Saturday, 2 August 2014

52 {C}CT August Sketch Challenge

Welcome to the first of our August instalments of 52{Christmas}Card Throwdown. We're back to our regular program, i,e. it's time for a sketch challenge. Our hostess for the month is the super talented Gill Prescott. Before we get on with the challenge, here's a little update on our July Blog Hop.

Blog Hop Update:
There were so many gorgeous entries and comments on my blog. After several failed attempts I've finally managed to make a short-list. I'm giving away a Gift Voucher worth £10 to ONE lucky person to spend at my favourite stamp company: Chocolate Baroque. The identity of the winner will be announced at the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown at Noon (GMT) on Wednesday, 6th August 2014. Make you to keep at eye out ..... it could be YOU!

On to this week's sketch challenge. I made a masculine card using Chocolate Baroque's latest Christmas rubber stamps. The stag is from the A5 sheet called: Snowy Scenes and the greeting is from the Christmas Magic set.

Here's my offering:
The patterned papers are from Papermania's Christmas In The Country. Simple
embellies - twine and bling - and the card is done! 

I coloured the stag with Graph'It markers:
Head & Neck - Mocha, Espresso, Cigar, Havana, Sahara, Cream.
Antlers - Cacao, Chocolate, Cognac.  Bell - Carrot, Mango.
Inked the edges with TH Bundled Sage.

On the inside we have a sentiment from Chocolate Baroque's Warm Christmas Greetings.
My stag is all dressed up for these challenges:

Completely Christmas #23: AG Christmas
Southern Girls Challenge: Christmas Is A Coming

Now it's your turn to create a festive card based on this week's sketch. In order to be considered for Top Honour and Honourable Mentions, your new card must follow the challenge sketch and you must link it to the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown Challenge Blog by 6pm GMT / 1pm EST on Friday, August 8th. And here's the most important rule: Have Fun!

For ideas and inspiration, visit the rest of the 52 {C}CT crew:
Mynnette * Ruth * Jacqueline * Louise * Deborah * Patricia * Danielle * Gill * Fabiola

Thanks for stopping by and a HUGE round of applause to all who participated in out July Blog Hop. Don't forget to swing by the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown Challenge Blog on Wednesday, August 6th to see if you are the lucky one! Have a fun weekend!



  1. Very lovely offering, Asha! It turned out beautful! Hope you have a nice weekend.

  2. What a wonderful card Asha, great papers, fabby stamp and perfect stitching as usual!! I have finally been to, and spent money (naturally!!)at Chocolate could have spent days there!! xx

  3. Absolutely fabulous. I really like the papers you've used and that stag is just super. As always, the stitched detail is lovely. Great inside too!

  4. WOW - this is a beautiful card. I love the sketch you have used and that stag stamp is gorgeous! TFS

  5. Great papers and love the stamp of the cute deer and the colouring-always great to see your creativity

  6. These patterns are all so lovely, Asha! The image is awesome, too! HUGS! Mynn xx

  7. Asha fantastic as always, have a wonderful weekend xx

  8. Hi Asha
    Fabulous card.... Love the images.... and the layout....
    Thanks for joining us at Completely Christmas....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

  9. Stunning card and stamp sets Asha..Loz

  10. Hallo Asha, first with my DT hat on. Your Christmas card is beautiful, I love the image and the pretty paper. Thank you so much for playing with our challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round. We would love to see you again. Anet DT x

  11. Hallo Asha, back without my DT hat. Your Christmas card is gorgeous, I love the pretty paper and your colouring of the image. Beautiful layout. Well done. Sending you and Rosie big hugs. Anet x

  12. Hello my friend, sorry not been around but been a bit poorly on and off! But great to see you are still a crafting genius! And the colouring here is just stunning.,have a good Sunday xx

  13. Marvelous coloring, Asha, and I love your combo of papers! What a wonderful Christmas card. :-D

  14. Oh my goodness Asha - what a fabulous Nordic card!! LOVE your stitching and the mix of papers with the framed stag. Hugs D

  15. Beautiful friend!! I love the patterned paper you used : )

    How is your eye doing?? and your Rosie??


  16. I love the layered banners, and the stitching - it goes so wonderfully with the homespun papers :)

  17. I really like how well the colors coordinate - the different patterned papers and the colored deer image. Nicely done, Asha.

  18. Love the image and sentiment you have used here. The card has a real Nordic feel to it. Thanks for joining in with our 'Anything goes for Christmas' challenge at Winter Wonderland, and good luck
    Eileen x

  19. Wat een geinige kerstkaart. Je rendier is erg leuk, die stempel ken ik nog niet. Fijn dat je meedoet bij CHCC Extra.

    Groetjes, Renate

  20. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for my CHNC challenge extra for August - hope to see you again soon x


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