Friday, 16 October 2009

Christmas Sledging

Good morning everyone,

I finally decided to add a background and a header to my blog. The photo in the header is the view from my craft room, taken earlier this week.

(click on image to see the sparkle!)

I'm doing so well with my Christmas cards this year, thanks to so many Christmassy challenges. This week there is another at Stampavie and More and I've used the sketch from Our Creative Corner to help me along. It's been ages since I followed a sketch (because my laptop is not in my craftroom and my scribbled sketches leave a lot to be desired) but I really should follow more as they are so much fun.

Here's what I used to make this card:-

Stamps: Image and sentiment are from a freebie set that came with Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine
Coluring Medium: Promarkers and Copic Ciaos
Cardstock: SU from "Neutrals" pack
Designer Paper: Die Cuts with a View "Value Christmas Stack"
Tools: Nestabilities Large Scallop Rectangle and Large Rectangle, SU Scallop Oval Punch and Large Oval Punch, MM Paper Trimmer and Sco-Pal
Other: Glamour Dust, Quickie Glue Pen, Collall glue, Pinflair Glue, Anita's Tacky glue

Thank you for coming to visit my blog today, I appreciate you taking the time.

Hugs, Clare xx


Saskia said...

Lovely card! The image is so cute and the colouts are great!!

Saskia :)

debby4000 said...

Oh this is adorable and love the colours.

Dragonlady said...

Hi Clare

Lovely card and great take on the sketch. Just entered the Cuddly Buddly thing too. Thanks

Hugs ali x

Danielle said...

Very cute card Clare! The colours are fab and I love the image! Loving your new header by the way -a really lovely picture!
Hugs, Danielle

Emma said...

This is so lovely Clare, what a lovely change to use these colours for Christmas - looks great.

Love the new look to your blog too :D

Have a great weekend :D

Emma x

Debbie said...

Such a sweet card Clare and the image is adorable! Debbie x

brenda said...

The blog looks great Clare, the Autmn trees are beautiful this year aren't they.

Great card as well, like the bold colours.

B x

Kim Piggott said...

Oh this is fabulous!
Such an adorable image!
Love your new header beautiful trees!
kim x

Ivi said...

Oh, what a lovely image...cute!

Thanks for joining us at stampavie and more.

Hugs Ivi

CraftyC said...

Love the new background Clare. Wont be long before you can change it to summer LOL. Fab card and I like the image, very sweet!

Jeanette said...

Adorable card Clare! The image is so sweet. THe new banner is gorgeous!
Hugs Jeanette

Kat said...

Great colours and cute image. Love it. Love the view from your craft room. Thank you so much for your lovely encouraging comments on my blog recently especially about my nerves about the Totally Gorjuss DT first challenge. All my favourite bloggers have been so kind and encouraging.

Kat xx

lisa said...

Love the photo Clare. The trees are looking stunning at the moment aren't they.
Your card is great. You're so good having all these cards made already. The stripy BP on this one is lovely.
Have a great weekend.


Mrs B said...

great card! I love the image and the colors you chose!
Thanks for joining us at the OCC this week!

Liz, said...

Hi Clare, love the blog makeover. This latest card is adorable, very cute image.

Liz x

Lori said...

This is a wonderful Christmas card - love that sweet image and your coloring! Thanks so much for playing the OCC sketch challenge!

itsabrt said...

What a fun Christmas card I love the friendship feel of this creation! Beth aka BR-T

craftimamma said...

This is a lovely fun Xmas card Clare. Really sweet image and lovely colours.

Love your new blog background and your craft room view is lovely. Gorgeous colours on those trees.

Lesley Xx

the funkie junkie said...

Isn't this darling? Love the bright colors and the image is just so sweet and beautifully colored. So happy you could play along with us this week at the OCC. Hope to see you back again with us next week!

Chrissie said...

Super card Clare and that view you have from your craft room is stunning. It's a wonder you get anything done. I like the new look of your blog!
Have a great weekend!
Chrissie x

Violets Corner said...

Love the new look of your blog! You have a fab view from your craft room, autumn colours are so beautiful.

Wonderful card, love the way the bold colours pop out.

Enjoy your weekend,


Anne H. said...

Such a lovely Christmas-card!
An adorable image and so beautiful colors!
Thanks for joining us this week at Stampavie and More.
Anne -:)

April Rose said...

I love that cute image--I bought the same magazine in a bookstore last week, just to get the free stamps! I love your bright colors--cute Christmas card!

Donna said...

Love this card Clare, the DP are brilliant and such a comical image too, love it! :) Donna x

Sam said...

Lovely card, cute image, love the colourful papers.
Sam x

Alex said...

Love the card Clare, so bright and colourful.

Alex x

Larissa said...

Such a cute card! That stamp is so cute! Love the layout of your card!