Monday, June 3, 2019

CAS Christmas Card Challenge: Gifts

Hello, there!  I have the honor of guest designing for the CAS Christmas Card Challenge this month, so that guarantees at least two more cards added to my 2019 stash -- hooray!




Every month I look forward to the prompt, knowing I'm bound to have something usable in my collection, and the CAS-ness of this challenge will help me get a card made without too much fuss and bother.  This month we're doing "Gifts".




Sure enough, I have a 2015 Power Poppy set that was just the ticket.  Gee, four years old already?  I have a pile of 2018 Power Poppy Christmas sets waiting to be inked up this year, but the beauty of a challenge is that it's oftentimes a reason to revisit an old favorite.  This is the clear stamp set called Cozy Cupfuls.




Colored with Copics on X-Press It Blending Card, I was thinking "brown paper packages tied up with string", except one of the packages is tied up with ribbon and trim and a big, flouncy bow.  Still...


Carried the colors and patterns to the inside:




Total Christmas cards so far this year:  19

Many thanks to the CAS Christmas Card Challenge team for having me as a guest designer, and bunches of thanks to all of you who come by to visit and say "hello".  I don't know what I'd do without you.  Have a beautiful day!



Stamps:  Power Poppy Cozy Cupfuls  Paper:  X-Press It Blending Card, grocer's kraft, Graphic 45 'Twas the Night Before Christmas designer paper  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Real Red, Copics for coloring  Accessories:  Memory Box Cross Stitched Frame Borders, Poppystamps Prim and Proper Bow

35 comments:

ChristineCreations said...

I love brown paper packages tied up with string! Both the musical version and yours on paper. So full of cozy sweetness Leslie!

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

What a great Christmas card! Just the right things - presents and hot chocolate especially with that yummy candy cane! Love the cute bows as well. Now I think I have to go find my hot chocolate! Have a great week!

pam said...

Such a gorgeous Christmas card Leslie, love the perfect image and your wonderful colouring..
Hugs Pam x

Dotty Jo said...

Stunning card, Leslie! Jo x

scrAPpamondo said...

Lovely CAS and your colouring is wonderful!

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful CAS Christmas card and great image but wow fabulous colouring
Carol x

nancy littrell said...

Simply beautiful CAS card design with all your beautifully colored packages, Leslie. TFS..I need to work to catch up with your 19 cards..lol! Congratulations for being this months Guest Designer too. Hugs..Nancy

Colleen said...

Your card is beautiful! The little details really make it so special. Thank you for being our very "special guest" this month!

Sherri said...

Another gorgeous card! Love that stamp set and of course your coloring is awesome! Glad you are making Christmas cards too! Now I don't feel so bad!

Pauline said...

Beautiful CAS Christmas card Leslie. 19 cards done - good for you, I'm still at 1 :(. Love this image, love this set, I have it and haven't used it yet. It's all in the details they say, and you always deliver on that - the way you did your shading with the dots, and the little bow so sweet. After seeing this I want to go make Christmas cards, but I have 3 more masculine cards to make for Saturday. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration. Hope your having a wonderful day!

Joan B said...

beautiful!!!

Lynette said...

Once again, Leslie - amazing coloring. I love the brown paper wrapping, especially on kraft. Love the patterned strip across the bottom, too.

Loll said...

Beautiful image from Power Poppy, Leslie. But it is your amazing copic colouring talent that really makes this special. I wish I could get some lessons from you!! I love the pretty packages and the delicious looking hot cup 'o cocoa??!! Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer this month at CAS Christmas! xx

Christine Alexander said...

Leslie, I am in awe of your colouring and love the soft neutral colours of the presents. Gorgeous card. Thanks for being Guest Designer at CAS Christmas Card Challenge :)

aussie aNNie said...

Congrats on your GD placement Leslie, and a gorgeous designed card made.xx

Glenda said...

Where have I been? I must have been asleep at the wheel not to land here sooner. I must say I adore your card and have already gone to the challenge site and marked it for future reference. I have time now and will probably be playing in more challenges and all of us needs to get to moving on Christmas! I love the image and the bow die cut and of course your coloring is amazing!

Diane said...

Beautiful card colored so beautifully...soft and pretty!! Congrats on being a guest designer too...love the little cup of cocoa on top, those Power Poppy stamps sure are awesome aren't they!!

Trina P. said...

Beautiful card, Leslie. Your gorgeous Copic colouring of this sweet image is fabulous! Love the vintage feel. Thank you for being our wonderful guest this month. xx

Karen Dunbrook said...

beautiful card Leslie....cute inside too, something I forget about.
x Karen

Bonnie said...

I have been admiring your stack of presents, Leslie! Your coloring is perfect with so much detail! I'd love to see these presents under my Christmas tree! Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer this month!

Mac Mable said...

Congratulations on guesting and what a fabulous card.....The stamped image is wonderful and so are your colour skills. One very special Christmas card, which I love x

Yogi said...

what a beautiful stamp and the coloring is wonderful. Love the simplicity of the card. Congrats on being a guest designer. Have a great day

Kathy Krug said...

Great CAS card. Of course your fabulous coloring takes it from CAS to GORGEOUS.I love the little bow and how you used it on the iside too. Perfect sentiment.

Linda said...

Oh my goodness, this is colored so beautifully. Gorgeous card Leslie. Thanks for being our GD at CAS Christmas.

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Leslie! You have a way of making CAS look so classy, and anything BUT CAS. This is gorgeous! Your beautifully colored image shouts PP before you even revealed the name Power Poppy! Adorable, right down to the little peppermint candies on the hot chocolate's whipped cream! xx

Margaret said...

Fabulous card. Great image and so perfect. I like the little striped bow on the inside. Clever.

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Oh Leslie, first let me congratulate you on being the Guest Designer over at CAS Christmas Card Challenge, that is awesome.
And this card is done beautifully, one of my favorite images from Power Poppy for Christmas, love the colors you used, those boxes look perfectly "wrapped" with brown paper, the colorful bow and details just bring this image to life.
XO
Maria.

Conniecrafter said...

Terrific choice and I love how you colored them in brown paper with the pretty ribbon and bow being the star attraction, love the deer cup too with it's whip cream and candy cane cocoa, terrific coloring!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a beautiful image and I remember as a kid getting brown paper wrapped gifts with some yarn to tie them up. So this was a super great design in my book. Perfect for the challenge.

Susan said...

Love your card - gorgeous image, fabulous colouring, great embellishing with the bow and the strip of dp! Thank you so much for being our Guest Designer at CAS Christmas!

Cindy Beach said...

This to me is just the perfect kind of card for Christmas! You can almost feel the warmth of that steaming coca and I love the brown paper packages tied in pretty ribbons and greenery. Beautifully colored and I love every detail you've added. A winner!

laurie said...

Really cute image for Christmas!!Makes me wish for the holidays to be here soon!

Stacy Morgan said...

Look at you go with all your Christmas cards AND you are hosting for a challenge that is Christmas, whohoo!!! I am so proud. :-) This is super cute, simple and clean design which I like. The kraft is warm and perfect.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Beautiful coloring, Leslie, and I love this sweet image! Perfect on the kraft card!!

Julia Aston said...

Beautiful coloring on this Leslie - love how you shadowed along the bottom and dotted around the sides! Congrats on being the Guest DT this month! xx

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