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Wednesday 6 July 2011

Sketch number 4 at Christmas Challenges {with sketches}

Hello there, phew we've been having some lovely warm summer weather (although its the weather isn't playing nicely today lol) but its never to early to get ahead with your Christmas cards so why not pop over to Christmas Challenges {with sketches} and check out my lovely teamie Renata's gorgeous sketch for our latest challenge.

Here's my DT card but first you'll want to know all about our fabby sponsor. This week our lucky winner will receive a prize from Whiff of Joy, wow what a treat! I love WoJ stamps they are gorgeous so hop on over to the challenge blog for more details of the prize :-)

Right back to my card, I've used a cute Tilda stamp for this card. I have to say I don't often use my Magnolia stamps but I thought this little sweetie would be perfect for a Christmas card. I've coloured her wih my luvverly new Tria markers (a mega bargain from Letraset), I love them as they have a really fine tip as well as the usual brush and chisel nibs. Great news that they are bringing out a fine tip for promarkers, I'll have to invest in some of them. 

Anyway back to Tilda, I cut her out and layered her up on a die cut (nestie labels 4) distressed with lots of vintage photo DI and a faux nestie cut from red card and again distressed. I added a little glitter to her star. The backing papers are from GCD 'Joyful Peace' collection, all have been distressed with my craft knife. I've added some red card from my stash and embossed a piece with a Stampers Anonymous music stamp. The ribbon is from my stash and the flowers are mostly from Wild Orchid Crafts, all liberally glamour dusted. I also added a little star to match the star Tilda is carrying. I painted a grungeboard star with pale yellow acrylic paint and again added lots of glamour dust. Once it was dry I attached the star to a cocktail stick that I coloured with tea dye distress ink. To finish off I've added some red wired beads, a sentiment from Crafters Companion and some raffia lace and a little charm. Here's another pic to show the detail and hopefully the colours a bit better.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Bling it on: Anything goes
Dream Valley: Ribbon 
Emerald Faerie Garden: Sugar and spice, all things girly
Gingerloft: add beads
Our Creative Corner: Christmas in July ( or 4th July)
Totally Tilda: Distressing
Tuesday Throwdown: Christmas in July
Winter Wonderland: Christmas buffet (I've chosen patterned paper, charm, buttons)

Thanks for calling by today. 
Claire xx


  1. Sorry i called you Carol , I've been looking all over the blogs en named de wrong name at youre card. Sorry Claire.

  2. Wow, Claire, I think you have made a stunning card. Beautiful colored Tilda and all the details... wow!

    Klem from Norway.....

  3. Gorgeous card Claire! Cute image and lovely embellishments. Thanks for taking part in the CYDA and SFCC challenges xx

  4. This is gorgeous Claire, love your flower arrangement. Carol x

  5. Its so gorgeous, what a lovely
    image coloured so beautifully!
    Thanks for playing with us on the
    Emerald Faerie Garden challenge
    Hugs Nela

  6. gorgeous buffet selection and I adore these papers don't you? and beautiful creation, thank you for sharing with us at the Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xx

  7. Hi Claire, such a beautiful card with a pretty little lady. Nice coloring.
    Love, Wilma

  8. such a nice card you made, verry nice

  9. What a fabulous card Claire.Thanks for sharing this with us at

  10. Your card is amazing ;o)
    Love your image and your coloring is great!

  11. Fabulous card Claire, thank you for joining us at SFCC & CYDA this time, hope you will join us again good luck. xx

  12. pritty! Great layers! love the colors, especially the color behind Tilda! Super job! I agree, never too early for Christmas! Thanks for getting distressed with us at Totally Tilda this time round! Best of luck to you! Corry & the TT team!

  13. Absolutely georgeous Claire, love your Tilda!! And all these beautiful flowers, perfect.
    Hugs, Renata.

  14. a very lovely card claire!!


  15. A lovely card! I must get me some of those nestie label dies, they look great. Thanks for joining in with us at Dream Valley Challenges. CoB

  16. Beautifully detailed card Claire!! Love all the small details, like the buttons, and the vintage feel of your card. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges.

  17. What a lovely card, Thanks for sharing with us at Gingerloft and good luck, Gaynor DT xx

  18. I really love this. Thanks for joining in the vintage Craft Your Days Away Challenge. Hugs Shelley xx

  19. This is adorable hun, thanks for joining us for our anything goes challenge at Bling It On.
    Shell xx

  20. Nice card... makes warmth move through my body!

  21. Fantastic card, so pretty, love it..

    Thanks for joining us at SFC an SFCC.

    Huggies Angel

  22. OMG Beautiful card Love it to bits Thanks so much for playing along at the Emerald Faeries Garden Challenge Blolg.

  23. This card is for me Christmas in a nutshell (the colors etc).

    Hugs, Linda

  24. This is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!


  25. gorgeous!!! I love the vintage look! Hugs Juls


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