Saturday, 23 August 2014

CAS Christmas

Hello everyone, I hope you are enjoying day one of the August Bank Holiday Weekend if you are here in the UK.  I have another Christmas card to share today featuring a cute Crafter's Companion stamp.


It was really quick to colour and the Memory Box die took care of the sentiment...simples!!

I was inspired by these challenges

ABC Christmas Challenge - Q for Quick and Easy
Penny's paper crafty challenge #191 - Christmas, Children or Critters (2nd entry)
CHNC #191 - Merry and Bright

Before I go and get the pony in for the night I just want to share a picture of a house guest that I caught creeping out of her door on Wednesday morning!!


They must like her company because we had a visitor of the same variety last year. On that occasion I was scared witless as I went to pick up what I thought was a stray piece of horse poo (wearing appropriate gloves of course!!) and it tried to get out of my hand....eugh!!

Anyway on that note I'm off to do yard duties. Toodles for now xx

31 comments:

Di said...

Oh this is lovely Sarah! i never think to use that die at the top of a card - it looks great and so good with the adorable image :)

Not so sure about ole 'Hoppy' there but I bet if the Snippets Playground girlies realise you've got a pony they'll come dashing over to play! :)

Hugs, Di xx

Hazel said...

Sarah love your card, it's cute and makes me smile. Hazel xx

Michelle said...

Aaaawww I like the house guest lol. Gorgeous CAS card Sarah. The sentiment die looks fantastic on this card. Michelle x

Laine said...

Stunning Sarah, love Humphrey.
Laine
xx

Annette said...

I have that die and have only used it at the bottom of a card, it looks fab to include an image there too. I'll have to log that idea! :0)
I think I would have run a mile seeing the visitor. Mind you, when we kept chickens they found one in the bushes and ate it. Olive, one of our first batch, was running around the garden being chased by the others with its legs hanging out of her beak! Yuk.. I didn't eat the eggs for that week.!
Hugs
Annette
xx

Inkyfingers said...

I'm always on the look out for Christmas cards that are easy to post Sarah and this is a fab example. That die is not one I've come across and I love the way you have used it. I think your tiny visitor will be very offended that you thought he was a stray piece of horse poo!!!! Perhaps he deserves a kiss and you might get a surprise!
Have a great weekend.
Hugs
Carol x

Doreen said...

Gorgeous card,love the image and layout.xxx

Julie Beech said...

Great idea to include the image on the bottom half of the die cut sentiment.
Gosh I bet you got a shock when you went to pick it up Sarah. I remember being in Scotland around the beginning of September and the lane from the beach to our cottage was covered in the things! Talk about hopscotch! x

Sue said...

Fab house guest LOL Sarah..your card is great I keep forgetting to get that die! thanks for reminding me ..have a great bank holiday weekend huggles Sue xx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous cas card Sarah. Love the die and sweet image.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend
Lorraine x

Carol S. said...

Brilliant card and loving these CAS cards. Thanks for more inspiration. It's going to make Christmas cards a bit easier this year. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Chrissy said...

Fabulous Christmas card Sarah..love the cute elephants...but not the frog..I would have run a mile especially if I had picked it up..eek..

luv CHRISSYxx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Sarah, I love the cute image and fabulous CAS design.
Sue xx

Lucy Woods said...

Lovely bright and bold Xmas card! Love the cute image and great die!
Eek I would have screamed at your little visitor!! Lol
Lucy x

Janice said...

This is lovely Sarah, and the first time I've seen that die used at the top of a card not the bottom! I like the result. Not so sure if I like toady though... They are ugly devils! Jx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I love Humphrey and this is a great cas card

aussie aNNie said...

My fav Christmas die...this is just gorgeous, love the image and style used..xx
♥aNNie


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Michelle said...

Oh wow - im back again with my DT hat on lol - you must think im mad! This is a gorgeous card with lovely colours and layout. Thank you for joining us this week at Penny's Paper-Crafty and good luck - Michelle x

Caz s said...

This is lovely, thank you for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty. And good luck.

Caz xx PPC DT

Jenny L said...

Hi Sarah,
beautiful card.
You could batch make this quite easily.
Now to your quest you caught sneaking out.
We live near a lake at the back of our bungalow, and if we are not careful we could have such a guest visit us.
One time a rat tried to visit us, so we don't leave the door open now, and have had to stop feeding the birds as this also attracted the rats.
Bit we see lots and lots of Dragon Flies.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

cm said...

Such a delightful card with the little critters sporting their Christmas outfits. The Memory Box die is a wonderful special touch! Clean, simple and oh-so-pretty! The house guest photo...wow! He's quite the size...Thank you for sharing your sweet card at ATSM!
~c

Deepti said...

Awwww such a sweet Christmas card, I love how beautifully u colored the images :) thank you for sharing with ATSM !

MaryH said...

Love the way you've used this great MB die. That's such a sweet image and colored with your usual skills. Love the way you left the diecut long enough to stamp your cuties.This would make a terrific assembly line card. Had a chuckle at your visitor and can just picture you picking up the debris and finding it moving in your glove! UGH! Maybe the pony's room is nice & cozy & invites this kind of visitor. Happy week ahead and TFS. Hugs

Jane Savage said...

Gorgeous card, Sarah, love that sentiment die! My cat bought a live frog into the house once! I still feel faint thinking about it!! xx

Pollard Carole said...

Brilliant CAs card love this cute image and great MB die. you must have got a shock when this started moving in your hand he's big !! Love and Happy Crafting Hugs Carole x

Mojca said...

Waaaw I love the CAs look of your card Sarah and the image is so cute! Hugs! Mojca

Sue said...

Very sweet card and love how you used the die-cut sentiment! Thank you for joining us at ATSM and hope to see you again soon.

Whisper said...

Oooo what an absolutely fabby image, i so love elephants and a great CAS design too, Luv Sam x

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

A fab CAS card! Such a cute image and I love this die-cut sentiment.
Rebecca.

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 191 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for August - I'd love to see it there too. x

Helen said...

Awww...such a sweet card!
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x