Monday, 22 November 2021

It's started! ...........

Happy Monday .........

It's a bit of a chilly one here.  We've had our first frost this morning ......... brrrrrr!  Winter is coming!

Did you have a nice weekend?  It was a bit of a quiet one here so I decided to round up all the Christmas decorations ready to make a start on the trees.
Ooops! It looks like the day we moved in, again ...... there's boxes everywhere!  
Have we really got that many baubles ..........

Apparently ..... yes we have!  

I did make a start ...... the first tree was up in no time and not a bauble in sight

Then Mr Buble arrived, and Lauren joined in, and the first decorated tree is done ...... I think!
Looking at it in the daylight it might just need a few extras here and there.

Anyway, enough of the trees, I've got two cards to share with you for the final challenges this year at CAS Mix Up and CAS Christmas

CAS Mix Up is a Stencil challenge this month with the theme .....Stencil Monoprinting

Here's a really quick and easy card using a stencil monoprint that I found in my stash, along with a pretty frame die from Penny Black

The print was done by applying Distress Inks directly from the ink pad onto the stencil, spritzing with a little water, and then laying the inky stencil down onto a piece of watercolour card.
Mop up any excess ink, gently lift the stencil, and voila!!  One piece of pretty printed cardstock.

I used the Penny Black die to ........ a) cut out the frame from the centre of a square of white card, and b) to cut the frame from the printed card.
I then placed the white die cut frame back into the square card and inlaid the coloured pieces to create the complete square.

  I mounted this on a larger square cardblank, added a simple sentiment and a few sparkly gemstones.

CAS Christmas is all about ...... Christmas Critters

You can't get much more CAS.  The background was an embossing folder with just a touch of added glitter

Stamped and die cut this little guy ......

Added some colour using ZIG Markers ....... stamped my sentiment on the bottom of the card and attached the polar bear off to the side

Another Christmas card done!

Thanks for popping by ..... enjoy the rest of your day.
It's time to sort through those boxes and get another tree done I think ......... are you ready Mr Buble!? 

Cheerio until next time ........

Products used:
CAS Mix Up
Stencil: Floral Layering Stencil (Tim Holtz)
Inks: Distress Inks - Aged Mahogany, Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed
Other: Framed die (Penny Black); Sentiment Strip (Simon Says Stamp); Self adhesive gems

CAS Christmas
Stamps: Polar Bear Pals (My Favourite Things); Christmas Time 3 (Tim Holtz) - for the sentiment
Inks: Versafine Clair - Nocturne; Versafine - Crimson Red
Others: Polar Bear Pals Die-namics (My Favourite Things); Quickie Glue Pen; Fine Crystal Glitter; ZIG Clean Color Brush Markers


Christine Alexander said...

two great cards Linda, love that frame around your mono print and your bear looks like he's having so much fun skating around. Thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas

Loll said...

You already have two trees up in your house??!! Wow! And I'm sure you'll have a lot more. Mr. Buble would really help the decorating spirit. :) I hope to manage one tree this year. LOVE this beautiful monprint card. The colours are gorgeous with the pretty rose print. And I love that framing! Your polar bear skating is adorable and makes me smile. Love the design with the bear being the star. xx

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful stenciled roses with DI's, Linda...loved your choice of ink colors and framing. Sweet, sweet skating polar bear Christmas card too. TFS your wonderful cards and your photo of your Gorgeous 1st Christmas tree. I can't wait to see more deco..trees, etc in your new home:-) Happy Holidays to all the family. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Barb Ghig said...

Hi there, Linda ~ Your tree looks amazing and your stencil monoprint card is gorgeous...such a beautiful frame, too! I love the movement and simplicity on your Christmas card! Your skating polar bear is perfect and your scripty sentiment is lovely! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at CAS Christmas!

Viv said...

2 great makes Linda - and I am now wanting that PB die which has framed your gorgeous stencil monoprint perfectly! x

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful example of stencil monoprint, Linda! And so beautifully framed! Love the sweet skating bear with the snowy background! One beautiful Christmas tree up and ready to enjoy!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Beautiful Christmas trees in your house, Linda! You do have so many baubles!!!
I love the antique-y feel of the monoprint card. Cool framing too.
The polar bear is so cute, skating under sparkly snow! Super adorable CAS card! Always happy to see your card in the CAS Christmas gallery!
Hideko xx

Susan said...

Two fabulous cards! LOVE your stencil monoprint - lovely colours and great definition in the image. And your sweet skating bear looks perfect against the embossed snowy background - it's a wonderful CAS design. Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Christmas.