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Thursday 24 November 2011

Cards for men at Rainbow Lady's Challenge

Hi there, isn't Christmas sneaking up on us? I haven't even thought about Christmas shopping yet but I've got plenty of cards made and here's another, this time for Rainbow Lady's Challenge where the theme is Cards for Men. 

I've used stamps from Clarity and kept the layout very simple. The 'Noel' is stamped in versamark and embossed in gold and then masked to ink in the scene inside the 'O'. I then inked in the scene surrounding the image using my trusty brayer and Memento inks in Summer Sky, Danube blue and a little tuxedo black.

I've matted the scene on gold mirri card and had to add a gold bow to cover a messy inky fingerprint lol. Why do I always do that ?? 

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Allsorts: one layer cards
Crafty Emma's: Snowflakes
House that stamps built: Christmas card +snowflakes
Lady bug Crafts Ink: Winter blues
Kaboodle Doodles: baby its cold outside
Oldie but goodie: Let it snow
PanPastel: Frosty and bright
Partytime Tuesday: snow us what you've got
Scrapbook Sisters: Christmas
Stamptacular Sunday: for a man or boy

Thanks for popping by, i've been a bad blogger lately as I'm sooooo busy at work at the minute but hopefully i'll catch up with some blog hopping at the weekend :-)
Claire  xx


  1. Wow Claire, an amazing card, perfect man card. I love it, your brayering is brilliant - Barbara would be proud of you lol
    Beryl x

  2. Wow! This is magic! Fabulous! I love it!

  3. Love your card, the background brayering is great.

  4. Absolutely beautiful, LOVE it, stunning!

  5. Wow this is stunning the bow looks so pretty thanks for joining us at PanPastel UK this week.


  6. Gorgeous card Claire! Absolutely perfect for the frosty and bright theme. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
    Lindsay xx

  7. Beautiful card - love the NOEL and the gold bow
    Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a goodie this fortnight and LCI
    Lisa x

  8. Fab idea, very creative! Thanks for playing at Stamptacular Sunday this week!

  9. Love the combination of gold with the crispness of the white & blue. Brilliant effect with the scene integrated into the wording.
    Paula (PEP)

  10. What a great card, love what you've done here, thanks for joining us this time at OBAG, Jx

  11. Lovely masking work on your Noel Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ Baby It's Cold Outside Challenge!

    Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz at

  12. Oh hun thats just stunning! Love it!!

    Thank you for sharing with us at CES Challenge this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  13. Sorry to be so long getting here Clare, but what a delightful card.

    Thanks for joining in at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  14. Stunning ....thank you for playing along with us at panpastels uk
    lindyloo x

  15. It doesn't look simple at all! Amazing card Claire! It is a stunner! :)

  16. Gorgeous card as usual Claire
    Trish xx

  17. Wow this is amazing! I love it. Thanks for joining us at stamptacular sunday and I wish you luck on the challenge. Hope we see you soon again at stamptacular.


  18. A stunning card Claire. I love the effect that you've got with the scene inside the O, it looks as though it's been magnified.

    Sue x

  19. I love love LOVE your card Claire...what you've done is so clever. The snow scene is the way you've made the scene in the 'O'. Thanks for joining in the fun at LCI this week xx

  20. Love your super card Claire, how clever is that design and what a lush bow!

    Thanks for joining in the Winter Blues at LCI this week and good luck with the challenge
    Laurie xx

  21. Wow, Claire, your card is fabulous! I love the idea of masking to place the scene inside the big O. Beautiful.

  22. Great creation,

    Thanks for joining us at OLDIE BUT A GOODIE Challenge and good luck!


  23. Hi Claire

    What a gorgeous card thanks so much for sharing it with us for last week's challenge over at Kaboodle Doodles. Our winner and top three will be on the blog soon and this weeks challenge has started so we hope to see you this week too!

    Good luck!


  24. WOW!! Lovely card!!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge last week.. Hope to see you again!

    Hugs from Tine

  25. such a striking card! Hugs Juls


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