Sunday, 4 January 2015

Christmas Card Club - Clean and Simple in Red, Green and White

Carol at CM Design chose Clean and Simple in Red, Green and White for our first 2015 Christmas Card Club challenge.

I am hoping that I kept this card Clean and Simple enough. I had originally planned to place the image on the red diecut mat and then mount that directly on the white card.  But the white card was 5 1/2 inches square and the red mat looked too small. I then got the idea to add the green glitter mat but then realized the only snippet I had was not large enough. So I cheated and trimmed the card base down.

Wish I had thought of that before I added the green! Think I would have liked it better with the red mat sitting on the trimmed down white card. I did think about prying the green piece off but decided that seemed too likely to lead into bending or tearing the card...oh well...best laid plans and all that!!


The image is a Bugaboo digital image, coloured with copics and a quick dash of some clear Wink of Stella over the shoe stripes. heel, and the center of the poinsettia. The red mat is Spellbinders Parisian
and the snippet of green glitter paper is DCWV. Red gems from stash.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

1. Christmas Card Club - Clean and Simple Red, green and White
2. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
3. Catch the Bug - January Anything Goes ( I used a bugaboo image)

PS  Stay tuned Jan 5th for a post on this blog, outlining the  Rudolph Day Challenge Rules and a photo of January's prize...a lovely Memory Box Christmas die.

32 comments:

brenda said...

A really striking card Mo and think you have nailed the CAS requirement perfectly.

Have taken a note of the Rudolph Day date, but feel free to nudge me if I forget !

Happy New Year.

B x

Veerle said...

Love this CAS card Maureen.
Greetings from Veerle.

cotnob said...

Such an elegant card, I think the green looks perfect behind the red die cut - a fabulous clean design.
Pauline
x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Hi Scrappymo, I like it with the green background - think it makes the image stand out more. A lovely card.
Lorraine

dutchess said...

Hi Maureen what a great image and I love the die cutmat....wink of stella...amazing stuff.....xxxxx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,fab design.xxx

Sue said...

Beautiful card Mo and Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!! huggles Sue xxxxxxxxx

Pia S said...

You should put this in the Anything Goes challenge over at Catch the Bug too....
I think the green glitter paper works with this design. You could make another one without too, then you've got 2 cards ready, lol.

jimlynn said...

I actually love the green on here! So sparkly and that image is very cute too. Fantastic card.
Lynn

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Maureen and Happy New Year to you!
Love your card, the shoe image is gorgeous and so is your colours and design, hugs Kate x

Mrs A. said...

I think the green matt is perfect for the red. I like it anyway. Love the high heel shoe too. hugs Mrs A. (ValeryAnne).

MaryH said...

Mo, I was reading your post & smiling, as I did the same thing with the CAS. My 1st attempt was nearly ready for the die I had intended to use. Had a think, and decided it was perhaps not as CAS as could be, so revamped it about 2:30am. We must be related!!! I LOVE the image and your mats are gorgeous. Love the interpretation you put on the challenge and I think the red lace against the green glitter looks very elegant. Great card! Will try to email tomorrow to catch up on things. Hope you & Al had a fantastic holiday season, and are all set for wonderful things in 2015. TFS & Hugs

Jenny L said...

Hi Maureen,
great card for the CC Club.
Love your fab shoe image, and the wonderful die cut it's such a pretty die.
You can't beat a little glitter for Christmas.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Carol said...

Love this Maureen and the green glitter layer looks fabulous...a great CAS card. thanks for joining me with this first challenge of the year. Carol x

Jean said...

This is a super card Mo, and I like the green glitter card.I love the shoe image as well.
Jean x

Rita said...

What a beautiful CAS card Maureen. Hugs Rita xxx

Sandra H said...

Absolutely fabulous is your card!

Kathleen said...

Well this is certainly a totally different image for a Christmas card and a great card it is too.

Kath x

Hettie said...

Happy New Year Honey. Gorgeous card there.
Look forward to seeing your Rudolph Day pre-post tomorrow.
Hugs.
xx

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card.

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm sure it would have been gorgeous either way, Maureen, but there sure isn't anything negative that can be said about it this way, IMHO! It's fabulous and another inspirational card for the Snippets Playground!! I hope your Christmas was wonderful and I wish you all the best in the new year!! Hugs, Darnell

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Very pretty card!
And Happy New Year!

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Maureen loving this card it looks very elegant and festive, a super simple design and that shie image is awesome.
hugs
lorraine x

Karen Petitt said...

Absolutely gorgeous Mo and I think it is a CAS card. Hope you are well and had a lovely Christmas xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Happy New Year Maureen. I think the green glitter works well so I definitely wouldn't change it. A great card to give to a girlfriend. Hugs Susan x

Cynthia said...

Very elegant CAS design. Thanks so much for joining the Anything Goes Challenge at Catch the Bug this week!

Pia S said...

As I'm a guest designer over at Bugaboo I'm back to say thanks for entering Catch the Bug's Anything Goes and good luck in the challenge! Glad to see you entered your simple and stylish card!

Christine Harrop said...

This is lovely Maureen! The Bugaboo shoe is gorgeous! Sorry I'm on;y just getting round to checking out the blogs. This is the first time I have been here since before Christmas! Hugs Christine xx

Cindy said...

CAS and very elegant. Love this! Thanks for sharing with us at Catch the Bug. Cindy-GDT

Dawn Frost said...

Nice shoes, wish I could wear something like that, lol! Thanks for joining us for Catch the Bug Saturday Challenge Dawn - GDT.

Carol L said...

Ahh, I love the sparkle behind this classy and elegant shoe! Beautiful die-cut panel to showcase the image too!

SARN said...

FANTASTIC looking card . . . I really love this one Mo.

Hugs, Sarn xxx