Friday, 3 July 2015

CASE-ing Christmas Blog Hop

Hi, friends!  Welcome to the CASE-ing Christmas "CHRISTMAS IN JULY" blog hop!  There will be prizes from fabulous sponsors, and the challenge will be a bit different from what we usually do, but we think you'll like it!  You should have arrived here from  Donna.  Make sure to complete the whole hop for the most chances to win!

Here are our fabulous sponsors~

Christmas Post
All Dressed Up has been selling it's darling digis on Etsy since 2013.  There is a large variety of seasons and occasions available--check the store out for the perfect image for your upcoming crafty creations!
Chocolate Baroque is a small independent art and craft company based in the North-East of England, owned and run by Lesley Wharton. We design our own range of natural rubber and clear art stamps from Sue Pages's hand drawn originals, complemented by typography from Glenda Waterworth. The rubber stamps are made in-house to our very exacting quality standards.

Deedee's Digis
DeeDee's Digis specializes in wholesome, family friendly, digital stamps and papers that can be used for a variety of projects.  Check out their progressive challenge to get a FREE digi set each month for playing along!

Graciellie Design specializes in beautiful vintage digital images, papers, printables, and gorgeous handmade paper craft items.  Gracie Chavez is the very talented designer behind the store, and lives with her family in Honduras.

MHK Designs digital sentiments are made by Mynn Kitchen of On A Stampage.  Mynn does not at this time have an online store, but for more information, or to request a personalized set of sentiments for a prize,email her at onastampageATyahooDOTcom.
The Paper Sweeties LLC stamp line was created based on Debbie Marcinkiewicz's passion for everything paper, glue,ink, glitter … and whimsical girlie charm! The original design concept for the line of dolls with outfits and accessories was created in June, 2010, and follow up sets with beautiful frames, labels, banners, sentiments and lovely images followed.  She officially launched the business in August, 2012, and has since made thousands of customers happy with her sweet designs!
Polkadoodles Ltd
PolkaDoodles is a small company owned by Nikky Hall, based in the UK. Nikky is also the artistic talent behind PolkaDoodle's own range of rubber and digital stamps. We also stocks general craft supplies, and, best of all: Worldwide shipping is FREE!

 This image is from Graciellie Design, you get the image and the sentiment so you can make a complete card from one purchase.
       The cityscape has been duplicated to create a full street across my card and the sentiment is printed at the top. 

I have masked off the edges so I get a nice white border, the centre of the sentiment and the city are also masked to keep them white. Using Distress Ink Chipped Sapphire I coloured the whole card , making the sky darker at the top away from the city lights.
I spritzed the sky with a Tattered Angel Pearl Glimmer Mist to give it a star like twinkle, then added a tiny gold star. The windows of the city have a tiny touch from a pale yellow marker.
Once dry I removed the masking tape and mounted the panel on a dark blue card blank. I've deliberately kept this card A6 and almost one layer so I can send it overseas.

And now, here's the hop list~

Your next stop is Steph, so get to hopping!  Afterwards, come back and link up with us.  We cannot WAIT to see what you create for us this month!  HUGS and Merry stamping, friends! :)


  1. Wow! Beautiful Christmas the gorgeous sky and city scene!

  2. Rocky, I love the gorgeous night sky you created! I've been playing with inks lately and will have to try your technique - stunning!

  3. This is stunning, Rocky! Your sponged night sky is just GORGEOUS--and I LOVE all the amazing texture! Beautiful work, friend! LOVE! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  4. Hi Rocky - beautiful card -the sky technique is amazing! Have a great day!

  5. I'm really impressed by the result of your stamping and inking! A card with a wow factor!

  6. How pretty, I love that night sky!

  7. Great Christmas skyline Rocky, distress ink works a treat

  8. Hi Rocky, such a gorgeous card with the city lights and the sparkly night sky! Hope you have a wonderful Summer holiday...Megan

  9. Visiting as part of the blog hop. What lovely Christmas crafting x

  10. Rocky
    I adore your blue sponging
    looks so adorable...
    Great Christmas card dear Teamie (at HOC)

  11. Very elegant! Has me wishing for snow already...

  12. Rocky, this is just amazing! I love the night sky you created! Your masking technique rocks! Thanks for the inspiration! XX

  13. this is very simple but dramatic - love the sky shading.

  14. Great cityscape! Love the technique used for the night sky.

  15. Beautiful scenic card love the night sky against the houses.

  16. What an inspiring CAS card - the blue shading is perfect!

  17. Amazing cityscape! I love it!

  18. What a gorgeous card! I love how you made the night sky! This is a fun blog hop - thank you so much!

  19. Lovely card! Love the background!
    The Leaf Studio

  20. Beautiful card and beautiful stamp! Love the glow you achieved with your inking!

  21. Amazing - looks so awesome and so truly like a Christmas night!! Your sponging is really wonderful!!


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