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Saturday 13 November 2010

CD Sunday, Natural World

I've made the most of my week off and managed to enter this weeks challenge over at CD Sunday , where the challenge is 'Natural World' this week. I haven't had chance to enter for a few weeks but I've had this card in my head for a while so this was a great opportunity. I've used an image and backing papers from Joanna Sheen's cd 'Enchanted Christmas', its pretty appropriate as Joanna is sponsoring the challenge this week.

The bps are al edged in gold EP. The main image is triple embossed and then cracked to distress it. I rubbed some icicle stickles into the cracks for some extra icy sparkle. I forgot to edge the image with gold until I'd stuck it to the card so I added a line of icicle stickles around the edge.

The mistletoe embellies are stamps from Joanna Sheen, coloured with sakura pens and cut out (you don't want to know how long those little blighters took to cut out lol)
I added a white organza bow and some snowflakes. I made the snowflakes using vellum and a Marianne die (from Jazzlins Designs) and sprayed them with gold firework ink which gives them a lovely crinkled effect, layered them up and added some irridescent beads.

I'm also entering this card in the following challenges:
Wags'n'Whiskers Challenge: Acetate, tissue or vellum
Paper Pretties: embossing
Delightful Challenges: Glitter it up
Creative Cottage: someone special at Christmas
Little Red Wagon: in 3's (3 snowflakes)

Thanks for visiting
Claire xx


  1. Now that is just stunning and well worth all the effort you've put into it. Thanks for joining in with us at CD Sunday and best of luck with the draw!
    Jenny xx
    CD Sunday DT

  2. Very nice, love all the snowflakes.
    Thanks for joining us at DCD Christmas Club.

  3. Gorgeous Claire, as Jenny has said well worth all your effort. Thanks for joining in with us at CD Sunday and good luck in the draw.
    Christine xx

  4. Brilliant Claire, a stunning piece of artwork. Thanks for sharing it with us at CD Sunday and good luck in the draw. Hugs x

  5. Gorgeous

    Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

    Hugs Jane x

  6. Absolutely stunning Claire. Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday. Tess x

  7. A wonderful card showing a lot of work. Thank you for joining us at CD Sunday.

  8. Beautiful card, thanks for playing along with Creative Cottage
    Anne x

  9. How beautiful and creative this is! Love all the details in it Claire!
    Also want to thank you for your sharing at the MPS blog today and the beautiful project you made with Snow Goddess!

  10. Gorgeous card Claire - all that cutting out was def worth it - stunning hun x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xx

  11. Wow what a gorgeous card and well worth your effort. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

  12. Lovely card. Very elegant.

    Thanks for joining us this week at the Secret Crafter and good luck.

    Mel X

  13. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
    Helen x

  14. Wow - amazing patience (and nimble fingers) cutting out all that mistletoe - but well worth it. The perfect embellishments for a gorgeous card.
    Beryl xx

  15. really cute - love the texture

  16. Wow this is a beautiful contemporary card,
    and the mistletoe is a fabulous touch,

    thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter: 109 Sparkle and shine,
    Good luck,

    Hugs Bridget ;) x.

  17. A stunning card Claire, now that's dedication cutting out mistletoe, it was well worth it though. Thanks for joining us CD Sunday. xx

  18. Oh! It's Gorgeous. LOve everything!!
    Thank you for joining us at Die cut Dreams Christmas Club.
    p.s. Know you called your Mistletoe little 'blighters' but they look Stunning lol.

  19. very elegant and blissful .Thanks for getting sketchy with us at Fussy & Fancy this fortnight!! Hugs- Corry

  20. Such a gorgeous card Claire. Thanks for joining us this week at WnW. Hugs Michele x

  21. So pretty!
    Thanks for playing this week!
    Dee - LRW DT

  22. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges this week.

  23. Beautiful card and so much dimension, thanks for joining us this week at the DCD Christmas Club!

  24. gorgeous card love all the little details thank you for joining us at the DCD christmas club
    hugs sara x

  25. a really lovely card :0)..thanks for sharing it with us at WNW...

    Debs x

  26. This is lovely!
    Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin@ this week
    Linds x


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