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Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Thinking of you at Christmas

I decided to use one of my favourite stamp sets today.  It's been retired for a few years now but it will always have a place in my collection.  I've even stamped the image of this darling little bird on a rock and painted it.  No matter how I've used it, the image speaks to me and makes me smile.  This time I've used it for a CAS (clean and simple) card.  It turned out just as I had hoped.
My base is Real Red.  I've stamped on the wonderful Shimmery White specialty paper and then coloured my images using alcohol inks.  The berries on the holly glisten because I've given them a coat of Crystal Effects.  My sentiment, also from the same Beautiful Season set, is stamped using Mossy Meadow ink.  Finally those three dots beneath the sentiment are Real Red Candy Dots.

It's clean and simple but is perfect for the coming season.  I've entered my card into two challenges, both of which are all about clean and simple this time around.

The first is the SIP Challenge.


I've also decided to enter my card into the Stamping Sensations challenge since I was so kindly invited to do so.

20 comments:

  1. A lovely CAS card Heidi, great colouring. Would fit perfectly with our challenge this month at Stamping Sensations if you'd care to join in?
    http://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
    Viv (DT) x

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    1. Thank you so very much, Viv. I've taken you up on your suggestion and have entered the card in your challenge.

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  2. Such a beautiful CAS card Heidi! I love anything with birds! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper for our CAS Christmas challenge this week!

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    1. Thanks so much, Tina. This is so much like the chickadees that flock to our bird feeders during the winter months. I fell in love with the image.

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  3. wonderful card; the images aren't crowded, not alot going on on the card front, but it looks so soft & natural; tfs!

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    1. Thanks so much, Susan. I think that in this case less is definitely more.

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  4. Oh such a pretty card, love it. I missed out on that stamp set yo my great regret.

    Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month

    Joan

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    1. Thanks so much, Joan. This was available when I joined Stampin' Up! and I fell in love with the image. I'm so glad I have it. It's definitely among my "forever" stamp sets.

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  5. Beautiful CAS card!!! Love the coloring!
    Thank you for joining us at ATSM!
    Lilian
    The Leaf Studio

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    1. Thank you so much, Lilian. I love the way alcohol inks blend.

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  6. It certainly is a gorgeous image, Heidi, and you've coloured it so beautifully. Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Stamping Sensations.

    Lynne

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    1. Thanks so much for those supportive comments, Lynne.

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  7. A glorious Christmas creation Heidi and perfect for our seasonal themes (so pleased Viv gave you the heads up) , many thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

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    1. Thanks so much, Brenda. I'm glad Viv gave me the heads up, too.

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  8. Heidi, your card speak perfection loud & clear. I'm a yeller (25 in the military will do that to ya)...and I'm in love with your Holly. I too wish I had that stamp set. I look forward to seeing many more of your gorgeous cards and thank you for joining us at the Stamp Ink Paper challenge.

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    1. Thanks so much, Maggie. I have a son-in-law that's a yeller. It's always easy to tell when he loves something. This is definitely a stamp set that I'll always be keeping.

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  9. Fabulous creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  10. Hello Heidi, just wanted to say what a beautiful card you've created and so happy to see you've won at Stamping Sensations! Well done!

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    1. Thanks so much, Autumn. I appreciate your lovely comments.

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