Saturday, 16 August 2014

52 {C}CT August Theme Challenge

Yes, my friends, it's Saturday... again! It's becoming a habit now for the girls at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown to put their Christmas makes on display. This week, our spirited hostess Gill Prescott is serving up some "Mistletoe and Wine"... oh so quintessentially festive!

Here's my take on this week's theme. I couldn't get my hands on some mistletoe but there was no shortage of wine ... hic!

The two Chocolate Baroque stamps sets featured in this card are:
Pears and Baubles A4 sheet and Christmas Magic clear stamps.

No patterned papers. Instead, I  embossed some red CS with the
Swiss Dots EF and used that as my background.  The mistletoe,
pear and sentiment are from the Pears & Baubles set. I coloured
the mistletoe with Promarkers (Holly, Pine, Lush Green, Leaf Green).
The sentiment is embossed in white. Pretty much a CAS card. 

I embossed the pear in gold and inked it with TH Peeled Paint.

On the inside, more mistletoe and a sentiment from the
Christmas Magic set, stamped in Memento Rhubarb Stalk.

We're swaggering off to these challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #145: AG Uplifting
Brown Sugar #107: AG
CHNC August Extra: AG Christmas
PINspirational Challenge #120: AG
C.RA.F.T #272: Christmas
Christmas Card Challenges #37: Colour / AG Christmas
Addicted To Stamps #107: Holiday
I Love Promarkers: AG + Promarkers

Now it's your turn to create a festive card based on this week's Theme challenge. 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, 22nd August. 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

I just had to include a little video of this much loved Christmas song made popular by Sir Cliff Richard, which was released in 1988. This song also happens to be his only #1 hit in the '80s. In case you're wondering, the soloist at the end of the song is 13-year old James Rainbird. Who? He performed the Welsh lullaby "Suo Gân" in Steven Spielberg's "Empire Of The Sun". That's enough trivia for today :-)  

Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy the rest of the weekend, my friends!



  1. Gorgeous card, both inside and out! I love how your inking/blending helps the flourishes on the apple to elegant!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!

  2. Beautiful, Asha! LOVE the embossing and the inking. Lovely!! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

  3. I had never heard that song before Asha - thank you! Gorgeous card. love the beautiful pear. hugs D

  4. these cards are just fabulous - love them Asha xx

  5. Wow Asha, that's stunning and so elegant! Beautiful colouring on that gorgeous pear!
    Have a great weekend! Ruth x

  6. Such a tasty looking card Asha.
    Enjoy your weekend.

  7. Gorgeous card, I like the combination of gold embossing, Promarkers, the dry embossing, a and stitching, it really has a wow factor. The colors are stunning.

  8. Absolutely stunning, Asha! LOVE the gorgeous colors and use of stamps! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  9. Gorgeous inside and out. Love the pear image.

  10. Beautiful card, I love the wonderful embossing on the pear! Gorgeous.

  11. Stunning - love it - Jacqueline xx

  12. Leave it to you to find such a beautiful Christmas song (like a carol actually) that goes perfectly with the theme. I love the Wine colour(hic!-sorry-I took it literal) and the pear and the saying-all so wonderfully done. This placed a great smile on my face. I haven't heard anything so I hope Rosie is doing well. Take care

  13. Gorgeous card and beautiful embossing Asha..Loz

  14. The embossed pear against the Swiss dots, so dramatic and beautiful. We are always so happy when you take time to post with us.
    God Bless you,
    Carole, Word Art Wednesday

  15. What a beautiful set of stamps! I love how you colored these images and the pear looks great with the gold embossing!

  16. Wow Asha! This is wonderful! I love the gold embossing on the pear, and all the little details that make this card so special. The inside is just as beautiful as the outside. The person receiving this card would feel very special indeed.
    Thank you for your interpretation of the challenge - it's fabulous.
    Hugs, Gill xx

  17. Oh my this is absolutely GORGEOUS for Christmas Asha!! Love the flourish in the pear image!! Thanks for the song to get us going in the mood for Christmas! :) HUGS

  18. Wow! This is absolutely stunning! I love the dotty texture, the beautiful pear, the pretty mistletoe and stitched detail. Great on the inside too!

  19. Love this card. The pear is beautifully coloured and the gold embossing really makes the Peeled Paint colour stand out. Thanks for joining in the challenge at CHNC Extra for August.

  20. Super card so very stylish!Thanks for joining in at I♥Promarkers

  21. super élégante, quel chic, biz

  22. Just gorgeous! I love the pear :)

  23. A super card. Thank you for sharing with us at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge this week. Marlene DT

  24. Lovely card, thanks for sharing it with us in the brown sugar challenge

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  26. Beautiful card Asha that image of the Pear is gorgeous, such a wonderful colour superb creation.
    lorraine x

  27. ach that gold in green you really make a magic I love love love adorable Asha and I love Cliff Richard song OCEAN DEEP...

  28. The inside of your card is just as pretty as the outside! I love the stitching you always seem to include. :)

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

  30. Gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper


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