Thursday, 14 November 2013

From our home to yours

Just a quick show and tell from me today, folks. No chit-chat, no prattle. Just something from our house to yours, which I made at 1am this morning. Why? Long story and  I did say no gibber-jabber, so here's the synopsis: Christmas, fund-raising, animal shelter.  And here are the cards:

Once again mass production came to a grinding halt after 3. I promised at least dozen cards to help keep our furry friends keep warm this winter. Off to a slow start...

The stamps are by Clearly Besotted from the set called "Christmas Cheer", cut out with coordinating dies.

Trying to keep it CAS. I used twine, Stickles and bling to jazz things up. And some wood grain embossing for texture. Inks used in this project: Memento Tuxedo Black, Cottage Ivy, Morroco, Rhubarb Stalk, Rich Cocoa, Desert Sand and Versacolor Scarlet.

And plenty of low-rise foam tape for dimension.

On the inside I stamped a sentiment from WMS Compliments of the Season.

You might want to join me in these challenges:

Clearly Besotted Challenge #6 "Christmas"
Jingle Belles "Holiday Traditions" - stockings for our pets
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long "Winter Warmth"
Christmas Card Challenge #50 - sketch, rotated 180º
ABC Christmas Challenge "W - Winter Wishes"
Addicted To Stamps #71 "Anything Goes"
Crafting By Designs "AG With a Twist of Christmas"
Nonni's Christmas Card Challenge #2 "Scraps / Old Stash" - all bits of CS are form my scrap pile and most have been stamped before on the reverse ... oops!
Make It Monday #166 "Anything Goes"

Thank you so much for stopping by. I'm going to catch up on some blog visits ... soooo behind on those, yikes! Y'all have a lovely evening and I dare say I'll be seeing some of you later!



  1. These are some very detailed, lovely cards. How generous of you to make this for our little animal friends. Loved the wood embossing behind the fireplace too. So realistic. Thanks for the warm welcome at Christmas Club. I'm looking forward to participating. TFS & Hugs

  2. Fabulous Asha!!! really gorgeous lots of huggles Sue xxx

  3. Lovely cards Asha. Like you I struggle to replicate, although at times like Christmas we just have too. Good luck with the rest I've got every faith in you! Love and hugs Christine xx

  4. What gorgeous designs ... and for a good cause too ... so very glad you shared your holiday traditions with us at jingle belles.

  5. Fabulous cards, love the design and great diecuts/stamps! TFS

  6. Hi Asha, great texture and colours. I like the sand colour of the fireplace and the sweet little twine bow x

  7. These cards are wonderful, Asha! I think this scene with fireplace has such a cozy feel. I need to check out the store you got it from!
    3 out of 12 - I think you're on to a great start!!!

  8. thanks for linking up to Nonni's Xmas challenge-you know I love this card x

  9. Beautiful creations sweetie. Great textured layouts.

    Have a great weekend.


  10. Such a lovely card, but this week's CSAYL challenge is felt or fabric :>(

  11. Wow what a fabulous trio of cards Asha. Those stamps will have to go onto my ever growing wish list xx

  12. Wow, this is just perfect use of scraps!! I love everything about this: the Christmas scene, the stamps and the background. Stunning! Thanks for joining my challenge! xx

  13. These are wonderful!! I love the embossed BG!
    Working at 1 AM? I can understand why you only made 3!

  14. There is just something about a fireplace with Christmas stockings hanging from it! I absolutely love this festive and warm feeling this evokes!! Hope you are having a great weekend! HUGS

  15. Slow process or not, Asha, these are lovely cards! They should raise lots of funds for the shelter. :-D

  16. Beautiful cards, and for an even greater cause. Lots of die-cutting involved. Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges and using our sketch.

  17. You crack me up Asha, no prattle. Love it. :) Your cards are terrific and looks like early morning mojo is worth it. They are FAB! Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday.

  18. Hi Asha. Your fireplaces look cosy and warm, simply love them. Thanks for joining the fun at ATSM. Monika

  19. what a fun and fab set of holiday cards! thanks for sharing your favorite holiday tradition with us at JINGLE BELLES! :)

  20. Wonderful set of cards - I LOVE the mantel with the stockings. Thanks so much for joining us this week at ATS&M.

  21. Pretty set of cards, beautiful colours.
    Thanks for joining our W challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge, and good luck,
    Dorte x

  22. Oh, I love these!! The detail of the mantel is awesome, and I love that you do stockings for your pets too :)

  23. Wow, fab card. Love the woodgrain.
    Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at the ABC Christmas Challenge.
    Annette - Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for :
    ABC Christmas Challenge,
    As You Like It Challenge,
    Top Tip Tuesday,
    Pink Gem Designs,
    The Stamp Basket, and
    Stamp Fairy.

  24. The best cards are made at 1 in the morning! Love the traditional Christmas cards, Asha :) Thank you so much for joining in with the Clearly Besotted Challenge x


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