Monday, 8 October 2012

Christmas Postcard

I went to the Great Northern Papercraft Extravaganza on Saturday with my Mum and had a great day!!  I bought lots of goodies and amongst them was this gorgeous stamp from stampendous:

I used theva card from clarity and my brand new splodge mat to create the brayered background using stormy sky distress ink.  I flicked water over it to create a snowy sky type look.
I stamped the postcard stamp in versafine onto the background and another piece of white card.
I cut around the holly and oval that was stamped on the white card and coloured it using stormy sky distress marker and water mixed on my splodge mat, the holly was coloured using distress markers also in crushed olive and peeled paint.
I mounted the cut out image using foam pads and added perfect pearls and glamour dust.
To finish I added the little red gems to the centres of the holly leaves.
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Sunday Stamper - Week 226 - this week Hels has chosen snow/snowflakes as her theme, all the details can be found here
SplodgeAway First Monthly Challenge - the theme for the first monthly challenge is sparkle/gems, hopefully you can see all the sparkly snow in my photos!  If not I can assure you it is there!  All the challenge details can be found over on the SplodgeAway blog here
Thanks for stopping by!
Claire x


  1. STUNNING card... absolutely beautiful...
    love the little dots of silver.. perfection... thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  2. Thank you for entering the SplodgeAway Challenge with this right little beauty, Claire.
    So pretty and just lovely .
    Eileen x

  3. What a fantastic card Claire, I love your layout, and that stamp is gorgeous. Hugs Rita xx

  4. Oh wow Claire, this is gorgeous, i love the stamp, wish i had seen it whilst i was there, I can indeed see all the sparkle, thanks for joining in with the splodgeAway challenge
    karen x

  5. This is beautiful Claire. Love the image. . . . .perfect to use all that fab glitter on! Hope u had fun with your new splodgeaway mat. Thanx for joining us in our first challenge and good luck. Hugz x x x

  6. Lovely card Claire its gorgeous well done xxxxx and glad you got a splodgeaway mat. Thanks for joining in our challenge

  7. What a beautiful card for the first entry into the first Splodgeaway challenge. If you havent been crafting long Claire and have produced this card then uour future cards will be masterpieces. Thank you for entering the challenge.x

  8. Hi Clare, I wish I had seen this stamp at the Great Northern Extraveganza, its gorgeous and what you have produced with it is gorgeous too. Thank you for entering our first SplodgeAway Giveaway, its really exciting to see the entries. Sam

  9. Beautiful card Claire, thank you for sharing it with us at the Splodge Away Challenge.
    Shell xx

  10. Thanks for joining in the SplodgeAway Challenge - this is a beautiful card.

    Annette xx

  11. Wow! What a fabulous stamp! And, what a fabulous card, of course! EmmiLu

  12. Just stumbled across this card on 'google' & thought how beautiful it was. Love the vintage feel & those pretty pearls. Sx

  13. I wish I was on your christmas card list xx