Saturday, 22 December 2012


This week the Less is More Challenge has the theme of drinks.  Chrissie, imitation is a form of flattery!  I've noticed several offset circle frames recently and really like the effect, so I've made this card which is very similar to one of your gorgeous creations!  The stamp and sentiment are Elusive Images (now Chocolate Baroque).  I've coloured with watercolour markers and added Glossy Accents to my glass.  I noticed yesterday that CAS-ual Fridays have a 10 minute holiday card challenge, teaming up with Paulina's 10 minute craft dash,  which I thought was a fun idea.  So I set my kitchen timer and rattled this card off in just under 8 minutes!  Of course the Glossy Accents still needs time to dry.

The weather outside is ghastly, wet, wet, wet.  I have endured the worst year of my life.  But I am determined that my glass is full, not empty and I'm raising my glass (metaphorically, it's a bit early!) to all my fellow bloggers and wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  Cheers!


  1. Hi Anne, I love the design of this card it's really unique and would make a great New Year card. I hope you have a lovley Christmas and wishing you all the best in the New Year.
    xx Vee

  2. This is FABULOUS - love that frame


  3. Thanks for the flattery Anne, I'm not quite sure how you achieved the super frame effect on this one... it seems like the inverse of mine... but SO clever!
    I love it!
    I raise my glass to you too this Christmas... I think you've done amazingly this year despite everything and I would wish you health and HAPPINESS for the year to come!
    Thank you
    love Chrissie x
    "Less is More"

  4. I love the frame you have created, I can't work out how you have done that at all, but it looks fab! Hoping you have a peaceful Christmas and a much better year ahead. Elaine x

  5. Hi Anne
    Fabulous card....
    Happy Christmas to you and and all good wishes for 2013
    Hugs Sylvie
    Beautiful sunny day here in Gibraltar 20 degsxx

  6. Raising a glass to you also Anne, hopefully next year will be a lot kinder to you. You do have the right attitude and a beautiful card. xx Flora

  7. This is stunning Anne, I love the effect of the frame, I will have to try it. All the very best for Christmas & A Very Happy New Year Hugs Jan xx

  8. Lovely card Anne. It was also the worst year of my life,so I'm raising a glass to a Merry Christmas and a very Happy Healthy New year. Love and Hugs xChrisB

  9. Hola Anne fantastic embossing effect and great quick card, well done.
    Happy christmas from Palma and blessings for you and your family.See you in 13 days

  10. Raising a glass to you also Anne.

    Blessing for you and your familiy, wonderful, peaceful days.

    Monika from Austria :-)

  11. What a fun card! That beverage stamp look great as a focal point!

    So thrilled you joined in the 10 Minute Craft Dash. Hope you can play in more of my challenges next year!

  12. Stunning CAS card Anne, would love to know how to do it.Any chance of a tutorial? I love cherries in my drinks and usually manage 3!!! Merry Christmas
    Val x

  13. Pretty sweet. I love this.


  14. Fantastic frame, Anne, and the glossy accents look brilliant ... even more impressive because it was inside 10 minutes! Anita :)

  15. Delightful card! I love the frame and the fine image! Good wishes for 2013!

  16. Beautiful card, love the frame and the image. All the best for 2013.

  17. Happy New Year Anne.
    Fab CAS card. Well done for doing it in under 10 mins. This style usually takes me ages. xx

  18. love this sue

    Thanks for joining us
    Sorry for the late visit...
    Jen xx
    "Less Is More"

  19. Anne - what a fun card, and I love the Glossy Accents! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays! Happy New Year!

  20. I'm very late posting my entry and looking at what you other ladies have come up with, I love your card, the stampped image really stands out with the glossy accents.


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