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Sunday, 13 November 2011

Christmas is coming ...

I've been getting all inky again!!! And playing!!

For this Christmas card, I used stormy skies, faded jeans and chipped sapphire DIs to created the night sky (using a punched circle to mask off the moon), and after drying, spritzed some pearl glimmer mists over it.  I stamped the Inkylicious silhouette town and santa out using versafine ink.

2 Sisters - Anything Goes
Allsorts - black, white + one
Totally Gorguss - Christmas traditions
 Top tip Tuesday - Anything Christmas Goes
Penny Black and more at Allsorts - All creatures great and small (reindeer!)

I used an Inkylicious tag and smeared it with iced spruce and evergreen bough DIs, before misting with dewdrop glimmer mist.  I debossed the tag using the CB large snowflake cut and emboss set and then covered the tag in rock candy crackle paint, scrapping off the excess so there was only paint in the debossed sections.  I added a snowflake  made the same way as the tag base, and added a snowflake cut using a Spellbinder's die.  Finally some ribbon.

Creative Craft - minimalist
Crafting for all seasons - texture
Fabulous Friday - embossing
Bows n Berries - create a tag


  1. The best Christmas card ever! Thanks so much for joining us for a challenge over at Frosted Designs.

  2. Hi Cathy - this is beautiful! It looks like you had great fun with the ink and created a gorgeous card whilst doing so! Love it!

    Thanks for joining in with us over at Top Tip Tuesday this week for our 'Anything Christmas' Challenge.
    Don't forget we love to see your Top Tips too – Just add (TIP) after your name when you link and you could be the lucky winner of our Top Tipper Prize!

    Carol x

  3. Cathy this is such a stunning card!

    Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday!  Don't forget you can enter up to 3 different projects per challenge, and if you share a tip on your blog add Tip after your name on Linky for a chance to win the Tippers prize! Hope to see you again next week!

    Leanne xx

  4. oh just love this,the scene you have created is just stunning,bless you for playing at creative craft challenge this week hugs cherylx

  5. Super card and tag Cathy and great inking.

    Thank you so much for joining in at Allsorts Challenge this week and good luck.

    Your card would also fit the theme at our sister challenge Penny Black and More

    B x

  6. Fun inky tag!! Thanks for playing with Bows and Berries!!

  7. Stunning creations Cathy, love the Christmas card with such a fab scene and brilliant techniques obviously used to achieve it!
    Thanks for entering my Black/White plus one challenge for Allsorts this week and good luck!
    Love Nicola xxx

  8. Lovely tag!
    Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
    Jani x

  9. Beautiful projects! I love the night/moon scene on your card and how you created the darkness! I hope you'll join us again at Frosted Designs!

  10. Simply beautiful, What a gorgeous Christams card.

    Thank you for joining us at Frosted Designs. I hope that you enjoyed the challenge


  11. A gorgeous card and a fantastic tag. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.
    Nikki x

  12. Great card those night time colours work well with the black and white...

    Thanks for playing in our Black and white plus one challenge at Allsorts...

    Emma xxx

  13. Beautiful blue C'mas card!

    Thank you so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More Challenge, good luck;-))m

  14. Wow this certainly is fabolous. I love how you've made the scene with the moon and the sky. Great job. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and I am truly sorry for being late commenting on your entry. Hope to see you back this week for a new challenge though;) Bettina xx

  15. Beautiful!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  16. Love the image and the distressing. Great card
    Maria x

  17. wow, what a fabulous background. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck!