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Sunday 17 November 2013

Shabby Chic Christmas at Fashionable Stamping Challenges

Hellooooo, hope you're having a good weekend. The last two weeks have whizzed by in the blink of an eye again and its time for a new challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and this time our theme is Shabby Chic Christmas, there's a fab prize from our generous sponsor Flonzcraft so ink up those stamps and join us. Apols for the very dodgy pics, my card is actually pale green and white so you'll have to use your imagination lol.

The focal image is of course a stamp by Flonzcraft, stamped on kraft card with versamark and embossed with Shabby White EP. I made a frame with spellbinders dies and gave it a coat of gesso and then added some flitter glu and gin and tonic gilding flakes

The background started life as a gorgeous backing paper from the Chocolate Baroque cd set Seasons Greetings, given the gesso treatment and overstamped with CB stamps and gilding flakes - i got a bit carried away at this point and nearly obliterated the paper lol. I've added some gorgeous lace from the Ribbon girl, some pretty holly leaf edged ribbon and white seambinding. Next came lots of snowflakes cut with an assortment of Marianne dies, some Memory Box Holly Vine die cuts and some little pearls and gems

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Bunny Zoe's: shabby chic/vintage
Crafty Catz: anything but a square
Crafty Hands: vintage
Creative Corner: let it snow
Fab'n'Funky: anything goes
Papertake Weekly: snow and ice
Shopping our Stash: use something already on your desk 
(mine is flitteglu which is always on my workdesk)
Stempelsonnen: Its snowing
Lots of snowy challenges there, we're forecast to have some snow this week, how exciting!! I just love snow :-)
thanks so much for visting, hope to see you again soon
Claire xx


  1. Oh Claire! Your card is just a dream! Stunning!

  2. Very pretty card, Claire! I love how you framed the image with all the pretty snowflakes! The added lace and bow finish it off so lovely! Hugs!

  3. Hi Claire. Wow! The detail on the frame and the subtle layers on top are blended so beautifully and set the Flonz stamp off to perfection. I think the colours look brilliant just as they are!
    Dot x

  4. You are so right about the last two weeks going by Claire, where did it go.

    The image stamped onto craft card looks amazing and I am using my imagination with the colours lol. Beautiful x x

    Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

  5. Beautiful card, love all the details and layers.

  6. It's gorgeous Claire. Love all that bling. Bet it's fab IRL.
    Beryl xx

  7. HI Claire - goodness what a lot of beautiful shabby chicness ! Love all those layers of beautiful shimmery embellishments..gorgeous !! Esther xx

  8. This is fabulous, love the shimmery colours and all those gorgeous embellishments.
    Avril xx

  9. Hi Claire
    Looks fab in the lilac and silver Im getting but Im sure it looks equally as lovely in its true colours.
    Ang x

  10. beautiful card thanks so much for joining us at Bunnyzoes this month
    hugs sara x x

  11. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Diva's

  12. That's beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in our CHARISMA CARDZ challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  13. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Craftyhands Challenge Blog.

    Moira DT xx

  14. What a lovely card, so beautifully decorated. Great addition to our Divas gallery this week, Jx

  15. I had to giggle at obliterating the paper - been there, done that! Sparkle is addictive! I love this, sparkle & all - so many fab details! Thanks for sharing it with us at Shopping our Stash this week :)

  16. Wonderful creation, looks fantastic.....yep we had a little bit of snow today in the northeast of England,.... thanks for joining in with our Anything but square challenge at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

  17. Very beautiful design! Thanks for sharing this with us here at Shopping our Stash!

  18. Really beautiful! Thanks for sharing it this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x

  19. Gorgeous card the shape and design is fab!

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz :)

    Hugs Mandy xxx

  20. this is so pretty! thanks for playing along with the craftyhands challenge


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