Sunday, 13 April 2014

Christmas Card Club #8: Christmas Lights

Welcome to another Christmas Card Club make, my friends! It's my turn to pick a theme for our fortnightly challenge and it shall be "Christmas Lights"

Christmas lights never fail to amaze me. Streets, shops, homes, trees ... everything looks so enchanting when its lit up and the mundane is transformed into something quite magical. From twinkling fairy lights to flickering candlelight, from brilliant stars scintillating in the winter sky to the faint glimmer of lamps and lanterns ... they remind us there is hope even in the darkest days of the year.

I'm dedicating this post to the memory of my little Snoopy. A year ago today, she became star shining brightly in the sky. I was told time will heal but I'm not yet convinced that old adage is true. This candle is for my forever-puppy.

No patterned papers on this card either. I used little snowflake stamps
to create the background with VersaColor Baby Blue and Silver.
For contrast, a few dots of Royal Blue and White Opal Liquid Pearls.

The stamp is from Chocolate Baroque's Stamp n Stitch. I stamped the
image with VersaFine Smokey Grey and coloured it with Windsor and
Newton watercolours. I added Stickles for some festive sparkle. 

I layered the image and mounted the entire panel on some
foam tape.

On the inside I hung a couple of baubles from the CB's Hearth and Home.
The sentiment is from CB's Warm Christmas Greetings.


Some challenges for this card:

As You Like It: Favourite Style Of Stitching - Real because it adds texture to the project.

Before I go I want to leave you with a photo of my Snoops, taken on her last birthday with us. She was only a few months shy of her 9th birthday when she was so cruelly taken away from us. 

Taken on July 8, 2012, Snoop's 8th birthday.
We had a lovely day out on the bike... my baby

doll looking super chic in her pink helmet. 

Anyway, it's Palm Sunday today and we have a full and busy day ahead. And can you believe Easter is just a week away! Woohoo!  Here's a list of the rest of the Christmas Club sisters. Drop by and take a look at their festive makes:


I wish you all a blessed Sunday and thank you so much for stopping by.

Beijinhos!
    

37 comments:

  1. I really cannot believe it it a year since this happened Asha! It's rather unsettling that time passes so quickly. But you have made a wonderful card in her memory! I love all the stitching. Have a blessed Palm Sunday. And that's another thing - wasn't it just Christmas a couple of weeks ago? Hugs Chrisitne xx

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  2. Thank you for a super challenge, Asha - and I love your beautiful card dedicated to you wonderful Snoops - love the photos, especially with the helmet. Thanks for sharing your card for my CHNC challenge extra for April - you could also add it for Completely Christmas - we'd love to see it there too xx

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  3. oh wooowww I love the main image and I love your stitches your card you are so busy my dear to stiches the card and it looks beautiful...how are you I miss your visit on my blog hope you come today LOL...big hugs...Monika

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  4. Very pretty card and I love the stitching! Time flies and can't believe it's a year already. Be brave and remember her warmly and her fun little antics. Sending hugs. Zx

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  5. Thank you so much for giving us this theme Asha - I have enjoyed this one as well!!! Your card is beautiful and I love the stitching on there and a very fitting dedication.

    Love the pic of Snoopi in her pink helmet - she was a gorgeous little lady and very fashionable. Such a cutie.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx (Plus a purry kiss from Blossom)

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  6. Very Pretty Design, thank you for sharing with us over at Completely Christmas, we would love you to join in with us again next week for another fab challenge....
    Hugs
    Suzy B Owner Completely Christmas
    Xx

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  7. This is a very pretty card, Asha! The colouring is great...the leaves look wonderful!
    What a verse inside...so appropriate with the theme of this card...and Snoopy as your interpretation.
    When I was a child of 6, we got a wee dog from the pound...he looked just like your Snoopy!

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  8. Such a stunner Asha thanks for a great theme:) Fab verse and huge huggles Sue xxx

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  9. what a fabulous card Asha...I love that stamp not easy to find christmas roses...really beautiful....you are sooo good doing the inside! xxxx

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  10. Beautiful card, beautiful picture of Snoopy. Time won't heal it Asha but the pain does lessen a little bit each day, now my eyes are watering, so must pop off before I blub all over the place. I loved your theme, thank you so much Karen xx

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  11. a beautiful card Asha and a wonderful tribute to Snoopy. looks like a real character. big hugs to you amd thanks for your lovely comment xx

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  12. Fabulous card and beautiful stitching Asha..Loz

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  13. Love your card! And I love the pic of Snoops. Time goes by too fast. Sending big hugs my friend. Xxx

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  14. I love this card-so pretty and your Snoopy would be happy and wagging her tail. I don't look at loss of a pet or human as we heal in time. If we heal it leaves a scar so I look at it that we adjust because we have no choice but to. I miss my Katie girl and look at her pictures when I can. My one friend lost her pug Wrinkles many years ago but she always remembers and she has Sydney Miss Pug now and not sure how she will be when Miss Sydney woo passes as this is her baby. Cherish all memories and I plan on making a Katie scrapbook:)

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  15. Beautiful picture of Snoops ,
    Take care xx

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  16. A great theme for our Christmas challenge, I really enjoyed this one. Beautiful card with lovely colouring and stitching.
    Lorraine

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  17. I love your home made design paper. A beautiful stitiched stamp. Lovely colours.
    Thanks for such a great theme. I will enjoy going round seeing eveyones choice of light. Hugs ValeryAnne (aka Mrs A.)

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  18. Beautiful cheery card and I like the saying also. So sorry for your loss.

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  19. Thank you for sharing Asha. Your card is beautiful - your stitching is, as always,amazing!!

    I am praying that Jesus heals your heart! (((Hugs)))

    Patti

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  20. Oooo . . . what a neat image! And a great card to go along with it. Thanks for playing with CHNCC2.

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  21. Asha your card is beautiful, I love the stitched background with the beautiful candle and layers.Its even more beautiful knowing its dedicated to your sweet Snoopy. I didnt realize it has already been a year since the tragedy!! I dont know that time really heals Asha I just think that it makes it more bearable and that we are more able to focus on the good memories than the loss. m praying that this week you will be extra encouraged and know your are loved my friend :) Big hugs to you!!

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  22. Absolutely lovely card Asha. Love that you made your background paper and the stitched detailing is gorgeous.

    Karen x

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  23. wow hon that is some cool stitching and how wonderful to dedicate this card to snoopy-hope your day was good and you smiled a lot when thinking of snoopy xx

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  24. Marvelous card, Asha! I love the stitching to showcase the light shining from the candle flame. Beautiful effect. Sweet Snoopy -- I think bearing the loss may get easier but we never forget them so the sense of loss is always with us. Bless you, my friend.

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  25. Another beautiful Christmas card. And, I know you miss your sweet friend still.

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  26. Asha, what a lovely Light card in memory of your beautiful puppy. This is such a wonderful way to remember Snoopy and your candle is simply beautiful. Loved the detail of the stitching around the flame. Time does ease, but one never forgets. Do you know the poem of The Rainbow Bridge, where our pets wait for us to rejoin them???TFS & Hugs

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  27. Thank you so much for entering our Completely Christmas challenge 7 with your lovely card - we hope we'll see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

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  28. Beautiful card Asha. Hugs Rita xxx

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  29. Stunning card Asha! I love the outside & the inside!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  30. Sending you lots of love, Asha - time isn't always the healer it's said to be. I imagine you still think of Snoopy every day (and I love the pink helmet, always makes me smile when I see her pic in your sidebar!)
    Christmas lights are one of my very favourite magical things about the season - love the stitched accents on your card!

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  31. Fabulous Christmas card - love love the candle. Great design. Hugs about Snoopy, can't believe it's been a year already! Karon.

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  32. Such a beautiful Christmas card, Asha. Love the great stitching and wonderful colors. I can totally understand your feeling about Snoopy since I've had that feeling about my Ding Dong for five years. Snoopy looked so pretty in the picture. HUGS. :)

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  33. Beautiful card - love your stamped background.

    Thanks for joining us at the CRAFT Challenge.

    Helen x

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  34. What a wonderful card with all this gorgeous stitching. This is absolutely elegant! Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'. Hugs, Gail

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  35. Very elegant card. Thank you for sharing with us this month at Christmas at Sweet Stampin, Wedgie xxx

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  36. This is so beautiful! I love all the gorgeous stitching and your pretty stamped background paper. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin. Hugs, Dawn

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  37. Sorry I'm so late with my commenting! I love your card Asha, the stitching looks fabulous. Carol x

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