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Tuesday, 31 August 2010

A new challenge from the mermaids at Michelle Perkett Studios!

This week the challenge at Michelle Perkett Studio's is hosted by Jan's team and they have a fab challenge for you ... 'Hold on to Summer Fun'. Summer is nearly over here in the UK but I thought this image was perfect for a summery themed card. I don't often make baby cards but I just love this image from Michelle Perkett, Enchanted Slumber Fairy (you can find it in Michelle's store here)


The image is coloured with promarkers and has lots of sakura stardust highlights. I love making my own backgrounds and embellies and I had loads of fun making this card. The backgrounds are maded from assorted starburst stains sloshed onto copier paper and scrunched up. Once it was dry I gave at another spray with glimmer mist in pearl for a bit more bling!! The flowers and leaves are made with ribbon using techniques from the Crafty Ribbons blog with some sparkly brads in the centres. I used the bps i'd made, flowers and ribbon to decorate an easel card. I also stamped a new baby sentiment and embossed with pale pink EP - now I just need someone to have a baby so I can send it to them lol!!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Flutter by Wednesday: Open challenge with a butterfly angel or fairy
Lots to do : Angels and Fairies
Drunken Stampers: Favourite Summer Song (Hey Baby - my friend and I have sung this many a time when she's got the karaoke machine out after a bbq on a summer evening, so its doubly apt for the drunken stampers lol)
Cupcake craft challenge: Let's get digital
City Crafter: Let your Light Shine


Thanks for calling by, I hope you're going to try and join Jan and her mermaids at Michelle Perkett Studio this week
Claire xx

34 comments:

  1. very pretty..........thanks for joining us at the CCCB

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  2. Very pretty and cleverly done ... thanks for playing along at CCCB

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  3. What a gorgeous image and very different from usual baby images. You have done it proud.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

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  4. Love the shades of the colors, pretty! Thanks for sending the very 1st entry here for this week challenge at CCCB!

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  5. Truly LOVELY!! Thank you so much for playing along with CCCB!!

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  6. Hi Claire, I adore your background, this is fab. Annette x

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  7. a gorgeous girly card! Thanks for joining in our challenge this week over at One Stitch at a Time! Gemma :)

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  8. WOW!! beautiful card love your flowers they are stunning
    thanks for joining us at OSSAT this week hope you can join in next week too, pop over to the blog on Saturday 4th September we are having a sneak peak guess the theme game with prizes!!
    hugs
    laney

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  9. Gorgeous card lots of bling and magic here and quite right to with lovely faries. Thank you for sharing with us at LTD this week. xx Zoe

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  10. This is sooo pretty.. That image is beautiful. and I love the way you colored her..
    Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

    ~Linda

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  11. Gorgeous! Love the coloring and that background is beautiful!!!!!!
    Thanks for visiting my blog last week! I just got home from vacation and I'm returning the favors :)
    Maria

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  12. What a beautiful creation! Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this wk! Come back and see us on sat when we will be having a sneek peek competition of sundays theme, guess the theme and win a prize! Hugs Rebekah xx

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  13. Claire this is such a beautiful image and you've made her even more gorgeous! You can enter her in the MPS challenge this week!

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  14. Claire, What a stunning card you made! I love the coloring and the stardust!!!!
    I'm so proud that were in the same team!!!!
    Thanks girl! You rock!
    xxx

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  15. wow!!! this is just too beautiful for words! Hugs Juls

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  16. Hi Claire
    This is beautiful, you make fabulous background papers, love the ribbon flowers. TFS
    hugs Marilyn

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  17. Wow, this is awesome! Maybe you should make baby cards ALL the time!

    Thanks for dropping in at the Drunken Stampers craft pub!

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  18. a very pretty card Claire! Thanks for joining in with our challenge this week over at One Stich at a Time! hope you play again soon! Gemma x

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  19. Oh how beautiful , fit for a princess , I love it.

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  20. Oh, Claire this is just such a gorgeous creation with Enchanted Slumber! I love your hand made flowers, they are stunning!:)

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  21. This is beautiful Claire. You've made me want to get my Starburst Stains out now, I must use them more as they're so effective. i love that image too. Thanks for joining in with our Hold on to Summer Challenge at MPS.

    Julie x

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  22. Claire, your card is gorgeous!!! I love that you made your own DP

    Mari

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  23. This is gorgeous Claire! I love your ribbon flowers!
    Hugs, Tammy

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  24. Beautiful card Claire! Those flowers are beautiful.
    Shelley :)

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  25. Fabulous card love the colouring

    Thanks for sharing with the Lotstodo Challenge x Hilda

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  26. Beautiful card those ribbon flowers are gorgeous. Thanks for playing along at OSAAT this week. Pop over to OSAAT on Saturday for our sneak peak game there are prizes to be won!
    Carol Ann xx

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  27. Great card - I love the flowers!

    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Check the challenge blog on Saturday for our new “Sneak Peek” game with some prizes on offer.

    Crafty Creations by AJ
    Amanda

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  28. A gorgeous card, I love the image and your flowers. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

    Liza x

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  29. Very sweet! Thanks so much for playing along with the Drunken Stampers!

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  30. such a pretty card...love your ribbon blooms..

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  31. This is terrific Claire! Thanks for joining us this week at OSAAT! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!

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  32. This is incredible! Just gorgeous!

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