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Sunday 4 July 2010

Cowgirls Sunday Stampen Challenge - Scallops and Embellies

Its been a very exciting couple of weeks over at Cowgirl's Sunday Stampen Challenge as we've got some new members of the Cowgirl Up Posse and we're now having a weekly challenge. The DT is now in 2 groups and its Rach's posse who are taking this weeks challenge so you won't see my card on the challenge blog this time as I'm in Marions team and our first challenge will be next Sunday. We still get to make a card for the challenge if we want  though and here's  my card for this weeks theme which is 'Scallops and Embellies'

I've used CJ's gorgeous image Maddie, isn't she cute? You can find her here. I just love her little face, she reminds me of my friends little girl who  loved to be out playing and looked just like little Maddie when she was told it was time to come in for a bath lol. Maddie is coloured with promarkers and the edges dusted with vintage photo DI. I have to confess I tried to create a lovely sea/beach background but had a total disaster when my post it mask let the ink through and ruined the image!! Grrrrrrrrrr. I have some Eclipse masking tape somewhere, I think I  need to find it in my messy craft room before I try that one again!!

I've used DPs from a scrapbook kit from Dena's Closet (I think), and distressed the edges. The sentiment has an acetate overlay attached with little eyelet and some velvet ribbon from the same kit..

I've got to admit I struggled a bit with the scallops - i haven't got any of these lovely border punches but fortunately the kit had a scalloped flowery border which I mounted on a layer of pink lace and another layer of wider scalloped lace (coloured with antique linen DI). I also used a scalloped doily sprayed with Vintage pink Glimmer mist. The flowers are made from some handmade paper coloured with vintage pink GM, cut in circles and scrunched up before being layed up. The centres of the flowers are gorgeous sparkly vintage buttons from my stash but they dont show up too well in the photo.

I hope you get chance to join in at Cowgirls Sunday Stampen Challenge, there is a fab prize sponsored by Crafty Ribbons!

I wish I could enter lol, the ribbons look gorgeous!
I am entering this card in the following challenges  though:
A Pocket Full of Posies: One for the Girls
Delightful Sketches: Its all about Summer
By the Cute and Girly: Warm Summer Days

Thanks for calling by, I'm back to work tomorrow after a week off so I'm a bit of a grump today but time is  whizzing by (I must be getting old lol) so hopefully it wont seem long til weeked lol
Claire xx


  1. this card is so pretty and love the flowers xx

  2. Gorgeous work, I love all the pretty colours. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

    Liza x

  3. Hi Claire,

    lovely card and great layout, thanks forjoining us at pollycraft

  4. Claire, you really got it right with Maddie... I can hear her saying no no no I'm not going in the bath.. I've been in the sea already... I'm clean...
    I had a little rascal myself at that age... LOL
    And then the story of the masking... I'm sorry that happened... I think I have the same mess over here at the dinner table. I clean it every morning but somebody messes it up every day.
    Great card you made. So into the challenge. Glad you're in the team.

  5. This is just gorgeous Claire so

  6. Beautiful card Claire, love that little tummy haha! XXX

  7. Hi Claire
    This is so gorgeous!!!!
    I love Maddie she is so cute...fab card
    Hugs Alison.

  8. Hi Claire,
    This is really cute! Hugs, Val

  9. Fantastic card and a great take on this week's sketch challenge! THanks for playing along with Cupcake Craft Challenge this week :) Donna x

  10. Oh wow what a beauty the colours and that image are wonderful thank you for joining us at OSCC this week.
    Lorraine x

  11. Gorgeous card and delightful image - I see that same look often except it's on a little boy! lol

  12. This is one cute card. Thanks so much for joining OSCC this week.


  13. This is so pretty and such sweet image. Love your colouring. :))
    Thanks for joining DS.


  14. Great card, thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches.

  15. Cute card Claire, lovely layout and colouring, take careX:)

  16. Looks a right little madam! I had one of those!
    Lovely card again, Claire.

    Janet xx

  17. Lovely card!
    Thanks for joining us for our first ever Pocket Full Of Posies Challenge, I hope you'll join us next week too as we have another very special prize!
    Katie xxx

  18. Beautiful card. Great attention to detail.
    Thank you for entering the BTC&G challenge this month.

  19. Gorgeous card. Beautiful design papers and super cute image. Thanks for joining us over at By the Cute and Girly this month and good luck. Hugs Hanna

  20. What a cute card and lovely colours. Thanks for playing this week at One Stop Craft Challenge.
    Hugs Shelley xx

  21. Great card! I love the Maddie image and you did a great job with her, even with the post-it snafu. :o) Thanks for playing at OSCC.

  22. Second time I see Maddie! and I am inlove now lol
    Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us over at BTC&G and Good Luck! X


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