Saturday, October 27, 2012

CAS Christmas

I took full advantage of crafting time yesterday and made two whole cards - whoo hoo!  If I wasn't such a slow card maker, it would have been more.  ;)


This clean and classy Christmas card is being entered in two challenges, which are my inspiration:



The stars and tree are from a Hero Arts set called Merry Christmas Trees.  I topped my tree with a pearl (what else?).


Hurricane Sandy is headed our way soon (I'm in New Jersey).  Reeealllly hope we don't lose power.  My thoughts are with everyone who will be affected by this big storm.  Hugs!



Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Holiday Sayings, Merry Christmas Trees - Hero Arts
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake, Whisper White - SU
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko
Other: Big Shot; Snow Globe embossing folder - Sizzix; pearl - The Paper Studio; doily - Martha Stewart; Copic markers

26 comments:

Annette said...

very pretty..love the design on the tree..

Marisa said...

Loooove that holly EF!!! WHo is it by? Darling card and a great take on the sketch. I hear you re: being a slow card maker! Hope you stay safe and sound!!

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous card! I hear ya on being slow...I'm am most certainly the same way.

Sending warm and safe thoughts during the storm.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

How sweet. I have my eye on that tree. I need that tree as a matter of fact....lol Your layout is perfect to showcase that tree...can you tell I love that tree!!!
Bear Hugs,
Carol

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee that tree!!!!!

Kim S said...

I love your use of the doily die with the sketch. The tree is beautifully accented with the doily and the gorgeous colors. So glad to see you at CAS(E) this Sketch!

Lynn said...

Gorgeous! I love the embossing and the flourishes on the tree. Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Joanna M. said...

Beautiful card Colleen!

Donna Bowman said...

Gorgeous card Colleen! Love the paper you used on the tree and that embossing folder is FAB!!

~Tammy~ said...

Very pretty!

~Tammy~ said...

Very pretty!

Maria said...

Lovely lovely tree and you show cased it perfectly! Pretty embossed background, too! May you stay safe and sound with power! I hope hurricane Sandy simmers down soon! Take care, hugs!

Lisa said...

Oh wow I love the holly embossing on your Kraft card base Colleen and the pretty doily behind your pearl (of course) topped tree!!

Want to know something creepy. Just as I read about you not wanting to have a power outage my iPad went black!!! EEEK creepy huh.....keeping all of you east coast folks in my prayers.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so beautiful, love all the details and the colors. I am slow too, it's our attention to detail. lol.

Ellen said...

Colleen this is just beautiful. I saw Kraft was the theme at CAS-ual Fridays and cringed. But you made it look so beautiful!

I thought y'all were supposed to evacuate. Must have just been one area. Stay safe because this is not a storm to play around with. Maybe you can craft away and not be worried LOL.
hugs,
Ellen

Anonymous said...

Cool! I love that paper you used for the tree! Great colors. Yeah, who makes the embossing folder - love it.

Stay safe and dry with the storm. We will be thinking about you and all others impacted by Sandy.

Chris R. from Iowa

Jackie Rockwell said...

This is such a pretty Christmas card Colleen! The embossed kraft card base is wonderful. So glad you played along in this week's CAS(E) this Sketch!

Benzi said...

Gorgeous! I love your little tree. I'm really getting ready to decorate a tree, how 'bout you? :-)

Shirley said...

Very creative, warm, and so pretty too!

nwilliams6 said...

Another absolutely wonderful creation. You just keep churning out the most beautiful things! Hugz!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

CAS---but beautiful:)

Deb said...

Colleen, I hear ya when you are talking about being a slow crafter. I spent a lot of time Saturday in my craftroom and I managed to create 3 cards and work on a Halloween treat project. You card is fabulous and that embossing folder is spot on. Thanks for joining us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Bonnie said...

Love that little tree! Very pretty Christmas card, Colleen! I hope you made it through Sandy OK!

Julie Day said...

So great to have you here Colleen! Love your card! Fabulous texture and I love that tree :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS(E) this Sketch!

Emily Keaton said...

Really gorgeous! I love that off-center doily. :)

Laurie said...

Wowzers! This is gorgeous!!! Thanks for playing along at CAS(E) this Sketch!

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