Thursday, 8 December 2011

A few more CAS cards

I have been busy all week with Panto at school, so tonight is the first time since the weekend I've had enough time to stamp. We have one more matinee to do and then it is all over for another year. The song my class sang is called 'Life is a wonderful thing', and it is the sort of song that gets into your head and is there every waking moment. I found myself singing it as I was pushing the trolley round the supermarket! Anyway, on to my cards. I started with a couple more hero arts wreath cards, but as I had run out of red gems I used red tulip paint and stickles instead, and as I'd not used the tulip paint since last Christmas it had separated a bit and was a bit runny in places. I added a rather large tartan bow to cover a splodge on the next one!
Next I got out my Lavinia Mistletoe stamp and Versafine Olympia Green. I have made quite a few Christmas cards using this design since I first saw Tracy Dutton demo it at Doncaster about four years ago.
I added a bit of icicle stickles to the berries and a sentiment from Hero Arts. I tried to stamp another, but this time it didn't quite meet, so I added a bow in the gap.
The bow and sentiment don't look quite central on this one, but it doesn't look as bad as the photo in real life!
Finally I want to share some photos with you that I took on the way back from visiting my Dad on Saturday. 

 I thought of Adirondack eggplant and peach bellini the minute I saw that sky!!! I had a chat with Brenda and challenged her to recreate it and you can see the results here. She did an amazing job! Unfortunately the journey wasn't all good as a passing vehicle kicked up a rather large stone that cracked my windscreen, and the crack that was about 3cm long on Sunday was about 20cm long by Tuesday. I am now £75 lighter in the purse. At least it wasn't today it was being replaced - wouldn't have fancied that job in those winds and rain! Talking of the weather, I hope those of you in Scotland have made it through the day without problems caused by those winds, and are tucked up safely in your homes. Thanks for looking!


Lisa Jane said...

oh wow - these are fabulous ... i love the wreath but i also love the mistletoe.. cant choose a favourite .. and sorry to hear about the windscreen - that's the last thing you need just before Christmas
Lisa x

lisa said...

You've been busy with your Christmas cards, Sally, these are gorgeous. I like the addition of the bows, they add a lovely festive touch.
We have the joys of Panto next week!!
I saw your photo and Brenda's recreation earlier in the week, it was spectacular. You captured some lovely shots there but shame about your windscreen!!
Hugs Lisax

Cath Wilson said...

Great cards, Sally. Quick, easy and CAS is great at any time but especially at this time of year. Hope the panto goes well and doesn't take up too much of your time. Gorgeous sky and I love Brenda's interpretation, too. Sorry to hear about your windscreen - but as you say, it could have been today, so that's something to be thankful for. Nearly over... xxx

Jules said...

Brilliant cards Sal

I love the first one with the touches of red .. .. very special!

Fabby photographs too.

You will be ready for your Christmas break after all the performances.

Love Jules xx

pinky said...

Your cards are stunning Sally, the tartan bow hides the splodge well lol. I can just picture you, the jolly Christmas shopper lol. Your photos are amazing but what a shame about your windscreen:( Is it not covered with your car insurance?? Hope the panto went well.

Carola Bartz said...

The cards with the wreath look so beautiful - I like this "simple" look. Of course I like your sunset photo with the tree silhouettes - one of my favorite motifs. I hopped over to Brenda's blog and looked at her take, she did a really good job on that.

Doreen said...

Stunning cards,love the wreath and your gorgeous bow.
Your photo's to are

Faith A said...

Such lovely classy cards, love them

Anke said...

Oh Sally I love your CAS cards, so lovely.