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Sunday, 23 October 2011

Making a scene

Hi, this weekend seems to have flown by in a blur of gardening, ironing and cooking but I did manage to sneak an hour or two in my craft room. I've got some gorgeous new Andy Skinner stamps and I've been itching to ink them up and I thought they'd be just the job for some of my favourite challenges.


I've made an 8x8 card and used my luvverly new stamps to make a wintery scene for my BILs Christmas card. I began by stamping the gate and house on some glossy cardstock. I then stamped the fencce posts, adding a couple of extras and some twiggy bits in betwee. I stamped in the Christmas trees and addedl the little robin to one of the fence posts. 

I masked the house and a moon and brayered in the sky using memento tuxedo black ink and then sponged in a horizon line and a few snowdrifts using the same ink. I matted the scene on white and black card and added a creative acrylic tag, stamped the sentiment with black stazon and attached it with some black and white spotty ribbon from Crafty Ribbons.

I used snowflake stamps from Stampers Anonymous with tuxedo black ink on white glossy card to create a background layer and matted that on more black card. To finish off I've used a white gel pen to add snowflakes to the night sky and I've added a dusting of glamour dust for a frosty sparkle

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Bah Humbug: with men in mind
Craft Room Challenge: Black and white
JingleBelles: Softly falling snow
Ooh La La: Let it snow
Pan Pastel: glitter and glitz
Paper Sundaes: Sundae bar (I've used black and sparkle)
Simply Create: Shades of black
Stamp Man: night time
Try it on Tuesday:take to the skies

Its hard to believe its only just over 2 months to Christmas, I'm sooooo glad I've been making Christmas cards all year now I theres just the small matter of buying all the pressies lol. 
Hope you're having a nice relaxing Sunday, i'm off to grab the sofa and put my feet up ready for Strictly and X Factor now (how sad am I lol)
thanks for popping by
Claire xx


44 comments:

  1. What a gorgeoous card! Love the effect that you have achieved with the brayer. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel UK challenge blog
    Lindsay xx

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  2. oh my Clare this just blew me away - it's just totally and utterly gorgeous.
    Ann xxx
    Bah! Humbug! DT

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  3. So beautiful and stylish creation,lovely card!

    Thanks for joining us at Cratf-Room Challenge, good luck;-))m

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  4. Beautiful card Claire. Love it and how you've done it. I'll be joining you on the sofa for the same TV programmes. Two sad crafters, lol, x

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  5. A really classy card. Love it. Thanks for joing in at PanPastel xxx

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  6. This is beautiful Claire. The colours work really well and make it feel so atmospheric. Well Done. Thanks for joining us at the Stamp Man challenge.
    Siobhan

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  7. This is a gorgeous card Claire

    Jackie x

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  8. A real stunner Claire. Your wintry scene is very peaceful and dreamy looking and the stamps are fabulous.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  9. Love that fantastic wintry night scene ... so glad you joined us at jingle belles.

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  10. Amazing! I'm in awe at your creativity. A fantastic card :) Love it!

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  11. Gorgeous card love Andy Skinner stamps and you have made the most of these and then some. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge xoxo Zoe

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  12. what a beautiful card thank you for sharing with us at PanPastels UK lindyloox

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  13. What a lovely card - love the sceme. Hugs, Claire x

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  14. Claire, I can't stop staring at your gorgeous scene. I love it. I haven't heard of those stamps and I have a feeling I shouldn't go look, lol, but a little peek shouldn't hurt my purse, should it?
    Hugs Tracy x

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  15. A wonderful winter scene, love the use of the ribbon.

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  16. OOh..not sad at all Claire, i'm watching X-factor as I blog visit! Gorgeous card, stunning stamping, this is just beautiful...Thanks so much for joining our craft-room challenge..Esther xx

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  17. This is a fantabulous night time scene Claire - so well thought through and made.
    Thanks for joining in with the Stamp Man challenge.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

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  18. You've created such a magnificent scene - what gorgeous stamps - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 43 - hope to see you again soon. x

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  19. Claire this is amazing, such a fantastic scene. Love the stamps, not heard of them before
    Beryl x

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  20. Delightful way of attaching the tag with those spotty ribbons & I love all the detail you put into this scene. A very striking & stylish Christmas Card for a gentleman.
    Paula (PEP)

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  21. Oh wow your card is totally stunning Claire, so loving the design. x

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  22. wow ~ what a stunning card chickie! just..STUNNING!

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  23. Oh! yes, I can see why you bought these stamps and you have done them justice. A stunning card Claire, thanks for joining us at TIOT. Caz

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  24. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.

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  25. so pretty, I love this image! Thanks for playing my prompt at Jingle Belles this week! :)

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  26. Well done with this card it is stunning. Love the scene and the little robin on the post . In fact it is all great so glad you joined the ooh-la-la challenge.

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  27. A wonderful card - I love it. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

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  28. Gorgeous !! My fav kind of card Claire, thanks for joining us at craft room challenge- debi x

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  29. OMG that's just amazing i love the way you have used the ribbon.Thanks for joining in at PanPastel UK this week.

    Kerry

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  30. A gorgeous card Claire,love the scene you have created.
    Thanks for sharing this with us at OLL.xxx

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  31. What a stunning scene you've created Claire! Beautiful card - I think I want these stamps, lol! By the way, you're definitely not sad - I confess to being an X-Factor junkie :-) Good luck, and thanks for joining in with the Craft-Room Challenge. Maria x

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  32. WOW I'm blown away, this is gorgeous, thanks playing along with TioT this week
    hugs
    Ildiko

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  33. Absolutely beautiful card Claire, love the scene you've created and the monotone colour palette is just amazing.

    Hugs
    Brenda Bah Humbug GDT

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  34. This is just beautiful. It looks like a painting.
    Thanks for playing with us at Simply Create

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  35. OMG Claire, this is fantastic. I Love Love Love it. I am going to have to buy some of those stamps. Hugs Suzanne xx

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  36. Gorgeous scene and a fabby man's card. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

    Luv'n'Stuff
    Max
    xx
    Max's Craft Creations
    Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

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  37. Such a beautiful sean creative and hard work i like it...
    Plastic business cards
    Plastic Card

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  38. This is so beautiful, Andy Skinner stamps are some of my absolute favourite. The scene is so impressive, I love it. Thanks for joining us at Craft-Room and good luck. Julia xx

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  39. Gorgeous! Love the elegance of the black and white! Thank you for joining us at Paper Sundaes - we hope to see you again soon!

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  40. Claire this is just one of THE most beautiful and skilful cards I have ever seen! Totally stunning!

    Thanks for joining us at Ooh La La this week :)
    Lizy DT x

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  41. Wow! This is beautiful! Thanks for entering the Simply Create Challenge - hope you can join us again next time!

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  42. What a stunning Card. Great colour scheme and snowflake backgound. Love what you did with the ribbon.

    Thank you for joining The Stamp Man challenge.

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  43. This is a beautiful card and so dreamlike. I love the masking and use of blacks and greys and whites

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  44. What a stunning card. Had to pop over and take a closer look!

    Emma - The Sparkly Fairy

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