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Saturday 24 December 2011

Merry Christmas Blog hop at CCWS!!

Hi and welcome to the the first Christmas Challenges {with sketches} blog hop! If you came here from my lovely teamie Monique's blog, you are on the right track. If not please start at Christmas Challenges {with sketches}, because you don't want to miss anything!  All the DT have prizes on their blogs so there are lots of lovely goodies up for grabs!! All you need to do is leave a comment on the DTs blogs as you hop along and for an extra chance of winning a prize, enter our sketch challenge too. 

My card is made using stamps from Whiff of Joy stamped on kraft card and coloured with coloursoft pencils. The bps were all made using snowflake stamps from Chocolate Baroque with distress inks in Tumbled Glass, Tea Dye and Vintage photo oversprayed with pearl glimmer mist for some sparkle. The lace,ribbon and lacy doiley are from the Funkie Junkie and the sentiment is also a stamp from Chocolate Baroque, matted on a kraft die cut. I added some tiny blue faux gems to the snowflakes for a bit of Christmas bling

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Crafts and Me: Christmas
Crafty Purple Frog: Christmas and New Year
Inky Impressions: Christmas Cheer
My Mum's Craft Shop: Anything goes
Paperplay: christmas
Ribbon Reel: Shabby holiday 
Simon Says Stamp: bingo challenge ( my line is ribbon, gems sparkle)
Stampin Sisters in Christ: the true meaning of Christmas

Here's a pic of my prize, there are some stamps (wood mounted angels, some clear stamps and a Sweet Pea rubber stamp called Cherish Christmas), ribbon and assorted stickers:

Thank you for joining us in this bloghop, and don't forget to join us at our Bloghop sketch Challenge. You can win a lovely stamp on the CCWS Blog when you are the winner of the card using our sketch. You can upload your card on the CCWS Blog until December 29th 18:00 PM (Dutch time) and you can find the winner on the blog the day after. When you leave a comment here too, you can win this (what price you have to give away) and I will announce the winner on December 30th here on my blog. 

Now it's time to hop on over to 
NICOLE''s blog to see what wonderful creation she's made for your inspiration.

thanks for popping by today
Merry Christmas
Claire xx


  1. What a beautiful Christmascard Claire!
    Congratulations with one year of CCWS!
    Hugs Nicolet

  2. Did you create you're own background paper? It gorgeous!

    Hugs, Linda

  3. wow amazing how beautiful you colored the image.

    greetings marjolein

  4. Hi Claire,

    What a lovely card.

    lots off love annemarie en Merit

  5. What a wonderfull card.

    Merry X-mas

  6. What a great card!! I'm going to try today to colour on craft also, I hope it will be so beautiful as you'res.

    Greetings Detje

  7. Claire this is beautiful, love that stamp.
    Jenny xx

  8. How nice a bloghop!
    I love the CCWSblog and your cards!
    Merry Christmas!
    greetings, Wilma

  9. Dear Claire,
    Wow, this is really a different card from the other cards in this blog hop.

    I wish you and your family happy Christmas.

    Love Lotte

  10. beautifull card!

    mery x-mas

    greetings Relinde

  11. wat en super lief enschitterend kaartje.
    Ben helemaal verliefd op de gebruikte stempel.
    fijne feestdagen toegewenst.

    groetjes Judith

  12. What a wonderful card. Nice stamp too!

    Merry christmas an de best wishes for 2012.

  13. Wat een lief kaartje, erg mooi zo op craft gekleurd. Fijne dagen.

  14. Adorable card again. You keep amazing me with your stuff.. happy holidays girlfriend


  15. Beautiful card. I love that you stamped on kraft. I should try that sometime.

  16. Beautiful card and bloghop!
    Greetings Elise

  17. This is fabulous Claire! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘CHRISTMAS’ challenge and please come back again soon!

    one of the 'Sistahs'

  18. Hello Claire, this is a realy christmascard. Beautyful with the kraftpaper.
    Thanks for sharing it.
    Hugs Aartje

  19. What a fantastic Christmas Card love all those little details and the image on Kraft is just very kewl & Merry Christmas
    hugs Nikki

  20. fabulous! so many gorgeous elements to your card, especially LOVE the kraft! Hugs Juls

  21. Gorgeous image used and adore the dp used too. Merry Christmas.

    Jayne xx

  22. Beautiful card Claire. Merry Christmas to you and yours. Carol x

  23. I just wanted to stop by and wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to come full of love and happiness.
    Oh and your card is so precious.

  24. Beautiful card and I love the snowflakes all over. Wish you a merry christmas.

  25. What a very nice card you make Claire.
    I wish you and your family a very merry christmas
    Love Monique

  26. I love your card! Beautiful!

    Merry christmas!

  27. Beautiful card Claire and i love the colours you have used.
    I wish you and your family very Merry Christmas full of love and happiness and my the New Year bring you much joy.

  28. Hi, you have made a beautiful card!
    Merry christmas!
    Gr. Mariken.

  29. I love that image. I love how the bg paper has the shinning star feel to it.

  30. It's a very beautifull card!
    I like the stamp.
    I'm continuing my blog hopping.
    Happy holidays,
    Peggy * Mollemieke *

  31. I love seeing the more traditional images & this is a lovely example. Your touches of green on the doily echoing the holly on Mary's headcovering are a delightful touch.
    Paula (PEP)

  32. Such a sweet image and you've done it up perfectly on the kraft paper! Thanks for playing along with the Sisterhood of Crafters Christmas Challenge!

  33. These images on kraft & just lovely, love your card, Jx

  34. That's such a wonderful card and a beautiful image. Hope you enjoyed the last few days :)

  35. Great card, Claire. Hope you had a nice Xmas. Love, Wilma

  36. Wow! What a gorgeous card Claire!! You always amaze me!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


  37. What a beautiful Creation! I wish you a very happy New Year. I am hopping furtheron. Kind regards, Cindy

  38. Love the lace and love that nativity scene! Wonderful card! So glad I HOPPED by!
    Karen C

  39. As usual, a lovely card with a beautiful stamp, Claire. Happy newyear :o)


  40. Wooowww what an awesome card!!!
    I just finished mine and placed it on the blog.
    Hope you have a great new year!!!!

    gr. arjette.

  41. Very pretty card. I love the image and the DP. Thanks for playing with us at MMCS challenge this week! Hugs!


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