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Wednesday 27 May 2015

Christmas Window from Chocolate Baroque

Good morning my lovelies, I'm absolutely loving this new stamp from Chocolate Baroque! It's called 'Dressmaker's Window' and its such a useful stamp. For this card I've teamed it with an old favourite stamp from Family Christmas.

I began by stamping the tree and rocking horse stamp with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, I masked the image using masking tissue before stamping the window. I coloured the images and a snowy scene behind the window with Derwent Pencils and added some snow to the sky with a white pen. For a little Christmas sparkle I used stickles to create the lights on the tree.

I used a Sofft Sponge and Ultramarine Blue PanPastel to create the striped 'wallpaper' in the background. Its really easy to do this if you use the square edged Sofft Bar (here) and run it down the edge of a ruler. Use the ruler to 'mask' the white stripes and in a couple of minutes your background is done. I used grey PanPastel to ground the tree and rocking horse.

I used silver mirri card distressed with a craft knife to mat and layer and to finish off I've added little pearls, ribbon, pompom trim and a tiny snowflake button topped with a twine bow. 

I'm entering this card in the following challenges;
Corrosive Challenges: anything goes
Country View Crafts: Simply Scenic
Jingle Belles: let it snow
Stampotique Designers Challenge SDC 194: something old something new

Thanks so much for popping by
Claire xx


  1. What a sweet little winter scene ... so glad you *let it snow* with us at Jingle Belles.

  2. c'est une très jolie création Claire, j'aime le charme de cette fenêtre et de ces jouets vintages, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52CCT, biz

  3. Pretty card. Love all the details and your great coloring skills. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

  4. Vintage scenes like this hold timeless appeal. You've done a super job here. Thanks so much for sharing your lovely card with us at 52CCT! :)

  5. Absolutely stunning! I love this Christmas scene, so pretty. And the ribbons add lovely texture too. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

  6. This is beautiful Claire, I love how you've used the PanPastels to create you background, and the stamp is a stunner.
    Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts, and have a great weekend. Sue xx

  7. oh my gosh what a beautiful and detailed card, i just want to look & look & see EVERY little perfect touch! thanks for joining our snowy fun at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥!


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