A New Challenge At Time Out – #150 – We Challenge You To Be … Merry And Cheerful!

Hello … bonjour!  Our festive new challenge has just started at Time Out … and this fortnight We Challenge You To Be … Merry And Cheerful!  Here’s my CAS take on it …

This graphic, shimmery tree is courtesty of Uniko (Rustic Christmas).  I stamped it directly onto the card base, heat embossed it ombré style using three blue hued embossing powders, then added a layer of holographic EP for sparkle.  The frame was cut with a die from Simply Graphic, heat embossed in the same blues as the tree and adhered to the base.  I finished off with a star atop the tree and a simple sentiment, also from Uniko (Background Builders:  Christmas).  How about a glance at all that shimmer … 


How will you interpret ‘merry and bright’?  We’d love to see what you create in our gallery!  This time round, we’re sponsored by Uniko (thanks, Bev!) … our winner, as voted for by the DT, will receive an in stock stamp set of their choice … and will be invited to guest design with us in a future challenge.  Details are over at Time Out … where you’ll find heaps of inspiring ideas from our fabulous DT … and from our talented Guest Designer, Angie from Cimbacreativefun.  Why not pop over for a visit with Angie … you’ll find a wealth of wonderful inspiration … and you can always say hello while you’re there!

My shimmery, CAS Christmas tree is heading to …

Fusion – Christmas (below) … inspired by the trees (though I’d happily have that Citroen 2CV!)

Just Us Girls – Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Monday – Let’s Sparkle

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Traditional Christmas (Christmas trees are traditional!)

Uniko – Christmas … with the tree option

Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂



29 thoughts on “A New Challenge At Time Out – #150 – We Challenge You To Be … Merry And Cheerful!

  1. sandie

    All that amazing shimmer-you have to be the Queen of this-always done to perfection! And love the ombre look. Really like that frame and love it pops up slightly-a true Merry and Bright card!

  2. Angie

    Wow! Gorgeous embossing and the colors in ombre like that are stunning! Really pretty card! Thanks for inviting me along for the challenge!

  3. Michele Ferguson

    Anita, you DO have a way with glimmer shimmer!! It is so very beautiful, my friend! I never would have thought to use three shades of blue embossing powders – I don’t even own one shade of blue – but cherish the little sachet of glitter you sent me years ago! xx

  4. Darnell Jean Knauss

    Oh, wow, that really is a brilliant tree design, isn’t it?! It looks very 3D! I love the way you’ve made your design, Anita! The schparkle is – in a word – brilliant and I love the ombre blue hues!! LYAMYMA! HTTAS! Happy Holidays! Hugs, Darnell

  5. conil

    All that ombre and embossing makes this tree fairly glow…it is definitely festive and, oh so, very merry. Love the addition of the frame, draws the eye in and keeps it there. What a lovely, clean card. You’re are simply the best.

    1. Jane

      That’s totally gorgeous! Love the sparkly ombre tree, brilliant use of that Uniko stamp.Thanks for playing at Uniko, hope to see you join in with future challenges too.

  6. BarbGhig

    Gorgeous CAS design, Anita! Your sparkly tree is so pretty and I love that you chose blue for your color palette! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Fusion…We always enjoy seeing your cards in the gallery, my friend! Barb xx

  7. Kara

    Such a gorgeous tree in ombre blue, Anita! I love the holographic shimmer you added too! The thin frame and silver star along with the amazing tree are what I’ve come to know as classic CAS as only Anita can do! So inspiring, my friend!

  8. kimheggins

    WOW! So in love with your gorgeous blue Christmas tree, those colors are just amazing! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

  9. Cornelia (fun stamping)

    Such wonderful sparkle on your simple tree! Thank you so much for your sweet Christmas card – it arrived today – together with the card I sent to you….not sure why it came back to me…. as far as I could tell, there was nothing wrong with it. The mailman must have been utterly confused – or perhaps overworked?! I will try another mailing tomorrow, hopefully with more success.

  10. Linda Walmsley

    Beautifully CAS …. love the sparkle too. All the best for 2020 and Thank You for playing along with the Uniko Challenge xx


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