Well, its three weeks till Xmas and I feel like I'm less prepared than I was last week....how did that happen??? Life goes on though so I'm sure it will all fall into place in the end.
This is the last challenge of 2015 for the CAS-ual Fridays 'The Clean and Simple' Challenge. Its also only running for two weeks and finishes on Friday 18th December, as we will all be rather flat out that week before Xmas Day.
Our theme this month is 'Snowflakes', which is something I would love for Xmas just once but it will be bbq's and swimming for us in New Zealand. Which does get rather tricky because if you eat too much for lunch, you feel like your going to sink when you go swimming. Thank goodness for water buoyancy!!
I couldn't stay away from my favourite Xmas card colours for this challenge and even made a different shaped card:
Okay, its not that much different in shape but its a bit taller and skinnier than usual (unlike myself.....), so I could fit in my design.
I started off by cutting the middle panel from white CS and die-cutting the three snowflakes. I worked out where the snowflakes would sit over the card front, making tiny pencil marks and added some washi tape down each side. Using my mini-blending tool and Distress Inks - Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon and Salty Ocean I added the colour to the card front. I added lots of foam tape to the panel and popped it over the colour spots.
After die-cutting the 'Merry Christmas' from silver CS, I glued it to the panel and added a few clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh for a bit more bling.
The snowflakes are from CAS-ual Fridays 'Flurry Fri-dies', as well as the sentiment die, which is part of the 'Noel Fri-dies'.
I have five challenges I would like to enter:
Color Me Challenge # 100
Sparkle and Shine Challenge # 19
Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge (Let it Snow)
AAA Card Challenge # 53
As I mentioned, you have until December 18th to link your projects to the CAS-ual Fridays 'The Clean and Simple' Challenge and if you need any help with inspiration, the rest of the Design Team have some beautiful cards on the blog. I really hope you get the time to join us and I can't wait to see all the gorgeous snowflakes in the Gallery!!!