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Sunday, 18 July 2010

Finally, another Christmas card

The last two weeks cards for Bah Humbug have ended up in the bin but my festive mojo has returned and I've managed to come up with a card for this weeks challenge which is 'Christmas Stockings'. I thought I had a really funky stocking stamp but I couldn't find it anyway but I managed to find a little Penny Black hedgehog with a stocking and I've used him for this card

The music text bp is a freebie from Raspberry Road designs, the bingo ticket is from The Frugal Crafter. The hedgie is stamped on cream card and coloured with promarkers, the sentiment is from a See D's stamp set. All the layers are distressed with vintage photo DI (I used a Marvy stippling brush just for your research Ann lol). I added a couple of flourishes cut on my cricut (Home accents cart) and some little fb pearls to finish off. I've also added some faux stitching - pricked the holes and used a brown sakura stardust pen for the stitches.

I've also followed this weeks recipe from Crafts 4 Eternity which is a gorgeous sketch, coffee and cream and a bingo card.  I'm also entering this card in the following challenges:
Fab'n'Funky: Its Christmas
Ooh LaLa: Christmas in July
Shabby Tea Room: Christmas in July
Cute card Thursday: Get a head start ... make a Christmas card
Cards for men: Christmas in July

Thanks for looking in. Its pouring with rain here so I don' feel guilty about crafting instead of tacking the weeds. I hope you're having a good weekend
Claire xx


  1. This is such a cute stamp Claire and so nice to see a less obvious choice of how to use it.

    Jenny x

  2. Oh this is such a sweet card, well worth the wait :D XXX

  3. Oh wow this is just adorable a fabulous card I love how you have kept it to just one colour tone very imaginative I love the stitching too
    thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la

  4. love this card and the colours you have chosen

  5. Great card, I love that little hedgehog! The Bingo card gives it such a vintage feel! Thanks for playing in the Tea Room!

  6. What a super card Claire. Love the sepia tones and the 'faux stiching' looks great.

    Max's Craft Creations
    Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

  7. Loving the aged effect, i seem to be a bit addicted to it currently. Nice to get ahead of game too :)

  8. you card is beautiful
    thanks for playing with us at CCT

  9. wow Claire this is gorgeous i just love the way you work with inks it always looks amazing xx

  10. Beautiful card Claire love the vintage feel and beautifully coloured image. I have added your link in now sorry the inlinkz button wasn't there. Thanks for joining us at c4e this week hugs xx

  11. Gorgeous card Claire. Love it.

  12. Great card Claire - gorgeous stamp and just love the aged brown colouring. Tess x

  13. This is SUCH an adorable card! I really love the natural, monochromatic color palette, and I'm in love with that stamp. I had a hedgie as a pet and he was the most fabulous little guy ever! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR.

  14. Very sweet monochromatic design ... I {heart} the fun bingo card you've added! Thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room :)

  15. Hi Claire - been visiting my fellow DT crafters this afternoon :o) - this is beautiful - love the sepia look and that image is soooo cute xx Lynne xx

  16. Hello Claire

    Wow, what a comeback after a few weeks. This is just gorgeuos and my favourite theme - Vintage. I just love every single detail Perfection. Thanks for the link !"!!

    Thank you so much for joining in our latest challange at Bah! Humbug!


  17. Claire this is abslutely gorgeous!! Love the image and its perfect for all the coffee and cream colours. Thanks for playing along at C4E this week.

  18. Wow Claire! Awesome, beautiful card! I love what you've done with this image and the vintage look of this card! It's gorgeous!

  19. It's fab! Good luck with our Fab'n'Funky challenge! xx Jenny xx

  20. Aww this card is just soooo cute Claire I love it.

  21. wow Claire this blew my socks off. So fantastic to see a PB stamp used in this way. Who would have thought it. It just looks stunning in sepia tones - oh my goodness you are clever. I really love this. I love the Bingo card and music sheets - it all kinda tells a story - you know - hey I've had a busy day doing all the things I love and now I'm all pooped out waiting for Santa (and he's been while my eyes were closed).
    Just fabulous.
    Ann xxx
    Bah! Humbug! DT

  22. Hi Claire, love the gorgeous vintage colours that you've worked into your creation and your use of the bingo card. Fabulous work! Thanks for joining us at c4e. keeleyxx


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