Cozy Critters for CAS Colours & Sketches

Happy Thursday and welcome to another challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches. As I mentioned last week, I have hostess duties this month and this is my first ever sketch challenge. I was a bit nervous about creating a sketch, but after a little surfing I found that it was quite fun to just let go and design a sketch. I really hope that you like what I’ve come up with and join in the fun. I designed this card on Tuesday and because I’d just got a new box of supplies they feature on my card. The Cozy Critters and matching Jolly Hat Builder punch are really fun to play with and the mini jingle bell is the fun finishing touch.

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Cozy Critters - Softly Falling TIEF - Jolly Hat Builder Punch

and here’s the sketch which inspired my card

I wanted to keep the background strip fairly quiet because my owl was going to be quite busy so decided on dry embossing. I love the softly falling TIEF, it’s good for snow and champagne bubbles. Then I stamped out the tree branch in old olive and (amazingly) just snipped it out whilst I was thinking about what to do next. Next was the adorable owl who is in soft suede and I coloured in his scarf with real red. Then it was obvious he needed a santa hat. Clearly it’s cold if he has a scarf on so he needs an overly large hat – I love that it’s down to his eyes and at a somewhat jaunty angle! I first punched out the hat in real red and glued that down and then added a mini jingle bell with a glue dot but something was missing. As you’ve probably noticed, I don’t do much glitter, but the hat called for a dazzling diamonds glimmer paper brim. Perfect.

There was an issue with the preorder that meant I couldn’t get the hostess set, Cozy Critters otherwise I’d have been sharing it earlier. And now that I have the Jolly Hat builder punch, I have a feeling that santa hats are going to be turning up all over the place!

Stop over to CAS Colours & Sketches to take a look at the inspiration from the rest of the Design Team and I hope to see you in the gallery.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project. Please use the hostess code to get free product; the current one is XD4D794N (if your order is over $150, don’t use the code, you get the rewards, but you still get the free gift from me). Click here to go to my online shop or here to join my team. To sign up for Paper Pumpkin, click here. The “buy 3 get one free” offer for DSP is good for the rest of the month.

See you tomorrow,



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