Thursday 6 November 2014

Three Christmas Cards

I really, really, REALLY, love this weeks colour combo, chosen by Lizy, over at CAS Colours and Sketches, so much so that I was inspired to make not one but three cards! Here are the colours

First, I made this card

I was so pleased with it, the embossing folder is from Tim Holtz, the red star a die cut, which I then matted onto gold Miri card to match the mat of the embossing, the gold on vellum word panel and finally a small gold bow, tied using the fork method. Very CAS I thought. I had a little help from the inspiration photo 
at  Addiicted To Stamps and More and was all set, until I realised there is no stamping on my card! Oh no, that's a rule at CC&S. Back to the drawing board....

So here is card 2, my actual DT sample. I've used Ornamental Pine again, this time stamped and heat embossed in gold, with a red ornament fussy cut and popped up on foam pads, with another gold ribbon tie. I've used the same gold printed vellum and cut out and layered another sentiment.

With all these ideas swooshing around in my head and one small piece of the gold vellum left I made my third card introducing some Kraft this time with the DP. Here are all three finished cards. The third one is for one of my Christmas swaps and will be winging its way across the 'pond' in a couple of weeks time.

I hope you have as much fun with this combo as I did. I thought everyone will go Christmas with this one but it seems that my DT buddies had other ideas, hop on over to the challenge blog to see what they did!


  1. A great trio of cards, love all the gold and bright red against the white.
    Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM this week. :)

  2. Simply gorgeous cards for this challenge! I love the Ornamental Pine. I have my set on order and after seeing this card am so glad I bought it. TFS.

  3. Oooh, they're all stunning, thanks for the inspiration over at CAS! Hazel xx

  4. This is a gorgeous colour combo, you've totally rocked it with these three. And I love that embossed background with the little start and bow, thanks so much for playing along at ATSM this week, Anita x

  5. I just love cards with lots of graphic text - the touches of gold are perfect.

  6. Oh, my, Louise, these are three brilliant Christmas cards! I, too, love the color combo and I'm swooning over all your designs! Congratulations on the well-deserved Honorable Mention from Addicted to Stamps and More!! I popped over from there to congratulate you and introduce myself. It's a pleasure to meet you and become your newest follower! I would love to have you come by for a visit and follow me, too, if you like! I hope you're having a great weekend! Hugs, Darnell


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Louise xx