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Friday 6 January 2012

Hot stuff at Crafty Ann's

Hi there, well its time for a new challenge at Crafty Ann's, our first of the new year and Ann wants to see us thinking HOT so we can be inspired by hot colours or summery scenes etc. As always there is a fab prize from Crafty Ann's Digi Shop so I hope you're going to escape the horrible winter weather with us. For my DT card i've used one of Ann's gorgeous Venetian masks and a gorgeous bright paper from the Funky collection.

I've distressed the paper and added some gold embossing before matting it on some gold textured card. The main image is coloured with promarkers and glittered using gold glitter and a quickie glue pen. I've matted the image over scraps of mirri card that i embossed in my trusty cuttlebug before colouring with alcohol inks (raisin and cranberry). I've added a metal filigree corner to finish off and stamped and gold embossed the sentiment 'Celebrate'.

Sorry for the decidedly dodgy photo, its been so dark and grey here over the last couple of weeks. its dark when i go to work and dark when i come home, i'm starting to feel like an owl lol.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments: any sentiment plus use your scraps
Crafty Emma's Challenge: Party party party
Kaboodle doodles: celebrate
Truly Madly Crafty: anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown: Shiny New Year

Thanks for calling by today
Claire xx 


  1. Absolutely fab-u-lous Claire! It looks so sumptuous!
    Ann x

  2. Gorgeous card Claire, love the vibrant colours. Thanks for taking part in the CES Challenge

  3. Great card hun, love the mask & those papers are yummy!
    Hope your keeping well

    Thank you for sharing with us over at CES Challenges, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  4. So, so pretty!!! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Aud Sentiments!


  5. This is gorgeous Claire, love all the elements of it. Happy Birthday for today, hope you have a great time. Carol x
    PS Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments too. x

  6. Fabulous card, I love the rich colours. Now come on Claire, I know you can do the Postcard challenge, I am longing to read your story and see your postcards. Thanks for commenting on my plans. Caz

  7. A very different creation - amazing mask & I love your combination of colours & textures.
    Paula (PEP)

  8. How cool.... great hot colors, they rock.

  9. Incredible card, Claire! Love the hot red colors. So glad you entered this card at Tuesday Throwdown this week. Hope to see you again soon.
    NanaConnie TT DT

  10. Wow this is really hot Claire, love it. Thank you for playing at Aud Sentiments.

    Hugs Ali x

  11. fabulous!! Love the gorgeous vibrant colours!! Hugs Juls

  12. Very stiking, thank you for joining us on the Joanna Sheen Challenge & good luck. Jane (DT) x

  13. Beautiful card!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiment~~


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