Saturday, September 19, 2015

Christmas Cuddles

     My third week as a Guest Designer on the Sunday CAS challenge at The Outlawz and I'm truly enjoying it.  I've done a couple of very simple cards so far, and this week is also CAS but with some layers and dimension used in the design.  We have a new theme this week and it's one everybody loves - Anything Goes!   I used an image from Sweet Pea Stamps called "Sugar and Snowball" and took the opportunity to add one more card to my Christmas stash.

I started with a sketch from Pals Paper Arts
and colors taken from Color My Heart.


     I used my ProMarkers to color the image and then cut it into a square.   The red CS I used for the die cut frame has been hiding in my Christmas stash for nearly 3 years.  It's very heavy duty and one side is polished so that it shines.  This time, I chose to use the matte side because it worked better with the image colors and was much easier to photograph.

     Once matted, I added the entire piece to the card front, giving me layers but without a lot to distract the eye.  Afterall, I was after a CAS design but I wanted some layers and texture.  The sentiment is printed, hand-cut and matted, and adhered with dimensional dots.

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long
Crafting for all Seasons
Crafty Catz
Crafty Creations
Crafty Gals Corner
Fan-Tastic Tuesday
Hanna & Friends
Incy Wincy 
Jingle Belles
Morgan's ArtWorld
Outlawz Greetings
Paper Minutes

     It's been fun Guesting at the CAS challenge and I'm looking forward to one more week before it's over.  Any time I can work on mastering the magic of CAS, I grab it.  I'm just honored that they asked me to be Guest Designer this month.   :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie  


  1. Sweet card! Thanks for joining us at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards!

  2. Oh my this is so cute, love the little kitty.
    Linda xxx

  3. oh my goodness that sweet little kitty is just way too cute! thanks for shopping your stash with us at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥!!!

  4. What a sweet little image ... love the die cut frame ... so very glad you shopped your stash with us at Jingle Belles.

  5. Wow, love this clean design and gorgeous coloring of this sweet image. Have a great week, NC!

  6. Sensational plus!!!!! Clean and simple and SO pretty! Love your coloring on this beautiful image and it's framed out to perfection.

  7. AWE!! She is really super sweet!! Fabulous coloring and a wonderful Christmas CAS Connie! :) HUGS

  8. What A fabulous Creation Beautiful in every way...
    Thank you for taking part in the Art By Miran Challenge ... Hug Tracy

  9. What a cute Christmas card! Your coloring is gorgeous! ThnKs so much for sharing at the Pals Paper Arts this week!

  10. AWW, What a cute image! Thanks for joining our ‘digi only Challenge at Incy Wincy Designs! Hope you join up for our next challenge!
    Karen C

  11. What a sweet card! Great colouring and I love that frame around the image. Thank you for inspiring us at Color My Heart Challenge Blog.

  12. Lovely image beautifully shown off.

  13. This is such a sweet charming card love your image and coloring, she really pops out with her darling little kitten. Thanks for sharing at Crafting for all Seasons, hope to see you again. Barb

  14. Such a sweet image! Love you card NanaC! The cours are spot on!
    Dawn xx

  15. Great CAS card. Love the border around the image which is so adorable!

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Anything Goes challenge.

  16. Thanks for showing your beautiful Card for paperminutes this week.

  17. Excellent watercolor. Thanks for playing at Pals Paper Arts!

  18. Such an adorable image...and nice coloring too :) Hugs...Janie

  19. Beautiful card, thanks for sharing and joining us at CC&CC cheers Sue N x

  20. What a cute card. Thanks for joining us at Morgan's Artworld for our "For the Kids" challenge. Good luck. Hope to see you again soon.
    Lynn, MAW DT

  21. Lovely card.

    Super image,

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz

    Tracey GDT

  22. Adorable card, Connie! The border is beautiful. Thanks for joining the Color Dare.

  23. super cute! Love the colors. :)
    Thanks for playing along in the Morgan's Artworld Challenge.


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