Monday, October 29, 2012

A little sneakie peekie

 

 Hello my friends!  I hope you enjoyed a wonderful weekend, and if you are in the NE USA, my prayers are with you as this monster storm approaches!

With this sudden and extreme cold front/ hurricane force winds on the east coast, forecast of snow even here... I have to admit that it has put me in a bit of a holiday spirit!  Add to that the Nov 1 release from Our Daily Bread designs, and I think you can see why!  Today I'm giving you a sneak peek at one of the soon to be released  sets... Turtle Dove Ornament, as well as a sentiment from another set, Cardinal Ornament.

I am on a mission to create clean and quick cards for Christmas so that I actually have a hope of getting them done!  With that in mind... if you like CAS, I have several coming your way that might fit the bill!  For this card I simply used white card stock and some embossing powder from Sweet Stamps.  The embossing powder is  a bit older and does not have a color name on it, but it is what I would call "platinum".  It's a cross between gold and silver... sort of a flatter gold or "tan" gold, which I love with this flatter Prism Metallic Gold paper that I used to mat.  I also used a Holly Embossing Folder from Cuttlebug.  The ribbon is May Arts silk and the pearls are from AC Moore.  I used an inside oval from  Spellbinders Fancy Tags Two for the sentiment. I cut the ornament with a Spellbinders Classic Circle Large, which fits it perfectly!  WooHoo!!!  Sooo easy, so quick, yet elegant and festive I think. 


I am entering this in the following challenges:
 Addicted to Stamps Challenge - Things with Wings, Amusing Challenges -  Anything Goes Challenges 4 EverybodyAlways Anything Goes, Christmas Card Challenges -  must be Christmas - Pop It UpGingerloft -  No coloring Allowed, Glitter n Sparkle Monochrome,One Stitch At A Time -  Make 1 for Christmas, Robyn`s Fetish - Use an Embossing FolderThe Crafty Pad -  Christmas is coming,   Crafty Hazelnut's Christmasmust be Christmas -   No Patterned Papers,  Totally Gorjuss -  #155 Things with Wings, Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - must be Christmas – Circle, Crafty Ann's -  Christmas, Fairy Tale - Monochrome with Dies & Punches, Inspire Me Fridays – Always Anything Goes, Stampin' For The Weekend - Anything Goes

I hope you'll stop back on Nov. 1 to see the release and have the chance to win one of several great prizes!  Until then... be blessed!

42 comments:

marion said...

Wow, this is so stylish and beautifull, really like it a lot ! Have a lovely evening, hugs, Marion

Sandee Shanabrough said...

This is so gorgeous Grace!!! I love it!

Susan.... said...

Good evening Grace,
What a stunning card !
I love its simplicity . The embossing and beautiful bird bauble stamp, creates a wonderful ,yuletide creation !
Hugs
Susan x
Mallorca.Spain

Hazel said...

This is so elegant and beautiful - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 96 - hope to see you again soon. x

Karen W said...

Ok I know I have to have this new set now. This is gorgeous!!!

craftygranny said...

wow this is fabulous . That bauble is so cute i love it. Thanks for joining us at glitternsparkle hugs trisha x

ednamburgess said...

Sp beautiful. Nice job. Edna

scrappingnana said...

Wow Grace, this is so stunning. Love everything about it. TFS

MaxineD said...

Oh Grace this is such an elegant card,and absolutely beautiful with it!!
Blessings
Maxine

Sherry Kushibab said...

I know this is CAS but Grace you still have that special touch that takes it beyond that - a truly lovely card, elegant, lovely image (can't wait to see more), just downright beautiful!!! Hugs and good luck getting those Christmas cards done.

sam said...

Stunning card and thanks for joining us on glitternsparkle xx Sam DT

Only By His Grace said...

Beautiful card Grace.
It maybe CAS but it certainly is elegant.
Hugs Maz

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is so elegant Grace!! These sets work perfectly with CAS and I love the monochromatic colors and the embossing!!
hugs,
Chris

Kelley said...

Love this new CAS style for you! So pretty!!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Beautiful, Grace! Love the gold/white combo and CAS design.

Dawn Lancaster said...

Simply beautiful! Thank you for playing in the Christmas is Coming Challenge at The Crafty Pad this week!
Good Luck
Hugs
Dawn xx

susie said...

This is just beautiful - the use of embossing powder looks so Christmasy and I love the sentiment. Thanks for joining us over at CSAYL xxx

Michelle said...

Beautifull and very elegant this card. It is lovely.
Thanks for joining us at Fairytale.
LG Michelle

Diane said...

Just beautiful Grace !! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely card with us this week at The Crafty Pad !!

hugs Diane xx

Teresa said...

Hello Grace, What a fabulous card, thank you for sharing with us at Addicted to Stamps Things with wings challenge this week. Teresa x

kathi17 said...

This is so beautiful and elegant Grace.

I love the bauble, and the embossed holly goes perfectly with it. I know I am going to need this stamp!

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Grace.

Hugs Riet.xx

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Wow this is a really gorgeous card! Love the elegance of it.

Thanks for joining us as OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

me again... do you know that we have at Digi Darlas an all white challenge this week and your card would be fabulous for it :D

Martha Bailey said...

You are such a talented lady. I love looking at your work, but never left a comment before now. Just want to say you are an inspiration in more ways than one.

Conniecrafter said...

elegant, lovely card!

Betty Wright said...

Beautifully elegant, Grace! Love the all white with gold accenting!

Traci S. said...

I Just love this card. I have been trying to come up with an elegant cas card for this year. Your card is much more elegant than anything I could dream up! Beautiful job, grace!

He is able!
Traci

Traci S. said...

I Just love this card. I have been trying to come up with an elegant cas card for this year. Your card is much more elegant than anything I could dream up! Beautiful job, grace!

He is able!
Traci

Leanne ... said...

What a lovely Christmas card Grace. Nicely done.
Hugs & Blessings...Leanne

Dottie said...

Wow! I love the sheer simplicity of this card. Gold and white...this is one pristine lovely card that I would cherish if I received it.

Hazel said...

Beautiful card Grace - love the simplicity of it - just perfect.

Thanks for joining us this week over at Totally Gorjuss and I wish you the very best of luck.

I hope you will be able to come and join in the fun with us next week.

Take care

Toodle Pip

Hazel x

Pinkies Sparkly Creations said...

wow this is fsb love all the embossing thanks for joining us at glitter and sparkle and good luck emma xx

besitos said...

Love this! CAS and elegant, gorgeous Christmas card :) Thanks for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle -Paula DT

Toni Herron said...

Stunning Elegance!! Such beauty! Thank you for linking this card up with us this week at Glitter n Sparkle..
Toni - DT

Patty Chalas said...

That is a very cute Xmas card...thanks for playing along with us at CSAYL.

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Grace! I really hope you will consider linking this BEAUTIFUL card with us at Word Art Wednesdsay.
Blessings,
Karen L

PokSa said...

Beautiful card. I love it.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
xx Sandra

Ann Whitfield said...

This is absolutely fabulous Grace, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Nikki Byrne said...

Grace this is simply STUNNING!!! I am so inspired to try something similar now!! Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us at gingerloft this fortnight and good luck. hugs

NIKKI DT

Kjersti said...

Your card is gorgeous Grace - delicious with white and gold!
Thank you for joining us at Addicted to Stamps Things with wings challenge this week.
Hugs Kjersti:)

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Elegant card! Thanks for participating in our CSAYL challenge!!
~DEANNE~