Saturday, 13 September 2014

52 {C}CT September Colour Challenge

Welcome to 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown Colour Challenge. It's my second week playing hostess and I get to choose the colours. Here's the colour prompt - nothing complicated.

 Red OR Blue + Black AND White + Silver OR Gold.

Deedee Designs will be sponsoring the challenges for September. Head on over to Deedee's on-line store to take a peek (and be tempted!) by her beautiful artwork.

Here's my card for this week - an icy easel card:

The image and greeting are from Chocolate Baroque's Snowy Penguin clear stamp set.
I heat embossed the snowflakes and inked the background with Distress Inks: Broken China,
Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass. I added silver bling and tied silver crochet thread for
some festive sparkle.

I coloured the image with Graph'It and Promarkers.
Snowman: GI Antarctic, Fresh Mint, Blender
Hat & Scarf: PM Royal Blue, True Blue & Azure.
Black bling for his eyes and blue for his buttons complete the snowman.

Some challenges for this card:

Sweet Stampin' Christmas September: Christmas Critters
Christmas Card Challnges #41: Tall & Skinny / AG Christmas
CHNC Extra September: AG Christmas
Shopping Our Stash #168: Chicken / Any Other Bird - Penguin
Fussy & Fancy #122: More Than One Fold - easel card
Completely Christmas #29: AG Christmas

Now it's your turn to create a festive card based on this week's Colour 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 UK / 1pm EST on Friday, 19th September. And here's the most important rule: Have Fun!

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

Rosie's Update:
Rosie is doing well. Her appetite is back, the fever is gone, she's starting to gain weight, her blood-work is encouraging and she's playing ball!. The not so good news is her tumour is hasn't reduced much. On the other hand, we should be thankful that it hasn't grown. We're seeing the oncologist again at the end of the month to discuss "what next". Until then, we're enjoying having Rosie back.     
That's all from me today. Thank you for stopping by and have a fun weekend!



  1. I loved this color challenge Asha. Wanted to make about 5 cards but not enough time. Gorgeous blue creation - lOVE the image and the fold. Hugs D

  2. Oh Asha! What a wonderful wintery Christmas card! I love the effect you've achieved with the distress inks, and all your attention to detail. The stitched lines and silver threads add fabulous texture. A super challenge and super card - love it! Hugs, Gill x

  3. What a divine card sweetie. Love the cute image and your colouring, the stitched detail finishes it off a treat.
    Glad Rosie is eating and gaining weight. Sorry the tumour hasn't shrunk at all but as you say it is good it hasn't grown either.
    Have a good weekend.

  4. Hi Asha
    Glad Rosie is doing well.....
    Fabulous image... Great card...
    Thanks for joining us at Completely Christmas this week....
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  5. FABULOUS card Asha, love the image and gorgeous papers used...your colouring is stunning.xx

    The Journey is the Start

  6. What a cute and darling easel card you created. Love that snowman scene. Great color choice too.

  7. Great easel card. Love the image. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra this month. Cindy-GDT

  8. Lovely cool Christmas colours. The stitching detail is very effective.

  9. cute card and great challenge-pleased to see Rosie has perked up a bit x

  10. nous avons eu la même idée Asha, le bonhomme de neige est a l'honneur, adorable et charmante ambiance, biz

  11. What a fabulous card - beautiful colouring and stitching, thanks for a lovely colour challenge - Jacqueline xx

  12. I love easel cards and snowmen so a snowman easel card is already a hit with me, add in a sweet penguin and a beautiful frosty colour scheme and this is perfect in my eyes! What a wonderful card Asha - and a wonderful colour challenge!

    Glad to hear there is some better news of Rosie, hope she continues to improve!

    Have a great week! {{{{hugs}}}} Ruth x

  13. Glad to hearthe great news about Rosie. You must be thrilled.

    Your card is so pretty. What an adorable little snowman on such a pretty design!

  14. cutee Pinguine look at the cute snowmann and I love the colored behind the main Image looks like its a light there...adorable snow too...great christmas card I get one card from you my friend ..would you like to Exchange our card...I would be happy to send you one christmas card...big hugs, Monika

  15. Perfect icy colours!
    Thanks for playing along at CCC!

  16. The colors of this card are beautiful and feels so perfectly wintery for this image! Well done making this super background with your inks!

  17. Oh this card is wonderful! I want to use the same colours:) Let's hope I can get my new craft room in order. I love the cute penguin and snowman. The blue is so clean looking to me-wonderful. Oh I am glad that Rosie is eating again and is picking up. I hope there will be good news with the vet about the tumour. My fingers are crossed and always prayers

  18. Gorgeous Design just perfect for our challenge over at Completely Christmas thank you for sharing with us.....
    Suzy B Owner

  19. Lovely card! I think you are the first person so far to use a penguin for our challenge! Thanks for joining the crew at Shopping Our Stash this week for the "Chicken" challenge!!

  20. Oh I do love the penguins!! This is so sweet!! Love the glitter, the easel style and design!! VERY SWEET! :)

  21. Asha - this is a fun challenge. Love your frosty cool easel card. Mr Snowman is beautifully coloured and I love the snowflake background. As always I do like the stitched detail.

    So pleased to read that Rosie is improved. Sending hugs xx

  22. Oh, I didn't think anything could be cuter than your other snowman and penguin card but this one is adorable. I just know there's about to be a snowball fight and the wind is definitely favoring the snowman. lol Great coloring, my friend!

  23. Hallo Asha, your Easel card is just stunning, I love the cute image and the beautiful background you created. Well done.

    Thank you for the news about Rosie, I am so glad to hear she is starting to gain weight and that she is playing ball. Sending you and Rosie big hugs. Anet x

  24. I love the "glow" around the snowman and penguin - you did an awesome job with the distress inks! I also like how you've highlighted the snowflakes with the bits of bling. And as always, your stitching is perfect. :)

  25. Amazing card & such better news about Rosie. Hope all goes well at the oncologist x

  26. Great card, beautifully colored! Thanks so much for playing along with us here at Shopping Our Stash!
    Chana Malkah

  27. Beautiful easelcard! Love your coloring and the stitching :)
    Thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy and good luck!
    Hugs, Sandra F&F DT

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

  29. Such an adorable image! I love me some penguins :) Good to hear about Rosie too - not spectacular news, but really, any little bit of improvement is still pretty great <3

  30. A lovely Christmas easel card with a beautifully inked background. Thank you for playing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'. Tracey x

  31. What a lovely card. That image is fab and I love the colours.

    Thanks for sharing at CaSS,


  32. do you know you won at Fussy And Fancy 122 at the more than one fold challenge Asha...congrats my dear you real deserved it..its adorable christmas card


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