Tuesday 26 October 2021

Say it with a label

Hello, crafting friends!

Welcome to another fun challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches! I have really enjoyed hosting the challenges in October and for my last challenge of the month I've devised a sketch to inspire you:

The digital version of the sketch looks quite full-on but this really is a clean and simple idea I promise! I envisaged a curve of stamping or die-cutting, topped with a sentiment label, and with lots of that all-important clear space in the background. Here's my version:

I used one of my favourite botanical winter stamp sets, Winter Foliage by Uniko, stamping the fir branch once then turning it upside down, masking off one of the fronds and stamping again. I added stamped holly leaves to the arrangement. After this, I stamped another holly leaf, the fir cone and some clusters of berries on scraps of card stock and fussy cut them.

For my label, I used a small shaped die and stamped it with a sentiment from Clearly Besotted's Red Robin. I glued this to my fir branch and holly stamping and added the fussy cut elements and some clear gems to finish.

And now it's your turn! Do hop over to the CAS Colours and Sketches challenge site to check out the beautiful samples from the design team. You'll find the Linky Tool at the bottom of the post so that you can share your own creation with us. Don't forget to keep your card nice and clean and simple - and above all, have fun! 

I'm linking this card up with a new-to-me challenge The Sparkles Christmas Challenge, where the  theme this month is Flora and/or Fauna; also Merry Little Christmas where Anything Goes; and Rudolph Day over at Scrappy Mo's where we make a Christmas card on the 25th of each month (you have until the end of the month to join in!)

The puppy fun and games are still going on here!

This photo was taken in a rare moment when they kept still for two minutes having discovered some interesting smell!

Sending hugs,


  1. A beautiful foliage and pine cone spray,teamed with a wonderful sentiment.Eva and her friend do look engrossed

  2. Beautiflly CAS Christmas Card. Happy Rudolph Day (belatedly!).

    That DOES look like an interesting smell for the pups.

    Hyg hug Sarn! xxx

  3. I am in love with this card, Vicky! So pretty!!

  4. This is just beautiful. Luckily I saw it after I placed my order for the passionflower stamps lol! Thanks for being an enabler. Lx

  5. An extremely elegant creation Vicky, I would be more than happy to have that grace my mantle.

    B x

  6. Such a beautiful CAS card Vicky. Thank you for joining in the Rudolph Days Challenge this month.

    Sue xx

  7. So, so pretty, Vicky! Love the sprays of greenery, my favorite decor, lol. Beautiful design! Thanks so much for playing at Sparkles!

  8. Hi Vicky, I have my DT hat on over here at Sparkles Christmas Challenge, admiring your beautiful card. You created the perfect grouping for your sketch and our theme. Thank you for joining in!

  9. This is a great sketch, Vicky, and I love how you've used it with the Christmas greenery and pretty stitched label!

  10. Great implementation of the sketch!!

  11. Oh Vic this is just beautiful! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at Merry Little Christmas!
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

    P.S. This also fits the brand new PEACE ON EARTH CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE. I hope you'll come check it out!

  12. That’s a lovely winter foliage card Vicky, and those pups look seriously intrigued xxx

  13. Gorgeous card! I love this sketch:)

  14. Love it Vicky, this is wonderful! xx Michal

  15. That sprig of winter foliage is just perfect for a festive embellishment and draws the eye to your sentiment beautifully. Another great sketch (especially when one pays attention to the non-geometrical element!) Have thoroughly enjoyed your choices this month - big shoes for me to fill in November!

  16. Beautiful CAS card!
    Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas Challenge!

  17. Beautiful card Vicky.
    Thanks so much for joining us for our Merry Little Christmas Challenge for October 2021.
    We hope to see you again soon,
    Lou DT xo
    JemLou Productions


I'd love to know what you think. Do leave me a comment - it always makes my day! Vicky x

(In line with new Data Protection legislation (GDPR) you comment in the knowledge that your name & comment are visible to all who visit this blog and consent to the use of that personal information for that specific purpose.)