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Friday, 23 July 2010

A burst of summer colour...

I love this stamp and used a little artistic license to colour the flowers so they look summery instead of spring flowers.

The image is coloured with promarkers and edged with green versamagic ink. I've used My Mind's Eye papers that were a freebie with this months Cardmaking and papercraft mag. The bow is recycled from a box of chocolates. Iv'e added some paper flowers and a beaded flowers. The beaded flower is made from size 11 seed beads using netting stitch with a beaded wire stem and a brooch pin on the back. Its a little pressie for my friend so Ive just pinned it to the card. I haven't added a sentiment yet as I've got the perfect stamp somewhere. it says 'Bouquets of Birthday wishes' and I thought it would be lovely with this image but can I find it? The craftroom gremlins have been at it again lol.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Penny Black at Allsorts: A burst of summer colour
Allsorts Challenge: Summer days
One stop Craft challenge: blue, green pink and a hint of red + flowers and bling
Paper Sundaes: Make your own flowers
Fab'n'Funky: Reuse or recycle (my choccy box bow)

Thanks for looking, the weekend starts here lol. I've had a really busy weekend at work so I'm looking forward to hiding in my craftroom for most of the weekend. Hope you have a good one
Claire xx


  1. A gorgeous card Claire, great image and lovely backing

  2. Gorgeous card - love how you have coloured the flowers.
    Thanks for joining us at both Allsorts and Penny Black at Allsorts this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  3. Fabulous card n pressie Claire! :D XXX

  4. A gorgeous image and lovely card Claire.

  5. Lovely card and a beautiful beaded brooch. You are very clever with your beads. Your friend will love it.

    Janet xx

  6. love the image, very cute

    thanks for joining in with the Allsorts fun this week


    Amanda xx

  7. Gorgeous Claire, beautiful image and colour work. Thanks for the reminder re MME Free Papers, now where did I put mine!!!
    Christine xxx

  8. Gorgeous card Claire, love the flowers in summer colours and the papers are FAB!

    If you get a minute can you pop over to my blog and have a gander at my brayering disaster please?? As queen of brayering I would really appreciate your expert opinion hehe.... but don't laugh as I still have my "L" plates on haha

    Sarah x

  9. REALLY pretty...Love those summer flowers and the cute image!!

  10. Fabulous colouring, LOVE your image & homemade flower! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week :)

  11. What a sweet card, love the happy feel to it! And the bead flower! So glad you played along with us this week at Paper Sundaes :-)

  12. Beautiful card I so love that image also the ribbon and flower thank you so much for sharing this with us at OSCC

    Lorraine x

  13. you've done wonders with the flowers! Thank you so much for entering the Penny Black at Allsorts July challenge, good luck.

  14. Adorable card! Love your coloring!


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