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Wednesday, November 3, 2021

CAS CHRISTMAS ~ NOVEMBER CHALLENGE ~ CHRISTMAS CRITTERS

Our last month of challenges for CAS Christmas before we all take a break to enjoy the holidays with family and friends!  This month is hosted by Barb and she is looking for Christmas Critters on our Christmas cards!

I have had this word die for almost a year and decided I needed to use it!
These are the products I used to make this card:
MFT:  stencil:  small brick wall
MFT: Merry die
MFT: Merry wishes:  critter
Gina K:  Sparkle & Shine:  Christmas word
 
I used the positive part of the die, but saved the negative and made one more card:
this one was made with MFT Winter songbird.
 
Friends I hope we have inspired you to make a couple more cards for your Christmas this year.
The team has some amazing cards for your inspiration, so please go check them out along with our special guest: Valerie welcome and thank for your inspiration!



Heart Hugs, friends!



16 comments:

  1. Ack, so cute twice! The decorating mouse is the most precious thing, and I do have a fondness for bird stamps. Your first time use of the die is perfection!

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  2. Two fun and really pretty cards using these MFT stamps and 'Merry' die Colleen and love both the mouse and bird on the second, all beautifully coloured and the bauble hanging from the top of the sentiment on the first is such a great idea, and the red with the glitter gold edges and red and gold sentiment on the second works well too. x

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  3. your little mouse is adorable, and love your stenciled brick wall background :)
    Great way to get a twofer with the leftover negative part of the die cut. Awesome with the red background.

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  4. Both critter cards are so pretty, Colleen! Love the ombre green die-cut sentiment and the soft brick stenciling in the background of the first card. Wonderful way to use the die-cut negative for the second card. The gold matting makes the card look very festive!
    Hideko xx

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  5. Fabulous twofer Col!! LOVE that sweet mouse decorating the large MERRY! So many wonderful details from the ombre letters, to the stenciled brick, to the two word sentiment done in different fonts. This is really the sweetest card! And love how you've used the negative to create another critter card with an adorable bird. xx

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  6. YAY for a Twofer Colleen!! I have that MERRY die that I HAD to have last year too, and think I used it once...thanks for reminding me that I have it and need to get it out and use it!! Both of your cards are absolutely ADORABLE and beautifully colored too! Hope you're doing well!! Missing all the tag challenges this year!! Guess we're on our own this Christmas!! Hugs. :0)

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  7. Two great cards! That "merry" die is fabulous - perfect for the sweet little mouse to hang his ornaments on! Love the brick stencilling as a background. The bird on the second card is so pretty - and the gold strips look wonderful down the sides of the focal panel.

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  8. I love this die and have just added it to my collection. Now I hope I use it before too long. The die is so pretty in green and the negative works perfectly with the red showing through! Sweet critters too! Thanks for the inspiration, my friend!

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  9. Love those big letters and your great design on both cards with placement of your critters and pretty backgrounds! xx

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  10. Two darling cards, Colleen! I love this Merry die and don't use it often enough...thanks for the reminder :) I also love the charming scene you created on each card with your sweet critters and elegance of the 2nd card ~ xx

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  11. These are both adorable Colleen!

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  12. Brilliant idea to make a twofer from the negative piece. Both are adorable. I especially love the first card.

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  13. Wonderful twofer Colleen, that Merry sentiment is so eye catching and perfect with the little critters in each card. Might have to go in search of this one! Cathy x

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  14. Awww... Your mice is so cute with its ornament. Adorable. I love the die and the stencilled background too. Love it! Thank you for having me as a Guest Designer this month!

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  15. Love the ombre in the lettering. That sweet mouse decorating is terrific.

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  16. Both critters are so cute. I love him with his box of ornaments. Two very sweet Christmas cards, Colleen.

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