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Sunday, 27 June 2010

Cowgirl's Sunday Stamp'en Challenge 5

Wow what a lot of fab entries we had for last weeks challenge, so many wonderful cards it was difficult to get round them all. Thanks to everyone who took part in the blog hop too and congratulations to all the lucky winnners.
Its an exciting time over at  Cowgirl's Sunday Stamp'en Challenge as we are going to be having a challenge every week from now on and there are some really fun challenges coming up!!
 This weeks challenge is a photo inspiration challenge and here's my card

Here's the pic to inspire you:

Isn't it a gorgeous quilt? You don't have to make a quilt though lol so don't worry - you can be inspired by the colours, by the quilted effect etc. I've used an 8x8 base card and made a quilted effect background using stamps from Elusive Images stamped and embossed onto white card with lilac, pink and pastel green EPs. After my last attempt at stitching on card which took FOREVER I've used faux stitching around the quilting.
The swirly, flourishy frame is cut on my cricut using the Home Accents card and inked with some Eggplant versamagic ink.

The main image is CJ's gorgeous fairy with attitude, she's called Tiare and you can find her here. Tiare is coloured with promarkers and I've used some Diamond stickles on her wings. I've cut her out and layered her over the frame with some 3d foam pads. Next I wanted something for her to glare at lol and I found the gorgeous little mouse image at Digital 2 4 Tuesday. He's coloured with promarkers and again cut out. I used  his cotton reel as a seperate embellishment and wrapped some thread around the reel and then around the mouse to look like he'd got in a tangle. I then attached the mouse, reel and thread with some silicone glue.

To finish off I added some lilac flower gems, some fb pearls and some little buttons in the corners.
Tiare and the naughty mouse are also being entered in the following challenges:
Sunday Stamper: Pearl's a Singer (use pearls on your work)
Simon Says: Friends
City Crafter: Pink Purple and pearls
Creative Cottage: Pearls and Swirls
ABC Challenge: X is for Xtra Dimension
Cooking it up with Katie: The recipe this week is 1. make or alter an embellie (my little cotton reel), add some sparkle (stickles on Tiare's wings), and use a diecut (my swirly frame)

Thanks for calling in, I hope you are inspired to enter this weeks challenge, I'm looking forward to seeing your gorgeous cards.
Claire xx


  1. Love the LO of this card Claire, thanks for joining in with teh Sunday Stamper :O)) x

  2. Clarie,
    This is fabulous!
    I love your take on the photo, such soft colors but we a fun edge to them.
    Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie :)

  3. Wonderful card Claire, ithought the stitching was real hahaha!
    Love as always gina x x x

  4. So sweet and lovely!! thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

  5. Very cute Claire. Love the colours.


  6. cute card, thanks for joining us at the CCCB

  7. Hi Claire
    Fab the layout on this and also the way you gave Tiare something to glare at...
    FANTASTIC idea and card!!!
    Hugs Alison.

  8. Very cute, love that image! Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  9. this is awesome i love the frame and the way you put the papers togetther very clever card xx

  10. Gorgeous - I can really see the inspiration {quilt} in your card. Some of my fav colours are in there.
    I am lovin your card esp that cute little mouse x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xx

  11. fabulous card, love the scene you have created and your take on the photo is truly exceptional.Thanks for joining in this week challenge at abc and please come back next time when y is for.....
    hugs Clare x

  12. Gorgeous card Claire! Love what you've done with CJ's image! Hugs, Ang x

  13. OOO LALA! This is sooooooooo YUM! I love the colrs and what you did with her! SHe is colored to perfectly and that mouse is tooo cute! Great patch work. Looks like it came straight from the quilt! Love be'n on the Posse with you!
    Rach ~ QLR

  14. was so clever of you to make it look like she's looking at that little mouse! Love it! Hugs, Val

  15. Wowsa... I so love this card. How great that you used and other template of a quilt. Really creative job.

  16. So cute. Thanks for playing.

  17. Forgot to add thanks for joining us at the creative cottage challenge blog x
    ((Hugs)) Suzie xx

  18. Beautiful card. I love your colors, and especially the frame. You did a great job.


    Debra (dj1952)

  19. I love the disgruntled fairy image!!! haha definitely made me giggle :) Also, the diamond quilted background looks really awesome - GREAT idea to use a quilt for inspiration!!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


  20. What a pretty card!! I love your swirls and pearls!!
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Creative Cottage this week!!
    Love Becky xx

  21. HI,
    thats a lovely Card.
    Thanks for joining us at SimonSaysStamp this week.

  22. Gorgeous card Claire! x

  23. Love the images - Thanks for Cooking it up with Katie!


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