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Sunday, 5 February 2012

Happy Birthday challenge at PanPastel UK Challenge

Hi there, well we've got our first snow of the year, I know its a pain but I can't help being a bit excited. Snow always brings out the big kid in me and of course the dogs love to play in the snow too so i'll be getting my luverly pink wellies on and taking a trip to the park this morning :-) Anyway down to business, its time for a new challenge over at PanPastel UK and this week we have a 'Happy Birthday' theme!  


For my DT card i've used a couple of fun images from Dilly Beans, coloured with promarkers and carefully cut out (you don't know how lucky the cheshire cat is to have hia tail in one piece Lol.

The background is of course created with PanPastels. I used a Sofft Knife with a round cover to create the sky, using Ultramarine Blue PanPastel and a mask I created by cutting a scalloped shape from a scrap of card. I used  a torn paper mask to create the hills, again with a Sofft Knife//round cover using Chromium Oxide Green. I added some grass using the edge of the Sofft knife. All done I thought but then decided it looks a bit plain so I stamped a fairy castle (from Debbi Moore) with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and using a Derwent Eraser Pencil I just rubbed the PanPastel out where I'd stamped the castle. I just love the fact than you can rub PPs out, it makes them so versatile and of course its much easier than masking. I coloured the castle with white PanPastel and blended in  a little black . The flags are coloured with Red Iron Oxide PanPastel and I also added a little more green at the base of the castle. 

To finish off I matted the scene on white card then blue card, attached the images with 3d foam pads and added a computer generated sentiment and a couple of scraps of blue ribbon.

Don't forget you don't have to use PanPastels to enter our challenge, but if you want to try them don't forget our generous sponsor Berni from Your Creativity Store will be sending our lucky winner a fabulous PanPastel Trial set !!



I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
365 Cards: inspired by a book (Alice in Wonderland of course lol)
Allsorts: free and easy February
Craft us Crazy: anything goes
Crazy 4 Challenges: Make  a  scene
Do you stack up? anything goes
Fab'n'Funky: use a digi
Simon Says Stamp: animal antics
Sparkles Forum Challenge: New Crafty Goodies (my Dilly Beans images) 

Thanks for popping by,  make sure you call in and see my teamies gorgeous projects. As always they have come up with some real stunners this week :-)
Claire xx

19 comments:

  1. Soooooo love this Claire! xxxx

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  2. Fabulous images Claire and a fun card with those great techniques.
    Have fun in the snow this morning and enjoy the rest of the day.
    luv {brenda} xox

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  3. A beautiful card!
    Hugs Nicolet

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  4. Hi Claire, lol...I think the Cheshire Cat knows exactly how lucky he is judging by that grin! He is too cute for words. The background that you have created from scratch looks brilliant!
    Take care and stay warm
    Dot x

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  5. Lovely card! Enjoy your walk in the snow with the dogs. Hugs x

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  6. This is fantastic, I love that cheshire cat
    Lindsay xx

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  7. Absolutley Gorgeous Claire
    Beryl x

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  8. Fabulous card and very cool. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

    -Wenche

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  9. This is a lovely card Claire

    jackie x

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  10. Love the sky & your fairy castle. Reminds me of Alice with the Cheshire Cat & had to chuckle over the tail - maybe it would have been a Manx then??
    Paula (PEP)

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  11. What a fabulous make Claire, it's got a totally magical feel to it.

    Thanks so much for joining in our Free and Easy February at Allsorts this week, good luck and hope to see you again.

    B x

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  12. Claire, this is such a fun and adorable birthday card! Love the colors and what great images! The grin on that cat really gave me a big smile! Happy Sunday!

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  13. Lovely adorable card claire, perfect for a girly birthday. xx

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  14. Fabulous card, such fun images...Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
    Wendy xx

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  15. Fabulous card!

    Thank you for joining us at SMC for our * New Crafty Goodies * Challenge.

    Hope you will join us again soon, good luck xx

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  16. Beautiful sky Claire, those pastels are fab! And your card is lovely, greetz Mirandax

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  17. So wonderful, thanks for the smile on my face.

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  18. Nice card!
    Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
    Jani x

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  19. This is gorgeous. I love your fabulous clouds. Thank you for joining us at Sparkles Challenges, I hope to see you there again soon.
    Tracey
    x

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