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Wednesday 24 November 2010

Katie's recipe this week...

Good morning, brrrr its really cold here at the minute and we're told that the first snow is on its way - perfect weather for thinking about Christmas (and for staying in and crafting lol) so I've made a Christmas decoration for this weeks challenge from Cooking it up with Kate. Our recipe this week is :
Paint, Angelic/holidays/rhinestones

and we are sponsored by Pixie Dust who have some gorgeous images! I've used 'Sugarplum Fairy' and although she's not just for Christmas I thought she'd look great for a christmas decoration

I've used a bell shaped decor plate from Caroline's Rubber stamps. I love these decor plates, and the big ones are a great size for making Christmas decorations. I've painted the bell with acrylic paints and then sprayed with pearl glimmer mists for lots of sparkle. More sparkle with the snowflakes which are embossed with enchanted gold EP and have little blue rhinestones in the centres. The creamy/beige papers are from my stash, stamped with the same snowflakes and embossed this time in pale blue and then I distressed the edges with vintage photo distress ink.

Sugarplum fairy is coloured with promarkers and she has clear microbeads on her underskirt, to look like layers of net. She's cut out and layered up on a couple of shapes made with MS topiary punch.

I'm entering my Sugarplum Fairy in the following challenges
Colour Create: Robin's Egg, Seafoam green, cream
Paper Romance: Favourite things (ooh lots of them here, decorplates paint, embossing and of course promarkers and I love Christmas decorations)
Winter Wonderland: Make a decoration
Ai Factory: Bring on the Bling
Tuesday Taggers: Make a decoration
Papertake challenge: cut it out
Passion for Promarkers: Old and new (new image and decorplate, old paint and embossing powder from when I first started crafting)

Thanks for visiting today. As usual I'm counting down to the weekend (or a lottery win lol) so I can have some time off work. Hope you're having a good week and get some time to join our challenge this week
Claire xx


  1. Wauw Claire,,, she is beautiful and I love the bell you made and the shades of brown on it!
    Really a beauty you made!

  2. wow! this is fantastic! what a beautiful bell! thanks for entering this week at AIF and don't forget about our DT call!

  3. A gorgeous decoration Claire. I bet your home looks wonderful come Christmas time.
    Beryl xx

  4. gorgeous creation looks great, thanks for sharing with us at Winter Wonderland this week
    Hugs Kate xx

  5. Wow I LOVE your card, what a great idea. TY for joining us at AiFactory Challenges and please be sure to come back and join us again.

    Laralee DT

  6. Darling! Thanks for joining us at Paper Romance!

  7. fabulous Claire, I love the image...thanks for joining in with the Colour Create challenge
    Mina xxx

  8. Claire, this decoration is darling. Love your techniques. You always amaze me! Your design elements are so unique. Visiting your site is like taking an art lesson. Thanks for sharing with us.

  9. Wow Claire this is fabulous!! Beautiful design and a really cute image!! Thanks for sharing it with us at Colour Create this time around. Juliexx


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