Friday, 30 January 2015

CASE-ing Christmas #5: Mynn

Welcome to CASE-ing Christmas! This is a NEW weekly challenge devoted to the holiday season all year 'round and today we're starting Challenge #5.

Here's how you play along. Each week you'll be given you a card to CASE and ... you CASE it! It's as easy as that. If you've never CASEd a card before, here's how you do it:
  • Look at the photo of the card to CASE; 
  • Be inspired by some elements of the card - the colours, layout, image, embellishments, etc 
  • Make a card based on that inspiration and link it up at CASE-ing Christmas Challenge Blog by Noon (Central) / 6pm (UK) on Thursday,  5th February 2015
And that's all there is to it. Our CASE card this week is this gorgeous creation by Mynnette Kitchen. Lots of ideas here and I can't wait to see how this project inspires you.

I've picked the snowflake, silver, ribbon, colour combo and sketch to make a chalkboard inspired card. For the background I blended Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks before heat embossing the snowflakes from CB Snowy Scenes in silver. I also added a few blobs of silver Liquid Pearls. The black and grey stitched ribbon is a perfect match.

To get the chalkboard look, I stamped the sentiment onto Bazzil Black CS with VersaMagic Cloud White. The snowflake is made by layering a couple of flakes (!) cut out using Spellbinder dies and is held in place by a black brad.

Sister Act Challenge #91: AG
CHNC #213: Joy To The world
Word Art Wednesday #168: AG Uplifting 
Christmas Card Challenge #8: AG Christmas
4 Crafty Chicks #231: AG
Crafter's Café #101: Make Your Own Background

Products used to make this card:

Now it's your turn to make a Christmas card by CASE-ing Mynnette's creation. Winners of Challenge #5 will be announced on, Wednesday 11th February 2015.

You'll find more ideas over at the DT's blogs: Mynn ... Donna ... Ellen ... Pat ... Steph.

Before you run off to your craft room, here's some FABULOUS news: we have BLOG CANDY to give away! You win the candy by following the CASE-in Christmas Challenge Blog either on Blog Lovin' or Email (see the sidebar) and commenting on challenge posts when you have done one of these things. If you comment AND link up with our challenge, you'll get TWO chances that week!

There will be FIVE winners of small gift packs of stamps--all holiday themed! The prizes will be SHIPPED INTERNATIONALLY! The blog candy opportunity will last the entire month of January, so invite your friends! Winners will be chosen from each week of challenge post comments and will be announced on  Saturday, 7 February 2015. To maximise your chance of winning, make sure you play along every week!

Thanks for dropping by and Happy CASE-ing. I'm looking forward to seeing your take on Mynnette's card. Have a lovely day, friends.



  1. I love your color combo and the chalkboard sentiment is awesome. Terrific card Asha!

  2. This is so pretty ASha...a great CASE indeed!! xx

  3. This is so pretty Asha, gorgeous colours and layout.

    Have a good weekend

  4. Very nice, Asha! I like the stitched vellum!

  5. Such a gorgeous CASE design Asha!! LOVE the embossing on the vellum and your gorgeous Christmas design!! Happy weekend!

  6. Fabulous Asha! gorgeous colours and love the vellum huggles Sue xx

  7. Pretty Christmas Card! Love the embossed focal point. Thanks for playing at CCC this week!!

  8. Beautiful Asha. You make such beautiful cards xx

  9. Really gorgeous Asha, love your colour theme and the chalked sentiment, hugs Kate x

  10. Love how you cased this card! I love the light blues in the background and the blackboard look. I was going to make a card from last week but my illness stalled me. Hopefully I can get back into it this weekend. Hugs to Rosie:)

  11. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 213 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for January - I'd love to see it there too. x

  12. Asha, this is BEAUTIFUL!!! LOVE the blackboard feel to the sentiment and I adore all the snowflakes!!! HUGS and happy weekend, friend! :) Mynn xx

  13. I really like the simplicity of your creation and how you created the blackboard feel. The sentiment is simply awesome and same with the layout and papers. Thank you for rockin our anything goes challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.

    Tamie DT

  14. I love the way you cased the card design. And, snowflakes are always a winner for Christmas greetings.

  15. Fantastic chalkboard card Asha..Loz

  16. That chalkboard add great part of your card and I adore your yummy ribbon too..looks so gorgeous that combo of chalkboard and the same ribbon color...great Take on 'difficult' Mynn card..I will try to join ..hope at weekend I have much time hehe ;) hugs.Monika

  17. Beautiful card, I like the chalkboard look but with gold on it, all the elements are fantastic! Mynn is a tough person to follow, you did awesome.

  18. Love the chalkboard look - very popular these days!
    Thanks for joining us at CCC this week!
    Margo (DT)

  19. Beautiful chalk board effect and such a pretty sentiment, ideal for a sentiment only card like this...

  20. Great job CASEing that card, Asha! I do love your snowflake and the lovely ribbon you chose.

  21. Love the black and blue colors, the chalkboard look and all the little snowflakes on your card, Asha. Fantastic take on Mynn's card!
    Rosi x

  22. All three cards are gorgeous! Thank you for linking your card to our Challenge this week at Word Art Wednesday. I want to share with you God's Word in Isaiah 43:18-19 which tells us, " "Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland." Have a wonderful day filled with the blessings of the Lord Jesus!

    JO ANN

  23. Wonderful card and love the chalk board panel!

  24. This is so lovely, Asha. I have wanted to try this chalkboard look for quite sometime. I only hope mine will look half as nice as yours turned out!

    Finally moved into the new house so hope to get by to visit more often.
    Crafty hugs

  25. Layered flakes! lol! I love the colours, Asha!

  26. such a lovely christmas cards. I love the colors. :)
    Thanks for playing along in the Sister Act Card Challenge.
    Stop by for my Birthday Candy :)


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