Sunday, 20 October 2013

Christmas Card Club #20: Twelve Days of Christmas

A fortnight has rolled by and it's time for the Christmas Card Clubbettes to get together again.  Our hostess , the lovely Sue P  (after a couple of super-charged hot toddies, no doubt) is challenging us to a little festive sing-along and card. Not any ol' song, just one in particular : The Twelve Days Of Christmas.

I rose to the challenge, downed a couple of sherries (and a strictly medicinal dose of brandy), put on a Christmas CD and produced this joyful number:


No patterned papers! I'm beginning to like that - makes life easier in a sense. The ol' pear tree stamp is from Chocolate Baroque's "Family Christmas". I coloured it with Promarkers and Graph'It pens. I used 2 snowflake stamps from the same set and stamped on red CS with Versamark to make the background paper. The red gingham papers is some scrap piece I had lying around. I scored 3 vertical lines on the right edge in keeping with the sketch. 

I inked the edges with TH's Vintage Photo and Antique Lace. On the lower half of the card I applied random dots with a Metallic Silver Sharpie. 

Here's a close-up. I applied some Liquid Pearls for texture. As for the birds... well, I haven't the foggiest what colours partridges, turtle doves, french hens and turtle doves are supposed to be. But, if you ever see a purple partridge, let me know!  

The sentiment is from Chocolate Baroque's "Warm Christmas Greeting"


And now for some spirited and mirthful fun:

Tuesday Morning Sketches #220 - sketch
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge "Inspired By Christmas Carol"
ABC Christmas Challenge "U - Under the Tree"
CCAYR "October - Getting Ready For Christmas"
Addicted To Stamps #67 "Christmas is Coming"
C.R.A.F.T Challenge #229 "Christmas"
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge "Christmas / Happy Holiday"
Crafty Little Fairies "Christmas In October"
Crimbo Crackers #52 "Christmas Birds"
CHNC Extra October - "AG Christmas"
Sugar Creek Hollow #72 "Birds of a Feather"
Christmas Card Challenge #47 "Christmas - Flowers (optional)
Make It Monday #163 "Anything Goes"


Thank you for stopping by and I hope you're having a peaceful and blessed Sunday.

Beijinhos!

40 comments:

  1. Another great card Asha with a super image. I bet we have all been singing away! Lol! I didn't even need to use Dutch courage!! Love and hugs Christine xx

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  2. Fab card Asha, although I am mighty surprised at the straightness of your stitching after consuming two sherries AND a brandy!! xx

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  3. Oh Asha - what are you like!!! I just guffawed when I thought of you downing your medicinal drinky poos!!! Your card is beautiful and it doesn't matter if it is late - it is there and that is what counts. Your image is wonderful - I thought you were going for all twelve!

    Big hugs to you Sue Pxxx

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  4. Fabulous card Asha, love your image. Think I need a drop of what you've had lol! Carol x

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  5. Fabby card Asha!!! lol @ medicinal those are the best kind hahahaha lots of huggles hun Sue xx

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  6. LOL!! Sounds like you really got into the "spirits" my friend! :) Such a lovely image and fantastic colors here!! I love it!! HUGS :)

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  7. Hi Asha! Hope you're well. Lovely card - great dimension. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

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  8. lovely image and you have colored it so well, also love the stamped snowflakes!!
    http://www.kalasirjana.blogspot.in/

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  9. Your background paper is beautiful!! Your colouring of that image is wonderful!!!
    Thanks for playing along this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

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  10. I'm also amazed at how straight you can stitch after three drinks! teehee

    Very adorable take on this challenge!

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  11. Asha this is beautiful!! Again your colouring is great (I think your purple partridge looks fab!) Spotted it on MIM xx

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  12. You did so well coloring this beautiful image, Asha! And I love how you've given it a faded look using distress inks, and the image sits so beautifully against the stamped background. You've done a great job with this card!

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  13. Great card. Love the colours and design. Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly this week. Judy

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  14. Hi Asha
    Fabulous card.... I will make mine when i get back from Gib......
    Its wet here in The Midlands this morning......
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

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  15. Gorgeous card and tree image Asha. I saw this on MIM.Loz

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  16. What a fab image ....its so feative....you are a clever girl...I am searching my room today...alongside cooking my christmas cake...I know I made the card but where is it!....hugs

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  17. A beautiful card Asha, a lovely design and your image is stunning - brilliant colouring!!!

    Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    hugs
    Heather xx

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  18. ooh this is really lovely..love the image and the inside of the card too...I wish I get one of your christmas card Asha...all are adorable...see you on my Blog soon hope so... hugs

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  19. I call it a toddy for the body and it does the soul good. It certainly worked for you because this Christmas card is terrific! Cheers to you Asha!!

    Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday!

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  20. gorgeous card, love the image
    thanks for playing with us at addicted to stamps
    hugs
    céline

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  21. OMGosh, this is gorgeous! I love your coloring on that pretty tree!

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  22. Wow, stunning card. I love your coloring and stamping. xx

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  23. Hi Asha this is gorgeous I adore that wonderful stamp it is truly delightful especially the fabulous colours and card design.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  24. Stunning card, such a gorgeous image coloured so beautifully. I love the snowflakes too.
    Thank you for taking part in the Carfy Little Fairies Challenge this week
    Sue xx

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  25. This tree is gorgeous! Great card!
    Thanks for playing with us at Christmas Card Challenges this week!
    Monica - CCC DT

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  26. Just a lovely Christmas card, the stamps are coloured to perfection and a beautiful card..xxxx

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  27. Fabby as ever Asha. I'm really struggling with this although can't the words out my head !

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  28. Beautiful card. This is an elegant card that can be used for anyone...it's not got the cutesy look that is good only for other cardmakers. :) I love this card. I saw your post on Make It Monday. Good luck in the challenge! --Gail

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  29. Super Christmas card, just perfect for our Christmas challenge at CRAFT x carol

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  30. Beautifully done love the sewing too! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at ABC Christmas Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

    PS we have a DT call at Top Tip Tuesday.

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  31. Super card for Sue's CCC challenge, also for my CHNC challenge extra for October and CCAYR 'getting ready for Christmas' challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team x

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  32. So beautiful with a lovely vintage feel! Gorjuss! So glad you joined us for our Under the Tree Challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge!

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  33. this is just great...love your birds and what a great tree...is this an entire stamp?? just lovely...hugs lizzi

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  34. Hello my beautiful friend. I know it must be a shock me popping by after such a long time so apologies!!!. Your card is absolutely stunning and is perfect for Sue's challenge. I would like to say a big big thank you for all of your love and support and also your help with the admin at the CCC. It really does mean the world to me and I love you to bits. Big hugs my friend xxxx

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  35. So pretty! Very elegant! Thank you for linking up at Christmas Card Challenges! Karen N (DT)

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  36. Very pretty card, I love that image! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

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  37. Oh this is absolutely beautiful. Love your colouring. Thanks for playing at ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at ABC Christmas Challenge xx

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  38. What a gorgeous tree and a beautiful card. Thanks for playing at ABC Christmas.
    Carissa

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  39. congrats on winning Crimbo Crackers-I just saw it on their blog xx

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  40. Such a fun card! Great image and love that you stamped everything! The background is so pretty and the coloring of this amazing image is great! Thanks for playing along in this challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow.
    Hugz
    Moz

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