Monday, 27 August 2012

Fantastic weekend!!

Hello friends! Well, I’ve had an absolutely fantastic weekend, most of it spent at Sir Stampalot! I was there on Saturday when Clare Rowlands of Molly Blooms stamps was there giving a demonstration of her new stamps. They are absolutely beautiful, and gave lots of inspiration and ideas. I was not able to attend the class yesterday, but by all accounts it was really good. I spent most of the day at Sir Stampalot again today, as there was a Christmas demonstration by Louis and Chris, two very talented ladies! I learnt lots from Lou, especially about colouring with my new Distress Markers, so hopefully my colouring endeavours will be a bit more palatable!
My card today is for my friend at work’s daughter who turns 21 on Wednesday. I spent about 5 hours on it but I am so pleased with the results, and really hope that she likes it too! I have made the roses from Tim Holtz Grunge Paper, which Chris showed me how to use the last time she did a demo at Sir Stampalot, and the technique is based on one by Sue Wilson on her blog. I had lots of fun, got very inky fingers, but it took me almost 2 hours to make five flowers!!
Sam 21st
The bow and key charm are attached to a tag which get pulled out:
Sam 21st(a)
Sam 21st(b)
The inside of the card has been given a little attention too, and I have embossed the butterfly onto the paper that I have lined the card with:
Sam 21st(c)
I have used the following:
Paper – Prima Botanical Collection
Distress inks – Frayed Burlap and Victorian Velvet
Nestabilities – Labels Four, Fleur de Lis Squares
Shapeabilities – Wings of Hope, Foliage
Spellbinders – Persian Accents, Rose Creations
XCut dies – Scalloped circles, Squares
Magnolia DooHickey – swirl
Roses – handmade with Rose Creations, Tim Holtz Grunge Paper and coloured with distress inks
Key charm – BoBunny Weekend Market
Stamp – Hobbycraft Floral Numbers
Ribbon, twine and button from stash
I would like to enter the following challenges please:
Love to Create – Challenge #30 Handmade flowers
Come and Get it Challenges – Show us your flowers -
Fashionable Stamping – Challenge #29 Anything Floral/Handmade flowers -
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge – Challenge #178 Roses and Ribbons -
Card Makin Mamas – A new challenge -
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge – Challenge #147 Ribbons and Bows -
Aud sentiments challenge blog – Numbers Up! Challenge 61 -
Well, very long post with lots of photos, thank you very much for looking!
Love and light
Claire xx

13 comments:

Janette said...

Such a beautiful card, stunning, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous creation. thanks for joining us at Love to Create. xxx

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Gorgeous and beautiful card Claire,beautiful colour's thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx

Meighan Wheller said...

Gorgeous card Claire. Love the butterfly! Wonderful detail and great flowers. Thanks for sharing with us at Come and Get It this week. Regards Meighan

Claire said...

wow what a beautiful card, the colours are stunning and I love the flowers, well worth all the time they took to make. Thanks for joining us at FSC this time
Claire xx

Shell~AK Stamper said...

Fabulous card, love the details!

Thanks for joining us for the "FLOWERS" Challenge at Come and Get It this week!

Shell~Alaska♥

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Gorgeous card!!! Thanks for participating in LOVE TO CREATE challenge!! Hope to see you again!
~DEANNE~

Jacki Randolph said...

Gorgeous creation!!! Thank you for sharing with us at our Handmade flower challenge at Love to Create Challenge blog!

Rita said...

What a stunning card. TFS. Hugs Rita xx

lynne said...

Hi
A stunning 21st card, so elegant.
Thank you for sharing with us at FSC.
wishes
Lynne

Sara said...

Wow! this is gorgeous, thanks for playing along with CMM!

sassy said...

wow stunning card been a blog hopping today and found you love your work so tagging along sassyxxxx

Stampalicious said...

this is stunning, love all your diecuts, thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday, hugs, martina