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Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Challenge 7 at Christmas Challenges {with sketches}

Hi there, its time for a new challenge at Christmas challenges {with sketches} and this week Janneke has designed a beautiful sketch to inspire us. 

Pop on over to the challenge blog to check out Janneke's gorgeous sketch and also to find out about the fab prize on offer from our sponsor Crealies

I've used one of my favourite Christmas stamps for this card, I just adore mistletoe and this mistletoe ball from Chocolate Baroque is so delicate. I've coloured the image with promarkers, distressed with some distress ink and added glossy accents to highlight the berries. The bps are from GCD and have been distressed with a craft knife. i've used a Marianne die and swiped through with versamark to emboss the stars with gold ep. The ribbon and gems are from my stash.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Bah Humbug: Christmas kisses
Dream Valley: distressing
One stitch at a time: anything goes
Marianne's Design Divas: anything Marianne goes 
Ooh la la: Christmas
Paper Playtime: anything goes
Pollycraft: Distressing
Secret Crafter: Christmas is coming
Simply Create: time to distress 
Sugar Creek Hollow: Vintage Christmas 

Thanks for popping by, 
Claire xx


  1. Beautiful card Claire
    Beryl x

  2. What a beauty, the stamp really pops out. Love the gold embossing.

    Hugs, Linda

  3. Amazing again. Love how you colored the Mistletoe!!! All the details make it a more than stunning card again.

  4. Gloriously rich with those gold stars, the holly & the ribbon. I'm seeing this ball more & more & thinking it may have to be acquired - oh dear! The colouring is lovely & soft - thought you'd used pencils initially.
    Paula (PEP)

  5. WOW Claire what a nice card and beautiful papers/ image an embellisments. Very classy :-)

  6. Ooooh, Claire - this is lovely. Papers and image are gorgeous - I've not seen that star die before.

  7. This is so elegant. I love all the layers. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

  8. ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh scrumptious Claire - you are just too talented.
    Ann xxx
    Bah! Humbug! DT

  9. OMGosh this is one adorable card, fabulous image its just perfect for our challenge this week,

    Thank You for taking part at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 147 Christmas Is Coming
    I hope you join us again next week,

    I also have a little bit of Calorie free Candy if you are interested

    Good luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget :0) x.

  10. This is beautiful Claire, love how each of your cards are so different. Carol x

  11. This is a beautiful & elegant card Claire! Thank you for joining our EMBOSS IT challenge at DYSU. It’s a pleasure to see your work!

  12. This is beautiful I love how you have done those gold stars :D
    Thank you for joining us at Marianne's Design Divas first challenge and good luck.


    Amy xx

  13. gorgeous creation and perfect for our Christmas is Coming Challenge this week at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge, thank you for joining us
    Hugs Kate xx
    PS I have new candy if you are interested.

  14. Stunning, love it all! Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Good luck. HUgs.

    Nikki DT

  15. A beautiful card! Love the distressing and the fab holly :-) Thankyou for joining us at Dream Valley! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  16. Another great card, Claire! Beautiful image, colours and colouring. Love, Wilma

  17. Hi Claire,

    this is absolutely gorgeous, love those deep rich colours, thanks for joining us at pollycraft.

    Joey x

  18. Hi Claire, this is absolutely stunnning!! Beautiful card, love it.
    Hugs, Renata.

  19. Really gorgeous card - love all the distressing and that holly border! Thanks for joining in with our Distressing challenge at Dream Valley. Susie x

  20. Just beautiful Claire, I'd love to receive a christmas card like this. What have you used for the holly under the ribbon?
    Thanks for joining us at Mariannes Diva's first challenge.
    Hugs Tracy x

  21. Wow, another beautiful card, Claire. I just love your cards, not only the Christmas ones. You are very talented, girl!!

    Klem fra Norge...

  22. WOW! Your card is amazing! I love the ribbon/holly! Love your image and your coloring.
    Beautiful job!
    TFS and playing along with us over at Paper Playtime :)

  23. Wow - this is lovely! The distressing and papers you selected provide the perfect vintage feel. Beautiful details. Thanks for playing in the Sugar Creek Hollow challenge this week.

  24. Very elegant!
    Thanks for joining us at Ooh La la with your Xmas creation; We hope to see you again soon x

  25. what a very nice classic christmas card wauh

  26. Love your card. Thanks for joining us at OLLCB this week

  27. Oh wow. This is really gorgeous! :) Janis Paper Playtime DTM

  28. Oh my this is GORGEOUS! Can i hire you to do my Christmas cards {lol}. Thanks for playing Simply Create this week!


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