Sunday, 2 December 2012

Xmas is on it's way ............hehe hoho!

This is year is drawing to a close and for the first time for many years, since I've been making cards, and thanks to the Design Teams that I am part of - I think I am actually making headway with my own stash of christmas cards - YAY !!!!!
It's UMA's sketch challenge #135 this sunday morning, and I have used again one of my new Tim Holtz xmas stamps and My Minds Eye christmas paper pad, that has been my trusted friend these last couple of christmas's. I have distressed the outside edges of the design paper with Tim Holtz little distressing tool, then dressed them with distress stickles (old paper).
I was really pleased, I used slightly alternative christmas colours.........and I added the ribbon in such a cack handed way it's unbelievable LOL!!!!  but it turned out OK, didn't it ?!?!?
I have subtly coloured this snowman with promarkers, and my new favourite colour for a cold icy feel is tea green.

Uma's sketch #135

Hope yo see you along over at the challenge this week.

I'd like to enter
Passion for Promarkers - Week 177 Distressing MADE TOP 3
Crafty Bloggers Network - #6 Anything Goes
One Stop Craft Challenge - Challenge 207 Christmas for the Boys
Sugar Creek Hollow - #40 Distressing
DCC & Friends Challenge - #5 Christmas
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Winter
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes

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  1. Beautiful card I love the snowman and the layout is fabulous. Caroline xxx

  2. Claire this is fabulous, i love the layout and the backing papers.

    Mum xx

  3. This is lovely...shabby chic at Christmas! Fab.

  4. Those papers are to die for love everything about this xxx

  5. Oh Claire I am loving this card! The snowman is fabulous. I have to agree making Christmas cards all year through does make it easier come December.

    Linda xxx

  6. Beautiful card, I love those stamps, you have made the snowman awesome :D xx

  7. gorgeous card, lovely muted colours

  8. Claire, your card is lovely.

    Thanks for joining us in our Christmas for males at One Stop Craft Challenge.


  9. What an interesting image, I'm likin' it! Love the papers you've used and that little snowflake is the perfect finishing touch!!

    Thanks for joining us over at Passion for ProMarkers for our 'Distressing' challenge. Good luck.

    xo, Lou Mac.

  10. Great card, I love the image and the way that you have coloured it! Thank-you for entering the DCC & Friends Christmas Challenge, Denyse x

  11. Fabulous card! LOVE the snowman image and gorgeous colors! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

  12. What a fun card and a great image. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow. Renee


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