Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Tuesday Throwdown #224: Family Christmas

Hello, friends. Well what d'you know! It's time for another Tuesday Throwdown. Christmas is just over a fortnight away and if you're looking for some last minute makes, you've come to the right place. The girls have some projects to inspire the hurried and harried amongst us.

And to help us with our goal, the fabulous folks at Stamping Boutique have generously provided the design team with a few gorgeous digis. I'm playing with this super cute Mail Girl.

The paper is from BoBunny and I heat embossed the greeting with
Stampendous Fine White EP. This is a super quick card - so
NO stitching ... and let me tell you that was NOT easy for me! LOL

Here's a close-up of the little Main Girl. I coloured her with
Graph'It markers and added little dots in Baby Blue Liquid Pearls
in the bg to add interest to the falling snow. Then I layered her

on SB die cut.

Told you it was a quick make - I made FOUR and even managed to ring
the changes in her outfit: green, pink, red and purple. 

A few challenges for this card:

Squigglefly #49: Emboss or Die Cut
Scrapbook Stamp Society #56: AG, Optional Christmas
Fitztown Challenge #56: Christmas
Eureka Stampede #118: Let It Snow
Digi Sketch: Waiting For Christmas / Sketch
Crafty Card Makers: Christmas

Now it's your turn to create a project based on this week's theme: "Family Christmas". For ideas and inspiration, take a peek at what the rest of the DT members have made. Remember to link up your project at the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge Blog by 3pm Pacific / 11pm UK Monday, December 15th. And the most important requirement: Have Fun! It's almost Christmas after all.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Good luck with all your festive preps. I'll leave you with a picture of the "partridge" in our "pear tree"!  :)

Richard Parker - pretending to be an ornament!


  1. fab card!! love your picture of your puss too!! Love irene design teamie xx

  2. A gorgeous card Asha, great design. Thank you so much for the beautiful card I received at the weekend too. Carol x

  3. You've done such a beautiful job with this TSB image Asha! Your papers go perfectly with it and the festive colors too!! Good for you for making more than one! :) Your kitty in the tree is too cute! LOL!! What a character!! LOL!! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
    My Blog: Stamp Smiles

  4. Asha love the image and your beautiful papers to go with her! Great set of cards!! Your little Richard Parker is quite the character :)

  5. Oh, Asha, I don't know which is more precious -- your darling cards or the "partridge"! lol I love that you did the little girl's clothing a different color for each card and then matched that color in the border. What a creative idea. Excellent design for multiple cards.

  6. This is so pretty, Asha! I love how you colored this image and the angled red matte is so very clever. It makes your entire design stand out so beautifully. Your "partridge" is quite a cutie! Have a great day today. ~Donna K

  7. Asha, I love that design you used on here and all the pretty papers! Fantastic card!
    Your "partridge" is the cutest!!! How fun! Isn't it amazing how cats just love Christmas trees. They must think they're in a jungle!

  8. Gorgeous cards and they look great in different colors Asha. Richard is a fantastic looking ornament..Loz

  9. haha - your cat picture made me crack a smile. They are always getting into trees! I love the off-kiltered rectangle. It makes for a really cool design!

  10. Oh Richard Parker is in heaven in your tree...he needs some Christmas bells:) It must have been hard for you not to stitch but the cards look great!!

  11. Asha it's a beautiful card
    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  12. So lovely Asha. Love the your tree ornament pussy. Lol!!!


  13. hi Asha, fab little cards, sweet image and beautifully coloured, that's what we need now quick makes.
    Love the puss in the tree, hugs Kate x

  14. What a beautiful and fab card Asha. Fantastic colors. What an adorable kitty in the tree.

  15. Beautiful card Asha I like the sweet image and the papers, Richard Parker is getting big, he will be knocking the tree down soon lol
    Kevin xx

  16. Wonderful card (s) - love your sketch. I love the image- she is quick and easy to color- and I LOVE to see the image colored up with many different colors of her coat! Awesome pic of your kitty too.

  17. Cards all look fab in the change of colours. Purfect pic of Mr Parker. hugs Mrs A.

  18. What a wonderful holiday card. Neat scene of someone getting cool mail! And, love your version of a partridge in a pear tree!

  19. Your colouring is amazing. Callum was admiring my card from you and couldn't believe you has coloured it...well he is just used to seeing my very poor attempt!!

  20. So cute. I really like the sketch you used, and your paper choice is wonderful. Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!

  21. Oh Asha I've just been catching up on all your fab creations and thanks so much for your Christmas card I have posted yours today because I haven't been able to get out because Paul has been really poorly so it might be a bit late Sorry! lots of huggles Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  22. This design looks equally beautiful with every color combo you've used. Great layout and good on you being able to make 4 cards in a short time...

  23. Asha, what a beautiful card you made. Love the little girl and the layout is different and beautiful. Love the embossing. hugs XX

  24. You are so crafty Asha, thanks for all of the inspiration. :) I love the photo of RP, he's too funny!!!

  25. Sweet card! and adorable cat!!! My sister has a cat that runs up and down their Christmas tree continually from the time they put it up until they take it down. No stopping it! giggles!

    Hope you are doing well! I've been so out of it lately but hope to be back "normal" again soon.



  26. I love this card and the fact you changed up the colour of the image - wonderful! I love the picture of Richard Parker LOL!!!

  27. you are really a faster card maker
    wooohooo that sets are adorable colored many details and you made it so quick wooowww wooowww amazing Asha...
    Are you okay..so long not see on my Blog
    hope you will visiting back...miss you Asha
    hugs, Monika

  28. Fabulous cards Asha . And I love Richard Parkers picture xx

  29. Adorable!! Thanks for joining our challenge over at Squigglefly!!

  30. Fantastic coloring and fabulous design! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Fitztown Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    FCB CT Coordinator

  31. Richard Parker scared me!!! There he was looking somewhat stunned! LOL

    Love how colouring her outfit differently makes your four cards look so different.

    Thanks for sharing with us. Happy Christmas

    Crafty Cardmakers and More

  32. Love the cat picture - LOL! Your card is wonderful - love the colors and the image. Thanks so much for sharing it with us in the Squigglefly challenge.

  33. Beautiful card, thanks for joining us this week at Eureka Stamps for our Let It Snow Challenge. Richard Parker does a great job a an ornament.
    Karal DT

  34. A beautiful card. Your image is gorgeous and coloured perfectly and your backing paper is very pretty. A wonderful picture of Richard Parker, my cats love sitting in the Christmas tree too, but it normally ends with the tree flat on the floor as all twelve try to fit in it at once. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More. Sally D.x.

  35. Lovely card. Thank you for joining our challenge at Scrapbook Stamps Society Challenge Blog! Good Luck!
    Eleonora DT

  36. This time of year those quick cards are lifesavers! I love being able to change them up with a different colour :) And Richard Parker....lol!!!


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