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Thursday 18 August 2011

Another one for the Christmas box

I've been having a play with some gorgeous new stamps called 'Home Sweet Home' from Chocolate Baroque, I've used the cute little cottages framed with Mistletoe stamps from Joanna Sheen that I've had for years and years to make a simple Christmas card for this weeks 'Kissmas' challenge from the lovely ladies at Hunbug Hall.

I stamped the cottages and mistletoe in black versafine on white cardstock and masked the mistletoe and the moon to ink in the sky. I used memento inkpads in summer sky, danube blue and tuxedo black applied with a shaving brush to build up the night sky. I added the snowflakes with an inksentials white gel pen.

I extended the snow drifts around the cottages with a black fine line pen and coloured the scene and mistletoe with derwent coloursoft pencils and added some glamour dust to make the snow sparkle on the roofs and branches and the tops of the snow drifts. I used a gold krylon pen to finish off.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Bah Humbug: Kissmas
Cards for men: anything goes
Clear it out: glitter
Challenge up your life: No patterned paper
Christmas Inspirations: clean and simple
Crafts and Me: blues or blue and green
Crafty Hazelnut's Challenge: simply Christmas
Creative Stamp Friends: Handmade background
Oldie but Goodie: the great outdoors
Ooh la la: Oh Christmas
Secret Crafter: christmas is coming
Try it on Tuesday: anything goes

Thanks for visiting today
Claire xx


  1. stunning card ,love the xmas scene you have created and the ink work on the sky is awesome,thanks for joining us at ooh la la and good luck
    tracey x

  2. gorgeous creation and perfect for our Christmas is Coming Challenge this week at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge, thank you for joining us
    Hugs Kate xx
    PS I have new candy if you are interested.

  3. This is a gorgeous card - love the little cottages and the mistletoe stamp - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 33 - hope to see you again soon - new challenge starts Saturday x

  4. Beautiful card Claire, your colouring is spot on
    Beryl x

  5. Wow so beautiful Claire.
    Hugs Emma x

  6. wonderful card! Marvelous coloring. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenges. Hope to see you playing with us again soon.

  7. WOW, love the scenery you've created. A truly magical card, x

  8. What a beautiful scene. I love snowy scenes and yours is just beautiful!!

  9. what beautiful card, love the glitter to it, beautiful!!
    Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out

  10. I love your inking of that sky with the mistletoe etc..... providing a frame. The moon & falling snow are such a lovely touch too. I've got the set but not had time to play yet.
    Paula (PEP)

  11. what a beautiful scene you've created!! :-)

  12. Amazing card. Love the way you made the mistletoe! Love, Wilma

  13. WOW this is amazing, what a stunning card, I love everything about it. Love Hazelxoxo

  14. I love your card Claire, these stamps are lovely aren't they? I've not had much chance to play with mine yet but will have soon

    Jackie x

  15. Way too cute! I love those guys - love your night sky! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenge Good luck

    Crafty Hugs
    Juelmarie DT

  16. STUNNING!!!

    Thank you very much for taking time out and commenting at Feline Playful! See you at the Feline Thankful Party!!!
    You put our party badge up!!! You ROCK!

  17. Hi Claire
    I see you have been creating fabulous things whilst I have been away on holiday. I love this Christmas card and your hand made flower for FSC is gorgeous.
    I hope all is well with you.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  18. Wow, this is a lovely card! The effect of the night sky and those cottages is really making me think of a gentle, snowy evening when we're all tucked into our homes enjoying Christmas. Absolutely wonderful and perfect for the CHCC!

  19. Just love this card Claire. Great Christmassy scene, love the effect of the sky, just lovely. Thanks for playing along this week at An Oldie But A Goodie. Hugs, Claire x

  20. oh my Caire this is just 'a blow your socks off' card.
    Ann xxx
    Bah! Humbug! DT

  21. What a wonderful xmas card...the sky is amazing!!!
    Dot x

  22. Great xmas card and a fantastic szene.

    Thank you for your participation at Creative stamp Friends.

    A nice greeting Andrea from germany

  23. Absolutely stunning - love how you've built up the scene and the mistletoe is gorgeous. Elizabeth x

  24. Hi Claire! I love this card and it's just perfect for our challenge at OLL. Hugs x

  25. Great card, Claire. Thanks for joining us over at Cards for Men and good luck with the challenge.

    Donna x

  26. This is stunning! Love it! Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men.


  27. Adorei seu cartão!!! Ficou Show
    Obrigada por participar no Christmas Inspirations

  28. Adorable, you can't beat this good ole fashioned christmas scene. Love it. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me. Hugs Tracy x

  29. Lovely scene. the mistletoe frames it beautifully. Jean x


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