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Friday, 26 October 2012

Christmas in October at Crafty Ann's

Good morning folks, where on earth is this year going? I hate to say it but it really won't be long until Christmas so this time our challenge over at Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog is 'Christmas in October'

For my card I've used one of the scrummy new papers from the Tradtempory Kit, beautiful frosty blues and greens with Crafty Ann's Snowman Ornaments, you can find them both in Crafty Ann's Digi Shop.

This was a quick card to make, I covered a shaped card blank with the backing paper and added faux pearls around the edge with cosmic shimmer glue and dusted them with mica powder to make them look like little snowballs. I added a die cut border and some ric rac ribbon. The image is coloured with promarkers, cut out and then I embossed the top of the bauble with silver EP and popped it up with 3d foam pads. To finish off I've added some more ribbon and a silver snowflake brad.

I'm entering this in the following challenges:
ABC Christmas: up to you
Charisma Cardz: anything but a square

We've got an exciting day at work today with the launch of a new project and even better a big cake to celebrate and (hopefully) lots of people coming to find out all about it so just for a change I'm not moaning abut going to work lol. Before I go though, do pop over and check out my teamies blogs and see their beautiful  Christmas projects
Claire xx


  1. Great card Claire. You can't beat blue for Christmas card as far as I'm concerned. Love that die cut border.
    Beryl xx

  2. This is gorgeous Claire. I love the snowman and the beautiful colours and layout


  3. Beautiful Christmas card Claire. Love the background paper (it appears to be hand-inked) and the combination of die cuts. Indeed the time is flying ! Have a great weekend, Shirleyx

  4. Lovely card. Beautiful background. Magnificent border. Funny snowman. Bravo ! It's successful !

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week aand good luck !

    Hugs from France.

  5. This is lovely, Claire - the BP looks marvellous and so fitting for the snowman bauble.
    Love that scrummy die cut border :)

  6. This is a lovely christmas card. Love the design with the shape and all the blue and greens and such lovely embossing too. Thanks for playing at ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

  7. This really caught my eye when I was scrolling down to enter Claire. Stunning background and the snowman ornament is so cute.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  8. Beautiful card. Love the shape, colour and design. Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week. Good luck. Hugs, Jill x

  9. A great Christmas Card. I love the snowman bauble.

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week and good luck.


  10. Beautiful Christmas card...cute snowman image. The die from Memory Box is so very lovely.
    Thank you for playing in our challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge this time.

  11. Love this Claire, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

  12. Very pretty! Love the different shades of blue. So glad you could join us this week at Charisma. Good Luck!
    Joyce xx


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