Tuesday 14 December 2021

Let there be peace

Hello, crafting friends!
Welcome to the final challenge of the year at CAS Colours and Sketches and a milestone for us as we celebrate our 450th challenge! There are some prizes to be won so I hope that you can take a little time to have some fun with it!

This is a bittersweet challenge for me as I have decided to step down from the team after life suddenly became a lot busier for me. I could have picked any of my talented teamies' sketches or colour palettes but Bhavya's challenge 434 really stood out for me as a sketch I'd want to use again and again.

To  start, I repeat-stamped a 'peace on earth' sentiment on a card panel using Uniko's Peace on Earth stamp set and a stamping platform for even spacing. I trimmed the panel to size with  one of The Greetery's Nordic Frame dies and glued a panel of dark blue card to the back of it so it would show through the frame design.

The dove is from the same Uniko set and although there is an olive branch-style stamp in the set, I doodled in a larger one, coloured everything with markers and then cut the dove and the branch out together using sharp paper snips. I attached this to the card panel with dimensional pads and finally glued the panel to the card base.

And now it's over to you! Do hop over to the CAS Colours and Sketches blog and check out the previous challenges my teamies have chosen - and there are some bonus cards from the wonderful new team members too! You'll find all the previous challenges at the site and can choose your favourite to turn into a festive card. We can't wait to see what you make!

I'm joining in with Happy Little Stampers Die Challenge, where Anything Goes; also Allsorts challenge where Ellie has chosen a theme of Wings and/or Tails; also CAS on Sundayy where the theme is Christmas; and We Love Stamping where Anything Goes with the option of CAS.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here! The decorations are up, most of the cards are posted and I've started to wrap presents including a couple of small toys for a certain floofy young lady to open on Christmas day! 

This plushy tree trunk was a big hit last Christmas and has continued to be a favourite throughout the year. It is hollow and contains a squeaky squirrel, owl and bird that Eva can pull out - and I sometimes hide treats in there for her too!

Sending hugs,


  1. A lovely card to go out of the DT from on a high!
    LOVELY sentiment . . . and so needed at the moment!

    Adorable photo of Eva last Christmas!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  2. A stunning design with fabulous repeat stamping and beautiful dove,love the diecut frame.

  3. An elegant, clean and simple design, thank you for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week.

  4. The sketch does make for a lovely card Vicky and you repeat stamped the sentiment with great precision, thank you so much for sharing and joining us at Allsorts this week and We Love Stamping December challenge.

    B x

  5. Beautiful card with the most important message of all.
    And then I got a scare. At first I thought the young lady had secretly opened her Christmas present ...

  6. The dove is perfect with your repeat sentiment! LOVE your fluffy guy too 😀

  7. Gorgeous and lovely cas card! Thank you for sharing at We Love Stamping Challenge;-))m

  8. Wonderful CAS card, love the idea of the repeated sentiment! Beautiful fussy cut dove and lovely edge motif!!
    Thanks for sharing with us at We Love Stamping December challenge!

  9. A beautiful creation with that pretty stamp set, and love the frame die you used! Your dog is so cute!! I haven't started wrapping presents yet, but got my cards sent out early this year in the first week of December. That was a first for me!

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  10. This is so beautiful and a wonderful design, especially the repeated sentiment.

  11. What a literally peaceful card Vicky, love the border and your fussy cutting, including your hand drawn olive branch. Eva’s trunk looks fun too! Xxx

  12. Stunning Vicky!! Thanks for sharing it with us at the HLS blog as well as CC&S.

  13. I loved this sketch too Vicky and your take on it second time around is fabulous - I am so going to CASE this!! Love the border detail too. I will miss you and your designs at CAS C&S but know you won't be a stranger! Wishing you a wonderful festive holiday with family and furry friends in equal measure!

  14. Your card looks wonderful Vicky I love how you have done the repeat stamping also the Dove a beautiful CAS winter creation thank you for joining us at We Love Stamping
    lolo x

  15. This is gorgeous Vicky!! Love the layout and the dove, so peaceful. Happy holidays!


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