Monday, 8 July 2013

Joy to the World

The title is a giveaway. I made Christmas card.

I'm usually psyched about playing MojoMonday. Today I'm not, in fact I'm writing this quite late in the night with a heavy heart. 9 years ago my little pookie pooch Snoopy was born. Twelve weeks and 3 days ago....she left me. I was hoping by now I'd be ok, but I'm not. I miss her so very much. Instead of wallowing in sadness (which is what I really want to do), a happy card might be a better way to remember her today. And so here it is, a card for a Birthday that has brought Joy and Redemption to the world.

The papers are form Dovecraft's Vintage Christmas. 

Here is a close-up of the image from Chocolate Baroque's "Peace On Earth" unmounted stamp set. I heat embossed it with fine black EP and did some emboss resist with distress inks for the background: Tumbled Glass and Tattered Rose for the sky and Antique Linen for the sand. I'm quite pleased with the subtle effect - dawn in the Holy Land. 

For embellies I went for bling and some white lace tied in a bow.

And now for some challenges: MojoMonday #301That Craft Place "Ribbons and/or Lace"The Paper Players #153 "Christmas In July"Ribbon Girls July Card Challenge "Add a Bow"The Squirrel And The Fox #47 "Christmas In July"Crafting When We Can #48 Christmas In July"Gem of a Challenge #87 "Lots of Layers"ABC Challenge #36 "Christmas In July" and Platypus Creek Digitals #36 "Christmas in July".

Thank you for stopping by. I want to share with you this picture we took of Snoops last Christmas. I got her a Santarina outfit and we had a heck of a time trying to photograph her. She kept bopping about and the hat kept falling off... oh happy days!

Snoopy ... and my arm!
25 December 2012



  1. Lots and lots of huggles Asha it must be so hard I have no idea what we would do if we lost our Ollie they give such unconditional love..thinking of you hun Sue xxxxxxxxxxx

  2. Asha your card is beautiful, love the image and pretty dps! Im so sorry that you heart is still hurting so! It is a very sweet pic of her in her Santarina hat :) HUGS davi

  3. Hi Asha, I hope the card helped cheer you a little bit. I like the image heat embossed and then the distress ink around it. I have a Xmas image I may try this with x

  4. This is just beautiful,love the

  5. I hope each day brings you happy memories and lets the pain fade a wee bit to bring you some peace...
    Love the sweet picture of him in the wee hat!

    You card is lovely...Love that stamp!

    A wonderful card was waiting in the mailbox for me upon my return home! Loved it and will be showing it on my blog as soon as I get computer blew the monitor...loud popping noise and black screen of death. Have to get out and have my programs moved over to the new laptop. Have to get my photo downloader corrected in the new laptop as it is not loading photos correctly! sigh!
    Then I can finally post again!

  6. Beautiful card, Asha. Love the layers, papers, great image and adore that lace!

    Sending lots of hugs your way.

  7. Asha, I absolutely love the way you did the background on the image. Magnificent! What a great stamp for heat embossing. Love the way you did the 'out of the box' technique with the palm fronds at the top. Everything just works so well together.

  8. Such a gorgeous card my dear! Love the take on the layout design and your snowflake papers are so pretty! :)

  9. What a lovely Christmas image! I really love this kind of silhouette images and especially the ones for Christmas! Beautiful layout and papers too!

  10. A beautiful card Asha, love the image and papers. Sorry you're still hurting so much, I'm sure it will get easier through time....your photo is so cute. Carol x

  11. Just love this... it's gorjuss, thanks for joining us at That Craft Place x

  12. Such a beautiful card. I love the image, gorgeous papers and fabulous layout.
    So sorry to hear of your loss, my heart goes out to you.
    Thank you for taking part in A Gem of a Challenge this week
    Sue xx

  13. Sending you a big cyber hug Asha. Loss is hard and it definitely takes time to work through. This has been a rough year no doubt.

    Love the beautiful stitching I'm jealous lol) and the stamped image. Terrific Christmas card! Hugs

  14. Beautiful card, love the papers and image. Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge xx

  15. gorgeous, love your stitching and that image is awesome, thank you for joining our challenge at Crafting When We Can, hugs, martina

  16. your card is wow, I love all the little extras! Sorry to hear about your fur baby! Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Challenges this week


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