Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Keeping it Simple!

Seriously, I need to keep things simple....Christmas is galloping towards us and I still need to make loads of Christmas cards! So I decided that one layer might be the answer....sounds easy but I have to say that it took a few experiments to get it right, but once you get the correct colour balance're off....serious batch process to create something that still looks pretty good. I still need to make the inserts but I am feeling pretty smug as I almost have enough Christmas cards done...a bit of natural wastage in the last year or so, so the address list has got smaller.

For both cards I stamped the holly stamps in Versafine Olympia Green, the berries and other red stuff is stamped using festive berries (one of the limited edition Distress inks).

On the Merry and Bright card I've dusted the berries with glitter to add a bit of frosty sparkle. Serious glitter attack...I'm covered in it....the kitchen counter is covered with it and now I think it just might be an added ingredient to this weeks bread we will all be sparkly on the inside! LOL!

I'm entering this card into several challenges

"Make My Monday - Christmas with flowers/foliage or snowflakes"

"PanPastels UK Challenge - Frosty and Bright"

"Quirky Crafts - Clean and Simple"

"2 Sisters- Let it Sparkle"

"Allsorts - One Layer Card"

"Phindy's Place - Christmas Cards"

"Wags and Whiskers - Christmas theme"

Oh and I should have said that these cards are for the current Tanda Teaser over at "Tanda Stamps Blog"


Crafty_Fairie said...

Thanks for joining us at PanPastel UK this week your card design is perfect for this weeks challenge.I hope you all enjoy your sparkly bread lol !!!!


Suzanne Brookfield said...

Hello, these are two beautiful simple cards... though agree one layer or CAS cards can be more tricky to make lol:) Lovely to see you entering the Make My Monday challenge. Suzanne

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Fab card design, Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

Cazro said...

Congratulaions on designing such an elegantly simple card. So effective and quick to make. Terrific. Thanks for joining us at MMM. Hope to see you again. Caz

Cazro said...

Congratulaions on designing a simple and elegant Christmas card. I love it. Thanks for sharing with us at MMM. I hope we will be seeing you again. Caz.

Mynnette said...

Oh, I LOVE both of these--fabulous CAS style!!! Wonderful job-thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

lindyloo said...

Thank you for joining us at the panpastels uk this week with your super work lindyloo x

Caro said...

These are both lovely CAS cards. Thank you for joining our CAS challenge at Quirky Crafts this week.

Fliss said...

Lovely cards and great cas look.
Thanks for joining in over at Make My Monday this week and hope to see you again.
Fliss x