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Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Another one for the Christmas box :-)

Hi there, I'm definitely in Christmas card mode at the minute lol, no wonder with the weather we've been having here in the UK. we've had torrential rain  today so it doesn't look as if summer is coming back yet. It may not be sunbathing weather but its perfect crafting weather and as I was the lucky winner of the first Prairie Fairy weekly gift certificate winner I have some gorgeous new images to colour :-). Pop over to the Prairie Fairy blog, here to join in the weekly candy

I'm pretty new to Praire Fairy images but I was blown away by the choice of designs, todays card features Gilly's Carolling, she's such a cute character i couldn't resist her. I've coloured Gillian with promarkers and cut out with nesties and then used tapestry stamps for the border. I drew round the nestie to create the shaped easel card and added a tapestry stamped mat on the bottom of the card. I used the sentiment that comes with Gilly to prop the easel up and added some flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and a scrap of red organza ribbon.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Bah Humbug: Shapes
Christmas Inspirations: Free Christmas Project
Crazy Challenge: Christmas in July
Digistamps for Joy: Christmas in July
Just some lines: Easel Cards
Paper Sundaes: Christmas in July
Simon Says Stamp: Anything goes
Simply Create: Christmas time
Top Tip Tuesday: Shaped cards

Thanks for visiting today. I'd better stop singing along with Gillian 
then the sun might come back lol. 
Claire xx


  1. Wow! This is just so sweet! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenges. Hope to see you again on our next challenges soon.

  2. love the shape of your card, the image and the colours! Hugs Juls

  3. Wow, this is a great shape, and such a great easel too. Lovely image. I'm not sure I'm quite ready for Christmas yet though !!! Great card, and thanks for joining in with our shaped card challenge at Top Tip Tuesday this week. Good luck in the draw. Annette xx

  4. Fabulous card Claire, love the image and those tapestry stamps
    Beryl x

  5. Hi Claire

    I loved your card!
    Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations.
    Hope to see you again back soon!

  6. Oh Claire, this is adorable! Thanks for entering it into our Just Some Lines challenge! :)

  7. This is a lovely card Claire. I adore the Gilly digis from Prairie Fairy - they can be used in so many ways. Also love the way you've used the tapestry stamps around the edge - really effective.

  8. Ohh how lovely, brilliant card...Thanx for joining us at Digistamps4joy, and good luck

    Caz DS4J DT

  9. Claire this is fab! Gillian is gorgeous and you have coloured her to perfection! Beautiful card.

    Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'Shaped Card' Challenge this week and Good Luck :)

    Carol x

  10. Hi Claire
    I am so struggling to visit everyone's blogs at the moment. As you know I'm just back from holiday, washing - ironing - work - eeeeeeeeeek just can't fit it all in. So glad I've got a little blog hopping time though or I would have missed this fun card. YOu amaze me - so talented - this is so different to your norm but I totally love it.
    Ann xxx
    Bah! Humbug! DT

  11. Oh this is too cute. I love it!!
    Thanks for joining the Just Some Lines Saturday Challenge :)

  12. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenges. Hope to see you again on our next challenges soon.

  13. Adorable image! Thanks for playing Simply Create with us!

  14. What a funny image! Wonderful colored!Thank you for playing along with us this week at the crazy challenge! Good Luck, Dominique

  15. Fabulous colouring & I love the shape of this card! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes in our Christmas in July challenge :)

  16. Hi Claire, Gorgeous image and gorgeous shaped card. I love it all. Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.

  17. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at SFC.

    Hugs Nadell

  18. Oh no, I'm only just getting my head round to trying a circle easel card, now I need to think oval too lol! It's beautiful & I really love how you've used the tapestry stamps. Fab colouring too. Thanks so much for playing along with the Bah Humbug challenge x

  19. WOW... You did a really great job here.
    Thanks for playing with us at xMas Inspirations.

  20. Top Tip Tuesday shaped challenge wouldn't be the same without this great christmas style entry! Thanks so much for joining us come back next time for sure! Good Luck
    Tammy Louise
    P.S. 6 month blogversary candy till 8-30 if you collect!

  21. So cute Claire, love the colors and cool shape of your easel card. Thanks so much for playing at JUST SOME LINES, always nice to come visit you:) Hope all is well.

  22. Fabulous! I love the fold, and your coloring is out of this world.

    Thanks for playing with us this week at Digistamps 4 Joy!

    xx Star


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