Friday, 15 May 2015

CASE-ing Christmas #20: Anita

Tell me it isn't true! Is it Friday already?! I guess it's time to welcome you to another lap of  CASE-ing Christmas - a weekly challenge devoted to the holiday season all year 'round. Today we're starting Challenge #20.

Here's how you play along. Each week you'll be given you a card to CASE and ... you CASE it! It's as easy as that. If you've never CASEd a card before, here's how you do it:
  • Look at the photo of the card to CASE; 
  • Be inspired by some elements of the card - the colours, layout, image, embellishments, etc 
  • Make a card based on that inspiration and link it up at CASE-ing Christmas Challenge Blog by Noon (Central) / 6pm (UK) on Thursday,  21st May 2015

And that's all there is to it. Our CASE card this week is this gorgeous creation by Anita. Lots of ideas here and I can't wait to see how this project inspires you.

Sometimes the original is so perfect and you don't want to mess with it. Sometimes, your mojo is a no-show and you feel the need to copy, Sometimes, you are inspired by the individual elements of a project, only to discover that, quite by accident, you've produced pretty much the same thing. I'll let you guess the route I took to get to this card! :)

The background paper is from an ancient A5 pack called Papermania Signature Linen Collection - A Christmas Carol. I think it's out of print now. The bauble is from Chocolate Baroque's Pears And Baubles A4 rubber stamp sheet. The greeting is from Clearly Besotted's Be Merry clear stamp sheet, stamped with VersaMark Crimson Red. I used WRMK Corner Chomper to create the label for it. The twine is from Doodlebug's Doodle Twine Christmas Assortment.

I heat embossed the bauble with WOW Gold Rich EP, fussy cut popped it up on foam tape. And Christmas just wouldn't be complete without some bling... red bling, to be precise!

CHNC Extra May: AG Christmas
CHNC #228: Vintage or Shabby
Word Art Wednesday #183: AG Family Friendly
Wonderful Wednesday: AG
Inspiration Destination #32: AG
Freshly Brewed May13-19: Ribbon / Twine


Now it's your turn to make a Christmas card by CASE-ing Anita's creation. And if you played along last week, the Winners of Challenge #19 will be announced on Wednesday, 20th May 2015.

You'll find more ideas over at the DT's blogs: Mynn ... Donna ... Ellen ... Pat ... Steph.

Thanks for dropping by and Happy CASE-ing. I'm looking forward to seeing your take on Anita's card. Have a lovely Friday, friends.



  1. This is beautiful, like the color combo, all the layers, gold embossing and of course the bling! Have a good weekend! Donna

  2. Oh Asha this is so pretty and Victorian which I love. The paper is beautiful and love the ornament. I am thinking of you often and wishing you hugs. Wallace give you paw hugs and kisses

  3. This looks really elegant, Asha! Love that DP and your traditional color choices!

  4. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  5. Such an elegant card Asha, gorgeous image and colours, brilliant take on the original card, hugs Kate x

  6. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

  7. Oh, this is so beautiful and elegant looking. Great design!

  8. Wow this is so beautiful Asha what luxurious papers you have used a superb design thank you for sharing it with us at CHNC 2 challenge
    lorraine x

  9. Another really beautiful creation Asha.

  10. Love the beautiful Victorian card! Enjoy your weekend!

  11. How enlightening and fun to see a Christmas card in May. Thanks so much for sharing with us. It's so nice to have you play along with us.
    Word Art Wednesday

  12. Beautiful card and colours Asha..Loz

  13. Adorable this card.
    Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination.
    Hope we see you again and good luck.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

  14. Oh my goodness Asha!! What a really gorgeous looking gold embossed bauble!! Really amazing Christmas design and I'd say you've nailed that CASE for sure! :)

  15. Absolutely gorgeous, Asha! LOVE the elegant look, the gold and red combo, and the beautiful embellishments! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  16. Hi Asha, what a beautiful card this week, I love the embossed and blinged up bauble! Congratulations on your win too. Have a good one... Megan

  17. Lovely Christmas card!

    Thanks for joining Wonderful Wednesday over at Kraftin Kimmie Stamps!
    /Lisa – DT

  18. Oh Asha this is sooo elegant
    I love that damask paper you have
    love the bling and the gold too
    love all element on your card
    really traditional chrismast card and really ELEGANT Asha
    love love love this

  19. What BEAUTIFUL Christmas cards. LOVE the color combo and the gorgeous layering.

    Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Brewed Challenges!

    Heather D.

  20. Beautiful card. I have this pack of paper as I loved the linen texture on it lol x

  21. Asha, a classy, elegant card! The gold bauble is so pretty, and that background...oh my! Such a beauty...


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