Friday, 25 July 2014

Magic Of The Season and a new challenge

Hello, my friends! The weekend starts in a few hours ... and that's best news of the week! Very quickly, let me show you a Christmas card I made using Chocolate Baroque's new Christmas stamps: 
Snowy Scenes and Christmas Magic.
Here's my card:

No patterned papers - just Tim Holtz Distress Inks.
Sky: TH Stormy Sky, Weathered Wood, Crushed Concord, Seedless Preserve
Ground: TH Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap.

I heat embossed the snowflakes in white and adhered tiny pale purple bling for a little sparkle.

I cut out the just the church and trees for my card.
I used Graph'It and Promarkers on the image:
Church Roof: GI 09303, 09304, 09306, 09400 

Church Wall: GI 09500, 09502, 09504
Ground: GI 01230, 01250, 03230, 03245
Wooden Fence: GI 03150, 03160
Trees: Promarker Holly, Pine, Forest Green   

On the inside - a sentiment from the new Christmas Magic set.
Sending some festive magic to these challenges:

Bloggers' Challenge: Christmas In July
Crafty Catz Challenge #241: Anything Goes
Stempelsonne #120: Anything Goes
Sister Act #67: AG Cards only
DL Art Thankful Thursday #137: Christmas In July
Creative Knock Out #47: Christmas In July
Word Art Wednesday #142: AG + Uplifting Sentiment
Little Red Wagon #247: Christmas In July
Crafting For All Seasons #82: Christmas In July

Challenge #1 ends on
19 August at Noon GMT
If you haven't already heard, Chocolate Baroque now has a monthly challenge called - Chocolate Baroque Challenge, which will start on the third Wednesday of the month. It will be based on an inspirational photograph with a colour swatch. All types of projects are welcome, but in order to win a prize your artwork must feature Chocolate Baroque rubber or clear stamps as the main element of your design. The winner, chosen by, will receive £15 to spend on the Chocolate Baroque online store. The Top Three projects will be hand picked by the Design Team.

The colours for the first challenge are shown in the prompt. For those familiar with TH Distress Inks these colours are close to Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn, Festive Berries and Squeezed Lemonade.  You can use any colouring medium - paints, inks, pencils, pens, alcohol markers, watercolours, stains - as long as you keep to the colours from the swatch in your project. Come join the fun!

That's all from me today. I hope you have a lovely weekend. Me? I'm still playing catch-up! LOL. Thank you so much for stopping by!



  1. Asha this is so beautiful and I love the colours. Such a piece of art xx

  2. This is gorgeous Asha.
    Have a good weekend


  3. This is so beautiful and so peaceful. I needed to see this card today (a very rude client who said horrible things). It is soft and serene and so well done. Thanks for putting a smile on my face. Hugs to Rosie

  4. A lovely Christmas card! The purple is a great addition to your blues. I don't think I ever heard of Chocolate Baroque stamps. I must investigate!

  5. Wow Asha, this is wonderful!! Love the sentiments and your fabulous inkiness!! Have a good weekend xx

  6. Hello Asha, what a beautiful card, the colours are fabulous. These stamp sets are wonderful, kate x

  7. This is lovely Asha...I love the sentiment has such lovely words and font!

  8. Lovely card! I was surprised to see that there was no patterned papers....the sky looks fabulous! I love how you decorated the inside too. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  9. OH. MY. GOODNESS. Asha, this is STUNNING!!! What a gorgeous creation! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  10. Wow this Christmas card is just gorgeous Asha, I love the pretty image and your colouring. Those snowflakes is just stunning. Beautiful stamp set. Sending you and Rosie hugs. Anet x

  11. Hi Asha,
    Love today's beautiful Christmas card. Excellent inking, too. Hope you have a nice weekend.

  12. GORGEOUS, Asha! Thanks SO MUCH for stopping by to share. Have a blessed week.
    Word Art Wednesday

  13. Wow, wunderschön. Danke daß du bei der SsC mitmachst.
    LG Dreja

  14. Beautiful card Asha thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz this week
    Dianne x (DT)

  15. Tolle Karte. Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der SsC.
    LG, Claudia

  16. Wow Asha this is one very beautiful Christmas card I am in love with that image also the wonderful embossed snowflakes, super, super card.
    lorraine x

  17. What a beautiful peaceful looking scene! I love the inked background with embossed snowflakes, it looks fantastic, Asha!

  18. ciao asha!
    era proprio ora che venissi a salutarti :D
    e sono felicissima di essere qui
    perchè vedo che hai un'altra splendida notizia:
    sei DT in un nuovo gruppo di creative !!!!!!!!

    SUPER ASHA! <3<3

    Sono così felice con te, perchè ti meriti veramente questi riconoscimenti :D

    Sei bravissima <3

    Ti abbraccio fortissimo
    e ti auguro una felice domenica <3
    SMAcK !!!!!!!!!

  19. Asha, You'v e already done so many lovely Christmas cards this year but I think this is my favorite so far. It's just magnificent! Loving the snowflakes. :-D

  20. Wunderschön sieht das aus,.
    Danke für die Teilnahme bei SsC.
    LG Tina

  21. Fantastic card and stamp sets Asha..Loz

  22. Wonderful christmas card. I love it.
    Thanks for joining us at the Stempelsonnen-challenge.

  23. Thank you for sharing this wonderfully creative art with us.
    Blessings, Carole Word Art Wednesday

  24. Beautiful inked and embossed background! Wonderful church! TFS

  25. Such a gorgeous Christmas card. Love the inking and coloring. We appreciate you blessing us with a wonderful entry at our Challenge here at Word Art Wednesday. Hope you join us again this week. Leaving you with God's Word in Isaiah 33:2 which says, "O LORD, be gracious to us; we long for you. Be our strength every morning, our salvation in time of distress." Hugs, always!

    JO ANN

  26. Oh, Asha, this is just so lovely! The image pops, and your :) I love that sentiment on the inside too!

  27. Wow what more is there to say but Wow!! Amazing Jacqui DT Sister Act

  28. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at CFAS.
    Fiona DT


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