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Wednesday 11 November 2015

Guest Designer at Crafting by Designs

Good morning, my first post of the day and I've got a snowy Christmas card to share. I've also got some exciting news as I've been asked to join the lovely talented team over at Crafting by Designs as their Guest Designer!! Our theme is 'Snowman' so this was a great excuse to ink up some old favourite stamps and create a wintery Christmas scene.

I love to create scenic cards and used Distress Inks and a Clarity Stencil brush for this one, I'm really pleased with the way the sky turned out. I began by stamping the images to create my scene. The snowmen are from Chocolate Baroque, I think they are retired now but they are some of my all time favourites. I've also used part of the 'Snowy Cottage' clear stamp from Chocolate Baroque. The Holly and little birds are stamps from Penny Black. I masked the moon and cut copier paper to create a mask for the foreground.  I used a stencil brush and distress inks in Spun Sugar, Scattered Straw, Evergreen Bough and Iced Spruce. I removed the moon mask and brushed on a little ink to give the moon a bit of dimension.

I added some colour to the snowmen, cottage and holly with Lyra Polycolour pencils  and added a little shadow to the snowmen too. The sentiment is also from Chocolate Baroque, stamped with versamark and embossed with Mercury Glass WOW Embossing Powder.
To finish off I've added some glitter to the snowy hills and a little silver bow and snowman charm.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
A Snowflakes Promise: anything Christmas/winter
Fantasy Stampers: Winter Wonderland
Natalie and Amy's: Winter Scenes
Penny Black and More: anything Christmas
WOW Embossing Powders: Anything goes

Thanks so much for visiting today
Claire xx


  1. awesome!! what a perfect winterscene. how did you do the moon. it looks like so real.

  2. What a stunning scene! It's just so beautiful...loving the way you colored the sky. Hugs, Robin

  3. I'm with you on the sky Claire, totally beautiful transition of colours, the rest of the scene is great too mind!

  4. What a beautiful scene you created, gorgeous. Thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

  5. Oh my word. That sky is to die for. This is such a beautifully crafted card. Thanks for joining in the fun at Natalie and Amy this month.
    Hugs Sheryl, DT member xx

  6. Gorgeous card - thanks for joining us at A Snowflakes Promise and good luck!

    Helen x

  7. Lovely card! Perfect for the Winter Wonderland theme at Fantasy Stampers challenge, thanks for joining us.x

  8. Love your piece of art work -so lovely and clever. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies for our current challenge. A great card.

  9. I do love to see created scenes with a number of stamps. An adorable scene. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday Caz DT.

  10. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at CHNC.
    Fiona DT x


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