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Monday 27 August 2012

I'm dreaming of a blue Christmas

Good morning folks and a happy bank holiday Monday to everyone in the UK, I'm starting the day with a little Christmas spirit (not that sort lol) and another card made with the gorgeous new Christmas stamps from Chocolate Baroque, 'The Gift of Christmas'

The snowflake background was a quick and easy one using Chipped Sapphire distress ink to stamp the snowflakes onto white card and then using tumbled glass and a little more chipped sapphire around the edges. The next layer was made using a mask, embossed with my cuttlebug and distressed using the same distress inks, this time with the addition of a little broken china distress ink too. 

To create the focal image I inked the snowflake stamp up with all three colours of  distress ink and stamped onto some white card, die cut the shape and then triple embossed. I added a sprinkle of clear holographic embossing powder to the middle layer of embossing powder, this gives a beautiful shimmer. Its hard to capture in a photo but hopefully you can see it a little better in this photo

I've matted the triple embossed image on another die cut shape, this time inked with chipped sapphire distress ink and added some beautiful periwinkle Maya road ribbon and added some tiny dots of stickles for some extra sparkle.

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge: one colour plus white
Anything goes: Make your own background
Deep Ocean: Deep blue
Holly Jolly Christmas: Monochromatic Christmas

Its lovely to have an extra day off work and I'm going to make the most of it with lots of crafting and plenty of lazing around lol, 
Thanks for popping by
Claire xx


  1. It's a beautiful card Claire. Love the design, the embossed panel is very effective and the snowflake background is gorgeous.
    Beryl xx

  2. WOW!! Stunning card, gorgeous colours


  3. Totally intrigued by that masked/embossed layer - amazing definition on the swirls. The triple embossing really makes this look wintery too - thoughts of cracked ice springing to mind. Interesting to see how the various combinations of Distress Inks alter the colouring.
    Paula (PEP)

  4. gorgeous card Claire, as always! love the layers and the different effects
    Kim x

  5. This is a gorgeous card Claire, love what you have done with the inks and a gorgeous blue too. Have a lovely day. Hugs, Claire x

  6. Wonderful Christmas card Claire. I love the colour choice and layout. The centre piece looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing your wonderful card with us this week at Holly Jolly. Regards Meighan

  7. Gorgeous Claire ! Love the combination of blues and the inking techniques. Have a great day, Shirleyx

  8. Hi,
    I love your beautiful Christmas card, the colours are wonderful, and the focal image is stunning!!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Deep Ocean.
    Love, Mel. xx

  9. Wow! Your creation is just lovely! Truly a work from the heart! So happy you joined us this week at Holly Jolly CC!

  10. Popped over to see your FSC creation, and just had to stop here too..this is snowflakes and your card is so pretty..haven't even though about Christmas - not had my summer hol yet !! Esther xx

  11. Gorgeous Christmas card Claire!! I love the blue tones! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
    Tammy x

  12. Claire your card is stunning, I do love blue and white for Christmas, it is so classy. A x

  13. Hi Claire, Beautiful card, love all the gorgeous stamping and the lovely layers. Thanks for sharing your lovely creation with us at Alphabet Challenge this week.

    Pat xx

  14. such a beautiful Christmas card, such lovely colours.

    Thanks so much for sharing your card at Christmas is just around the corner at Just keep on creating, I hope you will continue to play along :)


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