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Sunday 29 April 2012

Springtime challenge at PanPastel UK

Hi and Happy Sunday, my favourite day of the week :-) Its also a brand new challenge at PanPastel UK where our theme this week is 'Springtime'. You don't have to use PanPastels to enter but its great to see that more and more people are starting to use Pans :-)

For my card I've used lots of Diarylide and Hansa Yellow on my base card and then sprayed with Daffodil glimmer mists. Once the background was dry I added faux pearls around the edge with cosmic shimmer glue. I sprayed some crinoline fabric with glimmer mist and added a weathered clock die cut that I'd distressed with acrylic paint and distress ink.
I've used stamps from the Bluebird stamps from Artistic Outpost, I saw these stamps on Yvonne's blog a few weeks ago and had to have them, they are GORGEOUS!! I love to hear the birds sing, its one of my favourite things about this time of the year, yep even at 5am lol. Anyway I took a scrap of card and applied Diarylide yellow and Turquoise shade PanPastels. I used an eraser to remove the PanPastel from the flowers and brids and added colour with Coloursoft pencils.
I used Tattered florals and leaves for the flower, die cutting some waxed tissue paper and colouring again with Diarylide Yellow PanPastel. The centre is a little sparkly copper brad. To finish off i've added a big yellow satin bow and a couple of blingy pins from Crafty Boots.

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
Artistic Outpost:For the birds (April referral challenge)
Moving Along with the Times: Gardening or flowers
My Mum's Craft Shop: the great outdoors
Polkadoodles: shabby chic/vintage
Truly Madly Crafty : Handmade flowers

Don't forget our lucky winner will receive a fabby PanPastel Trial set from Berni, our lovely sponsor at Your Creativity Store:

I'm having a lazy day today with lots of crafting and big Sunday lunch ....bliss :-) 
hope you're having a good day and thanks for popping  by
Claire xx


  1. Absolutely gorgeous Claire. Love the colours and all those embellies. The flower is fab-u-lous.
    Have watched a couple of the videos from the links this morning while internet was playing nice. Watch rest as and when I can.
    Beryl xx

  2. A beautiful creation Claire and I love how you have layered up the textures and I agree the image is gorgeous. A very Spring like card - wouldn't it be nice if we had weather to reflect it?
    Happy Sunday.
    hugs {brenda] xox

  3. Love the vintage tones and layering, just beautiful Claire. x

  4. This is beautiful Claire, I adore your colouring and that flower is Superb, the image is too.
    Thanks for taking part in the MAWTT challenge
    Hugs Mau xx

  5. Beautiful card, thanks for joining our challenge at My Mums Craft Shop, hope to see you again soon, Gaynor DT xx

  6. Wow! Gorgeous Creation Claire ! I love the Vintage look and all your layers. Happy Sunday, Shirley x

  7. I love these colors~ beautiful job with your card and the vintage image is just too cute ! Thanks for joining in on the fun over at Polka Doodles

  8. Beautiful shaped card! Love the coloring of the Bluebirds, added blossom and bow! Thanks for playing along with us at Artistic Outpost1

  9. Beautifully created Claire. Love your color choices. Thanks for submitting to AO and best of luck on the prize draw. Hav a great week. Best, Yvonne

  10. Wow! this is stunning Claire. What a beautiful design! I love the sunshine colours and the beautiful birds with the music background. The flower and bow are gorgeous - so many wonderful details - it's a stunning card!
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and Good Luck in the Challenge!
    Hugs Sue xx

  11. Wow Claire this is absolutely stunning! Thanks for joining us at Crafts4Eternity this week.

  12. Fantastic card with wonderful elements.

  13. Such a gorgeous piece, love all the colours and the vintage feel.

    Hugs Shirley x x

  14. Super cute card! Love the vintage feel too! Thanks for sharing and playing at Moving Along With The Times.

  15. Gorgeous card Claire! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x


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