Saturday, 18 January 2014

52 {C}CT January Recipe Challenge

Good morning, my friends! This is an exciting post for me - it's my first as a DT member of 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown. I am thrilled and honoured to be a part of this talented group of ladies. I started playing with them way back in 2012. Having admired their work all along, this post is pretty special to me personally. Ok, I'll stop gushing now and get on with the challenge.

Our hostess for the month of January is Mynnette Kitchen. If you're a frequent player, you'll know that the third week of every month is the Recipe Challenge. The brief is: Monochromatic, CAS, Ribbon and Rhinestone.

Something CAS? Uh-oh! You know that my CAS efforts are hit and miss. Still, I'm up for a challenge. And I hope you are too because this is a great  one. Here's my wintery creation:


I'm going with shades of blue. Starting with some emboss resist for the background using snowflakes from various Chocolate Baroque sets, Versamark and TH Stormy Sky, Fades Jeans, Broken China and Tumbled Glass.  Then I stamped little snowflakes with Versamagic Baby Blue chalk ink.

The focal "image" is this sentiment from WMS Compliments of the Season, stamped with Memento Paris Dusk. To finish, some pale blue sheer ribbon and teeny tiny blue bling.

On the inside is a sentiment from WMS A Cottage Christmas

Now it's your turn. In order to be considered for Top honour and Honourable Mentions your card must follow this week's theme and you must link it to the 52 {Christmas}Card Throwdown Challenge Blog by 6pm GMT on Friday, 24 January.

I'm also playing along with these challenges:

CHCH Extra January Challenge: AG Christmas
Fussy And Fancy #105: Monochromatic
Cutting' and Stampin' #14: AG Winter
Kaboodle Doodles #206: Winter Wonderland
Delightful Sketches: Brrrr! AG Winter
Mod Squad: Snow
WMS Fanatics #9: Fabric - ribbon
CHNC #160: Shades of Blue
Make It Monday #175: AG

Thanks for stopping by today and have fun!

Beijinhos!


34 comments:

  1. Just so beautiful and the ribbon finishes it of wonderfully.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  2. Hi Asha. Welcome to the 52CCT team - so good to have you join us. I absolutely love this card, the shades of blue are so frosty. Beautiful. And I must also say thanks for playing along with Waltzingmouse Fanatics - your support is much appreciated. See you again soon!

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  3. This is truly beautiful Asha love it! and congrats on joining the team too huggles Sue xxx

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  4. Just perfect for our challenge

    Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

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  5. Absolutely stunning card! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Mod Squad!

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  6. This is such a gorgeous card, Asha. The background colors and the sentiment are just wonderful! :)

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  7. Congrats on your new DT spot! And what a great start, this inked background looks absolutely fabulous. Love this clean design!!!

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  8. Congratulations Asha and what a way to start ! This is a beautiful card xx

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  9. Great card. Love the color. Thanks for joining our BRRR Anything Winter Challenge at Delightful Challenges.

    ~~Chris
    Design Team
    Delightful Challenge

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  10. Beautiful card Asha, Congratulations on your new dt spot,it is well deserved.
    Kevin xx

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  11. Absolutely stunning, Asha!!! LOVE the gorgeous embossed background--the coloring is amazing! HUGS and have a wonderful week! ;) Mynn xx

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  12. I love this - it reminds me of the vintage chocolate boxes that you see in books. Thanks for sharing it with us in the challenge at CHNC Extra for January.

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  13. WOOOHOOOO! Congrats :) That's fabulous news!
    And a perfect CAS creation - love the blues, and the perfect amount of bling!

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  14. This is fabulous sweetie. Congrats on your DT position, well deserved.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxxx

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  15. Whew, what a beuaty! I LOVE everything about this card! :)

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  16. Oh wow is this ever elegant Asha! So glad to have you on the team. Hugs D

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  17. Such a beautiful, wintry, gorgeous CAS card, Asha! So elegant! Came by for a closer look from MIM. Congrats on the DT post :)
    xx

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  18. Congratulation on becoming a DT member Asha. A lovely card to start..I saw this on MIM..Loz

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  19. simple and elegant :D Seen on MIM
    http://croftcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/creative-friday-blog-party-3.html

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  20. Welcome aboard the 52{C}CT team! :) You've started off your position with a fabby card! The sponging and the sheer ribbon give your card a wonderful light, airy feel - a perfect complement to the snowflake images.

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  21. Congrats on your DT spot! Beautiful card Asha, love that pretty background. Xxx

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  22. What a gorgeous creation! Thanks for playing along in our challenge this week!

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  23. Terrific card! Love the colors. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Make it Monday.

    hugs,
    Rodio - DT

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  24. Welcome to the team - it's great to be working with you - what a stunning card to start with - gorgeous colours - Jacqueline xx

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  25. This is beautiful! Thanks for sharing your lovely creation at 'Fussy and Fancy' and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT x

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  26. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges and also my Patterned Paper challenge for January with your lovely card - hope to see you again soon. x

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  27. And congrats on the DT appointment, Asha xx

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  28. Well it looks like you rocked CAS this time to me - it's beautiful.
    Thanks for joining the Fanatics
    Tara
    Waltzingmouse Fanatics

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  29. Absolutely love it! Visiting from MIM! Donna

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  30. This was definitely a hit Asha. Welcome to the team, what a way to start! Awesome CAS card, I absolutely love it! The ribbon adds a mystic feel.

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  31. There's so much atmosphere in this beautiful card Asha - I love it! Vicky x

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  32. Popping over from MIM....congrats on your new DT spot! This card is really stunning. So pretty.
    Hugs
    Fiona xx

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