6 Mar 2016

Gift of Peace

Hi! It's so good to see you here today.
I have a little card to share today that I made for 3 challenges:
This is being entered into:
Addicted to CAS where the codeword is Gift
and it's also my 52 Christmas Card Throwdown entry which is a sketch this week.
And Darnell's NBUS challenge. (never before Used Stash)
I was delighted to see the codeword 'Gift' at Addicted to CAS because I'd been waiting for an opportunity to use this stamp. It had never been inked up before so this card qualifies for Darnell's Never Before Used Schtuff challenge. If you haven't heard of Darnell, do pop over to her blog to have a read and make friends with her, she is a talented and VERY funny lady!
But, when I saw that sketch at 52 CCT I almost ran screaming for the hills because I thought I might have to miss this week's challenge. It all looked too layered for the CAS style that I'm trying to master.
But I'm always willing to rise to a challenge.....
To keep this as CAS as possible, I stuck to 2 colours. I was worried about the number of layers, so on top of the base card I drew a rectangle in a pen to represent the layer attached to the base.
Was that cheating?
well, possibly.....
...but I like to think of it as using my creative initiative.  ;-) 

Items used:
Clarity Stamps stamp
Spellbinders m-bossibilities - folder tg-002
Spellbinders Nestabilities - classic oval
Encore Ultimate Metallic ink - Copper
Signo Uniball - Copper
I hope you are all keeping wrapped up and warm.
The best thing about our move to Portugal is that for most of the year we have great weather.
I must say that I don't miss the cold and wet weather one bit!
Today I'm off to have dinner at a restaurant beside the beach where they have a live band playing.
Hope the sun is good to us today. 
I'll be thinking of all of you that are without sunshine though.
Thank you so much for stopping by today.
If you leave a comment I promise that I will reciprocate
(but it may be tomorrow before I do!)
Sharon xx


Cara said...

Creativity is what it's all about! I love your card, so elegant and the colours work perfectly. Have a great warm day, not jealous, honest. Cara x

Kajcyika said...

Sharon this is so beautiful!! Love love love it! :)
Thanks for joining us at 52CCT, Kaja

Susan said...

Very elegant card! Thank you for sharing at ATCAS!

KandA said...

Fabulous CAS design and I love your NBUS stamp xx

Barb Ghig said...

Such an elegant Christmas card, and I love your CAS design, Sharon! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Gorgeous CAS card Sharon, lovley work.
May I make a suggestion ??? As you're a new blogger, maybe go into settings and on posts and comments add up to ten posts per page, then a visitor can scroll down them in a group and get an overview. Shaz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Julie said...

Simply stunning! Love the white and gold combo. You did great job with the sketch. Thanks for joining us at 52 CCT
Julie T

Rahmat said...

beautiful sentiment, and lovely layout for the card.

Karen Hasheck said...

I saw ​your card linked at the ​NBUS​ challenge and just had to come see it in more detail. Awesome card! I am now your newest follower and would be honored if you visited my blog and became a follower too. http://karenskreativekards.blogspot.com/

Peanut said...

The embossed background is the perfect setting for the metallic sentiment. I love how you've kept the design simple and very elegant. Great job, Sharon.
x Asha

Ksenija @Sweet Kobylkin said...

Great take on several challenges! Love the way you use the sketch and our code word. Thanks so much for playing along at Addicted to CAS.

Darnell said...

You did a great job keeping that sketch CAS, Sharon, and the finished card is outstanding and perfect for the "Gift" challenge! I also am over the moon with your second NBUS #6 entry in those rich and vibrant sunset colors all wrapped up in a pretty bow!!

Thank you so much for playing twice! I'm sorry I'm so very late in coming by to comment. Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

Deepti said...

Elegant! I like the snowflake strip, thank you for sharing with ATCAS