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Sunday 18 November 2012

Home Sweet Home at FSC

Hello friends :-) I hope you're having a good weekend. I'm sharing another Christmas card, this time my DT project for Fashionable Stamping Challenges where our theme of 'Home Sweet Home' has been chosen by the lovely Yvonne. As always our generous sponsor Marina from Cottage Crafts has a voucher up for grabs for our lucky winner so you won't want to miss out. Don't forget though, we're a rubber stamping challenge so no digi stamps allowed. Do pop over and have a look at the gorgeous artwork my DT sisters have created to inspire you this time, as always they are a-ma-zing!!

This challenge was the perfect excuse to get out one of my all time favourite stamp sets, New England Winter from Chocolate Baroque. I stamped the image and masked it so that i could create the background using black PanPastel which I fixed with a blast of cheapie hairspray. I added the 'snow' with a white gel pen and die cut the image nesties
The image is coloured with promarkers and has lots of glamour dust for snow and glossy accents to give the tree lights some definition. You can see the focal image a bit better here

The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps and the background is made using Chocolate Baroque snowflake stamps. To finish off i've added some lace, red organza ribbon, black velvet ribbon and a little silver Christmas tree charm

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Holly Jolly Christmas: inspired by a carol (Let it snow)
I love promarkers: Christmas trees
LEJ Designs: Seasons Greetings
My Mum's Craft Shop: Winter wonderland
QKR Stampede: Winter wonderland

Well thats another one for the Christmas box, eeeeek its not long until Christmas now! Barney our lab puppy is now 5 months old and absolutely full of mischief, I can see him having some adventures with our Christmas tree lol. 
Have a lovely Sunday
Claire xx


  1. How pretty that gorgeous image looks against the dark snowy background! Love that Christmas tree and lovely layers of ribbon and lace! Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Hi Claire, Oh I loooove that xmas looks fantastic! I always love your choice of stamps, CB are gorgeous!
    Dot x

  3. Beautiful card Claire, I can see why this stamp is a favourite ! Sue C x

  4. A gorgeous Christmas card Claire. The black background looks great behind those lovely buildings.
    Beryl xx

  5. Claire, that's just an amazing card, love the textured look.
    Have a wonderful sunday.

  6. Just beautiful Claire. The house is gorgeous and looks so lovely against the background - very clever way to create this too.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  7. Beautiful card, love the main image, it looks so welcoming.

  8. Lovely card. You've done a great job with the tree. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

  9. Pretty Let it Snow card. Lovely choice of lace and ribbon. Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly this week.

  10. WOW!! What a stunning scene you've created and I love the sparkle too. Thanks for joining us at I Love Promarkers xx

  11. Hi Claire, This is a gorgeous card, love the image and the lovely snowflake background.
    Avril xx

  12. Beautiful image beautifully coloured and love the black background love the backing paper and gorgeous bow thanks for joining us at Lej designs
    Carol DT x

  13. Hi Claire
    Beautifully stamped and equally beautiful the colours you have used.
    Old style Christmas brimming with nostalgia.

  14. So pretty. Fab background!! Thanks for joining in at LEJ Designs this week! Good luck xx

  15. Gorgeous project, LOVE the house stamp, you can use it for all sorts of themes...

  16. Your christmas tree is so wonderful just pops from your card and looks so dimensional. Thank you for entering the It's all about the Vintage "Snow" challenge. Wishes, Suzanne DT

  17. What a pretty card, I just love this background! Thank you for joining us this week at the Crafty Sentiment Designs Challenge!

    Jackie, Crafty Sentiments Designs DT

  18. Hiya Claire

    Love the design of your card and that christmas tree is amazing, so 3D and very pretty !! Thanks so much for linking us with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs !!

    hugs Diane xx

  19. A fabulous house design Claire and it looks so effective with the falling snow.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  20. Hi Claire, this is amazing. The stamping is superb and the colouring has made the image so dimensional. Love the pan pastel background and the snow effects. Stunning! xx

  21. This image looks 3D to me! Wonderful creation :) Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  22. beautiful creation, thanks for joining in for our Winter Wonderland challenge this week at My Mums Craft Shop challenge! Gemma :)

  23. Just fabulous card!

    Thanks for joining us at It's all about the Vintage and Beauty! Hope to see you again soon!

    Hugs, Sande xx

  24. This projet is just stunning! Simply love all the detail on your image - beautiful! Thanks for sharing on QKR Stampede.

  25. Beautiful...Thanks so much for sharing with us at QKR Stampede joann sassy raggedy

  26. Beautiful! Thank you so much for playing with us at QKR Stampede! Please come back and play with us again really soon!

    Many Blessings,

  27. Hi,
    Your card is beautiful:)
    *Hugs, Inger*


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