Thursday, March 11, 2021

CAS Christmas Challenge

Hello crafty friends, I hope this has been a great week for everyone! It's been a beautiful week here-sunny and in the high 60's. I can live with that! Today we are to reach 73, even better! So the dogs and I have been spending some time outside. So good to get out of the house cause I know the temps will drop back down to normal once again for a bit. Spring is soon here though and I'm ready for it! Ready for the time change this weekend too. 

Since this month is already marching on, thought I'd better get my card done and posted for the CAS Christmas Challenge. This month they are looking for the colors of red, white and kraft. This card looked so much better in my head. But it is what it is and they are made, so I'm going with it. Originally I wanted to use branches to hang my ornament from, but wasn't really liking how it was looking. So instead went with the flourish. Not sure I like that a whole lot better, but is better than the small branches I had. So this is how it turned out, again it looked better in my head. lol I embossed the ornament with clear embossing powder and used white embossing powder for the flourish. 

Made 4 for my Christmas card stash.

Thank you for stopping by and visiting me, I know you are busy so it means a great deal to me that you stopped by. As always your comments make my day! Stay healthy, get those vaccines when available and keep wearing your mask when out and about. We can see the light at the end of the tunnel, so we want to keep moving forward to get to normal once again. 

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:
SU-Everything Elenore
Gina K-Merry & Bright
blending brushes from Amazon
Gina K ink cube in Cherry
SU white embossing powder
Wow clear embossing powder


Brenda in IN said...

I love this ornament and the flourish looks great. It is wonderful to be outside in the warm weather and sunshine. We've had it too but today is rain and yesterday was so windy. Won't be long now until great weather everyday and that we can all get back out and about

Mac Mable said...

Very wet and wild weather here today but last week there was signs of here's hoping x.
Wonderful colour combination and great to make four cards for your Christmas stash Brenda x. The bauble looks so pretty and I am liking the white flourish too on your beautiful card x.

Liz said...

A super card, Brenda. I often have a design in my head and end up with something very different, but I love how this has turned out. xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi dear Brenda! You're a good girl blogging, I've been too busy and kind of slack.
And made five Christmas cards, to boot.. wow, is all I can say and well done you, and they're a lovely CAS design too!
Robin has gone home, just had msg yo say she'd arrived safely. Had an eventful trip home with roadworks, missed new turn off, etc. Life is never dull. We had the best yime ever! God was very hood to us.
Praying hard you keep well sis, some folks have had really bad reactions to Moderna and the other drugs they're using too. It's a really deep concern.
Thanks for sharing, and may God bless and keep you and all whom you love safe and well.
Prayer hugs, Shaz in Oz. X

{Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Marilyn said...

Your cards are beautiful! We have been having temps in the upper 70's and low 80's. Hope it stays like that. I don't like the cold weather. And I am so looking forward to the time change.
Have a great day!

I Card Everyone said...

Perfect! and I love the dimension you've given those pretty Christmas baubles with your blending, Brenda!
Enjoy those temperatures... we've warmed a bit, but not to that degree!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I love your bauble, what a wonderful stamp, love the red in it and the background layer, love it with the Kraft, the flourish is perfect in white matching the white layer. I think you did a great job and beautiful too. AND more for the craft stash, excellent. As for the weather gale force winds, rain, hailstones, sun, feels quite mild, but the wind is cold. Apart from all that there have been bright occasions in the day hahaha.

Keep safe my friend
Faith x

Nstiz said...

I sure can't see why you are unhappy with this. I think it's beautiful. And I may just have to have that ornament stamp. This is perfect for the challenge.

Carol L said...

That's a great set of cards you made for Christmas and I love the subtle red on the ornament! Beautiful design and congrats on making a whole set of cards already! I've made two so far this year LOL This latest bout of gorgeous warm weather has me wanting to be outside and not in the house anymore!
Take care and have a great weekend! Hugs!

Bonnie said...

This is a beautiful ornament, Brenda! I love how you colored it and I think it looks great hanging from the flourish!

Anita in France said...

What a great idea to use that delicate flourish, Brenda ... the ornament hanging from it is so wonderfully dimensional ... looks as though it's lit up! Enjoy all that lovely weather! Hugs, Anita :)

JD/ Jill said...

These are so lovely! You are reminding me that I need to work on my Christmas stash again!

Inkyfingers said...

I love that bauble design, Brenda and I really like how the card turned out. Four more cards for the stash is a great result too. How nice to have such warm weather too - can't wait for it - I'm so done with cold and wet lol!
Hope you are well.
Carol x

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful Christmas card, Brenda! I love how you played with the color palette and your ornament is so elegant! Great idea to create multiples of this card too...You'll be way ahead when the holidays roll around :) Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS Christmas!

Loll said...

Beautiful cards Brenda. You are too hard on yourself. The ornament is gorgeous and looks 3-D! Love it handing from the flourish. Thanks for sharing your card with us at CAS Christmas! xx