Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Carta Bella Merry & Bright for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Welcome to my take on the latest Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  I had the hardest time deciding on a shape for the design along the left side.  I tried a few different ones before going with the Stampin Up punch.  The paper was easy, I chose a 6x6 Carta Bella paper pad called Have a Merry Christmas.

Here is this week's sketch:

I free handed the white stitching with a gel pen.  I used the same paper pad to die cut and create the poinsettia.  I added a brad and sequin to the center.

Carta Bella 6x6 Have a Merry Christmas
Spellbinders Nesting Poinsettia dies
Spellbinders Petite label one dies
Stampin Up All Year Cheer stamp
Stampin Up Tailored Tag punch
brad and sequin
white gel pen

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Play along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge until Sunday.

Thanks for stopping by today



  1. I love the deep reds you used and you claimed that design for your own. Fantastic job with free handing the "stitching" down the center of the triangles. Such a lovely card. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas https://die-cut-divas.blogspot.com/2021/12/frantic-stamper-in-december-could.html for our Challenge of Winter/Christmas project with an optional twist to make a shaped Winter/Christmas Card.

  2. Beautiful card, love how you used the sketch! Thanks for also joining in at the Alphabet Challenge!

  3. What a beautiful and elegant Christmas card, I like the colour combo youve worked with. The poinsettia is such a great centerpiece, and it goes so well with the patterns behind it. I also like how you repeated the floral pattern on the strip in the background. Thanks for joining the Alphabet challenge.

    Hugs, Veronika

  4. This is such a pretty Christmas card - the white pen adds just the right touch! Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

  5. So happy to see your entry at My Time To Craft.
    We love to see everyone’s work.
    Good luck, do come back again!
    Hugs, Jackie DT member x

  6. Wow this is gorgeous! I love the papers, design and the perfectly straight hand stitiching detail. Thanks for entring your lovely project in our challenge at The Paper Funday! Donna

  7. Such a cute Card. It is a great interpretation of the sketch! Thanks for joining Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for December.

  8. Wow, so clever how your papers and cuts and beautiful pointsettia used for a great interpretation of the AHSC... beautifully done. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and The Paper Funday.

  9. Lovely card, Alicia! It's so festive for the holidays and fits that sketch perfectly. Your faux stitching is also impressive. Thank you for joining us at Double Trouble Challenge #99.

  10. Thoroughly lovely holiday greeting. I can never get enough of poinsettias, be they the real deal of handmade versions.

    Happiest wishes for a cozy, joyful holiday season coming your way, sweet lady.

    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

  11. Thanks for linking this cute card to our December challenge gallery at Die Cut Divas.

  12. Beautiful deep reds on your card Alicia, perfect with the green for a Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge. Deborah DT