Sunday, 4 January 2015

Christmas Card Club Challenge 2015 #1 - CAS in Red, Green and White

Hi Crafters,
Hope you all had a wonderful New Year and didn't over indulge too much.
The new year is in full swing now and we have started our bi-weekly Christmas card challenge again and this time it was Carol's turn to choose our theme of CAS in Red, Green and White.
Now I have mentioned before how difficult I find CAS cards and this one filled me with dread but looking back at some last minute Christmas cards that I had made and not had the chance to blog yet, I found this one...

Recipe
Penny Black - Christmas Hat Cat Stamp
Promarkers
MFT Vertical Stitched Strips Die
Britannia Dies - Merry Christmas
 
I was attempting to create some flat cards for posting when I came up with this design and I think this counts as CAS, well as CAS as I can manage anyway :)
 
Challenges
CHNC Christmas Extra - January ATG
TTCRD - ATG
ABC Christmas Challenge - Z is for Zebra (Use Stripes)
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - #1 ATG +CAS
 

 
Please visit the other CCC members blogs and leave them some love (links in the tab at the top of my blog)
I know we have just gotten over Christmas and it seems a bit soon to be making Christmas cards again but making them all year round really helped me last year to have enough cards at the ready when I needed them and not be in the last minute panic as I have been other years. Maybe you'd like to give it a go too?
 
See you soon,
 
Lorraine

32 comments:

Rita said...

What a striking card Lorainne. Like you I was not looking forward to this one, but never one to back out of a challenge I managed it too. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

Doreen said...

Love the image and fab colours,this is gorgeous.xxx

brenda said...

The traditional colours always please Lorraine, I really should try and take part and make an early start on Christmas for a change.

B x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Lorraine, such a sweet image and wonderful CAS design.
Sue xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Lorraine
Fabulous card... Love the cute image....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

dutchess said...

what a fabulous image....so cute...and just like you I was dreading this challenge but it made me try something new.....with a few glittery bits cos I cant help myself xxxxxx

Camille Short said...

Very nice card!

Mrs A. said...

Your card is perfect for Carol's theme. I like the cute kitties.
Hugs Mrs A.(ValeryAnne).

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Lorraine. Love the cute image and traditional colours.
Lorraine x

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Lorraine, fabulous card, the little hedgies are gorgeous and it's a terrific C&S style, hugs Kate x

pinky said...

Perfectly merry and bright Lorraine. I love it!

MaryH said...

Lorraine, I don't feel that I do CAS well, either, but this was a fun challenge to do, with some wonderful colors (I like traditional - always!). Looks to me as though you did a fabulous job, and that is an adorable image. Loved that bright stripe dp background, and you did a terrific job with CAS! Hope your Sunday is great and that your New Year was also. TFS & Hugs

Marlies said...

A Happy New Year Lorraine. Your Christmas card is beautiful. Lovely colours, design and I love the PB images. hugs, Marlies

Carol said...

You've made a fabulous card Lorraine...just love that image, it's so cute. It's funny how different genres flummox us all, sometimes we need to step out of our comfort zones for a while...I used to be just as terrified of CAS!
Thanks for joining me on this first challenge of the year. Carol x

crafty-stamper said...

great CAS card and love the fun image
Carol x

Deonna Bemish said...

Gorgeous image and card! Thank you for sharing your work with TTCRD this week and please join us again very soon!

Carol S. said...

Brilliant CAS card and love the images. Hugs. Carol S.xx

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card

Mynn xx said...

This is totally fabulous! I LOVE the great use of traditional colors and the super sweet images you used! This is amazing! HUGS and have a great week! :) Mynn xx

PS: I've started a new holiday card making challenge and I'd love for you to come play along! We've got blog candy up! It's called CASE-ing Christmas--hope you join me there soon! HUGS! :)

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful creation with a wonderful stamp/image used along with those fabulous colours.x{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

coldwaters2 said...

Gorgeous card Lorraine love that image you have used also the lovely papers, terrific make.
hugs
lorraine x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful and fun Lorraine! Love the bright colours and that image is adorable! Great CAS holiday card! hugs :)

Jacee said...

Love your design Lorraine
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Karen Petitt said...

A gorgeous punch of bright and cheerful colours - love it! Perfectly CAS and perfect for Carol's challenge too xx

Gina Knott said...

Love this image and your colouring is gorgeous! You have done a beautiful job of the CAS style!
Hugs
Gina x

Helen said...

Awww...such a cute card!
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Carissa said...

Adorable, such a cute image and a fun card.
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge, hope to see you play again soon.
Carissa

Christine Harrop said...

I absolutely love the image you've used Lorraine. A great card all round! Caught me on the hop I'm afraid so I've only just posted my card. The naughty step for me I think! Hugs Christine xx

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your super creation for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge and CCAYR January challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DTs - thank you also for entering this for my Patterned Paper January challenge and CHNC challenge extra for January. x

scrappymo! said...

Perfect take on this fortnights theme. You have captured the clean and simple feel with just the right amount of elements!
Love that crisp striped paper too!

Suze said...

Lovely CAS card - and you have made a good start on your cards. Thanks for joining in the challenge at CHNC Extra for January.

Joan said...

Love your card with the little mouses. Thanks for playing in Christmas Cards All Year Round Challenge