Friday, 20 April 2012

Christmas Has Come Early!!! Polka Doodles Red & White Challenge

I can't believe it's time for another challenge over at Polka Doodles, where is this year going?? As it's stashbox stamp week and the theme is RED & WHITE, I thought I'd make a start on my Christmas cards! I know it's good to be organised, but it just feels so wrong to be thinking of Christmas in April, so I'm not sure that I'll be making any more Christmas cards any day soon!!! I've taken a few pictures in an attempt to capture all of the sparkle and shimmer, but I'm not sure that I've been overly sucessful :(

Anyway, here's this weeks card:

I cut and scored the card base and then used my Large Circle Nesties to create the aperture. The card base was then placed in a Tim Holtz Alterations Embossing folder and run through the Big Shot to create the embossed snowflake design. I then carefully added Stickles to the embossed snowflakes.

Whilst the Stickles on the base were drying, I coloured the LOTV image with Promarkers and PrismaColor Pencils before fussy cutting out. I then took another piece of card and stamped a scene using elements from the Pond Neighbours (PDZ0006) set from Polka Doodles. The dimensional snow effect has been created using a Snow Writer, which has then had Glamour Dust sprinkled over it whilst wet. This was put to one side to dry completely before adding Glossy Accents to the pond and again sprinkling with Glamour Dust. The scene was then mounted onto the rear of the card base before gluing the side flaps together.

The image was then attached to the card base using silicone glue. It has been decorated with Stickles and Fluffy Stuff. The snowflake has been die cut using Marianne Design set  LR0125. I've added some Stickles to the white flake and then pushed a jeweled brad through the centre of them both.

I hope that you'll join us this week and will look forward to seeing your creations.

Thanks for stopping by.

Claire xxx

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion - Punches/Dies
Lexi's Creations - Punches/Dies
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Paper Pretties - Embossing
Simon Says Stamp & Show - Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes - Anything Goes
Stamptacular Sunday - Freebie Week


  1. Stunning - how on earth did you cut that LOTV image out without murdering her lol - love the snow scene xx

  2. OOh, Christmas already? lol. Love that combination of red, white and glittery sparkle, absolutely perfect for Christmas. xx


    Ok - now I've got that out of my system :D This is a gorgeous card Claire, love all that white and sparkle.

    BTW - you might want to pop by mine at some point today. *wink, wink*

  4. This is just gorgeous,such a lovely image and fabulous

  5. Fabulous Claire! Love the all white background!

  6. Oooh Claire this is quite stunning!

    Such a beautiful crisp winter scene and the red really pops which is just perfect!

    YOu just dont think about it being xmas when you make them! Just try to to see them as another card to make and you'll soon have plenty ready for you know what!!

    Keryn x

  7. beautiful I love the starkness of the white with a hint of warmness with the red I feel very festive now xxx

  8. Hi. Such a pretty card and I love the snowflake. Beautiful design.
    Thank you for joining us at Lexi's Creations and good luck.
    Love Sandra xxx

  9. Wowza! This is GORGEOUS!!!!! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM! Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning! Good luck,
    Rene :D

  10. Oh wow gorgeous love the red against the white.
    Jenny x

  11. Your card is so lovely. It reminds me that winter will be here before we know it! :) Love your white background with the pop of red! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  12. Just gorgeous the image and the embossing looks so pretty too :o)

    hope you have a lovely weekend..big hugs Vicky xx

  13. i love the delicate snowflakes, fantastic card x

  14. I love the image and scenery! I love all the white, in combination with reds. Glitter makes the details stand out. The design is just wonderful!

  15. Gorgeous.Just love the sparkly scene through the window.Beautifully coloured image too.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  16. wow sussex gal that is way too early, but very nice, have brill time at Jo's this week wish I could be there, :(
    say hi to everyone xx EG

  17. Truly a gorgeous creation! Not only is the image beyond adorable, but I love the way it pops with that rich red color. Thanks so much for joining us at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!

  18. Hi Claire this is a beautiful card. I just love the embossed snow flakes and then the gorgeous red image. Thanks for sharing and good luck in all the challenges. I have became your newest follower and hope you will follow me too. Thanks for visiting my blog last week and leaving kind comments. Annie :)

  19. This is just gorgeous love the image and a fabulous

  20. This is gorjuss so clean!! Great image & using that circle die brillant.

    Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations

    Tracey DT

  21. Claire,
    I just ordered 2 CD's from Polka Doodles yesterday. I love these images. This is so cute and I love Christmas. Thanks for a great job. I follow Nikky's blog and love her DT. Visit me sometime on my small blog:

  22. Beautiful! Makes me wish for winter again.. love it's elegance. Saw you on MIM


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