Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Christmas and Thanks

Hi everyone, hope all is well in your corner of Blogland. I've been more of a CAS traditional christmas card maker of late (hoping to get done in time for the big day!) but I've made a card in my old style using layers and embellishments. I've used one of my older Penny Black stamps coloured with Promarkers and sparkled with Stickles and a Wink of Stella pen. The background is embossed with a Tattered Lace 'twelve days of christmas' folder and I finished off with a Penny Black die-cut sentiment.

I shall enter this in the following challenges

Pixies's Snippets Playground challenge 'use snippets'

Penny Black and More challenge 'christmas'

Passion for Promarkers challenge '3 or more layers'

Double D challenge 'what's your style'

Penny Black Saturday challenge 'anything goes + optional tags'

And I just couldn't resist making a very quick CAS  card for a couple of challenges using a flower from Uniko 'kindness blooms' and a die-cut 'scripty thanks' from Lawn Fawn.

I made this for

Allsorts challenge 'thank you or new year'

AAA Cards challenge 'made in minutes + optional twist ink blending'

That's it from me for now...... I'm back to carry on with more christmas cards! Thanks for your visit today and for taking the time to leave me a comment, I really do appreciate it.


brenda said...

Two very contrasting cards Andrea, the first has a lovely warm seasonal feel to it with the cute image and rather nice die cut sentiment which might be a need item and by contrast the second is very elegant.

Many thanks for joining our Christmas theme at Penny Black and More challenge and Thank You theme at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Carole said...

Wow Andrea..are you on a roll. I really like your first card so much...it's really nice in it's design and colours. I don't know how you manage to suss out all these challenges and find the time to enter them...I really struggle and always seem to have problems linking up.xx

Linby said...

Love the clean lines on your first card, looks so festive too. Your CAS second card is so pretty.
Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black & More and at Allsorts challenge.
Lynn x

Kathleen said...

Lovely image and great EF and design, the red and gold looks really good. Thank you for joining our 'Christmas' challenge at Penny Black and More.

Kath x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Andrea, lovely colours and design
Lorraine x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Super cute cards, Andrea! I espeially love the Christmas card with the fun little elf and star! Love it! Your CAS thank you card is lovely as well!

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely sweet card, your colours are just gorgeous.xx

Diane said...

Cute and adorable and love the sparkle! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

Mrs A. said...

Love your Elf . He really does look cute. I have embossing folders and just forget to use them . Hugs Mrs A.

Di said...

Ywo lovely cards Andrea - especially the snippets one. Such a cheeky face :) Lovely to see you playing along.


Di xx

Darlene said...

OMG how ADORABLE! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘ Christmas Style’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
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Michelle said...

Both so lovely and the image on the first one is so cute - Michelle x

Sarah said...

Fab cards Andrea, love the cheeky elf xx

Jane said...

Great little thank you card - and we're all going to need them after Christmas! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you join in with future challenges too.

aussie aNNie said...

WOW this is fabulous and love how you have displayed your Christmas style for our YOUR CHRISTMAS STYLE challenge. Thanks for your entry and good luck in the draw @ DOUBLE D
{aNNie}Designer for Double D challenges

cotnob said...

Two super cards Andrea, a great Christmas card, such a sweet image and lovely embossed background. A fabulous CAS design for your Thanks card, I love the font.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A really sweet card using those fabulous layers, love the embossing and cute image. Thanks for sharing it with us at Passion for Promarkers this week.

Vicki said...

Fabulous Christmas card with lots of dimension and texture. Thanks for joining the Double D, "What's Your Christmas Style" Challenge.

Deb said...

Gorgeous cards, I just love how the first one just pops, the red against the white but with a pop of gold is just perfection!

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Two lovely cards Andrea and I really like the design of the first one. I love how you've just used the two colours, it looks really effective x

meg said...

what great layouts and vibrant colours in both cards love the Mo Manning elf and the Uniko stamps in the second

Darnell said...

Andrea your first card is a red, white, and golden delight! I have a huge smile on my face! The texture and colors are brilliant! And I love your QACAS card, too! Simple, but very festive as the letters seem to be dancing across the card!! Happy Holidays!! Hugs, Darnell