Whimsy and Wonder Holly Christmas Card CCS 446

by Joanne James16. November 2021 12:00

It's Tuesday and time for a new challenge over at CAS Colours & Sketches. I am your host for the month of November and this week I have another colour challenge for you: 



 I am also playing along with Sue's challenge over at Addicted To CAS where the code word is 'circle' as I've used circles on my card today as part of my layout and design - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

The colour scheme for my challenge this week was taken straight from the oh-so-pretty Whimsy and Wonder designer paper. Mossy Meadow and Polished Pink is not a colour combination that shouts 'festive' particularly, but I do rather like it - especially with the addition of metallic silver. I chose one of the non-foiled patterns that has a tiny holly pattern on it and diecut a bunch of circles and added them in a vertically aligned column on my cardfront. I used a solid colour card base as I wanted them to blend in more than stand out against a brighter white, then overlaid them with a contrasting pink banner with my silver heat embossed sentiment, that I anchored with a piece of holly that I stamped, heat embossed, coloured and diecut with a stamp that is rather overlooked in the Whimsical Trees bundle I think:

I also added a simple silver twine bow (maybe a bit too blingy for a CAS card but it's Christmas - that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!), before finishing off the inside of my card with a sentiment greeting from the same set and a leftover partial circle- waste not, want not and all that!

I rather like this simple card and I think these colours work surprisingly well together. What do you think? I'd love you to leave me a comment below with your thoughts, or better still play along - I can't wait to see what you create!  

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

As a reminder, for our colour challenges, you must use all of the stated challenge colours. You may also use neutral colours; however, the challenge colours should be the most noticeable ones featured on your card. We use Stampin' Up! color names for reference, but you are welcome to use any other companies' products as long as you match the challenge colours as closely as possible.

Enjoy your day. I have one of the James Juniors home poorly today, so am juggling jobs with nurse duty. Not sure whether I'll manae a creative post tomorrow but will be back for sure on tursday with my TicTacToe post and a reminder that it will be the last day to save in the seasonal sale. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (7) -

Tracy Grauer
Tracy GrauerUnited States
11/16/2021 2:53:19 PM #

I love this card! Great CAS which are my favorites! And, yes, a little bling is completely wonderful!


VickyUnited Kingdom
11/16/2021 3:43:00 PM #

I absolutely love this colour palette Joanne so thanks for choosing it. Love your circle theme and what a good idea to mount the dsp circles onto the same colour card base as the background. Love the silver thread too. Everyone has their own idea about CAS but my own is that it's all about the clear space that give the elements room to breathe so this works for me! Sorry to hear that you have a poorly pudding at home - sending get well wishes! Vicky x


Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
11/16/2021 10:07:59 PM #

Love these colours - have got my thinking cap on for what I'll create with them xx


VickyUnited Kingdom
11/17/2021 5:15:04 PM #

Me again Joanne! Wanted to say thank you for sharing your beautiful design at Addicted to CAS too! Vicky x


Jenny Martin
Jenny MartinAustralia
11/18/2021 2:13:06 AM #

Wow so stylish and beautiful showcase of the colours!


Debbie Crowley
Debbie CrowleyUnited States
11/19/2021 12:05:56 AM #

Joanne, I had to comment. Love this card and that little bit of holly sprig beauty that you added makes  this great design.. Fabulous!!


Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
11/23/2021 8:03:13 PM #

Very subtle! It's an unexpected colour combination and I like that you made the Mossy Meadow front and centre.


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