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Thursday 14 April 2011

Catching up with some Christmas cards

I've got a little behind with my Bah Humbugging again, I've been making Christmas cards but my internet has been so slow I haven't got round to blogging them. Anyway here's my entry for this weeks challenge at Bah Humbug where the theme is Candy Canes

I've used the supercute Lizzie with Liquorice stamp from Whiff of Joy, coloured with promarkers and bits of card and paper from my scrap box. The hexagonal base card is from Joanna Sheen, I have big pack of lovely shaped cards that i hardly ever use so i decided to dust them off and use them.. I've also included a couple of circles for Hazels challenge over at the Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge

This would have been my card for the Christmas Trees challenge at BaH Humbug challenge just to prove i made it lol. Its a shameless copy of a design Barbara Gray made on Create and Craft a while ago, I loved the scen she created but didn't have the right stamps so i've used some of my favourite stamps from Chocolate Baroque for this card (New England Winter plate). The cottage and trees are stamped with black soot distress ink, I masked the moon and dusted more black soot all round the image with a shaving brush and then used a make up sponge to intensify the colour round the edges. The sentiment is from Clarity Stamps.
I'm entering this one in the challenge from Christmas Inspirations where the theme is make a Christmas scene.
Thanks for popping by today
Claire xx


  1. Great cards Claire - well done for getting in early with Xmas cards!

  2. ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh stunning Claire I just love what you do with that Chocolate stamp plate - gorgeous. The candy cane card is a cutie too.
    Ann xxx
    Bah! Humbug! DT

  3. They are both lovely cards (and the second one has the round moon, so another circle for my challenge) - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 15 - hope to see you again soon. x

  4. Wow!!!! What a wonderful card. Just perfect.
    Thanks for playing with us at Christmas Inspirations.

  5. Beautiful cards Claire. I've fallen behind the last couple of weeks with my Christmas cards but intend to rectify that asap, x

  6. Gorgeous!!
    Thanks for playing with us at Christmas Inspirations Blog Challenge.

  7. These are both gorgeous Claire but my favourite is the black and while's really stunning. I was going to be sooo good this year and start my Chrissy cards in January...haven't managed one yet :(
    Hugs xx

  8. Beautiful cards Claire ... the wee girl clutching her candy cane is adorable but hope she doesn't get into trouble for getting her pretty dress all sticky lol!
    Your Christmas scene card is stunning ... love it! Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

    Max's Craft Creations
    Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

  9. How gorgeous!! You are catching up on Christmas cards makes me panic, I need to start. lol Have a great day,, Shelley


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