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Thursday 23 August 2012

Christmas Cheer from Chocolate Baroque

Hi there, another Christmas card today using this beautiful cottage stamp from 'The Gift of Christmas', one of the scrummy new themeplates available from Chocolate Baroque.

I've created the background with black PanPastel and used the same mask to add the background to the stamped image. I've coloured the image with promarkers and added stickles to light up the Christmas tree and lots of glitter to give the snow a frosty sparkle. I used a white gel pen to add some snow to the night sky. The sentiment is from the same themeplace. I cut the image out and popped it up on 3d foam over  the ribbon making sure the background lined up.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Anything goes challenge: Make your own background
Craft a Scene: the great outdoors
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas: include a building
My time to craft: Christmas in August
Whoopsi Daisy: Include a sentiment
Thanks for popping by
Claire xx


  1. Beautiful Christmas scene and I love the way you've lined up the image with the background.

  2. A lovely card Claire. The background is fab and continuing it into the raised tile for the image looks great.
    Beryl xx

  3. stunning card as always Claire, love those stamps and your layout.
    Kim x

  4. This is absolutely splendid with the dark scenery & vibrancy of the trees. Brilliant with the background flowing from the main card layer onto the image panel & off again - the ribbon placed behind helps the sense of flow too.
    Paula (PEP)

  5. Beautiful car - I love the monochromatic look - thanks for joining my CHNC challenge 86 - hope to see you again soon x

  6. A very beautiful card, you have set the scene so perfectly
    thanks for joining in the Whoopsi Daisy Challenge and good luck

  7. Fabulous Claire! I love that you used PanPastels and other coloring media. I am really enjoying my set of PanPastels and keep finding new ways of using them. This is a really great winter card. Nice job! Thank you for joining us again at Craft a Scene. NancyD

  8. Absolutely AMAZING!
    Thank you for joining us at Craft a Scene.

  9. This is gorgeous, I love the scene you have created and the way you have matched the stamp to the background.
    Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

  10. Hello stranger, hope your keeping well xx

    This is just stunning, love it hun!

    Thank you for sharing with us at My Time To Craft, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  11. Wow, this is gorgeous! Love the snowy night look of this card. The snow looks great and I think I want to move into that cottage. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft a Scene!

  12. Good morning Claire,

    You have created a beautifully atmospheric scene and the way you have added little fairy lights really brings the trees to life.

    It's great to see you at Craft a Scene this month, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  13. Wow! This is stunning! Thank you for playing with us at Whoopsi Daisy this week! Best of luck in the draw! Hope to see you next time!
    Karen C (WD DT)

  14. Beautiful card Claire, thanks for sharing at MTTC good luck with the challenge draw x

  15. This is a stunning card Claire. The house and trees just jump off the page. Wonderful. Regards Meighan


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