Thursday, October 28, 2010

Clean & Simple Holly

Hello everyone,

This must be the week for clean and simple cards because I came across three during my recent blog surfing. Last Friday's Clean & Simple Stamping provided a great sketch. Both Wednesday's Fab 'n Funky and Thursday's CCEE - Cheers & Challenges Eclectic Ensemble asked for clean and simple cards. Wednesday's Color Throwdown was looking for cards with vanilla, Riding Hood Red and Certainly Celery.

The card base is Recollections vanilla. The remaining papers are Stampin' Up Riding Hood Red, Certainly Celery and Very Vanilla. The red strip was textured with a Cuttlebug Winter Wonderland dry embossing folder. The green squares were cut with Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Small Squares. The images are Annabelle Stamps Holly Branch, stamped in Stampin' Up Early Espresso and heat embossed with clear embossing powder and coloured with Sakura Gelly Roll Gold Shadow pens. The sentiment is Cornish Heritage Farms Christmas Expressions. The embellishments are Multicrafts Keepsake Memories.

I love this card. Notwithstanding the beautiful holly image, I love the sketch and the colours. Everything works so well together. It is simple and warm. I think I could recreate this card over and over and not tire of it.

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.



  1. Beautiful CAS Christmas card! The holly images are so pretty and framed so nicely! Thanks for joining the Color Throwdown!

  2. Gorgeous CAS card, love the clean lines and beautiful colours, thanks so much for joining us at Fab N Funky this week, karen xxx

  3. Charming!! Love the traditional colors with that sweet holly and gorgeous sentiment!! Thanks for joining our CCEE Challenge this week!!

  4. so lovely....thanks for playing with the CCEE this week

  5. Perfect CAS Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at the Color Throwdown this week!

  6. Stunningly it! xx