Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Quick and Easy Christmas Card

Hello everyone.  I want first to say thank you to all who left me comments on my last post, HERE.  Many of your comments made me cry.  It has been such an emotional year for my family.  I know that the prayers said on behalf of my daughter and our family have helped get us this far.  Thank you SO much!

Now, onto a quick and easy Christmas card. 
The tree is from Stampin' Up!'s Wishing You Cheer, and the sentiment is from Mark's Finest Papers Time To Chill.  I drew a line around the card as a border to match the whimsical lines of the tree image.

Challenges entered:
This took so little time to make, I made three in an hour (or maybe less?).   Whoo hoo!

Thank you for joining me!

Colleen

Stamps:  Time to Chill - MFP; Wishing You Cheer - SU
Paper:  white - MFP
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Other:  Copic markers; black journaling pen - SU

41 comments:

Fiona said...

Fabulous card - love the border (it just goes perfectly with the tree).
xxx

Donna Bowman said...

Super cute CAS Christmas card! I love drawing my own borders like that - so much fun. Great design - good luck on the challenges!!!

Winnie and Patty said...

Colleen--this is a fabulous one layer CAS Christmas card!!! Just love it! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!!! I hope all is well with you & your family. You know that I'm here if you ever need to talk!

Chrissie said...

This is terrific Colleen.
I just read your post about your daughter; how wonderful it must feel to know that she has recovered and how proud you must feel of her and her tremendous attitude.
How blessed!
Thanks so much for joining in our attempt at 1000 entries for our challenge this week, we'd love to see you again next time.
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Ann Schach said...

Not only is is quick and easy...it is sooo cute! Love it, Colleen!

lynn said...

such cuteness, colleen:)

GinaA said...

Beautiful Christmas card, wishing you all well.

Lisa said...

What a sweet little tree Colleen! Perfect CAS Christmas card...love it!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Colleen
FABULOUS XMAS CARD....

lOVE SYLVIE XX

Designing with Debbie said...

Love the card. What a perfect CAS Christmas card and your coloring is perfect. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week.

Virginia L. said...

This is my kind of card--so simple yet so perfect!

Anonymous said...

I love this card - so cute! I really like the sort of crooked line around it. I have tried doing that box thing and I would slip up towards the end or wobble a bit. So, this is totally perfect for me! Of course I might have to add some brads as ornaments to the tree. We have a new computer and I am way behind on my Emails. Chat later. Fun card!

Chris R. from Iowa

Linda Callahan said...

This is adorable! Love it's perfect simplicity!

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, Colleen, this is GENIUS!! An absolutely perfect use of white space. I love your whimsical hand-drawn line. I've often wondered if I could pull off something like that. I see that you mastered it with no problem!! So sweet, and you added three to your Christmas card collection. Go, go, Colleen!!!

Marisa said...

Darling card, Colleen. Love this CAS little card :)

Harriet Skelly said...

Colleen this has to be one of the cutest CAS holiday cards I've seen!! Awesome card. I was so happy to read your last post about your daughter. Wow even I feel proud of her - you must be beaming! I am so happy for all of you!! Hugs, Harriet

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Colleen

I'm playing catchup in blogland as I've been away sunning myself (lucky me)! Your recent makes are gorgeous (as always).

Just finished reading your earlier post about your daughter - gosh what a year you have had - I'm so pleased that you are coming out the other side and the remarkable steps forward that your daughter has made - I mean doing a presentation to your peers at that age - no wonder you are so PROUD - I feel proud of her too!!! So my dear friend sending you and your family big hugs from me.

Catch up with you very soon.

Tina
XXXX

Benzi said...

Such a fun, one-layer card. Love the whimsical tree.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

How cute Colleen. I need to come to your blog for inspiration to do that challenge....lol It was so hard for me-but you make it look so easy. This is just darling. I love it! Thank you so much for playing along with Speedy the Cat's Friends One Layer Card Challenge this week. We love to visit to see what you made for us. Good luck in the stamp drawing. Hope you can play again with us in the next challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Carol

Linda R. said...

What an adorable card. So Sweet!! I love it..

~Tammy~ said...

Love the use of the border to frame your image and sentiment! Awesome way to display white space without feeling to plain! I can never pull off. I always want to keep adding!

Larissa said...

Very cute card!

Hugs,
Larissa

Mandi said...

Terrific card, love that frame, it works perfectly with the tree.
So delighted to read about your daughter
Thank you for helping us with our target of 1000 entries
Mandi
LIM

Stella said...

Quick and easy and the result is fabulous. This is beauty at its best; you created a gem with a only a faw things and I love it!
XXX

jaydee said...

Colleen. One word. PERFECTION!
So glad you joined the Paper Players this week
Jaydee

papertrails leaver said...

quick, easy, and super cute Colleen! I love it!

Nance Leedy said...

THIS is what a CAS should be! But I would add one word on there....FABULOUS! Simply, fabulous! So glad you could share it with us at The Paper Players!

Pauline said...

A lovely CAS christmas card, i do like a bit of whimsy!

Bonnie said...

I love your CAS card! The tree, sentiment and frame all come together perfectly!

Maria said...

A sweet CAS Christmas card! Take care!!:-))

Tara Bilbao said...

Colleen, I am such a fan of yours and this is a stunning example of your splendid touch. What an adorable CAS Christmas card. Just perfect in every way. Thank you for playing with The Paper Players this week!

LeAnne said...

Oooohhh, this is so sweet! I wish I could draw a squiggly line like that! This is just as cute as can be---you are so talented to have such a vast array of styles! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

Linda B said...

What a fabulous card... I love the border... a perfect fit with the tree.

Brenda said...

Beautiful Christmas card Colleen!! I love how simple yet very cool this is, very easy to mass produce. Thank you for the inspiration. Thank you for playing along with us at Speedy The Cat's Friends Challenge.

Payne Holler Cards said...

ditto to everyone's comments - this is really a cute card ...will be using your layout myself for the Christmas "crunch" cards TFS
thanks so much for playing at Speedy's...

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER super cute--love that it's CAS! LOVE your frame and your coloring! LOOOOOOOVE it:)

Julie Marshall said...

Your line around the card is just perfect for this image and sentiment! Simply a pretty card. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players.

Anne Marie said...

Simply stunning, Colleen! Love how you framed the image and sentiment with the drawn lines. CAS-tastic! Thanks so much for joining us at the Paper Players this week! :)

E.T. said...

wowaaaa what a gorgeous CAS!

Andrea Ewen said...

Ah, gotta love that quick and easy! A beautiful CAS card...the tree is colored in superbly!

Jinny Newlin said...

This is so fun and absolutely stunning, Colleen! LOVE that little tree and your perfectly FANTASTIC CAS design!

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