Saturday, 10 August 2013

A Cute CAS Chrsitmas


I am just recovering from my customary killer migraines that I have to endure every month.  They do vary (bless ‘em) and sometimes I’m not too bad and can actually function to some degree.  But I have to say that one of the best therapies’ that I have found for them, but does rather rely on the ability to focus, is colouring in.  Colouring in is one of those unsung heroes that should be offered on the NHS for all that ails you (well most that ails you).  I have really only recently taken it up and it has been a godsend to me and to many, many others I don’t doubt.  So story of woe over let’s get on with things shall we.   

I had an idea, inspired I must say by an old Christmas card I found in my drawer at work. I love the look of a black and white image that has had a splash of a single bright colour added to it.  So I thought I would give it a try.  How hard could it be? :-{

So here is only my second attempt at a CAS card.  I guess I have so much scrummy crafty stuff that the idea of not adorning my cards with it all (well not all at once) seems wrong somehow.  But I really admire the CAS look so I thought I would give it another try and design my take on it.

So here it is.  I call it (originally)… A Cute CAS Christmas.

I have used an old Kanban image and sentiment I found lurking in my stash.  I coloured with my Pro/Flexmarkers, adding touches of glitter to give a frosty feel.  I really like this image, particularly the little dog.  He reminds me of my friends Westie, Max.  Such a sweetheart!

I added a ribbon to the corner and then out came the shrink plastic.  Well if you can you should!  I stamped a small snowflake which shrank to a diddy snowflake which now looks more like a star. Oh well, it’s still cute.

So there it is my homage to all that is clean and simple.  Roll on the next CAS card I say (but not the migraine)!

See ya!

Smiling always (embracing the CAS!)!  
Jane xx

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  1. Gorgeous CAS card Jane - love how the red really pops.
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
    Debs xx

  2. This is gorgeous!! I'm glad it's working as such wonderful therapy!

    Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

  3. So sorry you are experiencing migraines. My daughter just started getting them too.Out of the blue daily which have now run into months.Hope your migraines have subsided.Lovely card,Clean simple with a splash of color.

    Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge Blog.

  4. absolutely gorgeous thank you for sharing with us at the Winter Wonderland
    hugs Kate xx

  5. Hi Jane, what a gorgeous CAS card. I love the cute image and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  6. This is very cute, love it!

    Thanks for playing along with us at and the CAS challenge.

    Sara Paschal Design Team;)

  7. Fabulous card, love the take on our challenge clean & simple! Thanks for playing with us at Whimsy Stamps!

  8. This is lovely! I love the splash of red and your cute little snowflake!

    I hope the migraine stays away - hateful things!

    Thank you for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge Blog!


    By the way, I have some candy up on my blog ;)

  9. just love this!!
    Great Card!
    Thanks for joining us for my CAS challenge at Passionf For Promarkers
    Jen xx


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