Monday 2 November 2015

Happy Little Stampers November 2015 CAS Challenge

Hi there

Well, we're at the beginning of another month and that means it's new CAS Challenge time at Happy Little Stampers.  We have another great technique challenge for you, here it is...

This challenge is sponsored by

and one lucky winner will receive this fabulous stamp set!

For my DT card I decided to go super CAS and I love how it turned out...

I knew this challenge would be coming up so while I was at a craft show in the summer I treated myself to a little gilding flakes starter kit by Honey Doo Crafts.  It's got everything you need to get started.  There are lots of different shades of flakes but as I'd never used them before I just went with their one tone gold, Golden Sands.

I stamped the bauble and sentiment with the mixed media glue onto some deep red cardstock, followed the instructions that came with the kit and's a closer look.

I then simply die cut the image with a rectangle die and mounted this onto my card base with 3D foam.  I almost went for a black card base but I think the red and gold looks quite classy on the white.  What do you think?

Materials used:
  • Stamps: Marion Emberson Designs - Sparkling Christmas; Happy Little Stampers - Mixed Christmas Sentiments
  • Gilding Flakes: Honey Doo Crafts - Golden Sands (together with starter kit)
  • Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities - Classic Rectangles

I'm going to link this card up at the following challenges:

Merry Monday - Challenge #178 - Red and Gold
Crazy 4 Challenges - Challenge #310 - Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Challenge #253 - It's Time to Sing (The First Noel)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Challenge Extra for November - Anything Goes

My teamies over at Happy Little Stampers have created some wonderful cards for this challenge, if you have the time please drop by and see what they've made, you won't be disappointed.  And we also have a Guest Designer joining us this month, the fabulous Karen Mead of Made by Meadie.  Please stop by her blog and show her some love, her card is amazing!

And you don't need to use gilding flakes for this challenge.  There are lots of ways to add gilding and there is some help for you over at the challenge blog, here, if you are unsure.  There is a definition and some tutorials for you.  I can't wait to see your creations this month.


  1. Stunning Anita! Classy on red too my friend . . . LOVE it! Hazel xx

  2. This card really stands out, CAS perfection and really quite stunning.The restricted colour palette and the layout is fabulous x

  3. Fantastic! So elegantly CAS!


  4. in swoon-inducing gorgeous! Amazing how red and shimmers of gold can have such an impact...

  5. I think this is stunning ..... love the red on white. CAS perfection! xx

  6. Red and gold is simply stunning and your CAS card is a winner! I love everything about it! the simple design really works with that stamp and the medium really shines!! Thank you for sharing this at Merry Monday!

  7. WOW ... LOVE the gold gilding flakes on the deep red background. STUNNING, Anita!! I do love it on the white. :) xx

  8. Love, love, love the gold ornament on the red card, Anita! I'm so glad to see you linked it with the Merry Monday challenge too! Awesome card, my friend!

  9. Anita, this is super CAS and brilliant. I love those pops of gold wth the red. Gorgeous! xx

  10. So pretty. The gold embossed ornament looks great on the red.

  11. Awesome! Love every design detail! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

  12. I love this simple yet elegant card Anita!!


    Anita I cant speak
    This is so adorable so CAS and so clever
    red white and Gold ELEGANT Card Anita
    LUV so much
    see you soon sweety...

  14. This is gorgeous! It's so stunning on the white card base.

  15. Spotted this beauty at Merry Monday - just love the elegant simplicity!

  16. Super CAS ad super elegant! Love this card, Anita!

  17. Beautiful card, Anita. I love the gold bauble on the red b/ground, looks so festive.

  18. super chic et si élégant, biz

  19. Love your beautiful Cas card Anita - it looks stunning:) xx

  20. This is SO neatly done Anita... it looks amazing!
    Chrissie xx

  21. Such simple elegance with a huge "wow" factor!!

  22. Another really gorgeous card, Anita! I love how the gold gilding pops against the rich red panel, and your CAS design is just perfect!

  23. This is just stunning, Anita. Wow! CAS at it's best!


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