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Sunday 2 December 2012

To die for at FSC

Hello there, I'm still in Christmas mode with my project for our new challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges where our theme is 'To die for', chosen by the lovely Joanna so get out your dies and punches and add some rubber stamping and join in to be in with the chance of a gift voucher from our regular sponsor Marina at Cottage Crafts.  I didn't know what to make for this challenge, but I was inspired by my talented teamie Fliss who created this wonderful Christmas decoration.

I've used spellbinders for the red die cuts and added kraft card along with backing papers from the Molly Bloom Christmas Carnival magazine., they've all been distress with antique linen distress ink and my kraft knife (as was my thumb ouch!), I've also added some faux stitching with a walnut promarker. The stamps are from the same collection, coloured I stamped the little boy and masked him to stamp in the stocking and then coloured the image with promarkers. The ribbon, raffia are from my stash and the buttons are also from the same kit.

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
Decorate to Celebrate: Holiday party
Eureka Stamps: holiday fun
I love promarkers: anything goes
One Stop Crafts: Christmas for the boys
Pixie Dust Studio: Winter holiday
Simon Says Stamp: anything goes
Totally Papercrafts: anything Christmassy but a card


  1. Such a festive and adorable Christmas decoration! Love that sweet little image! Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs!

  2. This is such a sweet piece Claire. I love the deep red color you chose.have a great week. Best, Yvonne

  3. Hi Claire. Wow, this looks brilliant. I love the whole chrismassy look. Gorgeous colours! And it has a lovely cheery feel to it.
    Dot x

  4. Love this Claire and I've got these stamps so must get on with doing something with them.

    Jenny xx

  5. Woo hoo Claire this is a gorgeous Christmas ornament, beautiful colours and design and I am sure will be found in a very prominent place over the holiday season. I love it.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

  6. This is gorgeous Claire. I love the design with that cute image and the colours are wonderful.


  7. Gorgeous project Claire, I love the Kraft and red together. The raffia is just a brilliant idea and the image is perfect. Sue C x

  8. This is fab Claire. A great way to use those dies - and very effective. I bet your house is beginning to look look a lot like Christmas now.
    Beryl xx

  9. Beautiful hanging, love the cute images.

  10. I love this Claire it's a great hanging and it will,look great decorating your houseorChristmas

    Jackie x

  11. So pretty and such an adorable image such a pretty wall hanging, love it
    Lindsay xx

  12. What a great idea Claire, I love it. thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

  13. Wow, wow, wooooow! Gorgeous decoration Claire! Love the colours and the touches with the string - love it!!! xx

  14. So gorgeous Claire, love that vintage red and brown, works so well together, a real beautiful festive decoration. xx

  15. This is absolutely stunning Claire, love love love it. Hugs, Claire x

  16. This is wonderful Claire, fabulously folksy with wonderful details and colours.

  17. Wow, what a GORGEOUS hanging!!!!! Love this!
    Thanks for joining us in the challenge at DTC:)

    Sherrie K
    DTC-Guest Designer

  18. WOW! super gorgeous and perfect for any front door!!! Thank you for joining us over at Decorate to Celebrate!!!

  19. Vau, this is soo soo gorgeus; lovely ornament you made!
    Thank you for joining us at One Stop Craft Challenge, I hope you see the next week :-))
    Hugs, Andreja

  20. A fabulous creation, full of joy.

  21. Hi Claire, what a gorgeous Christmas decoration. I love the cute image and your colouring looks fab. I really like the vintage feel to it. Thanks for joining in with our "distressing" challenge at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  22. Love the colors you've used here, beautiful project!

  23. Claire this is absolutely gorgeous, so cute, & I love how you've added to the homespun feel with the raffia.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
    hugs Mandy xx

  24. This is gorgeous!! I love the beautiful design!! What a fabulous project!! Thanks so much for playing along at Decorate to Celebrate!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts
    Decorate to Celebrate DT

  25. Claire, this is sooooo beautiful!! WOW!! I really love what you've created -- Bet this will be treasured for a LONG time!! :)

    Thanks so much for decorating your celebrations at the Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog!

    Amy :) at
    and Decorate To Celebrate!

  26. gosh how beautiful is this thanks for sharing it with us at TPC hugs sassy xdt

  27. Absolutely adorable, Claire - I love what you've created here! Gorgeous hanging using fab die shapes, such a cute image, and the ribbon/raffia/button finishing is simply perfect!!
    Alison x


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