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Sunday, 20 November 2011

We're dreaming of a white Christmas

Hi there folks, well its time for a new challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and this time around we have a Christmas theme for you (anything Christmas will be fine as long as its stamping not digis). As always we have a yummy prize up for grabs from Marina of Cottage Crafts so head on over to the challenge blog and find out more.


For my DT card, I've used an assortment of stamps old and new and got good and messy into the bargain lol. I started off by stamping a music score stamp from Stampers Anonymous on some tissue paper with pumice stone and tea dye distress ink. I coated a square of card with gesso and layered the gently crumpled tissue over it and then applied another layer of gesso. Once it was dry i tore the excess tissue off and lighly inked around the edges with tea dye distress ink. The focal image is from Crafty Secrets 'Vintage Christmas' stamp sheet,, stamped in sepia versafine and die cut.  Santa is layered up over an eyelet circle nestie die cut and a Marianne star frame die cut. All the die cuts were lightly inked and then liberally glamour dusted. I've added a doily from my stash and layered that over some vellum stamped with snowflakes and dusted with pearl cosmic shimmer. I've also added some faux pearls, lace, ivory velvet ribbon and some gorgeous ivory and silver ribbon from Crafty ribbons. The pins are from Crafty Boots, they are really beautiful and sparkly in real life but I couldn't catch the sparkle on the pic. The snowflakes are also Marianne die cuts and the brad is from my stash.


The sentiment stamp is from Whimsy Stamps, die cut with their postage stamp die (I just love these postage sentiments!!). The leaf frond is also a Marianne die cut.  I haven't ticked 'naughty' or 'nice' yet as I don't know who I'm sending it too lol.


I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
2 Sisters: let it sparkle
Artistic Stamper: Backgrounds
Bunny Zoe's Crafts: Christmas with pearls
Crafters Companion: let it snow
Crafty Catz: snowflakes
Craft your days away: bingo challenge (my line is lace, pearls and pins)
Creatalicious: Christmas and make it sparkle
Crimbo Crackers: Make is sparkle
Diva's by Design: Monochrome
Marianne Design Diva's : sparkle and shine
Oldie but goodie: Let it snow (my old stamp is the Crafty Secrets Santa)
Paper Shelter: snowflakes
Truly Scrumptious: Christmas with a vintage theme/pearls
Wags'n'Whiskers: Christmas

Phew, thats a lot of challenges lol.
Thanks for popping by, if you get a minute pop over and check out my teamies gorgeous projects as they have come up with some truly gorgeous projects. We also have the pleasure of welcoming a new member to the team too! Paula is really talented and comes up with the most gorgeous creations so we're all really excited to have her join us
hugs
Claire xx

44 comments:

  1. This is breathtaking! Amazing vintage feel and so many elegant details! Love the doily and all the lace trimmings! Great stamps! Well we know who has been nice!

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  2. Fabulous Claire, just up my street
    Love Jennie j

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  3. Wow! This is stunning! It is so elegant... I love the lace and snowflake! Bo, xx

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  4. This is a gorgeous card - love the luxurious look of it all - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 47 - hope to see you again soon. x

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  5. The vintagey/collage effect you have created is brilliant! Love it! Love it! Love it!
    Dot x

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  6. Wohow, such a fantastic vintage Christmas dream. Your card looks wonderful, Claire. Great use of all these elements.

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  7. Just stunning hun, love all the layers!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Divas, CES Challenge & MAWTT good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

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  8. Loving the shabby chic card, beautiful work. x

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  9. This is just gorgeous Claire and really has me dreaming of a white Christmas. I must have a go at that tissue paper background technique - it looks amazing on this card.
    Enjoy your Sunday.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

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  10. Gorgeous, love the colour scheme and the vintage look and all the little details you have added give the card such a delicate look
    Lindsay xx

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  11. WOW what a fabulous background you have created for your card, I love getting inky and messy too LOL. The layout of your card is superb, the santa stamp is gorgeously vintage and the trims finish it off a treat. XX

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  12. Absolutely gorgeous, love all the trimmings as well.
    Yvonne x

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  13. Oh Claire, your card is so beautiful! I just love all the details you have put into your card. So well done. I could study your card for hours! Take care. Best, Yvonne

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  14. Wooow, Claire, your card is STUNNING! I love the Santa stamp and the soft colour palette... Truly magical!!! big hugs, Joanna xx

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  15. What a fabulous card, Claire. Love the colours.
    Love, WIlma

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  16. Stunning creation... loving the delicacy of this card! Thanks for playing along with The Artistic Stamper challenge

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  17. Just stunning card.... love all the layers.....
    Thank you for sharing with us at TPS.... good luck....
    Hugs
    Judith

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  18. Hi Claire
    A gorgeous card for this week's challenge at CraftyCatz,thankyou for joining us
    Hugs Dianne xx

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  19. Thanks for joining in again with your gorgeous card at The Artistic Stamper this month :)
    xoxo Sioux

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  20. beautiful vintage card love the soft colours thanks so much for joining us at oldie but a goodie this week
    hugs sara x

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  21. Absolutely gorgeous card! :)

    Thank you for joining at Deep Ocean Challenge :)
    Hugs,
    Karita

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  22. Claire, this is stunning! I love the image and he looks so lovely on the delicate inked matting. Your vellum is just gorgeous and the embellishments look fabulous.
    Sorry for the gushing but I love this!
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  23. A lovely vintage card. that's beautiful lace down the side, and a lovely snowflake. Kate x

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  24. Oh my word how gorgeous! This is simply stunning and I L-O-V-E it!!! :) The lace down the side is fabulous! :)

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  25. When I saw your layering of the die cuts for the image I was totally hooked - it's a lovely illustration of the "soft edges technique" that my husband is always telling me about. I love the way you have made this utterly vintage but white too.
    Paula (PEP)

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  26. wonderful Christmas card . Thank you for joining deep ocean challenge this week.
    hugs
    tina46

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  27. Just stunning Claire, you really inspire me
    Trish xx

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  28. Gorgeous! Love the vintage look to it. Thanks for joining us at CYDA this time. Donna x

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  29. OMGoodness!! what a beautiful vintage x'mas card!! I love all your distressing and doily treatment. so beautifully vintage! Thanks for sharing your work with us at Wags n Whiskers. xxx Steph

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  30. Gorgeous vintage card!! I love it. Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious challenge
    Louise

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  31. Wonderful card! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers

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  32. What a great creation! So lovely!

    greetings, Alie :-)

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  33. This is one fabulous creation Claire your work is always tremendous with so much detail but the love which shows from all your stunning pieces is amazing.

    Hugs Shirley x x

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  34. Hiya Claire - wow, this really does have the wow factor! Gorgeous vintage design and so many fab elements to it! Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges this week, Juliexx

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  35. This is absolutely drop dead gorgeous!!! Looove the vintage style. Thanks for joining our sparkle and shine challenge over at Marianne`s Design Divas. Hugs...Mona

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  36. Gorgeous card Claire! Thanks for taking part in the CYDA challenge, sorry I'm late getting here! xx

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  37. Great creation,

    Thanks for joining us at OLDIE BUT A GOODIE Challenge and good luck!

    Hugs
    Francesca

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  38. WOW Clarie this is a stunner!! Love the texture and gorgeous lace

    Thanks for sharing it with us at Oldie But a Goodie this week and good luck with the challenge
    Laurie x

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  39. Very beautifull card claire, I admire your blog, you did a lot of fantastic work!! (Sorry my english is not so well , I think) but you are great!!!

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  40. so gorgeous! Love the soft vintage feel! Hugs Juls

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  41. This is sooo amazingly beautiful. Love everything about it. Thanks for joining us at Marianne`s Design Divas. Hugs...Mona

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