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Saturday, 17 May 2014

An Elegant Christmas with Chocolate Baroque

Good morning, today I've got a card featuring the gorgeous new Fabulous Flappers stamps from Chocolate Baroque. These stamps are gorgeous on their own but also will work beautifully with lots of other Chocolate Baroque stamps. My first thought when I say this lovely lady in her elegant coat was that she's look fab with one of my favourite Christmas stamps from The Gift of Christmas. I just love this lovely Christmas tree with the adorable pets silhouetted in front of it and of course its never to early to start those Christmas cards.

I began by stamping the lady and masking her with masking tissue. Next I stamped the tree stamp and masked that, if you find large silhouette stamps difficult to stamp my little trick is to go over the image with a black marker to cover any areas that I haven't stamped properly. I added a die cut circular mask to create the moon and set to work with distress inks and a blending tool to create the sky (I used faded jeans, stormy skies and chipped sapphire). Once the ink was dry I added silver PanPastel to the moon area for a little shimmer.

I removed the masks and coloured the images with Graph'It markers and added some red stickles to the lights on the tree. Once everything was dry I took a white Graph'It shake pen and added lots of snow 

I've layered the card up over some card that I'd stamped with a snowflake stamp and then covered it up with ribbon and lace. To finish off I've added a white bow and a snowflake brad.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations: No designer papers
CRAFT: Christmas
Creative Corner: Going in circles
Holly Jolly: Christmas Greenery
Lexi's Creations: ribbon and lace
Loves rubber stamps: girly, glittery, glam
Sparkles Forum Christmas: Baby its cold outside

Well I think its time to grab a couple of hours in my craft room before I think about all the jobs that need doing in the garden lol. Have  a lovely day and thanks for visiting today
Claire xx


  1. A fabulous card with this fabulous flapper Claire. the combination of both of these stamp sets has made a wonderful Christmas card. I love it.

    Sue xx

  2. WOW Claire this is stunning that image, the scene you have created as well as the wonderful colours and lace, awesome card.
    lorraine x

  3. Claire I think THIS is my favorite! Just stunning LOVE IT!

  4. Absolutely an amazing card ! Love the masking and colouring and it fits our Loves Rubberstamps Girly, Glitter and glam theme so well.
    Please join our hop tomorrow too..
    Thanks, hugs Blankina

  5. Thank you for entering your lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for May - hope to see you again soon x

  6. Oh this is just the cutest card ever what a lovely image and the layout is perfect for our challenge over at “ Spsrkles Christms Challenge It’s Cold Outside “ good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

  7. A stunning Christmas card. Wish my masking turned out as well as this. Thanks for joining us at Creative Corner.

  8. Beautiful card thank you for joining us at Artistic inspirations on this weeks challenge hugs Tania (DT) xx

  9. This is stunning Claire, Love how you have colored the images, and all the great finishing touches. Thanks for sharing with us at Holly Jolly this week.
    Cindy DT

  10. Beautiful scene, your coloring is so fabulous. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  11. Gorgeous card. Thanks for playing along at Loves Rubberstamps.


  12. This is a clever combination of stamps to stunning effect. Your colouring is great, must get one of those white pens. Thank you for sharing with us at CHNC.

  13. Gorgeous card, the lace and the ribbon bow are marvellous, and your colouring is superb. Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations!

  14. Beautiful card Claire and I love the way you've made up your design using several stamps. Your flapper is fabulous (think I need to treat myself!) and your colouring is great! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time.
    Helen x (DT)

  15. Lovely card, beautiful image, thanks for sharing at Sparkles Christmas challenge.

    Pat xx


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