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Friday, August 3, 2018

CAS Christmas Card August Challenge

Friends, I have some exciting news!
I was asked by Bonnie and Loll to be a designer on their CAS Christmas Card Challenge!
I am honored to be among these talented ladies to bring you Christmas cards each month!
This month challenge is hosted by Hideko.




This is what I used to make this card:
Memory Box: Pine Border Die, Pine Border Outline die
Penny Black:  Stitched Snowflake Frame die 
PTI: Holiday Home (sentiment)
Background made from alcohol inks 
Heart Hugs, friends!



17 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Colleen!! Love that sweet tree line die-cut. So pretty with the soft AI background. Great layering to create a white-on-white frame. So happy to have you on the team!! xx

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  2. Congrats on your well-deserved spot as Designer with CAS Christmas Card Challenge!
    Oh, I love how you used AI's for your background, Colleen! Your trees are so charming and your border is just perfect!
    Thank you so much for having me along as your GD for August!

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  3. This is so pretty! Love your sweet line of trees. The color is fantastic! The border is really lovely. Beautiful card!

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  4. Colleen, I love your beautiful AI background for your trees. The colour is gorgeous. Your tree outline die is so pretty and framing it with the snowflake frame is perfect.

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  5. Colleen, I forgot to say welcome to the team

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  6. Just love your AI trees, Colleen! So pretty within that PB frame! Looking forward to seeing more of your CAS creations - congrats on joining the team!!

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  7. Congratulations on your new DT assignment. The background on this outline tree shape is sooo pretty, and I love the PB Snowflake die that mats it. Very elegant. TFS

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  8. Your soft AI pine trees are so pretty, Colleen! The stitched snowflake frame adds a Christmassy feeling. It's a very charming CAS Christmas card. We're so happy and lucky to have you on our team! Hideko xx

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  9. So pretty and serene, Colleen! I am in awe at your soft AI background... my AI pieces are always so bright and bold! And welcome to the team!... looking forward to being inspired by your creations! xx

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  10. What a delightful row of trees, Col! Love the soft blue coloring with the alcohol inks! Lovely border too! I'm so happy you've joined our Christmas team! So nice to be designing with you again!

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  11. Beautiful, soft alcohol background for the trees and a gorgeous snowflake mat. I can't wait to use mine. Congratulations on the guest designer spot. You will do them proud.

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  12. Love those trees--gorgeous CAS card, Colleen! Congrats on being on the DT!

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  13. CONGRATULATIONS Colleen!! I am so happy for you that you got a Christmas gig again and it's well deserved! You do Christmas so well and this card is a wonderful! LOVE the tree line with the AI coloring behind it...SOOOO pretty!! And you know I LOVE that PB frame! Lovely, lovely card my friend and congrats again!!! :0)

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  14. Many congratulations on joining the talented team. What a glorious CAS Christmas card. Love the die cut trees and that wonderful alcohol inked background x.

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  15. Beautiful background Col. Love that frame around it too. Congrats to us. Yeah, I have my computer back.

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  16. Congrats on joining the CAS Christmas team! Great first card and I look forward to seeing your future creations:)

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  17. It's great to have you on our CAS Christmas Design Team, Colleen! This is a wonderful first card for us - love the AI centres in the die cut, and also the decorative border around the edge of the focal panel - a perfect CAS card!

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