Monday, 2 November 2015

Welcome to the first Monday in November

Morning readers and followers,

Last night saw us out to dinner with friends who are neighbours and friends who normally live over 100 miles from us - it was a lovely evening, always good to get together with friends, isn't it?

Still on a Christmas card roll despite the fact I truly have reached my 2015 quota

My card

A close up of the image and border
And one that hopefully shows the bling a little better

And the insert and envelope

Materials used:
  • White A2/C7 card blank and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to 9½ x 13cm and once piece 10 x 13½cm
  • I coloured the larger panel with a red alcohol marker and stamped a Stamplorations image (from the mixed media background) using Memento sweet plum
  • Inkadinkado "JOY" image (from their evergreen holiday set) stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink
  • Alcohol markers and Marvy le plume II pens used to colour
  • Gelly roll clear glitter pen used to highlight
  • For the insert I used a sentiment set from My Sentiments Exactly
  • Stardust stickles to embellish and add bling

CAS at its simplest, one stamp on the front and one to make the matting layer more interesting, that's all! I'll be entering this for the following challenges:-

  1. Great Impressions - November challenge - BLING ON THE HOLIDAYS - I hope glitter pens count
  2. Penny Black - November challenge - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS
  3. Sir Stampalot - November challenge - FESTIVE FLORALS - hope there's enough foliage on my bell otherwise, let me know and I'll remove my entry
  4. Allsorts - challenge No. 335 - CHRISTMAS
  5. Merry Monday - challenge No. 178 - RED and GOLD
This card became the template for a private challenge amongst a few friends to make four Christmas cards "the same but different" .... using the same basic layout and colours so ...

My finished four cards and envelopes

So, one with a red marker outline, one with a coloured panel but in the same place

One with a red card panel glued together and one with a red card panel on dimensional foam tape

Showing the dimensional foam panel and insert
The inserts are all coloured like the card front but I left the envelopes uncolured


Debs M said...

another great crimble make x

SARN said...

Now that is a JOYFUL UBER CAS card you have there Kathy. LOVE IT xxx

Marianne said...

Just beautiful!!!

Lilian said...

Thats a lovely crisp and clean looking card Kathy.

Hugs lilian

JoAnn said...

Lovely card.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Gah! I am so unbelievably green with envy that you have your 2015 quota of CCs done, Kathy! Hop on jet and come over to help me, please! I'm only 179 behind!! THIS is a wonnerful CASlicious design that packs a huge elegant impact! I love it and I'll take one of these, please! Hugs, Darnell

Mynn Kitchen said...

Kathy, this is awesome! I LOVE the CAS feel and beautiful coloring! Thank you for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Bonnie said...

Oh, Kathy, I love every version of this card! What a wonderful stamp and you've done a fantastic job with it! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday! What a way to start off the gallery!

Toni said...

Of course, glitter pen counts! I love your card!

Great Impressions DT

AnyOldCraft said...

Love this. So simple but beautifully elegant.
Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week :)
AnyOldCraft (DT)

brenda said...

A really lovely collection of Christmas cards with such a elegant design. They are perfect for our themes, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts, Penny Black and More and Stamping Sensations challenges.

B x

Susan Joyce said...

Beautiful CAS design! Thanks for playing this week at Merry Monday.

Kim Hall said...

I love the CAS design you have created here, just gorgeous!

catherine said...

A wonderful card Kathy and so elegant looking with the layout of the word. Glad your all enjoying yourselves
x catherine

Theresa said...

Beautiful simple but elegant!

Lindsey said...

Beautiful CAS card! I like all four varieties of it. ;)

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Such a beautiful image and colored to perfection! Thanks so much for playing with us at Merry Monday!

Joan said...

A lovely card with such a pretty image, love all the variations too

Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month


Craftnut said...

Thanks for joining our challenge at allsorts Tracy X

Linda said...

All of these are gorgeous .... just love the CAS design. xx

Marcia HIll said...

Every one of them are CAS and just beautiful!! :0)

Susangail Powell said...

They all look great!!

Sally H said...

A stunning CAS card, Kathy, and perfect for our challenge this month at Stamping Sensations! Thanks for joining in and good luck!

Whisper said...

A really lovely collection of cards and thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month, Luv Sam x

Tracy said...

Fab creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x