Friday, 23 August 2013

Addicted to CAS meets more Christmas NBUS...

NOTE:  This is my second post of the day...please scroll down to have a peek at the first one :)

Hi guys!

How we all doing?  I imagine all my fellow countrymen (and women!) are looking forward to what promises to be a nice sunny bank holiday weekend!  Fingers crossed!

Today's card is for the challenge at Addicted To CAS which is 'Holiday'.  I haven't played along with them for a while now and this card came to me straight off when I saw the code word.

I think this could be the first card I've ever made without a sentiment...?!  There wasn't really any room for a sentiment, plus I figured that with a sparkly Christmas wreath slapped on the front it was pretty obvious what occasion the card is for!  ;)  This wreath stamp is an NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff...check out Darnell's blog for the full run down!)  Also, I think this would count as a QACAS card too...again, see Darnell for the meaning.  I love that she comes up with her own language...every one of Darnell's posts are a learning experience, you've got to give them a read if you haven't already!  She makes some stunning cards too, but I think that goes without saying ;)

In real life this card is a little more interesting than it looks in this picture because I added sparkles!!  It would hardly be Christmas without sparkles would it?!!  Let's see if you can see it a bit better in this picture...

...hmm..maybe?!  Sparkles and a splash of red and I was happy :)  Oh, I nearly forgot...the glittery wallpaper has made another appearance - love this stuff!  Just for another little Christmas sparkle :)

Thanks for stopping by, I love seeing you all ;)

Card:     Paper Mill Direct - White, Black, Grey; Graham & Brown - Disco Black wallpaper
Stamps: Penny Black - Star Dance
Ink:        Ranger - Perfect Medium
Other:    WOW! - Ebony e/p; pearls; silver glitter glue


  1. Hi Sian. Gorgeous stylized Christmas wreath. Love the classic colors of black and white ... and the little touch of red is perfect. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS. Loll

  2. Dramatic, beautiful and those red berries make it festive!

  3. Gorgeous card - I love the pop of the red berries! Well done on using some NBUS - Darnell will be so proud LOL - hugs xx

  4. Darnell IS so, so proud of you, Sian! To have you use NBUS flutters my heart, but to have you use QACAS, too, has me smiling all over my face!! Thank you so much for the complimentary shoutout!*

    Your card is CASlicious perfection! I love the sketchy wreath with the sparkles and the WOW factor of the berry bling!! The layering is stunning, too, BTW!!

    *Your check is in the post. :)

  5. HI Sian - this is definitely QACAS, and it's good to know you have used NBUS. (I love Darnell too)! This is such a classy wreath image, and the glitter, and touch of red, makes it extra-special.
    Thanks so much for joining us at ATCAS - Sylvia xx

  6. I freakin' love this card you could totally frame it!!!
    Hey hun don't know if you got my email with pics of Gracie, sent a while a go but phone playing up!
    Kelly xx


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