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Sunday 16 December 2012

Christmas at PanPastel UK

Good morning, eeeek  I'm running a little late this morning as we've got gremlins in the house. Barney has managed to spill his water bowl all over the floor so the kitchen was awash lol. Just got that mopped up and I managed to drop my camera in my coffee - not a good idea. Anyway its time for a new challenge over at PanPastel UK, where we've got a Christmas theme this week. As always our lucky winner will receive a fab PanPastel Starter kit from our generous sponsor Berni at Your Creativity Store.  

For my DT project I've created a little scene using Stampendous stamps and PanPastels and altered a photo frame using Maimeri Light Modelling Paste and more PanPastels (of course lol)

I applied the Maimeri modelling paste and used the triangular comb to create a wood grain texture and left it to dry. Once dry I applied Raw Umber and Burnt Sienna PanPastels and then a coat of MaiMeri Gloss Medium to seal the 'woodgrain' effect.

The main image is a Whiff of Joy stamp, coloured with distress markers. I added a frame of holly leaves made bycolouring white card with various shades of green PanPastel and then stamping lots of holly sprigs (stamp from Molly Bloom) and cutting them out. I finished off by adding red gems for holly berries, some seam binding ribbon and a gorgeous brass snowflake charm.

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
Creative Moments: anything but a card
Delicious Doodles: anything but a card
Fab'n'Funky: Vintage Christmas
Incy Wincy: christmas with snowflakes
Ribbon Carousel: Holiday spirit
The Stamp Man: In the bleak midwinter

Thanks for visiting and for your lovely comments, I'm off to see if I can dry my camera off now
Claire xx


  1. Barney and coffee not a good combination Claire but we are so lucky your camera still worked otherwise we wouldn't have got to see this gorgeous piece. Hope the rest of the day is mis-hap free.

    Hugs Shirley x x

  2. This is great love the picture and the altered frame

    Jackie x

  3. You gave me a chuckle with the gremlins! My Molly (Dalmatian) does not drop things, but Fred the bird is terrible with throwing his seeds all over the place! He loves to do that after I have cleaned? Your card is absolutely stunning! Love it! Enjoy the rest of your day!

  4. Beautiful project Claire. I hope your camera is ok. Hugs, Velma

  5. Beautiful creation, thank you for joining us at Creative Moments

    Alex (DT)

  6. exquisite altered project. Thanks so much for joining the DTC challenge. Karen guest design team

  7. Just gorgeous....thanks for sharing your talent with us over at Loves Rubberstamps.

  8. Wow, that is so beautiful, I love it. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  9. What a fab winter card, thanx for joining us at WOJ and good luck, hugs, Marion

  10. Fabulous Design! Thank You for joining in the fun here at Loves Rubber Stamps this week. We do hope to see you back soon.
    Good Luck, Dangina

  11. this is sooo beautiful xx would make a fab gift xxx thanks for sharing at Loves Rubberstamps xx

  12. This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the texture you created with the modelling paste and the scene is so pretty! Sounds like you had QUITE the morning that day! Not the way you want them to start! LOL! Thank you so much for playing along at Loves Rubberstamps this week!

  13. Beautiful project Claire full of lovely texture. It has been fun working with you. Wishing you all the best for 2013. x

  14. My goodness this card is stunning and the whole scene is gorgeous gorgeous!! Thank you for joining us over at Decorate to Celebrate.

  15. What a gorgeous scene you've created!! This is fabulous!! Thanks so much for playing along at Decorate to Celebrate!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts
    Decorate to Celebrate DT

  16. Gorgeous, love the image and great colors. love the holly around the frame. Thank you for joining us at Creative Moments. Abbie (Co Owner) xx

  17. such a lovely frame. Thanks for joining us in the Creative Moments Challenge. Gill (DT)


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