Tuesday 30 September 2014

CAS for Christmas

We had our usual Monday night craft session last night, and, after tea and home made rhubarb and custard tart, we all made woven cards.  These were inspired by an article in Quick Cards Made Easy, but we all ended up with very different cards, I went with a Christmas theme, using contemporary colours and mixing paper strips with ribbon for the weaving.
 The papers are Lili of the Valley Woodland Christmas, I've used these for the woven strips and the narrow green mat, the colours of this pack are just so beautiful, and really unusual for a Christmas stack.
The ribbon, like most of the stuff I use is from Mei Flower, I stock up from her at the SECC in October, the ribbon is cheap but holds a bow beautifully, and it comes in such a huge selection of colours.
To embellish, I added some pine branches and cones made with Spellbinders Foliage dies, a sentiment from Craftwork Cards, and a trio of gems.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Holly Jolly Christmas - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Non-Traditional Christmas
Love to Create - #135 - Ribbon
Ooh La La - #166 - Use a Bow
Completely Christmas - #31 - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Christmas
Crafty Sentiments - Bingo - Designer Paper, Die Cut, Sentiment
Crafting from the Heart - #38 - Anything Goes


  1. Hi Wendy, gorgeous card, love your design and the papers and colours are just beautiful, Kate x

  2. Hi Wendy, super card - I like the simple use of strips of paper combined with ribbon and, yes, the contemporary colours are lovely. Funny, I'll be stocking up on ribbon, among other things, at the SECC in October ... might just bump into you there :) Elizabeth xx

  3. so gorgeous wendy.your cas design is stunning ;D

    xx coops xx

  4. Fabulous CAS card, Wendy, thank you for sharing with us at Oh La La Creations, best of luck hun xxx

  5. What a lovely and elegant card .The papers are fab! Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly Christmas challenge.Neva

  6. Love your desing and gorgeous colours you have used. Thank you for joining Crafting from the Heart, good luck.

  7. Lovely card Wendy, love the woven paper.Thank you for joining us for our game of Bingo at Crafty Sentiments, Susan x

  8. Such a striking design and colours.Love the ribbon woven in amongst the paper.Lovely work.Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x (GDT)

  9. Beautiful card! I love how your card looks like a wrapped present! Thank you for joining our "Love of Ribbon" Challenge at Love to Create this week.
    Ruza ~ LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  10. How beautiful! Love your colors and gorgeous weaving. Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly Christmas.


  11. Love the woven paper and ribbon, it makes a great effect. Your non traditional colours have made a lovely bright card. Thank you for joining in at Top Tip Tuesday, Rocky Guest Designer.


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