Thursday, 24 September 2015

Christmas Keepsake

Thursday's sure come round quickly! It's time for me to share a card made for today's challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches. It is a sketch challenge this week. I also had a little help from the colour challenge at Cupcake Inspirations and from the cue word at casology. I haven't made a Christmas card in a while either. Some of you will remember that I used to design for 52 Christmas Card Throwdown and I hope my old teamies over there won't mind me playing along this week with their challenge too.

So here it is, or rather they are. I made two cards, in truth because I messed up one and had to make the second but the first one was still good and well, you can't have too many handmade Christmas cards can you?

This one is for CC&S. I used Ornament Keepsakes, a retired stamp set from SU, but still a good one and an embossing folder with a holly leaf pattern. The sentiment is from Holiday Home and I used a die tag to cut it out. The images were stamped, die cut and recessed behind the embossed card. This is my card for Cupcake Insirations too.

Here is my second card for the other challenges. I've used the same sketch but not used the embossed layer. I changed the tag and used tape to affix the ribbon to look like the strings from the ornaments. With its lack of embellishments I think this would be a great Christmas card for a guy and that's the challenge at 52CCT.

You can see that the ornaments were popped up this time. The Casology cue is circles, and I want to thanks those ladies over there because that's what made me go rummaging through my stamp sets to find this one again!

Oh, nearly forgot, here is the sketch and the colour palette


  1. Both of your cards turned out great. I love the texture given by the embossing on the first card, and I also like the way you've "hung" the ornaments on the second card. You've done a super job with the CC&S challenge. It's great having you play along at 52CCT! :)

  2. The ornaments are so gorgeous!! Love the embossing with it as well! Stunning take on the colors! Thank you for joining us this week at Cupcake Inspirations!
    - Vicki, DT Sweetie

  3. Pretty Christmas card! Thank you for joining our challenge this week at Cupcake Inspirations.
    -Sandy, DT Sweetie

  4. Two wonderful cards Louise. Your embossed card is a stunner! Great to see you playing along at 52CCT this week - we miss you! Hugs, Gill x

  5. Both cards are brilliant, but my favourite has to be the one with all the textured embossing. Fabulous!

  6. elle est superbe ta carte Louise, très élégante et chic, j'aime le relief que tu lui as donné, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52CCT, biz

  7. Waving at you from 52CCT, Louise! What lovely cards! Xx

  8. Hi Louise - I think both cards are just super. I like the simplcity of the one with just the Christmas baubles, but I like the texture on the other one too. Both make super guy cards. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

  9. Love your use of the cue card inspiration Louise!
    Thanks for joining us at Casology!

  10. Both pretty cards! I love when making one card turns to 2 cards!! Thanks for joining us over at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!


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Louise xx