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Friday 5 November 2010

Christmas challenge at Crafty Ann's!

Woo hoo weekend is nearly here! Its my last day at work today and then I have a week off :-) I may do a little Christmas shopping and Crafty Ann's Challenge this week is perfect to get me in the mood for Christmas - we want to see your Christmas creations BUT using non traditional Christmas colours!! We are also celebrating the first anniversary of Crafty Ann's Challenge and we couldn't let that pass with out some treats!!

All the the DT have prizes on their blogs so all you have to do is leave a comment and you'll be in with a chance of winning your choice of one of Crafty Ann's digi stamps or a precoloured sheet on each of the DTs' blog!! Don't forget to leave me a comment to be in with a chance with win!!  And there will be an extra prize over on the challenge blog too so there are  lots of chances to win some goodies!

I've used Crafty Ann's beautiful pointsettia digi stamp (available from Ann's shop here) to make a Christmas decoration. The image is coloured with promarkers and layered up with silicone and I've added some gold microbeads to the centre. The leaves look a grey colour in the pic but they have been overstamped with swirls and versamark and dusted with gold mica powder and its not showing up too well in the pic. Ann has also got some beautiful precoloured images that will be great for quick projects so have a little look around her shop and check them out

The bauble shape is one of Carolines Decor Plates (available here). I always rave about these but they really are a wonderful surface to work on. This one is painted with orchid ecogreen acrylic paint paint. The snowflakes are a stamp from Tim Holtz, embossed with  gold EP. I masked the top of the bauble, swiped it with versamark and again embossed with gold EP. To finish off I added some gold Christmas tree trim, pink velvet ribbon and a big pink chiffon bow.

I'm entering this in the following challenges:
A Pocket Full of posies: Winter bouquet
City Crafter: get your Digi on
Everybody Art Challenge: Untraditional Christmas
I love promarkers: Snowflakes

Thanks for visiting today. Don't forget to check out the rest of the DTs blog for some fabulous inspiration for your non traditional Christmas project. Remember I'll be picking a comment from the comments  left here to win a prize too

Claire xx


  1. This is really nice, what a gorgeous poinsettia and I love the way your have inked the edges, gives it so much depth! Beautiful project! Thanks for playing along at Kaboodledoodles this week and hope to see you again. Jill

  2. Lovely decoration Claire, love the gold touches, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

  3. What a gorgeous card Claire. Lovely attention to detail and the mica powders show them well. The Pointsettia image is gorgeous and you have coloured it beautifully to match in with a Vintage theme. Thank you for joining us at Kaboodledoodles this week and we hope to see you next time.


  4. This is totally yummy Claire - what a fabulous decoration!
    Ann x

  5. What a lovely decorations ... thanks for playing along at CCCB

  6. WOW that is just gerogous! I need the inspiration to get me motivated to get my cards started! LOL

  7. Hi Claire

    This is so lovely and the gold looks gorgeous on top of the pink it really does give it that vintage feel. Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles.


  8. This is just beautiful Claire! Very nice! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!

  9. That is really, really lovely. Gorgeous colours.Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

  10. Hi Claire, another gorgeous creation! It's so elegant.
    Thanks for playing at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck!

  11. What a beautiful creation.. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at CCCB!

  12. I see all the wonderful work...long time and a lot went into this card but OH absolutely beautiful it is!!!

  13. Stunning creation Claire I love the colours and that Poinsettia looks perfect.
    Lorraine x

  14. beautiful -Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week -Kate x

  15. What a unique creation, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  16. Pretty card Claire, the colours are lovely and all the elements go so well together.
    Jen x

  17. This is absolutely GORGEOUS! Thank you for joining us at CCCB!

  18. gorgeous! Loving the pink with the gold embossing, so luxurious! Hugs Juls


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