Thursday 20 November 2014

CAS(E) this Sketch! Guest Designer!

Hi there

I'm absolutely thrilled to be joining the fantastic CAS(E) this Sketch! team this week as a Guest Designer.  When Chrissy invited me I was so excited, how could I refuse?  This is such a well loved challenge so I'm delighted to be part of it.

So, I won't waffle on any longer, here is this week's sketch to get the brain cogs going...

And here is my card...

I began by drawing a faint pencil line around a circular die onto the card base.  I then stamped the three baubles.  The tops of the baubles are also stamps and I drew the strings using a silver gel pen and a ruler.  Next I die cut five each of two different leaf dies from white cardstock.  I then laid these down on some scrap paper and sprayed them with Cosmic Shimmer Mist and left them to dry overnight.  Then came the fiddly bit!  I arranged the first leaf dies evenly around the circle and once in position began sticking these down with Tombow liquid glue, just on the first four or so leaves so the uppermost part remained unstuck, erasing the pencil lines as I worked my way around.  I then adhered the remaining fern leaf dies in between, adhering under and over the previous die cuts, all following the same direction.  I stamped the bold sentiment in silver ink and the finishing touch was some Glossy Accents on the baubles.  I love the shimmer and shine on this card, the pearl shimmer of the wreath just adds that little something to the white on white.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Card-io Majestix - Dotty Snowflakes; Clearly Besotted - Holiday Sentiments
  • Ink: Versa Color - Orchid, Seafoam, Sky Blue, Silver
  • Pen: Sakura Gelly Roll - Silver
  • Dies: Britannia Dies - Leaf Strip and Fern Strip
  • Accents: Cosmic Shimmer Mist - Pearl; Glossy Accents

Challenge entries:

Inkspirational - Challenge #69 - Word prompt 'Shine'
Dream Valley - Challenge #95 - Anything Goes
Love to Create - Challenge #142 - Make it for Christmas
613 Avenue Create - Challenge #98 - Anything Goes

I can't wait to see what the rest of the Design Team were inspired to create from this sketch, their cards and the challenge details can be found at the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge blog, here.  

I seem to have been on a little Guest Designer sprint this week and you're probably sick of seeing me popping up here and there in blogland!  But I've had a great time joining in with these fabulous teams.  The craft blogging community is such a wonderful place to be, don't you think?

That's all for the moment, bye for now...


  1. Congratulations on guest designing for CTS! Your card is gorgeous -- fabulous take on the sketch!

  2. Yes, many congrats on your guest spot. I certainly can see why you were chosen. This card is completely gorgeous.

  3. Beautiful card. Love CAS design and the clever use of dies. Thank you for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create.

  4. This is so elegant Anita, love it! x

  5. Perfect take on the sketch, Anita--such a beautiful wreath! And it's wonderful to have you guest designing with us, too!

  6. Congratulations on the awesome Guest Design spot, Anita! Chrissy is lucky to have you guesting! Your card is sensational!! Hugs, Darnell

  7. such a beautiful card, Neets! so happy to have you guesting for us this week! =)

  8. Congrats on ur GD :) love the soft look of ur wreath :) so very pretty!

  9. Congrats! Love your pretty card!

  10. Oh, wow! What a beautiful card! So glad to have you along as guest designer this week! :-)

  11. Gorgeous! Simple yet classy! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create!

    LTC DT
    Creative Fingers DT 
    Friday Sketch DT
    Sami Stamps DT

  12. This is lovely. No wonder it looks like practically every challenge wants you as their Guest Designer!

  13. Gorgeous with this shimmer wreath on the card.
    Thank you for playing with us at INKspirational Challenges for our "Shine" challenge.
    Pia xx

  14. Congrats and I love your take on the sketch and that pretty wreath!

  15. CONGRATS Anita on your Guset spot, so cool!! Love your take on the sketch !!!

  16. What a gorgeous card, Anita... you are so very, very worthy of this guest spot!! Congratulations!!
    =] Michele

  17. Congratulations on your guestie spot at CTS! You've created a gorgeous wreath!

  18. Congrats on your well deserved win over at CTS last month and another beautiful card to inspire us this month too! Hazel x

  19. Another stunner. Simple and yet so elegant.

    Thanks for sharing with us again

    Dream Valley

  20. Congrats on your guest designer spot Anita and your card looks amazing with all that yummy sparkle - hugs xx


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