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Thursday 19 May 2011

With a flourish at Rainbow Lady's Challenge

Hello, thanks for visiting :-) Todays offering is my DT card for Cynthia's challenge over at Rainbow Lady's Challenge Blog where the theme is 'With a Flourish'. Our challenge this week is sponsored by so don't miss out on the chance to win a fab prize!!

I've used a beautiful bp from Artylicious Butterfly Bliss cd, printed out in the turquoise option. I stamped the ornate corner stamps (from Chocolate Baroque New England Winter themeplate) and added a lilac gem to each one. I brayered a background with Big'n'Juicy hydrangea inkapad. The gorgeous stamps are from CaroLines Rubber stamps and are some of my favourites for brayered backgrounds, so many detailed silhouettes they are great to build up a scene. I die cut some flourishes using Marianne dies. The flowers are also made using Marianne dies, one of the ribbon flower ones  - I coloured tissue paper with the same inkpad and cut out 5 layers for each flower and scrunched them up lightly before adding a tiny black button  in the centres.

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
A Spoonfull of Sugar: anything goes
CD Sunday: Die cuts or Yeehaw 
Dream Valley Challenge: Dig out the old to use with the new (the corner stamps are new and the cd is one of my oldest,and a real favourite)
Fab'n'Funky: Make your own blooms
One Stitch at a Time: anything goes
Sentimental Sundays: Handmade flower plus sentiment
Truly Scrumptious: Anything goes

Thanks for calling by today
Claire xx


  1. This is gorerous Claire, love the colours and those fabulous flowers.
    Have a great day.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  2. Another beautiful card Claire - as always. I love the colour combination. Thank you for joining us at CD Sunday.

  3. Stunning! I love the colours and the flowers. Thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT thhis week. Good luck. Nikki DT

  4. Gorgeous Claire, beautiful colours and fab die cuts. Must try your tissue paper technique.
    Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday this week.
    Christine xx

  5. A beautiful card Claire - love those flowers. Thanks for joining us this week at CD Sunday. x

  6. Great card Claire, love the colour and of course that image is great.Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday this week.
    Jenny x
    CD Sunday DT

  7. Gorgeous card Claire thanks so much Love Cynthia x

  8. Beautiful card Claire
    Beryl x

  9. This is lovely Claire, those corners look fabulous. Thanks for sharing with us this week at CD Sunday.
    Jen x

  10. I love it Claire. Thanks for playing with us at OSAAT this week. Good Luck!
    Hugs Nataliya

  11. Such a gorgeous card Claire. Thanks for joining us this week at Truly Scrumptious Challenge. Hugs Michele x

  12. Great card I love it, thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week.

    Hugs Wenda

  13. beautiful card.. I love the colours and the image is gorgeous..Thanks for joining in with the 1st Emerald Faerie challenge..

  14. WOW this is amazing, I love the colours you have used, Hope all is well with you, Love Hazelxoxo

  15. HEY GIRLIE!! Wowzers, wonderful brayered background for sure! Super glorious layout! An inspiring creation! Thanks for showing off your birthday creation this week at the Corrosive Challenge. Corry GDT

  16. A beautiful card Claire - the colours are stunning. Love the ornate corners and the swirls - fabulous!

    Sylvia x

  17. Your card is gorgeous!

    Thank you for joining our Handmade Flowers challenge at Sentimental Sundays .


  18. Stunning card!!!! Thanks for playing with us at The Emerald Faeries Garden Challenge.

    Hugs Natalie xx


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