Friday, 2 January 2015

CASE-ing Christmas #1: Mynn

HAPPY NEW YEAR, friends and welcome to CASE-ing Christmas!  This is a BRAND NEW weekly challenge devoted to the holiday season all year 'round and we are starting early.

So, how does this challenge work?  It's easy!  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 play along:
  1. Look at the photo of the card to CASE;
  2. Be inspired by some elements of the card - the colours, layout, image, embellishments, etc
  3. Make a card based on that inspiration and link it up at CASE-ing Christmas Challenge Blog by Noon (CST) on Thursday January 8th 2015.
And that's all there is to it. Our first CASE card is this super elegant creation by Mynnette Kitchen. Lots of ideas here and I can't wait to see how this project inspires you.



I was inspired by the sumptuous gold, pearls, the bird and Mynn's sketch. My background is a rich gold vellum paisley design from Papermania's Signature Collection. Here's a tip for ya: no matter how opaque the patten is on vellum, your regular tape adhesive will show through... as you can see in the bottom half of this card. Always learning something new! LOL. Do yourself a favour and use vellum friendly adhesive :)  I've used gold ribbon for the central panel in Mynn's sketch.

The partridge on the pear branch is form Chocolate Baroque's Turtle Doves set, heat embossed in black and coloured with Caran d'Ache Supracolor Soft II Metallic Gold. The greeting is from Clearly Besotted's Be Merry set. There are also gold and white Liquid Pearls and stitching with gold thread to finish the card.

Now it's your turn to make a Christmas card by CASE-ing Mynn's creation. Winners of Challenge #1 will be announced on, Wednesday 14 January 2015.

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

Challenges for this card:

CHNC Extra January: AG Christmas
Sparkles Christmas #48: Christmas Critter with a Splash of Glitter
Christmas Card All Year 'Round Jan: AG Christmas
Christmas Card Challenge #4: AG Christmas
CHNC #209: AG Christmas
Really Reasonable Ribbons #109: Look What I Got With Ribbon - gold ribbon 

Before you run off to your craft room, here's some FABULOUS news: we have BLOG CANDY to give away! You win the candy by following the CASE-in Christmas Challenge Blog either on Blog Lovin' or Email (see the sidebar) and commenting on challenge posts when you have done one of these things.  If you comment AND link up with our challenge, you'll get TWO chances that week!

There will be FIVE winners of small gift packs of stamps--all holiday themed!  The prizes will be SHIPPED INTERNATIONALLY! The blog candy opportunity will last the entire month of January, so invite your friends!  Winners will be chosen from each week of challenge post comments. To maximise your chance of winning and make sure you play along every week!

Thanks for dropping by and Happy CASE-ing. I'll be stopping by your blogs.

Beijinhos!

37 comments:

  1. Beautiful Case Asha, I love your card and Mynn's card
    Kevin xx

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  2. What a fabulous take on Mynn's card. Love them both!

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  3. Gorgeous card! Love the stitching and the colors. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges this week.

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  4. Yay! Congrats on your new DT spot my friend!! So glad to see you there! :) You've done such a gorgeous job CASEing that card too!! Love the added stitching details on your image panel! And it's a great time to start making Christmas cards for the year!! LOL!! Thanks for sharing! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
    My Blog: Stamp Smiles

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  5. A beautiful interpretation of the original card Asha. Hope you had a lovely Christmas and that 2015 will be good to you and yours.
    Lorraine

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  6. A fabulous CASE Asha, love your interpretation. Wishing you a Happy New Year. Carol x

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  7. A gorgeous card Asha.
    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

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  8. What a great CASE on the original card. I love your rich gold colour and the stitching makes it really special.
    Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  9. Hi Asha, such a gorgeous card, love the stamp xx

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  10. You did a great CASE of the original! Love your partridge in a pear tree! Thanks for playing our Christmas Card Challenge and Happy New Year!

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  11. Gorgeous card and your cased card is beautiful Asha..loz

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  12. a wonderful and elegant CASE my friend. Vellum is fab but can be a pain! Happy New Year xx

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  13. Hi
    Gorgeous card and your cased card is beautiful
    greetings Lisbeth
    DT crafty Hazelnut's christmas

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  14. Hello Asha, what a beautiful card, of course the image is wonderful and your colours too.
    I love your inspirational card for CB too, I must buy that fabulous image.
    Thank you for your good wishes, hugs Kate x

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  15. Beautiful card Asha love the colours, image and design a great bit of 'casing'.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  16. Hi Asha,
    Beautifully Cased card loved the added touch of the stitching. A suggestion with vellum a spot of glue in the four corners and cover them with pearls or rhinestones.
    Thanks for entering in http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/ DT

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  17. Really cute! As far as the adhesive goes, I've heard that if you use a plain ol' fashioned glue stick, it will dry clear and won't show on your vellum. Off to check out the new challenge blog.

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  18. AMAZING as per your usual! This is so pretty! I adore the image and that gorgeous stitching! I'm not sure if you have a Tombow runner, but they make a runner with adhesive specifically for vellum! :) I also sometimes just connect it with brads. :) I hope that helps! I feel so lucky to have you on my team! HUGS and happy new year, friend! Mynn xx

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  19. Thank you for sharing your tips on taming vellum. You guys are awesome!
    hugs, Asha

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  20. I love your take on the beautiful inspiration photo!! Both cards are so beautiful!

    Thank you dear friend for the New Years e-card!! what a pretty way to bring in the new year! Thank you for thinking of me ; )

    BIG (((Hugs)))
    Patti

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  21. Great CASE of another beautiful card . Awesome image . Thanks for sharing on Christmas Card Challenges .

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  22. Adorable CASE Asha and you give me idea to start making christmas card...I try my best to join...love the image n colors on your card..hope you havd feel more better Asha...bigggg hugs from Germany..Monika

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  23. Both your cards are super gorgeous. I am getting anxious to do some card making myself, but in the meantime keep inspiring me.

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  24. Asha, a very sweet little card. I love the graphic and just the right amount of sparkle and shine. Thank you for joining the Sparkles Christmas Challenge. Good Luck.

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  25. What a beautiful CASE of Mynn's card. Just lovely!

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  26. What a fantastic case of Mynnette's card, love the golden colors, it looks so elegant and beautiful!

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  27. This is a wonderful CASEing of the original card Asha, and I love that vellum backing paper and the pretty CB stamp, and all finished so prettily with that satin edge ribbon and the Perfect Pearls. Hope you had a great Christmas and wishing you a happy, healthy and creatively fulfilling New Year. x

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  28. Hi Asha! Great CASE of Mynn's card! Love your treatment of the beautiful image you used!

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  29. I found this out about the tape too. I love the card and the background!! It is so rich

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  30. Both the original card and your CASE of it are absolutely beautiful Asha, love the gold colours used on both. And yeah, vellum can be such a pain, but it looks so good, lol!! Thanks for playing along with us at Sparkles Christmas, good luck and hope to see you again.

    Hugs
    Brenda B
    Sparkles DT

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  31. Amazing CASE Asha! I love the image you used and how you applied the gold to it! Love the stitching and the background paper too!

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  32. Oh this is just the cutest card ever what a lovely image and just perfect for our challenge over at “ Sparkles Christmas Challenge "Christmas critter with a splash of glitter “ good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

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  33. Thank you for sharing your crafting for both of my CHNC challenges and for CCAYR January challenge - hope to see you again soon. x

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  34. Vellum, such a tricky thing! I've still not found a truly vellum-friendly adhesive, even the ones marketed as such :) This is still absolutely beautiful!

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  35. Such a great project. Thanks so much for playing with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

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  36. This is beautiful. I love the colours.

    Thank you so much for joining us at Sparkles Christmas Challenges for our first challenge of 2015. Good luck and hope to see you again soon.

    Hugs Helen P (DT) x

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  37. Gorgeous card, love it! Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Hazel Nuts this month.
    Hugs
    Fiona x DT

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