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Thursday 7 July 2011

Twas the night before Christmas

I don't know about you but I always used to spend ages on Christmas eve peeping through the curtains looking up at the sky for a glimpse of Santa. When I saw the challenge at Christmas Card Challenges was Twas the night before Christmas, my first thought was the excitement of watching for Santa through the window which fits perfectly with this weeks challenge from Bah Humbug which is acetate

The main image is a gorgeous digistamp from Crafts and Me called 'Stargazer', she is such a cutie with that little fairy sat on her head :-) I've coloured her with promarkers and  she has a little glamour dust on her nightie (and the fairy's wings). I cut a square aperture out of a 6x6 card blank and backed it with acetate. I made the background by masking the moon and brayering the night sky with various shades of blue memento ink and also a little black to darken the edges. I stamped the Santa and Sleigh with black versafine and added the snowflakes with a white gel pen. The sentiment is computer generated.

I'm also entering this card in the following challenges:
ABC Christmas: N is for 'no nonsense'
Celebrate the Occasion: Christmas in July (no red)
Crafts and me: favourite stamp or image
Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight challenge: masking (I masked the moon and brayered the background over the top)
Flutter by Wednesday: open challenge with butterfly angel or fairy
I love Promarkers: Clean and simple
The House that Stamps Built: Christmas or holiday card
Sweet Stamps: Christmas in July

Thats another one for the Christmas card box :-)
Thanks for calling by today
Claire xx


  1. Oh how sweet is that! Thanks for playing @ CTO!

  2. Lovely card - and love that image of the little girl


  3. Great job with your coloring and cutting the image out, love how her hands are floating! Thanks for playing along with us this week @ CTO :)

  4. Beautiful card!! Thanks for playing along at CTO.

  5. Great card Claire, that digi is just gorgeous and you have coloured her perfectly
    Beryl x

  6. Hi Claire. Beautifully coloured image -not seen that one before either. Nice simplistic layout. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
    Tine :)

  7. OMG! This is breathtaking! Thank you for sharing your talent with us at CTO

  8. What a pretty card! I love the image of the kneeling girl. Thanks for playing at CTO!

  9. Oh Claire ... I think you and I and a gazillion others can identify with that magical feeling and spent our last waking moments of Christmas Eve doing exactly what this sweet wee girl is doing! She was lucky though 'cos I never spotted him lol!
    Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

    Max's Craft Creations
    Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

  10. oh my goodness!!! great card! thanks for joining us at CCC!

  11. Oh! My goodness, this is just beautiful, really lovely scene.
    Luv CHRISSYxx

  12. Wow Clair, what a beautiful card. Love it.

  13. What a great Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stamps.

  14. Just beautiful!! Thanks for playing along with us at Christmas Card Challenges! :)

  15. Gorgeous, I just love it, thanks so much for joining CTO!

  16. Oh! wow this is absolutely stunning, thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight.

    Donna x

  17. What a great card. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

  18. A fab card, lovely colouring, thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
    Ruth x

  19. Fabulous card, what a great idea, so sweet! Thanks for playing the ABC Christmas Challenge this time, really hope we see you next challenge too! hugs Samantha

  20. very cute card..

    Thanks for playing with us at CTO...


  21. Lovely creation. Adore the image and beautifully coloured. Love the background you have used too.

    Thanks for taking part in our challenge over on ABC Christmas

    Jayne xx

  22. WOWZERS... This is such a beautiful card -- Love the design and that image is simply stunning... :)

    Thanks so much for sharing your talent at Celebrate The Occasion!! :)

    Amy :) at
    Celebrate The Occasion DTM

  23. this is just stunning! Hugs Juls

  24. Gorgeous little window card. Thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge.
    Carissa :)


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