Sunday, September 5, 2010

Sparkle's Challenge Week 40 - NOEL

Happy Sunday! Thanks for stopping by today. This week's challenge at Sparkle's Christmas Card Challenge is CAS - one layer only! Hmmm, this one was a little difficult for me, especially since I was trying to play with a few specific Christmas sets that are in the new CTMH Autumn/Winter catalogue. I played around a lot, and this is what I came up with in the end.....

You can't tell from the photo - we've had icky rainy weather here for a couple days now (not complaining, perfect for sneaking in a bit of crafty time!) - but there are stickles on the Holly berries. That little bit of bling really does something for the card. I also used Irredescent Gold Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels on this one and did some sponge ink distressing around the edges. What do you think?

Have a great rest of the weekend! Where I am, Monday is the labour day holiday and then the kiddos are back to school - woohoo!!! We have had a fabulous summer, but Chester and Pickle Pants have spent a great deal of time together and I think it is high time they spend at least part of their day apart - hoping it will reduce all the bickering.......

Shanna :)

p.s. Don't forget to stop by and see what the rest of the DT created, CAS can be so fun!

What I used:
stamps: Vintage Christmas (D1166) and Father Christmas (D1449)
inks: Garnet, Ponderosa Pine, Cocoa - second generation
embellishments: Stickles, stitching, Glimmer Mist


  1. What a fantastic one layer card!

  2. pretty - one layer cards are always a challenge - you could have tried faux layers ;)
    I'm happy about kids going back to school too! Yay!

  3. Greeting from Rainy Wales 'nana!
    Love this! Well done for being so creative! I love CAS but i have to admit to finding the one layer thing very hard to do but you have done a great job!
    BD is back in school for his first full week tomorrow> Isn't it odd that you can forget a routine that was second nature in just a couple of weeks? I can't even remember what time i would set the alarm for! I've been baking yesteday and this weeks lunchbox treat is lemmon drizzle cake. Yum! (even if i do say so myself!!!)
    Have a great day tomorrow, any plans?
    Linds x

  4. I think its wonderful! The sponging around the edges make it look like a vintage post card. Love it!

  5. I love the look and feel of your card, very vintage!
    Hope all the bickering stops for you soon, I know I can not wait for it to end next week! LOL

  6. It really turned out layer would be hard!

  7. oh I love this, totally gorgeous! hugs debx

  8. love the stitching - looks like an old fashioned post card :D


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