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10/19/2015

Christmas Card Club - Simple Wreath

Hello & welcome. This post should have been published yesterday, but I totally forgot it was Christmas Card Club Sunday, so apologies to all my CCC Teammates! Before I share the card, let me extend a warm welcome to 2 lovely new followers:

Birgit of BB Creations  and Team Clark (Autumn) of Sew, Paper Paint
 
Thanks for joining here as followers, and I hope all my other blog buddies will give a visit to each of these nifty blogs. Birgit has some good movies reviewed, and Team Clark has some inspiring cards that I _know_ you'll want to enjoy.
 
We had a very busy week after we returned home, were out every single day at some appointment or other. However, on the plus side of all the runnin' round, we had gorgeous weather to enjoy. Over the weekend, even though the skies were blue with lovely sunshine, we did get some cooler temps.  Saturday, the sweatpants got dug out of the closet & Sunday morning, the heat was turned on for the main floor- the basement is still quite cozy with no heating as yet. Guess it's time for winter weather.
 
Here's the CAS wreath card...I was hunting for a Memory Box bramble wreath image that is hiding. So this simple stamp created a one layer card:
 
 
- Inkadinkadoo image inked with versamark, heat embossed with Ranger Christmas Green (has lots of red & green glitter bits in it).
 
- Pilot & pentel ink pens were used to color in the motif...and I think this is probably the _most_ CAS, one layer card I've ever done :-}
 
Do please check out my Christmas Card Club Teammates (listed on the right side bar) to see what CAS wreaths they shared. Thanks to Karen - for her CAS Simple Wreath Challenge, and my huge apologies for being so late in creating & posting!

Thanks for stopping by, and God Bless.

45 comments:

Loll said...

This is so pretty, Mary. LOVE the mix of colours in your glittery embossing powder. Perfectly CAS ... and perfectly beautiful. xx

Birgit said...

Thank you for mentioning moi:) I create cards too and love looking at all the pretty cards. Your one layer card here is fabulous! I always find the one layer cards hard to do. You pulled it off and with glitter:)

Maxine D said...

Stunningly elegant card Mary - I love it!!
Blessings
Maxine

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
what a wonderfully stamped wreath card.
I love the great glittery look.
Fab colouring of the stamped image too.
So glad you memory box die was in hiding as we wouldn't have seen this gorgeous card.
I'm off the the dentist today Boo Hoo.
Love and big hugs from my house to yours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

brenda said...

A beautifully elegant card Mary, there is something about the traditional Christmas colours that never fail to please and I am always happy to see a floral wreath and this holly one is a delight.

Sounds like it's turning a tad chilly your way as well, eldest daughter always has a USA school trip in Autumn half term. This year it's Washington and they leave on Friday, she said the other day last time they went there the colours and weather were glorious. Mind you with 96 teenagers in tow I'm not sure how much time the tutors get to actually take in the scenery.

B x

Sarah said...

Hi Mary, love this CAS and very elegant wreath. The weather is on the turn here in Dorset too but at present we are making do with snuggly throws and blankets as the valve on our pump has decided to break!! Thankfully the heating engineer will be here tomorrow to sort us out and I guess it's better that it happened now than in the depths of winter!! xx

Christine Harrop said...

This is so pretty Mary. The stamp is lovely and coloured beautifully. We have log burners on every day now. John really feels the cold - mind you I do too but not quite like him .. lol! Hugs Christine xx.

Sammy said...

Oh this is so lovely Mary! LOVE the effect of that embossing powder.
It's been getting pretty chilly here in the UK too. (But then, let's face it, it was never exactly warm to begin with, hahaha) But I don't mind so much at the moment because it's been mostly dry too, which is unheard of for this time of year! Ihis means I don't get soaked on the way to work, and can enjoy all the beautiful colours of the trees on the way. so inspiring! x

Sue said...

Hi Mary, Glad you are having nice weather. We are much colder now, but so far I've not put the heating on, but it won't be long.

Lovely card.

Hope you have a lovely day. Sue

Petra Swart said...

What a beautiful CAS card, Mary!!! Love your beautiful wreath with the lovely bow!!!!
Have a great day!!!!
Hugz

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Your CAS card turned out beautifully Mary with the traditional holly wreath image. Love it.
Lorraine

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Such a pretty card Mary! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx

dutchess said...

Glad you are home safe and had a lovely visit.....loving your CAS wreath....beautiful green Mary.....so vibrant....heating on here now,winter is nearly here too.....xxxx

Shona Erlenborn said...

You did a fabulous job on this Mary! Love the coloring inside your embossed wreath - very elegant - not CAS!

Hazel said...

Mary, s very pretty gorgeous card. Yes it's time for the winter clothes here too. Hazel xv

Bonnie said...

A beautiful wreath! Love all that white space that shows off the wreath to perfection! Stay warm!

Team Clark said...

Hey there, Mary! Thanks so much for the sweet shoutout - you are a dear! I live in Easley, almost in Liberty and would love to get together sometime. I work in downtown Greenville. Are you a frequenter of Scrapbook Cottage/Creations in Spartanburg? I go a few times a year. Anywho - lovely Christmas card, so perfect! Beautiful embossing and hints of color! Love that wreath stamp!!!

Pat said...

This glittery holly wreath is a beauty Mary and just so elegant and love the red bow too. x

jimlynn said...

Fantastic one layer beauty! Love the shine on the wreath and the bow. VERY PRETTY!
Lynn

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful, Mary!! I love the sparkly wreath!! The colors are fabulous!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Rita said...

Gorgeous card Mary. Clean and Simple as asked for. Hope your well honey. Hugs Rita xxxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Very sparkling holly wreath, so lovely!

Redanne said...

Totally stunning Mary, I cannot do CAS cards myself but if I could I would want to make a beauty like this one! Hugs, Anne xx

Jean said...

A beautiful CAS card Mary. This is such a pretty wreath and it looks lovely with the traditional colours and sparkly embossing.
Jean x

cotnob said...

A super card Mary, such a fabulous CAS design.
Pauline
x

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous CAS card.

Kath x

pam said...

Beautiful CAS card Mary, lovely colours and sparkle.
Hugs
Pam x

rachel said...

this is beautiful mary - I love the simplicity of your wreath - its gorgeous!!! Fabulous! Rachel x

Carol said...

Love your CAS wreath card Mary, the sparkle really shows up on the photo. Something about wreaths just make them perfect for CAS cards I think...you might see a few more from me before the year is out! Carol x

Donna said...

Fabulous wreath card Mary!

Stampsnob. said...

Very pretty it looks eloquent but simple.......Lis

Donna said...

Wonderful CAS card Mary. Really love the simplicity. Thanks for sharing it. I hope you have a wonderful week!

Kim Heggins said...

Maybe a simple wreath but it is so beautiful. Love your sweet red bow.

Donna Ellis said...

ooooooooh! How pretty your oval wreath is, Mary! Beautiful colors, and the red bow just sets it off wonderfully! Gorgeous! hugs, de

Charlene said...

What a beautiful card Mary!!! The weather is beautiful here to with the trees starting to show color! I love fall!! I hope you have a wonderful day!

Brenda in IN said...

I love the beautiful wreath and the sparkle of it. It is easy to mail as well. Sounds like you have been really getting a lot done since your trip. Glad you still have some sunshine and warm weather there. We had a cold spell and now it's warmer for a while. We turned on our furnace too for a while.

Pia S said...

A very elegant Christmas design, perfect for postage, it sure will come in handy in a months time or so:)

Diane said...

Lovely stamped wreath design and sparkly colors Mary.

Hugs Diane

Jacee said...

This is a lovely design Mary, very elegant.
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Mrs A. said...

This is both classy and elegant. The sparkle shows up perfectly in your picture. The weather is set to take a nose dive this weekend so me thinks I will be getting out the thicker duvet to put back on the bed. hugs Mrs A.

Pippa said...

Classy and pretty card Mary. I love it.

Anita in France said...

What a stunning wreath, Mary ... the shimmer is beautiful and I love the little touches of colour against all that glorious white! Just wonderful! Hugs, Anita :)

Liz said...

Wonderful CAS card. The wreath is really lovely. xx

Zoe Tant said...

Simple elegance Mary. Zx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

A very pretty CAS card!