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Wednesday 9 November 2011

Challenge 13 at Christmas Challenges {with sketches}

Hi there folks, its time for a new challenge at Christmas Challenges {with sketches} and hopefully Mr Blogger will play nicely and post this as I'm going to be awol (ok not really, I've got to go to a conference and will be away for a couple of days, don't worry I'm taking my colousoft pencils and some images to colour lol) Our sketch this time around is from my lovely teamie Renata and I think you'll agree its a gorgeous sketch. I really enjoyed making this card.

Our sponsor this time around is Hobby Stempels, make sure you pop over to the challenge blog and check out Renata's fab sketch and find out more about the prize from our generous sponsor

I've used a gorgeous digistamp from Crafts and Me called 'Perched at Dawn', its not really a Christmas stamp but with a red breast i thought the gorgeous little bird would make a great robin. I've coloured the image with Derwent coloursoft pencils and added clear sparkle EP to the fairy's wings. I've used some little tapestry stamps to create a holly border and added some vintage photo distressing around the edge. I've matted the image on some Kraft glassine punched with a MS border punch. You can see the image a bit better in this pic.

The papers are from my stash, I've had them years and i think they were from one of those huge kits from C&C, all the edges are distressed with a craft knife. I've added some  red gems, ruffled up chiffon ribbon, a couple of jingle bells, a poinsettia, die cut fir branches and a sentiment from Clarity Stamps. 

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Catz: anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas: bright colours and/sparkle
Crimbo Crackers: anything goes
Delightful Challenges : a very sparkly Christmas
Fun with Shapes and more: animal Christmas 
I did it Creations: Christmas/winter
Winter Wonderland: make your card sparkle

Thanks for popping by
Claire xx


  1. beautiful!!! Love the gorgeous rich colours!!!

    Hugs Juls

  2. What a lovely card, Claire. Beautiful in traditional colours and I love your ribbon!

  3. Fabulous card Claire, love the image. Carol x

  4. Lovely card, Claire. Love the traditional colours.
    Love, Wilma

  5. Oh WoW Claire! This is so beautiful ~ really gorgeous! I think it works perfectly for a Christmas card. :)

  6. Oh, I love your card. Great colors and the image is gorgeous.

  7. Love this card! It's sooo beautiful love the colours and the design, the image is stunning and the ribbon looks fab
    Lindsay xx

  8. Lovely image to use! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers

  9. Oh My Word this is one very pretty creation, I just love colour theme, fabulous image too its just perfect for our challenge this week,

    Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz Anything goes Challenge I hope you can join us again next week

    Good Luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :-)x

  10. This is gorgeous - love the bright red gathered ribbon - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 45 - hope to see you again soon. x

  11. Hello Claire,
    Adorable this card. Fun and bright colors.
    Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenge.
    Hugs and much love!

  12. Hope the onference wasn't too arduous. Definitely looks like a Christmas Robin to me & quite unusual with the fairy. Love your tapestry stamping around the edge - very apt indeed especially with your surrounding layout colours.
    Paula (PEP)

  13. lovely card, thanks for playing along with CRAFTY CATZ x carol

  14. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations this fortnight. Hope you will play again next time too.

  15. Gorgeous image Claire.. love you colouring and pretty details..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  16. Hi Claire! :) This card is just STUNNING!

  17. Amazing card Claire, absolutely georgeous!!
    Hugs, Renata.


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