Hi friends! It's our last challenge for 2023! What a year of challenges it has been! This week is our CAS week and Bobby has chosen In a Circle. Lots of interpretation ahead!
I chose to use this new die set from Spellbinders. A very simple but elegant ornament. I also stenciled the background with a holly and berry stencil then cut it down to make it more CAS. The ornament was simply die cut from red card stock and white glitter paper. I used gold shiny paper for the hanger and green and red for the holly and berries. I stamped the sentiment and die cut it with the corresponding die then added gold pearls for a more elegant touch. I love this and may use it as my main card this year!
You can see more from the JUGs design team and our November guest, Melissa Craig, on the JUGs blog. This is Melissa's last week with us and I'd like to thank her for the wonderful cards she's made this month!
On another note, it's been 14 years that I've been on this team. We started it in October 2009 and I've been on it ever since. I've really loved being a part of this team. I've seen some amazing talent come across this challenge over the years and made some even more amazing friends. I've even managed to meet a couple in person...Nancy Leppek while I was in Florida and just recently Sue Vandevusse who traveled from Michigan through my hometown where we met for lunch (I hope you stop again when you are on your way through!). All this to say that I am stepping down from this team. This will be my final challenge. I'll probably regret it next year, but I just felt it was time. Thanks to all my teammates and best of luck with the new challenge!
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Elegant Christmas Sentiments (Waffle Flower)
Paper: White, red, green, gold shine, sugar crystal
Ink: Versafiine onyx black, candy apple, evergreen
Accessories: Festive Ornament dies (Spellbinders), Elegant Christmas Sentiments die (WF), Holly & Berries stencil (Honey Bee), stitched rectangle die (MFT), gold pearls