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Friday, 4 June 2010

Bah Humbug GDT spot - Acetate

What a happy bunny I was to be picked for June's Guest Designer spot over at Bah Humbug. I've been entering their weekly challenge since it started in January and now have a box brimming over with Christmas cards so a big thank you to Ann, Irene and Max for organising the challenge and keeping us all one step ahead. We're going to be soooooo smug in December when all our cards are ready (dare I confess though that I haven't done any of the inserts?)

Anyway the challenge this week is to use Acetate in your creation. Now I just love working with acetate - glittering it, using it for shaker cards but for this project I decided to make an easel card with an embossed acetate overlay

I made a background using my brayer and the bluey green end of a Big & Juicy Hydrangea ink pad. I kept it fairly light and masked off a moon and added some darker teal coloured hills in the foreground. I then stamped Santa in his sleigh and Magnolia trees. I addeda little colour to the trees with a marine promarker and then a little glitter to make them look frosty. Tilda was stamped onto a piece of card and coloured with promarkers and attached with 1mm foam pads to give just a little dimension. I made the background for the sentiment using the same ink pad and my brayer.

I then made the acetate overlays using Tim Holtz snowflake stamps and white EP. I was well chuffed as I usually buckle the acetate and have to start again but it worked first time. The acetate overlays were attached with white eyelets and a little turquoise organza ribbon.

Thanks to Ann, Irene and Max for letting me loose on the challenge lol and to you for looking.
I hope you will find time to join the challenge this week, I'm really looking forward to seeing your 'Acetate' creations
Claire xx


  1. Morning Claire

    Great to have you on board showing us your gorgeous creations.

    This card is no excpetion as its gorgeous and fabulous. Love the colours, style and Tilda is so cute.


  2. B.E.A.tiful card... stunning, amazing... no more words left here....
    I love it... You make such a wonderful work...
    I have my first challenge at and I hope you will enter here as well?
    Thanks for showing this magnificent project.

  3. Hi Claire
    Well what a first offering as a Guest Designer - AWESOME! The techniques you have used have come together beautifully on this card and the embossed snowflakes on your acetate are absolutely stunning. Can't stop admiring it!

    Max's Craft Creations
    Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

    PS: I haven't done all my inners either ...*blush*

  4. Looks like June is going to be a busy month for you. Well done on making it onto two DT's at the same time. Your card is beautiful - so much detail making a very pretty Christmas scene.
    Beryl xx

  5. Oh wow Claire this is absolutely stunning wonderful card love Tilda and your colours and design are brilliant.
    Lorraine x

  6. Such a lovely Christmas scene. You make some beautiful cards and this is particularly nice.
    You are going to be very busy this month. Almost famous! Well done.

    Janet xx

  7. Congrats Claire, that is a fab card especially because it's Christmassy :)

  8. Love this card, I am struggling this week, never used acetate before. Debs xx

  9. Just spotted this beauty over at Bah Humbug! Congrats on guest designer spot, your work is awesome!
    Love as always gina x x x

  10. Claire this is fantastic and I can see why you have been picked to be on GDT. You are not the only one to have not made the inserts. Lol!!!


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