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!
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


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.  :)


  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

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

  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've added 'ideas' to my wish list *grin*) How adorable is Richard Parker, adding his paws to the decorating! Such a sweetie!!

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  5. Such a gorgeous creation again today sweetie. Richard Parker looks comfortable and so handsome.

  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 :)

  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!

  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

  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!

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

  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!!

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

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  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

  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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