Saturday, December 10, 2011

Christmas CASE - #1

Once again....sincere apologies for time between posts. My intention was to post my Christmas cards fairly regularly, but you know what they say about the best laid plans!!!

This year for Christmas, I have found that a lot of my cards have gone down the "non traditional" colours route. I also have CASE'd a lot of my card ideas....and put my own little twist on them. This is the 1st of my Christmas CASEs.

In 2010 I was privileged enough to be involved with Kerry Bunting and her enclave of crafters in Cards For The Troops. We have since done a couple of Christmas sessions and even a round for Mother's Day. The designs Kerry comes up with are simple, elegant and VERY reproducible. I used her card from 2010 here (scroll down to the third picture). It used the set "A Wish for Peace" which is sadly now retired. I made a few versions, with the variance being the edge of the border.

Scallop Trim Border

Pinking Hearts Border

And lastly I used the flower from the Bouquet Blossom Triple Layer Punch

I also tried to "age" this one up a bit by sponging the edges in Tim Holtz "Tea Dye" Distress Ink. Seen slightly better here....

Thanks Kerry for providing the inspiration for this lovely Chrissy card. I will be back later (and hopefully soon) with other Christmas CASE'd cards.

Thanks for popping by.

Stuff Used:
CS: (SU) Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke
Ink: (SU) Always Artichoke, SWMs in Crumb Cake and Always Artichoke, Tim Holtz "Tea Dye" Distress Ink
Stamps: (SU) A Wish For Peace (ret)
Punches: (SU) Scallop Trim Border Punch, Pinking Hearts Border Punch, Bouquet Blossom Triple Layer Punch

Lynda xx


Melissa said...

These are just lovely Lynda, elegant yes most definitely!!! Hmm think my fave border punch is the first one, though I like how they all make the card look a little different - beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

I vote for the scallop trim border!! but they all look gorgeous. I have just dropped by to say thanks for all the wonderful comments you left on my blog. I really appreciate the effort you went to, to do so many at once. I will probably put some more of my Chrissy cards up on my blog when I get the chance so it will remind me next year what I made but I won't be doing anything regular, so please don't feel you have to keep commenting! I am on holidays soon so might do some then. You are so sweet for your encouragement. Thanks so much!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

What a little beauty, Lynda! (In all variations.) I do like that stamp set ... pity it is not available. I do wish I had some more Christmas Sets ... I am kinda bored with the ones I have! Take care ... hope you are feeling better. Hugs xx

Tui Nathan said...

Wow .... your cards are fabulous Lynda .... they are definite winners in my book and I just love that gorgeous stamp set ... beautiful in every way!!!