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Thursday, April 5, 2018

CAS Challenges!

I got busy this morning a made a few cards for the CAS Challenges!
I embossed the ornament stamp with Gold EP, watercolored with my Zig Clean Real Brush
Penny Black: Most Wonderful
 This second card is for the April CAS Mix-Up Challenge ~ rubberbands
What a fun technique, I enjoyed this one !
I embossed the rubberbands and sponged on some kraft ink, I used a die cut and stamped a flower.
PTI Tulip time
PTI Fun Frames
PTI Keep it Simple: Praying for You

WPlus9: It's a New Day
Zigs Clean color Real Brush pens

I have one more ornament card to post...thought, why not, butter do a couple of them so I have plenty for this coming Christmas!
Thanks for stopping by friends!

Heart Hugs, friends!


  1. How fun to play in all of Loll and Bonnie's challenges, Colleen. Each card is so different and perfect for the challenges. Your bird reminds me of tropical birds with such bright and colorful markings. Isn't the rubber band technique just soooo much fun?!? Pretty soft colors for your ornaments too. TFS and joining all the challenges, my friend. Hugs...

  2. WOW ... all three challenges! You were busy, Col!! Each card is amazing. LOVE the sweet pink and gold ornaments ... the rubber band embossing is so pretty with the soft colour and paired with that gorgeous purple tulip and sweet yellow butterfly ... and your bird is so beautiful and bright and love the branch with leaves and berries. Thanks so much for sharing with all three of the CAS challenges! xx

  3. WOW...I am impressed Colleen!! All 3 challenges in one definitely were a busy girl in the craft room! I love the image you used for your ornament card...SOOOO pretty embossed in gold and softly colored in the pink! And the rubber band technique card is just beautiful...LOVE the soft background and the beautiful tulip and butterfly!! And your water colored bird is just GORGEOUS...I want a bird like that at my feeders!! Lovely, lovely cards Colleen...ALL of them!! Thanks so much for sharing at all the CAS challenges!! :0)

  4. Amazing collection of cards, Colleen! Lovely ornaments on your first card embossed in gold! Wonderful second card with the pretty flower and sweet butterfly! And, third card with the colorful bird makes for a perfect spring card!

  5. Wow, Colleen, a threefer! Your ornaments are so pretty with the gold embossing and watercolor! I love the way you've sponged the kraft color over the embossed rubber band stampings and the framing and flower are so pretty! You have colored that bird beautifully! I have this stamp in my NBUS box and need to get it out and use it! Maybe today. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Christmas, CAS Mix Up, & CAS Watercolour!

  6. These are fantabulous Colleen!! I am swooning over the elegance of your first card!! I NEED to try the rubber band technique on your second card. A fun and versatile technique. And I'm with Marcia... I want a bird like is on your last card at my feeder!! It's beautiful : ) Actually Colleen... I would like to see any birds any where! LOL It is snowing AGAIN today!

    Have a wonderful day!
    ♥ Patti

  7. wonderful cards for all three challenges and all perfectly CAS. I love the gold embossing of your ornament and the beautiful subtle rubber band background for your second card; and OMG that bird is fantastic :) thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas

  8. Wow, three cards for the three challenges in one day!? What a productive day, Colleen! The ornaments waterecolored with Zig are so soft and pretty! The heat-embossed rubberbands background is so subtle and perfect for the beautiful tulip. And the bright Zig watercolored bird is amazing!
    Thank you for sharing at CAS Christmas! Hideko

  9. What great support you are for Loll and Bonnie, Col! I love that you created fantastic cards for each one of their challenges and posted them together to give us oodles of inspiration!! Hugs, Darnell

  10. Three gorgeous cards for the three challenges Colleen! I love the subtle look of the clear embossing using the Rubber Band Technique - such a lovely sympathy/thinking of you card! Thanks for playing along with my CAS Mix Up challenge! Julia xx

  11. So enjoyed reading your post and what amazing cards...all three of them. The Christmas card is so elegant and classy and love the colour of the baubles. Such a pretty and delicate second card and love the tulip and the soft and gentle use of the rubber band technique, so perfect for the card and the occasion. Such a sweet and beautifully coloured in third card, vibrant and eye catching. The technique is fun, isn't it? I can see lots of possibilities for it and I am enjoying it too. Thank you for popping your card into the gallery at The CAS Mix Up challenge x

  12. Wow, you've certainly been quite busy with all these CAS challenges. Each card is just so beautiful. Love the gold ornaments with the fabulous pink zig w/coloring. The rubberband card is equally eye catching with the subtle background and the lovely tulip. And I always love anything with birds,and I'm envious of your water color skills! Just a very lovely assortment of beautiful & beautifully done cards. TFS

  13. A beautiful trio, so much fun making these each unique! Your colours choices are perfect for each technique, impressive too. Loving the softness of the rubber band technique, bravo.
    Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up1 xx


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