Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Magic of Christmas...Addicted to Stamps and More #169~CAS, TIME OUT Challenge #43~Christmas

Hello!

November 3rd already and guess what: yep...snow on the ground, thanks to a lovely, yet "I'm not ready yet" snowfall yesterday.  Nothing like the fall of snowflakes to amp up my festive spirit, with the accompanying realization that my Christmas card stash is low...very low! I'm committed to changing that (apparently my resolution to be 'ahead' of the season fell by the wayside. I'll blame it on my infatuation with my Halloween projects!)...and what better time than with an inspiration card for Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #169~Clean and Simple.

This week, my talented team and I invite you to create a card/project that is clean and simple.  Mine - aside from the background hours of puzzling over a design - took less than 10 minutes.  Shimmery red foil paper, an inlaid deer, a stamped sentiment....Done. Simple, fairly clean (yes, I should have more white space), and easy-peasy to reproduce. Of course, I missed that *make a few more* step...that would be far too logical *grin*


Please be sure to check out my amazing DT's cards, leave them some love, and then join us in the gallery.  This week, one of you will win:

Prize $12 gift certificate



Looking forward to seeing your CAS-ilicious creations!

I'm also linking up at:
  TIME OUT Challenge #43~Christmas

Simon Says Monday Challenge~So Glossy

Hope you enjoyed your visit; I'm most certainly delighted you took time to stop by!

Hugs,

32 comments:

~amy~ said...

Snow, already?!
Your card is beautiful..wonderfully done!

Susanne Vargas said...

The red foil looks festive and fantastic! I am smitten!
Oh no, snow on the ground? I am not ready for this!

sandie said...

Gorgeous CAS card Carol, love the red foil. Great to see you at TO

Carole said...

Love your card Carol......Christmas never seems to end never mind the magic! :) Snow? I hear you say...........well here in the UK it is unseasonably mild...but foggy and grey.........better than the white stuff though! Hugs xx

Julie B said...

My snow already, just fog around here, earliest I can remember is a fortnight off.
Love your inlaid die cut deer and a fab sentiment stamp. :)

Kamila R. said...

What a beautiful card! Very festive and I love that sentiment! Plus the shiny deer!

Jeanne said...

I always enjoy visiting, Carol. You are a delightful lady who is also a talented cardmaker. :) This card is a beauty. That inlaid deer in red is stunning! I also adore the sentiment. Thanks so much for sharing! Hugs!

*Vicki* said...

The red foil looks amazing on this card!! I love it!! :)

Jeanne J said...

Oh No! Snow already? I know I'm not ready .. I can just imagine how you felt! CAS yes, but great details.. the embossing around the edge and the shimmery foil! The reindeer die is yummy!

Marisa said...

Love that stag image! Lovely Christmas card. No worries, you have company as I haven't started my Christmas cards yet. Figured you would have some snow by now! Definitely getting cooler out!! Soup season has begun :)

I Card Everyone said...

REally gorgeous, c LOve your design and that fabby red foil paper ... me thinks you should come NOW for that visit ... 70 degrees here! Though I hope I didn't just jinx it ...
=]

Lori said...

Very pretty with that shimmery red! Wow - you already have snow?

Barb Ghig said...

I love that you chose red foil for your inlaid die cut, Carol! Your deer is so elegant and your CAS design is stunning!
So sorry you're dealing with snow already...yikes!

Shelly said...

This is beautiful, Carol!!

Lisa Kind said...

So sorry about the snow...it was in the 70s today in Buffalo, NY...VERY unusual for November! Anyway, I love your card! I bet that foil is so pretty in person! Thanks for taking the Time Out to play with us!

Geri said...

Love the inlaid leaping deer! Is that the new SU red shimmer paper? Looks great! In my humble opinion, I'd say that the amount of white space is perfect! The elements are all so nice and clean & tidy and maintain a very 'airy' feel to your card!

Marlene Bonetti said...

What a beautiful shiny card, Carol! Our family from Canada sent us some snow pics and I enjoy the, I guess, the last few fall days. Winter is coming!
Have a great day!
Marlene

Petra Swart said...

Love that leeping deer in the wonderful shimmer paper, Carol!!!! The sentiment is really great and the two little birds are so cute!!!! To me, this is a lovely CAS card with more than enough white space!!! Beautiful!!!
Hugz

Happy Dance said...

It's been in the 60s and 70s (15-20sC) here all week. I won't complain as we'll have plenty of that white stuff for months and months! As to your card.... Sheer brilliance my friend. LOVE that shimmer and that reindeer leaping right off your card. Gorgeous red. Fantastic card! Love it! Bev

Charlene said...

WOW snow!! I like to visit, but don't want to live in it lol! And your card is fabulous!!!! I love the foil, and leaping deer fabulous!!!! Stay warm :-)

Anita in France said...

Oh deer (haha) ... snow ... so soon ... sending you some sunshine to melt it away for a while, Carol! Gorgeous, shimmery card ... love the festive red with the crisp snowy white ... and what a fabulous sense of movement with that leaping deer! Delighted to have you playing along with us at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)

Monika Reeck said...

Lovely Image and red
and adorable sentiment you have Miss C
looks like a card made by fabrique
lovely CAS style
and it was 1 year or 2 years I did not visit you
assingment comment from DT member is much and I am so sorry if I visit you once in two weeks as the same Teammate
I hope you can forgive me miss C
I love your cards all.
and see you maybe soon on my DT card for ATSM
hugs
Monika

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I love this!

Dana said...

Oh so pretty! I LOVE the inlayed reindeer!! Fabulous design too!!

Lilian YF said...

That's gorgeous!!! Love it!!!
Lilian
The Leaf Studio

Jill Vickers said...

Sorry to hear that you have snow already in Canmore - I love winter but it is a little bit early, isn't it?! We were 20 degrees in Toronto this week - crazy weather!
I love the red foil - super shiny and perfect for Christmas - great CAS design! Thanks for playing along at Time Out! Jill

Greta said...

Beautiful!

stempelfrida said...

Ohhh, I love this deer! And the shimmer red card stock is so nice and festive! Creative regards from your team-mate stempelfrida

Anna-Karin said...

Beautiful card! Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

Neets B said...

Love the red, so rich and perfect for Christmas. There's something really elegant about deer too, and this one is beautiful. The sentiment co-ordinates perfectly too xx

Bobby said...

Please do not use that four letter word, Carol. lol We've been spoiled and I hope it keeps up. I love that deer cut and it is lovely in red foil.

Joyce said...

Less than 10 minutes? Really? This is a stunner. Really love that red deer. Rudolph has nothing on him.