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Saturday 16 February 2013

Spring is in the air at Chocolate Baroque

Hi  there, today's project features the lovely Spring Foliage stamps from Chocolate Baroque. My dresser was looking a little bare after the Christmas bunting was taken down so I decided to make some Spring bunting to brighten the place up.

The bunting pennants were from Chocolate Baroque, coloured with PanPastels, i used various colours from the tints range and blended with a sofft sponge, I used so many different colours I ended up covered in pastel colours as did Barney our puppy who loves to lie on my feet while I'm crafting lol.  I dusted my trusty cricut off to cut the letters out  and then stamped everything up. The images are all from Spring foliage, stamped with memento ink and coloured with promarkers

I coloured seam binding ribbon to match the buntig ad addded raffia, bows and then some little wooden buttons topped off with bakers twine bows. 
Here's a pic of the bunting in my dining room, I couldn't take a pic without my refletction in the glass lol.

I'm entering this project in the following challeges:
Creative Moments: buttons and bows
Hotshot crafts: Anything but a card
Really Reasonable Ribbon: spring colours and ribbon
Simon Says Stamp and Show: something messy 

Spring was definitely in the air here yesterday, we had blue sky and sunshine most of the day and I even managed to have an hour tidying up in the garden. The snowdrops and hellebores are flowering and there are lots of little green shoots popping through the ground. I even managed to get some washing dried on the line. I'm enjoying a long weekend off work so its bliss to have some good weather to go with it.
Thanks for popping by today, have a great Saturday
Claire xx


  1. This is splendid with all the elements you have used. I particularly like the way you have stamped the letters with the background pattern & sponged them in the same way but slightly different to provide variative distinction in them. The tactility is a wonder. Well done with the tricky photography.
    Paula (PEP)

  2. WOW!! This is so beautiful Claire. Such a lovely design with those gorgeous pastel colours and the way you have added the seam binding and raffia looks so pretty.
    I hope you have a good weekend
    Hugs Sue

  3. What a lovely bunting! I am inspired to make one myself. Thanks for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this week.

  4. Ooh I like this Claire - I'll have to buy those stamps. Which Cricut cartridge did you use please (I hope I have it already!) tfs.

  5. wow thats gorgeous!!! Hugs Juls

  6. This is just gorgeous, love the colours and the raffia is fab. Hugs, Claire x

  7. Your bunting is gorgeous Claire I love the soft pastel colours you have used along with the stamping

    Jackie x

  8. What a lovely touch of spring! Much needed here with the cold wind blowing! Love the ribbons and the pretty pastels! Beautiful design! Glad you joined us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

  9. Beautiful Spring banner! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.


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