Sunday, 30 January 2011

Frosty Santa's Little Helper

Well good morning all,
I'm back!! still living in a world of chaos but I couldn't stay away any longer. So without further ado here is a little wintery design to get me started. I have decided this year to try and make at least some of my Christmas cards throughout the year (it will be a first!) so here goes.
I have used the gorgeous 'Santa's Little Helper' from Magnolia and coloured her in a sort of vintage frosty style with my Promarkers. Lots of layers of lovely coredinations card edged in pumice distress ink and teamed with the beautiful Ella Blue Dp's from GCD.

The snowflakes are Cuttlebug and the stunning metal brad is from Dovecraft. I recycled the ribbon from a pack of socks (how very green or tight of me, you choose). The dots are opal liquid pearls and stardust stickles. I am entering this in the following challenges:

Just Magnolia - Week 91 'Going Dotty'
Stamp Something - 'Winter Somethings'
Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 65 'As You Like It'
Allsorts - Week 88 'Saving Nature' (Recycled ribbon from pack of socks)
The Shabby Tea Room - Week 46 'Winter Wonderland'
Passion for Promarkers - Week 84 'Let it Shine'
Let's Ink It Up - Challenge 8 'Anthing Goes'

Artistic or Wonky! shot to give you some idea of the dimension hmmm!

ProMarker Colour Recipe:

Skin: Blush, Dusky Pink
Hair: Sandstone, Cinnamon
Hat and Dress: Pastel Blue
Apron: Ivory, Vanilla
Socks: Ivory, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Cocoa

I would also just like to say a huge thank you for all your kind words whilst I was going through my little crisis.


  1. woooohooooo!! clare is back!!! gorjuss card hun, love it! hugs Lou xxx

  2. Christmas cards already? Wow, you are sooooooo organised, love your card style, thanks for playing along at PFP.



  3. Hi Clare. Your card is beautiful. Tilda looks so cute, and the colours are beautiful.
    Thanks for joining us at PfP this week.
    Hugs :o)

  4. Georgeus card, I love the colors and beautiful embellishments. :)

    Have a nice sunday.
    Hugs, Anne.

  5. Wonderful, adorable card, love it.

  6. What a wonderful card Clare,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.x

  7. Hi Clare, what a gorgeous card. I love the sweet image and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining in with our 'let it shine' challenge over at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  8. Hi Clare, a very pretty card with a great shine to it! :) Thanks so much for joining us at PfP this week :)

    Hugs Ida

  9. Great minds think alike Clare! :D This is beautiful, a sweet Tilda, love the soft colours and a great layout! Oh love all the pearly bits too!
    Nice to see you back on the old bogging scene :)

  10. Your card is gorgeous Clare. Sorry to hear you've had a rough time of it!

  11. Great card - adorable image! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

  12. I prefer how very green of you =). Thank you so much for entering my recycling challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck!

  13. Nice to see you back Clare. And what a lovely card.

  14. SO sweet, thanks for joining us this week at the Shabby Tea Room! : )

  15. Simply adorable and sweet Tilda image ... thanks for joining us this week in the Tea Room :)

  16. Beautiful card Clare, really delicate and pretty. Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck
    Claire xx

  17. stunning card clare.the tilda is so pretty and i love your gorgeous colours and sparkle.
    thanks for joining us this week at PFP :D

    xx coops xx

  18. This is just beautiful dear. Thanks so much for joining us at Just Magnolia and Hanglar

  19. fabulous card Clare, beautiful and soft shades...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia & hAnglar challenge
    Mina xxx

  20. Love how you put this card together, its absolutely stunning!

  21. Wow!! This is really gorgeous!! I adore all of your snowflakes and brilliant layout!! So sweet!! Thanks for joining with us at Stamp Something this week!!HUGS

  22. Oh it is a verry pretty card!!
    Hugs Malin

  23. This is stunnng the colours are fabulous!

    Thanks for playing at Allsorts

    Emma xxx


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