Friday, 26 June 2015

CASE-ing Christmas #26: Donna

Welcome to CASE-ing Christmas! This is a weekly challenge devoted to the holiday season all year 'round and today we're starting Challenge #26.

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,  2nd July 2015

And that's all there is to it. Our CASE card this week is this gorgeous creation by Donna Nuce - the Crafty Colonel. Lots of ideas here and I can't wait to see how this project inspires you.

I was inspired by the colours, snowflakes and the bold greeting. And just so I would look like a copy cat, I gave it my own spin and came up with this simple number:

I've used Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Holiday Knit and Ranger Texture Paste to create the background. For colour, I tinted the Texture Paste with Distress Inks: Tumbled Glass, Chipped Sapphire and Salty Ocean. The greeting is from Clearly Besotted's Ornamental Style, stamped with Brilliance Graphite Black onto a piece of vellum. To finish, a few bling... it would have been wrong not to!

Jingle Belles: 12 Days Of Cardstock
Less Is More #229: Stencilling
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday: AG
CHNC #234: Merry and Bright
Crafting By Design: Get Ready For Christmas
Fab & Funky #265: Christmas


Now it's your turn to make a Christmas card by CASE-ing Donna's creation. You'll find more ideas over at the challenge blog.

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



  1. What a delightful pretty creation Asha. I adore that pattern. Awesome.

  2. Beautiful card and love the use of the vellum! Fabulous.

  3. Beautiful card, like the texture you created and the vellu!

  4. Gosh-this is so pretty. I love the background so much and a card must always have some bling:)

  5. Wow! I just love love LOVE this Asha!! Soft colors and your fun Nordic pattern design is fabulous!! :)

  6. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 234 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for June - I'd love to see it there too. x

  7. Beautiful and classy Christmas card however I think you may have exceeded our maximum number of challenge link ups which is 5 including our own at Less is More.
    Thanks for sharing though and hope you'll play along again sometime.
    LIM DT

  8. ooh I love the background you made
    so soft color and looks like a pattern on the sweater
    love love this Asha
    great card as always my friend
    hugs, Monika

  9. Beautiful card Asha, I like the soft colours and the vellum
    Kevin xx

  10. Good Morning Asha, wha a fabulous Christmas card, love the colours and those glorious borders, hugs Kate x

  11. Great tinting of the paste and that knit effect stencil is wonderful. But as Sarah mentioned, we have a maximum combined challenge limit of 5 at Less is More.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  12. Beautiful colors and design pattern for this card creation. Reminds me of the sweater my hubby loves so much. He wears it a lot in winter.

  13. Wow ... what a beautiful holiday card ... the tinted paste really gives it a knitted-like effect ... so very glad you joined our 12 Days of Cardstock at Jingle Belles.

  14. Wow, I am utterly loving this 'case'! Adore what you've done with the texture paste and DI's. Looks stunning! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at Fab 'n' Funky for our ‘Christmas’ challenge. We’re so glad you did. Hugs, Wends x Fab 'n' Funky DT

  15. oh my goodness, what a pretty holiday card! this is like a stamping masterclass! i love everything about this beauty! thanks for joining in our "cardstock christmas" celebration at JINGLE BELLES! <3

  16. Sorry I'm so late to the party! Your card is absolutely beautiful--LOVE the gorgeous stenciling! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  17. Catching up on my comments, sorry this is so late!
    Gorgeous stencil and card, but unfortunately not eligible for Less is More as you have entered too many challenges
    Thank you
    Less is More

  18. Beautiful card! Such a wonderful design!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!



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