Saturday, 22 March 2014

52 {C}CT Stash Challenge

It's time to play 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown again, folks! For our third challenge this month, hostess Patricia Hayes wants us to incorporate Paper Flowers in our creation. Floral papers, stamps, digis or ribbons won't cut it. No ma'am! We want to see die-cut blooms, mulberry flowers or rolled roses.  For more ideas , swing by the challenge blog and take a peek at the rest of the DT.

I managed to dig out a couple of flowers I never knew I had and come up with this card.

No patterned paper... again! Instead, I decided to stamp my own background using 
the smallest poinsettia stamp from Clearly Besotted's Pretty Poinsettia set and 
VersaColor Cardinal. Then I added random dots with Ivy Green Liquid Pearls. 

The greeting is from Clearly Besotted's Tag Along set, stamped with Memento
Rhubard Stalk. For embellishments: a couple of paper flowers, some sheer lilac
ribbon and 2 pale green bling
This gorgeous image is from Chocolate Baroque's A Gift of Christmas set,
coloured with Graph It and Promarkers.  I also adhered some bling, a touch 

of Stickles, a few drops of Liquid Pearls, distressed the edges and inked with 
TH Vintage Photo and Antique Linen for an aged look.

The sentiment is from Chocolate Baroque's Warm Winter Greetings, stamped with
VersaFine Black Onyx.

Just a few challenges:

Christmas Stampin' All Year Long #3: Fave Colour Combo - for Christmas: red, green, gold
Brown Sugar #86: AG
Completely Christmas #4: AG Christmas
Winter Wonderland: Use Lots of Red
4 Crafty Chicks #186: No Patterned Paper - stamped my own background
Crafty Creations #259: Holiday
Crafting For All Seasons #73: No DP
Rhedd & Rosie's Challenge #28: Aged / Distressed

Now it's your turn to create a festive card based on this week's challenge: Paper Flowers. In order to be considered for Top Honour and Honourable Mentions your card must follow the challenge theme and you must link it to the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown Challenge Blog by 6pm GMT / 1pm EST on Friday, 28 March. And here's the most important rule: Have Fun!

Thanks for stopping by today, my friends and enjoy the weekend!

Beijinhos!


32 comments:

  1. wonderful card Asha - must look into this challenge - it might help me get organised! Lol! Hugs rachel xx

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  2. That background you created is too gorgeous to cover up! But then, your stamped scene is fab and beautifully coloured. You have used the paper flowers as more of an embellishment giving a different idea, well done to you, Asha (I think we all made them focal points!)awesome job
    Louise xx

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  3. Thank you Asha, for sharing your card with Rhedd and Rosie's, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xx

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  4. Really stunning card Asha!! Love the pretty image and beautiful coloring you've done here!! I love it!! HUGS

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  5. très sympa Asha, joli tampon et adorable fleurs, et merci de participer a CSAYL, biz

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  6. This is so gorgeous Asha. Love those flowers and your stamped background looks so professional.
    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

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  7. What a great design, and such jolly colours love the image, thank you for sharing with us over at Completely Christmas, we would love to see you back again next week for another fun challenge......Good Luck
    Hugs
    Suzy B Owner Completely Christmas
    XX

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  8. Oh my gosh - I really thought that was DSP. You did a fabulous job of stamping on this card Asha! Love your flowers too. Hugs D

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  9. Thank you so much for entering our Completely Christmas challenge 4 with your lovely card - we hope we'll see you again soon, Hazel, DT - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for March - I'd love to see it there too. x

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  10. Wowzers this is fab , love your background x

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  11. Great card and love the image-feels like a story behind the image-wonderful!

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  12. A stunning creation! I love the background paper that you've stamped yourself! I also love your traditional Christmas color scheme of red, green and gold. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CSAYL!
    Tracey, DT

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  13. OOOOO, love that stamped paper! The main image is gorgeous, too! Absolutely fabulous! :) HUGS and have a fabulous rest of the weekend! Mynn xx

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  14. Wow - hand stamped backing paper - stunning - Jacqueline xx

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  15. beautiful I like the way you've colourd this thanks for joining us at brown sugar this week and good luck

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  16. Wao Asha your card is adorable... and the background is just beautiful!! Thanks for playing along with us at CSAYL!!

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  17. Gorgeous card Asha, I like the image the colours and the design.
    Kevin xx

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  18. Gorgeous card and image Asha..Loz

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  19. Beautiful stamped back ground and amazing main image.
    hugs Shirley-Anne

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  20. Oh my, I adore that image it's wonderful and you've coloured it beautifully! Another gorgeous card from you Asha! Have a great week! Ruth x

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  21. Love the image and your coloring work is amazing!!

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  22. The stamped background looks fantastic, Asha! I've got many tiny Christmas stamps, haven't used them much as I feel they're too tiny to serve as the main image. It's a great idea to use them to make your own background! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  23. Hi Asha
    Fabulous card.... Love the images.... Stunning...
    Thanks for joining us at Completely Christmas this week
    Hugs Sylvie xx

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  24. Wow - I love the background paper you stamped - so festive and that image too. And the flowers are the perfect accent!

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  25. Very pretty! That background you created is beautiful! I thought it was patterned paper. And the flowers are very pretty; a great addition to the card. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

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  26. Love the stamped background - gorgeous image and what beautiful flowers. TFS

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  27. Hi Asha...I love the bright colors and the lovely Image on your card and yummy DP too,...really lovely bright card...the one who get this must be so happy...miss you dear Asha..hope to see you soon,...hugs

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  28. Great card, I love your stamped background!
    Thanks for playing at Crafting For All Seasons in our No Design Paper Challenge!
    Good Luck
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  29. Gorgeous card! I love how you created your own background with your mini poinsettia stamp! Very cute :) Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week xoxxo

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  30. Wow...Christmas card in March. Love your card and layout. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge. Hugs Anna-Karin

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  31. Such a beautiful Christmas Card, love the layout and the colours. Thank you for joining us at Crafting For All Seasons, Good Luck and we hope to see you again soon. Alison xxx

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  32. Fab stamped background paper - a lovely Christmas card.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Completely Christmas
    Hugs,
    Sandy

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