Monday, 30 October 2017

Quick Christmas

We travelled to Dorset last week then on to the Isle of Wight - both Ladies Presentations and both enjoyed very much.
Drove home last night and confess to being dog tired.... have changed the bed and done all the washing and sat down here determined that today and tomorrow I am going to make something particularly as I am now aware it is almost November and I need Christmas cards!
Decided this year that most/all will be CAS and quick and trying to make them in batches of four.
Here's the first -
this is one layer and was done using Bright and Beautiful set from SU.

Am a tad disappointed in the pic (aren't I always) as the stars are actually quite reflective/shiny - I used an Encore Ultimate Metallic Gold Ink Pad - and it really is lovely ink!

The sentiment is one of my very first Christmas stamps and I love the script.
Just added a few little gems for added sparkly.

I made four of these - am going to have another go on dark cardstock and emboss the stars - and if I run out of other one layer ideas then there likely will be more in different colours!

My Presentations are not yet over - have a few more then I have the Ladies National Presentation Dinner at the end of next month - cue long frock!!! My year finishes at the end of February with the Men's National Dinner.... so no doubt another long dress will be required (any excuse!).

I hope all is well with you all here in blogland. Have a few days to myself this week so will try and see you all - if you're still showing up in my Reading List - as Mr Blogger appears to have banished you all to cyberspace.....
Am linking up to Christmas Card Challenges  and Christmas at Sweet Stampin' who both have Anything Goes challenges and also to CASe this Sketch - which you can see here.

Have a great day whatever you're doing. x
  

19 comments:

Mrs A. said...

You won't know what yo do with yourself come Febraury!this is a sure fire quick CAS card but very elegant looking and will be just as striking in other. Colourways. Hugs Mrs A.

Carole said...

Hello stranger! Good to see you around. I think your CAS card is lovely.....now remember when you buy a box of cards they can come in packs of 10...not just 4!...so why not do the same again! I have a gold encore pad too (and a silver) which have had for years, and I love the script on your sentiment...sometimes the oldies are the best eh! (does that apply to people too?) Sounds like come February you will collapse in a heap...till then enjoy your posh frocks.... and take care xx

brenda said...

Lovely to see you with a little time to craft my friend, such an elegant card as CAS defo seems the way to go.

B x

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous CAS card Viv

Anne

Pia S said...

One layer CAS can be tricky, one doesn't want the card to feel bland nor too busy. This design is perfectly balanced and elegant.

Meggymay said...

Its a very stylish CAS card Viv.
Its good that you are managing to get a little time to craft.
Yvonne xx

Kathleen said...

Really classy card Viv, super CAS and lovely snowflakes, yes the sentiment is a super font.
Been a very busy year for you but bet you will be a bit sad when it is all over.
Thanks so much for your comment.

Kath x

aussie aNNie said...

Style and class all on a card...hugs.x [aNNie]

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Beautiful card Viv
Dianne xx :)

Leigh Penner said...

Beautiful! Wonderful take on the sketch!

SARN said...

Looks fabulous to me Viv. Good idea to make batches of 4 and keep 'em simple.
Hugs, Sarn xxx

Pat said...

These stars in the bright gold ink look fabulous Viv and I love the clear gems you have added and the sentiment font is beautiful. This is so elegant and pretty and a quick CAS Christmas card and a great idea to make a few of these towards your Christmas total. x

Cara said...

Gorgeous card, the top star shows off the beautiful metallic shimmer x

Linby said...

A lovely layout, that sentiment is fab and so is the main star stamp.

Barb said...

Your card is lovely and very elegantViv. That's a beautiful big star. You've certainly had a very busy year. Enjoy your few free days. Barbxx

Chrissy Larson said...

I love it! It's clean and beautiful!

Viv said...

That's one very classy Xmas card Viv!I cheat and make all mine the same now and mainly choose a digi image then colour it and add sparkle lol.People never know if you make them all the same! Wow your year is going by so quickly too,nice to see where you have via on facebook...and yes some lovely dresses too ;) hugs Viv xx

La Papera Gialla said...

Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges!
Monica - CCC DT

Tracey T said...

A gorgeous CAS design. Thank you for playing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'. Tracey