Saturday, 22 January 2022

More Silver and Gold for the CAS Christmas Card Challenge .......

Welcome to the weekend! .......

This one is going to be pretty much like last weekend ..... more birthday celebrations!  I told you January was a busy month!

It's been a busy week too ..... most of it spent in the craft room, working with a new release coming soon, from Sweet Poppy Stencils.  New stencil designs and new stamp sets ...... you're going to love it! I'll be back with lots more details on that soon.

I did make time to play along at CAS Christmas again, before the challenge closes on the 24th  ....... well, all my festive stamps are still to hand so it would be a shame not to use them!

The theme is Silver and Gold ....... I love this combination!  Perfect for all sorts of cards, but works so well for festive designs ...... not easy to photograph though!!

I used the pretty Christmas Circlet from Penny Black ....... stamped and heat emobssed in gold, slightly off the edge of my card.

I then used a sparkly silver gel pen to colour in the leaves on the wreath, and Paperartsy's Gold paint for the berries ..... so pretty

A few gold paint splatters ....... to use up the paint ........ and a simple Christmas sentiment stamped in gold, inside the wreath to finish off.  

So clean and simple but very elegant I think ........ will definitely be making more!

Here's another very quick and easy card, and about as CAS as you can get .......

Stamped in silver and gold inks, and a tiny die cut star on the top ...... done!

Again, another one perfect for batch making!

More birthday celebrations this weekend, it's Chris's turn on Monday.  Won't be quite as busy as last weekend ......... this one was 30!!!!

There was lots of food and wine ...... dry Janaury was put on hold for the weekend!

At least I didn't have to cook .......

Things were a little quieter on her actual birthday .......  a meal out at our favourite place.

My little girl is growing up!!

Thanks for popping by ..... I hope you have a lovely weekend.

Cheerio until next time .......

Stamps: Christmas Circlet (Penny Black); Berry Sprays (Woodware) for the Merry Christmas sentiment; Eclectica stamp set ELB10 - Lin Brown (PaperArtsy) for the tree;  Scribbly Christmas (Tim Holtz) for the Season;s Greetings 
Inks: Versamark; Gelicata Metallic ink - Golden Glitz, Silvery Shimmer
Others: Gold Embossing Powder (WOW!); Sparkly Silver gel pen; Fresco Finish Chalk Paint - Gold (PaperArtsy); 


Mac Mable said...

Both cards are fabulously CAS and an extra WOW for the first eye catching and stunning card Linda x. You sure know how to party ...continue to enjoy x

HilaryJane said...

that wreath looks so stylish and those fine splatters are the perfect finishing touch. the Christmas tree is perfect just on it's own. Glad you enjoyed the meal and party xx

Bonnie said...

Two more elegant Christmas cards, Linda! Love that wreath and the pretty sentiment stamped inside! The little tree is adorable!

Vicky Hayes said...

Such a happy post Linda - lovely to see the photos of you celebrating with your family! Stunning cards too using that classy colour duo. Vicky x

Julia Aston said...

Two beautiful cards Linda! Your wreath is so pretty stamped off the edge and colored with the gold and silver and your little dotted tree is so cute in it's gold pot on one end and star on the other! Happy 30th to your beautiful daughter - looks like 2 lovely celebrations for her! Julia xx

Christine Alexander said...

Two very elegant cards. I love the off the edge stamping with the wreath and you perfectly CAS tree :)

Mrs.B said...

Two fabulous cards Linda, I love the wreath, stunning.
Looks like a great birthday celebration.
Avril xx

Cathy said...

Such a pretty wreath Linda, beautiful in the gold and silver, Cathy x