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Tuesday, 21 December 2010


Hi there, I'm finally feeling better after hurting my back so hopefully I'll be able to get the rest of my Christmas shopping organised tomorrow. Its been sooooooo cold here, i've never known a winter like it. Last night the temperature was -18 degrees!!! I thought this gorgeous image was perfect for this time of year, its 'Winter' from Michelle Perkett (you can find her here in Michelle's store). Unfortunately I don't look quite this glamourous in the cold (a red nose and bobble hat isn't going to start a new trend lol)

I coloured 'Winter' with promarkers and then embossed with icicles on her hair with clear sparkle EP and added lots of different colours stickles. It was a bit of a pest to do as I had to do one colour and let it dry before the next as i wanted to keep the colours separate. I'm really pleased with the effect though, in real life it is sooooooo sparkly!! I didn't want to add to much in the way of embellies with all the stickles so I added some crushed glass glitter around the image and to the die cut icicle border.

I'm entering Winter in the following challenges:
Bunny Zoe's Cards: Sparkle and Shine
Crazy Challenge: Let it Snow
Paper Playtime: Christmas
One stitch at a time: anything goes
Craft your days away: punches or diecuts
Stampin with the Dragon: make it sparkle
Passion for promarkers: Anything goes mega Christmas challenge

Thanks for visiting today. Jan and her mermaids have a fab new challenge over at Michelle Perkett Studios today, the theme is 'Let it Snow'. If you don't have any of Michelle's images pop over to her groups on CDAC, PCP and SNR and grab one of the gorgeous freebie images!!

We have more snow on the way over the next few days but the nice man from Tesco has just delivered all my food shopping so if we're snowed in over Christmas I can eat chocolate and craft lol.
Claire xx


  1. I love all this sparkles. Thanks for playing at Stampin With The Dragon and OSAAT.
    Hugs Nataliya

  2. Wow Claire what a beautiful card! I feel like I always say that :), I hope it's "enough". I hope you are feeling better very soon. Merry Christmas!

  3. Hi Claire
    So glad you are feeling better, it shows with your card, its gorgeous!! I love how you did the stickles, what a beautiful touch.
    Merry Christmas
    hugs Marilyn

  4. Hi Claire! Glad to hear you're feeling better! What a wonderful card! I love your colours, and those icicles! WOW! Thanks for sharing!
    hugs and blessings,
    Pauline MPS DT

  5. A fabulous card Claire. the image is great.Thanks for sharing with us at CYDA.

    I hope you and your family have a fabulous

  6. wow!!!! Loving the glittery snow...such a magical card! Hugs Juls

  7. Hi Claire I didn't know about your back, hope it gets better soon as it can be so painful. Love your card and Wishing you a Very Happy Christmas and a Joyful New Year. Annette xx

  8. wow! love the detail work you did on this! It's a lovely card. Thanks for entering this week at the Crazy Challenge and hope to see you again. Tammy

  9. i love this creation! it is perfect for winter. hope you can stay warm! xo

  10. Very pretty card. I love what you did with it.
    Thanks for playing with us at Stamping With The Dragon.


  11. wow stunning card claire.the image is fantastic and great colouring.i love the sparkle of the crushed glass glitter.
    thanks for playing in our mega christmas challenge at PFP :D

    xx coops xx

  12. wow what a fabulous creation with all that sparkle and shine, thank you for sharing it with us at Stampin with the Dragon
    Hugs Kate xx

  13. Love the psrkle, thanks for joining us at OSAAT

  14. Glad your back's a bit better Claire don't overdo it with the Chiatmaas shopi ng though.
    Love the sparkly effects on this great image and I am so envious of the icicle punch.
    Beryl xx

  15. Beautiful card Claire! Glad you are feeling better.

  16. Hiya Claire,

    How are you? Casper here, Pleased to meet you!

    Well does the bobble hat keep you warm - well it be a trend soon - soooo cold, I should be asking you where you got your hat!

    Love the images that Michelle Perkette draws - so amazing!

    You have done a great job with the "Winter" image.Love your colours & the icicle effects you have created!

    Thank you so much for choosing to enter our last challenge of 2010 at OSAAT.

    Good luck in all your challenges!

    Wishing you & your family a Merry Christmas & a Fantastic New Year.

    All the best for 2011 !

    Take care
    Big Hugs

  17. What a pretty aparkle image!
    Thanks for join us at SMC, hope to see you next time, and Merry Christmas.
    Hugs, ~darling Ho~

  18. Very interesting card. Wonderful snow queen and icicles around her, with great effect. I like it. Thank you for participating in the challenge of The Crazy Challenge this week. Happy Holidays

  19. Fab card! I really like the design!

  20. Such a gorgeous card Claire. Love the image you've used and the design also. Thanks for joining in with our Mega Christmas challenge at PFP. Hugs Michele x

  21. Claire, I love how you colored the seasonal Winter Goddess. You did an amazing job.


  22. what a gorgeous creation Claire! Thanks for taking the time to join in our challenge at One Stitch at a Time! Gemma :)

  23. Hi Claire, what a gorgeous card. I love the beautiful image and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining in with our Mega Christmas challenge over at PFP. Hugs, Denise x
    Have a wonderful 2011!

  24. This is fabulous Claire! Such a gorgeous image and I love the icicle border - fabbie!! Thanks for joining in our Mega challenge at PFP, Juliexx


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