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Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Winter Postbox

Good morning folks, its never to early to make a start on Christmas cards lol. I've used a gorgeous image called 'Winter Postbox' from Delicious Doodles for this card.

I've coloured the image with derwent inktense pencils and added lots of glitter, although it doesn't show up in the pic. The background was made simply by stamping a Chocolate Baroque snowflake stamp on some white card. I've used red, white and black card to mat and layer and added some black seam binding, a red button (it is red honest, it just hasn't shown up in the pic) and some bakers twine to embellish the card.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Christmas at Sweet Stampin: Cold and frosty
Craft A Scene: Snowy Cottage Scene
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge: Recycle or use something free (the image was a prize)
Delicious Doodles: Winter theme

It looks a bit like the image on this card outside today as we've got a good covering of snow and its has frozen overnight so no doubt I'll be slipping and sliding on my way to the bus stop.
Have a lovely crafty day
Thanks for popping by
Claire xx


  1. I honestly thought you'd used a printed image there for a minute. Your colouring is fantastic.So vibrant for the post box and so realistic for the snow, tree and rest of the image. Fabulous card.
    Beryl xx

  2. That DD image is one of my favourites - love the way you've coloured it - super card - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge 108 - you could also enter this into my new CHNC challenge extra for January - I'd love to see it there too. X

  3. gorgeous vintage and so pretty, thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xx

  4. Fabulous card Claire and great colouring, your postbox really draws the eye.

    Thanks so much sharing with us at Craft a Scene challenge this month.

    B x

  5. This is stunning Claire. I love that image and your colouring is so beautiful with all that added sparkle.
    Take care in the snow
    Hugs Sue

  6. Beautiful card love the layout.~hugs Deanna

  7. I love this wintery scene, but have to say I'm a bit fed up of seeing it outside my window, lol. Hope your well Claire, it's been a while since I left a comment, but am trying to get more blogging in by using my lunch hours. I blame work for everything, lol.
    Hugs Tracy x

  8. stunning card Claire, your colouring is amazing
    Kim x

  9. A really lovely vibrant card, Claire. A perfect entry. Thank you for joining us at Craft A Scene this month. xx Maggie

  10. A beautiful scene and card Claire. The background red matting makes that postbox pop! Glad you are on the mend. Nicola x

  11. amazing colours! beautiful card and lay-out!!
    thank you for joining at craft a scene this month.

  12. It's never too early to start making Christmas cards it saves the last minute least that's the theory lol
    I love that image and your card is lovely
    Jackie x

  13. Your colouring is fantastic. Thank you for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' with your beautiful card.

    Pam x

  14. This is gorgeous Claire, I love the image and the way you've coloured it.

    Sue x

  15. This is outstanding. Just beautiful. And I have problems with photographing my cards where the colors aren't coming out right, so I understand about the red button. :) This is gorgeous and a beautiful card. Thanks so much for participating in the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge and hope to see you next month, too! --Gail

  16. Wow, Claire! Gorgeous colouring of this fabulous image. Thanks for joining us at Craft a scene this month!

  17. It is fabulous and bright. You coloring has made the image jump off the page. Thanks for joining us again at Craft a Scene. NancyD


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