Friday, 3 July 2015

CASE-ing Christmas: JULY BLOG HOP

Hi, friends! Welcome to the CASE-ing Christmas "CHRISTMAS IN JULY" blog hop! There will be prizes from fabulous sponsors, and the challenge will be a bit different from what we usually do, but we think you'll like it! You should have arrived here from Mynn. Make sure to complete the whole hop for the most chances to win!

Here are our fabulous sponsors~



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So now that you know we've lined up some super sponsors for you, there's no excuse not to play along! :) The theme of this blog hop is to CASE YOURSELF  - with a TWIST: CASE A NON-HOLIDAY CARD.

Here's my Non-Holiday subject - a Thank You card from my Blog Post 8 October 2014. Today I'll show you THREE takes on this card. I have drawn on various elements from this card to make my Christmas card featuring products by our sponsors.


First up is Chocolate Baroque. Here I've blended the shades of warm yellow Distress Inks (Wild Honey, Fossilised Amber, Scattered Straw) for the background. There's also Liquid Pearls (Daffodil), a winged creature (the bird), nature image (the tree), colours (green, red, blue) and a stamped greeting. The image is from Chocolate Baroque's Turtle Doves A5 stamp sheet and the greeting is from Chocolate Baroque's Peace On Earth A5 stamp sheet. I coloured the image with Graph'It alcohol markers.


My second sample features Polka Doodles on a top-folding landscape card.  The focal images are from the Work & Play 5: Festive Hollybobs Collection.  They are actually two separate digis which I've put together. The girl (Hollybobs Presents) and the elf (Hollybobs Little Elf) are also available as separate downloadable digis. On this card you'll see how I've taken a few steps to the side, but still retaining elements from the original card: elements of nature (holly), colours (red, green, yellow, blue), ribbon, Distress Ink for the background (Squeezed Lemonade) and Liquid Pearls (Silver). I coloured the image with Faber-Castell Polychromos.
Girl: Why have I only got this paltry piece of ribbon?
Elf: Look 'ere, Missy. You ain't on Santa's list!


And finally, a card showcasing an adorable image by All Dressed Up called Christmas Postie, in which I took a turn, lost my way and got stuck in snow! A whimsical, fun square card with the focal image in the middle and in keeping with the playful look - no fancy colouring, just simple strokes with Graph'It alcohol markers. I blended shades of blue Distress Inks (Tumbled Glass and Faded Jeans) for the snowy background. I've got Liquid Pearls (Baby Blue) and the colours (red, green, yellow...ish and blue). The greeting is by MHK Designs.


Three diverse samples and as you can see, CASE does not mean you have to reproduce an exact copy of the original. Be inspired by the various elements on your card and let your imagination run wild. Be creative and you'll come up with a new look on your previous design.

During the course of the Blog Hop, I'll share with you more more festive inspiration using products by our sponsors. So bring on the Christmas card frenzy!

And now, here's the hop list~

Your next stop is Donna, so get to hopping!  Afterwards, come back and link up with us.  We cannot WAIT to see what you create for us this month!  Remember, the Blog Hop ends at 11:55pm (Central) on July 17th.  Merry stamping, friends!

Beijinhos!

29 comments:

  1. WOW, Asha, these are all amazing creations! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  2. Very pretty Christmas cards...wonderful color and design!:-)

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  3. All three cards are terrific, but I really enjoyed the tree card. Colored beautifully and the image really 'shined'.

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  4. Oh, your cards are fabulous -- what amazing coloring!! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  5. Absolutely wonderful cards Asha, the colours and images are fantastic, love everyone of them, hugs Kate x

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  6. These are just totally fabulous, Asha!!! LOVE the elegant feel of the first, the amazing coloring of all of them, and your fun dialogue between the girl and the elf! HA! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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  7. HI Asha! Wow all three cards are amazing. I love the tree one the best - so gorgeous! Cute dialog with the elf and the little girl! Have a great day!

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  8. A great post to demonstrate what caseing means. Case and sketch challenges are my favorite ones, but I usually get stuck with the color and photo inspiration ones...
    Your first card is so elegant. Second is sweet. And my personal favorite is your third card, because it's adorable and very clean and I think you colored their fur so nicely. Well done adding 3 more Christmas cards to your collection, I'm sure they'll come in handy!

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  9. These are all so great! I particularly like the warm tones of the first card and the little pearl accents are just perfect! Great job!

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  10. Asha, these are all amazingly wonderful! My favorite card is the third one just because those critters are so stinkin' cute!

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  11. This is so cool! I love the inspirations from your one Card at the top. They are all so pretty. You are one busy lady. I was too late for last week's card and posted it last night missing the deadline. I will post for this one or my name is mud! Love the pearls and the images especially the Pear tree

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  12. Hi Asha, Thank you for the inspiration, you have been very busy! Love how you came up with three very different ideas based on the one original card which is so beautiful. Have a great summer holiday... Megan

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  13. Two fabulous CASEd Christmas cards, love the colours in the first one

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  14. wow! all your examples are terrific ~ I like the perfect pearls as embellishment, and man can you color! so much attention to detail.

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  15. Visiting as part of the blog hop. What lovely cards, Asha. x

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  16. Four gorgeous cards Asha, what a fun hop!

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  17. WOW!! All stunning cards Asha..Loz

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  18. These are all lovely Asha and I had to giggle at the middle one! That would be me of course! Hope you are keeping well.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

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  19. wooooww your first card so adorable
    the second too and the third one love that cute image (lovely coloringher hair)the last one oh sooo cuuutee critters adorable colored too
    great post Asha
    hugs, Monika

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  20. Wow Asha what gorgeous cards you have made love them all .
    Gr Karin

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  21. Wow you are very good at this case-ing , love the cards you have made and it's so easy to see how they tie together . The flowers and pear tree cards are beautiful.

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  22. Stunning cards Asha especially love the pear tree.

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  23. Such lovely cards! I especially like the pear tree - the shading is such a pretty touch.

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  24. Wow, Wow, Wow! All of your cards are gorgeous! You colour beautifully! My favourite is the last one with the kitty and puppy! So cute!

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  25. Great demonstration of what CASEing means. Three entirely different cards! - really gorgeous, I absolutely love them all!! hugs, Rosi

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  26. AMAZING cards - each one with such awesome and incredible coloring and your design techniques are flawless!! Wonderful to have been able to come by for a visit!!

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