Tuesday, 19 November 2013

CRAFTY TUESDAY

That's right I don't normally get to craft on a Tuesday with working but I've swapped a day this week and working Friday instead

On the plus side it felt like I had a bonus craft session today so here's my card entry for the joint CAS-ual Fridays and Curtain Call Challenges. I've got to admit that having seen lots of the Curtain Call inspirational photos, I've never sat down and entered their competition but the crisp weather today got me in the mood for a wintery Christmas tree. AND having used Clearly Besotted stamps for my card I'm going to be cheeky and pop another entry into their Christmas Challenge too.

I'm trying out a brand new challenge, for me this week, at Merry Monday and as the theme is 'Trees with Bling' I simply couldn't resist!




The Image & Sentiment are from the Clearly Besotted range - Autumn Flowers & Pretty Poinsettias stamps. Not sure if you can see from the photo but I've smeared fluffy stuff onto the 'branches' then heat embossed it to give a snowy impression. The 'baubles are some flower sprinkles from my stash with brads in the centre. I've also added some silver gems as sparkly lights.

   



Here's a second card which I couldn't decide whether to post or not but here goes - it's another entry from me to the Less is More challenge (using DP in a CAS way).



The design paper, ribbon and gems are from my stash, the sentiment is from Uniko Studio and I've used an MFT Die-namics sentiment strip for the greeting with a Cuttlebug swirly embossing folder.

Thank you for all your get well messages - my cough and cold seem to be clearing up so it's back to work tomorrow. Enjoy your evening.


Sarah

19 comments:

  1. Your first card is gorgeous sarah, really caught my eye. Love your 2nd card too. Nice and bright

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  2. such pretty cards! thanks for playing along at the Curtain Call!

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  3. Fantastic cards, Sarah!! I do believe it's safe to say you have another winner on your hands with that first sparkling tree card!! I love it to pieces!! Hugs, Darnell

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  4. Both cards are beautiful...love how you created the tree in the first card and the cute little gift package with the orange ribbon really pops against the white background!!!!

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  5. Wow, your first card is fantastic. I love how you have used the pine needles stamp from Autumn Flowers to create your tree. I wanted to create a similar card edged with a tree but couldn't find anything to use...I may just have the CASE this now! Thanks for the inspiration xx

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  6. Cute LIM card Sarah!
    Thanks so much for this second card!
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  7. Lovely cards Sarah, I love all the sparkle and bling on the first card. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

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  8. LOVE your tree card and how striking it is being off center. CAS and perfect! :0)

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  9. Love the bling on your first card! Fabulous! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  10. Oh my!! The top card is incredible!! Love it!!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge Blog!

    Jessica Kephart
    www.homespunelegance.blogspot.com

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  11. oh I really like your Christmas tree card with the fluffy snow on those branches!! Absolutely beautiful!

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  12. Your tree is beautiful; so unique. Love it.

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  13. Your tree card is stunning - so stylish! Love the brightly coloured present too :o) Hugs, Lisa x

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  14. What a beautifully decorated tree, Sarah! I love those snow encrusted branches and how it's not all on the page! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

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  15. Love your take on the challenge, Sarah. Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

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  16. Lovely tree, very creative. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday for the first time this week.

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  17. Congratulations on your LIM win! You make great cards! xx

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  18. You clearly have unlimited creativity because every card you create is just amazing! x

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