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Friday 31 December 2010

Crafty Ann's challenge and a freebie

Where did Christmas go? This week has just flown by and with the New Year we have a fantastic new challenge over at Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog. Ann has a gorgeous new year treat for everyone - this beautiful digi stamp! Make sure you pop over to the challenge blog and grab your freebie as its only on offer for the duration of the challenge. The theme this fortnight is
'Same but Different' and if you are familiar with Ann's digistamps you'll recognise the scene in this gorgeous faberge egg stamp! You must use Anns' lovely freebie to enter this weeks challenge although you can use whatever colours, embellies, layout you want.

I've printed the digi on to encaustic art card and brayered the scene then added colour with promarkers to the seats and the tree and to deepen the colour of the sea at the horizon. The sun is masked and inked with a shaving brush as I wanted to create a more diffused effect. The faberge egg is cut out and triple embossed to create an enamel effect although as usual my photo doesn't show it very well. The bp is from Crafty Ann's Funky collection . I was loving  the 'same but different' theme so  I've die cut some shink plastic using labels 10 nestie and chalked the back to mirror the effect of the bp (I think you can get printable shrink but i dont have any), the sentiment is an Elusive Images stamp. I love this sentiment, its one of my all time favourites, its hard to see on the pic but it reads 'Make a wish and unwrap a beautiful day'. I added a big organza bow and attached the shrink plastic charm with jump rings.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Paper Pretties: RING in the New Year (I've used jump rings to attach my little shinkie)
Digital Tuesday: Anything goes
Party Time Tuesday: Anything goes Birthday Card
Paper Sundaes: Cut it Out
Daring Cardmakers: On the beach
Southern Girls: Anything goes

Thanks for looking, I can't wait to see what you're all going to create with Crafty Ann's wonderful freebie. Happy New Year to you all, I hope 2011 will be good to you
Claire xx


  1. this is so creative and fabulous!!! Hugs Juls

  2. What a beautiful card! Love that little scene in the egg shape-so original! Thanks for sharing your card with us at PTT!

  3. This is just gorgeous Claire - I love all your attention to detail.
    Ann x

  4. Beautiful charm and bow Claire! Thank you for joining us at Paper Sundaes - we hope to see you again soon!

  5. Happy New Year Claire and thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers. Your card is fabulous - love the image and it's beautifully coloured.

    Love Lynda xxx

  6. Beautiful coloring, great job! Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls!

  7. Pretty card, thanks for playing!

  8. I love the image and coloring. I am so glad you decided to enter it in our Anything Goes Challenge at Southern Girls. I hope you can join us again for the next challenge.
    Hugz XXX

  9. This is cool and different! I love the layout. Thanks for sharing your talent in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Southern Girls. Good Luck!
    Alicia xx


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