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Sunday, 24 February 2013

Happy Birthday at PanPastel UK

Good morning folks, and a warm welcome to my new followers, its lovely to 'meet' you. Winter is back with a bang here,I think the weather was teasing us with the sunshine last weekend as its starting to snow again this morning. As its Sunday morning, we've got a new challenge over at PanPastel UK and this week our challenge theme is a nice easy one for you, "Happy Birthday" so we want to see your birthday projects. This was perfect timing for me as yesterday was my son's birthday, he's 23 now and my word doesn't that make me feel like an old lady lol.

I had a lovely play making this card, I started off with a Paynes Grey and Neutral Grey PanPastels which I overstamped with a cog stamp from Chocolate Baroque using Flitter Glu and then added gilding flakes. The next layer was created using silver mirri card, I used a Crafters Workshop Template and used Maimeri Glossy Gel. Rather than leave the gel plain (which gives a fabby clear resist) I added silver mica powder and gave it a good mix before applying it through the mask. Here's another pic to try and show the effect, isn't silver a  pain to photograph

To finish off I've added a diecut shield and instead of using a Happy Birthday sentiment I stamped 23 and popped that in the centre of the die cut shield. I added some silver ribbon, black and red twine and a squashed bottle cap.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Craft room Challenge: something for a man
Crafty Catz: dies and punches
Ooh La La: sparkle and shine
QKR Stampede: Birthday with a number
Songbird Challenge: Sixteen going on seventeen

As always our lucky winner will receive a fabby PanPastel starter set courtesy of the lovely Berni from Your Creativity Store!
Well this little old lady is going to battle through a mountain of ironing before sneaking off to my craft room. Thanks for popping by, hope you're having a good Sunday
Claire xx


  1. Such a fabulous design Claire, love the layout and images.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

  2. Fabulous card Claire, I'm sure your son loved it ! The background looks fantastic ! Sue C x

  3. Beautiful card Claire that I am sure will be treasured. I love the backgrounds you have created, particularly on the Miri card. Thanks for sharing and Happy Birthday to Pan Pastel

    Annie x

  4. WOW!! This is wonderful Claire. The colours and textures look amazing.
    Hugs Sue

  5. Take care old girl. Don't knock yourself out with all that ironing.How do think I feel? My YOUNGEST is 42 to day. Eeek!
    I bet your son was well impressed with his card.It's brill. Love the Flitter glue over the Pan Pastel layer especially.
    Beryl xx

  6. What a work of art, fab textures and colours. Thanks for joining us at Songbird and good luck.
    Hugs Sue W.

  7. This is a stunning creation. Thanks so much for joining us at Craft Room Challenge and good luck with the draw. Julia xxx

  8. hi Claire!
    wow this is stunning card for your son!

    Thank you for sharing your creation at Craft-Room Challenge, good luck and welcome again;-))m

  9. Gorgeous card! Looks like a piece of art! Thank you for joining QKR's Challenge this week.
    Ruza ~ QKR DT

  10. great card!
    Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
    Jani x


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