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Wednesday, 6 November 2013

CAS! - Simon Says Stamp DT

 Hello lovely peeps,
I've just realised I still haven't finished any cards with the new Christmas Magnolia's! Shame on me I know, & I currently have a few different projects I'm in the process of making as well as some card orders to make so I've a feeling the next couple of months will be busy & crafty ones :)

On to today's card -
 
for
& this week our challenge is
KEEP IT CLEAN & SIMPLE!

My lovely teamies & I are featuring Kelly Purkey products this week, if you have them we'd love to see them but as always it's not compulsory to enter our challenge.

As you know I like CAS cards but I am not a huge fan of making CAS cards simply because I never feel as though I've put enough effort into making them as they are so quick to make rather than spending hours on one little card!
I love this new Simon exclusive tree die, I've already coloured another up ready to stand little Tilda beside it :)
 I stamped the sentiment with shadow ink but wanted the green to look bolder so braved writing over the sentiment with the same copic marker I had coloured the baubles.

As always our lovely Heidi is sponsoring our challenge with a $50 voucher for the fabulous 
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Simon Says Stamp
Don't forget to visit the new SIMON SAYS STAMP STORE BLOG  for lots of fabulous inspiration, candy, and lots of  lovely new or featured products.
 http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/
As I had actually found some time & energy to play in my craft room I made another quick CAS card using some more of Simon's exclusive products :)
 On this card I instead of using the falling snow stencil with glitter snow or ink I dug out my very neglected dry embossing bits & pieces and embossed the vellum using an embossing stylus & I'd forgotten how lovely embossed vellum looks.
I have edged the vellum with stickles and added some Kelly Purkey stickers for the sentiment & finished my card off with some clear gems & ribbon.

That's me finished for today peeps, I really need a cup of coffee but Daisy Mae (cat) is fast asleep snuggled across my lap & on my laptop which has made typing very hard as I can't see all the keys but I'm too soft to move her lol. I guess I'll have to sit here with a raging thirst until she either wakes up & moves or someone comes home & makes a coffee for me lol.
Thanks for stopping by

32 comments:

  1. Fabulous job on both cards! Sometimes you just need to add a clean and simple card to the mix :) I love the wood grain pattern in your first card and the fun snowfall in the background of the second card!
    <3 Emily L.

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  2. Mandy, you are a softie where your kittie is concerned - what a good "mommy" you are! Love both of these cards, but especially the snow one, because of your embossed vellum - what a great idea! I'll be borrowing it!

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  3. Hope you are doing well
    gorgeous cards
    hugs Tamara

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  4. I love both your cards, Mandy! The all white tree with a pop of green looks amazing, as do the snowflakes cascading down the acetate panel!

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  5. Oh yeah, I LOVE that tree-die! Both cards are so beautiful, the snow card looks just magical.

    I know exactly how you feel about CAS, I am the same way. :p

    Hugs, Anne.

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  6. Mandy, these are both GREAT cards! I love the white on white tree with the bits of green throughout! Awesome!

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  7. Two gorgeous CAS cards Mandy, but the top one is a real stunner :o)
    Jackie xx

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  8. Both cards are stunning Mandy!! Love them both!!

    hugs...

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  9. Gorgeous cards Mandy :-) both of them are fabulous and perfectly CAS :-)

    Hope you managed to get a coffee and aren't at this moment collapsed wirth dehydration ! MOVE THE CAT you softie haha :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  10. fab card, love the c&s look
    hugs
    céline

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  11. Love your two cards Mandy. I love the first card with the pop of green on white - gorgeous.

    Hugs,

    Jo x

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  12. Love your cards Mandy especially the first with the pop of green on white - gorgeous.

    Hugs

    Jo x

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  13. How fun is that brilliant tree card, Mandy! I totally love the white with the bold pops of lime!!

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  14. Two great cards...I am really drawn to the vellum card...the embossing folder is delightful,

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  15. Two gorgeous cards, Mandy! I love the pop of green in the woodgrain card!!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  16. I love the top card with all the white and the touch of green! That tree die is gorgeous!! I need... :)

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  17. Fun, happy tree card & the snowflakes are gorgeous!

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  18. I love both cards. I am wild about wood grain and how cool to emboss the tree as well. The snowflake card is delicately pretty. Great job!

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  19. Beautiful Tree die.. And I love those quite simple cards.. I really need to make a few of those.. I can´t seem to find time to craft these days.. But I have to make time.. Before saturday... Well.. gotta start clean up the house first..
    Beautiful Sewing on the snow card.. and I love the layers and .. is it glitter?.. Beautiful!!

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  20. Love your CAS cards they're so beautiful.
    luv
    Debby

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  21. Great card, I love the tree shape and stitching the vellum on is a fantastic idea

    Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

    Happy Crafting!

    Hugs

    Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

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  22. Just gorgeous! I loooove the Christmas trees! x

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  23. Great card. Lovely picture
    very nicely done job.
    Wonderfully presented and I am delighted with it

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  24. Beautiful clean and simple cards Mandy!
    Have a great weekend!
    Hugs, Hazel xx

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  25. Oh WOW Mandy!!! They are both STUNNING!!!!! Love the little tree and the gorgeous snowflakes. Hugs, Brigitte

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  26. oh I love your cas xmas cards, I've never been able to create cas for real - envy those who make them, theese are beautiful :)

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  27. really fantastic cards- I love the white on white-the textures on the first one really make it a stand out!

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  28. I love all the white and pops of color on the sweet tree! And the snowflakes with the gently falling snow that you've embossed are wonderful!

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  29. Hi Mandy two beautiful simple designs and they look just stunning. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

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  30. I love the simple tree and that embossed vellum is GORGEOUS Mandy!

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Mandy xx

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