Monday, 21 December 2015

Christmas Cheer

Hello friends! Another quick card from me. I made this for the November Card Chain Challenge.  My card went to Christi C in Colorado. This is one of my mass production cards using Clearly Besotted's Christmas Cheer stamps and coordinating dies. I inked the background with Antique Linen Distress Ink for a soft glow, added few tiny blobs of Silver  Liquid Pearls and finished the card with some festive Doodlebug Twine.

Here's a closer look at the die cuts. These are the older solid dies so the MISTI came in handy to get the stamping in place. I used Rock Candy Distress Glitter to trim the stocking and Diamond Stickles to add some sparkle to the flames, on which I used the kissing technique with Memento Tangelo and Memento Cantaloupe for a more realistic look. For the stone fireplace I used Memento London Fog and propped it up on some foam tape. And of course there's Wink Of Stella Clear Glitter ... just about everywhere!
Challenges:
Crafting From The Heart #91: AG
Glitter & Sparkle #168: Glittery Sparkly Christmas
Where The HeART Is #4: Christmas Colours
Amusing Challenge #25: AG
Stamps & Fun #268: Christmas Cards
Dream Valley Challenge #122: Christmas
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday: Die Crazy

Supplies


Just a few more days before Christmas and it's all hands on deck at our home. The final cleaning and dusting will have to wait. I usually leave it till the last possible day so on Christmas day the house will be at it's cleanest - for a few hours, anyway..

Last night, I rearranged our tree again, much to Richard Parker's dismay! He fancies himself a tree decorating expert and is extremely proud of his handiwork ... which, I hasten to add, is not to everyone's taste! :)

Thank you so much for stopping by. Hope you're having a super time with your furry helpers too.  :)
Beijinhos!

15 comments:

  1. Hi Asha, beautiful card lovely warm fire place for a winter Christmas, Richard Parker looks cosy! My pets are scared of the Christmas tree...funny thing is they are birds...Megan

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  2. Gorgeous card Asha.. Richard Parker looks sooo Cute in the tinsel..Loz

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  3. Lucky Christi in Colorado to be receiving this beautiful card; how warm, inviting and cozy your fireplace is! So pretty (I need to go for a catch-up on CB products...you've added 'ideas' to my wish list *grin*) How adorable is Richard Parker, adding his paws to the decorating! Such a sweetie!!
    Hugs~c

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  5. Such a gorgeous creation again today sweetie. Richard Parker looks comfortable and so handsome.
    Wishing you a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR SWEETIE.
    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxx

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  6. Love your card Asha!! The fireplace is very cool makes a great Christmas scene! Mr Parker looks way toooo comfy in his little hiding place :)

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  7. Ha ha ha!!:D Richard Parker seems one of my kittens... the Christmas trees are always so a temptation...they are full of toys to play with :D
    Lovely card with this warm image and the backround a little vintage!
    I wish you and to your furry friends a sweet Merry Christmas!

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  8. AWE!! I have to say that I just adore that sweet photo of your kitty!! LOL!! And what a stunning creation!! I love your peaceful scene with the sparkly fire!! Makes me feel so cozy and warm just like you! :) HUGS

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  9. Wow--quite the card to mass produce! It's beautiful with so much interest, Asha! What a fun picture of your furbaby! So far, Fritz just sniffs the ornaments & branches as he walks by, but isn't bothering it--yah!

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  10. Wonderful card and love the photo of your kitty too. Merry Christmas.

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  11. Love the card! So sweet and a great feeling of home. Love Mr. Parker in your tree. Our newest, Kaspar likes to eat the needles but also play with the tinsel-not allowed-he has been getting soaked with our water gun quite a bit. Merry Christmas to you!!

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  12. hello! an adorable card, cute scene! so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

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  13. Your card is just beautiful Asha, love all the pretty detail. Wishing you and your family A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Hugs Anet x

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  14. Just beautiful, Asha - love the scene you've created and the inked background is perfect.

    Thanks for joining us at the Crafting from the Heart Challenge.

    Helen x

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