Thursday, 9 July 2015

CASE-ing Christmas Blog Hop: Inspiration

Good morning, friends! Just dropping off a little inspiration for the CASE-ing Christmas Blog Hop. Too soon to think about Christmas? If you want Peace and Goodwill during the festive season, an early start is mandatory! Even better if you have a chance of winning some fabulous prizes for your efforts. The  CASE-ing Christmas Blog Hop is offering just that. So head on over there and read all about it.

Here's another inspiration card from me. This time I'm using a non-Christmas stamp set by one of our sponsors - Chocolate Baroque - called A Little Bird Told Me. Inspired by my original CASE card, I've got the bird on a branch as my central focal image. Distress Inks in Chipped Sapphire and Peacock Feathers create the wintery background with snowflakes from Chocolate Baroque's Family Christmas stamp sheet, embossed in white. I've added sequins and bling for that inescapable festive sparkle.

The diecut circle reveals a greeting from Chocolate Baroque's Christmas Magic set, stamped with Versafine Deep Lagoon. To soften the look, I added some sheer white ribbon tied in a simple knot. The entire piece is mounted on foam before adhering on the card base.


I coloured the bird with Faber-Castell Polychromos ... and added a dot of Glossy Accent to his eye. I should have waited for it to dry before taking the photo! I assure you he is not suffering from an eye infection!


And here is the greeting. Why am I showing you this? Hint.. hint...


Challenges:
Winter Wonderland: All That Glitters
ATSM #152: Make Your Mark - Polychromos
Holly Jolly Christmas: Winter Wonderland
Retarte #55: AG
CHNC #236: Add A Sentiment

Supplies:



I hope you'll join the Blog Hop and play along with us. Details of prizes and rules is on the CASE-ing Christmas Blog Hop. Head on over there and start from the beginning. Make sure you complete the whole hop for the most chances to win! The Blog Hop ends at 11:55pm (Central) on July 17th.

That's all from me today. During the course of the Blog Hop, I'll share with you more more festive inspiration using products by our sponsors. Thanks for stopping by and I'm looking forward to seeing your creation over at CASE-ing Christmas Blog Hop.

Beijinhos!

29 comments:

  1. Another beauty Asha. Love the bird and the peep hole is a fabulous feature, particularly with the ribbon cleverly tied around it!! Love the embossed snowflakes too...a beautiful card you clever sausage!! xx

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  2. Wow Asha this is really stunning!! The way you colored the bird and snowflakes are beautiful :)

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  3. WOW!! This is so Beautiful Asha..Loz

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  4. Oh my, look at that fantastic bird, love its colors and how it stands out from the beautifully inked sky!

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  5. What a gorgeous card, I love the inked background and the beautifully coloured bird. Thank you for playing with us at the Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge , “Winter Wonderland”. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, DT, InvisiblePinkCards

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  6. Beautiful Asha, just love that little birdy x

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  7. This is so pretty - love the shaded blue background.

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  8. This is so gorgeous. I love that pretty bird.

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  9. Wow.. such a gorgeous card, Asha. Love your great coloring. :)

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  10. What a beautiful card, its really spectacular! All that blending for the background is perfection and love how you coloured the bird. Such a lovely idea for a Xmas card and I'm glad you shared it with us at ATSM this week!

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  11. Stunning, this is definitely inspiring!

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  12. What a lovely card, Asha. Your beautifully colored bird looks wonderful on the inked background. I got a kick out of the "cataract" on the birds eye. ;) Thanks for joining us at ATSM this week.

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  13. Gorgeous card! Love the inked background!

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  14. Hello Asha, absolutely gorgeous, love your colours and design, your colour blending is wonderful, hugs Kate x

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  15. Absolutely GORGEOUS Christmas design Asha!! I really love the snowflake background and your stitching details always make for a wonderful touch! :) So happy to see you joining in the fun with us over at ATSM!! HUGS

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  16. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 236 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for July - I'd love to see it there too. x

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  17. Your coloring is beautiful! Love the bird!

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  18. Asha I just love Chocolate Baroque stamps and how you've used this fancy bird to make a fabulous Christmas cards, is amazing...great colouring

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  19. Asha I just love Chocolate Baroque stamps and how you've used this fancy bird to make a fabulous Christmas cards, is amazing...great colouring

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  20. Love these stamps and your card is beautiful Asha!

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  21. Love this image Asha and the wonderful colour. A lovely Winter's scene. Thanks for sharing with us at Holly Jolly. Meighan DT

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  22. Beautiful card and love the wonderful colour combination! TFS

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  23. I really like your beautiful bird. Great job on painting. Joyce Johnson
    joycejohnson2@charter.net

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  24. Beautiful card. Love the sparkly spots. TFS!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower. I am now following you too.
    Blessings,
    Belinda

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  25. woooow I love the Image
    love the blue sponged on your card
    and adorable embossed snow flakes
    and also lovely soft ribbon
    perfect christmas card Asha
    hugs, Monika

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  26. Asha, your card is magic! The background, the gorgeous bird (your colouring is incredible!), the sentiment...festive and fabulous!
    Hugs~c

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  27. This card is simply gorgeous, Asha! The pink bird on the blue shaded background looks so beautiful and all the tiny snowflakes make this scene really magical!!
    Have a nice day!
    Hugs, Rosi

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  28. Christmas magic indeed! Beautiful bird!

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