Deck the Halls

Hi there 🙂  I colored this lovely image, part of the Merriest Berries digital stamp set, from Power Poppy, before Christmas.  Then, with a lot of stuff going on, and the early January aversion to anything Christmas, it made it’s way to the bottom of my project pile.  I guess I’m feeling the spirit again, because I just had to use it for the new challenge at the Power Poppy blog.  This month’s Power and Spark challenge is to grab a map (or sketch, as some call it), and create a project inspired by it.  Power Poppy is collaborating with Page Maps, and have a number of maps to choose from 🙂  I chose this one for my card:

The image was printed on grey Kraft paper and colored with Prismacolor pencils, then fussy cut out.  I found some rather muted DP and edged it lightly with some red ink, before adhering it to a grey card base.  I used a Tim Holtz Sizzix scribble die underneath the holly, to make the image pop a bit.  I used the same red paper, stamped with a greeting from a free magazine set, and cut a banner for the sentiment.  I stuck pretty close to the exact sketch for my card…..but have already got a few ideas how I can play with it (and the other ones).

I’d like to enter the following challenges with this card:

Power Poppy Power and Spark Challenge – January, Grab a Map

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – #369  ATG Christmas with optional Add A Sentiment

Pixies Snippets Playground – Weeks 317 and 318 ATG with Snippets

A Snowflakes Promise – #47 ATG

Tuesday Throwdown – TT376 ATG


  1. You did a great job with the map/sketch! And I really like the muted colors you used. A lot of Christmas cards are so bright, but this looks really beautiful with the muted colors. So glad you shared it with us at Tuesday Throwdown Challenges!

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