Monday, 9 November 2015

Cutie CAS

Good morning lovely peeps. Guess what?.....Another Christmas card from me today.
This time a little CAS number as my DT piece for


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This was one of those cards that nearly ended up "recycled" several times and I'm still not really happy with it. I love the stamp, love the "free" embossing folder but somehow it just doesn't work. There is shading on her coat (what possessed me to colour it red I don't know!!) which is hardly visible in the picture, so sorry for the "flat" look. Anyway pop over to the main blog to have a look at what my teamies have made...they have nailed it!!

Where I failed with this card I, more than, made up for on our shopping trip on Saturday.!! Because the weather was so foul, and town was really quiet, we got everything on the list in super quick time and had time for a hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows!!

I'm playing here

Christmas Card Challenges #49 - anything goes
Passion for Promarkers #321 - Embossing
Creative Fingers #97 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #300 - Winter
Penny Black and More November Challenge - Anything Christmas

I apologise in advance for the fact that I shall not be visiting very much for the next week or so as real life is butting in...again...how very rude!!

Until next time take care xx

51 comments:

Doreen said...

Love the fab image and details,just gorgeous.xxx

Veerle said...

Sarah, that penguin is sooooo cute love this image. Beautiful cas card.
Hugs, Veerle x

aussie aNNie said...

Well I am pleased you did not put it in the re-cycle bin Sarah as I think it's the cutest CAS card and what else I like that you got it coloured perfectly.xx
 { aNNie}

Brenda said...

I think this is a darling card! I love the image, the colors and the coloring are superb and its designed perfectly! I pray life settles down for both of us, the past couple weeks and the next couples have been kinda crazy for me. BTW, you should enter 'Define Good' in the TCP Tuesday Challenge...I don't think it closes until Monday night.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

It's very cute and works beautifully but I would just add a little something, maybe 3 random enamel dots on the right hand side. Very cute image x

Squirrel x said...

I love this stamp too hun, she is a real sweetie (watch out on my blog this week). I know exactly what you mean about red - I love the colour, but honestly, it's a bugger to work with. Gorgeous CAS card, love her. Hugs xx

Julie B said...

Love that cute image and what a fab embossed sentiment. :)

Sue said...

Sarah - you definitely should n't be so hard on yourself! I think the colouring is lovely (you know my views on red dread)! Plus you have created a really stylish CAS card which is no mean feat - this I know because I find CAS more difficult than fussy! So, there you are - I love this card... have a good week.
Sue...xxx

brenda said...

Liking the CAS design Sarah, the image really pops out from the white space.

Many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

Laine said...

I love this little beauty Sarah. Wonderful image and CAS design. Glad we got to see it. Its charming!
Laine
xx

cotnob said...

A sweet CAS card Sarah, such a lovely image and I think your colouring looks fine - I avoid red whenever possible, I always end up overdoing it!
Pauline
x

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Hi Sarah...I think this is so cute...i just love the sweet image...and the CAS look.....Hope you are not too busy this week....and have a bit of crafty time....Joolsx

Annette said...

Oooh I have this stamp too and LOVE IT. It's perfect Sarah, but I know exactly what you mean about cards that get recycled a dozen times before they end up 'finished'. Hope this week improves for you.

Karon said...

Wonderful card and love the embossing! TFS

MaryH said...

This is BEAUTIFUL! Her coat looks just fine (but I know what you mean about the shading not showing in the photo)...however, it does and the little penguin showed up with gorgeous shading! It's a darling image, doesn't look flat at all. Love the way you've used the border folder. That's an elegant touch to a cute image, and putting the silver behind it, wow! Good job all round, I'd say. Your coloring is great. Glad you had time to enjoy a warm drink. Big hugs & TFS. Have a terrific week.

Chrissy said...

A perfect CAS card Sarah..so cute.

luv CHRISSYxx

Donna said...

Beautiful CAS card Saram, love the embossed Merry Christmas and super sweet image. I'm so pleased you didn't recycle this card! Thanks for joining in with us this week at Passion for Promarkers :) Donna ♥ x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous cas card Sarah, love the sweet image.
Lorraine x

Hazel said...

Sarah, I love this card. Hazel X

Lisa xx said...

Mmmm you can't beat a marshmallow in your hot chocolate!!! But anyway back to the card....absolutely adorable xx

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful card Sarah. x

Tracey said...

I don't know what you're talking about Sarah - you have definately nailed it! I love your card & that image is so cute :o)
Hugs
Tracey
xx

Lucy Woods said...

Aww what a cute stamp!!! I've not done cas in ages! Prob as I'm rubbing at it lol! I must try for this challenge tho!
Lucy x

Carol S. said...

Love your card and beautifully coloured cute image. This is not recycleable!!!! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Sue Nicholson said...

Beautiful CAS card, just perfect cheers Sue N x

Heidi Brawley said...

Oh it is very Adorable!!!!!!!!

The Crafty Den said...

Really cute card Sarah. I love the adorable image and your colouring is fab. The embossing looks fantastic and I love the CAS layout. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Wendy said...

Gorgeous CAS Christmas card Sarah, adorable image.
Wendy xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sarah,
what a great card, and lovely embossing too.
Such a cute image as well.
I have to sit on my hands to make a CAS card. LOl.
Lots of crafty love. Jnny L.

Michelle said...

Not to worry Sarah - this looks like a gorgeous CAS card - don't we beat ourselves up with our creations? I do it all the time lol. I think you coloured her coat red because it is a Christmassy image so goes perfectly well for this. Glad you had a productive time in shopping and did you buy some hotdogs and enjoy them? lol - hugs - Michelle x

Jane Savage said...

Oh hush and shush, your card is fab-a-roony, Sarah! I love the embossed sentiment and your colouring looks ace to me! Luuurve that image! Is that you and hubby after your shopping trip! I’m guessing you’re the one in the hat!!! :) xxx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Oh my gosh, I am totally in love with that image...I think I need a pet penguin to have cocoa with!! Love it Sarah! hugs :)

coops said...

so stunning sarah.i love your cas design and gorgeous fun image ;D

xx coops xx

Kat W said...

Eeeek, I've been AWOL again and missed lots of lovely cards on your blog!
And yes, I'm including this latest card in that because it *is* lovely. It's hard to love a card that just didn't turn out quite how you planned but I think the layout with the embossed sentiment is fab, and that image is adorable :-)
Big hugs, Kat xx

Big hugs, Kat xx

Gail said...

Sarah, this is fabulous. The image is wonderful and I adore that embossing. What a very cute card! Hugs, Gail

JoAnn said...

What a cute card with that adorable imae and nice embossin. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

Janice said...

Gee you're hard to please - I love it! What a super embossed sentiment and a sweet image, lovely card Sarah, Jx

*Vicki* said...

This is indeed as CUTE as they come Sarah!! :) I love your CAS style and your wee little image with the penguin has stolen my heart!! So cute! Be sure to stop by my blog today for a chance to win a Whimsy Stamps card kit of your choice!
Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
My Blog: Stamp Smiles

Lisa S. said...

That image is adorable Sarah, wish you'd link this up at ABC Christmas Challenge. We are having a Wild Thing challenge this time. :)

susiestacey said...

Lovely card far too cute Sarah. Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More @ Allsorts and good luck x Susan x

Pollard Carole said...

So hard on yourself the image is so pretty and its a lovely design I always hate doing red for me its the colour you can never get perfect. I love your card.So glad you had a good shopping trip we did the same in Newcastle on Monday the shops were not busy at all Love and hugs Caroe x

Annie said...

love that cute image! and a fabby festive card you made.
hugs, annie x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, child, you are MUCH too hard on yourself! First of all, if that isn't the cutest image anywhere, I don't know what is, and second of all, I think your coloring is A+! And your design is CASlicious!! Hugs, Darnell

Cindy said...

Very cute card. Love the image and the embossing. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Catz.

Asha said...

I see nothing wrong with this card .... it's gorgeous... you here? GORGEOUS! lol. Sometimes we are our own critics... I should know. Trust me, this card is lovely, Sarah.
hugs Asha

Andreja L. said...

WoW what a lovely card you made :-))
Hugs, Andreja

Shirley said...

A gorgeous CAS card Sarah and perfect for our Christmas themed challenge at Penny Black and More this month.Thank you for entering our challenge and good luck in our prize draw.

Shirley

Lynne in NI said...

Awww that is such a sweet image, LOVE it! Glad you shared this instead of recycling ;)

Jules said...

Ah .. .. that is one beautiful stamp Sarah .. .. and of course I recognise the embossed sentiment LOL!!

Many thanks for your lovely comment on my blog over the weekend .. .. my news seems so un-important in light of all the awful happenings that are dominating the news. All very scary!

Love Jules xx

Lena's Creations said...

This is so adorable, I keep going back for one more look. It put a smile on my face. Beautiful CAS card, Sarah. I always have the hardest time with CAS cards. Thank you for the inspiration!
Hugs,
Lena
Lena’s Creations

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Aww, this is such a lovely card. Such a sweet stamp and love the embossed sentiment. Gorgeous hun. Hugs, Wends x