Monday, 14 November 2011

CAS At Make My Monday

Good morning everyone, Monday is here again! Being the start of the week, we have a new challenge for you over at Make My Monday, continuing with our theme for November which is Christmas.
This week the challenge is to make a Clean and Simple Christmas Card Focusing On The Sentiment.
I have to admit that I really struggled with this one as I find less is more cards a real challenge as I keep wanting to add more!
I managed to restrain myself though and here's the result.


I started off with a really lovely sentiment from the Polka Doodles Christmas Fun clear stamp set, stamping with black and heat embossing with clear powder. I coloured in the holly leaves and berries with glaze pens.
I then stamped on the holly sprigs (Papermania) with VersaFine Spanish Moss ink, adding colour to the berries with Crimson Red before stamping. I painted a little Crushed Olive Distress ink on the leaves to add colour. And that's it - done!
This has to be the quickest card I've ever made (although it took a while to think it up!) and also the one with the shortest instructions - which I'm sure you'll appreciate!

The Design Team have made some fabulous inspiration for you to feast your eyes on so do pop over for a peek.
I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Christmas Card Challenges - Deck The Halls - Holly or Wreaths
Less Is More - One Layer Leaves
Wags 'n' Whiskers - Christmas

Have a good week.
Fliss xx

30 comments:

Dots Dabbles said...

This is sooo beautiful Fliss. A wonderful CAS card!
Dot x

craftattack said...

Lovely card! Hugs, Valerie
Have a good week!

Fiona said...

This is beautiful Fliss and a fabulous CAS creation.

Suzi B said...

this a fabulous CAS card Fliss ..love the sentiment. This is just right for LIM theme this week which is leaves
Suzi B xx

Anonymous said...

Clean and simple? I dont know how you do it Fliss, even in this catagory you manage to make your creation so utterly beautiful
Have a lovely day
hugs June x

Irene said...

Gorgeous card Fliss, clean, simple and brilliant.
Irene xx

Anonymous said...

Fliss
Clean and simple, in my mind, is amongst the most difficult styles to pull off but you pulled it off girl.
Stunning result.
Wishes
Lynne

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Fliss,,, this is lovely. Well done you at mastering this type of card!

Chrissie said...

This is a really pretty card Fliss... great colours.
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Cath Wilson said...

Very pretty, Fliss - love it x

Joan said...

Its a lovely card, clean and simple is so hard ! love the holly round the edges.

Bonnie said...

Great sentiment and beautiful holly!

Aquarius said...

A lovely card and the sentiment is great

Maggie said...

Fabulous Christmas card very festive.

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi Fliss am just working on something with your stamps at the moment and then your message popped up !! Great card, those colours and stamps are beautiful such lovely rich colours and what a perfect layout too. Will let you know when I post your stamps on my blog.

Marie

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Very cute Fliss!

greetings, Alie :-)

Yvonne Garner said...

Fliss, it is lovely! I really like the coloring f the holly leaves. So realistic and yes, your card is CAS! Best, Yvonne

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A beautiful Christmas card, wonderful images.

Sandra said...

Clean and simple but very effective Fliss
Sandra x

Daniele said...

just loving the sentiment fliss, I struggle wit single layer cards as I always do something wrong
hugs

Mandi said...

Lovely card Fliss, super colouring
Great to see you
Thank you
Mandi LIM

Mynnette said...

Beautiful!!! LOVE those holly boughs--and the sentiment placement is fabulous! :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Thanks for joining this week's CCC!

stempelomi said...

a beautiful christmas card!

Marrigje said...

Beautiful card!

Jacqueline said...

Fliss this is gorgeous. your holly stamp is lovely - Jacqueline xx

Jenny said...

Gorgeous colours in your holly leaves and love the composition too :)
Jenny x

Victoria said...

I love the colouring of the holly leaves. Beautiful :)

Claire Phillips said...

Great project Fliss works well with the music score. Cheers Claire x

Vicky Hayes said...

I think it's wonderful Fliss! All that white space really draws the eye to your images. Vx