Monday, June 17, 2019

CAS Christmas Card Challenge Reminder

Hello!  Back again with a mid-month reminder for the CAS Christmas Card Challenge.  We're almost halfway to mailing time and I've got less than half of my Christmas cards done, so any inspiration or encouragement is appreciated.  The prompt this month is "Gifts".







I pulled out a cute oldie Inky Antics stamp set for this one.




Colored with Copics and backed up with a grocer's kraft card base, which is one of my new favorite things.  I added a stripedy holly die cut and some glitter.  Keeping it simple, but fun.




Total Christmas cards so far this year:  20

Hop over to the CAS Christmas Card "Gifts" Challenge to pick up some inspiration and encouragement of your own.  Great samples over there!  It was a treat being guest designer for one of my favorite challenges this month.  Thanks, team!  Have a wonderful day!


Stamps:  Inky Antics Holiday Bazooples #2  Paper:  X-Press It Blending Card, grocer's kraft, Graphic 45 'Twas the Night Before Christmas designer paper  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics for coloring  Accessories:  Stickles Stardust glitter glue, red Viva Decor Pearlen Pen and red microfine glitter for holly berries  Dies:  Lil' Inker Silly Stitched Die Set, Cheery Lynn Holly Corner

27 comments:

Loll said...

Oh my gosh ... this is such an adorable stamp, Leslie! Coloured to perfection (as usual!!). I love the sweet sentiment that goes with it. And the brown card stock backing is perfect! It's been great having you as our Guest Designer this month at CAS Christmas! Thank you!! xx

Christine Alexander said...

Wow Leslie amazing colouring of this adorable stamp. I'm going to have to check out Inky Antics :) Love the addition of the holly swirl and thanks for being Guest Designer for this month.

Donna Ellis said...

Well, Leslie, I cannot decide if the giraffe is a toy for Lulu to carry around, or if he is just a partygoer who has pooped out from the day's festivities! Cute as can be, and beautifully colored! Seems like it would be a good fit this month at Sweet Stampin' for Christmas because of the non traditional colors! Thanks for sharing sweetness this morning! xx

laurie said...

Such a cute Christmas card! Keep it up...you can get them all done!!

Dotty Jo said...

Adorable! Jo x

nancy littrell said...

What a fun surprise to see a sweet giraffe cuddling with a tiny cute kitty:-) TFS your adorable gifts Christmas card Leslie. Hugs...Nancy

Sherri said...

I absolutely LOVE this card! Especially the cute giraffe! Our Lincoln zoo just added an addition where you can feed the giraffes!! I can't wait to go! Giraffes are just gorgeous and they have the most beautiful eyes and those long curled eyelashes just make them adorable!!

Bonnie said...

This is adorable, Leslie! I love the sweet expression on the giraffe's face and the tiny kitten! Wonderful coloring as always! Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer this month!

aussie aNNie said...

aww so cute, your colouring is always sensational, love this image.xx

Susan said...

I love that adorable giraffe and the way he's looking at the kitten with such love! Wonderful colouring and a great sentiment. That is the most perfect card for our "Gifts" challenge! Thank you so much for being our Guest Designer this month!

crafty-stamper said...

This made me go awwwww as soon as I saw it lol love the beautiful giraffe
Carol x

Glenda said...

Sometimes I feel like I say the same thing over and over again! I hope you realize I'm a huge fan and do adore your cards! This stamp is so cute and as always your coloring is perfect. I just noticed the kitten popping out of the box...I was so focused on the other critter. I also like the holly die cut. Have a good week!

Diane said...

Fun card with all the critters, a Christmas card to bring a smile to the recipient and of course I HAVE to say it, colored so beautifully!!

Trina P. said...

Oh how adorable and fun, Leslie. In awe of your beautiful Copic coloring. Loving the mom-traditional colors. Thank you for being our wonderful guest this month. xx

Darlene said...

Yes this certainly is a cute image and of course you've colored it beautifully! Congrats on being their Guest Designer! This is just adorable and there's one of those awesome wacky stitched dies ... perfect! (I'm not even close to half way ... you're way ahead of me!)

Yogi said...

cute stamp and card. You're way ahead of me. Haven't made any so far... I'm sure I'll et into a flurry eventually... Have a great day

Kathy Krug said...

This just made me smile. It has a clean and simple look, but the coloring shows it is not really clean and simple. Great layout and image.

Verna Angerhofer said...

That image is so cute! What a fantastic Christmas card you made.

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

This card is so cute - my daughter and granddaughter love giraffes. Your card is such fun Xmas card. I'm impressed - 20!! Love the sentiment as well!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Oh my gosh!! what a sweet image Leslie!!! This little Giraffe's face is just the cutest, love that smile and the glitter addition to her Christmas hat.
It's awesome to have Holiday cards in the Summer, I'm going to look for something to participate.
Awesome, sweet card.
Hugs my friend.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Leslie, that is just about the sweetest stamp ever, the expression on that giraffes face is just priceless, you can tell that is his most favorite gift of all. Terrific coloring, right down to the fur on his hat. I hadn't heard of grocers kraft, nice dark color.

scrAPpamondo said...

Adorable CAS card!!

Lynette said...

Awww ... how sweet is that! I love it!

laurie said...

LOL how cute is this!!! I love that image...very sweet and fun card.

Ros Crawford said...

Love love love this! What a beautiful stamp and the colouring is sheer perfection!

Stacy Morgan said...

Now isn't this the cutest little giraffe all ready for Christmas. Super fun, great coloring and I like that its a fun Christmas card too boot.

Pam Sparks said...

Super cute! Makes a gal smile and look forward to Christmas again!

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