Saturday, 21 June 2014

52 {C}CT June Theme Challenge

It's the first day of summer and of course it makes perfect sense that we should be crafting Christmas card.  The girls at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown, under the guidance of our lovely hostess, Louise of Cats, Cards and Cupcakes have made some adorable samples to inspire you. The theme is week is "Rudolf / Reindeer".

Our guest designer for the month - the talented Marie Flayer of NJ Stamping Queen - will be playing along too. Please stop by Marie's blog ... you won't be disappointed!

Here's my card featuring a certain red-nosed chap from HOTP's Enchanted Christmas acrylic stamp set. I bought this set way back in 2012 ...

No patterned papers. I stamped the snowflakes onto some pale blue CS with VersaColor Silver
along with a little Stickles Stardust.

I stamped the trees with Brilliance Pearlescent Ivy, fussy cut it and added some 
green bling. For the reindeer I used Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate, more fussy 
cutting and a big red bling for his nose. The greeting is also from the same set, 
stamped with Memento Rhubarb Stalk.

VersaColor Silver for the corner flourishes and Brilliance pearlescent Ivy for the

Rudolf is prancing off to these challenges:

CHNC Extra June: AG Christmas
Completely Christmas #17: AG Christmas
Christmas Stamping All Year Long #16: AG Christmas + Photo Inspiration - colours, snow
Festive Friday #34: Photo Inspiration - colours, sentiment, tree
Word Art Wednesday #137: AG Uplifting
Jingle Belles: A Christmas Story

Now it's your turn to create a festive card based on this week's Theme: "Rudolf / Reindeer". In order to be considered for Top Honour and Honourable Mentions, your new 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, 27th June. 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

That's all from me today. Thank you so much for stopping by. I'll be out most of the day...and evening. My spider sense hasn't stopped tingling all day yesterday. Hubby has been slinking around all week; he's up to something, for sure. And it's taking all my will power not to stick my beak in it! LOL!

Have a lovely midsummer's day, my friends!



  1. What a beautiful reindeer, Asha. Thank you so much for entering our Completely Christmas challenge 17 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 June - we hope we'll see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  2. Gorgeous card Asha and such a lovely image...sweet papers too..a reminder... I hope you have joined in my candy and blog hop....♥aNNie
    The Journey is the Start

  3. This is really cute and awesome Asha. You are very clever as I thought you had used lovely patterned paper but instead it was created by your lovely fair hand.
    Have a good weekend

  4. Gorgeous Christmas card, Asha! Very festive! Happy birthday! Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. Hi Asha
    Fabulous card.....
    Thanks for joining us at Completey Christmas.....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

  6. Love your card Asha I have these stamps still unused you've given me the inspiration to ink them up.

  7. oh la la Asha, c'est tellement élégant et charmant, merci de jouer avec nous chez CSAYL, biz

  8. Gorgeous Creation....Just perfect for our challenge over at Completely Christmas, thank you for joining us, we would love you to join us again next week for another fun challenge.....
    Suzy B Owner Completely Christmas

  9. You silly girl! is your birthday coming up? What is the man of your dreams planning to surprise you!??

    Wonderful card! I love how you fussy cut the trees! you have the patience of Job!


  10. Asha - I adore this beautiful stamp of Rudolf and his bright red gem nose. Love the trees and snowflakes too. As always the inside is super.

  11. Asha this card is fun and beautiful. No patterned paper, eh? Clever stamping then. Fantastic DT card, I love the red nose.
    Louise xx

  12. Love the pretty reindeer and trees. Great card. Thanks for joining us at CSAYL.

  13. This a such a great card. I love the background and the scene of winter. Is it your birthday coming up?? What is your husband up to?? Hope Rosie is doing well. I made a card for this challenge last week and it works for this week:) I hope to post it tomorrow

  14. Love the shimmery ornaments on the trees - so glad you joined us at Festive Friday!

  15. Love your beautiful flourished reindeer ... so glad you shared your Christmas Story with us at Jingle Belles.

  16. A very elegant card. I love how you've made your own background papers with your own hand stamping - beautiful. Hugs, Gill x

  17. So pretty! Love that "paper" you created; and the rhinestone for Rudolf's nose is a great idea! Thanks for playing with both CHNCC2 and CSAYL.

  18. Your Christmas card is beautiful Asha, I love the Reindeer and Christmas Trees. Pretty background paper. Hugs Anet.

  19. This is wonderful Asha, I love that the tree and deer stamps have those flourishes - so elegant - and in real life it must look even more fab than on the screen because of the pearlescent inks! Love your stamped snowflake background, the way Rudolph is perched on the sentiment and your beautifully decorated inside too!
    Have a great week! Ruth x

  20. Gorgeous, Asha! LOVE the trees and snowflakes! Fabulous! HUGS! Mynn xx

  21. Wonderful card - love the reindeer! TFS

  22. oh my goodness, that might be the most handsome reindeer i've ever seen!!! thanks for celebrating the stories of christmas with us at JINGLE BELLES!!! :)

  23. What a gorgeous Christmas card! The trees and reindeer are just beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at Festive Friday! :)

  24. Ohhh I dying to know what your husband was up to Asha :o)

    Gorgeous card! Look at that yummy stitching - so envious of that (never have had that talent). LOVE your reindeer scene. Hugs D

  25. Look at all the perfect gems! *happy sigh* Love those perfect swirls on the deer & trees!

  26. The flourish-embellished images really make it seem like the snow on your card is being swirled by the wind! Love the red rhinestone nose, too! :)

  27. Wonderful card, Asha. Love the red bling on the reindeer's nose. Thanks for sharing with us at Completely Christmas.


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