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Sunday 5 December 2010

For a winter birthday girl (and some bargains!!)

Its my son's girlfriends birthday this month and i thought this beautiful Sweet Pea stamp (Holly Night by Ching Chou Kuik) would be perfect for her card.

I used 2 embossed snowflake card  blanks to make the easel card. The main image is coloured with promarkers and then triple embossed. I added some clear sparkle EP to the middle layer of embossing for a lovely icy effect and some glitter around the candle, it looks beautifully sparkly in real lfe but hasn't shown up in the pic. I stamped some black snowflakes on white pearl card for the layer behind the image and added some flowers made with a Marianne Ribbon flower die and some clear gems. The sentiment is stamped and embossed in black on an acrylic tag, the reverse of the tag is embossed with icicle tex EP. Some black gems and a black velvet bow to finish the card off.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
ABC Challenge: I is for Ice
Cupcake: Light it up
Oldie but Goodie: Christmas Birthday (just sneaking in with my sweet pea stamp I think but my snowflake stamp is at least 2 years old )
C.R.A.F.T: Christmas birthday
Crafty Purple Frog: Easel Cards
Moving along with the Times: For someone special

I love Sweet Pea stamps and Linda at Jazzlins Designs has a fab offer at the minute - 5 stamps for £10!!!! Wow, I'm waiting for the snow to thaw so postie can deliver mine! Pop over to Jazzlins and grab yours if you fancy a bargain

Thanks for calling by
Claire xx


  1. Claire this is amazing, the image is gorgeous. The flowers are perfect.

    Hugs Ali x

  2. this is absolutley stunning!!!! Just sooooooooooo striking!!!! Love it!!! Hugs Juls

  3. A stunning card, I love the gorgeous image. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

    Liza x

  4. This is just stunning thanks for sharing it with CRAFT Challenge this week.

    God Luck

    Kerry x

  5. Oooo Claire my birthday tomorrow, I want this card it is delish, so jealous of your son's girlfriend getting it. The card looks elegant and simple but we all know how much detail has gone into making it.
    Hugs Shirley x x

  6. Amazing beautiful with the nested images. Love the black and white easel card. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Paper Cupcakes this week. "Hugs" Carol

  7. Beautiful card :-) the image is stunning and the papers colour combo are just gorgeous :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  8. Beautiful card Claire, love the triple embossing.
    Thanks for joining us at ABC challenge. Sue C x

  9. Hi Love the card its stunning. Thanks for joining in with us on MAWTT this week Hazelxox

  10. Beautiful just love the whitness of the card just loving it and the image and flowers are perfect!!! Thanks for joining us over at the CPFC Love Chanelle xxxx

  11. It's beautiful Claire - thats' going to be one very lucky birthday girl when she gets this.
    Beryl xx

  12. A gorgeous card, love the classic colour combo
    Thanks for joining our challenge at OLDIE but a GOODIE, hope you’ll join us again
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  13. Oh, this is gorgeous, thank you for sharing it at Cupcake. x

  14. Fab entry, thanks for joining Oldie But A Goodie challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  15. Fabulous project! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake! Shelly x

  16. So Pretty!!!! Love your coloring....and those snowflakes are unbelievable....awesome job....thank you for playing with at PCC

    DT for Paper Cupcake!

  17. I adore this creation, love the colours and love the image, thanks so much for playing along this week at the CPF

    Hugs, Sarah-Louise x

  18. Claire I love this card, what a stunning image! Thanks for joining in our Christmas Birthday challenge this week at C.R.A.F.T! Gemma :)
    P.s. Check out my yummy blog candy here, closes 12/12!!

  19. Hi this is a fabulous card & of course its an easel card which makes it even more fab lol. Love the image, I love sweet pea images & you have done this 1 well.
    Thank you for joining us at CPF Challenge hope you will join us again, good luck.

    Hugs Vicky xx

  20. A wonderful card Claire, thank you so much for sharing with us at MAWTT this week. Pami x

  21. Beautiful card Claire, love the image and the colours are fabulous.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for our sketch challenge
    hugs Mandy xx

  22. She is one lucky girl to receive this amazing art piece from you. It is impeccable.

    Thanks for joining us on our Monochromatic challenge. Good luck and hope to see more of your wonderful artwork!

    Sweet Pea DT

  23. Beautoful card - thanks for joining us at Oldie bit a goodie
    Lisa ;)

  24. A Wonderful christmas birthday creation
    Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a Goodie this fortnight and good luck!

  25. Beautiful card! Very striking!

  26. Gorgeous card,and beautiful sweetpea stamp,thankyou for joining us this week at oldie but a goodie
    love n hugs


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