Monday, 18 November 2013

Christmas Itch!

Nooooo! It's not what you think!

After my week-long tumultuous affair with CAS, I'm itchin' for some stitchin'. Back in my comfort zone,  I made this Christmas card using all my fave toys.  It felt good....I needed a good ol' scratch! Aaah!

The papers are by Papermania "Lincoln Linen". The stamp is from Chocolate Baroque's "Christmas Song" set, stamped with Memento Espresso Truffle.

I coloured the bird with Promarkers and Caran d'Ache pencils. Actually, I stamped him twice and did some decoupaging.  Then I applied lashing of Startdust Stickles on the branches ... and dotted Liquid Pearls all over....and some bling on those ornaments. Not to forget, I stitched and inked the edges of all layers with TH's Vintage Photo. PS - Sheer ribbon tied in a bow .... Yesssss, I'm back, baby! 

More stitching and inking on the inside. The greeting is from WMS's Compliments of the Season set.
And now I'm ready for these challenges:

Mojo Monday #320 - sketch
Christmas Card Challenge #51 - Bling
Ribbon Girls November Colour Challenge
Make It Monday #167 - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #106 - Uplifting Sentiment
One Stitch At A Time #190 - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss #210 - 3 Patterned Paper
365 Cards Day 320 - Stamping & Stitching
Fashionista Challenge - Christmas Bling



That's from me today. Thank you so much for stopping by. It's going to be another cold night, so stay warm, my friends!

Beijinhos!

31 comments:

  1. Asha, what a truly beautiful card. It's so elegant!

    Hugs
    Brenda

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  2. Love the muted colours of this beautiful card Asha. Hugs Christine xx

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  3. Gorgeous love the colour tones

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  4. Beautiful card Asha, I like the image the colours and the stitching.
    Kevin xx

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  5. Gorgeous card, love the stitching, the muted tones and the delightful bird image and love that sentiment too!
    Hugs,
    Sandy

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  6. WOW!!! This is Stunning Asha..Love the stitching..I saw this on MIM..Loz

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  7. I LOVE these soft tones, Asha. Your cards are always such a blessing to me, and I thank you so much for sharing with us.
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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  8. This is gorgeous! Love the image and design.

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

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  9. This is beautiful! Love the nontraditional colors! Thank you so much for sharing this fantastic card with us at MIM! Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
    Good luck,
    Rene :D

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  10. Your card is absolutely gorgeous, I love the papers and layout. Such a beautiful bird image.

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  11. Super Christmas card Asha, great image & wonderful design!

    Good to see you join us for the OSAAT Challenge, hope to you come back soon!
    ¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
    Shell in Alaska
    http://akstamping.blogspot.com

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  12. Love this beautiful bird. You did a fantastic job with the coloring, and I am loving your pearls on the background. Wonderfully even stitching, and this is a fabulous card. TFS & Hugs

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  13. Beautiful, very delicate! xx

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  14. This is beautiful sweetie. Love the gorgeous bird and your stitching is awesome.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxxx

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  15. What a beautiful card - fabulous image and there's your wonderful stitching! TFS

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  16. This is a beautiful card, Asha! Just love the soft colors and a wintery feel of this card, and you're great at stitching! I know what you mean - I love trying new things, but after a period of something new it feels great to be back in the comfort zone:) I'd like to say though that I think you're making wonderful clean cards too!

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  17. Love this, so many wonderful elements and I love the colours you've used too. Hugs Bev x

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  18. Asha, another beautiful card! Love the soft colours and the little pearl 'snow', sweet little bird too! Spotted it on MIM xx

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  19. Lovely card Asha - thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl November Colour Challenge, Mary x

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  20. Such a gorgeous design!! I love the stitching and the sweet bird image Asha!! You are doing fabulous with your CAS!! Wish I could take some time, but I think I'm going to be forced with my Christmas cards!! LOL!! Thanks for sharing! HUGS

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  21. Beautiful card, I love your colours and how it's all stitched together. Thank you for joining us at 365

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  22. Christmas itch...oh dear. Now my mind is twirling, lol! It's a beautiful thing to curl up in our comfort zone & do our favourite things! I love this gorgeous monochromatic beauty, and the absolutely perfect stitching :)

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  23. Asha this is gorgeous! I love the soft colors. Saw it on MIM.
    Renee (#90)

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  24. ooh Wooow..I love the stitching and the Image this is adorable card Asha..love the softeness on it...I miss you on my blog..wish you have time to pop by...

    I see your card on MIM ...I would be glad if you like to see my card on my blog too and leave me some love..my card is #40. Thanks before and big hugs, Monika

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  25. Oh Asha, this Christmas card is pure elegance and I absolutely love it. Your colours are gorgeous but what has really captured my attention is all the stitching you have incorporated. It's such a subtle technique but the impact is amazing and so very beautiful. Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx ( OSAAT Team )

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  26. Oh Asha your Christmas card is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love colours and design. Really elegant!
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Fashionista Challenge!
    Hugs
    Barbara GR

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  27. Amazing card. Thanks for playing at OSAAT. Good luck. Hope to see you next challenge.

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  28. So lovely. The soft colors are a real plus. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Good luck. Maggie - DT

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  29. This is stunning. I love all the fabulous detail - the decoupaing, the dots of liquid pearls, the stitching... and the lovely sepia-tone colour scheme.

    Thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge at OSAAT this week. :)

    Ali

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  30. This is gorgeous!! I love the monochromatic shades! It's elegant!
    Glad you got your itch scratched! :)

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