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.

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

Challenges:
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 :-)

17 comments:

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

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  2. Lovely Christmas card Pauline. Hugs, Claire x

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

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

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

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  6. lovely card...

    Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.

    Fi
    x

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

    Domi

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  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

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

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

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

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

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  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

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  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.

    Hugs

    Amy xx

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

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

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  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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Thanks for looking, and for taking the time to leave a comment - I really appreciate it.
Pauline x