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Sunday, 9 October 2011

Christmas Down Under

G'Day Mates!, as previously mentioned here's the Christmas card I made. I saw the images on Make It Crafty and I just had to have them. I also bought a lovely outback setting too which I have coloured but not put together yet (I promise to show it to you soon!). I used a really old piece of paper for the backing; it was from a papermania pack that came out about five years ago and has languished at the bottom of my paper pile ever since. I used a bit of Fired Brick Distress ink around the edges and then stamped some extra snowflakes onto it for a bit more depth.

The tinsel has Diamond Dust on it which I feel makes it look really good and gives the card some real dimension.

Today Jo and I went to the Sincerely Yours craft fayre at the Lincolnshire Showground. I spent way too much (no shocks there then!!) but managed to get some really cool bits. Best purchase of the day was the Steampunk Christmas stamps from Chocolate Baroque (love, love, love Glenda Waterworth, she's an absolute legend), can't wait to start using them and (hopefully) making some really amazing cards too. I also got some new paper stacks from Basic Grey, I have to make a card for the I Love ProMarkers challenge blog this week, so keep an eye open for that on wednesday.

Final purchase of any note was some FlexMarkers. I've had a little play already and I love the tips, really precise and the colours are so soft and opaque I already know where they are going to come in handy. I got set 1 and set 2 (£25 from Cloud Nine in Horncastle - Hiya Claire X) and will no doubt end up getting all of them, 'cause that's just the way I roll.

So hope you like the card (sorry about the dreadful pics but the sun was dead bright that day), have a great week and I'll catch you on the flip-side x

Entered into the I Did It Creations Challenge Blog - Anything Goes

Sentimental Sundays Challenge #76 - Anything Goes

CES Challenges Challenge #57 - Seeing Red

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge #99 - Sparkle and Shine!

Little Claire's Monthly Challenge #14 - Christmas

Secret Crafter Challenge #155 - Anything Goes As Long As It Sparkles


  1. OMGosh this is one super sparkly creation, I love the design and layout and fabulous colour theme too, its just perfect for our challenge

    Thank You so much for taking part at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 155 Anything Goes With Sparkle
    I hope you join us again next week,

    Have a lovely day,
    Good luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget :0) x.

  2. What a great card, I like this a lot, Gorgeous, thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT, hope to see you again, Gaynor :)

  3. Fantastic card Andy, such a fun, festive card and just perfick for our red challenge! Thanks for sharing with us at CES this week :) Donna ♥ x

  4. A great fun card. Really different. Lovely sparkle.

    Thank you for joining Little Claire blog challenge.

  5. Gorgeous sparkly creation and love the color choice, thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week.
    hugs Kate xx
    PS I have some new candy if you are interested:)

  6. This is a super fab card Andy, I love the image and fab colouring, thanks for joining us at CES this week, Karenx

  7. This is a great card. Thanks for joining the monthly Little Claire challenge. x

  8. What a gorgeous card. I love the image that you chose.
    Thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch At A Time for our, 'Anything Goes' challenge.
    Good Luck !!
    Hope to see you back next week :O)
    Choccy x

  9. Fab card Andy. Thanks for joining us at Little Claire's.

    Donna x

  10. Hi Andy with a y
    What a fab card. I love this Aussie Santa & your colouring is fantastic. Not sure I'll be decorating my tree like this, but it does look like a fun way to make Xmas decorations!! Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafters this week.
    Andie with an ie.

  11. This is fab! Thank you so much for joining us at Little Claire's x


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