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Thursday, 15 July 2010

Guess Who's Rainbow Lady's Guest Designer???

Yes its little old me!! How chuffed was I when Cynthia asked me to to be her guest over on Rainbow Lady's challenge blog. I love Cynthia's challenges, they are always a real inspiration.  I'm the worlds biggest ditherer though so choosing a theme for the challenge was a tricky one for me, until I came across a sprig of lavender while sorting out my craft room and thought that 'Lavender and Lace' would be a good theme. Heres my card

The background is made with Ecogreen paints - a base layer of silver, then homebase crackle glaze, then a layer of lilac. For the border, I squidged B&J Mountain meadow ink pad on my craft mat, added a spray of water to colour some white card. I then overstamped with a lavender stamp and dusted with cosmic shimmer mica powders in green and lilac. I added some lavender lace and some purple velvet ribbon. The image is a Crafters Companion Stamp, coloured with promarkers and jazzed up a little with some stickles. The mats are cut on my cricut and edged with promarkers.
I've used a sentiment from Elusive Images and added the lavender, some paper roses from my stash and a velvet bow. Isn't velvet ribbon hard to tie??? I love the stuff but always end up tying myself in knots trying to get a decent bow lol
Anyway,I'm entering my little lavender fairy in this months Sir Stampalot Challenge which is 'Lazy Hazy Days of Summer' as just the smell of lavender reminds me of summer days. The lavender in my garden is beautiful at the minute, the bees are really enjoying it too. And this weeks challenge at Flutter by Wednesday which is to use lots of layers - as well as layers of card, I've got layers of lace and layers of paint too!

Thanks for popping by, I hope you like my Lavender and Lace card and are inspired to join us this week at Rainbow Lady's Challenge Blog.
Claire xx


  1. Hi Claire

    Well done on your GDT spot, you really deserve it!!

    Love this, all the shades of lavender are perfect with the lace, will have a play today to see what I can come up with for the challenge!

    Sarah x

  2. This is lovely Claire and so much has gone into it, great challenge so I will have to see if I can manage to join in with this one.

    Jenny xx

  3. Thanks you for being my GD this week Claire and for making this lovely card - in my favourite colours too lol. Love everything about it. Love Cynthia x

  4. Absolutely stunning Claire! I have huge clumps of lavander by my front door, so everyone visiting smells of it when they enter the house:D XXX

  5. Claire this is stunning - very creative hun x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xx

  6. Oh wow. This is fabulous Claire. I'm intrigues by the Homebase crackle glaze now though. You'll have to tell us more.
    Beryl xx

  7. this is so pretty and perfect for the challenge you chose and GOOD FOR YOU BIG CONGRATS on your guest Designer position you so deserve it xx

  8. This is lovely Claire and everything fits together pefectly. Congrats on being picked once again as a GD.

  9. Very pretty card worth all the hard work, love the bouquet xx Zoe

  10. I am not surprised Claire that you were invited by Cynthia to be her guest designer this week. Your card is gorgeous and you have inspired me to join in this week.
    Hugs xxx

  11. Claire, your inspiration piece is truly inspirational! I love lavender and I love lace. Your theme is going to be fun to create with. Love your card.

  12. What a beautiful card! The faerie is gorgeous, and I love the flowers and the lace. Thanks so much for joining us for this week's FBW challenge! :)

  13. Claire it is oh so pretty, love the colours and the gorgeous lace. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.

  14. Such a pretty card. Love all the textures.

    Janet xx

  15. Wow! What a beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

  16. Hi Claire

    What a very pretty card and some great techniques to create the background which is so effective.

    Thank you for joining us at Stampalot Challenge this month and good luck.

    B x

  17. Really Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  18. This is so very pretty, its beautiful.
    hugs chris xx
    thanks for joining us in the Sir Stampalot Challenge

  19. This is stunning! I especially love the crackle background.
    Thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot this weekend.
    Clare x

  20. Beautiful!such a sweet image! Thanks for sharing your summery creation with us at Sir stampalot this month!

  21. A wonderful card , thanks for joining us at sir stampalot this month and good luck!


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