Thursday, 4 August 2011

CAS Contemporary Christmas

I don't know if anyone else has this problem, but I always find that however much I resolve to make my Chrimbo cards in good time, I always end up in a last minute panic come mid-December when I find I've nowhere near enough! Last year I tried to think of a  couple of reasonably simple concepts that I could use to make a number of cards quickly, and funnily enough the ones I made using that principle generally got the most positive comments from the recipients!! I also got a bit of a shocker last year when it came to postage costs, so I have decided that this year I'm going to make a few more "flat" cards that don't need "large letter" stamps!!

My local craft shop had some new stock of Marianne D Creatables Christmas bauble dies, and I could immediately see some possibilities to use them for this type of card. So I had a play last night and this is my first prototype :-)

As always mirror card is a bit difficult to photograph, but I can definitely see the scope for ringing the changes with different colours of bauble etc.

Sentiment: Stampendous;
Supplies: mirror card and gems from my stash;
Tools: Marianne D Creatables bauble dies; Dovecraft corner holly punch.

Sweet Stampin' - Christmas In July
Totally Gorjuss #91 - Christmas in July
Fussy & Fancy Friday #42 - Christmas In July
Crafty Catz #93 - Christmas in July
Simon Says - Christmas In August
PaperPlay #31 - Christmas In August
Cute Card Thursday #176 - No Designer Paper
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me #46 - Anything Goes
Allsorts #114 - Free and Easy

Hope everyone is coping with the humid weather :-)


  1. Really lovely card. The baubles look very effective. Debs xx

  2. Lovely Christmas card Pauline. Hugs, Claire x

  3. Oh yes, very effective and very lovely Pauline! I'm trying to think of a CAS design for this year too. xx

  4. Cute card, love your baubles! Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin this week. Wedgie xxx

  5. Simply lovely! Shimmer and mirror is a great idea for Christmas. Thanks for playing along with us at Paperplay Challenge.

  6. lovely card...

    Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.


  7. Wonderful Card hun.
    Thanks for joining us by the SimonSaysChallenge!


  8. Hi pauline

    Such a great card love the intracasy of those die cuts thanks for playing in our free and easy challenge this week at Allsorts..

    Emma xxx

  9. Ooh beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' Christmas card Challenge.
    hugs Teresa x

  10. I just love the dies you have used, great card! :0)

  11. Fantastic christmas card love the image and the colours
    Hugs Angie x

  12. Forgot to say thanks for joining us at papertake weekly
    Angie x

  13. Hi Pauline! I love this card! It's so very elegant and classy! I had the very same problem last year with my holiday cards! Then I had huge postage costs when I went to mail all of my fancy/ribboned cards! This card is flat and fabulous! Thank you for joining the Fussy and Fancy "Christmas in July/Aug." challenge!
    Hugs, Sheryl

  14. What a pretty card :D I love the way you have used those dies
    Thank you for joining us at Crafts and Me and good luck.


    Amy xx

  15. Love your fabulous Christmas card, brilliant baubles.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

  16. Beautiful card, love the look the mirror card gives it! Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week!!

  17. Fabulous cas card!

    Thanks for joining us this time at Fussy and Fancy. Good luck in the draw.

    Mel X


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