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Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Family Christmas from Chocolate Baroque

Family Christmas is one of my favourite themeplates from Chocolate Baroque and this week it is on special offer (pop over and have a look here). I love the traditional images, perfect if you fancy an evening spent colouring :-). Pop over to the Chocolate Baroque DT Blog if you have a minute and 'meet' our new team mate Shirley, she is a lovely lady and mega talented too!

I've made a couple of quick cards using the stamps, this one features the gorgeous angel, she is so pretty I decided to go for a pink and white colour palette as a change from traditional Christmas colours. 

I used a shaped card blank and made the background using distress inks (Victorian Velvet, Spun Sugar and Iced Spruce) and the spritz and flick technique. I overstamped with the lovely Chocolate Baroque snowflake freebie from Craft stamper and embossed with a sparkly white EP, adding tiny pin gems to the centre of the snowflakes. I coloured the angel with promarkers and added lots of glamour dust for a bit of festive bling, she's been die cut with nesties and to finish off I added a little pink organza bow. I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Charisma Cardz: Christmas with a twist, no red,gold or green
Colour me Creative: non traditional Christmas colours
Dream Valley: Non traditional Christmas colours
In the pink: its going to be a pink Christmas

My second card is more tradional, I've used a background I made ages ago by spritzing green glimmer mist on tapestry card. I used the same snowflake stamp and stamped with pearlescent ivy brilliance ink, adding red pearls in the centres with cosmic shimmer glue.

The gorgeous ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons  The image is coloured with Derwent pencils and promarkers, with dots of glossy accents to highlight the lights on the tree. 

I also stamped the sentiment (also from Family Christmas) next to the image. I've distressed the edges with my craft knife and pine needles distress ink and used dark green card for matting and layering.

I'm entering this one in the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps: Christmas time
Card Crafters Circle: Bearing Gifts
Sparkles Forum Challenge: Christmas is coming
Wags'n'Whiskers: Christmas

Well thanks for visiting today, I hope you're having a good week 
Claire xx


  1. They are both beautiful cards Claire. Your backgrounds are fab. Hope you don't mind if I try that myself - I've got that gorgeous snowflake stamp and haven't managed to use it yet.
    Beryl xx

  2. Two gorgeous Christmas cards Claire, the pink one is so girly, while the other is lovely and colourful. I love them both.

    Sue x

  3. Both cards are gorgeous Claire ! It's such a beautiful set. Have a great day, Shirleyx

  4. Much to my surprise the pink angel is my favourite of these two though I like them both. Lovely seeing the two together - the non-traditional & the traditional colours. I especially like the way you added that ribbon on the shaped angel card.
    Paula (PEP)

  5. This just beautifully designed. Great colour choices and attention to detail. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

  6. Two gorgeous cards but I have to admit my favourite is the traditional one

    Jackie x

  7. Wow!! Claire these cards are just stunning and your coloring technique is picture perfect. Love these images so yes I am going to check them out. I joined your blog as I love your work! Big Hugs

  8. Wonderful inking and added bling you've given this card! Thanks for sharing with us at Card Crafter's Circle!

  9. Very pretty card...

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week.

  10. Hi Claire - two beautiful Christmas card - I love the traditional colours, but I am also quite fond of pink Christmas cards too, and your pink Angel is fabulous. Love the card shape and the CB image.
    Thank you for taking part in the challenge at In The Pink - I hope we will see you again.
    Sylvia x

  11. Hi Claire!
    I was SO blessed to happen upon your lovely blog today. You have so many delightful projects, and I was SO inspired. Thank you for that!
    I would like to let you know about Word Art Wednesday, and invite you to play along. We're always an Anything Goes challenge, and this week we have two awesome sponsors (Really Reasonable Ribbon and Paper Sweeties). I hope you will join us and play along.
    Have a great week, and I really hope you will jpin us.
    Word Art Wednesday

  12. Very beautiful, love the image. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges, and best of luck, Louise

  13. Both of your cards are fabulous Claire and the pink one is very elegant and classy.. a perfect card for Christmas!

    Thanks for sharing with us at In The Pink... Hope to see you here again soon.

    Christine x (ITP)

  14. Gorgeous cards Clair! I love the background papers you made! Both your stamps are beatiful as well! Thanks for joining us at ATSC, hugs, Marlies

  15. Two gorgeous cards. Love the image and the colour combo for the first card. Just perfect for our Dream Valley challenge. Thanks for sharing with us and good luck.

  16. Hi Claire....gorgeous cards. Love the images. Thank you for joining us at Sparkles.
    Hugs Debbie x

  17. Fabulous creations!

    Thank you for joining in the fun at Sparkles Monthly Challenges for our * Christmas is coming * challenge

    Hope you will join us again & good luck in the draw
    Hugs Shaz x


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