Friday 15 January 2021

CAS Robin & Holly

Over at The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up it is the Merry Maidens turn to showcase some fabulous Christmas cards.

This paper pack Velvet Textures Jewel Tones designed by Decosse's Dynamite Doodles 
is up for grabs to the lucky winner who follows the Optional Twist to make the card Clean & Simple

If you want the chance to win this month's featured paper pack, be sure to create a card that features the twist.

The Sponsor for this challenge is Lunagirl who is offering a $10 gift certificate from their store.

I don't have access to a colour printer at the moment and cannot print out the digital papers so I have made a fully digital card. This way I can honour both the image artist, and use Lisa's digital papers.

I chose to use the Christmas Birds & Holly Rounds using the little robin from the top row. I really do love robins and this is such a lovely pose.

I use a program called Affinity Designer to make my digital layouts. 

The base layer is the emerald green paper from the Velvet Textures kit. The subtle texture stops the background from looking too plain and gives a slightly two tone mottled effect.

I have used a Holly & Berries paper from the Christmas Greenery kit.

The image has been cropped from the Lunagirl image sheet and framed with a red circle to match the robin.

Finally I added a sentiment from the Holiday Hoopla Wordart Collection

As this is Clean & Simple there are no embellishments and I have kept the layers to a minimum. I am not know for having a CAS style so this was a very hard challenge for me I can tell you.

I do hope you will take part in our challenge and look forward to seeing your creations.

Supplies Used :  

Digital Papers - Velvet Textures Jewel Tones & Christmas Greenery (Decosse's Dynamite Doodles)
Digital Sentiments -  Holiday Hoopla Wordart (Decosse's Dynamite Doodles)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order)


  1. Thanks for entering our Anything Goes challenge… your Christmas Robin card is lovely. Good luck in the draw and we hope you will come back again soon.
    Diane Louise [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  2. Ah this is lovely, what a great card, the robin image is beautiful, thanks for sharing with me over on Fezziwigs, Have a lovely creative 2021, Love Hazel xx

  3. What a great digital card! You are quite talented at pulling it all together and doing it well. Thank you for joining us this week on Krafty Chicks Challenge.
    Diane -DT

  4. Beautifully put together, and a great design, love the papers and robin. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies this week. Good Luck and I’m looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
    Faith A DT

  5. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge. Hugs Sylvia-DT

  6. Beautiful little Robin.. Thank you so much for sharing and joining in with us at CCAYR...[ Christmas Crafts All Year Round]

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  7. My word you are starting early! This is beautiful Mandy.
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge this week at CRAFT Challenge, looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl xx CRAFT DT

  8. Gorgeous project Mandy. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Wendy DT Member for

  9. Great work. Love this.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for

  10. Thank you for sharing in our challenge at the Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.its lovely
    Monique DT

  11. Beautiful Robin image.
    Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore

  12. lovely card
    Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments
    Julie T

  13. Lovely card with the birdie! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Crafty Friends and hope to see you back soon. Hugs Ela DT

  14. Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at the Crafter's Castle Challenge Blog. ~ Tracy DT Member

  15. Another beauty, Mandy! Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  16. Ditto my comment above! Lovely card and so nicely composed! Thanks for sharing with us at A Place To Start!
    Chana Malkah, Owner


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