Tuesday 10 May 2016

Holiday @ATSM

Hi and welcome to a late night post to announce the start of the new challenge over at ATSM.
This week out theme is -


My daughter gets the eebie jeebies when I post a Christmas card so early in the year, so sorry Nich here is another!

I was looking for inspiration when I came across the latest challenge at MUSE, Christmas Visions. Here is Kimberly's original.
I used the idea of a red border, silver glittery reindeer but instead of the scarf, I went with a diamonte on Rudolf's nose! The stamp is an old magazine freebie and the greeting from one of our sponsor's this week, STAMPlorations set Christmas Bell Medley. A very CAS card and quite a quick make!

We have two extra reasons to join us this week. Firstly our sponsor -

Prize: 2 digital images
SLSlines is the work of Sal Scheibe, a freelance illustrator and graphic designer who loves to draw and create fun illustrations. Sal works as the Art Director of ArtTrader Magazine. Prior to freelance illustrating, she worked as a Creative Designer for a music firm working with TV and advertising clients. 
Sal spends her nights drawing geeky things like RPG characters, zombies, fairies, awkward people, pretty girls and odd animals. She offers a broad range of fun digital stamps in many themes from geeky to cute and whimsical to realistic. Her digital stamps start life as sketchy little doodles which are then cleaned up digitally in Photoshop and made presentable and perfect for you.
Sal's favorite tools are Wacom pen and tablet as well as Copic markers, lots of fineliners and many types of erasers (which are used often). Her favorite artists include John Singer Sargent, Norman Rockwell, JC Leyendecker, Joe Sorren and Phil Hale. And Steve Epting too.
If you'd like a custom digital stamp made or have some suggestions, feel free to write to Sal with themes you'd like to see in the Etsy store.
and secondly our other sponsor

Founded in June 2013, California-based STAMPlorations™ is owned and managed by husband-and-wife team, David & Shery Russ. From just a handful of stamps, we now have 100+ stamp designs, 4 stamp designers, our exclusive line of stencils, and 20 amazing crafters spread across 3 teams who constantly produce gorgeous projects featuring our products. Our clear stamps are perfect for creating CAS, one layer, and mixed media cards, and they can be combined to create a variety of paper crafts. All of our stamps are proudly made in the USA. Our clear stamps are made from the finest, non-yellowing photopolymer resin. Through our stamp line, we hope to encourage crafters of all ages and
experience levels to "Stamp with all your ART!" 
Prize: 2 digital images

So there you have it, pop over to the blog and check out the rest of the DT, we'd love it if you did!

I'd like to join in over at -


  1. Sometimes only one word is necessary and this is one of those times, Jules! Perfection!! Hugs, Darnell

  2. Really gorgeous Christmas card, Jules! I love that you chose soft gray for the deer and the red border is the perfect touch! Stunning work, as always!

  3. What a wonderful reindeer with the red nose, it´s so classy and elegant!

  4. Beautiful Christmas Card, I have started to make a few as I have to send around 40 out to family, if I try to send them a bought one they stop speaking to me. mmmmm! lol Alison xx

  5. Simple and elegant - love this! So glad you joined us at MCV!

  6. This is really lovely Julie, a great deer and I love the texture xx

  7. Elegant simple and with just a bit of fun with that red gem nose! x

  8. the color combo on your card is beautiful with this deer
    and you only put red in his nose
    so clever you Jules
    lovely and great take on the card from Kimberly
    love your simple design...I will this card...keep it for me please teamie
    see you on my DT card Teamie

  9. Perfectly beautiful CAS Christmas card, Julie.

  10. Beautifully CAS, Julie. I love the lovely silver and the perfect matting.

  11. CONGRATS on being a MUSE Christmas FAVE Star this week!!! Thank you again for joining me at MUSE Christmas Visions!!!!!

  12. Class and elegance here! Your reindeer is stunning!

  13. Beautiful....so elegant in it's simplicity, it's absolutely perfect <3
    Susan - ATSM teamie

  14. Great card! Love the nose! =)
    The Leaf Studio


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