Thursday, 10 September 2015

Time is running out ....... so it's 3 for 1 today!

Happy Thursday!

And ........ breathe ........... !!

Time for a cuppa I think ..... while I catch my breath and join in the fun with all my favourite blog challenges.

It's been one of those days today ..... busy from the start.
Got hubby off to work ...... did all the usual boring stuff around the house ..... stocked up the fridge for the weekend because I'm not here!  Put the last few bits in my bag for tomorrow ..... everything's in there with a little bit of room to spare ...... result!!!  Some new craft stash may just find it's way in there before the trip home!!  And ...... on top of all that ...... I dropped the little man off at school.
It was his first day yesterday ....... bless him!  Here he is all smart and grown up, in his new uniform ......

Anyway .... after my busy morning I did get treated to a lovely lunch out ........ Hubby took a long lunch break and we went down by the quay and had a delicious meal, and a cheeky glass of bubbly .... just the one mind!  Then it was a quick trip into town to pick up a special birthday present for a certain little someone who is five next weekend (Hmmm .....I wonder who that can be!) Now I've just got to hide the rather large box that it comes in ...... I don't remember Tracy Island being THAT big!!! 

OK .... on to the crafty stuff!  Get this ...... one card ..... entering into not one .... not two ..... but .... THREE challenges!!!  Now that doesn't happen very often ...... not in my craft room anyway!

I haven't had a lot of time to play this week and I don't like to miss out on a challenge so I've combined them ..... luckily two had the same theme anyway so it wasn't that difficult .....

First up it's Merry Monday .....  and their theme is .....  to use HOLLY 
(love the inspiration picture!)

Here's my card .....

The holly is cut from glitter card using a punch and then the leaves have been coloured using a Copic Marker (I didn't have green glitter card!) 

The sentiment is made up from two of the HLS stamp sets ....... the HAPPY is from Bold Birthday Sentiments and the CHRISTMAS is from Mixed Christmas Sentiments.  I love how you can mix and match these ..... great sets of stamps to have in your stash!

I've heat embossed the HAPPY with Gold embossing powder

and then just stamped the Christmas underneath using a green Memento ink

I added a few gold gemstones for the berries and framed the whole thing using a Gold Leafing Pen around the edges ....

There's a little something on the inside too ....

The latest Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge is all about HOLLY too .... so I'm joining in the fun over there ..... that's challenge number 2!

And ......last but not least, challenge number 3 is over at Less is More.
It's a Colour challenge this week .... hence the Green and Gold and the CAS design.

Three for one eh! .... not bad!

Thanks for popping by ... enjoy the rest of your day.

Cheerio until next time



  1. So pretty! Love your CAS card Linda ... congrats on designing for three challenges --- awesome!! I would never have thought to combine birthday sentiments with Christmas sentiments ... this looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing your card at Happy Little Stampers.

    Your little man is so adorable ... and looking mature in his uniform. Have a lovely time away this weekend and hope you find lots of goodies to fill the empty space in your luggage! :) xx

  2. Super card Linda - great idea to colour your glitter card - I must try this!
    Thank you for joining our colour challenge
    Less is More

  3. Gorgeous CAS card, love how you have used the sentiments. Thanks for sharing at Happy Little Stamper.

  4. Love the card Linda, you are the queen of CAS, and well done on 3 challenges with one card.
    Gorgeous pic of Alex. Enjoy your weekend.
    Avril xx

  5. Simply CAS-tastic Linda.
    Love your clean lines, glittery sparkle and fabulously elegant Christmas card! Your little man is pretty clean and smart too. Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  6. A gorgeous card Linda, such an elegant design.

  7. Just lovely!
    What a superb design!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  8. OH, I love your glittered holly, Linda! Great idea to use the Happy from the Birthday set with the Christmas! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

  9. Linda, I just love your CAS design and those sparkly holly leaves!! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday this week!

  10. wow! Linda, the combination of these stamps are brilliant. How creative - I really love them together! xx

  11. Love your card, Linda! Those sparkly holly leaves are so pretty! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

  12. What a lovely CAS card Linda - those glitter holly leaves are gorgeous!

  13. Very resourceful to colour your glitter card. I absolutely adore how CAS this is, and the gems to create the little berries is inspired. Love it!
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  14. This is gorgeous - I LOVE the big embossed Happy that you did - and the inside too - nice finishing touch

  15. Great use of the HLS sentiment stamps! Love the mix and match! It's a perfect CAS card, and wonderful in the green and gold - love the gold gemstones for the berries! Thanks for joining us at the HLS Christmas challenge!


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