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Wednesday 17 November 2010

A couple more Christmas cards

Hi there, here's a couple more Christmas cards. This first one is for this weeks challenge at Bah humbug where the theme is Rudolph- Reindeer, i've used this stamp which i've had for years and kind of forgot I had. I think its from Hampton Art Stamps and i love it so I'm really pleased I found it again

He's coloured with promarkers and has a little judikins prisma glitter added to his fur. His red nose and eyes are embossed with clear EP to give them a little shine. BPs are from Dovecraft apart from the gingham paper which is from Raspberry Road Designs. To finish off i've added some ribbon from my stash and a jingle bell. I'm entering Rudolph in the following challenges:
Fab'n'Funky: Forget me not (use an old stamp)
Ooh La La: Rudolph
Stamptacular Sunday: Sketch

Sorry about the dreadful pic of this second card, too much mica and no daylight again lol. I'm starting to feel like an owl with these days. I've used a sweet pea stamp for this card, coloured with promarkers and sakura stardust pens

I'm really pleased with the background for this card, the colours aren't showing true on the pic though. I was watching a craft demo on TV the other day and they were talking about Micaboss powder and I remembered i had some Stickums powder somewhere. I'd never used it with mica powder but if you have some in your stash give it a try and the results are goregous!! Loads more sparkly and shimmery than just using versamark.

I stamped some black card with a Tim Holtz snowflake stamp and versamark, added the Stickums powder and heating till it went shiny and then dusted the mica powders over it. I just added a little red organza ribbon and made a little tag stamped with an Elusive images greeting embossed in firecracker red EP

I'm entering this second card in the following challenges:
Sweet pea Stampers: Embossing wet or dry
Crafty Purple Frog: Time for you to sparkle (sneaking in at the last minute here lol)
Simon Says: Sparkle

Thanks for visiting, hope you are having a good week
Claire xx


  1. Beautiful cards Claire -as for the inserts I wrote the tip and still didn't follow it. Hate inserts.
    Ann xxx
    Bah! Humbug! DT (check out my hat on profile piccie!)

  2. Oh wow thats one gorgeous card and image love those papers too
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

  3. A gorgeous card Claire, what a stunning reindeer!
    Thanks for joining our challenge at OLDIE but a GOODIE, hope you’ll join us again
    Hugz Fleur

  4. Two gorgeous cards Claire. Thanks for sharing with us at SPS and Ooh La La this

  5. these are lovely love Rudolf best, Janet T

  6. Wowzer Claire these are two beauties, I love that reindeer one he is super cute and the serenity of the second one is gorgeous
    Lorraine x

  7. Beautiful cards. Love the papers. Thanks for sharing with us.

  8. Both beautiful cards, that reindeer stamp is one of those that I have always loved but never bought. Loving what you've done it.
    Jennny xx

  9. Great cards, love the one with Rudolph on it, the gingham papr is just so Christmassy! Great take on our sketch as well. Thanks for joining us at SSC this week and ahppy crafting. Gemma

  10. Hi Claire :D Both thes cards are absolutely gorgeous ! XXX

  11. Beautiful cards,thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week

  12. Hello Claire

    Wow, what a stunning and gorgeous card. I love this stamp of Rudolph he is just the best.
    Your design papers are absoloutely gorgeous and match perfectly. I love the addition of the two red bows. Did someone mention inserts by any chance???? have I done mine, NO.

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

  13. Fab card , I love that reindeer, Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a goodie this fortnight and good luck!

  14. Wonderful cards Claire.
    Your Christmas card is beautiful - I love this reindeer image it's too cute.
    Thank you for joining the "glitter" challenge at Oldie but a Goodie.
    Clare x

  15. Two lovely cards Claire, love the reindeer stamp. Thanks for joining us at Bah Humbug this week.

    Pat xx

  16. Beautiful cards! Love your reindeer! So cute with his bright red nose!
    Thanks for playing with us at Stamptacular Sunday this week! Good Luck on our Sketch challenge!
    Dee (Spryte)♥
    Sprytebyrds Spot

  17. Thanks for joining our challenge Oldie But A Goodie with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  18. Hello Claire, what a cute Rudolf image. So perfect for a Christmas card! Love your bright reds! Thank's for playing along with us this week in our Stamptacular sketch challenge. Hope to see you again soon.

  19. Wow Claire, this is fabulous hun. I love love love that image - just so cute. Great layout too. Thank you for joining our Rudolph challenge at Ooh La La this time.
    Dawn x

  20. Wow, love all the sparkle on the snowflakes. Gorgeous image too. The tag is also a wonderful element on your card. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
    xoxo, Christine

  21. Two gorgeous cards Claire and the Rudolph one is perfect for our challenge at OLL this week. Thanks for joining in. Hugs x


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