!" and in celebration of that fact I present to you my first Christmas Card for 2017.  I actually got the idea for this card way back in March when I got my first sneak peak of the Jack Paper Collection and then I saw the bear in the Jack - Cardmaking Stamp and Thin Cuts . This weeks sketch from Atlantic Hearts seems to be the perfect time to make my idea into reality. While I used the design for inspiration you can see that the design change slightly to accommodate my elements. I initially was going to have the Bear and tree on a background square like the sketch but it made it too heavy and distracted the eye, so instead I made my angled cross piece heavier and used White Glitter Paper to create some snow.   I carefully ripped the glitter paper to create the uneven edge

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #223

A heat wave has hit BC and it's hitting the little valley I live in hard!  Just came in from running an errand and the car said 36'C and it was parked in the shade!  And we have the added bonus of hazy skies from all the smoke that has drifted our way from the fires in the interior.  Hopefully, this wave only lasts a few more days and we get back to the 29'C that is so much more manageable. Onto this weeks sketch from AHSC !  It is a classic and I decided to play with my last few pieces of Little Dreamer to make a quick, cute card for my birthday stash. The frame is from the Circut Artbooking Collection  and I cut it out in Pansy cardstock .  The birthday banner, star, and sentiment are from the  Little Dreamer Cardmaking Stamp and Thin Cuts  (so stinking cute) and I stamped them using Lemon and Lagoon Ink .  I sponge distressed the edges of my base card and the banner using Tangerine Ink.  A few bitty sparkles along with the Little Dreamer Glitter Gems  and my cutesy