Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Whatever Wednesday: CAS Christmas Card Challenge

Hi there!  I'm playing along in the CAS Christmas Card Challenge today.  The prompt this time is "Ornament".  I really needed a nudge this month, being busy fulfilling my friend's card request, so I appreciate this challenge immensely.  Must make progress on those Christmas cards!

Happily, I've used another printed-but-not-yet-used digital stamp from my box.  This is Power Poppy's Acorn Ornaments, sentiment included.




Lots of white space, easy to mail.  I do love a splash of color on an all-white card.

Colored with Copic markers on X-Press It Blending Card.  The frame was made by nesting two Taylored Expressions Stitched Rectangle Stacklets.  I added a Poppystamps Wispy Pine Needle Corner, cut in green and coated with Crystal Stickles glitter glue.




I have to say this was a very quick card to make.  CAS sure saves a lot of time.

Sending a thank you to the CAS Christmas Card Challenge team for all their inspiration, and a big thank you to all of you for stopping by.  Have a good day!






25 comments:

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

Well we are into April and I still haven't made one Christmas card! This is so cute...I love the ornaments and the sentiment is just perfect!

Loll said...

Beautiful ornaments Leslie! Your colouring with copics is amazing! Love the corner pine branch with stickles, and the framing of your ornaments. Great detail with adding the pointillism background. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Christmas!

Diane said...

It might be easy to mail, but oh so gorgeous!! The added Stickles just gives it the perfect amount of sparkle, probably took the stickles longer to dry then your card took to make..lol...I find that out all the time as I always seem to stick my fingers in it...patience~patience LOL...A beautifully colored card and now one more ahead...lucky you. I was thinking of addressing mine now so this year I can actually just mail them out!!

Darlene said...

Of course, your coloring is gorgeous and really pops with all the surrounding white space! Cuddos on make a holiday card ... I just can NOT bring myself to do Christmas cards right now. Love your design ... going to pin this one for future inspiration! You go girl!!!

Lynette said...

I love it, Leslie! Such a wonderful image and sentiment. Your coloring, as always, is perfectly done. Love the sparkly die-cut in the corner, too.

Kathy Krug said...

I love how you framed the ornaments and added that the little bit of stamping behind the ornaments. The die cut corner is perfect for adding both texture and dimension and texture. And your coloring...swoon

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a beautiful and festive Christmas card design. I love it!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Oh WOW!! Leslie, I just got a shock when I saw your card because I have this image I bought as a digi stamp some time ago from Power Poppy and I had forgotten I had it, sheeesh!!
Love the amazing coloring on this beautiful ornaments, the glittery green pine needles just complete this card beautifully.
I'm going to try to print this images ASAP and give this challenge a try.
Big hugs, my friend.
Maria.

Donna Ellis said...

How cute, Leslie! All the magic of the holidays, and an endearing sentiment, to make this one of your sweetest ever cards! I love the sparkle and happiness, right down to the dotted background - what a fantastic way of bringing in more light and greenery! It's a wonderful card! hugs, de

Yogi said...

lovely ornament card. Love the image and the die cut corner. Have a great day

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous colorful ornaments hanging from your beautiful pine branch. Wonderful sentiment and CAS Christmas design. Isn't great getting cards made for our Christmas stash.

P.S. Have wifi now, but no guarantee for how long. Having fun playing with my stamping toys today:-) Hugs..

Bonnie said...

Love these acorn ornaments, Leslie! So beautifully colored! The background dots add just enough interest to the background and the sparkly pine corner is beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Christmas!

Conniecrafter said...

So pretty, I love the unique style of the ornaments and the great way you colored them, but what I love the most is that corner die with it, how perfect is that, perfect size and love the sparkle you added. Great sentiment also!

Christine Alexander said...

Leslie these are such pretty ornaments and perfectly coloured, I always love the vintage mercury glass ones. Thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas :)

Sherri said...

This is gorgeous! And I love both the image & that glittery pop of color in the corner! The perfect die to just make this spectacular! Awesome card, Leslie!

crafty-stamper said...

Great CAS card love the baubles and brilliant colouring and shading-love the sparkly die-cut corner too--Scooby Doo is the only one I am familiar with lol
Carol x

pam said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Lesley, stunning image and decoration,
Might be quick for you! but the slow rate I go at colouring would be a days job to me.
Hugs Pam x

Pauline said...

Oh what a delightful card. Your colouring on these ornaments is stunning. Nice pointillism background as well. Love the corner pine needle die cut and of course the glitter just makes it so festive! Lovely white frame on a white card - love! Good for you for getting another one done, I haven't even started my Christmas cards for this year! Thanks for the inspiration today Leslie!

Hannelie said...

Beautiful! Love the subtle glitter!

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

Just getting around to visit. You are such an inspiration to make Xmas cards. They are the furthest thing from my mind, but I must push them forward! LOL! I just love this pine needle die cut and the glitter makes it stand out so well! A perfect CAS card.

Ros Crawford said...

I love this! The acorns are beautiful and the sparkle is perfect!

Cindy Beach said...

Oh, the rich colors and sparkles get me every time! I love this, Leslie! How lovely to have begun your Christmas stash. A very beautiful beginning!

Susan said...

Such cute acorn ornaments - love their old-fashioned look. Great colours and beautiful sparkle on the pine branch. Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Christmas!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Your Copic coloring of the acorn ornaments is amazing, Leslie! I love the glittery corner pine branch overlapping the ornaments. The subtle background dots are a nice touch too. Hideko xx

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, I love how you've used this digi and how you've colored the ornaments. This is just such a sweet digi, and I love the die and how you've framed it and added the sentiment! Beautifully done! Hugs!

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