23 December, 2018

Christmas CAS

Shall we squeeze in one last Christmas post just before the holidays?
After creating a different kind of project (nothing major, just wrapping a box in patterned paper), I was left with a stripe of this patterned paper that I just couldn't throw away. Initially, I planned to use its other side that is covered in a soft light blue snowflake pattern, and the card I had in mind would be some kind of a classic white/blue/silver Christmas card with pieces of patterned paper, maybe a focal image, a couple of pearls...
Cutting the stripe in 3 pieces seemed a logical decision as it a) just worked out and b) the piece of paper wasn't that big altogether, so I thought the only use would be to use pieces of it on a card ADDITIONALLY to other embellishments. 
As I had no proper idea though, I put the whole project aside, until I noticed that the other side of the cutouts had a quite interesting pattern, too. By chance, the Christmas ornaments were arranged in a way that there was one of them on each paper piece, and soon I began to play with the option of using this as the focal point of my card. No classic white/blue/silver thing with embellishments, just a plain kraft card base with three paper cutouts in a row, and a golden sticker saying Merry Christmas. 
Needless to say, things didn't work out like that in the end. After gluing the pieces of patterned paper on golden cardboard, I thought it might look a little more vivid if I arranged them diagonally across the card. 
Obviously, there would be no place left for the Christmas message, but I thought I might as well use something else from my stash: a couple of leftover golden border stickers. As they were leftovers, they would differ in length and style, and if I arranged them randomly on the card base, they might even look like pieces of lametta. Said and done:
Even though I considered using 3D pads for the paper pieces, I decided to go without in the end as the golden cardboard is pretty thick and I didn't want to build up too much of a 3D effect considering the golden stickers in the background.
And with this simple gold & brown CAS card, I'm probably going to finish posting for this year. I still do have a couple of things to show and tons of ideas on my mind, but on the other hand, I just can't get rid of the feeling that I'm running out of time on several different levels. 
Doing things and not getting anything done, planning and being out-planned... I certainly hope 2019 will be way more organized, and predictable, and full of successfully finished projects!
A little contribution to the December collection of Create in Austria - artwork created by Austrians and/or in Austria.

4 crafty chicks: ATG
613 avenue create: ATG
a bit more time to craft: ATG
as you like it: ATG
cardmania: Christmas
craft-alnica: holidays
crafting with an attitude: ATG
crafty calendar: Christmas time
crafty sentiments: celebrate
craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge: ATG as long as it's Christmas
creative inspirations: feeling festive
creative moments: ATG
cute card thursday: ATG
cutie pie challengeblog: add sparkle
do-all kreatives: Christmas/New year
everybody art: Christmas
friendship challenge: ATG
fussy and fancy: Christmas/New year
little red wagon: all things Christmas
love to craft: ATG 
pennys papertake: ATG
scrapping4fun: Christmas
12 months of Christmas: ATG
through the craftroom door: ATG
winter wonderland: ATG Christmas
wortartwednesday: ATG
worldwide open design team challenge: ATG


  1. What a fabulous card! thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar Challenge and Merry Christmas!! hugs Sue x

  2. Lepo sestavljena voščilnica! Hvala, ker sodeluješ pri praznični CRAFT-alnici

  3. This looks stunning!

    Thanks for playing along at Creative Moments,

    Hugz Tinz

  4. Great card. Love the images in the boxes. Thank you for taking part in the December "Love To Craft Challenge" . DT Sam x

  5. Wonderful cas card!! love the details !!!
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    HUGS Cicci
    welcome to Visit and Follow my blog
    Cicci With the Pen {My Blog}

  6. Nicely done, the gold is a nice touch, awesome details. Thanks for sharing with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

    Leanne DT/4CC

  7. Oh you did such a lovely job with this CAS Xmas Card. Nice work, looks great. Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  8. Wonderful CAS Christmas Card !

    Thanks for joining our Christmas Challenge @ Little Red Wagon this week and i hope to see you back again soon. Merry Christmas !


  9. Wonderful Christmas card! I like the chosen lay out. Really wonderful.
    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Do-Al(l) Kreatives and good luck. Hope you will join us next month again.
    Please keep in mind that you have to be a follower in order to win the prize. When you already following us everything is fine.

    Crafty greetings

    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives {#24 –Christmas or New year}
    *DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge {#24 – Christmas tree}
    *DT* Craft Rocket Challenges {on break till January 2019 }
    Alex' Kreative Seite

  10. Fab Christmas card, I love the design with the 3 separate image blocks. Thanks for joining us at ‘Do-Al(l) Creatives’. Jonnece DT

  11. Great card and very inventive use of oddments.Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

  12. Very nice: these 3 images on your card.
    Lia DT S4F

  13. Fab card! Those gold stickers are really cool. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  14. Just beautiful! Thanks so much for playing in our FINAL challenge at Fussy and Fancy!
    Fussy and Fancy Girl
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

  15. Great card and I loved reading your description of how it all came together.
    Thank you for joining the Crafting With An Attitude challenge.
    Monica C. DT CWAA

  16. Hallo liebe Cheiro urgia,
    auch diese Karte ist Klasse gestaltet und gefällt mir sehr gut.
    Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der Friendship Challenge mit einem weiteren schönen Werk.
    Liebe Grüße Silvi

  17. This is such an effective Christmas card. Great design.
    Thanks for joining us at CRAFT.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

  18. Hi Cheiro,
    your card is wonderful
    Thanks for joining us at Friendship Challenge
    Hugs Anja

  19. Kako elegantno sestavljeno, zelo posebno in lepo.

    Hvala, da si se nam pridružila v Craft-alnici. Lp Goga

  20. Lovely work, Thank you for Joining us at Scrapping4funChallenge and waiting to see next time.

    Meena S4F DT

  21. Lovely modern feel to your card,thanks for joining us here at Penny's paper crafty challenge Lyn DT x.

  22. This is SO pretty, and I love the gorgeous gold accents. Thanks so much for sharing your art with us at Word Art Wednesday. I'm so grateful for your participation in our challenges, and I really appreciate you taking the time to share your talents with us. I hope to see lots more of your wonderful creations in 2019.
    Blessings to you,
    Karen Letchworth
    Word Art Wednesday

  23. A fab CAS card, I love your design. Thank you for joining in at As You Like It. Lynne DT

  24. Čudovito praznično voščilnico si naredila :-))
    Želim ti sr(č)no, zdravo in ustvarjalno 2019!
    Vesela sem, ker ustvarjaš z nami v izzivu CRAFT-alnice … Srečno.

  25. Nice project!
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Ewa DT for  World Wide Open Design Team Challenge