Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Holly and Berries

     A very CAS design on today's card which has an image from Doodle Pantry.


I started with a favorite sketch from Die Cut Divas,
(from May, 2015), turned upside down and modified to add the image.
I took my colors from the photo at {Pin}spirational.

  https://www.pinterest.com/pin/141581982012940884/

     The sentiment is done with a die from Memory Box and it's actually the negative left behind from cutting out the word "Christmas" for another project.  I decided to use that left over scrap instead of throwing it away.  I paired it up with a scrap of dp I'd saved from last Christmas and the two were perfect for a 5.5" x 5.5" square card.

     I cut the holly image, added glitter to the berries, and inked the edges with distress ink before layering it on top of the papers.  I left it completely unembellished because I wanted that beautiful image to take center stage.

     Challenges:
AAA Cards
ArtbyMiran
Cardz for Guyz
Come and Get It
Clear It Out
Crazy Challenge
Crazy 4 Challenges
Creative Fingers
Digi Choosday
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
Outlawz Greetings
Papertake Weekly
Simply Papercraft

     More posts every day this week, I hope.  In the meantime, Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

25 comments:

Linda Simpson said...

So beautiful, love the holly and the berries looks fabulous with the sparkle.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Jane said...

Love that Christmas negative - always good to use up what often gets put into the bin. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

Daffodil Cards said...

Beautifully put together with lots of sparkle.

Neva Zver said...

Oh this is beautiful, what a lovely interesting card. Thanks for joining us at Come And Get It challenge.Neva

jimlynn said...

The image really does take center stage - and it's so pretty! No embellishments needed at all!
Love it.
Lynn

Donna Ellis said...

Beautiful, Connie! Love how you used the die cut, and the holly is fantastic! Hugs, de

Teresa Arsenault said...

Beautiful and elegant. hugs, Teresa

Nancy B said...

Very pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin Divas!

*Vicki* said...

This is so festively beautiful Connie! Love that "Christmas" sentiment die cut!! HUGS

CA Scrapper said...

That's a very beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.

Leslie

Ileana Carmen said...

Hello. I like your project. And the cats!

Jenny Colacicco said...

I put all my scraps in a little container on my desk and then rifle through when i need something - every so often a clear out (via a card) is called for ! Great idea :) Thanks for sharing with us at AAA Cards - Jenny :)

Georgiana said...

Thank you for joining our “2015 Sketch” Challenge this week at Die Cuttin’ Divas.

Stay Creative,
Georgiana
• Carson's Creations •
Die Cuttin’ Diva DT

Ellen said...

Lovely card, well done! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

groetjes, Ellen

Esther said...

Beautiful card and awesome take on the sketch!
Thanks for playing in Die Cuttin' Divas this week!

Gerda said...

What a very pretty card!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!
Gerda
http://cardscreations.blogspot.com

Shelly said...

What a lovely Christmas card, very traditional... I LOVE that!

Thank you for using one of our sketches at Die Cuttin Diva's. Have a GREAT weekend!
Shelly

Dawn Lancaster said...

Love your CAS card & the rich colours!
Great use of the negative from your die cutting too!
Hugs
Dawn xx

L.B. said...

Thanks for playing with DCD this week for our last sketch challenge of the year!!. This is a fun card. Love this lettering

bejko said...

Great card. I love the leaves. Thanks for sharing with us at The Crezy challenge!

Maike von maikreations said...

This is a very elegant card! Thank you for joining us over at PINspirational challenges! (Sorry for commenting late!) Hope you are having a wonderful day, Maike

Aurora Aurelia said...

Beautiful Christmas Card.. Thank you for sharing your project with us at Artbymiran Challenge #46.. Hope to see you again in our next challenge.. and Good Luck at the draw.. <3

hugs,
~RoRa

Julie Odil said...

This is very pretty, Connie. Love the sparkle! Thanks for joining our traditional Christmas challenge at Digi Choosday. Julie, DT

Aunty Sue said...

A lovely card and thanks for sharing at Digi Chooseday with our Traditional Christmas challenge. Good luck
Aunty Sue DT

Deanne Saunders said...

So pretty!!! Thanks so much for participating in our PINSPIRATIONAL challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our challenge in the new year!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper