Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Happy Birthday CAS Christmas Card Challenge ......

Happy Tuesday ......

I'm squeezing in another Blog Challenge today ....... and we're getting a little bit festive.  I would normally say that it's a little bit early to be thinking about the 'C' word but ....... have to start on the Christmas cards at some point!  And seeing as the CAS Christmas Card Challenge is celebrating their 1st Birthday I thought it's as good a time as any to add to the festive box.

Happy 1st Birthday CAS Christmas!!!

The theme for the challenge this month is  ..... Deer

You don't get much more CAS than this ..... lots of white space, simple stamping and minimum embellishment.

I did use some of my festive favourites ...... Chunky White Embossing Powder and a few dots of glitter glue for the snow .......

A touch of sparkly glitter on the reindeer's antlers .......

And speaking of the reindeer, I just love these stamps from Unity ....... the reindeer look so elegant

Using my MISTI, I simply inked up the stamp with one shade of brown Distress Oxide ink, and stamped the image. Then using a darker shade of ink I inked up the stamp again only this time not all over, and stamped again. You can see how the two shades blend and the darker colour gives some  shading to the reindeer

I also like the texture that's on there too ....... that was purely by accident! I didn't do anything fancy it's just how the Oxides have dried.
The white dots were added with a gel pen once the ink was dry.

Then sentiment is from the same stamp set ......

And of course he had to have a little red nose .....

Thanks for popping by ..... enjoy the rest of your day.
It's time for a coffee break I think.

Cheerio until next time ......

Products used:
Stamps: Cheerful Prancing (Unity)
Inks: Distress Oxides - Gathered Twigs, Ground Espresso 
Others: Chunky White Embossing Enamel (Stampendous); Stickles Crystal Glitter Glue; Nuvo Crystal Drops - Autumn Red; Distress Glitter Dust - Vintage Platinum; White Gel pen


  1. Beautiful CAS card Linda, I have that stamp and now I'm itching to pull it out. Wonderful shading with your DOX inks, thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas :)

  2. It is very CAS but it is also very beautiful and the deer stamp i9s such a pretty one. Love this! Hugs, Anne xx

  3. A lovely card Linda, the sparkle on the reindeer adds that elegant look.
    Avril xx

  4. Simple, but elegant and gorgeous with those textures and sparkles, Linda! xx

  5. Beautiful CAS card Linda. Your reindeer is elegant. Looks like it could be a runway model for reindeers! :) Great work adding the two shades of brown to create some depth. I love all your special touches ... they all add up to an amazing Christmas card! xx

  6. This reindeer looks wonderful with his sparkly antler. A great card.
    Avril xx

  7. This reindeer is so graceful! Love those long legs and happy stance! Great job on inking him! Love the way the DOX give him texture! Great idea to add glitter to his antlers and a bit on his back. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Christmas!

  8. Love the way you shaded the reindeer and added the white dots! Such an elegant card! Thanks so much for making a card for CAS Christmas!

  9. CAS Perfection one layer card design, Linda. I love your elegant deer with glittery antlers. TFS Hugs.. Nancy

  10. Agree... CAS-tastic card, Linda. I’m not familiar with Unity stamps, but this deer image is exquisite. Fabulous stamping work to add shading. Love the chunky snow ep and glitter details. Thank you for joining us at CAS Christmas. x

  11. Gorgeous CAS card, Linda. Love that gold proud standing gold embossed deer! xx


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