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Wednesday 1 December 2010

Bah Humbug. Feeling Blue and some snowy pics

Hi there its the last challenge of the year from those lovely ladies at Bah Humbug, the theme is 'Feeling Blue' and I do , feel blue that is. Blue with cold in this freezing weather but also blue as we won't be Bah Humbugging again until next year, although it won't be long will it. I would be feeling smug about all the cards I've made BUT aaaaarrggghhhh I haven't done any of the inserts yet.

As you know I'm not the worlds best photographer so I've tried scanning this as I've used loads of glimmer mists etc on this card but its not a deal better than with the camera but never mind.

The stamps are all from Elusive images, the snowy house scene is stamped and embossed with blue EP, painted with stormy skies DI and liberally glittered. The royal blue blackground uses a resist technique and lots of midnight blue cosmic shimmer spray and silver firework ink. I made the other background using the same stamp, embossed in blue and then distressed with stormy skies DT again. The sentiment is from Paula P, its not showing up very well as I stamped it and then triple embossed but added some holographic sparkle EP to the final layer, its lovely and shimmery IRL though honest lol. The icicles are made with glitter and my favourite Marianne icicle die

I've had my first day being snowed in today, I don't think we've had this much snow since I was at school (back in the olden days lol). Here's a pic of my back garden this morning and we've had more snow today

The snow is literally knee deep and more is forecast tonight. Apologies to everyone fed up of the snow, we had a fair bit of snow but not enought to stop me going to work although the journey was a nightmare so I was doing a snow dance all day yesterday  - looks like it worked lol. The dogs LOVE it and have been sooooo excited today, here's a pic of them playing in the garden

Anyway back to my card, I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Allsorts: Monochromatic
Stamp it Crazy: anything goes + holiday theme
Ooh La La: Christmas Song (Blue christmas)
Order of the Opus Gluei: Getting Frosted
Totally Stampalicious: Anythig goes
City Crafter: Blue Christmas
The Stampsmith challenge: Tis the Holiday Season

thanks for visiting today, I bet you're ready for a cup of something after wading through this long post. Keep warm if you can, this is great crafting weather :-)
Claire xx


  1. Great card Claire the dog's look like they were having a ball in the snow. Hugs Elizabeth x

  2. Stunning card Claire. Vibrant colours and great design.
    Beryl xx

  3. Fabulous card and so much work in it ... yep that's a lot of snow ... Love you dogs ... they look like they are having a great time ... thanks for joining us at CCCB this week

  4. Fabulous card those blues add to the chill factor right now. Even we down here have had snow well a single flakethickness so far more forecast for tonight! Well done on getting to work. xx Zoe

  5. Oh my word what a totally stunning card! And perfect for your weather!

  6. Hi Claire

    Love these stamps. you have created a beautiful card, love all the glitter. Thanks for sharing your snowy pictures too. Hope you are keeping warm though!!

    Hugs Ali x

  7. wow Claire this is just beautiful. Thanks so much for being so supportive of Bah! Humbug! over the past year. Much appreciated.
    On the subject of inserts I haven't done mine either and I did the top tip Tuesday about them - yikes why didn't I listen to myself?!
    Ann xxx

  8. Love all the shimmer and glitter. Thanks for joining us at the Stampsmith Challenge blog.

  9. Lovely creation, and thanks for sharing those beautiful snowy pictures, glad you share it with us at CCCB!

  10. Hi Claire,
    Beautiful card - love the icicles! I haven't done many inserts either so think I may cop out and just stamp a greeting on the card. Have to think of postage costs y'know LOL! Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug! and being such a loyal Bah Humbugger =)

    Max's Craft Creations
    Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

  11. This is a beautiful card, Claire! I love the pictures of your snow, I know I am crazy, but it makes me homesick for Colorado. Your dogs look like they are having a wonderful time. Sorry you are snowed in, but you made a lovely card!

  12. Wow thats the prettiest card I have seen those snowflakes and house are gorgeous and the colour aswell

    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

  13. Hello Claire

    What an amazing and beautiful card. The blues are stunningly gorgeous and wow those icieles are to die for. Claire, such a lot of hard work but a trully beautiful card.

    Thank you so much for joining in our last challange of this year, and also for your continuing support of Bah!Humbug!

  14. Your blue card is totally amazing! Just love it! I have something fun for you on my blog!

  15. Beautiful frosty feel to your card. The landscape is exactly like my hometown at the moment. Thanks for joining the fun at TSSC#5. Lynne M

  16. Stunning card, gorgeous images, love the icicles. Thanks for sharing at our last challenge of the year at Bah Humbug, hope to see you next year!!

    Pat xx

  17. Beauatiful blue and white masterpiece, Claire. And some fun snow pix.

  18. wow, this is just breathtaking! I'm so glad you are entering the Allsorts challenge this week and good luck!

  19. Loving the frosty feeling of this fabulous blue project! I can just imagine that it sparkles like diamonds in person! I love when the sun hits the snow and it feels like walking through drifts of glittering gems (but I'm not anxious to have piles of snow! LOL!) Thanks so much for joining The Stampsmith Challenge this week! Be sure to check back for our holiday surprise on the 15th!
    Good luck in the draw!
    Val :)

  20. ooh I love the snowflake stamp its really beautiful! and the little house scene is lovely too

    thanks so much for joining in with my monochrome challenge this week @ Allsorts :o)


    Amanda xx

  21. Wow, that is some snow, I hope you're weathering it well (that came out sounding like a pun but wasn't meant to, honest). The doggies certainly love it! I think your snow photos and your project photos are great. I got a chill just looking at the cool blues and frosty whites though, the shimmer is a great touch that really enhances the frosty chill and icy feeling.

    Thanks so much for participating with us at the Opus Gluei challenge!

  22. Oh Claire, you card is so adorable and also I just LOVE your cute dogs playing in the snow. I love dogs - have 2 of my own:) Wanted to thank you for giving me the blog award - need to post it on my blog. Also, thanks so much for playing along at STAMPIT CRAZY this week. Hugs my friend:)

  23. HI Claire, this is such a beautiful card. I can almost feel the cold! lol :) Hope it's warmed up a bit for you. We had an incredibly warm day today for the time of the year...I know it's only be a matter of time, though, before we'll be freezing here, too!
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Stampsmith Challenge! :)


  24. Your card is so beautiful. It has such an elegant feel to it.. Love your photos. Now thats a lot of snow.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

  25. so gorgeous! Thank you for playing along at CCCB!


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