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Friday, 1 April 2016

Cream and Sugar at Polkadoodles

Good morning my lovelies, it's inspiration week at Polkadoodles where our theme is 'Cream and Sugar'. As always there's a fabulous prize from Polkadoodles up for grabs and now as well as awarding Top 3 honours some of our talented entrants will be receive a brand new 'Feather in my Cap' pop on over to the challenge blog and find out all the details!

I've made a card using sugar and cream colours using some of the amazing Stamp Soup clear stamps, I'm having so much fun with these at the minute, I can't put them down. The stamps I've used are from Lavender Tea and Lemonade Fizz, stamped on cream card with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, lots of masking and then coloured with my Lyra Pencils.  I added a bit of a shadow around the blooms with grey pencisl. 

Once I'd created the flowers I masked them and splashed distress ink over the background and added a bit of frantage. Next came the  dragonflies that I'd stamped on vellum using more of the Stamp Soup clear stamps and embossed with a sparkly white EP.. Embossed some of the Stamp Soup fronds with gold EP and added the  vellum wings and some little pearls in the centres. 

The image has been layered up on kraft card and then over a background made by crumpling up some cream card and rubbing over with distress inkpads in Worn Lipstick and Tea Dye.

To finish off I've added lace, ribbon and faux pearls.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Artistic Inspirations: anything goes
Come and Get It: In the garden
CRAFT: create your own background paper
Lemon Shortbread: anything goes
The Ribbon Girls: Any image 

Thanks so much for popping by, hope to see you again soon
Claire xx


  1. It's a lovely colour palette Claire and as always a delightful card.

    B x

  2. Wowww, what a wonderful card. FANTASTIC!
    Hugs Carola

  3. Gorgeous Claire, love the addition of Frantage.

  4. Gosh, this one is so pretty and vintage in feel. I love the background again- really stunning

  5. This is a stunning card and those butterflies are just gorgeous!!
    Mia - Polkadoodles DT

  6. Such a beautiful card and so wonderfully coloured! Thank you for joining us at the Ribbon Girl, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
    Gina xx

  7. Beautiful card. Fabulous! TFS

  8. Stunning card, I love the butterflies and the colouring on the flowers is great - they look 3D too.
    Katrina xx

  9. Just lush and I love it.
    Jenny x

  10. This is stunning!
    Thank you for joining us at ATSM!
    The Leaf Studio

  11. What a lovely project, Claire! Thanks for joining us at ATSM.
    x Asha

  12. Fabulous project perfect for our Make Your Own Background challenge at Craft this week. Good luck and hope to see you next week.
    Aunty Sue DT

  13. Gorgeous. Love the warm colour scheme and bow. Thanks for playing at Lemon Shortbread and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member Lemon Shortbread xx


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