Saturday, March 3, 2018

Holly for CAS Christmas Card Challenge


Today's the day!

It's the start of our
CAS Christmas Card Challenge
and our first challenge is...

Here's my card.

I found this bit of holly (and a matching bit that I put on the inside,
tucked away in the stamp set.

You know how I'm all about using up these UFOs!

The holly has been stamped, smacked with VersaMark and clear embossed.
to give it extra body and shine.

I used the matching Die to cut it out.

The frame has been embossed with my PTI Texture Plate.

A few sequins give it a festive flair.

I hope you'll join us at
CAS Christmas Card Challenge
Can't wait to see your holly entries.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Happy Holly Days (HA), Yuletide (Kaisercraft)
Ink:   Onyx Black (Versafine), VersaMark
Paper:   Neena
Other:  Copic Markers, Clear EP, Stitched Rectangles Die (SSS), Linen Texture Plate (PTI)


jimlynn said...

I'm going to have to look and see if I have anything that resembles holly and play along! Love your card and the sprig of holly looks great.

nancy littrell said...

I love how you added the gorgeous heat eb and die cut holly sprig to decorate your framed wonderful Christmas sentiment. Adding a bit of texture to your frame was such a nice touch along with your colorful sequins. TFS your CAS beauty, Bonnie.

Congratulations to you and Loll for another awesome challenge blog. You girls are amazing and sure do inspire all of us. Thank you so much. With Love and Hugs...Nancy

Julia Aston said...

A beautifully framed sentiment with the lovely holly in the corner - the sequins are the perfect adornment in the red and green! I love that subtle embossed background! Congrats on your new challenge Bonnie! Julia xx

Mac Mable said...

Such an elegant and beautiful CAS Christmas card. Many congratulaions on your new challenge and thank you for the wonderful inspiraiton x

Marcia HIll said...

CAS perfection Bonnie! Your Holly is gorgeous and I just love that frame you used too! And perfect finishing touches with the red & green sequins along with the sentiment. Lovely, lovely card my friend, and congrats on this new venture...I'm going to LOVE it!! :0)

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

How lovely this is Bonnie! Great colouring and I love the linen textured frame! Have a great weekend my friend! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Darnell said...

Mmmm, this is fabulous, Bon-Bon! I love the wide textured frame around that pretty sediment font, garnished with a sprig of holly! As I told Lolly (and am copying here), I so appreciate that the two of you have started a third challenge in your series to help us build our stash all year long and avoid the last-minute panic from September-December 1st, when cards really should be ready for mailing, especially overseas, and especially if you have more than a dozen cards to make! I also know that if you make cards all year, it's easier to donate them, because hospitals and other charities often want your cards 2-3 months before the holiday. Bless you! Hugs, Dolly

Nancy Stislow said...

How I love the texture in that paper, Bonnie! I may have to get that folder. Initially I thought it was the paper that was just like that but it enhances your work so beautifully! What a beautiful, CAS design!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Bonnie, love the texture in your frame, I think I have that texture plate too! Cathy x

Papercraft Boutique said...

Congratulations on the launch of the CAS Christmas Card Challenge, Bonnie! I’m so happy to be part of the celebration!
The Linen Texture impression is the perfect choice for the frame. I love the contrast between the shiny clear-embossed holly and the sequins, and the subtly embossed frame with a nice organic feel! Hideko xx

Christine Alexander said...

Bonnie, congratulations to you and Loll on a great challenge and I'm so happy to be part of the team.
Beautiful card, I love that linen texture embossing folder you used, it's so subtle. A perfect combination with that delicate holly. Awesome card and awesome challenge :)

MaryH said...

A wonderful card for the 1st CAS Christmas challenge. I love holly and I'm loving that texture plate! The pop of the holly colors sparks the lovely cream of the card base. So pretty. TFS & Hugs

LeAnne said...

Oooh, goodie! Another Christmas card challenge, I love it! Can't wait to play...your holly is divine!

Colleen said...

Yeah, I am so excited for this challenge because I am really a CAS girl at heart! your card is awesome, Bonnie!!

Trina P. said...

Beautiful card, Bonnie. Love the striking CAS design with the embossed wide frame. Having the holly the only element that is in colour is brilliant and draws your attention.
Congratulations on starting another fun challenge. So thrilled and honoured to be on your team and being inspired by you. Eeeeeek! xx

Loll said...

Love your design Bonnie. Always great when you can use some UFO's! :) The texture plate really adds something special to your card front. The holly and berries are so bright and beautiful with the clear embossing over top. So excited to be starting this new adventure with you, my sweet friend!! xx

JoAnn said...

Beautiful CAS Christmas card. Love the texture frame and the pretty holly snippet. Always nice to use those UFO's. :)

Jo Manna said...

My zealous adventurous friend, a BIG CONGRATS on the new addition of challenges. Loving the white frame, the texture on it brings out that shiny holly all coupled with red and green sequins to draw the eye towards the sentiment. A BEAUTY!! xx

Susan said...

Love that PTI texture plate - it adds so much interest but lets the card stay CAS. Beautiful holly with the clear embossing - great idea to give it more substance that way. And perfect embellishing with the small scattering of festive sequins.

I'm so excited about the new challenge and being on the DT - what a great idea to run a Christmas challenge!!

Bobby said...

Beautifully CAS, Bonnie. I never get that must texture from my PTI texture plate even with a shim.

Sandy said...

Beautifully made Bonnie!
Sandy xx

Lindsey said...

Fabulous CAS card Bonnie! I love the little extra touches with the rhinestones and the dry embossing- fab x