Friday, April 03, 2020

CAS Christmas April Challenge

Hi everyone.  Welcome to the start of the April CAS Christmas challenge!  This month is hosted by Bonnie (Stamping with Klass), and she wants you to base your CAS card on a Christmas Song!  Fun, right??!! :)  So I'm Decking the Halls .... FA LA LA LA LA, LA LA LA LA!

And we are excited to have Birgit (Rapport fran ett skrivbord) Guest Designing for us again this month.  Welcome Birgit!


I used a NBUS stamp that I've had for a couple of years.  Aren't these caroling snowmen adorable! I had a fun time watercolouring them with distress inks.

Close-up ...
Decided to do a second card, this time watercolouring with lighter colours ...
This one was tricker to watercolour because Jessie stole my favourite water brush off my work desk between me making these two cards.  She chewed it until I could just barely tell what it was. Into the garbage it went (the water brush that is). :)

... and close-up ...
Hope you'll come play along and build your stash of Christmas cards throughout the year.

As I mentioned above, this is a NBUS stamp, so I'm entering my card into Darnell's new NBUS Challenge!  I'm so excited to see this challenge has returned.  I know I'll be playing along a lot as I have three, yes three, containers of NBUS items to use! :)
Thanks Dolly!!






Stamps:  Caroling Snowmen (Whipper Snapper
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Black permanent (Versafine); Real red (SU!); Distress inks:  Crushed Olive, Faded Jeans, Broken China, Black Soot (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  water brush, red chalk

Challenges:
CAS Christmas April Challenge - Christmas Song
NBUS Challenge #13


28 comments:

Liz said...

What a fun stamp Loll, great cards. xx

Trina P. said...

Glad you clarified it was the water brush and not Jessie that you threw away in the garbage. 😂 That stamp image is adorable. Since both colour pallets are non-traditional, love them both.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Loll this is such a darling Christmas card design. Beautifully colored too.

Leslie Miller said...

Makes you wonder how you could have left them NBUS all this time. I'm always shaking my head at myself. These carolers are darling. Love them colored both ways!

Barb Ghig said...

Oh my goodness...your little caroling snowmen are adorable, Loll! Beautiful watercoloring, too...I love both cards!
You have three containers of NBUS items? Oh my...it sounds like you'll be enjoying Darnell's challenge :) Take care, my friend ~ xx

Christine Alexander said...

having seen Jessie in your craft room I can just imagine Jessie and the watercolour brush:)
Love those fun images of snowmen singing :)

Ina G said...

Fabulous fun colourful and happy little snowmen here Loll. Love both cards.

Susan said...

Perfect stamp for the challenge, Loll!! Love those fun fellows singing their hearts out. I really like both colour variations.

As for that rascal Jessie - somehow it always is the favourite one of something they decide to steal and destroy!

nancy littrell said...

Amazing how different your 2 cards looked just by changing from darker to lighter colors. Love them both! I am excited about Dolly's NBUS challenge being started up again, too:-) I loved Bonnie's challenge and plan to play:-) Love and Hugs...Nancy

Oh dear, even things on your desk are not safe from curious Jessie...I bet it made a good teething toy for at least a minute:-)

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh what cheery chaps those caroling snowmen are Loll - loving both your cards, especially the second one
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Nstiz said...

I’m amazed at the rich color you achieve from distress inks. They are so bold and bright! And of course you do such a fabulous job of it. This image just make me smile too. Great card, Loll!

I Card Everyone said...

Fa la labulous, Loll! Another new-to-me stamp - love them both!
=]

Brenda in IN said...

These are such happy cards. I love them both and they made me smile because they look like they are having such a good time singing. I do like the pastel colors on the second card and the bright colors on the first one.

Marcia Hill said...

These 2 cards just totally made me smile from ear to ear Loll...what an absolutely ADORABLE image and you've water colored them both just beautifully! (even without your favorite brush...glad to hear you didn't throw Jessie out!!) Cute, CUTE cards and perfect for this challenge!! Hugs. :0)

Mac Mable said...

Both versions of the happy singing snowmen are fabulous and what a great time they are having signing their little hearts out x. I am so glad that Jessie didn't go in the bin Loll......LOL x.

Daffodil Cards said...

These are such joyful cards.
Keep safe and well.
Faith x

Darnell said...

They might as well be saying Ha Ha Ha, Lolly, because that's what I did when I saw them - I mean, who wouldn't! Everybody should be as happy as these pudgy little snow peeples! I thank you for the much needed laugh today! I really like both colored versions and I'll bet they're adorable even in black/white. As for Jessie, I hope she didn't hurt her tummy tackling that water brush.🐶It's like having a toddler! Take care, be safe, and thank you for sharing at NBUS! Hugs, Dolly

Bonnie said...

These caroling snow people are adorable, Loll! I love both versions and will be singing Deck the Halls now!

Papercraft Boutique said...

These caroling snowmen are so cute and make me smile, Loll! Beautiful coloring of both cards. Curious Jessie is just like a little kid, isn't she? ;-)
Hideko xx

Bobby said...

They make me want to sing along, Loll. Sorry about your water brush.

TK said...

Wonderful singing snowmen! Love them singing at the top of their lungs, something I love to do but others don't seem to like it so much :o)

Anita in France said...

Both these groups of singing snowmen are adorable, Loll! Both colour combo's are delicious ... I'm especially partial to the second one with the cool, frosty colours ... suits them so well! Hugs, Anita :)

Jo said...

Such a fun challenge. This is definitely a cheery bunch singing the perfect song. Both are in great colours xx

My Paper Epiphany said...

I love your cheery snowmen and fantastic colouring on both!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love both color schemes for your caroling snowmen, Loll - so darling!!

Ros Crawford said...

Eeek! These are fabulous and I tell you they really made me smile!

Linda said...

Your two cards are simply adorable. And watercolored beautifully. Hope you and your family are doing well. Hugs, Lin

BożenA said...

This is such a cheerful bunch of snowmen. I can almost hear their loud singing, and they are not masters of singing :-)). It was nice to see two views of this picture.