Monday, 12 March 2018

Deck the halls with just one bough of holly!

Boughs of holly are very festive, aren't they? But a whole hall decked out with them is hardly clean and simple, and I wanted to go CAS with this card so that I could enter the brand new challenge called CAS Christmas which promises to be right up my street.

I've used stitched square and rectangle dies and a holly die, which doesn't have any embossed details, so I added a few strokes of gel pen, and a sentiment stamped with Altenew stamps that I won in the Playground recently.

I am sharing this with

C.R.A.F.T. - Christmas 
The Holly and Ivy Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Santa or Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland - Stitching Real or Faux
and of course
CAS Christmas - Holly


  1. Love that pretty holly paper background Jane. Great idea to add some white to your holly leaves - gives them great dimension. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Christmas!

  2. Beautiful layers while still maintaining a CAS look, Jane! Love the little holly background and your beautiful die cut holly! Thanks for sharing this with us at CAS Christmas!

  3. I love your DP background, just enough to make a statement but not overwhelm. Perfect for that little holly die cut. thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas :)

  4. Beautiful creation!
    Ingunn GDT CRAFT Challenge

  5. A super CAS card. Love those stitching dies.
    Thanks for joining our Christmas challenge at CRAFT this week.
    Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

  6. Oh this is beautiful, what a stunning card, Off to look at that challenge too as I love CAS. Thanks for sharing with us on Winter Wonderland this fortnight, Love Hazelx

  7. I love that you placed the holly leaves and berries at the bottom-left corner of the pretty holly DP background. The white gel pen lines turn a flat paper holly into a lively holly. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up. Hideko :-)

  8. This is so classy, Jane! I love the CAS design! Thanks for joining in at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge.

    love Mags B x

    PS Fa la la la la, la la la laa!

  9. This is so pretty, Jane. Great design and the white gel pen details gives your die cut holly the needed dimension. Thank you for joining us at CAS Christmas. x