Monday, 5 October 2015

CASE-ing Christmas: October

Hello, friends! Welcome back to a another month of  CASE-ing Christmas Challenge! As you are aware, we are now a MONTHLY challenge and our challenge will run from the 5th of each month at 6:00am CST until the last day of the month at 11:55pm CST.

Each month, we will be celebrating CHRISTMAS on the 25th by doing a random giveaway to one lucky participant! We will have a variety of prizes to give out, but you MUST be linked up by the 23rd of each month in order to be entered into the drawing! :)

As before, we'll give you a card to CASE and you CASE it! If you've never CASEd a card, here's what you need to do:
  • Look at the CASE card photo.
  • Be inspired by some element of the card. This could be colours, layout, image, etc.
  • Make a card based on that inspiration and link it up at the CASE-ing Christmas Challenge Blog by 11:55pm CST 31 October 2015.
Let's kick off our challenge by showing you the card to CASE for the month of October. This month you'll be CASE-ing lil' ol' me! I made this card in July 2014 - large white snowflakes and a little country church.

I was inspired by the same elements for Version 2 but I switched things around. This year I've got little silver snowflakes and a large country cottage. To make this card I used the Country Cottage stamp set by Waltzing Mouse.  I blended Chipped Sapphire and Tumbled Glass to create the sky and for the ground I used Scattered Straw. The snow is heat embossed with WOW Silver EP. I also heat embossed the sentiment with Ranger Fired Brick EP.

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured it with Faber-Castel Polychromos. I masked the cottage and stamped the trees so they appear to be in the background. For that extra magical Christmas glitter I added some Stardust Stickles to all the snowy bits. And the trees were not spared. They got a double coating of sparkle with the Wink of Stella Clear Brush.

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WWOpen DT Challenge October: AG


Link up your project by 23 October 2015 and you will be entered into the Christmas in October random prize draw.  We are giving away this festive digital stamp set called Santa's Sleigh by MHK Designs. The winner will be announced on 25 October 2015.

Head on over to the CASE-ing Christmas Challenge Blog for links to all the cards made by the DT for this challenge. There's no shortage of inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by today. Happy CASE-ing and have a magical day!



  1. Such fabulous coloring, Asha! The little cottage looks lit from within! These have just the perfect amount of sparkle! Beautifully done!

  2. Hi, Asha! Love your "case" from the white snowflakes to your beautiful "from our house to yours" creation! Your sky is so pretty with the silver snowflakes, and blue edging - it's a beautiful card! hugs, de

  3. Hi Asha, well I would say you've cased this wonderfully, your card is gorgeous, I must say I love that cottage image, fabulous colouring too,Love the new look page, Kate x

  4. Oh my this is absolutely STUNNING Asha!! I just love the detailed images with your gorgeous coloring details!! The sparkly snowflakes are just icing on the cake!! Wonderful job my friend! HUGS

  5. P.S. wonderful new blog design! :)

  6. Both cards are fabulous Asha, what fun to CASE yourself!

  7. Well shut the front door Asha!! This is wonderful, such amazing pencil work. I have loved that stamp from afar for years and you have just given me the final shove I need to actually own it xx

  8. wooww Asha your coloring is stunning and this Image is adorable
    great Case ing Asha ...
    both are adorable..
    And you change the Layout too woooohooo I adore this
    all in white (same like mine) and I can see your cards more clearly with this new layout
    great make over my friend
    hugs, Monika (I am not forgetting you :) )

  9. Two really gorgeous creations sweetie, love them both. You are one very talented lady.

  10. What a beautiful Christmas card here. Thank you for sharing with us over at Wold Wide Open DT Challenge. Good luck. Hugs Andrea DT

  11. Oh Asha-both are just the prettiest! They remind me of something from Russia for some reason or a fairytale-love the colouring

  12. BOTH of these cards are absolute STUNNERS, Asha! I just adore your amazing coloring skills and fabulous designs! So grateful to have you on my team! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  13. Hello Asha. Your case card and the original are both gorgeous..Loz

  14. Both cards are awesome but I do love your little cottage and the silver snowflakes. Your coloring is spot on too!

  15. Very pretty Asha, I really love the snowy effects you created on the sweet cottage and the snowflakes all shimmery make me want to curl up by the fire ;)

  16. Very beautiful, I love it.
    Thank you also for entering the World Wide Open Design Team challenge #4 and best of luck with your entry.
    Don't forget we will be holding the "Champion of Champions" DT Challenge for all the winners from all categories from these monthly challenges throughout the year.
    Annette DT Leader

  17. Beautiful card Asha thank you for entering the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge '4'
    good luck with your entry
    Dianne DT

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  19. Whoops again.. blogger gremlins playing up again..Asha and was playing up adding the comment. Hope you can see this one. You always create beautiful and fabulous cards and these ones are no exception, You are talented artist and I love your work too,
    Hugs to my crafty friend Asha,
    Missy Pink - The Crafty Pink Girl xx

    Ps. sorry again for the adding comment gremlin..must be blogger's bad day.

  20. I love the both, Asha. Such cosy Christmas scenes, really lovely!

  21. Very nicely done. Thanks for joining is at WWODTC
    Heather DT

  22. your stamping and coloring are masterful! thanks for following my blog. I am now following you! xo

  23. Excellent "Take 2" on your card Asha! :)

  24. Beautiful Christmas cards. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog Looking forward to see you again soon.
    WWO DT
    Toadally Love To Craft {My Blog}

  25. Love this thank you for joining us at the world wide open DT challenge
    Michelle DT

  26. Great job and thank you for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle Judith DT x

  27. So beautiful, Asha! Love the shimmering snowflakes and the house is outstanding.

  28. Another stunning creation - what a fabulous stamp! WOW!

  29. Lovely card! Thank you for entering the WWODTC. Best of luck with your entry.
    Vicki, DT

  30. Two gorgeous cards, Asha! The country cottage, though...when can I move in? So warm and it!

  31. Hi Asha! Wow - that country cottage is really beautiful! Love how you mixed it up from your original card. Have a great day!

  32. Stunning! Love all the glittery details!

  33. This one is so pretty
    Thanks for joining us at WWODT
    Good luck.

    Greetz Linette (DT)

  34. This is a wonderful creation and perfect for our FOURTH challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {World Wide Open Design Team Challenge DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  35. Oh, Asha, how wonderful you've CASEd your own card!! This little cottage is just adorable and so beautifully colored. Two fabulous cards!
    Hugs, Rosi - CASE-ing Christmas teamie

  36. Thank you for joining us this month at
    Not Just Cards
    The team now have a Facebook Group where you can share and promote all your wonderful work, come and join us please. Paper Crafting Facebook Group
    Hugs Lori

  37. Super make! Thanks for joining us at CHNC this month. Hope to see you again!
    Fiona DT x


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