Monday, 30 August 2010

Keep it simple - traditional christmas

Lots of new challeges starting up lately one of them that appeals to me is Keep it simple The common theme for the challege is CAS style and completed in less than 30 minutes. The first challenge is to make a Christmas Card using traditional Christmas colours.

It took the full 30 minutes to make these two, it might have been 31! All materials were pretty much gather together before the clock started, well one stamp was under the bed and the other in the roof space digging those out would have stretched the time limit LOL.   White card foms the base, Merry Christmas has a gold mat and is embossed in green, Red and Green Whisper pens add colour to the holly.   Three little green star gems add a bit of bling.   The two birds have a silver mat over a strip of white and silver ribbon.   Image stamped and embossed in silver Green and Red whisper pens add a sprig of colour.   Silver ribbon knotted for an embellisment.

If you are challenged by CAS style cards and many of us are then this might a fun challege for you as well, they did have a DT call going on don't know if it still is but there might be an opportunity for anyone interested.

18 comments:

  1. Ohh so very pretty, thanks for joining us on our first challenge over at Keep it Simple

    Clare @ KIS

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  2. Wow, not one but two cards! And both stunning, great stamping and lovely sparkle! Thanks for joining us at KIS for our first challenge :)

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  3. These are fabulous Zoe and 2 for the price of 1 too! Thanks for supporting Kis first challenge x Janet

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  4. @ beautiful cards Zoe, they are both very elegant

    Hugs Jackie x

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  5. love em both

    if the dog n bone tinkles in a while it's me :)
    xx

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  6. Beautifully done! I know what you mean about hunting down all the supplies, too - that's what always takes me the longest, LOL!

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  7. Two really nice cards, being 'simple' adds a lot of elegance to them. I just might be making a few like this, thanks.

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  8. Two beautiful CAS cards Zoe. I love the layouts on both and both are brill for this weeks challenge. Hope to see you next week and thanks so much for joining our first challenge hugs Pascale x

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  9. Oh wow these are gorgeous and way beyond me, it would take me hours and even days to make something similar. Go girl, great job. B xxx

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  10. Hehehehe!!!! I can just imagine you sat there timing yourself!!!! Love them both, and 2 in 30 minutes (or so), not bad going at all xxxx

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  11. Lovely, Zoe - does you good to do something simple and quick now and again, doesn't it?

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  12. oh hun,how you did 2 in 30mins,really take my hat off to you,but I will try and get one done,just too see if I can actually do something simple he he,but as always hun,you have come up trumps,just brilliant hun,hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

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  13. I love the clean look of these Zoe. Terrific job. Annette x

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  14. These are AWESOME! So beautiful and simple!

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  15. Gorgeous cards, they look so classy.

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  16. Fantastic Zoe!!! I'm very impressed - If I'm honest my v. simple card probably took about an hour and half!! LOL!!! That's 'cause I was fussing and faffing about - CAS is soooo difficult for me to do, but I love a challenge!! You did brilliant mate!!! Thank you so much for giving us your support on our first KIS challenge!! :o) xx

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  17. Stunning cards Zoe - very elegant x Hilda

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