Wednesday 16 February 2011

Scrap paper ...

.... being used for a few challenges.  Among my resolutions to use old/neglected stamps/papers, and to make at least one Christmas card a week, I've also decided to try to be a bit thrifty!!  Yes, I know that sounds sort of daft having just got a Grand Calibur!!! :)  But that was a present from my wonderful hubby - so it doesn't count!!!

This card fulfils two of the resolutions mentioned above - it's a Christmas card and it used some left over paper from a previous project - thus thrifty!!!  Now, the challenges are:
  1. Waltzingmouse Makes - this is a monthly challenge to make Christmas cards - the theme changes each month.  This time Lynn wants us to use the  "Quick Pick method: Look around your craft work space and find a few items lying around that you haven’t put away yet, and use them to create a Christmas card. Suggested items might be cardstock, pieces of patterned paper, buttons or other embellishments lying around from your last project."  You need to be a member of the Forum for this challenge - but if you follow the link above you'll find all the details.  There are prizes so worth a look!
  2. Jingle Bells - JB07 one of the new challenges set up to help get us ahead of the game!!  They don't want to see RED used!!  This is a weekly challenge and for some reason I'm late getting on board!!
  3. Sparkles Christmas Forum - another of the Christmas challenge blogs - this one does monthly challenges.  And the theme for this month is Christmas Trees - who could resist?
So to my card - it's was so quick and easy to make - and I love it!!  When I made the my Easter Eggs card - I had some of the lovely paper left over, so it was easy to select this for the Waltzingmouse challenge.  It also so happens that my WMS are rarely in their storage case - mostly they lie within easy reach!!  Oh yes, this card almost uses the colours for this week's colour challenge at CR84FN - but sadly there's no yellow.  I couldn't see how to include it!!

So I stamped and embossed this lovely tree onto the green paper.  I stamped the pot onto a scrap of the blue paper.  Then it was simply a case of attached them to the base card, colouring the trunk and adding the border and greeting.  Job done!!!  Took about 10 minutes.

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Nutcracker Sweet, Frame-It
Inks:  Versafine - Onyx Black; Memento - Rich Cocoa, Versamark
Twinkling H2Os:  Lemongrass, Mediterranean Blue
Accessories:  Card, embossing powders - from stash

That's all for this morning - I've decided to make a start on my Spring-cleaning.  I'm going to tackle the bedrooms and bathroom!!  I think it must be because the sun is shining, the skies are blue - it's a super day, and I feel full of energy!!  See you guys later!!


Jackie said...

Beautiful CAS card, good way of using scraps :o)
Jackie xx

Joan B said...

ooh. I love this. I think this is one of my favorites of all your cards.

jackiescrafts said...

Another great card and a good way of using up all those oddments of paper

Thanks for joining in again at SFCC

Jackie x

lauren bergold said...

oh wow! gotta ♥LOVE♥ a card that looks this good...can be made in 10 minutes...AND uses up scraps you would've had to clean up or throw away! :) :) :) (awesomeness, all 'round!)

Pauline said...

Great CAS card, that xmas tree stamp is lovely, I must get that set!

Stella said...

CAS,Fast and fabuloua, great and gorgeous!

I'm not that fast with making cards; I can spend hours looking through all my supplies and papers :) I need to hurry up a bit :)

Benzi said...

Just a super CAS card and another Christmas card made! All in 10 minutes. Good for you.
I'm sure you'll have your Spring cleaning finished and I won't have started. Ugh!

Lisa - papergrace said...

I rarely make cards that 10 minutes so a BIG kudos to you for making a card that looks THIS good and took that little time. I especially adore how the Frame-It stamp works so well here. This is really a very pretty card!

SmilynStef said...

Love Love Love the frame around that fabulous holiday tree ... and the sentiment placement is perfection ... thanks so much for joining our jingle belles journey.

Paula (PEP) said...

I'm catching up backwards - so hope you had a productive day spring cleaning. I think this Christmas tree is a real treat.
Paula (PEP)

Anonymous said...

Hi There.

Fantastic way of using up all the oddments.

Thanks for joining us at SFCC, good luck.

Huggies Angel

shaz earl said...

fabulous card and a great way to use up oddments thanks for joining us at SFCC good luck in the draw x

Vicky Hayes said...

That's a pretty tree! I love the way the sentiment is in the border.

Margaret de Witt said...

Thanks for you sweet comment on my blog Deb. I really love your one layer card, it is so vibrant and fun.

Unknown said...

A beautiful card Deborah.
Thank you for joining us for our first challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenges.


Joanne x

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