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Monday 9 December 2013

Snowy scene

Good morning folks, I think I blinked and missed the weekend as its Monday already. I'm not too grumpy though as its our staff party today so we get to down tools at lunchtime and relax with a nice buffet and some Christmas music. Anyway before the festivities, I just wanted to share a card made for a couple of challenges:

I love to make a card from just white card, its sooooooo satisfying isn't it? this card is made just from one sheet of white card and a chipped sapphire distress ink pad (and of course loads of Clarity Stamps). I saw this months challenge at Clarity was scene building and had decided to try and play along and when I spotted the challenge at Craft a Scene was to make a winter scene with an optional extra of making a tri-shutter card I had to have a go.

The folding lark was the most complicated, eeeeeeeek! I'm totally useless at measuring and folding lol. I began by creating the card base and then set to with my Clarity Stamps to create the wintery scene. the scene didn't look right extending in to the bottom of the card so I used a shaving brush and more Chipped Sapphire ink to create the blue border and added some snow with a white sharpie pen.

Here are a couple more pics:

I wasn't too sure about the tree at the top but they kind of look like dark hills in the background (hopefully lol)

I'm also entering this card in the following challenges:
Clarity Stamps: Scene building
Craft a Scene: winter scene plus optional trishutter card
Crafty Calendar: December Cold and Frosty
Fab'n'Funky: frosty
Jo's Scrap Shack: winter wonderland
Inky Impressions: winter/snow
Simon Says Stamp: make your own background
Stamplorations: christmas stamps and silhouettes

Have a good day and thanks so much for visiting today
Claire xx


  1. Do not believe that you could be useless at anything to do with crafting Claire. Brilliant winter scene so crisp, it reminds me of the 'Good King Wensalas' carol ... "when the snow lay round about, deep and crisp and even" ...

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

  2. This is stunning Claire, such a wonderful scene and it looks greart just using the one colour of ink too. Thanks for joining us at Craft A Scene this month.

    Sue x

  3. So very beautiful! I love how you stamped this. What a gorgeous scene. Hugs, Robin

  4. Well done Claire, I made my first tri-fold card for this challenge too! I love your trees in the background, they really work well! Fab card thank you for entering it into the Clarity Challenge ~ good luck! Xx

  5. OMG stunning stamping Claire. TFS Hugs xx

  6. It is gorgeous Clare! You did a great job on your scene and the tru-shutter card. Thank you for joining us this month at Craft a Scene. NancyD

  7. Lovely card Claire, stamping ois wonderful and the dark blue banner top and bottom work wonderfully. Thanks for entering the challenge and best of luck.

  8. Lovely card, great design and beautiful scene. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Fab'n'Funky.

    Pat xx

  9. Wow! This is amazing!! What a lovely scene you created!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  10. What a gorgeous wintry scene! Thanks for sharing how you created it and for joining the December challenge over at STAMPlorations!


  11. wow...this is amzing! great job to make a tri-shutter card scene.
    thank you for joining at craft a scene this month.

  12. Hi Claire. This is such a stunning Winter Scene. Love it. Monika

  13. Hi Claire
    Playing a bit of catch up. This new job is interfering with my blogging lol !
    This is absolutely stunning. A beautiful scene. If this was for a challenge, I should hope that you would win.
    Best wishes
    Ang x

  14. A very wintry scene. Good luck in the Clarity Challenge

  15. Fabulous winter scene Claire and I love the tri fold card (well worth the measuring!)
    Thanks for entering our Challenge and

  16. This is beautiful, you did a fabulous job of creating this.

  17. What a lovely scene you have built here. Thank you for entering our challenge.

  18. Saw you were a guest designer at Craft a Scene this month and came to take a look. You haven't posted about your lovely Messing about on the water card yet, but I've loved seeing this stunning tri-shutter card :)


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