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Monday, November 9, 2015

Clean, Simple, Cute and Christmassy

Oh, the name of this post gave me nightmares. This is the new challenge for November at The Cutie Pie challenge blog!  I don't do simple...I mean, I work so hard at doing simple that it's not just a challenge, it's punishment. So when I saw this on my challenge list, I groaned.  I sat for a couple of hours in my craft room going through my rubber stamps and then my digitals, then my sentiments, then just sitting and thinking...and here's what I came up with. This sentiment and image are such a wonderful play on the story:  The Night Before Christmas.


Now that you've looked at it, you're thinking: that's so simple it only took her 15 minutes to make. HA! Go ahead and believe that...but if you know me or follow my blog, you'll see I don't do CAS cards.

I've had this stamp for years and have never used him. He's from High Hopes, and so is the sentiment. I colored him with Copics and I used Sparkle n Sprinkle Crystal Ice Glitter on his robe and nightcap. What I love about this image are his bunny slippers! I've had this red metallic paper that I used for my base and guess what...that's it. I know, it's so unlike me to not have a list of supplies. I love using the color red at the holidays...it's cheerful and happy and this little moose is just perfect in a red robe with green sash. Very traditional colors, and my favorite this time of year.

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The Team at The Cutie Pie Challenge are so talented and their cards for this CLEAN, SIMPLE, CUTE AND CHRISTMASSY challenge are outstanding. I looked at them as they posted them and they were all so cute and here I was struggling. As the queen of gems, pearls, lace, ribbon and bows, this card is one of the only ones you'll ever see me make that is clean and simple.

Take a look at the Design Team's cards for inspiration and I hope you'll join us this month at The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog.

                                                                         Hugs,
                                                Gail

This card is entered in the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge, Inspiration Destination, Crafty Catz, Card and Scrap, Christmas Card Challenges, A Snowflake's Promise, Whimsy Inspires, Glitter n Sparkle, Li'l Patch of Crafty Friends, Crafty Girls Creations, Art by Miran, Simply Paper Crafts, Crafting with Friends, A Gem of a Challenge, Corrosive Challenges, Crazy 4 Challenges, Crafting by Designs, Sparkle n Sprinkle, Ching-Chou Kuik's Challenge, High Hopes, One Crazy Stamper, My Whimsical Little World, 2 Creative Chicks, Crazyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra, Unicorn Challenge, Digi Stamps 4 Joy, The Sisters of Craft, Animal Friends, Crafting With an Attitude, CMD Challenge, Penny Black and More, Scrapbook Blessings, Sweet Stamps, Where the Heart Is, Not Just Cards, Colouring in ScrapLand, Paper Take Weekly, Word Art Wednesday, Creative Fingers

44 comments:

  1. Oh Gail....you do cas so beautifully!!!! Absolutely adorable image too

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  2. This is beautiful Gail, you have made me smile about the CAS, I know what you mean struggle myself. Sue x

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  3. A wonderful card...Love the sentiment!! xx

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  4. Oh my, this is such great fun! I just love his bunny slippers!! Brilliant card, thanks for sharing at Unicorn, Claire DT x

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  5. Evening Gail what a wonderful card I love the image and your sentiment is wonderful.
    Debs xxx
    {Debs Cards}


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  6. Hi,

    Lovely card. Nice colours. Thanks for joining us at CWF
    Hugs
    Claudia
    DT Crafting With Friends
    http://knutselmeisjes.blogspot.be/

    May I ask you to use this link to be able to have a chance to win: http://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/challenge-10.html

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  7. What an adorable moose, and I also just LOVE his bunny slippers!! I know exactly what you mean about clean and simple -- just fight the urge to add a little of this here and that over there - hahaha !! A true challenge, just like I find masculine cards hard to do. Looks like you've aced the look with your creation, though, Gail.

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  8. This is really cute. The moose really rocks. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 208th AG challenge! Blessings, Carole

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  9. Fabulous CAS Christmas card Gail, love that image.
    Wendy xx

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  10. I don't know how you resisted using this stamp before now - it's fabulous. Love that you kept the design CAS. Thank you for joining in the Anything Goes challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

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  11. Love this stamp! You did an awesome job on the CAS design! Thanks for playing along with us over at High Hopes Stamps!

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  12. Gail, what a great CAS card. Lovely colouring.
    Thank you for joining our challenge at
    Digistamps4Joy this week and good luck.. Ursula Uphof DT member

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  13. Such a lovely and fun card!
    Takk for at du deltar hos CardAndScrap.
    Siri DT

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  14. Fabulous CAS card Gail thank you for joining us over on Crafty Catz this week
    Dianne x
    CC DT

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  15. Aw this is lovely :) /thanks for joining in at WTHI, Claire xXx

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  16. Fantastic card - the fuzzy bunny slippers just make me giggle! Love the touches of glitter on your CAS card.
    Thank you for joining our challenge at High Hopes Stamps

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  17. SO cute! I love how you added the pop of sparkle to his robe. Great job! Thanks for joining us at SparkleNSprinkle Creative Challenge this month! Jess - Guest DT

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  18. Cute christmas card!

    Thank you for joining us at Card and Scrap.

    Jytte, DT :)

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  19. Oh what an ADORABLE image!!! I love moose!!! And you did a wonderful job coloring. I have been working on CAS myself. Thank you for joining the November challenge at Scrapbook Blessings Club :) Hugs...Janie

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  20. aww...made me smile! Love this CAS card...Thanks for entering our challenge this week, at Glitter n Sparkle - Vic, DT x

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  21. Awww...so cute!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

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  22. Gail - this made me smile! I love your CAS Christmas card, especially the little bit of glimmer on his robe - thanks for joining our November challenge at One Crazy Stamper!

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  23. Thank you for joining us this month at
    MWLW
    Hugggs Lori X x X

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  24. Beautiful card and lovely layout, thanks for sharing your excellent work cheers Sue N x

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  25. What a fun card! Lovely CAS Style. Thanks for sharing with us this month. Lisa DT Unicorn Challenge

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  26. Adorable card. That moose is so cute. Thanks for joining the Crafting With An Attitude challenge.

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  27. That moose is hilarious and you colored it well! So very blessed that you joined our Word Art Wednesday Challenge last week. We just started a new one and we would like for you to link with us again. Leaving you with the inspiration of God's Word in Colossians 2:6-7 which tells us, "So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness." Have a wonderful week...

    JO ANN
    http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

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  28. This one leaves me with a big smile Gail!!! Love the glow behind the flame too - a perfect finishing touch.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Christmas Card Challenges.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  29. Gail this is super cute and beautiful
    Thanks for join us at
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    Hope to see you again and goodluck

    Karin


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  30. Very cute Christmas card. Lovely design. Thank you for joining us at Crafting with Friends this week. Hope to see you back ere again soon. Judy DT

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  31. What a great fun design and a fab CAS design .Thanks for playing Crafting by Designs Challenge Love and hugs Carole x DT

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  32. Just gorgeous!!! This card is so funny, I love the sentiment! Thanks for playing along with our Challenge at Creative Craft Cottage. We're so glad you joined us!

    Best, Sonia
    www.scrapsugar.wordpress.com
    www.creativecraftcottage.blogspot.com

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  33. Fab card. Thanks for entering the My Whimsical Little World Challenge. Good Luck.

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  34. CAS perfection and definitely cute! Thanks for joining in with our challenge at Simply Papercraft

    Sharon (Glittertastic)
    DT Member

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  35. Brilliant card Gail, that's a great Moose! Super colouring and a perfect CAS design, Jx

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  36. When I saw your name with the thumbnail over on the CHNCC2 blog, thought "I've never seen Gail do CAS before." But you did it so well. I totally understand what you said about CAS cards being so hard. Sometimes they are way harder than a super layered, embellished card. You did a fabulous job and I love his little bunny slippers, too. Thanks for playing with CHNCC2.

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  37. Love this one Gail, but was so not what I expected from you. You do fussy and fancy brilliantly, but you also do CAS amazingly well too! One very talented lady here! Thank you so much for joining in the Ching-CHou Kuik Challenge this time. Hope to see you again.

    Hugs Vannessa
    Ching-Chou Kuik DT

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  38. Gorgeous creation thanks for sharing with us over at My Whimsical Little World this month. Good with the challenge.
    Hugs
    Marie DT
    Xxxx

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  39. Oooo what a great fun image and sentiment and thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month, Luv Sam x

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  40. beyond charmng, LOVE the bunny slippers. Love your card Gail :) :) :)

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  41. A great card - thanks for joining us at the Sisters of Craft Challenge.

    Helen x

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  42. Great card and nice colouring! Thank you so much for joining us at Colouring in Scrapland!

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  43. Just go for it Gail i´m flattered. I loooove this stamp he is adorable(just my stile) and the text are sooo perfekt. I will came back for more inspiration. Thanks for visiting my blog and leving some trace so I could find your blog.

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