Wednesday, March 03, 2021

CAS Christmas March Challenge

Hi everyone.  Today's card is for the CAS Christmas March Challenge, hosted by me!


We are so excited to be celebrating our 3rd Birthday at CAS Christmas and we hope you'll join us!

Please follow the rules below to be eligible for the prize draws.
Check out the challenge blog for details.

I do love kraft, red, and white together.  It's a great colour combination for Christmas cards.  I started by creating a small panel from kraft paper.  I tore two pieces of white card stock for my snow hills, adhering them to the panel and added some clear Wink of Stella for a bit of shimmer along the tops of the hills.  I had a beautiful piece of red patterned paper gifted to me by a friend, so I used a small strip of it for the bottom.  

I cut a sweet reindeer die (Retro Deer - Simon Says Stamp) from kraft paper and then used brown distress ink to add some sponging around the edges so the reindeer would stand out from the background.  I added a tiny drop of Autumn Red Crystal Drops for Rudolph's nose. :)

To finish, I stamped the sentiment (Christmas Moments - Penny Black) in red distress ink and clear heat embossed.  The final step was to splatter snow using diluted white paint.

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We are so happy to have Gundi (papierelle) as our Guest Designer for March's challenge.  Please check out the challenge blog to see the amazing kraft, red, and white cards from our talented Designers and Guest Designer.  Then come join the fun!



Products


Stamps:  Christmas Moments (Penny Black)
Paper:   Kraft (unknown); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); patterned red paper (gift from friend)
Ink:   Gathered Twigs Distress Ink; Fired Brick DOX ink
Accessories:   Clear Wink of Stella, sponge, clear heat embossing, heat tool, white acrylic paint

Challenges:
CAS Christmas March Challenge - Kraft, Red, and White

35 comments:

nancy littrell said...

Congratulations Lolly and DT on your 3rd birthday anniversary. Three years of awesome inspiring Christmas Card Challenges to keep us inspired and adding to our Christmas Stash all year round:-) Thank you so much. Love your sweet deer Christmas scene using the color challenge, my friend. I will definitely be playing. Your color challenge is perfect for Christmas cards. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Julia Aston said...

What a sweet little deer Loll - turning to look at the lovely snowfall - love the torn paper drifts and that lovely 'tile look' DP! A great challenge for us this special 3rd bday challenge and what wonderful prizes offered! xx

BożenA said...

I totally agree with you, this color combination is wonderful. I love your red mosaic.
Congratulations on your 3rd anniversary! Thank you for all inspirations!
XX

HilaryJane said...

Congrats on your 3rd year with CAS Christmas. I really must make an effort to join you more often. You are right that colour combination really does work, I love it. It has turned cold and wet here again so maybe I can give some thought to a Christmas card xx

Dotty Jo said...

Happy 3rd birthday! Love your card, it's adorable. I thought I was a follower of yours, but it seems not! Just going to put that right! Jo x

Mac Mable said...

What an adorable reindeer and the prettiest of winter scenes Loll x. Striking colour combination x. Happy 3rd Birthday to you and the team x.

Cathy said...

You find the best dies Loll! The little deer is gorgeous! Love the snowy scene and a great way to use the pretty dp as a border. Congrats on the 3rd birthday too, love all of the red white and kraft inspiration, Cathy x

Pat said...

It's amazing how quickly these birthdays come round and three years already during which you and the DT have set us some wonderful challenges and I love this theme of kraft, red and white which look beautiful together, and I love the rich colour and pattern of the paper at the bottom which complements your snowy scene perfectly Loll, also the cute reindeer complete with red glossy nose and the red embossed sentiment too, and the wonderful paint splatters for the falling snow. A gorgeous card! x

Marcia Hill said...

Your card is absolutely delightful Loll...your little Rudolph and his red nose is just as sweet as can be!! And of course I loved that this month was a color challenge...I too love working with kraft, red & white for Christmas!! Hard to believe it's the 3rd birthday for CAS Christmas too...where does the time go?!! So glad to be a part of this talented team! Hugs. :0)

conil said...

Three years is quite an accomplishment. Congratulations. Love this card it is adorable. Forgot all about paper tearing, it's so effective...I'll have to try it again soon.

Susan said...

Such a sweet little reindeer! Love the patterned paper to bring in more red to match the sentiment. I can't believe it's already been 3 years for CAS Christmas. It's been an honour to be part of the DT since the beginning.

Bunny said...

I like that the snow portion of the card has a nice looking texture because of the torn part. Cute card. [Bunny]

Christine Alexander said...

your little reindeer is so cute Loll, the sponging really gives him shape.
I can't believe I've been on the DT for 3 years, where did the time go. I'm sure I've been having way too much fun :)

TK said...

What a fun card, love the red pp

Nstiz said...

What a great combination of color. Love the kraft used as the sky and the wonderful shading on the deer. Your card is so tastefully done.

kiwimeskreations said...

Fabulous card Loll - loving your snow hills, and that wee deer is gorgeous
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

papierelle said...

Oh this is a lovely little winter scene!! Thanks for the opportunity to be the guest designer this month and I congratulate you on your 3rd challenge blog birthday!

Carol L said...

Loving the great color combination and beautiful snow on this fun little Christmas make! I just love the design with this sweet little reindeer!

Anita in France said...

What a sweet scene, Loll ... with such wonderful detailing ... a fabulous, soft and cosy Christmas card! Hugs, Anita :)

Brenda said...

I love this color combo Loll, a great one for Christmas! Happy birthday to CAS Christmas!!!! Your card is so sweet Loll, I love that young stag, he looks like he is looking for Santa. lol Love the snow, and falling snow. That paper is so pretty too. Your sentiment in red is perfect. Hugs, Brenda

I Card Everyone said...

Time flies when you're inspiring us to have SO much fun, Loll!! Happy 3rd birthday, my friend!
LOve your darling deer! You've really created a wonderful place for him to hang out!
=]

Daffodil Cards said...

OH! I LOVE Everything Loll,
Faith x

Bonnie said...

Perfect colors for a rustic Christmas card, Lolly! I love your sweet deer and the strip of red patterned paper! Wow! That 3 years sure went by fast!

Heather said...

Kraft, red and white look amazing together and I love the way you have put them together. I'm definitely inspired to join in on this one.

Barb Ghig said...

Your sweet little deer is the perfect choice with your beautiful winter background, Loll! I love how you added sparkle to the snowy hills and your lovely DSP is gorgeous!

Congrats on your 3rd anniversary at CAS Christmas! It is such an honor to be part of the team...Thank you! And thanks so much for another great prompt...I love Kraft with red and white! xx

Linda said...

Loll, love your little reindeer scene in red, kraft and white. Such a sweet scene. Have a great weekend.

Trina P. said...

Aww...dorable card, Loll! Wonderful way to incorporate pattern paper! The splatters finished off the scene perfectly.

It’s been 3 fun yrs. that have made my Christmas card making season so much better and less stressful! Thank you for including me on this journey. 💕

Leslie Miller said...

Happy third birthday to one of my favorite challenges! Super cute card, great colors. Your card is warm and chilly at the same time!

Colleen said...

thank you Loll for giving us this color challenge and congrats of year 3 of bringing it to all your fans! Your card is as always a stunner!

Darnell said...

Your scene made me shiver because that snow looks so real, Lolly! I love this design! You've used my favorite little deer die. Hugs, Dolly

Papercraft Boutique said...

Your reindeer is so adorable with the soft shading, Loll! Love the way you used red - the Rudolph's shiny nose, the heat-embossed sentiment, and the wonderful pattern paper!
I'm so grateful for and proud of being on the CAS Christmas team! Cheers to the 3rd anniversary!!
Hideko xx

JD/ Jill said...

This is really pretty! And I really like that color combo too!

Jo said...

Such a noble Rudolph. Red and kraft go so very well together. Beautiful shading on the deer.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Wow - 3 years already! Big congrats, Loll and here's to many more!! Just love your sweet deer in the torn hills!! Fun patterned paper too!!

Robyn Oliver said...

Loll I just love the design of your Christmas card, the adorable little deer on the snow slopes and the use of the kraft card background, the layer of sparkly snow and then that gorgeous red border - all work so nicely together. Huge congrats on your 3 years of CAS Christmas challenges, love playing along, hugs Robyn