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Thursday 6 January 2011

Rainbow Lady's Challenge, 'It's all new to me'

My very first card as part of the lovely Cynthia's DT over at Rainbow Lady's Challenge Blog and not only do we have a fantastic challenge, "Its all new to me" but we also have a wonderful sponsor. Our challenge is sponsored by the lovely Joanna Sheen who is offering our lucky winner a £10 voucher for her shop! I started stamping after seeing Joanna demonstrating on Create and Craft quite a few years ago and I just LOVE her stamps! Our challenge this week was a great excuse to invest in some new stamps from Joanna.I'd wanted these beautiful handbag stamps for ages and as they were on offer I got a real bargain too!!

I've used a bp from the 'Essence of Nature' CD by Artylicious and embossed swirls around the edges using a HOTP stamp and then edged the bp with black soot DT. The gorgeous vintage lady image is a stamped image from my lovely friend Tess, she is coloured with promarkers and has a little feather and gem added to her hat and belt. The ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons, the feather is from Joanna Sheen as is the handbag stamp. The handbag is stamped and embossed in black on purple mirri card with lilac glitter added to the stripes and gunmetal stickles to the clasp and trim.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Lots to do: New Beginnings
Sweet Stampin Challenge: Your favourite song (Purple Haze for me, ooops showing my age
now lol)
Simon Says Stamp'n'Show: Your newest stamp
The Shabby Tea Room: Welcome 2011 (my 11 elements are: black card, purple bp, swirly stamp, black feather, handbag, glitter, purple feather, gems, floral ribbon, stickles, stamped lady image,  I'm tempted to add fondue set and cuddly toy for those of you who remember the Generation Game lol)
Paper Sundaes: Something new

I do hope you're going to join us at Rainbow Lady's Challenge Blog and show us something new, it could be new craft goodies, a new technique or maybe a new fold.
Thanks fo calling by
Claire xx


  1. Beautiful card Claire - gorgeous colour and fab image

    Thanks for sharing with the Lotstodo Challenge xx Hilda

  2. Lovely card - great purple color! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

  3. Wow!!! Claire this is so gorgeous. Congrats on your new DT postion.


  4. wowzer!!!! this is stunning!!! Loving the rich purple colour!!!!! and that handbag embellie is just perfect!! stunning card! Hugs Juls

  5. Beautiful!! Thanks for joining us this week in the Tea Room!

  6. What a dramatic card, the colors are fabulous! Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

  7. Just fabulous Claire, love the colours and such a great image.

    B x

  8. Beautiful card Claire. Love the colour combo, x

  9. WOW Claire that bag is so lush hard to believe its a stamp so much texture and diamension love it. Sets an already fab card off wonderfully. Thank you for sharing with us at Lots to do XOXO Zoe

  10. Fabulous Claire. The image and ribbon are gorgeous and the background is amazing.
    Beryl xx

  11. Lovely work and no your not showing your age LOL! Thanks for joining in the fun @ Sweet Stampin'. Hugs, Claire x

  12. What a beautiful rich color - love the feather! Thanks for joining us this week at TSTR! :)

  13. gorgeous colours, a lovely creation
    Thank you for joining in the fun at sweet stampin
    Jo xx

  14. Hope you had a fab Birthday Claire. Great card and I love the bag, very butler and wilson LOL Hugs Elizabeth xxx

  15. this is really brilliant!

    love the powerful colours...they make it so stylish!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  16. Wow! Great purples and nice card!Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes.

  17. Oh wow! Love the embellishments and the colours you've chosen! Thank you for joining us at Paper Sundaes - we hope to see you again!

  18. Adorable card and love the colours Claire, you kept that birthday quite, when was it? Belated birthday wishes.
    Hugs Shirley x x


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