Saturday, 24 May 2014

52 {C}CT May Stash Challenge

Well here we are again, friends! Time for another 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown. It's the fourth challenge of the month and our lovely hostess Ruth of Flower Sparkle wants us to have a rummage through our Stash and use Something Old, Something New, Something, Borrowed and Something Blue in our Christmas project. You don't have to use all four categories, you can if you want to, but you must use at least three.

We have the lovely Judy V of Created Just 4 U! showcasing her stunning creations this month. Please stop by and take a look at her card.

After last week's traditional, masculine card, I made something more modern, delicate and almost CAS for our current challenge using OLD greeting stamp (purchased in Oct 2011, used many times), NEW floral stamp (purchased in April 2014, never used before) and BLUE cardstock, ink, markers, bling and ribbon.

No patterned papers, just and embossed background using Darice
Snowflakes EF. The greeting is from WMS Compliments Of The Season,
stamped with Memento Paris Dusk and cut with SB Labels 4. To finish:
ribbon, bling and glitter.

The bluebells are from Clearly Besotted's Fresh Flowers set,
coloured with Promarkers and lashing of Stardust Stickles.

The sentiment and extra design elements are also from
WMS Compliments Of The Season.

A few challenges for this card:

Crimbo Crackers #65: No Patterned Papers
Word Art Wednesday #133: AG Uplifting
Brown Sugar #95: AG
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long #12: AG Christmas
CHNC Extra May: AG Christmas
Crafty Catz #232: Embossing
Completely Christmas #13: AG Christmas

Now it's your turn to create a festive card based on this week's stash challenge: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue. In order to be considered for Top Honour and Honourable Mentions, your new card must follow the challenge sketch and you must link it to the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown Challenge Blog by 6pm GMT / 1pm EST on Friday, 30th May. And here's the most important rule: Have Fun!

For ideas and inspiration, visit the rest of the 52 {C}CT crew:
Mynnette * Ruth * Jacqueline * Louise * Deborah * Patricia * Danielle * Gill * Fabiola

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see y'all tomorrow!



  1. Great job Asha, love the stamp, embossing and such a lovely sentiment too xx

  2. beautiful work - love this to bits - great make Asha xx

  3. Pretty card done in blue. Love the embossing, flower, and the pretty font in the sentiment. Thanks for sharing at CSAYL.

  4. Beautiful bluebells on an embossed background. Word Art Wednesday likes to see your wonderful art, share our free gift of God’s word with you each week and hope you may win a very sweet prize. Thank you and God Bless, Carole

  5. Really pretty sweetie. Not posted for awhile as I have lots going on in the wings.

    Have a good weekend.

  6. Another gorgeous card Asha xx

  7. Pretty Design Thank you for sharing with us over at Completely Christmas
    we would love to see you back again next week for another great challenge.....
    Suzy B Owner Completely Christmas

  8. This is simply beautiful Asha love the embossing also the image and sentiment it is wonderful.
    lorraine x

  9. The sparkly bluebells sit so beautifully on top of the embossed background. Lovely!

  10. Hi Asha
    Fabulous card.... A bit different... Love it
    Thanks for joining us at Completely Christmas
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  11. I'm still finishing last weeks-hahahahahhaaa. Oh well. It is a crazy month as I have 7 birthdays!. Your card is so beautiful and I like that you used the snowdrop flower for Christmas-so soft looking

  12. Beautiful card Asha, I like the flower the embossing and the soft colours.
    Kevin xx

  13. Oh beautiful! combination of the "old" and the new : )


  14. Stunning, Asha! Love your color combo and the snowflake embossing folder. Gorgeous sparkle. :-D

  15. Fabulous card Asha. I Love the bluebells..Loz

  16. fin et délicat, une très élégante carte, biz

  17. Asha, this is an absolutely gorgeous card. I love the beautiful embossing as background. Hugs for you and Rosie.

  18. Love the floral, non traditional image, it looks great! The embossed background is gorgeous too. Sorry for being late, I've been visiting my MIL in hospital for a few days

    Louise xx

  19. This is so very lovely Asha! I adore the embossed background and the wonderful stitching around the edges. Just terrific! Hugs D

  20. This is so very lovely Asha! I adore the embossed background and the wonderful stitching around the edges. Just terrific! Hugs D

  21. This is so very lovely Asha! I adore the embossed background and the wonderful stitching around the edges. Just terrific! Hugs D

  22. Gorgeous!!! I LOVE that embossing folder. Your flowers are so beautiful and delicate and I love the glitter. Thanks for playing with both CSAYL and CHNCC2.

  23. Oh how soft and beautiful. Love the pastel color scheme. Thank you so much for joining us at Word Art Wednesday for this week's challenge. We hope to see you back tomorrow or later in the week with another inspiration for us all. We so appreciate your participation.
    Diane Noble (DT-WAW)

  24. Oh my goodness, those bluebells are so, so pretty! I love the embossed snowflakes and the delicate sponging on the sentiment label is wonderful! A truly beautiful Christmas card Asha!

    Good thoughts to you and Rosie {{{{hugs}}}} Ruth x

  25. A very pretty card - beautiful colours - Jacqueline xx

  26. Oh wow! I think your little blue bells, the sparkle, the embossed background and gorgeous sentiment are all just perfect. Beautiful card!

  27. Such a fun idea to use the wedding saying for Christmas :) Inspiration really is everywhere. Those bluebells are stunning, the glitter sets them off just so!

  28. Oh dear. Asha, if your "old" thing is just from 2011, then I must have some really ancient stamps, cardstock, and embellishments in my craft stash! LOL!
    The frosty bluebells are so pretty against that gorgeous embossed background! As always, your perfect stitching is a wonderful finishing touch.

  29. lovely card,and thanks for sharing with us at crafty catz with our embossing theme this week

  30. Thank you so much for entering our Completely Christmas challenge 13 with your lovely card - we hope we'll see you again soon, Hazel, DT and thanks also for sharing this for CHNC challenge extra for May - we hope we'll see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  31. Love the colour palette you have used. Great card design. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

  32. Lovely card, a pretty image and the colour scheme is fab!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Completely Christmas this week,


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